China Martens

China Martens

China Martens is interested in radical working class/low income/no income/poor white anti-racist history. Martens is a co-editor of “Don’t Leave Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities” and currently collaborating with Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Mai’a Williams to create “This Bridge Called My Baby: Legacies of Radical Mothers.”


Sketch of Chelsea Manning's trial. (Drawing by Clark Stoeckley)

“I want people to see the truth … regardless of who they are … because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” – Chelsea Manning weeks after she leaked the “Collateral Murder” video and just days before military police arrived to arrest her on May 29, 2010.

Working to create support for parents and children is one of my main forms of political activism (see, so after reading reports of how the protesters had settled into a camp within the Capitol Building that included childcare, I wanted to find out more.

The Future Generation
Notes on Childcare at the Wisconsin Occupation
Impressions and Notes From a Day at the Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) Trial