Letters to the Editors

A Response to the “Who Cares?” Editorial

Merle Davis

Dear UTA,

The recent Upping the Anti editorial, “Who Cares? The Politics of Care in Radical Organizing,” deconstructs and critiques the concept of self-care. The Editorial Collective discusses how the concept of “self” and “care” are individualized to serve capitalism. The authors…

From UTA Number Nineteen

Recovering the History of Canadian Autonomist Marxism

Gary Kinsman

Dear UTA,

I was very pleased to see John Huot’s “Autonomist Marxism and Workplace Organizing in Canada in the 1970s” in the last issue of Upping the Anti. It provides an excellent overview of the Autonomist Marxist (AM) inspired organizing in Canada/Turtle Island in the 1970s with a focus…

From UTA Number Nineteen

10 Years of Upping the Anti

Cy Gonick

Dear UTA,

Thank you for inviting me, as founder and publisher of Canadian Dimension (CD), to comment on Sharmeen Khan’s reflections on 10 years of publishing UTA. Not at all an easy assignment. Our first decade was 1963 to 1973, “the sixties,” as it’s properly referred to, a very different…

From UTA Number Nineteen

Rojava and the Question of International Solidarity

Dear UTA,

Thank you very much for the invitation to respond to the editorial in Upping the Anti Issue 17 on internationalism and the politics of solidarity among our communities of resistance. The editorial starts by remembering Ali Mustafa on the first anniversary of his passing. I would also…

From UTA Number Eighteen (published Aug 2016)

Can Urban Indigenous Peoples Defend the Land?

Nate Prier

Dear UTA,

Freda Huson, Toghestiy, and the rest of the Unist’ot’en Camp invoke some foundational tensions in Indigenous decolonial thought as to what “the city” means for a decolonized future on Turtle Island. It is now a truism that more Indigenous peoples in Canada are living in urban…

From UTA Number Eighteen (published Aug 2016)

A Critical Note on Ruiz and Ross’ “Energizing the Climate Movement”

Umair Muhammad

Dear UTA,

In “Energizing the Climate Movement,” Sedge Ruiz and Alexander Reid Ross offer a critique of the idea that the mass adoption of green technologies will be sufficient to avert the climate crisis. They note that green technologies on their own cannot sustain existing levels of energy…

From UTA Number Eighteen (published Aug 2016)

Remembering Syria

Salma Kahale

Dear UTA,

Ali Mustafa, the photographer, journalist, and activist, gave an interesting interview in Upping the Anti in July 2013 – a few months before he was killed in the Syrian government’s shelling of Aleppo. In the interview, Ali discussed at length the complexities of the conflict in…

From UTA Number 16

Revolutionizing the Commons

David Thompson

Dear UTA,

As a 2013 bumper crop of grain threatens to rot in Prairie elevators without any interference by the recently defunct, farmer-run Canadian Wheat Board, and as lobster prices drop to as low as $2.20 a pound at communal wharfs while still fetching luxury prices in upscale restaurants, the…

From UTA Number 16

Dis-owning Knowledge

Melissa Autumn White

Dear UTA,

I was excited to see the publication of an article focusing on critical trans politics in Issue 14 of Upping the Anti. Rob Nichols’s interview with Dean Spade provides a succinct overview of Spade’s critiques of legal frameworks and institutions as these pertain to, and govern,…

From UTA Number 16

Partners in Radical Projects: Thoughts on Activist-NGO Alliances

Andrew Winchur

Dear UTA,

I am writing in response to your interview in Upping the Anti Issue 15 with Kat Stevens, an anarchist and community organizer involved for many years in Tar Sands Blockade organizing in Houston, Texas. While discussing lobbying efforts to combat the Keystone XL pipeline, Stevens…

From UTA Number 16

Letter - Reflective Solidarity and Paradigms of Suffering

Kieran Aarons

Dear UTA,

The Editorial in Upping the Anti Issue 15 invokes Jodi Dean and Chandra Mohanty’s visions of solidarity as a process of linking distinct struggles, rather than rallying around common identities, as one way to avoid a feminism molded exclusively around experiences of White women, to the…

From UTA Number 16

Cautionary Notes on Spontaneity and Organization

David Camfield

Dear UTA,
Congratulations for producing Upping the Anti 14 in spite of adverse circumstances.

The issue’s editorial concludes that we (the revolutionary Left) “must commit to ever increasing spontaneous proliferation of organizational experiments and when we fail we must learn to, as Samuel…

Prison Abolition and "Sex Crimes"

Vikki Law

Dear UTA,
For those of us who believe in prison abolition, how to deal with people labelled “sex offenders” is a difficult question. Although we recognize the failure of prisons to keep us, our families, and our communities safe, we have not yet implemented widespread programs and initiatives…

From UTA Number Fourteen

It's More Than a Class Thing When We Deal with Class Struggle

Ajamu Nangwaya

Dear UTA,
There are a number of points raised in “Revolutionary Ambition in an Age of Austerity: An Interview with Neil Smith” that I agree with. I will briefly engage with some issues around the class struggle before speaking to the manner in which race is missing or, at best, implicitly…

From UTA Number Fourteen

Copwatching Everywhere

Alex Stearns

Dear UTA,
In “Their Eyes Were Watching Cops,” Joaquin Cienfuegos talks about his experiences of political organizing, specifically with Copwatch LA. As a member of Winnipeg Copwatch, I found his insights to be incredibly valuable.

Winnipeg’s Copwatch group has been active since 2006.…

From UTA Number Fourteen

The Law's Fundamentally Violent Character

Irina Ceric

Dear UTA,
As a radical lawyer and legal scholar with over a decade of experience in activist legal defense (and – full disclosure – as a former Upping the Anti Advisory Board member), I eagerly awaited your last editorial. However, despite its historical breadth, “The Courtroom and the…

From UTA Number Fourteen

Solidarity & Internationalism

Arash Azizi

Dear UTA,

It was with utmost appreciation that I read Shourideh Molavi and Niloofar Golkar’s analysis of the 2009 revolutionary movement in Iran. The radical Left’s unfortunate confusion with resect to Iran did not, of course, begin with the recent movement. One can hardly find a greater…

From UTA Number Thirteen

We Are the Ones

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Dear UTA,

When I saw Victoria Law’s article, “Protection Without Police: North American Community Responses to Violence in the 1970s and Today” in UTA 12 (conveniently on the back of the toilet of a sweet friend’s bathroom) I jumped for joy, or something like it. I’m a feminist nerd, so…

From UTA Number Thirteen

No Raw Energy

Kieran Aarons

Dear UTA,

It’s certainly the case that, in North America, the Right has been more successful than the Left in mobilizing and expanding its constituency in the wake of the current economic crisis. And clearly there’s a dimension of affective investment that’s crucial to understanding it’s…

From UTA Number Thirteen

The Way Out of the Desert

Chip Berlet

Dear UTA,

In “The Right Desires: Their Base and Ours,” you laid out with stark clarity the situation we face with Right-wing populist movements in Canada, the US, and Europe. Progressive forces must engage in counter-recruitment; we must recognize the real anger and fear that motivates…

From UTA Number Thirteen

Religion and Disaffection

Rob Stansel

Dear UTA,

Your Editorial regarding the political magnetism of the right is a welcome conversation piece for a Left too often unable to grasp that political subjectivity is messy, contingent, and unpredictable, and evades the tidy categories of the secular.

“The criticism of religion is the…

From UTA Number Thirteen

Building Character

Yutaka Dirks

Dear UTA,

Recently, I sat in a comfortably soft chair in the large, open sanctuary of the Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto my grandparents’ church. They’d been attending this church for decades, ever since they’d come to Canada. I was there because it was the last service they would attend…

From UTA Number Thirteen

Subjectivity, Normalization, and the New Enclosures

Robert Teixeira

Dear UTA,
I was very pleased to read the interview with Ladelle McWhorter in UTA 11. Her stimulating work on bodies, power, and the effects of sexual, gendered, and racial difference is vital to understanding the ongoing (re)production of domination and the possibilities for resistance.…

From UTA Number Twelve

Racism and Sexual Oppression Today

Robert Nichols

Dear UTA,
A central concern amongst critical queer and trans activists and academics over the past decade has been the increasing collusion of mainstream lesbian and gay organizations with racist forms of cultural representation and production, imperialism, state power, and economic injustice. It…

From UTA Number Twelve

The Black Bloc and the New Society

Tammy Kovich

Dear UTA,
First and foremost, thank you for the contributions made in the editorial “Behind the Mask: Violence and Representational Politics” (UTA 11). In the midst of heavy criticism and dismissal both from within and outside movement circles, it was refreshing to read an article that was…

From UTA Number Twelve

Defending a Movement in Struggle

John Riddell

Dear UTA,
The editorial in UTA 11 provides a reasoned defence of the black bloc action during Toronto’s June 2010 protests against the G20 summit. Nonetheless, the points it raises suggest the need for a different course – one that can help provide effective defence of a movement locked in…

From UTA Number Twelve

The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Bloc

David Tough

Dear UTA,
I’d like to offer an historical corrective to one part of your editorial on the G20 protests. My hope is that a better analysis will lead to a more clear-eyed evaluation of the effectiveness of property destruction and summit activism than yours was able to support.

The editorial…

From UTA Number Twelve

Residual Stalinism

Deborah Simmons

[Note: This is the full version of Deborah Simmon’s letter which we were not able to print in its entirety in our print issue due to its length. To see the letter as it ran in the issue, please read the attached PDF file.]

Tom Keefer is to be thanked for exploring the pitfalls of the stagist…

From UTA Number Eleven

Response to Widdowson and Howard

Tom Keefer

It is rare to come across a piece of writing so unintentionally hilarious and filled with contradictions as the above letter by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard. By simply reading their first and last sentences in conjunction, one can see that their entire argument neatly collapses in on…

From UTA Number Eleven

Regurgitating Doctrines Does Not Constitute Analysis

Frances Widdowson, Albert Howard

Dear UTA,

Tom Keefer’s review of our book Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation attempts to prejudice its reception by implying that we have anti-native, colonialist, racist, and right-wing sympathies. These baseless accusations are a…

From UTA Number Eleven

What Will it Take?

Adam Dylan Hefty

Dear UTA,

I am writing in reply to the very interesting roundtable on US student occupations that appeared in UTA 10. I’ve been involved in organizing as a graduate student and teaching assistant at UC Santa Cruz for the last several years. Last year, I helped organize the September 24 and…

From UTA Number Eleven

Tactical Alliances

Corvin Russell

Dear UTA,

I found myself agreeing with almost everything Andrea Smith said in her interview in UTA 10. Smith’s answers were thoughtful, analytical, with an eye to concrete strategy; she dealt with many of the questions that preoccupy me in my own activist work.

The question of broader…

From UTA Number Eleven

Fostering Militancy

David Camfield

Dear UTA,

Thanks for the invitation to respond to the editorial in UTA 10 about the current capitalist crisis and resistance. To keep this short, I’ll focus on a couple of points that I think are relevant to all of us who are concerned about resisting the austerity agenda today.

In general,…

From UTA Number Eleven

Popular Interventions

Tanner Mirrlees

Dear UTA,

Congratulations on publishing another intellectually stimulating and aesthetically captivating edition of UTA. I am particularly excited about UTA’s inclusion of articles that examine the economy of the radical media and the politics of “mainstream” entertainment.

Nicole Cohen’s…

From UTA Number Eleven

Diversity of Tactics from Vancouver to Toronto

Alex Hundert

Dear UTA,

The Olympics are finally over. And while legitimate concerns have been raised and there were things that could have been improved on, I agree with the Olympic Resistance Network (ORN) that the convergence was a success. While it is always true that it would be better if mass…

From UTA Number Ten

Anti-Olympics Organizing and the G-20 in Toronto

Mandy Hiscocks

Dear UTA,

In your roundtable in UTA 9 on organizing against the Olympics the authors write: “when asked about the criticisms of summit-hopping in the context of Olympic resistance, participants found that it wasn’t productive to create a dichotomy between summit-hopping and local organizing.…

From UTA Number Ten

On Dialogue and Freedom of Speech

Alan Sears and Mary-Jo Nadeau


Dear UTA,


Israel advocacy organizations and the Harper government are together mounting an unprecedented silencing campaign aimed at shutting down Palestine solidarity in the Canadian state. Ben Saifer’s important article in the last issue of Upping the Anti showed that this silencing campaign…

From UTA Number Ten

Where are the Settlers of Colour?

Shaista Patel

Dear UTA,

Thank you for your critical and thought-provoking journal. I would like to address Kate Milley’s article, “Where is John Wayne when you need him? Anti-native organizing and the Caledonia Crisis” (UTA 9). I learned a lot about mobilizations of white settlers against Six Nations from…

From UTA Number Ten

Difference, Identity, and Valorization

Lesley Wood

Dear UTA,

I want to briefly address the last editorial, “Seeing the Change We Want to Be.” I’m really glad this was the topic of the editorial. It is crucial that we think hard about how to build sustainable and effective movements. However, I believe that the editorial framed the discussion…

From UTA Number Ten

Making Modest Demands

Reid Rothschild

Dear UTA,

Thank you for your thoughtful and analytical journal. UTA does a great service, especially by inviting people to share experiences of struggle across oceans. In this vein, I offer some constructive criticism about your interview with David McNally (UTA 8). Specifically, I caution against…

From UTA Number Nine

Beyond the next Demo

Patrick Lincoln

Dear UTA,

Just before sitting down to write this, I read, in Grassroots Post-Modernism by Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash, that the US myth of “rugged individualism” produces ragged individuals. As an organizer working for liberatory social change in the US South, of late, I’ve felt…

From UTA Number Nine

Transcending our Excesses

Troy Cochrane

Dear UTA,

In an effort to continue the dialogue that Heather Hax and etienne turpin initiated with their comments on the editorial in UTA 7, I’d like to make a connection between that editorial and the most recent one in UTA 8. In UTA 7, the editors adroitly note that “while capitalists seek…

From UTA Number Nine

AIDS Activism

Suzy Subways and Pascal Emmer

Dear UTA,

As part of the team working on ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) Philadelphia’s oral history project, we deeply appreciated Gary Kinsman’s interview with Deborah Gould, “AIDS Activism and the Politics of Emotion” (UTA 8). Gould’s insights have enriched our work and…

From UTA Number Nine

A Reply to Kinsman

UTA Editorial Committee

We thank Gary Kinsman for helping to open up a broader discussion about some of the issues that we discussed in our last editorial. We look forward to seeing this discussion taken up by others in future issues of the journal, but here would like to clarify some key points in our initial argument…

From UTA Number Nine

Within, Against, and Beyond Myth and Hegemony

Gary Kinsman

Dear UTA,

There are a number of important contributions in the editorial “The Content and the Phrase: Myth and Hegemony Today” (UTA 8). For me these include how the current capitalist crisis makes it clear that the future is unwritten, thereby highlighting the potential for anti-capitalist…

From UTA Number Nine

Reply to Thorndycraft

Tom Keefer

I’m glad Brook Thorndycraft raised important questions about how non-native activists should engage in solidarity work with indigenous people. This conversation is an urgent one, since there is every indication that indigenous struggles will remain at the forefront of Canadian politics for the…

From UTA Number Five

Decolonizing Methodologies

Brook Thorndycraft

Dear UTA,

I had some comments about and concerns with the article “Six Nations and the Politics of Solidarity” by Tom Keefer in UTA 4. Since I’ve only been briefly and superficially involved in solidarity work with Six Nations, my comments are not so much about the specific content of the…

From UTA Number Five

White Anti-Racism

Caitlin Hewitt-White

Dear UT A, In UT A 4, Robin Isaacs made some great points about how it is racist and authoritarian for white anarchists to act as teachers and liberators of non-anarchist people of colour who are assumed to be politically ignorant and oppressed by that ignorance. However, his advice on how to…

From UTA Number Five

"Activism” and the WSF

Carmen Teeplehopkins

Dear UTA, In the previous issue of Upping the Anti, both Carmelle Wolfson and Lesley Wood raise important questions about the 2007 World Social Forum (WSF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Both writers take issue with the Western “activist,” who Wolfson and Wood identify as often being white, middle class,…

From UTA Number Five

Responsibility and Direction

Sheila Wilmot

Dear UT A, Thanks for having sufficient interest in my book Taking Responsibility Taking Direction: White Anti-Racism in Canadato review it. My whole point in writing the book was to contribute to the process of moving our thinking and work on the topic forward; any thoughtful critique to that end…

From UTA Number Five

The Organization Question

Sam Gindin

The Organization Question

Dear UTA, The editorial in the last issue of Upping the Anti (“Becoming the Enemy They Deserve,” May 2007) posed the paradox that was also at the heart of Rebuilding the Left in the fall of 2000: serious cracks have developed in the legitimacy of capitalism, yet the…

From UTA Number Five

How Radicals can Relate to the CFS

Corrie Sakaluk

Dear UTA,

I was happy to read Caelie Frampton’s “Strength in Numbers?: Why Radical Students Need a New Organizing Model” (UTA 5). Having worked as an organizer in various capacities with the York Federation of Students (Local 68 of the Canadian Federation of Students) between 2003 and 2007,…

From UTA Number Seven

Spotlight on the CFS

Caelie Campbell

Dear UTA,

I’d like to thank you for your ongoing examination of student activism and student models of organizing. As a student activist and elected representative of the Guelph Central Students’ Association, I’ve spent the past year working with the Ontario executive of the Canadian…

From UTA Number Seven

A Feminist Call to Radical Hip Hop Heads

Shana Calixte

Dear UTA,

Hip hop wasn’t my thing a year ago. As a young, black, queer woman and budding feminist, I was out of touch with mainstream and underground hip hop and struggled to understand my connection to popular culture, specifically that created by folks of colour. I grew up on rap music but had…

From UTA Number Seven

Indigenous Struggles in Hawai’i

Katy Rose (with assistance from Raymond Catania)

Dear UTA,

Thank you for your ongoing discussions about settler solidarity work and the Six Nations struggles. As a participant in a multi-racial, majority-settler, anti-imperialist formation on the island of Kaua’i, I feel this discussion is relevant to our ongoing work here, albeit with…

From UTA Number Seven

Learning from the Green Scare

Dan Berger

Dear Editors,

Thank you for printing an article on the Green Scare. Monaghan and Walby are absolutely right to call our attention to this “suppression” of radical animal and earth liberation activists, both because of the general need for solidarity against state repression and because of the…

From UTA Number Seven

The Need for Theory

J. Sakai

Dear Editors,

I just read the latest issue of UTA cover to cover like I always seem to. Like earlier issues, #6 is moving in part because it reminds me of how badly we need to renew revolutionary theory and reconnect it with militant activism. The editorial, “In Praise of Good Maps,” is a very…

From UTA Number Seven

Response to Flemming

Neil Balan

Dear UTA,

Flemming’s response is a welcome supplement to my review of In Defense of Lost Causes (UTA 7). That Flemming undertakes an analysis of the CUPE 3903 strike is notable because he demonstrates what to “do” with Zizek (albeit in a circuitous way): avoid some enforced, tight-fitting…

From UTA Number Eight

Risk and Responsibility

Greg Flemming

Dear UTA,

In his review of Zizek’s Defense of Lost Causes (UTA 7) Balan makes some good observations. However, his comments sometimes do not go all the way and fail to convey the full weight of what Zizek says. In other cases, Balan goes too far and draws conclusions that Zizek would not.

It…

From UTA Number Eight

The Struggle Continues

Ojisdari:yo, Melissa Elliott

Dear UTA,

I would like to give a huge Nia:wen Ko:wa (thank you very much) to UTA for your continued attention to Six Nations’ struggles post-Reclamation. As both a Six Nations, Haudenosaunee-Tuscarora youth activist and a university student, it is useful and inspiring to see discussions of our…

From UTA Number Eight

Sex Workers United

Simone Skye

Dear UTA,

Congratulations to Upping the Anti for providing an excellent analysis of the issues facing sex workers in Canada and transnationally in “Sex Work and the State: An Interview with Kara Gillies” (UTA 7). Even though there is a constitutional challenge to prostitution-related offences…

From UTA Number Eight

Danger at Daybreak

etienne turpin

Dear UTA,

UTA’s most recent editorial (UTA 7) makes several points that deserve further elaboration, if only to underscore how important it is that activists and theorists engage with the tensions the editors highlight and confront the consequences they entail.

First, the editors are right to…

From UTA Number Eight

Catastrophe and Actualization

Heather Hax

Dear UTA ,

I was pleased to read your editorial, “The Moment of Danger: Catastrophe and Actualization,” in the last issue (UTA 7). “Crisis” under capitalism is certainly nothing new, as the editors point out. In this time of ecological and economic crisis, it is critical that…

From UTA Number Eight

Defending the Three Way Fight Perspective

Matthew Lyons

Dear UTA,

Rami El-Amine has done valuable work challenging Islamophobia and the widespread demonization of Islamic-based political movements. But his “Islam and the Left: A Reply to Staudenmaier” in Upping the Anti #5 is a deeply misleading piece of writing. Not only does El-Amine misrepresent…

From UTA Number Six

Comments on the Three Way Fight

David Gilbert

Dear Editors,

Once again, Upping the Anti has done a great job of producing reflections and theory relevant to activism. Thanks for the exchange on the Three Way Fight debate. The two main anti-war coalitions in the US were hurt by their divergent, one-sided approaches on these difficult issues,…

From UTA Number Six

From UTA Number Five

The United Front

Robbie Mahood

Dear Upping the Anti,

You have produced a stimulating issue of the journal (UTA 3). The backgrounder on the Six Nations struggle at Caledonia was very useful and on a different level, so were the interviews with William Robinson and Aijaz Ahmad.

I want to take issue with your editorial…

From UTA Number Four

Means and Ends

Kriss Sol

Dear Upping the Anti,

Reading “Making friends with Failure” (UTA 3), I found that AK Thompson’s account of the shortcomings that mark Richard Day’s celebration of contemporary “affinity” politics cut right to the heart of the matter. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to…

From UTA Number Four

Pain and the Other

Anna Feigenbaum

Dear readers,

In “Growing Pains,” the editorial from UTA 3, it is suggested that both those committed to the united front and those working from the standpoint of a pedagogy of confrontation share a concern with the question of responsibility to the Other. Further, “Growing Pains” argues…

From UTA Number Four

Elegy and Reckoning

Garth Mullins

Dear Editors,

Both the “Growing Pains” editorial and AK Thompson’s review of Richard Day’s premature announcement of Gramsci’s demise ?(UTA 3) put into words what I have tried so hard not to say. Both pieces, in their separate ways, forced me to confront what I’ve been in denial about…

From UTA Number Four

A Reply to Kersplebedeb

Tyler McCreary

Dear Readers,

For the record, I did read Sakai’s Settlers: Mythology of the White Proletariat in full. I have also read the interview with Sakai put out by Karl Kersplebedeb. Both texts are readable and interesting, although no work can be complete. In the interview, however, I see Sakai…

From UTA Number Three

On the “Mythology of the White Proletariat”

Karl Kersplebedeb

Dear Friends,

I am honestly wondering if Tyler McCreary read J. Sakai’s Settlers: Mythology of the White Proletariat cover to cover! His review, published in your last issue, raises some interesting questions, but tackles Sakai’s argument in an almost bizarre “apples and oranges” fashion.…

From UTA Number Three

Socialism from Below, A Response

Tom Keefer

Dear Comrades,

I would like to thank both Ray and Sebastian Lamb for responding to my article on the politics of socialism from below in the last issue of Upping the Anti. Ray in particular provides us with some helpful background and context to Draper’s life and times and describes how the…

From UTA Number Three

Socialism From Below, A Defence

Sebastian Lamb, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dear UTA,

Although Tom Keefer says that his article “Marxism, Anarchism and the Genealogy of ‘Socialism from Below’” aims “to understand what the real issues are” in debates between and among Marxists and anarchists about “socialism from below” and/or “from above,” I don’t…

From UTA Number Three

Socialism From Below

Ray, San Francisco, CA

Dear Comrades,

Tom Keefer’s article in U.T.A. no. 2 on “socialism from below” was a pleasure to read. A number of unresolved questions for radicals are dealt with in a way that helps situate them for us. And Keefer is certainly correct that Hal Draper’s treatment of “socialism from…

From UTA Number Three

Letter from David Gilbert

David Gilbert, Dannemora, NY

Congratulations to the editorial crew for an excellent first issue of Upping the Anti, which I found relevant and stimulating. I especially liked the editorial which argued for theory in a very unpretentious, on point way. And from that perspective, you provided a valuable set of writings. The two…

From UTA Number Two

Again on the "Three Antis"

Danielle Gauld, Vancouver, BC

The editorial of the first issue of your journal put much needed words to things I’ve long felt in not quite articulate ways. It helped clarify the roots of and to historically situate our current impasse, the challenges ahead, and what steps might be taken in addressing them. As one of the…

From UTA Number Two

On the Three "Antis"

Anonymous Working Guy

Comrades, I just finished reading your first issue of “Upping the Anti” I think you are right to take anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism and anti-oppression as the basis for a lot of radical thought in Canada (and the US) right now. As someone who has been involved with all three in recent…

From UTA Number Two