It’s because liberalism and leftism have systematically neglected a whole range of human experience that we are in this mess right now.
Long read: Observations from years of improvised refugee solidarity on the Greek frontier island of Samos
PEPFAR programming must be preserved—but it must also be reconfigured, with guidance from voices of the subaltern that question neocolonial and paternalistic impositions and counter epistemic violence.
If people can get beyond the fears and policies that perpetuate this world of security, then maybe we could get beyond that dead-end. Or we’ll just all die at the dead-end together.
It’s worth reconsidering the role that militant confrontation, and self-defense, might play in protecting collective movements.