Believe Disabled People: When People Don’t Believe You’re Sick https://kitoconnell.com/2019/06/29/believe-disabled-people/
Reminder: If you're committed to nonviolent activism, then you should not talk to or work with the police at your protests. https://kitoconnell.com/2018/01/25/nonviolent-activism-and-police/
(this is true for everyone, but this essay is especially aimed at people who engage in nonviolent civil disobedience)
Hi. I should introduce myself again.
I'm a gonzo journalist from Austin, Texas. I work as the Editor of Ministry of Hemp, and also write about/cover activism, protest & direct action relating to social justice. I'm #antifa. I'm disabled, polyamorous and (gender)queer and use he/him pronouns. I have fibromyalgia.
I enjoy casual video games (Stardew Valley), cartoons & other TV, working out and cooking when I have the spoons (too rarely), & angelic troublemaking ...
Also now realizing I forgot to share my last article for HEMP Magazine here, on #hempcrete and its future:
The Walls Blocking Hempcrete’s Acceptance https://thehempmag.com/2019/03/the-walls-blocking-hempcretes-acceptance/
It's available free online, but you can also find the print magazine, including my article, at Whole Foods & a lot of newsstands/bookstores. Which, if you ask me, is pretty dang cool.
An update on my upcoming work for HEMP Magazine: https://www.patreon.com/posts/upcoming-work-in-26316274
Like my last article for HEMP, it will be available both online and in the print edition.
Hot fox summer #GardenPaws
Good news: After a year long protest campaign, anti-#LGBTQIA Church will no longer rent #Austin public school property https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2019-08-21/anti-lgbtq-church-out-at-aisd/ via Austin Chronicle
Congrats Candace & the other #EverydayAntifascist activists of the "Antifa NonChristian Church" protest group
I've decided I'm sick of that thing where biography writers go on a 60 page tangent about Q Tips because the main subject stuck one in their ear during adolescence and otherwise they won't be able to fill 250 pages plus footnotes. #books
Crimethinc just released printable "We Are Antifascist" posters to show support for people under threat from fascism, racism & white supremacy. #antifa #WeAreAntifascist https://itsgoingdown.org/we-defend-each-other-a-line-of-posters-expressing-solidarity-with-everyone-under-attack/
Dayton mass murder & Leftist politics
The Left can do two things at once, after the Dayton shooting:
-- Push back against the fascist narrative that our politics, tactics, and search for justice created this killer, unlike the growing body count caused by the genocidal rhetoric of the far right.
-- & and have difficult, but necessary conversations about how the Left could do more to root out misogyny and toxic masculinity in our circles, and where we can do more to protect the victims of same.
police violence against dogs & humans
Texas police officer kills woman while firing at loose dog https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arlington-texas-police-officer-shoots-kills-woman-while-firing-at-loose-dog/ via @CBSNews
More info: Woman fatally shot by Arlington officer had a dog who ‘was her soul,’ friend says https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/arlington/article233438282.html
Fuck the police. Somehow, postal people deal with dogs everyday without gunning dogs or humans down. #ACAB
I wrote a bit more about my appearance on TV defending #antifa, here on my website: https://kitoconnell.com/2019/08/01/kit-defends-antifa-on-tv/
#Language: It’s Time for ‘They’ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/opinion/pronoun-they-gender.html
‘We stuck together like neighbors are supposed to do’: A community thwarts a father’s ICE arrest https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/07/23/we-stuck-together-like-neighbors-are-supposed-do-community-thwarts-fathers-ice-arrest/