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14 November 2009 @ 11:57 am
This weekend the Asian American Writers' Workshop brings the first annual Pageturner festival to Brooklyn, including the winners of the 12th Annual AAWW Literary Awards. We'll preview some highlights of the event as we speak with AAWW executive director Ken Chen, this year's poetry award winner Sesshu Foster, and featured festival artists Prochista Khakpour and Jen Kwok.

For more info: http://www.aaww.org/.
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05 November 2009 @ 06:49 pm
Anarchist People of Color, http://www.illvox.org

smack a white boy round three this ones for sylvia

APOC MKE SUMMIT 11/14 – 11/15 2009

APOCistas of the Midwest (and beyond) COME AND REPRESENT!
It’s going down in the Mil NOVEMBER 14TH AND 15TH 2009!
APOC MKE is happy to host its first summit on the lovely Northside of Milwaukee. There are some things ya’ll should know about Mil-Town.
45% of the African-American population lives at or below the national poverty line – most of these homes are spearheaded by single mothers.
57% of African American males are unemployed/undereducated.
Every 1 in 3 Black males under the age of 25 is incarcerated.
We may be a small city, but we got a lot of problems to solve. It’s about time we organize and let our black and brown siblings know that there is a possibility of REAL CHANGE.
Here’s a taste of what will be going down:

Skill Shares (tentative)
Using Hip-Hop to inspire Community Activism
Mini zines and DIY Publications
Organizing a Neighborhood Cop Watch
Sign Language Skill share
Fundraising Skill Share
Building the Midwest APOC Network

Auxiliaries (tentative)
Cisgender Auxiliary
Male Privilege Auxiliary
Able-Bodied Auxiliary
Light –skinned/Passing Auxiliary
Heterosexual Privilege Auxiliary

Caucuses (tentative)
Youth Caucus
Womyn’s Caucus
Gender Queer/Trans Caucus
Sex worker’s Caucus
Poor Folks Caucus
Interested? Shoot us an e-mail at novapocsummitmke@yahoo.com for more details, reservations, and summit site info.
Housing and (vegan) food will be provided.
Hope to see ya’ll soon.
All attendees of the summit held in Milwaukee, WI must adhere to and respect the Revolutionary Principles of Unity.
*Revolutionary Principles of Unity*

1. We call for a social revolution to erect an entire new society.

2. We want decent housing, food, clothing and other essentials for all, not just the rich.

3. We oppose all forms of colonialism and imperialism in the Third and
Fourth Worlds and support the struggles of all oppressed peoples in the West.

4. We oppose nation-state wars and the building of a fascist police state
based on hysteria over “terrorism.”

5. We oppose any form of white supremacy, white cultural chauvinism,
whiteness or internalized racism in the Anarchist movement, and call for
unity and recognition of our right to autonomy.

6. We strive and fight to dismantle, deconstruct and unlearn (in no
particular order but all at once) white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism,
heterosexism, speciesism, transphobia, queerphobia, environmental racism,
ageism, classism, authoritarianism, the State and all forms of oppression.

7. We oppose the oppression of wimmin/women, queers, transfolk, two spirit
people, youth, genderqueers, differently able-bodied people, people with
mental health complexities, animals and all that are oppressed.

8. We oppose any forms of capitalism and class oppression and support the
liberation of the poor and the workers.

9. We call for an immediate moratorium of the death penalty and the
dismantling of the prison industrial complex.

10. We demand an immediate end to all violence against all wimmin/women
(sexual, domestic or otherwise). We fully support survivors’ (of sexual
assault and rape) autonomy. We demand all perpetrators adhere and cooperate
to the fullest extent the procedures and demands of the survivors and the
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28 October 2009 @ 05:11 pm
Legacy to Liberation: Politics & Culture of Revolutionary Asian/Pacific America Legacy to Liberation: Politics & Culture of Revolutionary Asian/Pacific America by Fred Ho

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
From activism to the arts, this reader was a great run down of Asians in AmeriKKKa during the 1960s and '70s, and some of what these activists and artists did afterwards.

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23 October 2009 @ 11:29 am
Growing Up Asian American: Stories of Childhood, Adolescence & Coming of Age...by 32 Asian American Writers Growing Up Asian American: Stories of Childhood, Adolescence & Coming of Age...by 32 Asian American Writers by Maria Hong

I just picked this book up from the library and was wondering if anyone else on here has read it, and/or was interested in reading it now and having an online discussion about it.

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16 October 2009 @ 12:03 pm
I just found out about the Asia Pacific Forum:  "the progressive, pan-Asian radio show, covering underreported stories from Asia, as well as Asian American politics and culture."  I thought folks here migth be interested. 
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Current Music: Rap & church bells.
15 June 2009 @ 05:15 pm
I was wondering if anyone one here is familiar with the work of Asian Pacific American Fred Ho. I just ordered a book he edited, "Legacy to Liberation: Politics and Culture of Revolutionary Asian/Pacific Americans."

After reading "Anarchism and the Black Revolution" by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, I've been wanting to post more here on struggle for human rights in the USA for people of color. This pamphlet can be found on illvox.org, and is extremely relevant for all people of color in the States.
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03 May 2009 @ 07:40 pm
Hey everyone-last weekend at the Anarchist Finding Our Roots Conference in Chicago, Illinois, there was a caucus for people of color! I was wondering if anyone else has had experience in any kind of civil rights groups, and/or Asian-American leadership groups.

APOC: http://www.illvox.org

Finding Our Roots: http://www.findingourroots.org
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03 May 2009 @ 02:39 pm
Happy Asian American Awareness Month!
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06 March 2009 @ 12:01 am
Hey everyone-I used to post on here as socialisthobo.

For everyone here who I haven't been able to connect with before, my father is from Japan, and my mother is a white Amerikan. She is mostly Slovak, and a little Gypsy. I was raised by her and her family, so my Brown skin and forign last name were a pretty big burden growing up in a white flight suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I used to hate my self, and considered myself white, because I was raised to accept my place as a second class citizen.

I'm pretty much over it now, but I've also come to identify simply as Brown and/or multiracial, and stopped talking with all members of both families about two years ago. Most of my friends are Latino, and I think it's because people have a tendency to be nicer to people who like like them. For all intents and perpouses, I am a loner.
Current Location: The farm.
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28 May 2008 @ 03:55 pm
 hi everyone, im new here :) ive recently discovered the abundance of eurasian livejournal communities, which is really cool :) its fun to share experiences and stuff like that.

name: mari kodaira (nee matthews, changed my surname to my mothers maiden name)
ethnicity: my mother is japanese, my father is japanese, german, french and new zealand european.
i speak english and japanese fluently, french intermediately and a smidge of german :) 

i consider myself japanese, because i was raised in japan by my mother, and it was my first language, so i am very connected to my japanese side, and not at all with my european side. but i wanted to learn all the languages of my ethnicity so i take french at school :)

so yeah, hope to see everyone around :)