Sister Assata: This Is What American History Looks Like | Alice Walker | The Official Website for the American Novelist & Poet
Alice Walker’s take on the listing of Assata as the first woman to be listed as a terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list.
I love you Alice Walker
“We had just gotten off tour with Mudhoney, and I decided to stage-dive. I was wearing a dress and I didn’t realize what I was engendering in the audience. It was a huge audience and they were kind of going ape-shit. So I just dove off the stage, and suddenly, it was like my dress was being torn off of me, my underwear was being torn off of me, people were putting their fingers inside of me and grabbing my breasts really hard, screaming things in my ears like “pussy-whore-cunt”. When I got back onstage I was naked. I felt like Karen Finley. But the worst thing of all was that I saw a photograph of it later. Someone took a picture of me right when this was happening, and I had this big smile on my face like I was pretending it wasn’t happening. So later I wrote a song called “Asking For It” based on the whole experience. I can’t compare it to rape because it’s not the same. But in a way it was. I was raped by an audience, figuratively, literally, and yet, was I asking for it?”
This is disgusting. There’s no way this would happen if a male stage dived.
A statement from the Earth First! Journal Collective On several occasions the Earth First! Journal editorial collective has run pieces both online and in print either written by or about the Deep G…
A great statement from the Earth First! Journal collective about their stand on Deep Green Resistance and transphobia.
Never Alone! I’m so excited about how awesome this exhibition is going to be. Much more importantly though, I’m excited about the potential for raising awareness and support for long term anarchist prisoners like Marie Mason and Eric McDavid. Please share this around to help spread the word, and get in touch if you’re an artist who would like be involved email@example.com.
I’m reading a book about Jock Palfreeman at the moment - an Australian political prisoner in Bulgaria, sentenced for murder after coming to the defense of a Roma boy who was being severely beaten by fascists. One young man came out of the fight dead, but the evidence that has convicted Jock is so faulty, and the justice system in Bulgaria is so deeply corrupt. Please watch this news story (22 minutes) about Jock and visit www.freejock.com for more information.
This conference is going to be a banger! Look at that speakers list! Rita Bo Brown! Ed Mead! Mark Cook! Jeff Luers! Claudio Pomo is coming all the way from Italy! Jake Conroy, Will Potter, and Ryan Shapiro! A Breeze Harper! pattrice jones and lauren Ornelas! Oh shit, scott crow! DUDE! Larry Giddings! Kristian Williams! And that barely scratches the surface. You have to make it to this, it’s going to be awesome.
This is going to be so amazing, and I’m actually terribly sad I’m going to miss out on it :(