“where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
- Frederick Douglass
“needless to say, the revolution wasn’t for everyone”
~reinaldo arenas, referring to the persecution of LGBTQ folks after the cuban revolution
revolution betrayals still felt today…
i will return in the whirlwind! i read the following george jackson poem to some crazy jotas at a cafe today. here ya go: hurl me/into the next existence/the descent into hell/ won’t turn me/ i’ll crawl back/ to dog his tail/ forever/ i’m part of the/ righteous people/ who anger slowly/ but raged undammed/ we’ll gather at his door/ in such a number/ that the/ RUMBLING/ of our feet / will make the earth tremble…
“Behind every great fortune there is a great crime.” -Balzac
scientific truth: where there is oppression there is resistance
from between the lines, between the echos, between the pages, between the dominant HIStory, HERSTORY will emerge, we will destroy shadows and closets and have HERSTORY emerge once again!
note to self: connect migrant justice to 1. indigenous land struggles, 2. arab/muslim community state of surveillance in the u.s., 3. gender/queerness, and 4. imperialism/capitalism/global context… we gotta keep pushing the envelope y’all… let the connections be made!
when standing up for justice is controversial to u, you’ve been corrupted
We have access to the plug that needs to be unplugged… so why are we still maintaining this system??
“genocide is tougher when the perpetrators look like us.” -ana v.
“the foundation of the revolution must rest upon the bones of the oppressors.” ~Kuwasi Balagoon (revolutionary, queer, New Afrikan poet, anarkist)
~partial justice is no justice at all~
colonizers always get a not guilty in their court system
existo entre metaforas y palabras cosmicas. vida y movimiento emergen de tinta roja plasmada sobre papel inmaculado. estoy atrapado dentro de los versos de un sueno … !!
her eyes looked over at mine and with razor blade sharpness and haunting memories emerging from them, her frustrated, saddened eyes firmly declared, “Raúl, no podemos perder esta guerra / we can’t lose this war”
“The purpose of resistance, is to seek the healing of yourself in order to be able to see clearly…Communities of resistance should be places where people can return to themselves more easily, where the conditions are such that they can heal themselves and recover their wholeness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
flores de resistencia, flores de revolucion, flores de balas, flores de guerra, flores de paz, flores de arcoiris… dando fragancia y belleza a toda nuestra comunidad.
“The role of the police is not to serve and protect the people. It is to serve and protect the system that rules OVER THE PEOPLE. To enforce the relations of exploitation and oppression, the conditions of poverty, misery and degradation into which the system has cast people and is determined to keep people in.”
<<El nuevo grito de la independencia es tan fuerte y tan capaz de derrumbar fronteras coloniales y encender el camino hacia nuestra liberación.>>
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS HELD IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTERS NOW! no justice, no peace!
“every tear drop carries a thousand prayers” -tre from an elder