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.
VIOLENCE AND FREEDOM
This piece reports back from the Arizona anti-Trump protests but also looks at the debates about violence and freedom in direct action activism in light of an emboldened U.S. far-right.