Paulette Sankofa

Paulette Sankofa


* Anti-war activist
* Former co-director of Women Against Military Madness
* Authored an article entitled “Terrorism: It’s in the Eye of the Beholder”

Describing herself as “an antiwar activist” and “a pacifist” who opposes “all … forms of violence,” Paulette Sankofa is a former co-director of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), an anti-war group from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. This group calls itself “a nonviolent feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination, and justice through education and empowerment of women, [by] . . . dismantl[ing] systems of militarism and global oppression.” Notably, WAMM directs its accusations of injustice and oppression exclusively at the United States. To this end, the group has opposed everything from the U.S.-led War on Terror, to U.S.-enacted sanctions aimed at isolating hostile nations, to any “U.S. foreign policy that uses military action to respond to world conflicts.”

In an article titled “Terrorism: It’s in the Eye of the Beholder,” Sankofa writes, “After September 11, 2001, we were told that ‘those people’ are just jealous of our wealth and way of life, and that is why ‘they’ are trying to bring us down. Those viewed as ‘terrorists’ have been those who vehemently oppose and resist global dominance, imperialism, and exploitation of natural resources by the United States and its economic cronies.”

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