Jun 17, 2015 burlap commented on One Way to Stop Israel From "Pinkwashing".
Calling for better treatment of queers is aligned with boycotting Israel.
Aug 3, 2012 burlap commented on The Queer Youth (Finally) Have a Space.
I'm proud to live in a city with youth-led organizing. Seattle Young Peoples Project has been pulling strong for a long time and NOW there is Queer Youth Space!!
This is the kind of change I hope for in the world and it's happening here right now. Organizing by the constituents for the constituents.
Thanks QYS organizers! Power to the positive!
Jul 27, 2012 burlap commented on Why Vote No on the Kiddie-Condo-Juvie.
Thanks for this post, I am appreciative of this opportunity to explore alternatives to imprisonment, policing, and courts. Hoping to keep moving towards support and interventions that occur prior to any encounters with police, judges and guards.

Seattle, let's crowd out our jails and prisons, demilitarize our schools, revitalize education at all levels, provide free physical and mental health care to all, and move towards a justice system based on reparation and reconciliation (not retribution and vengeance.)

In the words of Angela Davis, "Imprisonment has become the 1st resort to far too many of our social problems." Let's come up with a proposition that helps us to create alternatives. No on KC Prop 1, NO on reform. Prisons are sexist, racist, classist, homophobic, transphobic extensions of chattel slavery.

Open our hearts and minds, close the jail! Stop prison construction, build alternatives.
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Jul 25, 2012 burlap commented on Endorsements for the August 7 Primary Election.
vote NO on KC Proposition 1. It's not ludicrous to ask for abolition of prisons. They haven't always existed, nor will they continue to exist forever. If someone tells you that you're asking for something impossible (or ludicrous,) it's probably worth seeking.

"Imprisonment has become the first resort to far too many of our social problems." --Angela Davis