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Category: Resisting Colonialism

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New Wave / Old Wave: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Colonial Continuum

“Colonisation is colonisation, whatever new name we may like to give to it. Globalisation, free market, neoliberalism, profitability, capitalism, it is all fundamentally about colonisation. The privatization agenda in this country did not start with the 1984 Labour government or … Continue reading


I first saw the underbelly of Israel when I was 18-years-old. Walking down a dusty path between shacks fashioned out of corrugated metal and government-issued shipping crates, on a barren hill not 500 meters from Jerusalem’s largest dump at a … Continue reading

Resisting Displacement, North and South: Indigenous and Immigrant Struggles

(This piece is based on the process of forging links and building a movement of solidarity between immigrant/ refugee communities and the Kahniankehaka aka Mohawk community in the Occupied Territories of Montreal) In numerous and lengthy phone conversations and meetings … Continue reading

Heart of Darkness: A True Story

“If you could just fill out this form, the doctor will call you when she’s ready for you.” “OK.” It’s been years since she visited the gynecologist. She avoids medical attention at all costs, in a reverse-hypochondriac denial of her … Continue reading

Don’t Call This Country “America” How the name was hijacked and why it matters today

If ever there was a time to break the habit of calling this country “America,” as if no other nations existed in this hemisphere, it is in the current era of Permanent War and arrogant empire-building. If ever there was … Continue reading

Kanehsatake: Mohawk Warriors face Canadian-style colonialism

On May 20, 2004, people from all over the Ontario and Quebec will go to the Mohawk community of Kanehsatake to show their support for a peaceful resolution to a confrontation between heavily armed agents of the state and a … Continue reading

Resistance Without Reservation!

As hundreds of thousands gather in New York to protest the Republican National Convention at the end of August, a smaller and less historic but perhaps more profound convergence will be taking place in the interior of British Columbia. More … Continue reading

Building a “Canadian” Decolonization Movement: Fighting the Occupation at “Home”

The following address was delivered by Nora Butler Burke, a member of the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM) in Montreal, on August 20, 2004, as part of an evening of speakers, film and music in support of the Kanehsatake Mohawk … Continue reading

How to strengthen the Palestine Solidarity Movement by making friends with Jews

“O Havruta O Mituta” “Give Me Friendship Or Give Me Death” (Talmud Taanit, 23a) Countless Jews in the U.S. hate what the Israeli government and army are doing, support the rights of Palestinians, and want to speak out and take … Continue reading

Post Colonial Anarchism

This essay appears in Post Colonial Anarchism: Essays on race, repression and culture in communities of color 1999-2004. Access the complete book here I should be clear up front. I’m not a nationalist. Nor am I a tribalist, nor an … Continue reading

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