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ANOTHER BIG WIN IN LA!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Grateful for everyone that has been a part of this campaign and everyone out there fighting the prison-industrial complex! (Link in bio for article) # Below from @mikedelarocha # “I still remember the phone call. It was probably super early in the morning or super late at night. The one and only @osopepatrisse called me and asked if @revolveimpact would be interested in creating what would now be known as @justicelanow — We would integrate arts and culture. We would invite new allies and voices. We would have a strategic inside/outside strategy. And most importantly we would build off the decades worth of tireless work of advocates and groups like @lacanetwork @dignityandpowernow @youthjusticela @curbprisons @criticalresistance and so many others. — September 2017. We launched. 100 jail beds dropped in front of the LA County Board of Supervisors. No one said it was possible. But we believed. We organized. We all played our roles. And we kept moving. — February 2019. We did it you all!!!! We stopped a jail from being built. We changed hearts and minds. We redirected resources. We centered love so much in our work that our family members would no longer be treated in cages but in hospitals. — I love you @osopepatrisse @cocosouthla @dignityandpowernow @youthjusticela @curbprisons @justleadershipusa @criticalresistance @translatinacoalition and everyone whose a part of @justicelanow This is our victory. This is people power. This is how we win. Onward.”
Those in power and aligned to the LAPD tried to repress the dissent of the courageous and awe-inspiring @docmellymel and those who protest against the daily injustices committed by the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles. The country has a despicable history of attempting to and actually silencing Black revolutionaries through many means. But they can’t do that when we have people power on our side. As I continue my fight for Black lives and for all those that are oppressed, I am also taking time to celebrate. As Melina says, “When we fight, we win!” # Repost from @docmellymel - “A VICTORY TODAY!!!! This morning, we marched into court led by a fearless legal team and supported by hundreds of folks in the courtroom and lobby. We said loudly, “No plea deal! We want the charges dropped. We have a right and a duty to fight for our people!” And WE WON!!!! So deeply grateful to the tens of thousands of folks who stood up and demanded an end to the criminalization of Black protest. All praises to our Creator, our mightiest Ancestors, and those on whose behalf we struggle. Thank you to my family, to the Mama and Baba freedom fighters who walked before us, and to the beautiful family that I have gained through this work. I am so blessed to be a part of such a beloved community. Thank you for your unwavering support and tireless work. NOW...let’s channel that energy into the real freedom struggle! See you on the frontlines!”
"Invisible Man Got The Whole World Watching" by Mychal Denzel Smith @mychaldenzel # Smith is a tremendous writer. Highly recommend reading this. I really loved his memoir and deeply appreciated reading about his journey and evolution as a human being and as a Black man who is deeply invested in justice for all people. I also really admire the view of intersectionality that his journey has had, as he explores his own sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism and other oppressive ideologies that we are all steeped in and internalizing by living in the U.S. For me, it felt like a perfect mix of life story blended with discussions of some of the most important issues that we are up against as Americans who are struggling for equality. His reasons for frustration with electoral politics and analysis of Obama's presidency are a much needed point of conversation that is sorely lacking on the Left. # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgread (link in bio)
The radical Dr. King. Don’t forget that he was killed when he began speaking out against capitalism and the wars that the U.S. entered to further its own economic agenda and imperial conquest. If you’re only celebrating the parts of MLK that make you comfortable with minor changes, are you really celebrating him at all? (Vid repost from @rebeldiaz )
From @sonyareneetaylor . I feel this deeply. Sometimes, people ask me why I am compelled to read so much about social justice. There are a number of reasons. One very important one is that my ability to be an agent of change will always be limited by how much education and understanding I have about the issues that we face as a society. # I spent 28 years of my life rarely doing any deep, intentional consideration of people’s perspectives outside of my own. About how my experiences and the lives of others are impacted by their race, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and other identities. Nor did I have any recognition of how this impacted my relationships with every person. # The knowledge that I have gained from political education has hugely impacted how I live my life and who I’ve become. It allows me to understand how change has happened in the past, and what must happen for us to create the future that all desperately need. # For me, unlearning oppressive ways of thinking and being is undoubtedly and act of self-care. Integrity matters to me. And without this knowledge that I use to inform my actions, I can never be in integrity. Without it, I can never live up to the values that I espouse because this world is constantly asking us to side with our privilege through “going with the flow.” # Morality and fairness have always been important qualities to me. It’s what drew me to philosophy when I was younger. But even when I studied philosophy in college, I never realized how they information that I was getting was so shaped by the fact that there was no analysis of how systems of oppression impact our “philosophies” and how each of us view the world. # If we can recognize that hate is a quality which destroys the lives of those that live with it, then we must acknowledge the cousin of hate...apathy. # We all have learning and unlearning that we must do to be in alignment with our values. What is the next area for you to become more educated about and where will you move into action in a new way?
Repost from @mspackyetti - “I literally did not participate in the back and forth about whether or not that red hat is a white hood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is. Period. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not dignifying the argument and conceding that the premise to even ask the question or “hear both sides” is legitimate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It isn’t. ::: Marginalized people have been suffering from ramped up terror for nearly 4 years now. I don’t have time to dignify your idiocy and invalidation with my voice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ::: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then to watch folks perpetuate culture that further instigates violence against marginalized ppl - especially from our own-is gross. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your rape culture isn’t funny. Your homophobia isn’t funny. Your transphobia isn’t funny. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s deadly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ::: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Millions of us have been walking around holding our breath since 2015 scared for ourselves and anyone we know and love who is a person of color, LGBTQ, Jewish, Muslim, disabled, immigrant, and/or a woman. God forbid they live at one or more of those intersections. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have no energy for “both sides.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ::: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The media MUST stop providing platform and tacit approval to this MAGA machine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Politicians MUST stop providing a platform & tacit approval to this MAGA machine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Educators & corporations MUST stop providing a platform & tacit approval to the MAGA machine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ::: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HATE IS NOT A SIDE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ::: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oppressed people are not being sensitive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re trying to stay alive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ::: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [image description: a typewriter font that reads “hate is not a side.”]. #JusticeForJussie “