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How To Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2016 at 2:42 AM

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14247963_10154406248820309_1976289082_o Water Protectors gather after a day of prayer and direct action. (Photo: Desiree Kane)

This piece is very personal because, as an Indigenous woman, my analysis is very personal, as is the analysis that my friends on the frontlines have shared with me. We obviously can’t speak for everyone involved, as Native beliefs and perspectives are as diverse as the convictions of any people. But as my friends hold strong on the frontlines of Standing Rock, and I watch, transfixed with both pride and worry, we feel the need to say a few things.

I’ve been in and out of communication with my friends at Standing Rock all day. As you might imagine, as much as they don’t want me to worry, it’s pretty hard for them to stay in touch. I asked if there was anything they wanted me to convey on social media, as most of them are maintaining a…

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Critical Engagements: Intersectionality, Privilege, and Identity Politics

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2016 at 9:03 PM

A worthy and impressive compilation of critical writings on intersectionality.

Full Opinionism

From Charles Burns' From Charles Burns’ “Black Hole.”
Highly recommended.

This is an ongoing compilation of critical writings on intersectionality, privilege, and identity politics. If I missed any, please let me know and I’ll update the list.

Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality Deric Shannon and J. Rogue (2009)

The Problem with “Privilege” Andrea Smith (2013)

I am a Woman and a Human: a Marxist Feminist Critique of Intersectionality Theory Eve Mitchell (2013)

Intersectionality and the Identity Politics of Class Automatic Writing (2013)

Class Struggle and Intersectionality: Isn’t Class Special? Automatic Writing (2013)

Tim Wise & The Failure of Privilege Discourse Robtheidealist (2013)

On Race, Gender, Class, and Intersectionality Brenna Bhandar (2013)

“I Would Rather be a Cyborg Than a Goddess” Intersectionality, Assemblage, and Affective Politics Jasbir Puar (2011)

Be Careful With Each Other, So We Can Be Dangerous Together (2012)

Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety…

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Inside the US ‘border industrial complex’: spy tech meets immigration crackdown

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2015 at 11:34 PM

Inside the US ‘border industrial complex’: spy tech meets immigration crackdown

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