Enraged

It has just become a way of life. Even the vacay with the loves can’t shake this off.

My loves, AKA force quit in Toronto (smiling buda), Detroit (Trumbullplex) and Columbus (Legionofdoom) and hard styling with Janeire from Cleveland

End Israeli apartheid.

End Israeli apartheid.

Remember to take the lead of the population. Much of Palestinian civil society is calling on huge international body of consumers, academics, professionals, employers and all of us to join the campaign for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against the state if Israel.

You can also try joint your own local movements, talk to your friends, family, read some books. I don’t know. Just something.

How much genocide are we going to take until we can unify and mobilize.

http://www.bdsmovement.net

believe-out-loud:

While we celebrated LGBT Pride in June, four trans women of color were murdered across the country.
What will we do to protect our sisters?


Fierce feminine black bodies speaking truth to power since the beginning of time

believe-out-loud:

While we celebrated LGBT Pride in June, four trans women of color were murdered across the country.

What will we do to protect our sisters?

Fierce feminine black bodies speaking truth to power since the beginning of time

(via angrywocunited)

TABLING APPLICATION

torontoqueerzinefair:

It’s that time of year again, tabling applications are up on the website! Apply to table at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair! Queer and Trans zinesters, distros, independent writers/artists of all kinds!! Get at us, we would love to have you! Spread the word!

 

all POCS who zine and your friends: APPLY!!!

Ugh

Everybody wants a revolution, but nobody wants to stop having sex to make the house clean.

Toronto G20, 4 years later: 18 disturbing facts all Canadians should know

cdnpoli:

The Toronto G20 Summit of June 26-27, 2010, hosted by Stephen Harper, was an incredibly expensive undertaking that resulted in massive human rights violations against members of the public at the hands of the police. Despite this, politicians refuse to call a full public inquiry and hold police—as…

4 years later.

deonte-s:

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(Source: passivepsycho, via mytongueisforked)

Hai tmblr 
Summer 2014

I was going to go butch for the summer to play into the mysogyny of queer dating but I decided it was best to be true to my feminine awesomeness. So here you go and you’re welcome ;)

Hai tmblr
Summer 2014

I was going to go butch for the summer to play into the mysogyny of queer dating but I decided it was best to be true to my feminine awesomeness. So here you go and you’re welcome ;)

Rest in Power, Yuri Kochiyama: A Civil Rights Hero Who Inspired a Generation

fascinasians:

I’m hearing reports through my networks that Yuri Kochiyama, the incredible civil rights hero whose life of dedicated work to social justice inspired a generation of young activists including myself, passed away last night at the age of 93. The reports are still unconfirmed nationally, although sources close to Kochiyama’s family are confirming her passing.

Yuri Kochiyama was a hero and an icon to me.

Yuri Kochiyama was a survivor of a Japanese American internment camp in rural Arkansas, where she encountered the heinous racism of the Jim  Crow South. In an interview with Kochiyama  published in Fred Ho‘s Legacy to LiberationRevolutionary Worker writes that it was the parallels between her own experiences as a Japanese American with the mistreatment of Black People under Jim Crow that first propelled Kochiyama towards social justice work. Throughout her life, Yuri Kochiyama worked as a member of both the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Liberation Movement, but she also devoted her energies to causes like freeing political prisoners domestically and around the world. She is often cited for her work with the Black liberation movement, through which she had a brief friendship with Malcolm X. She was at Malcolm X’s side when he died of a gunshot wound on February 21, 1965.

But, for me, what makes Yuri Kochiyama a legend and an inspiration was the philosophy that fueled her life of dedication to social justice efforts. Yuri Kochiyama was a radical activist who believed, first and foremost, in energizing others towards action and activism. She was deeply troubled by social iniquity wherever she saw it, and she believed in finding common cause across any sociopolitical divide. She believed that all of us — including and particularly Asian Americans — had both the power and the duty to uplift ourselves and our fellow men and women towards the goal of racial and gender equality.

In her own words, from Legacy to Liberation:

 I’ve spoken to kids as young as second and third graders. A school here in Harlem – the teachers were both Black and white, but the students were all Black – asked if I would come and speak to them about Malcolm X. And I couldn’t believe how much these second and third grade students already knew about Malcolm. But it was because their parents knew about Malcolm. And I’ve spoken to junior high schools, one in Greenwich Village. I’ve spoken to about six high schools and to colleges all over the country, and the enthusiasm and interest of the students, regardless of what age, has amazed me. And it’s been very, very heartening. They really are interested. They really want to change society. They want it to become a better society than they are living in now.

What I would say to students or young people today. I just want to give a quote by Frantz Fanon. And the quote is “Each generation must, out of its relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.”

And I think today part of the missions would be to fight against racism and polarization, learn from each others’ struggle, but also understand national liberation struggles — that ethnic groups need their own space and they need their own leaders. They need their own privacy. But there are enough issues that we could all work together on. And certainly support for political prisoners is one of them. We could all fight together and we must not forget our battle cry is that “They fought for us. Now we must fight for them!”

Yuri Kochiyama was my hero. Yesterday, I wrote about the 12 year anniversary of Reappropriate; this blog would not have been built had I not been inspired as a student by Yuri Kochiyama’s life of activism, and the work of other civil rights legends in her generation.

Today seems a little darker without Yuri’s light in the world.  But I think Yuri would be the first to want us to mourn her passing by rededicating ourselves to the fight; by finding our missions; by learning from each other; and by vowing to never let our battle cries fall silent.

Thank you for your life, and the legacy you left for us, Yuri Kochiyama. Rest in power.

Jenn from Reappropriate wrote a beautiful post in respect to Yuri Kochiyama. Growing up, I never had a real “Asian American” role model to look up to. There was my mom, of course. There was Angry Asian Man as an icon that I looked up to. But as I grew up, and my own ideals formed, I realized that there weren’t a lot of powerful Asian American women whose names and faces I recognized. But then I learned about Yuri Kochiyama. And so, I learned about what it means to band together to find common ground in different movements. I learned about facing and talking about antiblackness. I learned about what intersectionality means. Every day I’m learning from Yuri Kochiyama’s life and legacy about how to be a good activist, but more importantly — how to be a good person. Much like Reappropriate, I started this blog partly because of the work of civil rights heroes like Yuri Kochiyama, Grace Lee Boggs, and Helen Zia. I owe everything to those who came before me. Thank you, Yuri Kochiyama.

Still not over it.

Compañera Yuri,

PRESENTE!

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