"The only truly effective response that will neutralize repression is already captured by the politics and practice of abolition and decolonization, led by black and indigenous communities against the colonial-capitalist order, and the politics of anti-violence work, which locates heteropatriarchy and misogyny as key conditions for state violence and repression"
"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
#nowplaying Fiona Apple -- Limp
this song goes so hard
#nowplaying Tom Waits -- Such a Scream
its halloween times
#nowplaying TV on the Radio — Love Dog
#nowplaying Bad Bunny -- P FKN R
#nowplaying and crying
Tinashe — Know Better
Voting Is Not Harm Reduction
“Our tendency is towards autonomous anti-colonial struggles that intervene and attack the critical infrastructure that the U.S. and its institutions rest on. Interestingly enough, these are the areas of our homelands under greatest threat by resource colonialism. This is where the system is most prone to rupture, it’s the fragility of colonial power. Our enemies are only as powerful as the infrastructure that sustains them.”
#nowplaying Carly Rae Jepsen -- This Love Isn't Crazy
" But the factories are gone now, and the deal was betrayed. The big capitalists don’t need masses of sweatshop workers making microchips in Silicon Valley, because they found that they could pay sweatshop workers in Bangladesh and China and Ciudad Juárez even less."
"Since abolition, as Ruth Wilson-Gilmore so beautifully tells us, is not so much about absence but about presence – the presence of possibility where its already after the end of the world, the presence of (other) worlds within the World, of possibility and worldmaking that couldn’t be received as anything other than dissonant, unintelligible, cacophonous noise to the World but that are the sounds with and in which we feel how to be with and for each other..."
What is an Anti-Racism Reading List For?
"I suppose the anti-racism reading list is exactly for that person, the person who asks for it. And yet the person who has to ask can hardly be trusted in a self-directed course of study, not if their yearning for gentle education also happens to coincide with their earliest exposure to books written by people who are not white"
#nowplaying Fiona Apple -- Ladies
(this song wrecks me)
texts that have help me come to this set of questions/urgencies:
- Wendy Chun, Habitual New Media
- @cyberdoula on Instagram
to be clear
many many privacy wanks and digital security/security culture folks would benefit from interrogating how whiteness shapes even the notion of "the right to privacy" (to be "let alone")
but that would mean a lot of critical self-interrogation and I wonder if (white) people are ready for that
🌱el bien más preciado es la libertad🌱
prison abolition now
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