by dj questionmark June 20, 2011
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Michael Novick of Anti-Racist Action LA and People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) talks about anti-racist work and dismantling colonialism. Novick connects different social justice issues and explains how everyone has a stake in the struggle for human liberation. He also lays out the historical progression of settler colonialism in the western United States and how important it is today for people to be self-critical of an internal colonization that misleads people into identifying with their own oppressor. Novick’s approach to community organizing recognizes a common humanity that includes building alliances, self-determination and developing a “total politics” that include all oppressed people and groups.
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