Journal of Intercommunal Solidarity

More than a quarter-century ago, in the Fall of 1988, the first issue of Turning the Tide was published. Subtitled “L.A. Anti-Racism Newsletter” at the time, the two-sided, 8-1/2 X 14 news-sheet was produced by the year-old People Against Racist Terror (PART). It appeared on the occasion of the revived trial in Los Angeles of Tom Metzger of WAR (White Aryan Resistance) for a 1983 triple cross-burning in the San Fernando Valley. Optimistically numbered “Volume 1 Number 1,” the issue sported the slogan “Be PART of the solution.” The next year, the publication underwent the first of many format changes, appearing as an 8-1/2X11 multi-sheet photo-copied bimonthly newsletter. It included lists of Anti-Racist Resources, a “Rogue’s Gallery” of local racist and fascist groups, a section of reports of racist and anti-racist activity called “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” letters, news and political analysis. Turning the Tide has been published at least quarterly ever since.

TTT is probably the oldest continuous grassroots anti-racist, anti-fascist publication in the US, with over 25 years of uninterrupted grassroots agitating, organizing and critical analysis. We invite you to help Turning the Tide continue going forward as a voice of uncompromising anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-fascism, anti-colonialism, anti-imperialism, and commitment to human liberation and environmental sustainability. Subscriptions to the print edition are $20/yr payable to Anti-Racist Action (or $30/yr for an international or institutional subscription to Turning the Tide). Larger donations of course would be gratefully accepted. Call us at 323-636-7388 or email antiracistaction_la@yahoo.com now.

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Welcome to the website of “Turning The Tide,” published since 1988 by Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART). TTT is a non-sectarian anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-colonial and anti-capitalist publication that is distributed free to nearly 2000 prisoners around California and across the United States. You can find pdf archives of back issues as www.antiracist.org; this site will hopefully develop a dialogue on how we can move forward towards the eradication of all forms of exploitation and oppression.