Our pals Fati and Shift need reliable transport
They’re disabled homeless trans folk. Their housing situation is in flux. Their transportation broke down, and they are mobile in how they live. Into the future, having a vehicle that can also serve as a home base is a crucial part of being able to live well as life needs it.
They are impoverished people who like to work with groups to feed other impoverished people, take care of friends’ babies for free (including ours) and, generally, help people to be their best selves and are an inspiration in what they have done on so little . They’re community mediators and animal lovers. It’s time we as a community thank Fati and Shift, and help them get the resources they need to sustain themselves and thrive . Being able to spread the care we have to the ones we love strengthens our community as a whole.
Thanks for pitching in whatever you can.
Decolonize Outer Space:
Renaming the Stars
Call for Submissions
Are you tired of referring to the celestial bodies by names given by our oppressors? Let’s reclaim our own histories of intergalactic knowledge! This zine will compile stories, names, and songs about the stars, planets, galaxies, sky spirits, and other outer space entities. Black, Indigenous and POC writers only.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
*NEW DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014*
Our friend, comrade, and LIES collective member LaKeyma Pennyamon needs help with tuition and fees in order to return to college and complete her bachelor’s degree. LaKeyma is one of the most brilliant, incisive, and independent minds we have ever encountered, and seeing her kept out of school for financial reasons breaks our hearts. She is a Black same-gender-loving woman, a committed Black radical, a communist feminist, and an inspiring force in the city of Baltimore, where she lives and works. We are asking for help with LaKeyma’s first semester of tuition, enrollment fees, and other initial expenses to get the ball rolling for her and show her that her friends all believe in her limitless genius.
Any amount you can give, even a few bucks, makes a difference. And even if you can’t give, please share this through your tumblr, facebook, listservs, and social networks! We have 2 DAYS LEFT.
LaKeyma’s work will be featured in the upcoming LIES Vol. II. Please help us lift up our comrade! Thank you <3
Defend Mecca & Etana Shakur and their human right to self defense against police abuse and political repression! Black Riders, new generation Black Panthers on Facebook Mecca and Etana Shakur are two revolutionary sisters, leading members of the Black Riders Liberation Party, new generation Black…
By David Correia An Albuquerque police officer shot and killed 19-year old Mary Hawkes yesterday in southeast Albuquerque near the corner of Zuni SE near Wyoming. She is the 25th person APD officer…
FRIENDS AND COMRADES! Please consider giving something of whatever you can to Makala, a comrade of ours who is struggling to make it through her first semester in college with no financial support and locked out of jobs! PLEASE give we need to make a little more so she can make it through the end of the semester! Reblog if you can and want to!
READ THIS MESSAGE FROM KALA BELOW:
Hello my name is Makala Walls and I’m 19 year old queer radical from Oakland Ca, a month ago I moved to Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica College. I picked Santa Monica because one it’s the #1 transfer school in California and i plan to transfer to a awesome CSU. It was hard to move to LA because my family isn’t able to support me at all, I’m the first in my family to go to college. I’m really excited to be in college and it was the best decision I ever made in my life. Being from Oakland and a family of no college graduates makes me wanna kick ass. I wanna be a role model to my 2 young brothers. That’s what matters the most to me, I want to show them that education can set you free and being in college has changed my life for the better. I’m going to college to get my AA and transfer, my major is business or social anthropology I’m hoping I can take my major and help the youth in my city…this fundraiser will help me pay my rent and also help me by a camera for my photography class that I also enjoy. I appreciate all the donations And support I have been receiving it’s been helping me feel more motivated and at ease because my family can’t support me and I almost had to drop out and move home but with your donations I can continue pursuing my dreams that I’m overly passionate about. Thank you so much for believing in me!
“After 40 years of impoverished black men getting prison time for selling weed, white men are planning to get rich doing the same things,” she added. “So that’s why I think we have to start talking about reparations for the war on drugs. How do we repair the harms caused?” - Michelle Alexander
“Jalini, 30, gets to work in the paddy fields in the ‘Vanni’, the ‘rice-bowl’ region of northern Sri Lanka. But she isn’t harvesting rice; rather she’s on the hunt for landmines, a deadly legacy of the violent 26 year-long conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers…until the various hidden landmines are identified and removed, the community in Thunnukai can’t work here. Jalini and her fellow de-miners have already found a dozen mines in this field alone, and believe there are some more. Across the north of Sri Lanka, an unknown number of land mines litter the once productive landscape, threatening lives and livelihoods.”
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Black Women Intellectuals (pdf) (from Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life with Cornel West)