The Red Witches Press (Anti-) Christmas Giveaway!
We haven’t even been open for a month yet and we’ve already received the biggest outpouring of support ever, so we wanted to extend some thanks in the form of free stuff!
one 1st prize winner will receive:
- two zines of your choosing, and
- one "women’s power" pin, AND
- one "red witch" pin, AND
- one “women against capitalism/mujeres contra capitalismo" sticker
one 2nd prize winner will receive:
- one “red witch” pin, AND
- one “women against capitalism” sticker
one 3rd prize winner will receive:
- digital copies of three zines of your choosing
Wanna win? Simple! Just reblog this post and follow our blog (that’s this one, redwitchespress), and we’ll pick three winners on December 23rd. Also, be sure to check out our selection so you know what zines you want when you win (fingers crossed!). Good luck!
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These 3 tweets hit the nail on the head for me.
And with that said, I won’t say anymore about Madiba today. He’s lived a long life. He was 95. He’s now at peace. I just don’t like how the mainstream press is framing his life in a very easy and digestible narrative, but that is to be expected. It really is nauseating to see imperialistic vultures chiming in with their condolences. I mean, we have people who were part of a system that sought to crush Mandela weighing in to tell us about what an exemplary man he was. My words cannot express how disgusting that is, but the show must go on. All that is left is for Dick Chaney and P.W. Botha’s children to start singing Mandela’s praises.
reblogged your post:
already, it begins…the push to turn Mandela into…
it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion. You see the destruction it’s causing but you can’t stop it.
As a kid i was always really drawn to Mandela because he was a complex and real person who fought for justice with an unadulterated commitment. I remember learning about the ANC and being so captivated by their methods against brutality to overcome the racism endemic in South Africa that that’s where i think my desire for justice stemmed from. These movements, like the ANC, brought us to where we are today, historically. They were the ones with courage to point the finger at institutions, at capitalists and imperialists alike, demonstrating that we, as a people, demand for a better future.
Mandela was on the US terrorist list until 1994, the year he became President of South Africa. I find this tragically beautiful because it reminds of me of the very ethos of “one man’s terrorist is another’s man’s freedom fighter.” We live in a world where we think we know things, where we’re okay with the norms of society and we vilify those who want justice, the Chelsea Mannings, the Julian Assanges and the Nelson Mandelas, but they are the ones who are fighting for the world we want to live, the world which is fair and just, for all, not just those with power and money. They are the ones with courage.
I think the best way to remember Mandela’s brilliant and crucial message is to fight, to challenge, and to never stop wanting, and demanding, for a better world.
#I knew this was gonna happen
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find ways in which you yourself have altered."
Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom
Rest In Peace Mandela