Night-Vision: Illuminating War and Class on the Neo-Colonial Terrain is one of the most important books i distribute. Drawing on the spirit and momentum of the 20th century women’s liberation and national liberation movements, Amazon theorist Butch Lee and Red Rover ground these in class, and then proceed to overturn the apple-cart, revealing how at one and the same time the revolutionary movements of the anti-imperialist period were vital and beautiful and essential…. and how their day is past, how the “new reality” of neo-colonialism heralds a more dangerous time, with possibilities and pitfalls we have yet to map out. ...........READ MORE
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Amazons need a different viewpoint of our own on world reality, and it has to be a military viewpoint. If someone isn’t waving a gun, women don’t think it’s military. But patriarchal capitalism doesn’t see it that way. With a wink and a nod, they know that in their world it all can be military—whether we are told to call it economics, nation-building, recreation or health.
Right now people are seeing by the light of burning cities in the Middle East that it isn’t about terrorism ...........READ MORE
The words that follow should be understood not as newly found ideas but as geological strata underneath our feet. Almost twenty years ago i began an exploration to answer one question – how can women make revolutionary change? These first few essays/chapters represent ideas that radical women as a whole were trying to use as starting tools against patriarchy. We were focused on what might happen if the world majority of women didn’t learn to take over the leadership of the national liberation movements that were ...........READ MORE
Think about Harriet Tubman. Take six months. In fact, take a year & think. Break it on down. What does it mean to be the most famous New Afrikan woman in u.s. history? What does it mean to be stuck in that lie? What’s the ...........READ MORE
This is an Amazon training exercise. Because i come from political movements that failed at explaining the present or radaring the storms moving in from the future. (Let’s leave aside the point that previous movements of rebellion often claimed “victories” that were really defeats). We didn’t understand things as basic as winning & losing. Instead of seeing victory & defeat as parts of a contradiction, interdependent and interwoven, we were taught to believe that victories were only a straight line of stepping stones to even more victories. While defeats were something separate blamed on factors outside us, on conditions beyond ...........READ MORE
[A paper critiquing the political assumptions of today’s Anti-War/anti-imperialist activism by J. Sakai - Beyond McAntiwar: notes on finding our footing in the collapsing stageset of u.s. empire -war has been circulated in the current issue of the maoist zine 8th Route. Below is an alternate viewpoint from a “radical Beguine” perspective.]
i like J’s rant. i think we need this kind of reality check. The world situation is changing with such surprising twists. But yet & again, it still is only from men’s viewpoint. And no matter how radical, that can only dead end somewhere. ...........READ MORE
WOMEN’S WAR DAILY #2
The following essay follows Butch Lee’s After Anti-War Movements Win or Lose in Iraq… there’s still women
Sister, this discussion is just on time. Because these new men’s wars of the 21st century are just starting up. They are different because they take place within the stage of a greater war, the worldwide war against women and children. Increasingly, women are drawn into wars not only meant to reverse our rising but wars that are over which class of men shall own us and how? Rape wars. For war now is above all about gender.
What ...........READ MORE