Board of Directors was pleased to award grants to the following
individuals for January, 2002:
Lorenzo Komboa Erwin
for a rewrite of “Anarchism
and the Black Revolution”.
The book, first written in 1989 as a pamphlet, has had a
significant impact within the anarchist movement. The work argues
that a “class and economic analysis for the reconstruction of
society is not possible if racism as a social impediment is not
fully considered, and the concerns of people of color are not
included in a social revolutionary agenda”. Beyond his important
written contributions, Lorenzo has also been very active in
projects such as prisoner rights, the Black Autonomy/”people of
color” tendency within contemporary anarchism, anti-racism
movements, and other social change projects.
for her book-length
piece entitled: “Voicing
Exclusion(s): A Critical Examination of Current Discourses on the
“Anti-Corporate Globalization” Movement”.
In this fascinating study, Ali Ssauer investigates how social
movements in general, and the “Anti-globalization movement” in
particular, reproduce certain structures of domination by the
very way such movements are produced and by the way they define
themselves—by a discourse of inclusivity. Her project, which will
involve both interviews and research, will attempt to understand
the limitations of such discourses and suggest ways to redefine
them so they may become more relevant and powerful. One of the
many contributions which will emerge from this work will be to
“broaden definitions of resistance and dissent”.
for his unique book “Many
Manifestations: Blueprints for a Bricoleur’s War Machine”.
Sean, as opposed to most mainstream scholars, questions whether
the process and development of globalization inherent in the late
capitalism of our times is unavoidable. Informed by such thinkers
as Foucault and Deleuze, Sean Gauthier develops a post-structuralist
anarchist approach to critique globalization and the arguments for
it, and to, in turn, develop effective strategies to resist it.
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