"passengers must have a destination while riding valley metro rail"
okay this is a shitty racist & classist rule aimed at giving transit cops carte blanche to hassle the unhoused, but i'm also mad that you officially cannot do a situationist "derive" on phoenix mass transit
mild slur, dorm room sociopolitical thought Show more
wait, i just realized the reason our society generally valorizes sexual romance is because romantic love (and the nuclear family) is one of the only forms of social bond that survived the social apocalypse of enclosure and capitalism
"romantic love, the last illusion, keeps us alive until the revolutions come" - larry mitchell, _the faggots and their friends between the revolutions_
**continues to be ridiculously in love with all their partners**
rolling out of a bar full of my best commie friends drunk as hell. life is good, my dears. life is good. some tiny battles won, a war yet to fight, and stalwart comrades to fight shoulder to shoulder with. i can't ask much more.
"hey the earth is exploding you have no choice but to come to our gay communist space station"
"fine. do my billions of dollars still work there"
"you bet your ass they don't"
money, politics Show more
I was thinking just now about things like boycotts and crowdfunding and giving to charity and all the other things we’re told to do with our money. And I think it's all a sham. The buying power of the masses is entirely in the hands of a ruling class that decides what to make purchasable, and to whom.
i spent the whole day doing politics and political logistics, working on a campaign to pressure the city to build a shitload of public housing, and then i walked a couple miles in the rain listening to Metric, and then i bought a bunch of tofu and chocolate, and i am Happy
Ashley Diamond Show more
Ashley Diamond, is currently being held in solitary confinement at the Floyd County Jail. She was locked back up 10 days ago. She has been enduring harassment by police and white supremacists (literally the KKK) for the past several months after being released from prison in 2015. While incarcerated, she experienced severe torture in the forms of sexual violence, solitary confinement, and withholding of her hormones. She is currently being retraumatized and is in dire need of support. You can reach Ashley at:
Ashley Diamond #68039
2526 New Calhoun Hwy
Rome, GA 30161
If you're not familiar with who Ashley Diamond is, please check out this NYT article:
Ashley is a hero of the queer/trans abolitionist movement who *while incarcerated* was able to upload videos to YouTube about her experience and the experience of other LGBTQ prisoners and expose the horrific mistreatment she faced at the hands of prison staff and other prisoners. You can find those videos, titled "Memoirs of a Chain Gang Sissy," on youtube.
Over the phone earlier today, she shared that she has not had access to her hormones or any of her other medications for 10 days, and is also being denied access to hygiene needs such as the shower and basic toiletries.
Please send Ashley your letters of support, and contact the Floyd county sheriff at email@example.com to demand that she be released from solitary confinement and that she be given access to basic needs including her medications and hormones. Ashley has given back so much to the movement following her release, and we need to continue supporting her and working toward her freedom.
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all the best conversations i had as i was canvassing, bar none, were with queer people. and a disabled anarchist woman who wanted to blow up data centers, that was excellent.
i was carrying SocAlt's banner in tthe absolute rear of the women's march, and there was a noise like a house-sized vacuum cleaner. it was a streetsweeper behind a line of cops. it just reinforced that the March is a safe, managed, liberal event, and the real work of building socialism and working class power came before and after.