The Colours of Resistance Archive is a collection of analysis and tools for liberatory organizing and movement-building.

Topic: People of Color

An Open Letter To Activists Concerning Racism In The Anti-War Movement

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the anti-war movement, Attached is an open letter raising issues of racism in the anti-war movement. In it, we identify racist practices that have hindered our ability to work together and will continue to do … Continue reading

We Organize With Love In Our Hearts: building an anti-war movement

I was getting ready to leave for DC. The mass mobilization was gaining momentum as the IMF/World Bank meetings approached at the end of the month. I was excited about heading out early to do ‘Anti-Racism for Global Justice’ workshops … Continue reading

A Playbook of Strategies for Anarchists Addressing Race

Intro To start from what I know, I’d like to use football (futbol) strategy to frame some of the necessities of race facing anarchists*. In the game you have to take shots on the goal. That’s the only way to … Continue reading

Post Colonial Anarchism: Essays on race, repression and culture in communities of color 1999-2004

Full text available here Introduction It’s not immediately clear that anarchists of color (APOC), as a group, have any basic philosophical or strategic differences with our white allies and fellow travelers in the ‘movement.’ We don’t exist as a formal, … Continue reading

Our Home on Native Land

Canada is a country which prides itself on its efforts in ‘peace-building’, always taking care to distinguish its ‘peace-building’ efforts from similar efforts as claimed by its southern neighbour. Abroad, this peace-building translates into ‘supporting sustainable development in order to … Continue reading

Where was the Color in Seattle?: Looking for reasons why the Great Battle was so white.

This article was originally published in ColorLines (Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2000). “I was at the jail where a lot of protesters were being held and a big crowd of people was chanting ‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like!’ … Continue reading