I don’t belong here but really I don’t belong anywhere.
Imagine you’ve just bought a house when heavily armed police officers show up at your door, announce that you have ten minutes to gather some possessions and leave, and then sell your house and keep the money.
Under civil asset forfeiture laws, police can take people’s money and property without making an arrest. They just have to suspect the assets are tied in some way to illicit activity. Since much of the money police seize ends up paying their own salaries and bankrolling their departments, they have a strong incentive to abuse these laws.
Some states are working to stop this type of abuse. But even when state laws are strict, police often take people’s money and property under federal law and keep on pocketing forfeiture money. Because of a loophole called “equitable sharing,” state cops can seize property under federal law and keep up to 80% of the proceeds.
This loophole isn’t right. When states decide to stop policing for profit, state cops should have to obey their laws.
The Red Witches Press (Anti-) Christmas Giveaway!
We haven’t even been open for a month yet and we’ve already received the biggest outpouring of support ever, so we wanted to extend some thanks in the form of free stuff!
one 1st prize winner will receive:
- two zines of your choosing, and
- one "women’s power" pin, AND
- one "red witch" pin, AND
- one “women against capitalism/mujeres contra capitalismo" sticker
one 2nd prize winner will receive:
- one “red witch” pin, AND
- one “women against capitalism” sticker
one 3rd prize winner will receive:
- digital copies of three zines of your choosing
Wanna win? Simple! Just reblog this post and follow our blog (that’s this one, redwitchespress), and we’ll pick three winners on December 23rd. Also, be sure to check out our selection so you know what zines you want when you win (fingers crossed!). Good luck!
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"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)
The notions taught by patriarchy and white supremacy do not only effect our day-to-day encounters in reality; they shape our imaginations and our expectations, our intangible realities.
A Palestinian girl’s message to Israel after Zionist forces shelled her home. Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority (2006)
Western media works really hard so we don’t see this, we don’t see this articulate little girl
because it doesn’t sit right with the “we’re bombing savages” notion.
My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.
Avoiding people. I avoid people that I actually like. I suppose that’s a phobia, but it’s also a habit.