Tag Archive: activism

Our Movements Work Best When We Listen to the Discomfort

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By S. (January 28, 2018) I am not a woman but I am a queer POC of color. We face common enemies but sometimes we become the enemy. I try my best to listen to women so that my behavior is not harmful or at least less harmful to women. My gut instinct in the Grace and Aziz storywas to…
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Locals Insurgency: A Call to Action for Unionists

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By Alex Riccio (January 22, 2018)   A pending Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME, is all but guaranteed to pass in favor of the plaintiff. This decision will make Right to Work (aka Right to Greed) laws a national standard. For many who are involved in organized labor, this prospect is viewed as a threat to the very survival…
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Be Wary of the Sunken King: Reflecting on the Humanity of Our Heroes

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By S. (January 16, 2018) If you’re a black person who was born after Dr. King died you were probably subjected to white people (possibly teachers, professors, mentors, role models, actors, friends, etc.) tell you how amazing Dr. King was and then have the same person turn around and engage in a racist behavior. Since his death, Dr. King has…
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Why Can’t We Punch Death Eaters?

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By Phoenix Calida (January 5, 2018) Things I don’t understand- #TheResistance on twitter. I just watched a member of the “resistance” with 20k followers and a Princess Leia avatar say that we can’t condone violence or property damage. Like did you even watch the movies?? I’ve seen various Harry Potter nerds call themselves Dumbledore’s army and compare the mangerine to Voldemort….
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Life in the Second Gilded Age

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By Mark Rudd (January 5, 2018) One year after the Resistance began, I think we’re doing ok. A year ago we discussed broad strategy–to build the mass movement on issues such as racism, poverty, war, and environmental destruction, and to work toward power, meaning turning the Democratic Party to becoming a party of the people. We’ve taken a year’s worth…
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Lessons on the Acquittal of the J20?

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By Teka Lark and Arun Gupta (December 22, 2017)   Teka Lark: We are celebrating people being acquitted of being charged with a crime for exercising their First Amendment rights against Trump?! We are celebrating that?! I am pissed! They should not have been charged in the first place. If anyone on the left think this is a win for…
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Opening Space for the Radical Imagination Conference (April 6-8, 2018)

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UPDATED:  Anarres Project, along with various labor and social justice groups in Corvallis, Oregon, is proud to host a conference next spring (April 6-8, 2018) on the possibilities for the radical imagination.  We hope you will join us!  Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018. Call for Participation This conference explores formats to address, fabricate and discuss social transformation that…
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The People Aren’t Ignorant, They’re Uninspired by the Left

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By Teka Lark (December 4, 2017) We can no longer worry about the poor GOP or the dedicated racists in the GOP. They are gone. Trump won by expanding the right wing base and by getting people involved who had long ago checked out of the process. That is why in the polls prior to the election he didn’t appear…
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Kevin Van Meter: “Guerrillas of Desire”

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As part of the Anarres Project series, Revolution:  Past-Present-Future, we hosted author Kevin Van Meter in a community conversation about his new book Guerrillas of Desire:  Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible. Behind the smiling faces of cashiers, wait staff, and workers of all sorts, a war is going on, usually without the knowledge of official…
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Property, Policing, and Protestantism: Why the Right is Powerful and the Left is So Weak

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By Arun Gupta (November 20, 2017) The reason the American Right is so powerful is because it is fundamentally defined by whiteness, capitalism, and patriarchy, and these concepts are reproduced through three mutually reinforcing institutions: Property, Policing, and Protestantism.   I am leaving aside many nuances because I am interested in why the right has such extraordinary ideological cohesion and…
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Antifa Can Nurture the Dreams for a Better World

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By Paul Messersmith-Glavin (August 31, 2017) The antifascist movement has matured into a broad based popular movement, with 40,000 marching in Boston against 100 Nazis and, this past Sunday, a reported 8,000 turning out against a fascist organized anti-Marxist event in a park. In Boston, Black Lives Matter organizers played a leading role. The establishment and fascists both fear this…
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