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power and emotions

Hey, gmorning.  I was thinking more about power and emotions.  I think about power a lot–who has it, who has less, how it got that way.  But mostly where to go from here. I see power relations under the surface everywhere, mostly not spoken about, but controlling much of what we do.  Performances of respect,… Read More »

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needle exchange

A friend did harm reduction needle exchange in the Central Valley of California.  I enjoyed seeing this video of his work there. I’d heard of needle exchange but didn’t know much about it.  This video helped me learn a little about the materials given and collected, that it could happen in a park, how police… Read More »

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against punishment

This is a second meeting for a workshop about how to respond to harm in healthy ways that actually help us.  It’s called Against Punishment and is important to me. I don’t want to rely on broken punitive systems.  Feels related to the work I do around abusers in radical spaces.  I believe in community… Read More »

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we all need love

I love this quote, my favorite quote for a long time, about how we all need love.  I was talking about it with Ming this morning, Christmas morning.  It’s Oscar Wilde. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us –… Read More »