Coming out of the context of the debates within Occupy Wall Street, The Illegitimacy of Violence, the Violence of Legitimacy explores questions of “legitimacy” in social movements. What does it mean to be “legitimate”? What does it mean to be “illegitimate”? How are these terms related to the discourse around violence and non-violence?
Woodsquat, a comic by Trevor M. is about the squat at Woodwards building in Vancouver. The squat was an autonomous direct action housing initiative that took place over 92 days from September 14 to December 14, 2002
"an anti-racist, anti-colonialist, Indigenous, queer, feminist Vancouver-based zine produced by and for Indigenous women, women of colour and queer and/or trans women." A collection of stories, art, and poetry.
Taking another look at class / Sandy Cameron
Essays originally published in the Carnegie Newsletter (from Vancouver's DTES) about the struggle for economic and social justice, and the issues of inequality and poverty. Focuses on class issues in Vancouver.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack / Peggy McIntosh
"I began to count the ways in which I enjoy unearned skin privilege and have been conditioned into oblivion about its existence. My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, or as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will."--Peggy McIntosh.
Understanding Patriarchy / bell hooks
"Although we were often confused, we knew one fact for certain: we could not be and act the way we wanted to, doing what we felt like. It was clear to us that our behavior had to follow a predetermined, gendered script. We both learned the work 'patriarchy' in our adult life, when we learned that the script that had determined what we should be, the identities we should make, was based on patriarchal values and beliefs about gender"--bell hooks
"Compilation zine on grief, loss, death, and mourning in radical scenes -- how grief intersects with radical politics, how we can support those we know who have lost people dear to them, how we can support ourselves through the overwhelming emotions that accompany loss and mourning, how we can create room in radical scenes for people to grieve and still participate, how we cope and take care of ourselves in the midst of loss."--zinelibrary.info