Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand up, speak out.
This is real life. (x)
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We are an autonomous anti-racist collective led by radical People of Colour in the South East of England.
We are picketing Holland & Barrett in Brighton on August 23rd. You can find details here.
I know a lot of people who find the white male-centric anti-fascist scene here impossible to engage with. We need to fight against racism on our own terms.
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1. National Moment of Silence was organized by Feminista Jones a Black feminist who has dedicated her labors on social media to combat the racist media coverage and the overwhelmingly white supremacist revisionism and lies about the assault on black life. #RememberRenisha (DREAM HAMPTON ANOTHER BLACK FEMINIST WAS THE ONE WHO STARTED THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR RENISHA) So understand that I know exactly who organized it. Black women organize when no one else does. When yung suffragettes are writing fuckshit articles on Jezebel.com, we’re organizing. Trust.
2. Black women have always had to do the labor of remembering and seeking retribution for injustices and human rights violations that occur in our communities especially when they effect Black girls and women. So I’d advice you to do some research on Fannie Lou Hammer, Ida B. Wells (who the suffragettes and 1st wave feminists actually forbade her from marching b/c they were too concerned about the racist souther white women not participating also see) and Rosa Parks and the initial inception of the Civil Rights movement which was all organized by Black women because no one (ESPECIALLY THE RACIST WHITE FEMINISTS UR APOLOGIZING FOR UP IN MY INBOX) fucking no one gave a shit about seeking retribution for Black women who were losing life and being terrorized in Jim Crow South.
3. Feminism isn’t about superiority, but I’ll tell you something. IT’S NOT ABOUT ENSURING THAT WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO SEEK TO CONTINUE THE MARGINALIZATION AND DISGUSTING TOKENISM OF WOC COMFORTABLE. Feminism and this neoliberal “equality” fuckshit that doesn’t challenge or begin to even erode at the structures or institutions that replicate and re-enforce white supremacy, patriarchy, imperialism, classism, etc so that they can be “equals” to the current status is bullshit. AND THAT’S WHAT I WAS CALLING OUT. Everyone else seemed to understand that… So instead of rolling up in my inbox telling me how foolish I look for calling out the racist bullshit that happens under the guise of “equality”, maybe you should do some research about the fucking movement we’re a part of and the disgusting shit that they’ve pulled to silence women like me an you so that they can maintain the systems that keep them privileged.
Ramon Zürcher, The Strange Little Cat (2013)
Where Souls Dwell (2013) - Palestinian Artist Laila Shawa
Plastic, Rhinestones, Swarovski Crystals, Peacock Feathers, and Wire.
“The olive trees! What did the olive trees do? This olive tree that prays to God, what did it do?”
- Bassem Abu-Rahma in 5 Broken Cameras (2011)
drake just wrote his whole next album sitting in that chair
Somali funk by Dur Dur Band
THIS THE TRUEST BOP THO!
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
I am tired of listening to people tell me that “the system is falling apart.” The system is not falling apart. The system is functioning the way it was intended to function. Normally the political order functions more discreetly and complicated so that you cannot view any of its abuse so quickly and transparently. Right now you are seeing its brutal mechanism in the open, that’s all. This is a reality for those who are not rich/white or both.