Tag Archive: #blacklivesmatter

Jedis for Collective Liberation: Why a Multiracial Star Wars Matters

  By Chris Crass (October 20, 2015) While the ‪#‎BoycottStarWarsVII‬ is easy to laugh at, and the diversity = white genocide people help expose the white supremacist roots of white fears and resentment of multiracial democracy, there are two key points to remember:

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Significance of the Fourteenth Amendment

As part of OSU’s Constitution Day 2015 celebration, Anarres Project co-director Joseph Orosco discusses the significance of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution according to W.E.B. Du Bois.  For Du Bois, the promise of these Reconstruction amendments was the possibility of building a richer more deliberative and participatory democracy in the United States.  Du Bois thought that…
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Our Children Deserve More than the Death Culture of White Supremacy

  By Chris Crass (October 6, 2015) I feel confident in saying that the guy who did this and his racist friends would not only righteously declare “they aren’t racists”, they would likely make the argument that it’s the politically correct who can’t take a joke, who are the real racists. We must understand the modern day psychology of white…
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Don’t Let Them Whitewash Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

  By Chris Crass (September 25, 2015) Don’t let anyone sell you a pack of reactionary moderate whitewashing about who ‪#‎DorothyDay‬ and ‪#‎ThomasMerton‬ were, two of the Catholic leaders named by ‪#‎PopeFrancis‬. Day was an anarchist socialist founder of the Catholic Worker movement that both feeds the poor and actively opposes the capitalist system that creates poverty. Day was a member of the Industrial Workers…
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Black Lives Matter: A Two Hundred Year Old Spirit

  By Alex Riccio (September 15, 2015)   9 August 2014; eighteen-year-old Mike Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson and left face down on a public street for four and a half hours before being processed into a local morgue. (1, 2) The murder of Mike Brown proved a catalyst for the revival of a black-led liberation…
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#Allvotesmatter, Except Yours

  By Teka Lark (August 24, 2015) “We’re reaching out to everybody,” said Bernie Sanders on NBC’s Meet the Press in response to the disruption of his August 8 downtown Seattle campaign rally by Black Lives Matters Seattle chapter co-founders Marissa Johnson and Mara Jacqueline Willaford. Black people aren’t included in “everybody” and “all.” This “we” and “us” and “everybody”…
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Progressives Must Disrupt and Challenge

By Harsha Walia (August 11, 2015) Everyone everywhere complaining about grassroots activists not being ‘strategic’ or ‘effective’ by targeting so-called Left politicians – you’re wrong.