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Archive for April 24th, 2007

Apologist Academics Beware

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 24, 2007

Fire Fly share’s her thoughts on the Everyday Multiculturalism Conference at Macquarie University in Austrailia in her blog She Who Stumbles:

I’m sick to death of (white) academics from the so-called “left” apologising for racist violence. I’m sick of hyper-detailed ethnomethodology being used to erase the power differentials between people of colour and white people. I’m sick of self-absorbed academic relativism that refuses to see the bigger picture.

Posted in Academia, Contemporary Racism, International, People of Color | 1 Comment »

Love of Drag Queens and Trans People

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 24, 2007

Queer Kid of Color writes about drag queens and trans people and the roles they have played in society:

It may be difficult for people to understand why many look up to these parodies of women and why many find them funny and how they became prime in the gay community. The truth of the matter is that drag queens deserve every adulation that comes to them, because they set the standards, they redefined gender, and they were the main component in the revolution against ignorance and what we now come to know as the Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights movement. On June of 1969, not thinking of the consequences of her actions, Sylvia Rivera, a then 17 year old drag queen initiated the Stonewall riots. This tall, thin, fragile being led what would become known as the start of the Gay & Lesbian Civil Rights movement.

Posted in Identity, LGBTQI Issues, Sexuality | Leave a Comment »

Increased Political Harassment in the Philippines

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 24, 2007

The blog author of Kabataan Central Visayas posts an article by Zofia Leal. Kabataan is a party in the Philippines that represents the radical left youth sector in the Philippines:

As the election nears, the harassment of progressive party-list members is intensifying. Last April 18, a University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) student and KABATAAN (Youth) Party-list member who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons was almost abducted on her way home to Quezon City.

This incident is a manifestation of a systematic plan of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her minions to paralyze her critics and prevent them from having a seat in the government,” said Urbiztondo.

Posted in Empowerment, Government, International, Organizing, Radicalism | 1 Comment »