There once was a fetid swamp of white bourgeois, liberal bilge called Occupy Los Angeles... We found each other there and emerged from that muck and mire still believing that we can win. Ask us about it at the barricades sometime.

We are sometimes anti-social - always anti-fascist. We like to smash things but sometimes our smashing is purely figurative. Some of us don’t run as fast as we used to.

Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, and Tina Dupuy all suggested we were pigs. David Sirota said we should ‘go fuck ourselves.’ Having drawn the ire of such liberal luminaries, we think we must be doing something right.

We are a dynamic and evolving community who eschew authorship, believing it provokes ego and craving. We promote anonymity, collective decision-making, community and truth. We have modeled this tumblr and twitter feed on the Black Bloc tactic - erasing identity and promoting solidarity - as a symbol against the corruption inherent within our movement, representing that of the wider world.

All our content is open source to those who are our comrades. We refuse to allow our words to be reproduced by any organization that is using this content for the purposes of soliciting financial or other donations. If you would like to use our words to solicit resources, ask us.

26th February 2014

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Nazis in Beverly Hills in Sham "Civil Rights Summit" - No Pasaran →

ara-la:

Just got a heads up about this really weird event with Jeff Schoep of the nazi NSM in Beverly Hills tomorrow, along with Najee Ali and Jasmyne Cannick of a Black women’s group and Leon Jenkins of the LA chapter of the NAACP. The graphic on the website features Schoep most…

8th January 2014

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Anti Social Media →

It’s time we admit something: we don’t know shit about tumblr. The truth is, we were in a hurry to get shit posted back in January 2012 - and this was the fastest way to do so. So, now that we finally have what seems like a break in the “action,” we’ve moved our entire archive of original content over to the above Wordpress. We hope to see you (and your continued contributions & support) over there!

for anarchy,

-OLAASM

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6th January 2014

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2013: A Year Of White Supremacy and Racism In Mainstream Feminism →

gradientlair:

When I write about 2013 being a year of White supremacy and racism, I don’t mean to imply that these are “new” things that happened in feminist space and politics. An adequate look at the history of mainstream feminism, even a quick a look at it reveals that 2013 was simply like any other year….

2nd January 2014

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Marxian Hipsters, Old Skool Marxists and the Abstract and Fetishized Notions of Social Emancipation →

my brain. pain.

30th December 2013

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Marlon Brown Dash Cam Release Being Run Over - Ocala Post →

this is so fucked.

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30th December 2013

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hellyesjohnsteinbeck:

Commonly misquoted:
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."
As quoted in A Short History of Progress (2005) by Ronald Wright, p. 124; though this has since been cited as a direct quote by some, the remark may simply be a paraphrase, as no quotation marks appear around the statement and earlier publication of this phrasing have not been located.
This is likely an incorrect quote from America & Americans, 1966:
"Except for the field organizers of strikes, who were pretty tough monkeys and devoted, most of the so-called Communists I met were middle-class, middle-aged people playing a game of dreams. I remember a woman in easy circumstances saying to another even more affluent: ‘After the revolution even we will have more, won’t we, dear?’ Then there was another lover of proletarians who used to raise hell with Sunday picknickers on her property."I guess the trouble was that we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist. Maybe the Communists so closely questioned by the investigation committees were a danger to America, but the ones I knew—at least they claimed to be Communists—couldn’t have disrupted a Sunday-school picnic. Besides they were too busy fighting among themselves."(source: Wikiquote)

hellyesjohnsteinbeck:

Commonly misquoted:

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."

  • As quoted in A Short History of Progress (2005) by Ronald Wright, p. 124; though this has since been cited as a direct quote by some, the remark may simply be a paraphrase, as no quotation marks appear around the statement and earlier publication of this phrasing have not been located.
  • This is likely an incorrect quote from America & Americans, 1966:

"Except for the field organizers of strikes, who were pretty tough monkeys and devoted, most of the so-called Communists I met were middle-class, middle-aged people playing a game of dreams. I remember a woman in easy circumstances saying to another even more affluent: ‘After the revolution even we will have more, won’t we, dear?’ Then there was another lover of proletarians who used to raise hell with Sunday picknickers on her property.
"I guess the trouble was that we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist. Maybe the Communists so closely questioned by the investigation committees were a danger to America, but the ones I knew—at least they claimed to be Communists—couldn’t have disrupted a Sunday-school picnic. Besides they were too busy fighting among themselves."
(source: Wikiquote)

23rd December 2013

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23rd December 2013

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In response to our review of the Calle 13 video, which we admittedly sensationalized with the click-baiting title "Kill the Tom Morello In Your Head," guitar god Tom Morello himself deigned to reply, "that’s the spirit Fellow Worker!" Having had a similar experience with Boots Riley a few months ago, we wondered: what is it about globe-trotting performing artists that leads them to assert they are “workers?” This seems, to us, the same kind of reductionist class analysis conjured in the bumper sticker slogan of occupy, “We Are The 99%.” Well. We think we found the reason why musicians think this way.What are your thoughts?

In response to our review of the Calle 13 video, which we admittedly sensationalized with the click-baiting title "Kill the Tom Morello In Your Head," guitar god Tom Morello himself deigned to reply, "that’s the spirit Fellow Worker!" Having had a similar experience with Boots Riley a few months ago, we wondered: what is it about globe-trotting performing artists that leads them to assert they are “workers?” This seems, to us, the same kind of reductionist class analysis conjured in the bumper sticker slogan of occupy, “We Are The 99%.” 

Well. We think we found the reason why musicians think this way.

What are your thoughts?

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23rd December 2013

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how to not be a White Savior when in Africa →

queerhairyvag:

  1. Don’t assume those you intend to help even wanted your help.
  2. You are not there to ‘help’ anyone. Help assumes you are in authority and they depend on you.
  3. You are there to work with people.
  4. Those people are not charity cases: they are human beings with feelings history…

anywhere. 

23rd December 2013

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fuckyeahfeminists:

rhrealitycheck:

#SolidarityIsForTheAbleBodied aimed to spark a conversation among people with disabilities who “have to fight, and hard, to adapt … to fit into the world,” Carter, a political consultant who lives in Maryland, said.
More so, it was meant to uncover the ableism experienced daily by the one in five people in the United States who has a disability. Just take a quick scan of the hashtag on Twitter, and you’ll read tweet after tweet of inequitable treatment. Denied government benefits because you’re not “disabled enough”? Check. Confronted by a “take the stairs” campaign when you use a wheelchair? Check. Avoided visiting the doctor’s because it’s inaccessible? Check. Told your depression is nothing but temporary sadness and that you should “just smile”?Check.
While #SolidarityIsForTheAbleBodied shined a light on incidents of able-bodied privilege from across the globe, showing how ableism is a systemic issue in all political and societal respects, it also revealed something that has long been known by some, but that has been unrecognized by others: that feminism has an ableism problem.

Please read. This is so important. And it’s sad this has gotten like, no mainstream attention. 

fuckyeahfeminists:

rhrealitycheck:

#SolidarityIsForTheAbleBodied aimed to spark a conversation among people with disabilities who “have to fight, and hard, to adapt … to fit into the world,” Carter, a political consultant who lives in Maryland, said.

More so, it was meant to uncover the ableism experienced daily by the one in five people in the United States who has a disability. Just take a quick scan of the hashtag on Twitter, and you’ll read tweet after tweet of inequitable treatment. Denied government benefits because you’re not “disabled enough”? Check. Confronted by a “take the stairs” campaign when you use a wheelchair? Check. Avoided visiting the doctor’s because it’s inaccessible? Check. Told your depression is nothing but temporary sadness and that you should “just smile”?Check.

While #SolidarityIsForTheAbleBodied shined a light on incidents of able-bodied privilege from across the globe, showing how ableism is a systemic issue in all political and societal respects, it also revealed something that has long been known by some, but that has been unrecognized by others: that feminism has an ableism problem.

Please read. This is so important. And it’s sad this has gotten like, no mainstream attention. 

Source: rhrealitycheck