Tag Archives: Budget cuts

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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Abolish White Schools. Abolish Wealthy Schools. Quality Learning for All!

This call was put out by a group of parents, teachers, and community members, including one member of BOC: Abolish White Schools.  Abolish Wealthy Schools.  Quality Learning for All! Please join a kickoff/planning meeting to brainstorm the creation of a new group focused … Continue reading

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Anti-Repression, Anti-Fascist Strategizing Suggestions

With the rise of the Golden Dawn fascist group in Greece, and their attempts to build a base here in the U.S. (link) , anti-fascist strategies are becoming more and more crucial. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if the police continue … Continue reading

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The Chicago Teachers’ Strike and Beyond: deepening struggles in the schools

“This aint about money! That’s far from the truth, they want better work conditions to teach the youth. Politicians, I don’t trust em, its all in the name the president, the mayor all want political gain. Theyd rather put the … Continue reading

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May 1st flyering

This is the flyer that some of us in Black Orchid Collective have worked on and been distributing. We have been flyering consistently with friends in the South End. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at … Continue reading

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Action Feb. 6th: stop firing UW custodians

Rank and file custodians, and shop stewards from their union, are taking action at the University of Washington.  These were the same workers who mobilized against budget cuts in 2009-2010, launching the student-worker anti-austerity struggles that culminated in the March … Continue reading

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Longview, Occupy, and Beyond: Rank and File and the 89% Unite!

This piece is written by the Black Orchid Collective in Seattle, with contributions from members of Advance the Struggle in the Bay area, members of Hella 503 in Portland, as well as friends in various cities.  We have all been … Continue reading

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December 12th Seattle Port Shutdown: A word from some womyn and genderqueer organizers

This statement was written by a group of genderqueer and women organizers of the D12 port shutdown, including JOMO and myself.  For more information on the December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown, please check out: westcoastportshutdown.org . To contact Seattle … Continue reading

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