anti black anti asian and islamophobic shit
theres so much racism in the latinx community like the anti blackness and anti asianess in the community is so normalized. i hear latinx say 'chino' and make the same ugly asian jokes all the time and hear so many latinx say the n word and make fun of black ppl... not only that but ive seen lots of islamophobic shit said by latinx ppl.. we need to check ourselves
Jeronimo Yanez was a non-Black Latino.
George Zimmerman was a non-Black Latino.
Anti-Blackness in Latinx communities kills Black people.
All of us, non-Black Latinxs, are implicated in Black death at the hands of non-Black Latinxs.
Don't think you're exempt just because you're "conscious" and have "Black Lives Matter" in your bio. Everytime we, non-Black Latinxs/Xicanxs, let anti-Blackness slide (in our family/community) we contribute to the violence against Black people.
helping people in this heat wave
PSA: if you live somewhere brain-boiling hot like phoenix, keep bottles of water in your car (frozen, if you're able). I still run into folks on the street asking for money even when the temps are over 100°. Water could save a life. And it'll let someone know they're valued.
On the topic of left unity, it should be a priority to gather with as many comrades as we can. Imperialism certainly won't be brought down by sectarian social media cliques, it will be brought down by the people in resistance. The task of organizing rests upon all of us. We can maintain internal criticism among leftists while maintaining our solidarity (unity, struggle, unity) without condemning each other.
If we can't uphold unity, then we fail the task of organization. The reactionaries win.
once again, pigs go uncharged for another Black death & leaving yet another family in shambles, #PhilandoCastile mother released her anger that has been festering seeing endlessly; pigs getting away w/ murder. To then see her child become victim of the same institution of "protecting & serving." She said "Fuck the police" w/ as much power as the bullet(s) that killed Castile. This isn't disappointing, or tiring, or even saddening to see anymore. It's infuriating, disgusting, & provoking.
When a comrade from birdsite left, they dumped a bunch of links of cool historical activist material. I'm going to leave the links here for you to explore.
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the whole thing is wild and absolutely bonkers like i can't even comprehend there being 27 floors and one staircase and exit. also the fact that they put elderly people and disabled people on the 19th floor, like honestly what do they expect them to do in a case of a fire? just die? because that's what it seems like, it seems like no one cares about their safety and well being.
it's really hard to get any doubts that the idea that the fire in grenfal wasn't deliberately done considering that the fire and the deaths of the poor people living there actually served corporate interests. they "renovated" the building last year and put plastic outside the building so it could look pretty for the rich people on the other side of kensington nevermind that the material was highly flammable. they made it clear they wanted to demolish the place so now they've got what they wanted
Let's talk about how that survival of the fittest narrative has alienated the workers for centuries. It's pseudoscience at its core. In nature there's no competition among individuals of the same species. The only way humanity has evolved is due to cooperation. Capitalism arrived and now we're all about to die over some bullshit that could be fixed by just controlling what we produce in a way we satisfy our real necessities. This should a main line for any party.
white ppl who say "i hate white people" really get on my nerves bc if ur gonna say something like that, CLAIM and ACKNOWLEDGE ur whiteness. U ARE WHITE, you don't get to distance urself from that identity in social justice discourse, esp when white ppl have been the main oppressors throughout history. not saying that white ppl can't hate white ppl, but too often when i see this, they act like they ain't white themselves