I used to be able to sleep

SONS OF THE MIDWESTERN DARKNESS

It’s 7:15 am on Sunday morning. I’m awake. In two weeks, I will walk out of the school where I’ve taught for the last five years and I won’t come back. There are things I’ll miss about it. I learned a lot. I saved some money. But if I could trade all of that for one night of complete, restful sleep…I might have to consider it.

Monday through Friday. 8 am to 4 pm. It’s 6:45, time to push that rock back up the hill. Maybe it’ll stay this time. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a bizarre, late-capitalist Groundhog’s Day. I live slightly variant editions of the same day over and over and over again while the cityscape around me seems to flex and breathe in accordance to the flow of investment dollars. When the latest real estate ponzi scheme went belly up, it didn’t hit home values…

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whiteness gaslighting

trump in power is when white folks are mad. it took Trump becoming the president. now  white folks are freaking out. the oppressor is at their doorstep! or at least the threat of one. not amused. im not participating in their spectacle of fear. many people are in immediate threat. many arent, although they seem to be the ones freaking out the most. yeah and ya’ll should of had our backs along time ago. im tired of having the same conversations. tired of cradling the white ego. trump isnt the excuse we need to be doing the work we should already be doing. take seriously building up your friends and creating space. but also know it isnt trump or Obama or the Clintons fault. Its our fault. we let this happen. we allowed it to happen a long time ago and its  not by not voting  (another  thing to blame) . we all have and continue to participate in a system of chains that does not work like it or not, even if you dumpster dive and shoplift and theoretically dont believe your better than a person of color.( Thank you http://crimethinc.com/ for glorifying acting like a privileged prick). whenever you realized this is when you should of acted, creating  space in our communities.yeah thats it. space.just space, space to be seen and heard even if you werent a fucking white nerd like in the rest of the damn world. lets keep it light so i can make my point. yes the police have created a force they cannot control. yes the white supremacists are feeling a bit more courageous. but these things have always been happening., ALWAYS.ALWAYS. its not more real because your afraid, we’ve been afraid out whole lives. this isnt  the moment your insurrection has been waiting for because we dont trust you.  we need to provide for our children and you wont even share the resources you have access to to help us grow food or get medicine. because its not a priority to you. youve never actually experienced real need. also we knew trump was going to win.

Trump and Anthropology — ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY

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“We are the new Indians…there are people today who want to discover us again, who want to conquer, enslave, and colonize us, and who want to use us like the conquistadores once did….The Indians were sacked for centuries…we are the new Indians and we need defenders. “We are doing worse than our Indians did during […]

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Towards Decolonization and Settler Responsibility — Unsettling America

Reflections on a Decade of Indigenous Solidarity Organizing By Liza Minno Bloom & Berkley Carnine, CounterPunch Since 2008, Liza Minno Bloom and Berkley Carnine have worked with the Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS) collective in solidarity with the Dineh people of Black Mesa, AZ who are resisting a forced relocation due to coal mining. Black […]

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#TurnUp4TT: A Public Statement from the Organizers — Radical Faggot

On September 11, 2016 TT Saffore, a young, Black, trans woman was found murdered in a park on Chicago’s West Side. Today, a coalition of Black, trans and gender-nonconforming community members have organized a vigil and march in the Lakeview neighborhood to honor her death. Here is their public statement: Another Black, trans life has […]

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‘It’s messed up when you see people treated like white man’s pets’

Amplify Voices Inside

What’s up in and out. My name is Donavon Bright along with my cellmate Curtis Jackson. We want to speak out about all the things wrong about this jail. From the molded bread they feed us, to the now COLD shower water, power surges, crooked, hateful d.o.’s, and even the dirty mold-infested showers and cells. This is no way to live.

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