222 Don’t Be an Ally, Be a Traitor
In This Episode
- ‘Veggie discs’ to replace veggie burgers in EU crackdown on food labels (The Guardian)
- Proposed California fur ban would make state first in nation to outlaw the product (KTVU)
JokeI would like to tell you a chemistry joke but….
Main TopicCallie has been noodling on this topic for a while, after seeing this Tweet by Sidrah Ahmad on the Purple & Black Anarchism page on Facebook back in the fall of 2018: This concept brings up so many questions: is the word ally meaningless? Do we need yet another label? What do/es we/she mean by ‘traitor’? We also talk about a post in the VWPA Society by Meneka that generated a lot of relevant conversation about what it means to be an ally and what the parameters are (the discussion was surrounding the (paraphrased) statement “If your partner is homophobic, you are not an ally”). Nichole ties some of this into our current administration and how many actions that are simple protest are being labeled “terrorism” and how the word “traitor” fits in nicely, if not frighteningly, into this pattern. This, and much more ahead!
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