6 – 7 iulie festival lovekills, timisoara


Colectivul LOVEKILLS s-a nascut din fanzinul anarho-feminist numit LOVEKILLS.
Pe parcursul anilor acest fanzin a facut ca oamenii din scena locala d.i.y. sa inteleaga implicarea femeilor in miscarea anarhista si influenta lor asupra ei. La inceput colectivul LOVEKILLS a fost alcatuit doar pentru dezvoltarea si imbunatatirea fanzinului; care este inca singurul fanzin anarho-feminist din Romania si trateaza problemele pe care femeile le intampina in societatea romaneasca precum si in scena d.i.y.; multe articole sunt despre rolul femeilor in anarhism (atat din punct de vedere ideologic cat si practic). In timp am inteles ca scrierea unui fanzin nu este de ajuns cu siguranta. Desi scena d.i.y. din care facem parte este foarte mica, sexismul este prezent la cel mai inalt nivel, deci asa s-a nascut ideea unui festival anarho-feminist. Continue reading

more normalized bigoted violence

Lesbians sentenced for self-defense
All-white jury convicts Black women

By Imani Henry
New York
Published Jun 21, 2007 2:58 AM

On June 14, four African-American women—Venice Brown (19), Terrain Dandridge (20), Patreese Johnson (20) and Renata Hill (24)—received sentences ranging from three-and-a-half to 11 years in prison. None of them had previous criminal records. Two of them are parents of small children.

Their crime? Defending themselves from a physical attack by a man who held them down and choked them, ripped hair from their scalps, spat on them, and threatened to sexually assault them—all because they are lesbians.

The mere fact that any victim of a bigoted attack would be arrested, jailed and then convicted for self-defense is an outrage. But the length of prison time given further demonstrates the highly political nature of this case and just how racist, misogynistic, anti-gay, anti-youth and anti-worker the so-called U.S. justice system truly is.

The description of the events, reported below, is based on written statements by a community organization (FIERCE) that has made a call to action to defend the four women, verbal accounts from court observers and evidence from a surveillance camera.

The attack

On Aug. 16, 2006, seven young, African-American, lesbian-identified friends were walking in the West Village. The Village is a historic center for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) communities, and is seen as a safe haven for working-class LGBT youth, especially youth of color.
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