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Students occupy the Sorbonne      Paris, France 1968

 

what

       are we

here for?

 

To ask that very question, and to act on the answers we ultimately arrive at.

 

Radical Praxis is a group devoted to developing a vision of the best possible world, and to the realization of that vision.

 

All in all, we recognize that this requires a crucial understanding of the reality with which we are faced- an understanding that can be arrived at through focused study and an informed political and social activism.

 

radical praxis

Email.

radicalpraxis@riseup.net

Website.

http://radicalpraxis.tripod.com

Phone #.

(360)788-1722

 

 

More info

forthcoming.

Bellingham activist resources

 

Calendar of local events!

http://www.revolutionz.org

 

Bellingham Peace Community

http://www.bellinghampeace.org

 

Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

http://www.whrtf.org

 

Western Anti-War Movement

http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~wam/

 

The Peace Resource Center
http://www.as.wwu.edu/programs/prc/prc.html

 

Text Box: RADICAL…  …                                          …  …PRAXIS

 

 

 

radical adj.

             Arising from or

             going to a root

             or source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              

 

 

                       

 

 

           praxis n.

Reflection and       action upon the  world in order to  transform it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond

single-issue

activism

 

Most everything, we believe, is connected. Hence, we are here for drawing those connections that provide a conception of the larger picture. At the same time, we remain highly critical of the conventional picture often framed for us.

 

By way of single-issues campaigns, we may begin to challenge with those institutions-seemingly impossible to describe, much less confront- that directly affect our lives. But these campaigns must seek to draw out the links between different forms of oppression. We cannot even begin to address issues of race, for example, unless we are prepared to confront issues of class as well.

Beyond

   campus

activism

 

From France to China, from the United States to Indonesia, students’ movements have had an overwhelming effect on history. It might be wishful thinking to believe we ourselves could ever achieve such success, but we’ll never know for sure unless we try.

 

For this reason, we severely limit ourselves and the potential for change if our focus remains the university and not the community around us.

 

 

 

Students challenge the government

     Beijing, China 1989   

   by

  what

     means?

 

Any and all means imaginable.

 

This could take the form of education, posters, demonstration, leadership development, direct action, tabling, theater, community participation, forums, lectures, discussion groups, publications, work shops, and so on.

 

And hopefully, through critical reflection on our own experience, we may learn what the most valuable routes are for bringing about the world we envision- a world free of oppression on all levels.

 

All the while, we hope this aspiration is reflected in ourselves, that our organizing prefigures the world we wish to create.

 

The future will only contain what   we put into it now.

-Paris student graffiti 1968