Red Warriors antifascist street gang, Paris, 1980’s.
Illustrations from Staughton Lynd’s pamphlet Solidarity Union at Starbucks, detailing the campaign of New York City Starbucks workers to organize with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and form the Starbucks Workers’ Union in the early 2000s
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The way that the Stand Your Ground statute is used in jury instructions boils down to this: ALL THAT ANY NON-BLACK SHOOTER NEEDS TO DO IS TO SAY THAT THEY WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR LIFE…because scary Black person. It matters very little if the so-called “reasonable fear” existed in reality, or only in someone’s mind, or not at all
Newsflash: ANY given reason =/= “reasonable fear”
I’ve sat on a jury as a foreman before, and please believe me when I say…during deliberations in the jury room, “reasonable” can easily become, “well, he did give a reason for his fear" if someone strong (or Black) isn’t there to immediately shoot that thought process down
Here is the complete text of the Florida #SYG statute (written by ALEC, btw) which ultimately finds it’s way into Florida’s self defense (aka #SYG) jury instructions
Make no mistake: Dunn didn’t use the words ‘gangster’ and ‘thug’ in his testimony by mistake. You don’t have to look any further than the glaring difference between how Richard Sherman was derided and pilloried as a “thug” vs. when White people like Mayor Rob Ford and Michael Grimm (R-NY) aren’t even arrested after being caught on film using drugs or making credible death threats, let alone not called a thug. Those two words—thug and gangster—and many more have become heavily weaponized and racialized, and they are ‘polite’ stand ins for the n-word. And that coded language didn’t just happen all on it’s own
And let’s be real here, for far too many armed White people, unfamiliar Black bodies are plenty of reason to be fearful…all the way to the point of immediately applying lethal force (please see also: implicit shooter bias, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc)
Let’s not forget the name of the victim, Jordan Davis. It’d be a shame for a murderer to gain fame while the life and name of the victim remains on the periphery of the conversation.
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Women are told it is unfeminine and gross to have muscles and to cultivate strength, which in turn leads them to actively avoid doing things that will build muscles and strength, which then makes them even less capable of doing things that require strength, which the critics then use as proof of women’s inherent physical frailty. And so the cycle continues…– Women’s difficulty with pull-ups is about more than biology | Fit and Feminist (via rememo) Via Tractor-Loving Communist
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GO HOME, MACHO GUYS!
We love Anarcha-Feminism!”
Ultra Sankt Pauli. ♥
The love I have for Sankt Pauli is hard to describe
There is a successful, internationally famous sports team where people hold up banners saying “go home macho guys, we love anarcha-feminism”
It’s name is St Pauli
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Allied soldiers take the piss out of Hitler, Reich Chancellery building, 1945