For those who know that capital, the patriarchy and the state are intertwined and that one cannot be overthrown without also overthrowing the others.
7 Massive Injustices LGBTQ Immigrants Face In The Detention System
The Center for American Progress recently released a report that details the inhumane treatment…
Near the Port of Umatilla two people locked down to a megaload of equipment bound for the Alberta tar sands halting its planned departure at 10:00 PM as tribal members and climate justice groups rallied nearby. The equipment, a 901,000 lb. water purifier 22 feet wide, 18 feet tall and 376 feet in length was met by fifty people and was prevented from departing as scheduled. It had planned to leave the Port of Umatilla, head south on 395, then east on 26 on Sunday night.
This week’s protest was larger than a similar protest last week as news of the shipment has spread throughout the region. An estimated 50 people greeted the megaload with signs as it’s schedule departure time neared. Before it could depart two participants locked themselves to the trucks hauling the megaload, the first time they have been blockaded in this way. This is the first of three megaloads the Hillsboro, OR based shipping company Omega Morgan has scheduled to move through the region in December and January. Similar loads sparked major protests moving through Idaho and Montana including a blockade by the Nez Pierce tribe in August.
Pleasejoin on Thursday for an info and planning meetingabout what happened tonight and how you can get involved! There are two more megaloads scheduled to move through Oregon over the next two months.
If you’d like to get updates or just want to be kept further in the loop about Northwest megaload resistanceclick here!
According to Rising Tide Portland, “The Umatilla Tribe has officially stated that they oppose the shipment." All Against the Haul reported that Nez Perce activists may be traveling to stand in solidarity, having successfully won their own battle against megaloads:
Nez Perce activists may be rising again in solidarity in Umatilla homelands! Qeciyewyew and travel mercies for all the brave warriors coming to Umatilla!
Protestors use bulldozer against police in Ukraine
BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them
This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.
Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall. The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.
queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.
this thanksgiving make him thankful for your presence by invading his land and stealing all his crops and killing his family with smallpox