Havana.

Five days in Havana. Hardly enough to really glimpse the city and the country for what it is, but enough to know that there is a world of difference between its Caribbean colours and Seattle's moody skies.

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[heart check] Are you being a capitalist friend?

We can publicly disavow capitalism, and we can choose to divest and practice anti-capitalist means of engaging with politics and the economy, but we must ask ourselves:  are we being capitalists in our private lives?

Donna Haraway: On “Objective” Knowledge and its Purpose

"So, I think my problem, and "our" problem, is how to have simultaneously an account of radical historical contingency for all knowledge claims and knowing subjects, a critical practice for all knowledge claims and knowing subjects, a critical practice for recognizing our own "semiotic technologies" for making meanings and a no-nonsense commitment to faithful accounts of a …

The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977)

"We realize that the liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy. We are socialists because we believe that work must be organized for the collective benefit of those who do the work and create the products, and not for the profit of …