I have to say something: I am
now unemployed. After 5 years I had to leave my company and seek new work.
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Greta Thunberg isn’t the only trailblazing young climate leader. Activists from the Amazon to Nigeria share their ideas for battling the climate crisis.
Also, and maybe I’m biased, but I lived through the aftermath of the “Law & Order” by Republicans and supported by mostly White second wave feminists, and it was further extended when the Three Strikes Law was done under Clinton. We’re still seeing devastation and disappearance through FOSTA/SESTA now. Are you going to look me in the eye and say they have made things better, that rape and crime are over now?
Say what you will about the current Black Panthers or Combahee River Collective, if you read earlier works by their late members you see a drive to confront the RACIALIZED problems around reproductive labor, crime and poverty through active solidarity with people. Yes, even if they’re, “disgusting” or, “useless” or, “unproductive”.
Alison Edwards didn’t travel to fucking Kentucky with Dworkin and MacKinnon hoping problems will go away by paper. She worked in the fucking streets. So should you.
Critiquing reproductive labor is all well and good, but too many of you are more like Susan Brownmiller than Angela Davis or Alison Edwards in confronting the problems around it. You lean on simply disappearing the problem through legislation and jails, instead of confronting the structural forces, or your culpability in them, head on.
Your carceralism isn’t made better or more materialist by how loudly you boost of how much you hate sex work or housewives, in other words.
“Li said that the trade war launched by Trump against China was part of a broad Washington strategy to contain China’s rise and prevent any challenge to US hegemony.
“The China-US trade war, in a nutshell, is that the US has started a comprehensive strategy to contain China,” Li wrote. “It is a comprehensive political struggle, and the trade war is just part of it.”
“Black trans women are the most marginalized population and also likely to end up in our jails. Considering the systematic oppression they already deal with inside these prisons, and all of the struggle they have to go through to get the things that they need, you’re telling me that the only way they can get services is to put them inside a prison? What about funding communities before they are incarcerated?”
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So I’m working on a new essay, focusing on the, “Immersive Sim” and the Western idealism that permeates with them.
I posted a draft of it on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29985433
“In the Times, Erica Moiah James, a Bahamian and an assistant professor of art history at the University of Miami, adds context: “[The Bahamas] has a tiny carbon footprint but carries the burden of being ground zero for our climate crisis.” The world’s big carbon emitters are currently not evenly yoked with those who suffer the consequences of climate change.
“An exhaustive study of the case published in 2011, “Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War and White Power in Africa,” found that “whatever the details, his death was almost certainly the result of a sinister intervention.” A new documentary film — the product of a six-year investigation — goes further.”
The fact bigots just can't leave us alone highlights that if we emphasize deplatforming them from our networks and isolate them to communities that don't have access to us, they would just eat each other.
They are just miserable people that want to spread their self loathing to others. That's why they get so upset when we set a hard boundary.
They have no interest in growth and making better spaces.
They're just bad people.
But also, make your thinking and doing about labor radical. Learn how to unionize from an activist or organizer (locally or on the internet). Participate in solidarity strikes and protests by workers. Look at how much of the world you take for granted is built by labor, from the immigrants fleeing imperialist violence to the single mother working so her children can get an education, to homeless people working out of their cars.
Walk, learn and fight with them.
I’m gonna say something: I am a sex worker, been unemployed since October 2018, and am currently trying to get another job so I can better cover things I need, like phone service, public transit, rent, hygiene, HRT and food.
I also organize, write, edit and do photography. I am among millions of people doing work we love, like, tolerate and hate. And we matter.
This labor day, think about Black trans women who have to struggle for a living, in more ways than one.
“Americanization Day, Loyalty Day, and Labor Day have one troubling fact in common: They are stark evidence that the U.S. government has long held a vested interest in quashing dissent and cracking down on radical political organizers; in this case, the anarchist, communist, socialist, and trade unionist workers who were behind some of the greatest working class struggles of the 19th and 20th centuries.”
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