Social Capital and Violence in Radical Communities – There are conversations that radical communities need to have that are obstructed by accumulation of social capital and power. These are especially difficult and essential where violence is concerned.
DISABILITY, SUPERABILITY, AND NORMATIVITY >> We are brick by brick breaking through the limits of our bodies and your suffocating norms. Demolishing the wall between disability and superability, branching out in all directions.
This piece outlines one view for thinking about long-term transformative potential within antifa work through conflict transformation praxis.
The Pulse Murders and Gay Cops
—“Queers, we invent love, and we use it to survive. We have to invent it every time because they beat it out of us always but we somehow usually manage to do it anyways. If apathy is the greatest tragedy our love is my greatest hope.”
This is written in an attempt to point to a diverse range of experiences and thoughts from activists “in recovery” (whatever that means to the individual). We also hope that this can serve as a resource to other radicals, seeking or in recovery but confused by or facing difficulties in the process.
Anti-Capitalist Mutual-Aid and Solidarity: This project emerged organically from an email I sent to two friends and (current or past) lovers about the radical potential of Queer Kinship Networks. Consider this a snapshot into a depth of prior conversation. It’s an open source voyeurism into a private discussion in the vein of so many before it and before us. What follows are the mostly unedited correspondences exchanged.
We must try to build solidarity and authentic connection across differences of privilege and consent is the key. This piece looks at colonial power and relationships through the lens of my experiences on the Syrian border and the U.S.