No Neutrality In Rape Culture: Open Letter to Progressives

The idea for this letter was conceived collaboratively by rape survivors. It is intended to call attention to some of the ways in which progressives in our communities persistently protect rapists and hold victims accountable. Our hope is that this letter could be: a resource for other rape victims/survivors and/or literally delivered to or distributed among progressives (who it addresses) and/or provide some general contributions … Continue reading No Neutrality In Rape Culture: Open Letter to Progressives

belli PROPOSES OPPOSITIONAL COMMUNE TO MN ARTISTS

Recently we learned about the possibility to make a submission to a local art hub for their Rethinking Public Spaces Throughout Minnesota grant. It would provide selected “artists” $5,000-$10,000 to carry out projects that would “encourage community engagement” by “redefining public space” or “utilizing neglected spaces”. With twenty-four hours until the opportunity closed, we decided we might as well put in our call for an ‘oppositional commune’: something that might press … Continue reading belli PROPOSES OPPOSITIONAL COMMUNE TO MN ARTISTS

LOCAL PRAISE FOR PMs

Our recent piece, A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshal, took most of its inspiration from experiences we shared apart and together – at precincts, in the streets and on highways in the Twin Cities – but we also learned much about the protest marshal from local reporting on the hidden mechanics that make demonstrations stay so regular. The following three linked articles (their nature revealed … Continue reading LOCAL PRAISE FOR PMs