"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."
The best essay, the best one ever
I like this book, and I like this essay the best #AnarchyMonday
"Sitting on the floor of that dorm room, I would have sworn on everything I loved that hip-hop would never be the same after 'Not Yet Free' and Kill My Landlord — even though I hadn't heard it yet. I really knew that everything involving hip-hop, black boys, black girls, freedom, capitalism, raced oppression, truth, rap music, violence, white supremacy, honesty and me was about to change forever."
"The border is itself a site of discipline where citizens are either included or excluded based on markers of race, gender, and class; legible as productive members in the economy of a global financial hub, or exploited as reproductive labour, ineligible to claim decent wages, housing, or permanent residence, rights that are routinely afforded to other (read: white) foreigners."
"History often rhymes. Power may have shifted from the British empire to the Chinese state and local Hong Kong government, but the priority of ‘law and order’ remains the same."
Check out a new-ish (new to me!) project from Hong Kong:
"Lausan 流傘 is a collective of writers, researchers, activists and artists from Hong Kong and its diasporas, engaging with the city’s political struggle. Through translation, creation, and education, Lausan 流傘 aims to build solidarity on the international left with Hong Kongers’ unfinished fight to imagine emancipatory futures after colonialism, against both Chinese and Western imperialism."
from Bifo Berardi’s “The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance” (2012)
“No one will be able to stop or guide the insurrection, which will function as a chaotic reactivation of the energies of the body of the socius... The task of resistance movements will not be to provoke, but rather to create (coextensively with the insurrection) autonomous structures for knowledge, existence, survival, psychotherapy, and giving life meaning and autonomy.”
#nowplaying Bitter Old Man — Pat the Bunny
#nowplaying Carmín — Romeo Santos, Juan Luis Guerra
San Diego, CA people:
Sent to me by some folks:
If you see any yellow posters advertising the “Homeless Hotline” re: “keeping downtown San Diego vibrant,” tear that shit down
Don’t sic the cops on homeless people, and don’t let others do it either
On the other hand, it sure would suck if this hotline got clogged with false tips...
wheeewwwww a word against the false promises and bullshit of mestizaje
"We understand that the current overseer was brought up in the PRI and within its “indigenist” vision in which originary people’s deepest desire is to sell their dignity and cease to be what they are. In that vision, indigenous peoples are simply museum artifacts or colorful artisanal items through which the powerful attempt to adorn the grayness of their own hearts."
"The big boss and his overseers build walls, borders, and sieges to try to contain these people who they claim are bad examples. But they never achieve their goal because dignity, courage, rage, and rebellion can’t be held back or incarcerated." -- by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés / EZLN
#nowplaying Raphael Saadiq -- Rikers Island
Mauna Kea, Fuck the state and especially fuck the settler colonial state
"The activists blocking the Mauna Kea Access Road announced today “there has been word” that the state will use Hawaii National Guard troops and out-of-state law enforcement officers in the next 30 days to clear the way for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to begin."
freedom for African migrants detained in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
"The newspaper El Universal reported that migrants from Ethiopia, Mali, Cameroon, Somalia, Congo, Mauritania, Guinea and Haiti were among those protesting against the government’s decision to cease granting permits. They would allow them to travel to the border with the United States, where they intend to seek asylum."
Birdsite link, anti-blackness is a global structural thing not isolated in the so-called USA or Europe
"African asylum-seekers marching in Tapachula, Mexico.
The Mexican gov, at the behest of the US gov, has cornered them here. You cannot force people fleeing war & extreme persecution to stay in a place that is also unsafe.
the biggest mood is Aime Cesaire's resignation from the PCF
"we shall henceforth consider it our duty to combine our
efforts with those of all men with a passion for justice and truth, in order
to build organizations susceptible of honestly and effectively helping black
peoples in their struggle for today and for tomorrow: the struggle for justice, the struggle for culture, the struggle for dignity and freedom"
URGENT: Hurricane Dorian Phone Zap
Demand Immediate Evacuation of All Immigrant Detainees
Miami: (954) 236-4909; CommunityRelations.Miami@ice.dhs.gov
Field Office: (954) 236-4900; Miami.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov
Community Relations Officer
Tampa: (813) 357-7030; CommunityRelations.Tampa@ice.dhs.gov
Call now and demand that ppl detained by ICE be evacuated
🌱el bien más preciado es la libertad🌱
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