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"the demand for love is not simply here expressed as a demand to love the nation as an abstract idea, but also to love a person whose body can stand in for the national idea, as a confirmation of its value...

Within the politics of love, identifying yourself as a white woman and as a white Aryan would mean loving not just men, or even white men, but white men who can return the idealised image of whiteness back to myself."

feministkilljoys.com/2016/11/0

The best essay, the best one ever

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Bill Withers -- Hello Like Before

youtube.com/watch?v=V2o3n34esf

Hello like before
I guess it's different
'Cause we know each other now
I guess I've always known
We'd meet again somehow
So that it might as well be now

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" just as the pandemic has exposed the harsh realities of austerity driven neoliberalism, so to has it showcased the horrific conditions within the neo-plantation system of incarceration and detention today"

itsgoingdown.org/how-abolition

thinking about trans day of visibility / the words from Willem van Spronsen/Emma Durruti help me articulate how I feel about my trans comrades and family 

covid19, Michigan prisons 

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covid19, Michigan prisons 

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covid19, fuck prisons 

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covid19, fuck prisons 

Patrick Crowley -- Do You Wanna Funk (feat Sylvester)

youtube.com/watch?v=PeYUTbU_iT

disco is not dead / disco is the only thing saving me from The Rona

people in michigan prisons make 75 cents PER DAY doing various "jobs" around the prisons

but if you refuse to accept the work, you get written up/a ticket and can be punished later

so like

really

close the goddamn prisons.

covid19, prisoner support fundraiser in the UK 

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COVID19, fuck the state, fuck governors, close the goddamn prisons 

this pandemic will ultimately be worse because people were not let out of prisons and jails

"We shouldn鈥檛 have to do any of this, but we can鈥檛 rely on prisons to respond to this crisis in ways that attend to people鈥檚 needs; prisons do not resolve, but rather produce and extend crisis."

beyond-prisons.com/prisoner-su

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beyond-prisons.com/prisoner-su

"People in prisons, jails, and detention centers are at high risk of infection and have seriously abridged access to health care and hygiene within facilities. The overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of confinement, coupled with inadequate, neglectful, and often punitive responses to medical needs, mean that COVID-19 poses serious risks to this population."

Check out this guide to supporting prisoners during the COVID19 pandemic.

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prisons and police are part of the public health crisis

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