Check out our newest show, a discussion on white supremacy, forced assimilation, and over struggle to try and survive in this white supremacist anti blackness world. 

NEW show can be found here on our Soundcloud: White Supremacy Episode w/ Special Guests!

We’ll also be on L.A.’s KPFK 90.7fm radio @ 1:30 Sunday July 6, 2014


A “safe space” for Whites to talk about race is unsafe for people of colour : 

" Since the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be ‘just humans’ within the framework of white supremacy has usually meant that subordinate groups must surrender their identities, beliefs, values, and assimilate by adopting the values and beliefs of privileged-class whites, rather than promoting racial harmony this thinking has created a fierce cultural protectionism." 
— bell hooks | killing rage: Ending Racism


Do you know how many of my students can’t even say the word white? You all will talk about African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans all day long but at soon as it comes time to say white peoples’ voices drop. You ain’t have seen that? Come on man, people come up with crazy terms you have never seen before, they would be like: “And that Caucasoid…” You can always tell, you could always tell where the supreme power rests in the society because of the reluctance people have in naming that power. Part of what privilege requires, guys privilege cannot operate without silence. It cannot operate without silence, and this tremendous silence around whiteness, if you are foolish enough to post a blog on your Facebook that mentions whiteness the amount of attacks that you will get, because privilege defends itself viciously, to maintain the silence that is required for its operation. So, given this I would argue that the other thing that we need to do is coming off of James Scott’s idea of “anarchist calisthenics,” we need to practice racial anarchist calisthenics. What he, what Scott meant by anarchist calisthenics is that this society has ton of little rules that we all practice without thinking. And he argues that we need to practice breaking little rules consistently because one day this society is going to ask you to prosecute a horrifying rule, that I think we will long live to regret, and the muscles of resistance needs to be exercised, they need to be prepared for the time we need to make that big, big, big, big stand. And so racial anarchist calisthenics, I would say, begins with all of us getting that tongue muscle back in to place and saying Saurons name. I challenge people; I challenge people every time you say African-American, Asian-American, whatever the group count it and say white just as much. And say white just as much. We don’t do it you guys, we don’t do it, we don’t do it. And yet if we were ever going to confront in a real way white supremacy, which is not only linked to white folks you guys. White supremacy is the racial order in all of us, but if we are not able to discuss whiteness as a category, as a critical way of looking at the world and even simply as just the racial group, we are in some serious trouble. The reality is even if we took every white person on Earth and put them on a space ship and sent them to outer space white supremacy wouldn’t miss a beat. 

— Junot Díaz - Facing Race (2012)

The West won the world 
not by the superiority of
its ideas or values or religion, 
but rather by its superiority 
in applying organized violence. 
Westerners often forget this fact,
non-Westerners never do.

— Samuel P. Huntington

But as Latinos become an increasingly large part of a non-white majority in the United States, we must remain vigilant about anti-blackness in our families, communities and movements, or risk a future of our own making in which black lives are treated as though they do not matter. While George Zimmerman’s vile vigilantism is an aberration, we need to admit that people like him, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not total anomalies; we need to admit that they are like some of our own family members who murmur slurs, lock car doors and cross streets to avoid black people

— Aura Bogado - “A matter of death and death”: Confronting anti-black racism among Latinos

In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious. The “Whites Only” signs let us know clearly, what we were up against. Not much has changed, but the system of lies and trickology is much more sophisticated. Today young people have to be highly informed and acutely analytical, or they will be swept up into a whirlpool of lies and deception.

- Assata Shakur, Honey Magazine debut issue (1998)

As this white race expanded to include other European ethnicities, the result was a very curious political system: the white democracy. The white democracy has two contradictory aspects to it. On the one hand, all whites are considered equal (even as the poor are subordinated to the rich and women are subordinated to men). On the other, every white person is considered superior to every person of color. It’s democracy for white folks, but tyranny for everyone else.

In this system, whites praised freedom, equal opportunity, and hard work, while at the same time insisting on higher wages, access to the best jobs, to be the first hired and the last fired at the workplace, full enjoyment of civil rights, the right to send their kids to the best schools, to live in the nicest neighborhoods, and to enjoy decent treatment by the police. In exchange for these “public and psychological wages,” as W.E.B. Du Bois called them, whites agreed to enforce slavery, segregation, reservation, genocide, and other forms of discrimination. The tragedy of the white democracy is that it oppressed working class whites as well as people of color, because with the working class bitterly divided, the elites could rule easily.

The white democracy exists today. Take any social indicator—rates for college graduation, homeownership, median family wealth, incarceration, life expectancy, infant mortality, cancer, unemployment, median family debt, etc.—and you’ll find the same thing: whites as a group are significantly better off than any other racial group. Of course there are individual exceptions, but as a group whites enjoy more wealth, less debt, more education, less imprisonment, more health care, less illness, more safety, less crime, better treatment by the police, and less police brutality than any other group. Some whisper that this is because whites have a better work ethic. But history tells us that the white democracy, born in the 1600s, lives on.

— Joel Olson

Dear Dirty Hipsters — Brave New Voices 2012 Finals: Philadelphia

Laws don’t protect anyone. So many of us who believe that fair housing laws, and anti-discrimination laws, and civil-rights laws, and voting laws and so forth, guarantee our freedom. What an illusion. What a flight into fantasy.

Laws are no stronger than their enforcers. And the same people who pass those laws are the same people who are responsible for enforcing the law. And if the people then who enforce the law no longer decide to do so, the laws then are of no value and have no power. Ultimately then, fairness rests, and the fairness of treatment rests, not in laws, but in the activities of people and in the attitude and consciousness of people.

You cannot put your faith in a white man’s law, and the laws enforced by whites. It is a silly faith that we have then, in laws. And for people in the 1970’s, and ’80s and ’90s, to still rest their freedom on the basis of laws, when the very history itself shows us that this cannot be done, we must question their sanity and what they have learned from the study of their history.

Back there, one hundred years ago, there was a federal law protecting voting rights in the South. Does this all sound vaguely familiar? This didn’t begin with the Freedom Riders of the 1960’s, we had those back there in the 1860’s and ’70s as well.

— Dr. Amos N. Wilson on African history and how laws haven’t solved the problem of race.

“I think the problem is that many people in America think that racism is an attitude. And this is encouraged by the capitalist system. So they think that what people think is what makes them a racist. Racism is not an attitude.

If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power.

Racism gets its power from capitalism. Thus, if you’re anti-racist, whether you know it or not, you must be anti-capitalist. The power for racism, the power for sexism, comes from capitalism, not an attitude.

You cannot be a racist without power. You cannot be a sexist without power. Even men who beat their wives get this power from the society which allows it, condones it, encourages it. One cannot be against racism, one cannot be against sexism, unless one is against capitalism.”

— Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Why do you have to bring up race?

Aamer Rahman — Reverse Racism, from Fear of a Brown Planet  »»» Rahman breaks down the requirements for calling out “reverse racism”

If you speak in an angry way about what has happened to our people and what is happening to our people, what does he call it? Emotionalism. Pick up on that. Here the man has got a rope around his neck and because he screams, you know, the cracker that’s putting the rope around his neck accuses him of being emotional. You’re supposed to have the rope around your neck and holler politely, you know. You’re supposed to watch your diction, not shout and wake other people up— this is how you’re supposed to holler. You’re supposed to be respectable and responsible when you holler against what they’re doing to you. And you’ve got a lot of Afro-Americans who fall for that. They say, “No, you can’t do it like that, you’ve got to be responsible, you’ve got to be respectable.” And you’ll always be a slave as long as you’re trying to be responsible and respectable in the eyesight of your master; you’ll remain a slave. When you’re in the eyesight of your master, you’ve got to let him know you’re irresponsible and you’ll blow his irresponsible head off.

And again you’ve got another trap that he maneuvers you into. If you begin to talk about what he did to you, he’ll say that’s hate, you’re teaching hate. Pick up on that. He won’t say he didn’t do it, because he can’t. But he’ll accuse you of teaching hate just because you begin to spell out what he did to you. Which is an intellectual trap—because he knows we don’t want to be accused of hate.

And the average Black American who has been real brain-washed, he never wants to be accused of being emotional. Watch them, watch the real bourgeois Black Americans. He never wants to show any sign of emotion. He won’t even tap his feet. You can have some of that real soul music, and he’ll sit there, you know, like it doesn’t move him.

And then you go a step farther, they get you again on this violence. They have another trap wherein they make it look criminal if any of us, who has a rope around his neck or one is being put around his neck—if you do anything to stop the man from putting that rope around your neck, that’s violence. And again this bourgeois Negro, who’s trying to be polite and respectable and all, he never wants to be identified with violence. So he lets them do anything to him, and he sits there submitting to it nonviolently, just so he can keep his image of responsibility. He dies with a responsible image, he dies with a polite image, but he dies. The man who is irresponsible and impolite, he keeps his life. That responsible Negro, he’ll die every day, but if the irresponsible one dies he takes some of those with him who were trying to make him die.

— Malcolm X

Stuff White People Do: Warmly Embrace a Racist Novel

In order to truly understand the full complexity and interconnectedness of anarchism as a worldwide movement however, a specific focus on the uniqueness and agency of movements amongst the “people without history” is a deeply needed change. This is because the historiography of anarchism has focused almost entirely on these movements as they have pertained to the peoples of the West and the North, while movements amongst the peoples of the East and the South have been widely neglected. As a result, the appearance has been that anarchist movements have arisen primarily within the context of the more privileged countries. Ironically, the truth is that anarchism has primarily been a movement of the most exploited regions and peoples of the world. That most available anarchist literature does not tell this history speaks not to a necessarily malicious disregard of non-Western anarchist movements but rather to the fact that even in the context of radical publishing, centuries of engrained eurocentrism has not really been overcome.


The argument of the movie and the Indian-rights advocates interviewed is that the relocation is the latest tactic of energy companies to get rid of obstacles to exploiting the mineral riches of the West. Oil, natural gas, coal and uranium abound under the Indian lands, and the methods by which Indian interests have been negotiated away do not make proud chapters of American history. As the narrator says, ”Indians have been paying with their lives for the white man’s greed since Columbus.”

In their sympathy for what has been done to the Indians, Miss Mudd and Miss Florio now and then lose their grip; their prose grows ripe in descriptions of ”the sacred circle of life,” ceremonies that are attuned to ”the womb of nature” and such. A Hopi ritual, we are told, is as intricate as the most complicated mathematical equation and their planting is guided by the movement of the planets, presumably unlike planting by farmers of European extraction. We are told that a child was cured of a nervous disorder by ritual chants and that the Navajos have special wisdom in recognizing and processing medicinal herbs, which does not seem to have done much for their deplorable health statistics. The narrator, Martin Sheen, reports that the Nazis studied Indian internment camps for methods of handling Europe’s Jews, without mentioning that the Germans added something to what they found.

-Broken Rainbow

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#White Supremacy #ASSimilation #white privilege #Colorism #Whiteness #Anti blackness #dismantle all supremacy 
some boy:stop generalizing all men
some boy:as a guy, i have to say, this is just how guys are, this is what the bros are like, im just saying whats on every guys mind, if your man says differently he's lying, real men don't ____, im a piece of shit
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‘Gay Pride Is For White People’ 

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#NotProud #NoPrideinASSimilation #exclusion #GAYSHAME 

Space Violence 

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#space violence #displacement #gentrification #capitalism 
No Pride in some of us without liberation for all of us!!!

No Pride in some of us without liberation for all of us!!!

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#NotProud #NoPrideinASSimilation #GAYSHAME #gender rebellion now #Queer Insurrection 

"See, you’re dirty. You may not think I know this about you, but I do. You’re dirty in all the best, queerest ways. Don’t get me wrong — there is nothing bad or shameful about the heart-filled, lust-filled sexytimes play that you, in your deepest secret fantasies, desire. You do you, right?"

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The Queenz of Chaos during Queer Prom 

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#Heart of Art Gallery #los angeles #pals #Queer Spaces 

X: A Fabulous Child's Story | The Gender Centre Inc. 

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#radical children's stories #gender rebel youth 

CeCe McDonald Speaks Freely by Dominic Holden 

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#girls like us #Cece #SURVIVIN 

onresistanceradio:JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 


Check out our newest show, a discussion about queerness and anti-assimilation within the struggle to survive/thrive under white cishet supremacist disableist capitalism… as well as the cooptation of our ‘Pride” #notproud

NEW full hour show can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/qweer

We’ll also be on KPFK 90.7fm radio @ 1:30 Sunday June 22nd.

"What of the effort
What of the trees
What of what brings the masses to their knees.
I see this mishap, I saw my own fault.
To wander or to follow is to choose between the pepper or the salt.
He sees his way, 
She goes as he may, 
I go astray, 
Conform to yourself 
Not to the maelstrom that he or she 
has to say.”
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Silvia Rivera, 1973

LAQR Rant on Pride and Assimilation
"Everything’s gay as in happy at PRIDE. But what’s so wrong with being angry? As in Queer, as in fuck you at the fact that those who aren’t well assimilated, job having, able-bodied, cis white male citizens of the so called U.S. are still greatly oppressed. And are becoming exponentially repressed due to mass complicity and growing state sanctioned violence by way of private prison industries. There is a profound and unbridled anger at the consumerism that lines the pockets of the very people who oppress us. Having excessive amounts of PRIDE might just feed into the culture of narcissism that capitalism has fed to us. These corporate sponsors and the upwardly mobile whom climbed to positions of institutional power either establish our disenfranchisement, are complicit to the oppression that we’ve faced & continue to face, or rationalize their limited understanding of the trans feminist ourstory and revolt those before us were willing to literally resist to push for their existence."

LAQR Collective:

I think we’re all learning this stuff. Like, even me as a trans person, I didn’t know what cisgender was until a year and a half ago. Even I’m developing this language that very much came out of a white queer and trans* space, and which we’re all adopting that rhetoric coming out of academia mostly. I think we’re all very much in process of learning and I think that most people don’t want to say that - even trans* people don’t want to say that that you know, they don’t know what cisgender is. And a lot of people still use “bio” and “real” for people’s genders. We’re on a journey together to learn this language to speak about this community, which is very varied and diverse. —  Janet Mock on gender and language

survival, revolt, and queer antagonist struggle
Untorelli Press presents a compilation of historical documents, interviews, and critical analyses of STAR, a group of street queens in early 70s New York City who self-organized for survival and revolt. Contained within are pamphlets distributed by STAR, as well as interviews with and speeches by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Additionally, we are excited to include a critical essay by Ehn Nothing on STAR’s legacy, the enemies of queer insurrection, and the war against gender. [For Reading][For Printing]

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No State Regulation of Families: I still Think Marriage is the Wrong Goal
We are being told marriage is the way to solve gay people’s problems with health care access, immigration, child custody, and symbolic equality. It does not solve these problems, and there are real campaigns and struggles that would and could approach these problems for everyone, not just for a privileged few. Let’s take the energy and money being put into gay marriage and put it toward real change: opposing the War on Terror and all forms of endless war; supporting queer prisoners and building a movement to end imprisonment; organizing against police profiling and brutality in our communities; fighting attacks on welfare, public housing and Medicaid; fighting for universal health care that is trans and reproductive healthcare inclusive; fighting to tax wealth not workers; fighting for a world in which no one is illegal.”

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Marriage Will Never Set Us Free
"Since the founding of the US, regulating family formation has been key to anti-Black racism and violence. Denying the family ties of slaves was essential to slavery—ensuring that children would be born enslaved and maintaining Black people as property rather than persons. After emancipation, the government scrambled to control Black people, coercing marriage among newly freed Black people and criminalizing them for adultery as one pathway of recapturing them into the convict lease system. After Brown v. Board of Education, which challenged formal, legal segregation, illegitimacy laws became a favored way to exclude Black children from programs and services. The idea that married families and their children are superior was and remains a key tool of anti-Black racism."

How HomoNationalism Works:
Israel and ‘Pinkwashing’
Written from an academic perspective from Tel Aviv:
Israeli GLBT Politics between Queerness and Homonationalism
#somewhereovertherainbow @DarkMatterRage "on building an alternative queer movement for people of color. why do we fight. what issues are we fighting for. what is the world we are trying to create?"
Queer Prison Abolition
Our goal is liberation. We have a radical view of the fight for justice: We are feminist. We are anti-racist. We want queer liberation. And we are against capitalism. Prisons are part of the system that oppresses and divides us. By building a movement and taking action against this system of violence, we will create the world we dream of. We also celebrate the beauty of what exists now: Our love for each other. The strength of our planet. Our incredible resiliency. All of the power we have to continue existing. While dreaming and struggling for a better world, we commit to living in the present.Abolition is our goal, and our strategy for action. Any advocacy, services, organizing, and direct action we take will remove bricks from the system, not put up more walls. We want revolution. And we will work on reforms too, even if they are only small steps at ending the suffering caused by prisons.Our work is based in the experience of people who are or were in prison. We also raise up the voices of formerly incarcerated people as our “free world” members of the Leadership Circle. We know that those most hurt by the violence of the prison industrial complex have the knowledge of how to tear it down.”
black and pink : : supporting our LGBTQ family in prison
Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex:
Towards a Queer, Trans and Feminist Abolition Politic/ A wonderful thought provoking panel by Eric Stanley, Dean Spade, Ralowe Ampu, and Vikki Law
Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex
The Politics of Abandonment: Abandoning Chelsea Manning and Siding with the State and Heteronormativity
"Another likely reason why a defense of Manning did not occur was because of her background. Manning didn’t "conform to these upwardly mobile, white, polished, virile male stereotypes" of LGBT people that both of these groups sought to portray. Rather, her "slight frame, lower-class background, questioning of [her] gender identity, inability to hold down a typical job, general dorkiness and dysfunctional family life" created a situation in which she did not fit the image that either GLAAD or HRC wanted to promote.”

Queers Against Cops Respond to Attacks in Occupied Australia
"This text has been written as a response to a small, but very vocal minority at the demo who aggressively opposed our messages and our stance towards the police. Some of them harassed, threatened and abused us, telling us to put our banners away, others ordered us to remove the masks a couple of us were wearing, and one man even kicked our banner and attempted to pull it away from us. Unsurprisingly, the only protesters who confronted us were white, middle aged, cis gendered males. Some of them accused us “not really being a part of the gay community”.

Almost every anarchist and anti authoritarian who handed out leaflets, wore mock police uniforms, held our banners and yelled “fuck the police” instead of the official “stop violent police” chant, was either bi, poly, trans, queer or a poc. If the “gay community” is just for police loving, middle class white men then fuck that community.”

Reclaiming Our Lineage: Organized Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, and Transgender Resistance to Police Violence

Queer Harlem: From the LGBT Icons of the Harlem Renaissance to Invisible Me

GENDER ANARKY PDF (transwomen prisoner collective)
Toward the Queerest Insurrection
"Queer is a territory of tension, defined against the dominant narrative of white-hetero-monogamous-patriarchy, but also by an affinity with all who are marginalized, otherized and oppressed. Queer is the abnormal, the strange, the dangerous. Queer involves our sexuality and gender, but so much more. Queer is the cohesion of everything in conflict with the heterosexual capitalist world. Queer is a total rejection of the regime of the Normal.”
QueerPoCalypseLA: http://queerpocalypsela.tumblr.com/
Queerpocalypse is a convergence happening in Los Angeles Dec 6,7,8 at L.A. Anarchist Book Fair
Femifesto: “QueerPoCalypse is now, will be, a flux in spacetime that intentionalizes the goal and energy to assemble all radical queers together to conspire to bring about the complete collapse of all complementary systems of oppression and social hierarchies of race, gender, class, sexuality, ability, and citizenship. We aim to radically transgress the old ways we relate to one another, ways that define our realities for us, ways that subordinate so many potential co-conspirators into the strangling clutches of coercion conformity”
Letter to a Gender Rebel:
To everyone still learning to live and struggle with being a gender rebel in this society!

The Second Closet: LGBT’s with Disability

GENDER QUEER: “Butch/Femme Crip”
Born in Flames
"Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than ever imagined in their lifetimes."
The Uses of Negativity: Survival and Coping Strategies for Those of Us Who are Exasperated by the Empty Promise of “It” Getting “Better”
Heteropatriarchy Kills: Challenging Gender Violence in a Prison Nation by Angela P. Harris
National Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 
Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities Released May 29th 2014 http://www.avp.org/storage/documents/2013_mr_ncavp_hvreport.pdf

Remembering Transgender Immigrant Activist Zoraida Reyes

"despite what the media might convince you to think, according to a recent report by the New York City Anti-Violence Project violence against our communities is increasing!” RANT by Alok
Re-Queering Pride: How can we get back to the radical roots of our LGBTQ movement?
Photo: Any kind of clothes feel like a costume to me.
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