Category Archives: Group Statements

These are statements that we have collectively edited as Black Orchid Collective

Toward a Radical Strategy in Decolonize/Occupy Seattle

Friends, comrades, fellow occupiers, Many of us have been involved in Decolonize/Occupy Seattle nonstop, dealing with the constant crises, from police raids to racist and sexist behavior inside the occupation.  Despite our differences we have done an excellent job coming … Continue reading

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Occupy, to end Capitalism

BOC members have been heavily involved with the Occupy Seattle movement. We have been amazed, challenged and inspired by the mobilization of thousands of people, and the politicization of many more in this global movement.  Send thoughts. This is a … Continue reading

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Why Occupy Westlake? Because the surrounding area is Seattle’s Wall Street.

In the 90s, corporations like Microsoft and Starbucks took over the city.  What used to be a working class town has become a glitzy emerald city designed for the 1%, not for us.  The city banked its economic future on … Continue reading

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Zine version of “The zeal of the young…”

Thanks to our friend and comrade AH! *note: the pages are set up so that they can be printed, folded, and stapled in the middle. this form is not very readable unless printed!

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“Between the Zeal of the Young and the Patience of the Old”: Reflections on Seattle’s Recent Upheavals Against Police Brutality

See zine version here i) Introduction ii) No Police on Stolen Native Land iii) Feb 16: Moving past obstacles; Witnessing openings for militancy The Rainbow Coalition Feb 16: How it went down iv) A Ruling Class Ideology: “Why Seattle didn’t … Continue reading

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