Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey is seeking to put Marissa Alexander behind bars for 60 years because she had the audacity to defend her life. Alexander, a 33-year-old black mother of three and survivor of domestic violence, was initially sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the wall of her home in 2012 with her legally owned gun to scare off her abusive husband, who’s violence is well documented. No one was harmed but Corey prosecuted anyway. After nearly three years behind bars, Alexander was granted a new trial. But Corey—the same prosecutor who failed to put Trayvon’s killer in prison, who refused to address race during the trial of Jordan Davis’ killer and who leads the state in prosecuting black children as adults—is now aiming for three 20 year sentences for Alexander, which amounts to a life sentence.
It’s not punk to antagonize minimum wage workers.
Like writing shit on bathroom stalls, making messes in grocery and big box stores, trashing hotel rooms, yelling at actual workers about how horrible their capitalist employers are. Stop doing this shit. You are making life harder for those you claim to identify with and want to help.
Pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before. Pretty sure I’ll reblog it again.
The Portland African American Leadership Forum sent a scathing letter in December to city leaders, saying the plan would price residents out of the area and the group“remains opposed to any development in North/Northeast Portland that does not primarily benefit the black community.”
Trader Joe’s would increase displacement of low-income residents and “increase the desirability of the neighborhood,” for “non-oppressed populations,” PAALF wrote.
“[This decision] reflects the city’s overall track record of implementing policies that serve to uproot, displace and disempower our most vulnerable community members,” the letter said.
Portland, watch this
The Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark is now accepting art submissions for its annual exhibition! This year’s theme for the symposium is gender, power and space. For the art exhibition, we are seeking works that engage with concepts of gender, orientation, identity formation, temporality, physical space, and/or power structures.
Email submissions to email@example.com with 2-5 images of your work (including details), title, materials, dimensions, and any other relevant information. Submission deadline is Monday, February 10th at 5pm!
Canada has abortion available with no limits, bans on protesting outside of clinics at all, socialized health care, subsidized daycare, paid maternity leave for up to 52 weeks and fewer than 80k abortions a year NATIONWIDE. (Which is less than the state of Texas sees in a full year.)
Ever think protesting IS NOT the way to encourage people to give birth?
I mean, if Canada can have no term limits and no one standing outside a clinic harassing people, and offer up many incentives and helping hands to parents that maybe your energies would be better spent on HELPING PEOPLE?