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Support Queer Prisoners Year-Round!

As June comes to a close, many of our communities are winding down our LGBTQ Pride celebrations and events. It's been a refreshing month for many to come together and enjoy public support for visibility and social and political goals. I think it's great to set aside time to enjoy queering public spaces (while highlighting thoughtful criticism of mainstream or assimilation-oriented politics) but it's also important to remember that our struggles continue throughout the rest of the year, especially when it comes to queers suffering violence.
As June comes to a close, many of our communities are winding down our LGBTQ Pride celebrations and events. It's been a refreshing month for many to come together and enjoy public support for visibility and social and political goals. I think it's great to set aside time to enjoy queering public spaces (while highlighting thoughtful criticism of mainstream or assimilation-oriented politics) but it's also important to remember that our struggles continue throughout the rest of the year, especially when it comes to queers suffering violence.

Many of you might be familiar with CeCe McDonald's unjust incarceration after defending herself against a white supremacist and transphobic attack. She's now being housed in a facility that does not reflect her gender identity, and will have to negotiate a lot of bureaucratic red tape to change her location if she determines it's unsafe. Her case highlights a number of issues, not least of which is the horrific violence queer people of color face from civilians, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system at large.

Queer people of color are more likely to experience sexual harassment and abuse not only from other inmates but prison employees as well. For trans* folks, many facilities are unable (or unwilling) to provide safe housing and protection for inmates, or support medical or social transition needs.

I encourage you to read about the incident that led to CeCe's arrest and subsequent conviction, as well as the protests and grassroots support for her well-being while serving her sentence. Please include CeCe in your prisoner letter writing this month (and the next, and the next!) to show your support.

Send letters to:

Chrishaun McDonald

OID #238072

Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud

2305 Minnesota Boulevard S.E.

St. Cloud, MN. 5604


Guidelines for writing to CeCe can be found here.

homepage: homepage: http://www.becausewemust.org/support-queer-prisoners-year-round/


—Cruel and Unusual “Disposable” Society/Culture— 26.Jun.2012 15:18

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In mass consumerist capitalist society and culture... people are "thrown away" when they are wrongly viewed as "inferior" and are seen as having NO VALUE. Because *{some people}* don't fit into the institutionally dogmatic & politically corporatized ($$$) socially accepted "norm" construct of society— (a CULTural/|\'societal structure system' which has been built upon fraud on a multitude of levels... and is based entirely on LIES which makes it by default "invalid & illegitimate"). The entire "system" of 'power & control'/domiNation is not recognized as 'valid' in my eyes. It is not 'legitimate' because its actions are *criminal*. The "system" is a crime against Nature.


I say ***THROW AWAY THE HATE FUELED "SYSTEM" THAT IS FUELED BY LIES***—> BECAUSE IT IS NOT "SUSTAINABLE". It is neither "life-affirming" nor does it enable people to thrive or prosper. The "system" itself is CRIMINAL (on multiple levels and fronts) as it robs people of their pride and dignity and continues to enslave people to the TOXIC hazards of "popularized corporate war culture"/|\"reality" based on corporatized myths and institutionalized dogma of the "dominant operating system fueled by illusion". Hatred and intolerance has become "popular" in the 'toxic mentality war spiral worldview' that is perpetuated and perpetrated on so many innocent people from all walks of life who are "scapegoated", "vilified", and "demonized" as the enemies of so-called "civilization" whom we are told we need to fear and isolate (out of sight... out of mind). Because they are "different from the norm" and therefore are presented as a "threat" to be "feared". That is the illusory and false "picture that is painted". The system is fueled by "popularized LIES" (again... on multiple levels and fronts) which attempt to sustain an "unsustainable obsolete and dying system" that is fueled by and feeds on 'hate & war' (which much of the time is focused against a variety/diverse collection of people who are feared, and derision/contempt directed towards... because they are labeled "different"). It is beyond time that we work in solidarity against the "system" and collaborate to TEAR IT DOWN because it is entirely 'toxic and destructive to the planet'.


Another World is Possible... one that is not based on lies, betrayals, injustice, hypocrisy, and inequality. We have FREEWILL and 'freedom of choice' to see beyond the fraud & deceit of the "system". We no longer have to be slaves to corporatized myths & institutionalized dogmatic illusion that continue to build walls for the "sole purpose" (not soul purpose) to 'Divide & Conquer' and to create disharmony among people. If people attempt to take the time to see through the *Eyes of Others* it would go a long ways towards helping to bridge the gap towards better understanding and would help in creating unity and ultimately Peace on Earth.



Cruel and Unusual— (Crimes of the Prison Industrial Complex)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmsgp-fws3Q


Where Will CeCe McDonald Serve Her Time? The Devil is in the Details —  link to colorlines.com

Hate Crimes More Common against Queer People of Color—  link to westernfrontonline.net


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Living life "Between Two Worlds" is a difficult and spiritually challenging *reality* for anyone who is faced with 'walking this path'. For many it is not a "lifestyle choice" as is popularly believed (through cultural indoctriNation)... but instead it is a life that naturally bursts forth from within. For others to judge and ridicule people for the way in which they are born is just *Cruel and Unjust Punishment* against someone who has done nothing wrong... other than to have been born different from the so-called "norm". They do not deserve this harsh and oftentimes violent (sometimes deadly) mistreatment. Hate Kills. There is too much "judgment and condemNation" and not enough Love in this world. Within us all is the power to change this 'reality'.

"Between freedom and fear lies the truth. The bravest choice you can make is to be yourself."
For enhanced PERSPECTIVE—>>>Respect Balance in the Web of Life<<<— TWO SPIRITS :: (Movie Trailer)  http://www.care2.com/news/member/713135843/1298820

"Living life between two discriminations is a dangerous place to live." — from "TWO SPIRITS" documentary... (a great film for gaining insight & understanding— In Loving Memory of Fred Martinez. *Rest in Peace*. You Will Never Be Forgotten. YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL SOUL AND YOU ARE LOVED. The Love you LEFT BEHIND HERE Circles the Earth Forevermore. You are an inspiration to many. *~~~<3)

+++++—>>> HATE KILLS <<<—+++++

Every person lost to hate — — those murdered by others who hated them, and those driven to suicide by the hate they had to endure — — deserve our ATTENTION and our RESPECT.

*>* *<* —>>> See Life through the *Eyes of Others* to gain UNDERSTANDING and COMPASSION. It's time to Re-Think the definition of the word "traditional". Creative/Critical Thinkers have the ability to make new connections and challenge traditional assumptions as an independent free-thinking person.

*~~~Free Your Mind (from hate) and Free the Earth (with Love)~~~*

With regard to ***TOTAL EARTH LIBERATION*** it should make no difference—> what a person's sexual orientation is... be they heterosexual or anywhere in the vast spectrum/diversity of LGBTQ persons.

LIBERATION, EQUALITY, & JUSTICE FOR ALL.

It's time to dismantle all "privilege & entitlement" issues. No more racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc... ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL AND ALL ARE AS NATURE INTENDED. —>>>(Respect Diversity)<<<
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No more discriminated against, marginalized "second-class" citizens who are judged "inferior", ridiculed, ostracized and deemed as disposable "outcasts".

Time to tear down the walls that 'Divide & Conquer' us ALL. We all have the right to fight our oppressors back, in hopes of one day achieving 'true solidarity' among people... so we can work together to fight the TRUE ENEMY—> THE "SYSTEM" THAT ENSLAVES AND KILLS (both discriminately and indiscriminately). Strength in numbers. Power to the People Always—> to ultimately overcome the adversity & struggle that is caused by the imperialist/|\patriarchal dominant system of exploitation and oppression that enslaves us ALL. No one is "above" or "superior" over anyone else—> WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND ALL DESERVE JUSTICE. It's time for a *R/evolution of Consciousness*.


"Above all, always be capable of feeling most deeply any injustice committed against anyone in the world. That is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary."
— Che Guevara's last words to his children in a farewell letter


"What was done to me created me. It is the basic principle of the Universe, that each action will have an equal and opposing reaction. FREEWILL IS UNIVERSAL LAW. " — V for Vendetta


"The only way to deal with an unfree (unjust) world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." — Albert Camus


To CREATE A WORLD OF PEACE—> Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance. Respect Diversity in Life instead of fearing and hating "others" who are "different". Encourage respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change.


*Hate and Ignorance Kills*. CREATE Peace on Earth — Goodwill towards ALL.

All for One... and One for All.
ALL for LIBERATION... and LIBERATION for ALL.
It's Time to —>>>LIBERATE EARTH<<<—.




*~Resistance & Solidarity Always~*
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“When you judge another, you do not define them, You Define Yourself.”
“When you judge another, you do not define them, You Define Yourself.”
—>One Struggle One Fight ~~~Resistance and Liberation Always~~~ !
—>One Struggle One Fight ~~~Resistance and Liberation Always~~~ !
Scarlet Carson Rose—> EQUALITY & JUSTICE FOR ALL ~~~*<8>*~~~
Scarlet Carson Rose—> EQUALITY & JUSTICE FOR ALL ~~~*<8>*~~~

Xenophobia__ 30.Jun.2012 14:23

__common cause

Xenophobia —(fear of someone "perceived" to be outside of one's own "culture"... hence they are excluded and segregated)— is an equal opportunity offender.



Sending out concern, care, hope, and *Love Energy* to CeCe McDonald. My thoughts and heart is with her with the struggle/difficulties she is going through. May she receive understanding, strength, and 'True Justice'/|\'Basic Human Rights'.

~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3~<3




—>>>Total Worldwide Earth Justice and Liberation NOW<<<—
Together we can ***Manifest a Destiny of Peace and Love***... not a future of more 'war and hate/intolerance' guided and enforced by Institutionalized/Industrialized/Corporatized/Globalized Patriarchal War Dogma (failed/disastrous "hate-energy") and Imperialism— (Corporatist Fascism).

Solidarity in freeing us ALL from the oppression/exploitation/enslavement/domiNation of the "system".

***CREATE FREEWILL LIBERATION***
*RESPECT*—> *FREE EARTH NOW*~~~<3





RESPECT GAIA Mother Earth*~<3
There is 'no fate' - the future is what we ***CHOOSE to CREATE*** together.
Infinite Love is the only truth and it is our destiny ~*~ eVerything else is illusion.


*~~One Earth - One Love - One Justice - One Peace~~<3
An attack on ONE is an attack on ALL.
An attack on ONE is an attack on ALL.