Letters to the Editors

  • Letter

    Spotlight on the CFS

    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 Federatio…

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    A Feminist Call to Radical Hip Hop Heads

    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 l…

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    Indigenous Struggles in Hawai’i

    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 significa…

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    Learning from the Green Scare

    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 po…

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    The Need for Theory

    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 g…

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    Response to Flemming

    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 box…

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    Risk and Responsibility

    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 is wi…

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    The Struggle Continues

    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 str…

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    Sex Workers United

    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 in…

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    Danger at Daybreak

    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 asse…