Anti-Oppression Politics

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Definition

Common Cause Ottawa :

“We define anti-oppression politics as a related group of analyses and practices that seeks to address inequalities that materially, psychologically, and socially exist in society through education and personal transformation.”

Discussion

Read the essay: With Allies Like These: Reflections on Privilege Reductionism By Common Cause Ottawa / theanarchistlibrary.org / Aug 28, 2017

URL = https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/with-allies-like-these-reflections-on-privilege-reductionism/?

“While there is value in some aspects of anti-oppression politics, they are not without severe limitations. Anti-oppression politics obfuscates the structural operations of power and promotes a liberal project of inclusion that is necessarily at odds with the struggle to build a collective force capable of fundamentally transforming society. It is our contention that anti-oppression furthers a politics of inclusion as a poor substitute for a politics of revolution. The dominant practices of anti-oppression further an approach to struggle whose logical conclusion is the absorption of those deemed oppressed into the dominant order, but not to the eradication and transformation of the institutional foundations of oppression.” (https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/with-allies-like-these-reflections-on-privilege-reductionism/?)