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June 01, 2006
    People often fail to realize that although the contemporary gay rights movement is currently utilizing much of its resources for marriage rights, it is a movement that has rebellious, even revolutionary roots. Even fewer people realize the crucial role that multi-racial, mostly working class, transgender and gender variant people played in this history.

The notorious shoe which set off New York’s now famous Stonewall Riot in 1969 was slung by the legendary Sylvia Rivera, a Latina transgender woman. One year later, Rivera co-founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), which organized transwomen of color in New York until the mid-90s.

June 01, 2006
    It has been over ten years after the imposition of NAFTA and the WTO, the Zapatistas’ uprising and the beginnings of global coordination of actions inspired by this new radicalism. It has been six years since the mass direct actions confronting the WTO in Seattle and the IMF and World Bank in DC. David Solnit explores important questions for these movements: What are the past lessons and future possibilities of summit mobilizations? What major challenges do we face? How do we define victory?

There is no global justice movement.

February 01, 2005
    The No One is Illegal Campaign across Canada brings together immigrants, refugees and allies in full confrontation with Canadian colonial border policies. We struggle for the right for our communities to maintain their livelihoods and resist war, occupation and displacement, while building alliances and supporting indigenous sisters and brothers also fighting theft of land and displacement.

Borders, a creation of colonization, are the cartographies of anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggle. As a Chicana protestor declared, "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us." The majority of displaced throughout the world are indigenous peoples in the settler states or from communities of colour in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa.

February 01, 2005
    “We need an analysis that furthers neither the conservative project of sequestering millions of men of color in accordance with the contemporary dictates of globalized capital and its prison industrial complex, nor the equally conservative project of abandoning poor women of color to a continuum of violence that extends from the sweatshops through the prisons, to shelters, and into bedrooms at home. How do we develop organizing strategies against violence against women that acknowledge the race of gender and the gender of race?”—Angela Y. Davis, keynote address, Color of Violence Conference, April 2000, University of Santa Cruz, CA.

Born out of the first groundbreaking Color of Violence conference held in 2000, INCITE!

February 01, 2005
    The war becomes really up close and personal when you’re advocating for GIs and their families. Case-by-case, the impotence and raw pain endured by family members and the corrosive aberrant shift in the psyche of the young foot soldier both overwhelms and obsesses you. You get a guttural, visceral sense of war.

It is our intention to undermine militarism — one discarded soldier, one war-tortured Marine, one suffering family at a time. We intend to hold a mirror incessantly in the face of the American public until the mask that tells us “war is glorious” and “we can liberate through warfare” falls away. And, in our own outrage, we are hopeful. Hopeful because something wonderful and exciting is happening here and across the country — there is an awakening occurring.