This site is not a place to visit, it is a mode of transportation that we hope will take you someplace else. We think of the words we write as theory in motion- words we ride while navigating our complicated political realities. These words take us to dangerous realms of gender trouble, class warfare, and radical race politics. We measure our velocity against a scale of utopic desires for social and economic justice.
This site evolved out of an old-fashioned, photocopied zine called Make that we’ve been collectively producing for the past few years. Make developed from conversations between friends about how we were so over other activists accusing us of being “too intellectual.” We decided to write down records and critiques of our political agitating because we realize the need for activist strategies that confront laziness, defeatism, self-congratulatory attitudes, and the willingness to settle. We want our direct action to take into account the many forms and surprises of complicity. And we want to make theory, in turn, that moves forward from a sense of urgency about this fucked-up state of affairs.
This site, then, picks up on the momentum of that zine and carries it further. Though we certainly question the liberatory potential of new communication modes like the web (whose highly policed freeways clearly head towards global capital consumption before all else), we are excited about mutliplying our efforts at provoking dialogue.
Clicking items on the index above will offer intros and entry for each of the sections. These sections will open in new windows, and this front page will stay open for you to return to for further investigation, poking, and prodding. We hope you’ll take the time to email and let us know your own devious schemes for insubordination.
Thanks to Dawn and Eddie from Community Resource Exchange whose great (free!) class opened our eyes to the obsessive, time-consuming possibilities of html. We also used Elizabeth Castro’s guide to html; you can visit her website cookwood.com for advice and info on programming.