And in the latest edition of “Reaping what you sow,” this little kid gets some comeuppance.
(Source: ForGIFs.com, via one-fight)
Colorado Mink Farm Closes Down for Good Due to ELF Raid
by Eschew Surplusage / Earth First! Newswire
John Ages, who helps Monty Ages and Doyle Checketts…
Dane Burman, Cold War.
I confront [white guilt] every year, about a month into my course on racism, among [white] students who come to me in tears because they cannot deal with the racism that goes on in their families or their home towns or their student residences. Their tears are the result of genuine anguish, care, and a desire to learn and to change. I confront similar attitudes among my colleagues, and I am similarly gratified by their concern. But those who experience white guilt need to learn three things:
1) People of colour are generally not moved by their tears, and may even see those tears as a self-indulgent expression of white privilege. It is after all a great privilege to be able to express one’s emotion openly and to be confident that one is in a cultural context where one’s feelings will be understood.
2) Guilt is paralysing. It serves no purposes; it does no good. It is not a substitute for activism.
3) White guilt is often patronizing if it leads to pity for those of colour. Pity gets in the way of sincere and meaningful human relationships, and it forestalls the frankness that meaningful relationships demand. White guilt will not change the racialized environment; it will only make the guilty feel better. — "Women of Colour in Canadian Academia," Audrey Kobayashi (via lamaracuya) (via para-todxs-todo)
"After a night of sporadic rioting, the "community leaders" (self-selected as well as those selected by the police and mayor) were unable to handle the situation. The police gave them a time limit on Wednesday afternoon. If at the end of an hour and a half they were still unable to control the situation, there would be police action in force to do so. these community leaders, many of whom were part of the matriarchal structure, as well as ministerial and poverty workers who were not part of it, were completely unable to control the situation. There was nothing that they were empowered to offer the rioters in return for their stopping the riot which was even half as great as the reward for rioting itself. Vague promises could not compensate for abandoning the sense of power which the riot gave its participants.”
- Arthur E. Hippler, The Game of Black and White at Hunter’s Point, printed in “Culture and Civility in San Francisco” (1971), ed. Howard Becker. Emphasis in original.
[image via SF Bayview]
Some people have an unfortunate tendency to insist that you can’t be against something unless you know what you’re for. We reject that idea. — Life Without Law: An Introduction to Anarchist Politics (via ninjabikeslut)
A lonely commemoration of the end of my speaking “career.” I did more than 140 engagements, the biggest one was in front of 2,000 people. (The sound system died and no one could hear me.) The smallest one was 4 people. (I fucking murdered it anyway, those kids were blown away.) I went to prison for 3 years for two of them. (I wouldn’t recommend it.) Most of them were for free, but one time I got $3,000 to speak for a single hour, plus plane fare, plus incidentals. (I gave half the money back to the student group who booked me so they could budget for the type of shit a university would never sponsor, and I took everyone out for dinner on the universities tab.) I have some really great memories and some really funny ones and a couple of awful ones. One time a crowd turned against me in Salem, OR and someone threw an inkpen at me. A vegan consumerism advocate wrote a book where he mentioned one them unfairly and inaccurately. Anyhow, this non-alcoholic wine is making me too nostalgic, so I’m going to shut up, but before I go I just want to thank everyone who booked me or showed up to one of my events. Except the Feds, local cops, and that one screaming pacifist in New York. Y’all can go fuck yourselves. But everyone else, sincerely, thanks.
Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
by Natasha Lennard / Salon
Jeremy Hammond sketched by Molly Crabapple
I’m finding this post hard to…
The last few years I’ve been chasing paid speaking dates with very little luck. When I have found them I often haven’t actually been paid as agreed upon. Other times I make an agreement with a student group and then they fail to file the paperwork and the date doesn’t come through. Thing is, these dates are tough on me. Public speaking is what I went to prison for, I place high expectations on myself and am devastated when I don’t perform as well as I feel I should have, and the process of developing the speeches is stressful and sometimes triggering. Yesterday I decided that I was done with it, that the returns for the movement are so minimal that they don’t offset all the damage that this process has been doing to me. Then, today, I must have gotten half a dozen e-mails asking me to come and speak places, or from students who previously swore they’d book me and then failed to do so. What the fuck, universe?
Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter
(born 1943; died January 17, 1969, Los Angeles, California), an activist and former Slauson gang member, earned the nickname “Mayor of the Ghetto.” While a gang member in the early 1960s, Carter was convicted of armed robbery and sent to Soledad prison. There he became influenced by the Nation of Islam and the teachings of Malcolm X, and he converted to Islam. After his release, Carter was encouraged to join the Black Panther Party in 1967 by Huey Newton, one of its founders. Carter then formed the Southern California chapter of the Black Panthers and helped start a Free Breakfast for Children program in the area.
Carter was shot and killed in 1969 during an altercation instigated by the FBI between the Black Panther Party and the US Organization at a Black Student Union meeting at UCLA’s Campbell Hall.
-At the Los Angeles, Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
Taken from “Black Panthers: 1968” by Howard L. Bingham
ALF Returns to Royal Institute in Brazil: Liberates 300 Rats and Mice
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How Ridiculous is a Marineland SLAPP Suit? -
For anyone with a moral or ethical distaste for any corporate business practice – this case is important and sets a precedent. Although this exercise is costly for Marineland Canada, it also has severely impeded the flow of information and come close to crushing any organized opposition to the park. Many companies won’t go to this length because of the bad press – but what if the press you get is going to be bad anyways? This same process could easily be repeated by Enbridge in their attempts to push through the reversal of Line 9, against those critical of Canadian owned Mining companies, and has been repeated by large corporations like Resolute Forest Products who is currently SLAPP’ing Greenpeace activists Shane Moffatt to the tune of $7 Million. This has to stop.