the idea that musicians go out into the world and create something as amazing as music astonishes me.
I just want to take this moment to brag about becoming a class betrayer
Lmao, my dad wanted me to grow up into a bougie black man who likes sports and I am completely entertained by how off the mark he was.
12hr work day today…
I miss ya’ll :3
Prison Abolition Resources
Prison abolition lies at the intersection of struggles against colonialism, imperialism, racism, transphobia, heterosexism, patriarchy, rape culture, ableism, political repression, capitalism, structural poverty, state violence, state terrorism, and state monopoly justice.
Yet even on the radical left and within libertarianism, the two political groups that should be most amenable to prison abolition, prison abolitionist ideas are rarely understood. Here are some resources on prison abolition:
Critical Resistance http://criticalresistance.org/
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence http://www.incite-national.org/
Dean Spade on “Crime and Punishment” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia5vuHdBtz4
Ruth Wilson Gilmore “Don’t Reform Prisons, Abolish Them” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akirVY5Mqsg
The Anarchist Black Cross http://www.abcf.net/
The Audre Lorde Project’s Safe OUTside the System Collective http://alp.org/community/sos
Victoria Law’s “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women” http://resistancebehindbars.org/
"Prisons Will Not Protect You", an anthology by the radical LGBTQ group "Against Equality" http://www.againstequality.org/stuff/against-equality-prisons-will-not-protect-you/
"Alternatives to Police" by Rose City Copwatch http://cobp.resist.ca/sites/cobp.resist.ca/files/alternatives-to-police-web.pdf
"Prison Abolition is Practical" by Nathan Goodman [me] http://c4ss.org/content/20326
"Abolish the Police" by Anthony Gregory http://www.lewrockwell.com/2011/05/anthony-gregory/abolish-the-police/
"Resisting Gender Violence Without Cops or Prisons" by Victoria Law http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlozk7G-JYo
TGI (Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex) Justice Project http://www.tgijp.org/
This is far from a complete list, and I will likely update later.
You bougie as hell!
Even as the intellectual foundation for our drug-based paradigm of mental health care is collapsing, society’s use of these medications is increasing.
slowly ever slowly….
but seriously I don’t care if people think ‘cops are people too’. i’m sorry, does reaffirming that a ‘cop’ is in fact a ‘person’ in any way shape or form address the fact that they are paid oppressors with a salary, pension and benefit package that enact war against the poor for the benefit of control and capital.
especially when people try to affirm or defend police in response to outrage after police brutality (which is their daily role) and terrorism. does a shitty metaphor comparing police murderers with no consequences to bad fruit do anything about the inevitability of police murder within a system and society of prisons and incarceration targeting poor black and brown communities?
no I don’t think so. your dismissive apologist attitude for a privileged exerciser of violence contributes to oppression. if you cannot fathom giving a fuck about why this system targets and murders black youth or consider thinking seriously about real consequences for killer cops and alternatives to policing, your side commentary is nothing more than a comfort to yourself out of faith in defense of this false social order.
they are not ‘just like us’ they are not accountable like us. they are trained to be intimidating and to incite terror to maintain control. if you have someone you kno who is a pig, getting defensive and not speaking out because you don’t think they should have to reflect heavily on their actions/power or ‘get their feelings hurt’ then you are more concerned about the feelings of people with power than the practical effects of the exercise of that power.
if you respond with any of these quick repeated answers justifying the police, instead of listening to the feelings of their victims you are silencing and dismissing people’s valid concerns and contributing to their marginalization.
when people are outraged about consistent targeted and genocidal actions and incarceration by the hands of police their outrage does not need to be followed up by a positive comment justifying the role of the police or explaining their ‘not all like that’. Yes they are trained to ‘all be like that’. It’s in their manual. It’s why they wear the same uniform.
Most folks in my predominately white neighborhood see themselves as open-minded; they believe in justice and support the right causes. More often than not, they are social liberals and fiscal conservatives. They may believe in recognizing multiculturalism and celebrating diversity (our neighborhood is full of white gay men and straight white people who have at least one black, Asian, or Hispanic friend), but when it comes to money and class they want to protect what they have, to perpetuate and reproduce it—they want more. The fact that they have so much while others have so little does not cause moral anguish, for they see their good fortune as a sign they are chosen, special, deserving. It enhances their feeling of prosperity and well-being to know everyone cannot live as they do.
Bubbles and Bella Best Friends via
ITS A DOG ON AN ELEPHANT. A dog on an elephant. Kill me now, because nothing will make me this happy again.
animals are cool as hell
Cops shut down my bike route today
- <b> Me:</b> am i allowed to pass?<p><b>Cop:</b> No, the bike route is closed for half an hour<p><b>Me:</b> can i take a picture so my boss knows im not lying when i am late?<p><b>Cop:</b> you cant take a picture of me, but you can of the car...<p><b>Me:</b> lol, k<p><b>Cop:</b> * goes to car to report his photo being taken*<p><b></b> *2nd cop approaches*<p><b>2nd Cop:</b> yeah we're gonna need you to go now<p>