Resistance Ecology Conference Disavows DGR
The Resistance Ecology conference has released a statement formally denouncing and disavowing DGR,…
Portland doesn’t play that shit! Come meet the deeper, greener, non-cop collaborating resistance and check out the Resistance Ecology conference!
This statement is so on point!
“…We cannot cultivate diversity in a climate that brushes off whole communities, movements, and histories as irrelevant, nonexistent, or divisive. This is the sort of climate that has allowed interpersonal violence, patriarchal behavior, tacit and explicit racism, neocolonialism, heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia to occur in our movements’ pasts. Our silence on these issues not only perpetuates the atrocities themselves, it weakens our resilience for the future…
…How are we supposed to build a movement that refuses to acknowledge its place in the complex relationships of resistance and oppression by marginalizing itself whenever a topic becomes controversial or seemingly irrelevant to animal suffering or ecological destruction? How are we supposed to move forward without adopting a holistic political analysis that recognizes that we need to support and participate across movements and communities, rather than to complain that no one seems to care about the earth and animals, or our movements when they face trying times?
We have to genuinely employ critical dialogue and action beyond the framework of our single-issue politics. We should realize that our movement exists in relation to others, that our enemies and targets are common, and that the oppression of animals and domination of other species and ecological communities are not historical or social anomalies. It means that we need to respect, study, and work with the countless communities and movements that outnumber us, predate us, and from whom we have much to learn and to whom we have much to support to offer.”
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Got free tickets to these guys for tonight!
Going travelling for the first time ever so I should get one.
Plus I’ll need it for skipping next year. Time to hit up gumtree.
Why the fuck should we be in a meeting with the proctor over my boyfriend sleeping over!
And it might fuck up his course, fuck this is so petty.
So let me tell you about the shittiest parent on the motherfucking planet.
I work at a grocery store and this man comes in with his 11 year old son. He buys a pack a cigarettes and a two cases of beer. The son was holding a two dollar drawing pad and placed it on the belt and I guess the dad didn’t notice it at first but when I was about to scan the pad he asked where’d it have come from and turned towards the kid and asked “Did you put that shit up there?”. He told me to put it back and then told his 11 year old child that he “ain’t paying for that gay ass notebook.”. So I looked at the kid, who was close to tears and saying how he ran out of paper at home and my heart broke. So I gave the pad to him, for free, and told the dad I would take care of it. I gave the kid some tokens for a game outside and said I would look forward to buying some of his drawings and paintings when he’s all famous. He kids face was so priceless and I thought everything was good. But then, about 10 ten minutes after giving the kid his notebook, I walked outside and saw this. The drawing pad all ripped up and tossed on the pavement. I could only imagine what happened in the parking lot, but I know that that poor kid heart is fucking ripped apart, just like this pad.
I’m fucking horrified that there are parents like this, who, just because it’s not masculine or gender specific they won’t let their children follow their true passions or explore interests that lead to their happiness. Even more so, I’m horrified that parents don’t care about the fine arts anymore because it doesn’t have job security. Since when did it ever matter to a child if their passion makes them money or not? Parenting is about supporting whatever makes your child happy. Have some fucking consideration for your child’s wants not your homophobic and anti-art ideals.