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August 1, 2014

"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition." — James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room.

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July 30, 2014

NYPD Reform Impossible Under Bratton

The choke-hold death of a Black New Yorker accused of selling loose cigarettes shows that Mayor Bill de Blasio should never have brought Bill Bratton back as police commissioner, said Josmar Trujillo, of New Yorkers Against Bratton. The group had warned that Bratton’s obsession with so-called “quality of life” offenses would lead to disaster. “Back then, we said that his history and his policies were the exact opposite of reform,” said Trujillo. “I think now people are starting to have the conversation, after the death of Eric Garner, about what’s going on with Bratton’s ‘Broken Windows’ policing.”

-Glen Ford

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Protesters plan to block Israel-owned commercial vessels from docking at Port of Oakland

OAKLAND - Bay Area activists are planning to block two commercial shipping tankers partially owned by the Israel Corporation from docking and unloading at the Port of Oakland on Saturday in support of the Palestinian people, according to event organizers.

Protesters plan to block two Zim Integrated Shipping Ltd. commercial vessels scheduled to dock and unload at the Port of Oakland.

According to Zim’s website, the company was established in 1945 and is one of the largest carriers in the global container shipping industry.

Protesters are singling out Zim ships because 32 percent of the company is owned by Israel Corporation, which was founded in 1968 by the Israeli government is Israel’s largest holding company.

Zim’s remaining shares are owned by financial institutions and ship-owners, according to the company’s website.

Organizers of the event include the Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice. The group describes itself as an anti-war group consisting of trade unionists, labor and social justice activists and retired union members from around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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July 29, 2014


308/365 reading Samuel Delany by the pool (at Nittany Gardens Pool)


308/365 reading Samuel Delany by the pool (at Nittany Gardens Pool)

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July 27, 2014


@DarkMatterRage is #NotProud of the co-optation of Pride and the depoliticization of the white cis gay agenda.

Solidarity to all the trans, queer, PoC, &/ low income folks experiencing micro and macro agressions this Pride season. Keep the resistance alive!

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July 26, 2014

Straight cats invent faggots so they can sleep with them without becoming faggots themselves.

James Baldwin

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I don’t really care if white Americans swim in a sea of mediocrity. I am concerned that black youths drop their posture of “just getting by” and begin to write their names across the widening sky… We need, then, to live for each other, for if we do not win our world, the fault will be in ourselves, and we will leave our children foundations no more sturdy than jive and heirlooms no more lasting than yesterday’s rhetoric.

Orde Coombs

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