A conversation with Indigenous grassroots activists engaging in radical autonomous community care and defense work in the face of the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR).
If anarchism is a radical overthrowing of the very state that has dictated what is possible for us, then it requires that we think about some seemingly impossible things.
As we all look toward a police-free world and prepare for reactionary pushback against this powerful international movement, we must avoid spreading fear the way cops do. That is their weapon. Ours is solidarity. Ours is calm. Ours is truth. Ours is community.
The time has come for a revolutionary grassroots organization that replaces civil society organizations and embassies pandering to the Lebanese regime’s racist policies. We must build a public safety net that transcends fragmented and sporadic individual aid initiatives. This fascist system will not stop otherwise.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to validate women’s anger, and what it has the potential to do. Women’s anger functions in potentially transformative ways which often go under the radar.