Appendix C - Glossary

“Language is powerful. It can open the world up like sunrise and it can block out the sky like prison walls” – from Mindful Occupation, Rising Up Without Burning Out

Some people on the left use unusual words to explain oppression and resistance, which can be helpful. The problem though is that not all of us understand what these terms mean – which in itself can exclude people! So, here’s a glossary to help: