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Archive for December, 2008

Poetic Propaganda

Posted by Jack Stephens on December 21, 2008

Crip Chick blogs:

I had the honor of joining radical women of color (many of who are your favorite bloggers, BrownFemiPower, Black Amazon, Little Light, Mamita Mala, Sudy, Nadia, and sooo many more) in putting together an amazing album that chronicles experiences around struggle, love, motherhood, redemption, healing and community. You can cop the CD in January, along with a zine and listening party curriculum, so be prepared! More details to come soon but stay on this— there are only 200 copies currently available.

[Hat Tip: brownfemipower]

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Posted in Feminism, Media, Women of Color | Leave a Comment »

Journalism at its Worst

Posted by Jack Stephens on December 13, 2008

As’ad blogs:

You read this headline in the New York Times this morning: “Pakistan’s Spies Aided Group Tied to Mumbai Siege.” But as you actually read the article you learn that American intelligence agents make that allegation…

[Hat Tip: Hossam]

Posted in International, Media | 1 Comment »

Chicago Workers Demonstrate Power of the Takeover Strike

Posted by Jack Stephens on December 9, 2008

Nezua blogs:

T’S A BIT INFURIATING to see the same old dynamics play out in the country, especially with a brand new set of circumstances. That is to say, the top dogs get away with murder and the little gals and guys take the blame and get the shaft. So it was with a Chicago factory and its workers until they decided to get all united about things and flip the script, 1930s solidarity style:

Chicago – Workers who got three days’ notice their factory was shutting its doors voted to occupy the building and say they won’t go home without assurances they’ll get severance and vacation pay they say they are owed.

Posted in Capitalism, Union Issues | 2 Comments »

Gentrification and Community Organizing

Posted by Jack Stephens on December 5, 2008

Jack blogs:

This Friday I’m heading to Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn for the premiere screening of Some Place Like Home: The Fight Against Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn, a documentary by Families United for Racial and Economic Equality. FUREE, a community organization lead by and comprised primarily of low-income women of color, has been rallying the community in a fight against the rampant development that’s going down in Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding area. While developers, big business, and politicians alike claim they are only trying to improve the community, the development is being conducted with little care or concern for the residents and small business owners who are already there. Some Place Like Home documents the struggle of FUREE, the neighborhoods’ residents, and small businesses against the forces that are trying to push and bulldoze them out. Check out the trailer below.

Posted in Class, Gentrification, Government, Institutionalized Racism, Organizing, People of Color, White Supremacy, Women of Color | Leave a Comment »

Terror Attacks in Mumbai and Responses

Posted by Jack Stephens on December 2, 2008

Apurva, a blogger from India, writes:

In the midst of all this, we had Mr Advani talking about the need for stricter laws to control terrorism. If that is his solution, I wonder in which India he lives in. Stricter laws have never been a deterrent for crime anywhere in the world and least of all in India. If that were the case, dowry deaths would be non-existent by this time. Untouchability would have been a thing of the past. His unimaginative and primitive mind can only think of draconian laws that will inevitably be used to harass the minorities and the powerless. As John Oliver says in the above video, “when you’re a bankrupt ideology pursuing a bankrupt strategy, the only move you’ve got is the dick one.”

Posted in Government, International, Law, Terrorism | Leave a Comment »