Category Archives: Youth

Event: More 4 Mann – Seattle Public Schools’ Board Meeting

We are reposting a call out for solidarity. Members of the Black community in Seattle have been holding space in the abandoned Horace Mann School building (owned by the Seattle Public Schools). Free classes for youth and childcare have been … 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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Reading for Revolution (Parts 1 and 2)

This is a three- part series of short articles on collective learning and the struggle for a new society.  The first two parts are included in this post, and the third will be published later. The first article  is called … Continue reading

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Hong Kong port workers on strike!

For more updates and donations, see here Hong Kong port workers have been on strike for 3 weeks now. pushing for wage increases and better working conditions. Hong Kong is the third busiest port in the world. The workers’ actions … Continue reading

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Teacher organizing, unions, and lessons from the Decolonize/ Occupy Port Shutdown

A few weeks ago, I wrote a document called “In the wake of the testing boycott: a 10-point proposal for teacher self-organization”  for the Creativity Not Control blog.  Creativity Not Control is an embryonic organizing project that I’m helping build … Continue reading

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Idle No More goes to the Port of Seattle

  https://www.facebook.com/events/590401870987350/ 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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Healing Not Control: Confronting Rape Culture in the Classroom

I just wrote this post for the Creativity Not Control blog, attempting to link emerging struggles against standardized testing with emerging struggles against sexual assault.  This builds off of previous conversations that Kloncke and I had here on the Black Orchid … Continue reading

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Spreading the Testing Boycott: Creativity Not Control

The boycott of standardized testing in Seattle is spreading to more and more schools.  If you are outside Seattle and would like to support it, here are some suggestions for how you can. Several teachers, parents, and students who had … Continue reading

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