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Words I like:

- hamantaschen
- crepuscular
- mariposa
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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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Thanks to @not_into_it for sharing the original screenshot of the message, and thanks to @therealraccoon for providing speedy English translations

(6/6)

“Juntos debemos imaginar el mundo que deseamos construír y comprender que la fuente de amor, solidaridad, y agencia colectiva que impulsa nuestra protesta es la base de ese nuevo mundo.

Ahora es el momento de mirar más allá del horizonte, boriqueños. ¿Qué ves? ¿Qué te imaginas? ¿Por qué lucharemos cuando Ricky se haya ido?”

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“Por esto es que convocamos al pueblo de Puerto Rico a que no pongan su confianza en los procidimientos del Congreso ni formen alianzas con politicos oportunistas. La acción directa sostenida e intransigente es la única forma de arrebatar el poder de las corruptas élites politicas de la isla y comenzar a desafiar de verdad las fuerzas estructurales que nos oprimen.”

(4/n)

“Sí, Ricardo Rosselló debe renunciar, pero la pudrición que representa va hasta el mismo corazón de la sistema colonial de Puerto Rico. Los poderes que rigen nosotros destinos no tienen nombre ni rostro, y detrás de Rosselló aguardan mil personas más como él, ansiosos por negociar el destino de nuestro pueblo a cambio de una vida de pequeños lujos.”

(3/n)

es la expresión del trauma colectivo, frustración y temor por el futuro de nuestra isla. El huracán Maria dejó al descubierto la devastación causada por la maquinaria del capital global y sus alcahuetes en cargos públicos. Ahora, tras el paso de Maria, los que están en la isla se encuentra en un torbellino vertiginoso de colapso économico, pérdida de población e imposición colonial.”

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Un mensaje para el pueblo puertorriqueño:

“En los últimos días, el pueblo de Puerto Rico ha tomado las calles y ha demostrado al mundo que no tenemos miedo de enfrentarnos a una sistema colonial corrupto y injusto. Más importante aún, hemos encontrado dentro de nosotros mismos el poder de cambiar ese sistema.”

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we dont live in fascism because of donald trump

the usa has been fascist since the get go

*throws Aime Cesaire, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Alex Weheliye books at y'all*

media apology for fascists 

:antifa: fuck the carceral state 

:antifa: gang injunctions 

:antifa: Ted Cruz, “terrorism” 

Bad Bunny is the leader of Antifa I don’t make the rules

There are no answers but there should be Good Faith conversations about it.

Anyways,

to return to the original point of the post:

Uplift the struggles of people outside of the white West. Uplift the struggles against the West, through sharing news articles, essays, photos, etc. Freedom doesn't happen in a silo, and we aren't free until all are free.

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someone mentioned the "invader vs settler" debate (age-old debate, it seems) re: settler colonialism, which is good to consider and think about, broadly

- Should the terms we use be more reflective of historical pain and trauma and therefore more hyperbolic/less apologetic?

- What do we do with phrases and terms that do the requisite "heavy lifting" to describe a concept/historical formation, even if they were fashioned in Ye Olde Ivory Tower? Do we throw out these words *bc* of their origins?

when we say "no [Muslim] ban, no [border] wall, no USA at all,"

we fucking mean it

fuck the usa

Left Fedi is notoriously quiet on uprisings outside of the continental US and Europe, and that needs to change, like, yesterday

y'all's claims to intersectionality or to decolonizing fall short quite often

uplift struggles that are outside of the West, and are directly against the West as well (not just in separating from the West but knowing that the West cannot and should not continue to exist)

It is vital for us settler leftists (especially you white folks) to support the protectors of Mauna Kea and the protests in Puerto Rico

The US still has colonies, and I cannot overstate how important it is that settler leftists in the continental (so called) United States support these movements for autonomy, self-determination, and independence

updates from

bigislandvideonews.com/2019/07

Kupuna means "elder" in Hawaiian, and it was kupuna who put their bodies on the line first, who first faced arrest yesterday in blocking construction on Mauna Kea

Donate to the bail fundraiser here: hawaiicommunitybailfund.org/

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