THE A WORD magazine|
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Seattle, WA 98012
The latest issue of our irregular journal, #8, is now available! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your own copy, or to find out where you can buy them in your town, or visit our website at http://www.theaword.net
From the introduction...
"It's been a while since the last issue of our rag - 6 months! - and in that time, a hell of a lot has happened. Hurricane Katrina happened, the Minute Men showed up, friends have been killed... all going to show racism hasn't gone anywhere. But as we document in this issue, resistance has not gone anywhere either. From ghettos to domestic violence shelters to prison cells, struggle continues against the oppression people face in their daily lives. As always, our politics are anti-statist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and anti-sexist/heterosexist..."
Feminist Domestic Violence Shelters
"Awareness of domestic violence did not grow out of social workers, sociologists, government bureaucrats, or other professionals stating that is was a problem, although they later recognized that it was in fact an enormous problem. It was feminists and other grassroots activists that first used the term "battered women" and raised public awareness around this issue - they are the ones who turned the private and personal into the public and political..."
I Love Paris in the Spring Time, I Love Paris in the Fall
"The young rebels of 2005 are not children of privilege acting out the Marxist or Anarchist or Situationist theories they got from books. They are not in the streets because 'another world is possible.' They are in the streets because their lives in this world are impossible..."
Between Whiteness and a Hard Place
"In 1970, self-described middle-class white liberal Don Schanche found his liberal conscience in a dilemma..."
Dispatches from Europe
"It's during the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz that I find myself on a plane full of Germans bound for Frankfurt. It's quite creepy really. I'm glad for the presence of the few Middle Easterners on board, it makes Germans easier to bear..."
The Importance of Supporting Prisoners
"I have seen bodies broken and minds fragmented forever by the brutal hands of the keepers and their clever use of weak, inmate lackeys. I have seen many men reach out to the struggles outside with heartfelt letters, eager for information about the various movements, education about them. Prisoners seeking compassion and comradeship...."
AND MUCH MORE!