On May 7th, join us for a discussion of the role gender plays in workers’ exploitation and resistance in contemporary China, looking specifically at changes in the appearance of the oppression of female workers between the socialist period and the capitalist restoration, as well as issues facing migrant female workers under the triple oppression of Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the State.
This presentation is by Mei Leung, a labor activist from Hong Kong who has also been active around workers’ struggles in Mainland China for the past nine years. The talk is being co-sponsored by Kersplebedeb Publishing and No One Is ...........READ MORE
Last week’s Got Your Back conference included an interesting mix of speakers and workshops – and due to the physical layout of the event, for a change i actually got to listen in to the closing panel’s each day, as they were in the area right next to where i was tabling
Just want to mention this real interesting observation by Dean Spade, founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, during Saturday’s panel discussion on self-determination.
Dean explained that the hunger for funding, grants, subsidies, etc. leads many organizations to engage in dishonest practices, downplaying real defeats or else seizing ...........READ MORE
What follows is a rough version of a talk i gave at Montreal’s Native Friendship Center, at the Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving organized by Frigo Vert last night. Many of the articles and documents referenced here are also referenced on the new Kersplebedeb H1N1 page.
I’m here to say just a few words about health inequalities, with particular attention to this new flu, the H1N1 or swine flu, and some concerns around it.
The flu is something I became interested in earlier this year, when my husband caught it and became very sick. He spent two months in the hospital, most of ...........READ MORE
CAPITAL, my God and my Master, why hast Thou turned Thy countenance from me? What sin have I committed that Thou shouldst cast me from the heights of prosperity and plague me with the burden of poverty?
2. Have I not lived according to Thy laws? Were my actions not agreeable to the Law and the Statute?
3. Canst Thou charge me with ever having worked? Have I not tasted all pleasures, which my millions and my senses allowed? Have I not harnessed men, women and children into my service, and driven them even beyond the point of endurance? Have ...........READ MORE
On the agit prop “let’s get our message out there” level, the left is not worth listening to when it comes to the financial crisis gripping the capitalist world. Or at least not yet.
It’s not that what is being said is wrong, it’s that what’s being said is just so plain obvious. An ignoramus such as myself could think up the stuff most left groups and commentators have churned out so far, and the op ed and business pages of most ruling class newspapers have just as informative analysis.
For immediate release Philippines-Canada Task Force on Human Rights September 21, 2007
Filipinos driven away from their own community by Montreal police intimidation
(Montreal, Quebec) During a peaceful demonstration yesterday in front of the Plamondon metro station in Montreal’s Cote-des-Neiges area, peace-loving Filipinos and Canadians were driven away from their own community by the Montreal Police.
This rally marked the 35th anniversary of then President Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of Martial law on September 21, 1972, a period of fascist dictatorship and gross human rights violations by the Philippine government.
i say “useful” and that’s a quality i’m appreciating more and more in reading certain things. The idea isn’t that i necessarily agree with a piece, or don’t even have specific strong disagreements – it’s simply that an article or ...........READ MORE
Racial Profiling in Canada: Challenging the Myth of ‘a Few Bad Apples’ by Carol Tator and Frances Henry. Published by University of Toronto Press, 2006
In their book Racial Profiling in Canada: Challenging the Myth of ‘a Few Bad Apples’, authors Carol Tator and Frances Henry – and contributors Charles C. Smith and Maureen Brown – examine four related aspects of racist policing practices. These are (1) how people talk about racist policing; (2) how people talk about “race” and crime; (3) what makes police so prone to racism; and (4) the lived experience of racist policing, both anecdotal and ...........READ MORE
Another notice i’m passing along. The pamphlet in question, a very accessible look at antisemitism and the radical left, is going to be one of the new titles in the upcoming Kersplebedeb catalog, so if you’d like a hardcopy you can get in touch.
As some of you might know, i think the antisemitism question is of strategic importance for revolutionaries, and is also more complicated than some might think, and also suffers from normally being thought about in the most stupidly simplistic way OR in the most stupidly academic way. While not perfect, Rosenblum’s pamphlet does us the service ...........READ MORE