We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America

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A compendium of writings that detail the grassroots actions of social and political activists from the civil rights era of the early 1960s to the present day, this book reviews the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists. Among the historic texts included are rarely seen writings by antiracist icons such as Anne Braden, Barbara Deming, and Audre Lorde as well as a dialogue between Dr. King, ...

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Overview

A compendium of writings that detail the grassroots actions of social and political activists from the civil rights era of the early 1960s to the present day, this book reviews the major points of intersection between white supremacy and the war machine through historic and contemporary articles from a diverse range of scholars and activists. Among the historic texts included are rarely seen writings by antiracist icons such as Anne Braden, Barbara Deming, and Audre Lorde as well as a dialogue between Dr. King, revolutionary nationalist Robert F. Williams, Dave Dellinger, and Dorothy Day. Never-before-published pieces appear from civil rights and gay rights organizer Bayard Rustin and from celebrated U.S. pacifist supporter of Puerto Rican sovereignty Ruth Reynolds. Additional articles, essays, interviews, and poems from numerous contributors examine the strategic and tactical possibilities of radical transformation for lasting social change through revolutionary nonviolence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604864809
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 999,578
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Betita Martínez is a Chicana feminist and a longtime community organizer, activist, and educator. She is the author of 500 Years of Chicana Women's History, 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures, and De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century. She is the cofounder and director of the Institute for MultiRacial Justice. She lives in San Francisco. Matt Meyer is an educator-activist, the founding cochair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the former chair of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) and War Resisters League. He is the author of Time Is Tight: Transformative Education in Eritrea, South Africa, and the USA, coauthor of Guns and Gandhi in Africa: Pan-African Insights on Nonviolence, Armed Struggle and Liberation, and editor of Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners. He lives in Brooklyn. Mandy Carter is a longtime human rights and nonviolent activist who has worked with the War Resisters League, the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC, the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, and Southerners on New Ground. She lives in Durham, North Carolina. Alice Walker is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, anthologist, teacher, editor, publisher, womanist and activist. Her 1982 book, The Color Purple, earned her the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (the first African American woman writer to receive this award) and the National Book Award. Walker's awards and fellowships include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a residency at Yaddo, and the 2010 Lennon/Ono Grant for Peace. Sonia Sanchez is a poet and the author of Homegirls and Handgrenades.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: King's Truth: Revolution and America's Crossroads Cornel West xv

Resisting Racism and War: An Introduction; or, What Will It Take to Move Forward? Matt Meyer Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez Mandy Carter 1

How the Moon Became a Stranger Chrystos 11

By Any Means Necessary: Two Images Carrie Mae Weems 14

I Connections, Contexts, and Challenges

Helping Hands Karl Bissinger 19

Wild Poppies Marilyn Buck 20

Are Pacifists Willing to Be Negroes? A 1950s Dialogue on Fighting Racism and Militarism, Using Nonviolence and Armed Struggle Dave Dellinger Robert Franklin Williams Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day 21

Revolutionary Democracy: A Speech Against the Vietnam War Bayard Rustin 34

Southern Peace Walk: Two Issues or One? Barbara Deming 38

Nonviolence and Radical Social Change Barbara Deming 48

On Revolution and Equilibrium (Excerpt) Barbara Deming 50

Responsible Pacifism and the Puerto Rican Conflict Ruth M. Reynolds 52

Where Was the Color in Seattle? Looking for Reasons Why the Great Battle Was So White Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez 55

Looking for Color in the Anti-War Movement Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez 61

Combating Oppression Inside and Outside Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez 74

II (Re) Defining Racism and Militarism: What Qualifies? Who Decides?

Continental Walk, 1976-Washington, D.C. Janet Charles 81

river of a different truth Liz Roberts 82

Nonviolent Change of Revolutionary Depth: A Conversation Vincent Harding 84

Regaining a Moral Compass: The Ongoing Truth of King's Vision Elizabeth McAlister 92

Four Vignettes on the Road of the Broken Rifle: Reflections on War and Resistance Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey 93

Questioning Our Reality Alejandra Cecilia Tobar Alatriz 97

Finding the Other America Anne Braden 99

On Being a Good Anti-Racist Ally Ted Glick 102

The Culture of White Privilege is to Remain Silent Liz Walz 104

Towards a Radical White Identity Susan B. Goldberg Cameron Levin 110

Weaving Narratives: The Construction of Whiteness Dean Johnson 119

The Pan-Africanization of Black Power: True History, Coalition-Building, and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party: An Interview with Bob Brown, Organizer for the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (GC) Matt Meyer Dan Berger 137

Rescuing Civil Rights from Black Power: Collective Memory and Saving the State in Twenty-First-Century Prosecutions of 1960s-Era Cases Dan Berger 148

The Unacceptability of Truth: Of National Lies and Racial America Tim Wise 165

Race, History, and "A Nation of Cowards" Bill Fletcher Jr. 167

III Chickens and Eggs: War, Race, and Class

Amache: Japanese-American Relocation Center, 1942-1945-Post Office Mary Jane Sullivan 171

Amache Mary Jane Sullivan 172

The Antiwar Campaign: More on Force without Violence Dave Dellinger 175

Let's Talk about Green Beans: An Interview with Dorothy Cotton Matt Meyer Iris Marie Bloom 182

I Beg to Differ Ellen Barfield 186

Militarism and Racism: A Connection? David McReynolds 188

Looking at the White Working Class Historically David Gilbert 191

Chinweizu, War, and Reparations Dr. Conrad W. Worrill 211

On Being White and Other Lies: A History of Racism in the United States Mab Segrest 214

Race, Prisons, and War: Scenes from the History of U.S. Violence Ruth Wilson Gilmore 226

IV The Roots and Routes of War: Patriarchy and Heterosexism

Dean of Students Ann Marie Penzkover and Her Niece Mariah, Wisconsin Andrea Modica 241

Genocide: remembering Bengal, 1971 Sarah Husein 242

Why We Need Women's Actions and Feminist Voices for Peace Starhawk 244

Terror, Torture, and Resistance Andrea Dworkin 248

Race, Sex, and Speech in Amerika Andrea Dworkin 249

Disarmament and Masculinity John Stoltenberg 254

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House Audre Lorde 264

Practical, Common Sense, Day-to-Day Stuff: An Interview with Mandy Carter Matt Meyer 267

The Rise of Eco-Feminism: The Goddess Revived Kitty Mattes 271

Beyond the Color of Fear: An Interview with Victor Lewis (Excerpt) Peggy McIntosh 276

The Politics of Accountability John Cohen 279

Tools for White Guys Who are Working for Social Change Chris Crass 282

Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing Andrea Smith 285

V The Roots and Routes of War: Nationalism, Religion, Ageism

Kafka's Amerika William P. Starr 297

Ten Years in Freedom Dylcia Pagán 298

Fragmented Nationalism: Right-Wing Responses to September 11 in Historical Context Matthew Lyons 301

Whiteness is not Inevitable! Why the Emphasis on White-Skin Privilege is White-Chauvinist and Why the Problematic of "Race" Needs to be Replaced with the Restoration of the National Question(s) Fred Ho 331

The Content of Our Character: An Interview José López Mike Staudenmaier Matt Meyer Dan Berger 338

Truly Human: Spiritual Paths in the Struggle Against Racism, Militarism, and Materialism Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons 347

White Like Me: A Woman Rabbi Gazes into the Mirror of American Racism Rabbi Lynn Gottilied 361

Dark Satanic Mills: William Blake and the Critique of War Joel Kovel 366

Draft Resistance and the Politics of Identity and Status Edward Hasbrouck 379

War Resistance and Root Causes: A Strategic Exchange Jim Haber Matt Meyer 388

VI Where do we go from Here? Organizing Against War and Racism

Perpectual Peace Matchboxes Carrie Mae Weems 397

Before and After: The Struggle Continues Malkia M'Buzi Moore 398

A Reflection on Privilege Chris Knestrick 401

We Have not Been Moved: How the Peace Movement has Resisted Dealing with Racism in Our Ranks Matt Meyer 403

CISPES in the 1980s: Solidarity and Racism in the Belly of the Beast Suzanne Ross 421

To Live is to Resist Greg Payton Matt Meyer 434

Not Showing Up: Blacks, Military Recruitment and the Anti-War Movement Kenyon Farrow 437

A Challenge to Institutional Racism Nada Khader 441

Where's the Color in the Anti-War Movement? Organizers Connect the War Abroad to the War at Home Momo Chang 443

An Open Letter to Anti-Oppression/Diversity Trainers Daniel Hunter 446

New Orleans: A Choice Between Destruction and Reparations David Billings 450

Why Not Freedom for Puerto Rico? Building Solidarity in the United States: An Interview with Jean Zwickel Meg Starr 455

"National Security" and the Violation of Women: Militarized Border Rape at the U.S.-Mexico Border Sylvanna Falcón 461

From Bases to Bars: The Military & Prison Industrial Complexes Go "Boom" Mumia Abu-Jamal 465

Dismantling Peace Movement Myths Frida Berrigan 469

Structural Racism and the Obama Presidency john a. powell 476

Notes on an Orientation to the Obama Presidency Linda Burnham 482

Where was the White in Phoenix? A Ten-Year Movement Update B. Loewe 485

Moving Forward: Ideas for Solidarity and Strategy to Stregthen Multiracial Peace Movements Clare Bayard Francesca Fiorentini 490

An Anti-Racist Gandhi Manifesto Sachio Ko-Yin 512

VII AfterPoems

Why War is Never a Good Idea Alice Walker 517

Reflections after the June 12th March for Disarmament Sonia Sanchez 524

Peace (a poem for Maxine Green) Sonia Sanchez 529

Stop the Violence Matchbox Fishbowl Carrie Mae Weems 532

Acknowledgments 533

Contributors 536

Index 555

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