01.10.2011 § Leave a comment
So apparently, after many assaults against women in south park slope, cops have been walking around, “heavily patrolling” meaning, telling women their shorts or skirts are too short and they are asking to be attacked. WTF. We may not be wild for Slutwalk, but this needs a slut walk!! SOUTH SLOPE SLUT STORM.
BBC UK: “riot girls ‘brag’ about violence” : “Showing the police and the rich we can do what we want
10.08.2011 § Leave a comment
‘ Two girls who took part in Monday night’s riots in Croydon have boasted that they were showing police and “the rich” that “we can do what we want”.
The pair who were drinking wine looted from a local shop at 09:30 BST on Tuesday morning, spoke to the BBC’s Leana Hosea.”
Quick Nothing Transcript
Everyone was just goin riot like madness
Chucking things, chucking bottles, breaking into stuff…
It was madness!
It was good though, good fun
Of course it is!
So… you’re drinking a bottle of rose wine
at half nine in the mornin!
yea, free alcohol!
And you been drinkin all night?
Is it the government’s fault?
Yea, whatever it is i dunno…
Its not even a riot, its about showing the police we can do what we want,
Yea, its about showing the police we can do what we want, and now we have.
So do you reckon it will go on tonight?
But its like local people, why is it targeting local people? Your own people?
Its the RICH people.
Its the rich people who got businesses, thats why all this is happening, cuz of the rich people, so we’re just showing the rich people that we can do what we want.
01.07.2011 § Leave a comment
There has been much discussion around the feminist blogosphere about the resonance of Slutwalks among women of color. Andrea Plaid recently weighed in on the debate at Alternet. Ileana Jimenez of Feminist Teacher interviewed Gabriela Amancaya, one of the organizers of Mexico’s first Slutwalk in the capitol city, adding more vibrancy to the conversation about Slutwalks across nation and race.
Amancaya weighed in on the question of Slutwalks and women of color:
“We have to acknowledge our privilege in all cases, as there is no excuse. When we decided to hold a Marcha de las Putas in Mexico City, it was because we knew that machismo exists all over the world but within different contexts. In Mexico, the rates of gender-based violence are alarming, and while the intersections of race, class and ethnicity are different here than in the U.S., and while we recognize that raising our voices against the silence that has surrounded sexual abuse is still a privilege that not all people in our country have, it is important to break the silence around it wherever possible.”
From Feministing (In situ)
06.06.2011 § 1 Comment
Last week, former New York City cop Kenneth Moreno was acquitted of the rape of a 29-year-old woman, though he and his partner were convicted of misconduct and stripped of their jobs. This week, a tipster in the neighborhood noticed these posters on and around Moreno’s Brooklyn block.
The acquittal sparked widespread outrage, including at a protest outside the courthouse a week ago. Posters with Moreno’s face and “NYPD Rapist” quickly appeared in the alleged victim’s former neighborhood of the East Village. These, posted on 20th Street near 4th avenue and nearby blocks, hit closer to home. (The Morenos are listed, and their block also appeared in local tabloids.)
28.05.2011 § Leave a comment
“Defense lawyers pointed to surveillance footage of the woman walking on her own as she entered the building in front of the officers as evidence that she was conscious and able to communicate. They also contrasted what the woman told some friends shortly after the alleged rape — that she thought she was raped — with the certainty that she was expressing on the witness stand. Her spotty recollection of that night, the defense said, was enough to raise reasonable doubt over whether she was raped.”– NY times article Here.
Best of: today’s protest against the NYPD rape cops
1) the people who got pissed when the woman in the front thanked the police who were surrounding us in the pen.
2) when the Rude Mechanical Orchestra broke free of the pen and everyone followed them out onto the street.
3) when a random woman gave me a megaphone and said, “Just take it. Say whatever you want. Find me when you’re done with it.”
4) when me and my grrrls took over the chorus of “We Shall Overcome” with “we think cops are scuuuuuum.”
5) when we got mad at the lady with the news camera who kept pushing to interview me shortly after the scum cops song— and I wouldn’t because she seemed to have an agenda and I wasn’t about to represent All Feminists Ever on local/national news. My friend came to my defense and said “We don’t fucking care about the media, go away.” And the camerawoman said, “The media can help your cause, you know.” And we said, “Not your media.” I said, “I have a blog, I’ll just write about this later.”
9) when a disgruntled dude kept yelling “COP-FREE NYC” over the people who were yelling “RAPE-FREE NYC,” and a woman stopped him and said “Listen! This march is against rape!” And he yelled back, “I’m not a girl! Why would I yell that?” And another dude pulled him aside and schooled him.
10) when hundreds of people— all kinds of people— decided that rape was a cause that was important enough to get angry about, beyond the pens and into the streets. And we fucking brought it.
28.05.2011 § Leave a comment
More than 40 Spanish protesters suffered injuries in altercations with police in Barcelona Friday, as pressure mounted on demonstrators to end nearly two weeks of sit-in protests around the country.
Five of the protesters were taken to hospital, medical sources said. The injured also included one police officer.
Similar clashes were reported in Lerida, while Madrid’s governing conservatives called on Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialist government to disperse hundreds of protesters in the capital’s central Puerta del Sol square…
An entrepreneurs’ association threatened to take legal action if the protesters were not forced to leave their Madrid encampment ‘immediately.
– Thx signalfire
Today then, the people fought back, and the cops backed on out of the plaza: