General Assembly Statement of Solidarity for Occupy Oakland (2011)

2011-Present, Date

This document is a statement of solidarity for Occupy Oakland from the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly after the occupiers were forcefully evicted from their two-week old encampment. In the statement, the GA condemns the violence of the Oakland police department, calls for an immediate release of all detainees with all charges dropped, as well as demands that the mainstream media accurately report the events that ensued.


Statement from U.S. Political Prisoners to Nelson Mandela (1990)

1990-2010, Authority, Black, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Subjectives of Refusal, Subjects Redefined, White Supremacy

On June 21, 1990, U.S. political prisoners sent a statement to Nelson Mandela, who, at the time, was the Deputy Vice President of the African National Congress. In the statement, US political prisoners compared the criminalization of radical and progressive movements for social and political change within the US to what was happening in South Africa as well as contrasted the ways in which racism presents itself in both countries. They seek to relate to Mandela as because of his political views and activities on behalf of the African American community, he was a political prisoner himself. Additionally, they express solidarity with those in South Africa, who like them, are fighting a struggle for freedom against racial oppression.

Statement by Al-Fateh to the United Nations General Assembly (1968)

1946-1989, Authority, Colonized, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Imperialism, Subjectives of Refusal, Subjects Redefined, The Home

In October 1968, Al-Fateh delivered a statement at the 23rd session of the General Assembly of the UN. In this statement, Al-Fateh compared the Palestinian resistance movement to those against German occupation during WWII, declared the continuance of this struggle against the foreign occupation of Palestine no matter the time taken, rejected the proposed Security Council resolution, called on the United Nations and the peoples of the world to take a stand in respect to the cause of the displaced Palestinian people, in addition to making various other demands.

Statement by the Leader of Iran’s Green Movement – Mir Hossein Mousavi (2023)

2011-Present, Authority, Date, Defining the Enemy, Subjectives of Refusal, Subjects Redefined

The Iranian Green Movement, also known as the Persian Awakening or the Persian Spring, came to existence after the June 12, 2009 Iranian Presidential Election, in which activists demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office. On February 4, 2023, the leader of Iran’s Green Movement, Mir Hossein Mousavi, released this statement, calling for a “fundamental change” in Iran based upon “Woman, Life, Freedom.” He argues for the drafting of a new constitution as well as a transition towards democracy led by an “assembly of founders.” Mousavi notes that Iranians have stopped believing in the government’s ability to reform itself, and instead calls for a referendum for Iranians to vote on both a new constitution and a new government rooted in democratic ideals.