Question about #OrishaLand. Can any of you find a single article about it that isn't written by a cop when you search online? Very concerned about this, given that it's gotten a lot more attention from fascists, including local police, in the last few days. Can someone who's not fascist write about it? Can people work on a wikipedia page or something?
Non-Black fedi please consider this a direct appeal to show that you actually support Black liberation in a meaningful way. Our first post on here about #OrishaLand got 59 books (linked below). We were kinda surprised that it was that popular & took that as a sign of interest/support. Please do something to help shore up this project's defenses so that it can survive, grow, & thrive rather than just be remembered after it's gone. If you would like to support in more direct ways than those suggested above or in the post please check out 400and1's social media to find out what they need most at this time.
Just don't like fucking post selfies with your fist up or hashtag BLM please.
& this whole thread is another one yall are explicitly welcome to copypaste/rewrite *without attribution* to spread it beyond instances that RL federates with BTW
59 boosts*** god. nerd shit
How does this sound for a starting blurb?
“Orisha Land is an occupation protest and self-declared autonomous zone in the neighborhood of [neighborhood name] in Austin, Texas. The zone, covering [number of square miles/number of blocks], was founded on [date] by [name of relevant Black activist groups/orgs].”
@noyovo shit it's true and that's terrifying, there's like an article on Gab about it.
@ljwrites We've already seen how things like this play out, the fascists gather momentum around destroying an autonomous Black project while "the left" looks on apathetically, the project is destroyed, there's some "damn we should do better next time" after the fact, rinse, repeat. Trying to break the cycle for once even in smaller ways
@noyovo yeah the silence around it outside of cops-and-fascists-land is eerie.
@noyovo I'm also wondering if there's a way to connect with the Indigenous Anarchist Federation? Affiliation options : https://iaf-fai.org/2021/01/21/affiliate-with-the-indigenous-anarchist-federation/ or maybe see if they would do a write-up of what's going on there.
It seems like most of the writing on the page could also easily be turned into an article for https://crimethinc.com/ - I'm happy to collaborate with someone on the ground for that if it helps.
I'll see if I can think of other ways/places to get the word out, too. ^_^
@bouncinglime re:IAF, a way for who to connect?
@noyovo I took a hint from your other post and searching for "400+1 Austin protest" (without quotes) yield search results outside the fash-cop-sphere, though the coverage is hardly better.
Black revolutionary organization: we are a hierarchical marxist-leninist group organized as a vanguard party in order to create a socialist state
Local news stations: these protesters want to create anarchy
@noyovo it's self-parody at this point
@noyovo The hazard of Wikipedia is that it relies upon stuff being written elsewhere first. This helps keeps the site from being a total garbage fire, but it also has its downsides. Going by what I've heard from people who participate in WP actively, a good first step might be to find the least bad of the local news, and write carefully, only using the news stories to bolster the basic claims.
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