hi facebook community,
i luv u,
& i need your help.
Maya, myself, and two other water protectors / artists are looking for a house to live in / near LA.
do you have favorite realtors? do you know of any houses for rent?
our goal is to create a water protector / artist ~safe haven~, maybe a (small) venue, definitely a crash pad, 110% a community-accessible spot. (there *will* be a firepit set up ^.^)
*any* help, guidance, or leads you might have would be *incredible*, as well as any “do/don’t move here” advice.
feel free to share; feel free to send us your landlord / realtor’s info. any, any help would be sososososoSO appreciated.
<3 THANK YOU ; WE LOVE YOU <3
LA was once for everyone!
The Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles movie captures the rapid physical, social, economic, and cultural transformation of the city through a series of historic film clips of street scenes and private family archives. The film clips date from the twenties up to the fifties. They are taken from random and popular locations as well as various activities in the region. The power of film is the lack of narrative because it allowed me to filled in the plot with family stories and my urban design and planning knowledge of the city. Like an anthropologist I examined the physical details of the historic landscapes, and how these interventions set the stage of for civic life in LA. Watching the film was bitter sweet. I realized how much of landscape had not only changed but was erased through the removal of hills shorelines altered, fields paved, aquifers drained, roads widen, building torn down, and people displaced. We can bemoan our losses but the lack of anything precious in the city is more disturbing. As a 3rd generation Angeleno these erased places and narratives are imbedded in people lives that came before me and were past on through their actions and thoughts.
The Critic Who Refuted Trump’s World View—in 1916
By Jeremy McCarter
“To Bourne, America wasn’t some citadel in need of defending: it was a project, one that continually enfolded new participants, dynamically renewed its character. The ethnonationalist looks backward for familiarity, security, a sense of control. Bourne, the child of a hopeful century, looked ahead with ecstatic optimism: ‘America is a unique sociological fabric, and it bespeaks poverty of imagination not to be thrilled at the incalculable potentialities of so novel a union of men.’”
“The U.S.’s top general declined to comment on South Korean leader Moon Jae-in’s assertion that he needed to sign off on a war against North Korea, saying President Donald Trump had the final say on a unilateral military strike.
“Any military action taken on the Korean peninsula would be in consultation with our allies,” General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters in Beijing on Thursday. Asked about potential unilateral U.S. action, he said “that’s purely speculative and a decision to do that would be by the president. We certainly haven’t had a conversation about that to date.”
Excellent initiative in Michigan which needs to be replicated in Minnesota. From Dennis Marburger: “Tonight, Michigan’s Ninth Congressional District Republican Committee approved our resolution calling on our Congressional delegation to cosponsor H.R. 608, Rep. Tulsi Gabbards’ “Stop Arming Terrorists Act”, which Dr. Rand Paul introduced into the U.S. Senate as S.532.”
if you’re white, and your response to charlottesville is “omg this is too much; i’m turning off the news,”
you should instead consider:
- calling a relative, friend, or co-worker with questionable politics and expressing your dismay for the rally
- reading up on propaganda and the origins and history of white supremacy & the foundation of america (pay special attn to oregon & washington!)
- donating money or time to one of the many anti-racist organizations in charlottesville or your hometown
- checking in (without being creepy, hovering, or patronizing) with your poc friends
- interrogating your own biases, intergenerational trauma, and familial history of colonizing / being colonized or participating in/being damaged by racism. it is *imperative* that we heal & understand our own traumas and work to help others do the same.
- signing up for volunteer sessions with a local anti-racist organization
self-care is important, but it should NOT supersede work right now. do . not . retreat ; now is the absolute wrong time to retreat.
I’m not keeping Ashley Wheels busy enough.
She’s offering to make swag for other authors, too, and she’s good at it, and has reasonable prices. If you need swag, hit her up.
Now I’m gonna see if I can come up with more for her to do, because obviously, she has too much free time….
This infuriates me. If you’re like me & have been in any fabulous relationships with significant age disparities, don’t click on it. It will just raise your blood pressure & make you want to spit. That a mere age difference between two romantic partners should in recent years have arbitrarily come to be considered “cringe-inducing” just fills me with blinding anger. Whether others are made uncomfortable by the age difference between you & your partner should be a matter of no importance. I find this censorious age-obsessing trend odious & contemptible. YMMV. Viva age gaps!
It’s just amazing how easy it is to manipulate (hypocritical) groupies and get them to go 180 degrees from what they claimed.
Now the murdering Bushes chime in how they are against racism and hatred: http://www.cnn.com/…/george-h-w-bush-george-w-bu…/index.html
The father and son war presidents ended up killing millions of foreigners (which are certainly held in less esteem than any racial minority in the U.S.) by lying us into war (especially when you count all the terrorism and wars that came about as a direct consequence). But we can be happy that the Bushes weren’t hateful and racist about it when they launched their mass destruction.
What’s even more amazing is that the news won’t even mention this incredible hypocrisy.
By James Carden: “The alliance between neoconservatives and the Democratic foreign policy establishment, which is largely made up of former Obama administration officials and former Clinton campaign surrogates, has been much noted of late, particularly since the formation of the German Marshall Fund’s “Alliance for Democracy Project” which brings together high-profile members of both groups in an effort to fight what is loosely (and often inaccurately) defined as Russian “disinformation.”