Category Archives: Immigration

Kshama Sawant and Capitalism’s Shock Absorbers

“While you waitin’ for the mention in the pages of ‘The Stranger’ You can find me in the basement makin’ heaters for later… we’ve been living in conditions we’re tired of Come on and rise up” – Blue Scholars, “North … Continue reading

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Some healthcare organizing resources

Some folks in NYC are organizing around with healthcare workers around hospital closures and mergers. See their fliers and updates here A few years ago, some of us in were doing work in nursing homes and organizing around staffing ratios … Continue reading

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Summer update: Youth Rally, Prison Strike Solidarity, Creativity Not Control

Folks in BOC have been busy recently, and we haven’t gotten a chance to update this blog for a while. I’m gonna post links to a few activities that some of us have been involved with or have been supporting here … Continue reading

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Native and Environmental Movements Are Opposing Coal Export Terminals – A Call for Solidarity From Port Workers

The indigenous liberation movement Idle No More has called for three days of action this week: 1. Day of Ceremony and Resurgence, March 20th 2. Idle No More Day of Action, March 21st (it is also the  International Day for the … Continue reading

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Idle No More goes to the Port of Seattle This Thursday, March 21, 2013 @3PM (Westlake) there will be an Idle No More march on the Seattle port to protest SSA Marine’s attempt to build a coal export terminal on Lummi Nation Sacred Land. These terminals are further colonizing indigenous land and threatening the … Continue reading

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Resource Sharing

A friend here in Seattle scanned and uploaded a couple of texts that have been very influential on BOC. We are reading (re-reading for some) Caliban and the Witch currently and will post up our discussion questions and notes soon. … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Asian Workers

On Saturday another fire in a garment factory in Bangladesh killed 120 workers. (Workers in this factory often sew clothes for Walmart, where retail workers are also actively organizing.) Bangladeshi garment workers have some of the lowest wages in the … Continue reading

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Revolution Has Come! New Rap and Video

My friends Rebel Diaz (NYC!) just came out with this new rap and video. Check them out they great music and do amazing work in their community. Take a look at their community center here (   “Our vision is … Continue reading

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