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Defund the Celebrity Activism Industrial Complex

Capitalism has turned the legitimate organizing and activism efforts of everyday people seeking support and care for their communities into a competitive spectacle. Activism is in its flop era. That’s an uncharitable characterization, but based on current events and public sentiment it’s an apt one in the wake of CBS’ announcement for their soon to...


To Say That Disability Will Disappear When Capitalism Does is Eugenics, Not Liberation Theory

The greatest insistence that I can somehow power through my disability comes from the people that claim that my brain would simply work if capitalism was eradicated. CW/TW: Ableist language, eugenics I don’t know who decided that “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” was an accurate or effective description of what ADHD does to a person, but...


How Capitalism Destroyed the Potential of Afropunk

It is clear that Afropunk has been bastardised and its original mission has been degraded into nothingness. I remember my first concert like it was yesterday. I was sixteen and my best friend and I were in love with Jackson Rathbone of Twilight fame. Learning that he was the frontman of a short-lived folk band...


Enough Of The Disappointing And Violent White Moderate

A white moderate would sooner set me on fire, douse the flames, and then accuse me of harassment for asking why they lit the match. I have to be honest, I don’t give a fuck about American politics. Maybe local politics a little bit, but in the larger sense, I don’t care about electoral politics....


The Criminal Justice System: Returning Citizens Share Their Perspectives

The loudest voices discussing the criminal justice system often aren’t the voices we should be listening to. Three returning citizens share their stories here. In September 2019, the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, stated plainly and clearly that his one goal for his term is to keep people from dying needlessly in prison....