Here’s Finally Got the News - the 1970 documentary made by and about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. It’s an important piece on the leading role of workers in the Black Liberation Movement. And, it’s something to think about in relation to asian amerikan politics these days, where the direct participation of asian workers (unmediated through college-educated union/NGO...
C.N. Le, ECAASU 2011, and the Politics of...
By HTT C.N. Le’s essay, “ECAASU 2011: Lessons in Mis/Understanding Different Levels of Analysis,” posted originally on Asian-Nation and reposted on the official ECAASU blog, is a good example of the dominant perspective in asian amerikan politics in our time: the perspective of accommodation and assimilation into white society. Reflected in the vacuous appeals for “inclusion” now emanating...
A group of American veterans have publicly acknowledged for the first time that...– “US veterans confess Korean War atrocity,” BBC News, 29 September 1999
Once Upon a Time in Oakland [Tribute to the Black... →
In response to our piece on ECAASU, Anon asks, “Really, we shouldn’t celebrate or even show respect to veterans?” In that spirit, here’s some respect and love for the veterans. Veterans for the people, not veterans for US imperialism. Our veterans, not their veterans. -HTT P.S. Dig the Mao quote from Huey. P.P.S. Richard Aoki appears for a second at 3:24 min into the...
anakbayanla: What up world! Here it is, a free... →
In fact, the 1960’s breakthrough of ‘ethnic studies programs’...– j. sakai, settlers, 1989
Him Mark Lai, A Historical Survey of Organizations... →
An important essay by Him Mark Lai, the pioneering scholar on the history of Chinese people in the US, who did not need some (dis)honorary certificate, a.k.a. a degree, from white academia to research and teach in the field. A point to the Asian American studies / ethnic studies majors and grad students out there: what did our people do before these departments were created? Where did figures...
let a hundred flowers bloom
likethefruit re-blogs our analysis on the neocolonial ECAASU conference at UMass-Amherst and says, “A conference I will be attending and opposing.” In an earlier unrelated post, someone from an Amherst-based company that sells Japanese stationery and other products expresses similar apprehensions about ECAASU 2011, which no doubt cross the mind of any non-comatose thinking person upon...
ECAASU HAS BECOME A NEOCOLONIAL INSTITUTION! ASIAN...
a.k.a. why is Vijay Prashad speaking at a conference funded by the US military? By HTT ECAASU today has become a neocolonial institution that betrays the legacy of the Asian American movement, especially its principles of anti-imperialism, autonomy, and Third World solidarity. Asian students need to take the conference back from the opportunists and comprador traitors within ECAASU who have sold...
"open cuny to the people"
THE FUCKIN’ LOUDEST ASIANS got our hands on this leaflet from students in CUNY, a 23-campus system in NYC where women and oppressed nationalities form a large majority of the student body. Very few people know that Asian students took over a building for three days at CUNY’s City College (renamed Harlem University by activists) in March 1971 to demand Asian American Studies,...
SF Supervisor Criticized For Refusing To Recite... →
Jane Kim is the first Korean-American elected official in SF and former civil rights attorney. I’m sure we at THE FUCKIN’ LOUDEST ASIANS disagree with her on many things, but I’ll just say this: Asians need a little more of her righteousness and a little less of the widespread patriotic kowtowing. -HTT
Passing It On
I was reading Yuri Kochiyama’s memoir, Passing It On, when I came across one of her son’s articles that he wrote when he was in the seventh grade. It is extremely telling of how much education has changed since then. Jimmy Kochiyama’s article is entitled “The Chinese in America”. It was published in a junior high school newsletter: In the 1850s when all the...