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Act Out! [165] - Devaluing Survivors, Criminalizing Dissent & Creating Utopia

Act Out! [165] - Devaluing Survivors, Criminalizing Dissent & Creating Utopia
Wed, 6/20/2018 - by Eleanor Goldfield

A backlog that's symptomatic of a patriarchal system that not only devalues women but devalues survivors of sexual assault. Next, the J20 trials continue and with 36 defendants still facing decades in jail, here are some actions and some conversations we need to have. Cheri Honkala with the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign talks living and building on the streets. And finally, Utopia seems far fetched – but what if instead of the typical idea of perfection, these iterations of Utopia simply mean a place beyond the confines of capitalist failings.

http://www.endthebacklog.org/

http://transformativecities.org/

 

http://economichumanrights.org/

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