Category Archives: Media

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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Vanilla Twilight / White Noise

As Noel Ignatiev argued, there is a civil war going on in the mind of each working class white man.  That war is between his working class consciousness and his white consciousness.  Both are in a state of crisis right … Continue reading

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AgitProp Film Festival

UPDATE: Location change… UW Campus, Johnson Hall Room 111 | DIRECTIONS: http://www.css.washington.edu/JHN_D… | MAP: http://www.washington.edu/maps/?l=J… Please come out to this if you can this weekend! Alay ng Kultura (AK) presents a series of films and discussions to celebrate people’s arts and culture. Film Schedule … Continue reading

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Guest contribution from Brooklyn: Power and Justice as Unlimited Resources – An Interview with Support New York

Martyna Starosta, AKA  The Film Detective, from New York shares an interview with two members of a transformative justice collective.  We in Black Orchid are very interested in developing ways to challenge oppressive dynamics within organizations as a necessary tool … Continue reading

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Articles on Decolonize/Occupy Seattle in Insurgent Notes and the Hella Occupy ‘zine

Hi folks, just a heads up that Black Orchid Collective published an article in the most recent issue of Insurgent Notes, outlining the development of Occupy Seattle and it’s radicalization over the past few months.   A condensed version of this … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth

This weekend B.O.C. members kicked it at a Juneteenth Barbecue that our friend M.  hosted.  He and I also worked together to make a video about the history of Juneteenth and its significance for today.  It is embedded below, along with … Continue reading

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