Dear Dan Savage:
We appreciate all of the hard work that you and your sisterhood of the travelling imperialism (aka white gay men who speak over everyone else) have done for ‘the movement,’ but now we need you to keep moving far, far away
back into the closet along with your tacky outfit.
Court Update on 5 Facing Felonies in Murrieta
Today, September 25th all five people facing charges had an initial felony settlement conference with the DA. The DA has not yet seen any video evidence and did not make any offers, so another FSC was set for early November.
They have not dismissed the false charges against one defendant who was separate from the conflict and actually filmed the attack and brutality on the other 4. This is cause to believe they are not negotiating in good faith, and are in fact exercising collective punishment on the group based on perceived political association.None of us will plea to felony charges- especially when it is evident than no such disruption occurred and the police in fact initiated the aggression and attack on our people. A documented list of violations and written statement assessing the motivation and political climate behind these arrests will be released soon.
Thank you for staying involved and attentive of our case. We appreciate all the kind energies and support we have received.To follow our case visit www.peoplesdefense.tumblr.com To show your support sign the petition please visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/223/100/522/drop-the-charges/ To give monetary donations for legal defense visit https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/3qax2/ab/63u6Zb For more information check out this article http://koine.la/da-to-press-lynching-charges-against-five-pro-immigration-protesters-attacked-by-murrieta-police/
Tired of living in a culture of nonconsent and gender oppression/repression that reinforces street harassment?!! It feels as though the amount of self-entitlement that, mainly cis/het men, have over spaces and fem bodies in particular is escalating.
Saturday September 13th LAQR will be doing our Gender Violence and Transfeminist Revolt! workshop at the Echo Chamber Creative Headquarters where we’ll discuss systemic/intersectional analyses in terms of descriptive/political categories regarding violence faced within and out Femme and Queer/Trans communtiies and express ways in which we can collectively #REVOLT against our social conditions.
This will be follwed by a Direct Action Against Street Harassment planning meeting to discuss and plan a one time event on LA public transit systems that could turn into a monthly occurance depending on the outcome of the action.(LET’S fEMUP THE TRAINS Y’ALL!)
For folx who are so over feeling like you have to change how you dress or how approachable you are for the sake of protection, let’s do something about it! LAQR is inviting groups, collectives and orgs to come to a strategy/ planning meeting to take the actions to the streets.
We will discuss ways in which we can oppose harassment that womyn, LGBTQIA2S+ folx, and anyone whose body is often in danger under patriarchal culture, face. Let’s begin to dialogue about changing the culture with public art campaigns, spreading anti street harassment literature and stickers, taking surveys of womyn and LGBTQIA2S+ folx to see if those most marginalized under the patriarchy can or will turn to their neighbors or the cops, and share skills/ tactics. These are just a few ideas shared we can use to de-escalate, eradicate, or change this behavior that enculturates us into fear.
Allies/Accomplices welcome if you can LISTEN & HEAR more than you can speak & tell
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We will have zines available and will be accepting donations for legal defense in the Echo Chamber space for every event for comrades who met with racist vigilanteism and police violence. See info here:
But if it was “white power” she’d be racist and probably beat. But you know, it’s whatever.
Black power ≠ white power
Black power = Resistance. A response to the abuse and subjugation of white supremacy. Recognizing the humanity of Blackness. Black people uplifting themselves from the margins. A rallying cry of self-love, self-actualization and autonomy. Black power does not mean the subjugation and abuse or torment of white people. It has never meant this and it never will. Show me the examples of “Black power” chants stripping whites of anything.
white power = white supremacy, subjugation, abuse and torment of everyone not white. Anywhere chants of “white power” ring, hatred follows behind. Look no further than the people who scream “white power” and why they say it.
This stuff is not hard to understand or figure out.
The fact that a white woman is in that Ferguson crowd unharmed is proof positive that a chant of “Black power” is not about dehumanizing, abusing, torturing or subjugating white people. Black people are not even in the position to do that.
On the other hand, ask yourself, what would happen to a lone Black person in a crowd of white supremacists chanting “white power”? Would that black person be safe?
The ignorant think “Black power” means enacting to white people what “white power” has enacted to Black people.
Fighters of the Zapatistas, as the Liberation Army of the South was informally called, c. 1913. Commanded by Emiliano Zapata, they were one of the most extreme factions in the Mexican Revolution, drawing their support mostly from the poor peasants who desired land reform. Briefly aligned with Madero, once Madero took the presidency in 1911 Zapata soon turned on him seeing that reform wasn’t coming, and the Zapatistas remained generally in opposition to the various governments of the ensuing decade. Held together by Zapata’s leadership, the group fell apart and disbanded a year after his assassination in 1919.
(Fototeca Nacional del INAH)
Ferguson: Justified Resistance to a Racist System
**Above pictures are, “a childrens view from Gaza” art work created by children from Gaza depicting the 2012 war
A children’s view from Gaza, is an exhibition of children’s art that reflects the horrors adults and children living in the Gaza Strip. The exhibition travels the world since 2012 and has been LONG LIVE PALESTINE!
[Show & Info Drop]
Check out our newest show with independent journalist Noor Harazeen from Gaza on the current attacks by Israeli occupying forces, plus other Palestinian solidarity related news.
This show along with all past shows can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/long-live-palestine
If you’re in the LA area you can listen to the show live on 90.7 KPFK @1:30pm on Sunday, July 20
A day after our interview,”Here is our office ! The Israeli warplanes targeted an apartment in Al-Jawhara building and our media agency is located just next to it .. I thought we journalists were protected ! NOT if you are a Palestinian journalist”
"When I last spoke to Noor the number of Palestinians that were murdered was 220, now with ground troops and tanks the numbers have increased to to over 350 human beings murdered electricity was only available for 8 hours now they have no electricity the We talked about the idea of numbers, there becomes a time when you become desensitize to it all, shoot I’ve even heard people say when Israel first started bombing Gaza, well isn’t Israel always bombing gaza what else is new. Sure, from our cozy beds on our computers it seems like nothing new, we scroll through pictures of dead bodies and broken limbs on our newsfeed and wonder if those who posted it are in poor taste or not, type our anger statuses or rants like the one I’m typing now but still, we sit here under our fascist regime and we do nothing. Even with all our anger and sadness and fury we sit here and do nothing. The goal of Israel has been made clear, in the words of Israels MP, “they want all the Palestinian mother’s to be killed so there can be no more”. So the question will we allow for this to continue to happen? Our government (whether you pledge allegiance to them or not, everytime you buy something you pay a sales tax) gives this fascist regime 3.6 billion dollars a year so that Israel can test out all of their experimental weapons. France banned Pro-Palestine protest, and the people responded by rioting in the streets. The US government senators voting UNAMNIOUSLY in favor of Israel, what are we going to do to show solidarity? Are we going to be scared to take a street? Break a window? Shut down intersections? There is no pleading with power, we can only to demand it.
Solidarity is a verb, and I apologize for our inaction, which has allowed for us to be complicit in your murder.” - Bobby London
"This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.
“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.”
A Plague on One House
Obama Humiliates Muslim Guests at White House Ramadan Event, Endorses Israel’s Gaza
Assault and NSA Surveillance
CNN removes reporter Diana Magnay from IsraelGaza after calling Israelis celebrating the death of Palestinian civilians ‘scum’
A children’s view from gaza
Health crisis looms in Gaza after Israel bombs water infrastructure
Mark Gonzales - Gaza
"War is cruel, it distorts the human characteristics within us, no matter our ability to withstand. Before anyone thinks about the restoration and reconstruction of Gaza after the war, they must think seriously about the way to restore the lives of the people of Gaza, and sew up the holes within them,because what Israel ultimately aims to do is kill us, or at least demolish our spirit and ability to live."
Todos somos gaza
The Palestinian Authority stands in the way of the Palestinian struggle
"The PA has long been criticized for being counterproductive to the Palestinian struggle. Concerns range from financial corruption to security collaboration with Israel. The PA has been rightly accused of being a proxy for the Israeli occupation in socalled Areas A and B of the occupied West Bank.These are the areas designated under the 1993 Oslo accords, comprising about a third of the West Bank, where PA forces keep order and calm on behalf of the occupation."
" We need to acknowledge this privilege that allows us to measure and manage our risk, to avoid action, response and consequence. To allow only impacted people targeted by state terror to experience it- as most separate ourselves for more ‘reasonable’ and ‘appealing’ courses of action/inaction. Ultimatelt avoiding managing distorting or erasing conflict rather than facing it. This isnt true of all of our people, because there is genocide and degrees of imprisonment on amerikan streets. But most people know that the closer you get to effectively challenging the narrative/supporting the resistance…the oppression and the eyes of the state apparatus (which has networks beyond borders for they are the only institution worthy to market such relationships) will train on YOU. Everyone knows this, and it is accepted and tolerated. #repression and #collectivepunishment from #gaza to #egypt and the world over, by all illegitimate governmental institutions against the people who attempt to self determine their own conditions. Colonialism has to be maintained through force, and even if we say otherwise, we accept this. Because the colonizers actions (and the state) carry legitimacy, and we are mostly people who have resigned our power. Though we may agitate desperately to remind ourselves that this doesnt have to be the case and it isnt inevitable or absolute. The Palestinians and all affected by this military regime and all the regimes set up to serve this countries interests such as Israel, will continue to suffer because of our own and amerikas self preservation."
Counter Insurgency in the US:
Today in Gaza – no electricity, no water, no respite
Gaza: Israel’s $4 billion gas grab
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields
AF3IRM SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BORDER BRUTALITIES: WOMEN SEEK TO TEAR DOWN WALLS, FROM PALESTINE TO THE US AND MEXICO!
“We oppose the ZionistEurocentric foundation of the State of Israel that claims a racist, exclusionary, and privileged Jewish identity and discriminates citizenship and land title rights on the basis of race. Instead, we support the creation of a free, independent, antioppressive, and democratic society within historic Palestine. This includes the right to return of Palestinian refugees and global freedom of movement into Palestine for those who desire it. We believe that the right to mobility, which is primarily the reality for millions of poor and racialized migrants who are indigenous to the global South, is distinct from capitalist settlercolonialism that destroys or assimilates existing societies and justifies theft of land and resources for the benefit of a privileged group.
Given the Israeli government and its imperialist allies’ monopoly over state violence, we believe it is necessary to support the right to Palestinian armed resistance, which has even been affirmed by the imperialist international legal regime. We reject the false dichotomy of violent and nonviolent resistance, a Eurocentric construct that serves to divide, simplify, and decontextualize diverse movements.”
NOIIVan Basis of Unity on Palestine
A poem by a Palestinian girl
Detroit rallies largest turnout for Palestine in years
The Palestinian struggle is a black struggle
The long history of Black Palestinian solidarity
LAPD relationship with Israel
DHS open fire on Palestine solidarity activist
Egypt blocks aid convoy from entering Gaza
if you’re going to protest an embassy…Turkish protestors raise Palestinian flag on israel consulate
Check out our newest show (TODAY) sunday July13th! live @1:30pm on Kpfk:http://www.kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live
A report back on the anti immigration backlash in Murrieta, CA as well as information on SoCal wide organizing to support and shelter families and child refugees.
Or listen to Full show available on our SOUNDCLOUD:
Intro song: Papers by SHINING SOUL
Outro song: Made you Die by (YASIIN BEY DEAD PREZ MIKEFLO)
Report Back: Anti Fascist/Imperialist Action in Murrieta in Support of Migrant Child Refugees http://bayareaintifada.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/report-back-anti-fascistimperialist-action-in-murrieta-ca-in-support-of-migrant-children-refugees/ The Border is the Problem: Resisting the Humanitarian Solution to Child Migration http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24443-the-border-is-the-problem-resisting-the-humanitarian-solution-to-child-migration “Queer undocumented youth have been at the forefront of fighting for immigrant rights for more than a decade. We learned to fight for our own spaces based on our experiences of exclusion from the country where we grew up, from our communities, and from both the mainstream LGBT and immigration reform movements… Today, undocumented queer organizers continue to organize based on our experiences and the stories of people in our communities. It is by listening to these stories that many of us have come to the conclusion that we need to continue to use creative and unapologetic tactics to stop deportations and to address the abuses and injustices taking place every day in immigration detention centers. Meanwhile, national mainstream organizations continue to push for a path to citizenship that ignores the immediate needs of undocumented immigrants and the record-breaking deportations under the Obama Administration. Perhaps Frank Sharry and DC-based immigration reform groups should stop rewriting history and listen to those directly affected by immigration laws, including undocumented queer immigrants who continue to be at the forefront of the movement.” http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2973670/
A Refugee Crisis not an Immigration Crisis
Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview
The U.S.-Created Child Migrant Crisis
Obama’s new plan for detained migrant children militarizes immigration policy
Remember Uprisings: 1 Year anniversary L A Trayvon Martin march 7:14:13