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Category: Anti-war and Anti-racism

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American Under Attack?

Shortly before press time, four American commercial airplanes were hijacked and crashed in what is being heralded as the largest terrorist attack ever. Two planes demolished the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon and one was forced down in … Continue reading

We Can Do This: Direct Action against Global Capitalism and US Imperialism: An interview with Ingrid Chapman

Ingrid Chapman has been involved in direct action organizing for the past 4 years. At 23, she has helped pull off successful mass actions, worked with thousands of activists around the country and bases her work in the question, “How … Continue reading

Still We Rise: conversations with organizers on building global justice movement and ending war

“We don’t have much time, we need to slow down.” The first time I heard this was at an antiwar coalition meeting shortly after the bombing of Afghanistan started. The African American organizer who said it was talking about the … Continue reading

Whiteness, Organizing, and Allies

[Note: This piece was written in response to an email debate among student anti-war organizers focusing on how the movement after Sept.11 was perpetuating racism.] First of all, I’d like to thank Chantel and the other organizers of color who … Continue reading

War Times Response to Open Letter on Racism in Antiwar Movement

Dear friends, We at War Times believe that the “Open Letter to Activists Concerning Racism in the Anti-War Movement” recently issued by New York City activists provides our movement with a great opportunity. Its specific examples of the racism problem … Continue reading

Building Movements For Collective Liberation (For The October 25th Mobilization)

How do we build broad-based, anti-racist, multiracial, feminist, class-conscious movements capable of challenging global capitalism and US imperialism? What can we learn from the largest anti-war mobilization in the history of the world that took place this past year? What … Continue reading

Justice, from Iraq to S.F.

MARCH 20, 2003: thousands of antiwar activists and organizers shut down downtown San Francisco to protest the invasion of Iraq. Sept. 16, 2003: many of the same people celebrated as a year and a half of hard work and organizing … Continue reading

Looking for Color in the Anti-War Movement

Part I: Why “Anti-War” has to be “Anti-Racist” too As a speaker at a San Francisco anti-war rally last fall, I tried to emphasize the importance of seeing the threatened war on Iraq in terms of this country’s racism here … Continue reading

Canada for anti-imperialists

Based on a talk given to the ‘Nageh’ community group on June 11, 2004, in Toronto. The United States is engaging in a bloody occupation in Iraq; it overthrew the democratically-elected regime in Haiti and posted Marines in that country; … Continue reading

War Times: History, Evaluation, Lessons, Future

War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, a nationwide, free, bilingual (Spanish and English), antiwar newspaper, produced 19 issues (distributing roughly 100,000 copies of each) between February 2002 and the suspension of publication in October 2004. Below the War Times/Tiempo de Guerras Organizing … Continue reading

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