White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book █ https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/politics/donald-trump-john-bolton-white-house-book/index.html █ Reports from The New York Times suggest that Bolton’s book details a time last August when the President directly linked $391 million in security aid to Ukraine with that country’s government launching investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The President has repeatedly made unfounded and false claims about Joe Biden relating to Ukraine.
Neo-Nazis from 'The Base,' targeted family in #Georgia for murder after their names appeared on white nationalist website. @afainatl reports the family "are not members of our organization." Their names were gleamed from anti-racist social media accounts. https://itsgoingdown.org/notorious-white-power-website-led-georgia-neo-nazis-to-target-family/
White nationalist website run by Brad Griffin, led to couple being almost murdered by paramilitary neo-Nazi organization. https://twitter.com/afainatl/status/1222550779166220288
i'm sure that has been posted before but it can always use repeating: here is a resource to help connect marginalized folk with therapists from similar backgrounds as them. Founded and chaired by a team of black, brown, and asian doctors so you know its not totally lip service
the reason that your ethnicity isn't "white" is that, for example, if we take the idea that Jews are white, we're completely ignoring the fact that there are in fact many Jews who aren't: mixed-race Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, non-white converts, and many, many others. they're all Jews, but they're not all white: it's a Venn diagram, not a circle.
race and ethnicity are more or less separate; and race is also more or less a tool for the violent destruction of ethnic cultures and the assimilation of them into an unjust, homogenized racial hierarchy.
#FoodNotBombs serves a really, really vital role to the global anarchist movement. It's a widespread (almost ubiquitous), accessible, non-threatening, and undeniably *good* entry into the scene. No matter where you are in the (Western) world, if you're curious about #anarchism and want to see what it's all about and learn how you can help, you can probably drive not too far and visit a FNB meal - and if you help out enough and gain the trust of the other members, they'll eventually tell you what else you can help with
And of course this is in addition to it just being great mutual aid that you should be helping with
If you're a leftist and you don't know how to help, go to http://foodnotbombs.net/info/locations or do a DDG search for "[city] food not bombs" and check out their next meal, even if only to eat and chat. They'll be happy to have you!
Important thing for all who can see this.
If someone confronts you on your racism or sexism... that means that they like you enough and trust you enough to hear and listen.
If they didn't think you were redeemable, if they didn't think you were worth it, they would roll their eyes and just avoid you. Block on sight, shut down in conversation.
If we confront you about it, no matter how bruskly it may seem. It means that we legitimately think you are better.
At least, that's the way I see it. Feel free to throw ideas or suggestions at me.
Hmmm... I probably should have set the latter posts in that thread to unlisted. Oh well.
The law enforcement presence at the rally was striking restrained: there were no rows of police officers in riot gear facing off against armed activists. While the streets around the statehouse were lined with metal barriers, and security was tight around the capitol building, the protesters standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the streets were allowed to chant, sing and listen to impromptu speeches without inference. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/20/virginia-gun-rally-activists-richmond
In the Face of Rising White Supremacist Violence, Police Continue to Investigate Victims and Activists - https://theintercept.com/2020/01/20/political-surveillance-police-activists-tennessee/ - But as federal investigators joined local police in the months following the fire, the questions posed to Highlander staff grew only more pointed and bizarre, as if they, and not their presumed attackers, were under investigation. “Who do you train?” they were asked. “Who funds you? Are you training protesters? Do you know antifa?”
My most recent digital painting - https://achrilock.com/2020/01/05/4301/ - in print form (a little experiment to see how they turn out when they transition from the RGB to the CMYK color space). Some of the vibrancy is lost, but now that I’ve seen both it’s hard to pick a favorite version. The more muted tones of the print are also cool (in fact, I almost went in that direction to begin with). Anyways, here is an art print. ☺ #art #achrilock
"Concentrated power can be always wielded in the interest of the few and at the expense of the many. Government in its last analysis is this power reduced to a science. Governments never lead; they follow progress. When the prison, stake or scaffold can no longer silence the voice of the protesting minority, progress moves on a step, but not until then."
The Principles of Anarchism
"Every defeat of the capitalist class is a defeat for fascism. Every time the workers obtain a reduction in their hours of work and a rise in salaries, every time they affirm workers’ solidarity by defending a victimised fellow worker, every time they abolish degrading methods of production, every time they achieve a victory over their boss, they win a victory against fascism and pave the way to socialism."
Marie Louise Berneri
THE LEFT & WORLD WAR II
Today has been filled with far-Right disinformation campaigns about #Richmond2ARally. Check out our thread on fake 'ANTIFA' twitter accounts that are used by the far-Right to spread misinformation. https://twitter.com/IGD_News/status/1218946859638521856?s=20
"awkward spiel about self"
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