Letters to the Editors

  • Letter

    Fostering Militancy

    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, th…

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    Popular Interventions

    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…

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    Diversity of Tactics from Vancouver to Toronto

    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 mobilizations…

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    Anti-Olympics Organizing and the G-20 in Toronto

    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. Rat…

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    On Dialogue and Freedom of Speech

    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 tak…

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    Where are the Settlers of Colour?

    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 h…

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    Difference, Identity, and Valorization

    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 i…

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    Making Modest Demands

    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 M…

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    Beyond the next Demo

    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 pret…

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    Transcending our Excesses

    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 to…