1. 15:40 20th Sep 2014

    Notes: 1211

    Reblogged from its-almost-as-if

    Tags: activismanti-semitism

    thejewsareinspace:

    no-good-nik:

    • do not ever ever compare jews or a jewish person to vermin. i don’t care what the context is. it is an incredibly historically loaded thing
    • do not under any circumstances alter our magen david or call it something dirty or awful. it is a symbol of all jews, and if you call it something like “satanic”, you are hurting all jews
    • do not insert israel or palestine in conversations about jewishness or jews when it has nothing to do with either subject
    • do not think knowing a jew gives you authority on anything. having a jewish SO or friend gives you authority on nothing
    • do not think that your country does not have an antisemitism problem. few countries have their hands clean. 
    • do not think that antisemitism is isolated to one region or one people
    • do not think that antisemitism today is harmless or dead or a “political tool”
    • do not ever source nazi/neonazi material for any of your social justice work. i don’t care how “spot on they are for this one issue”, if you do that, you are trash and your social activism is trash too.
    • do not celebrate our holidays because you think it would be a fun thing to do. would you think it’s fun or interesting to walk into a synagogue surrounded by cops on yom kippur, weak from fasting, knowing that your chances of experiencing violence on this holy day have increased a hundredfold because of your jewishness? 
    • do not ever speak over a jew on jewish identity. 
    • do not erase or ignore our suffering
    • do not call our genocide a white people’s genocide
    • do not use our genocide against us. genocide is never a lesson for the victim
    • do not forget the various genocides and suffering of jews outside of europe and the holocaust. 
    • do not forget that we are as subject to various -isms as gentiles. your social activism is not intersectional if you forget jews. 
    • do not forget the jewish history of various social movements
    • do not forget that we are a varied people—jews are never a monolith. 

    i dont think there is a single country that has its hands clean tbh

     
  2. Some photos from Liz and my San Francisco hangouts. No photographss of people because I still feel weird putting them on Tumblr, for some reasons.

     
  3. 14:24 26th Aug 2014

    Notes: 36518

    Reblogged from its-almost-as-if

    Tags: fergusonstuff you can do

    thesoundofonebrainthinking:

    People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

    This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

     
  4. androdjinni:

    smearedwithscreams:

    (Images should be read from the bottom, up.)

    GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

    When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

    This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

    … Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

    Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

    Thank you.

    Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.

     
  5. 15:33 22nd Aug 2014

    Notes: 592

    Reblogged from craftastrophies

    Tags: australiaracism

    image: Download

    black-australia:


First Dog on the Moon on … remembering the fallen - cartoon

A brilliant, thought provoking cartoon on Australia’s Frontier Wars…
Source: The Guardian 

    black-australia:

    First Dog on the Moon on … remembering the fallen - cartoon

    A brilliant, thought provoking cartoon on Australia’s Frontier Wars…
    Source: The Guardian 
     
  6. harrysde:

    From Elon James White Tuesday night.

     
  7. 15:18 20th Aug 2014

    Notes: 61023

    Reblogged from moniquill

    Tags: fergusonstuff you can do

    dragonheartedrabbit:

    Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

    Stand up, speak out. 

    Reports on Twitter suggest that the police have taken Maalox and other important medical supplies. You can help restock by sending supplies through this Amazon gift registry: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/T5SQYC5B5IJZ

    If you do, just make sure you check the shipping dates on different items - you may want to focus on sending items that can be delivered with same-day delivery, or ship items separately.

     
  8. 18:48 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 59093

    Reblogged from moniquill

    Tags: fergusonstuff you can doracism

    sload:

    The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.

     
  9. image: Download

    black-australia:

Tony Albert’s We Can Be Heroes wins top prize at National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

The artwork is based on a police shooting in Sydney and has become the first photographic work to win the first prize in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. In the photographs, young Aboriginal boys are shown staring at the camera, defiant and proud, with red targets on their chests.
Read more here. 

    black-australia:

    Tony Albert’s We Can Be Heroes wins top prize at National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

    The artwork is based on a police shooting in Sydney and has become the first photographic work to win the first prize in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. In the photographs, young Aboriginal boys are shown staring at the camera, defiant and proud, with red targets on their chests.

    Read more here

     
  10. 09:00 14th Aug 2014

    Notes: 2668

    Reblogged from musaafer

    Tags: racecolonisation

    musaafer:

    What is happening in Ferguson - and the solidarity people from Palestine are expressing - is exactly what Angela Davis has been talking about. The internationalization of these oppressive structures. The prison industrial complex does not exist in a vacuum. Police brutality doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Apartheid doesn’t exist in a vacuum. These oppressive structures are interconnected.

    This is why whenever I’ve seen her speak on the PIC or on feminism and abolition, she’s always connected it to Palestine. Global connections. When she was imprisoned in the 70s, in solitary confinement in an American prison, a Palestinian political prisoner in an Israeli jail sent her a message of solidarity - it was smuggled out of that Israeli cell an into Davis’ cell. Do we not see parallels of that today in those tweets sharing tips on how to deal with police brutality?

    The struggles are distinct. Specific to specific communities. But the structures are interconnected. What does it say for American police to be trained by and often armed by the IDF; what does it say for weapons to be tested on Palestinians and then sold to the rest of the world; what does it say for military and prisons to both be privatized to this extent; what does it say for neoliberal institutions like the IMF and the world bank to be supporting private prisons as replacements of state functions in developing countries? We have to have attention to detail and we have to also be able to look at this in a larger framework.