^ “We live in this country that right across the street in my own neighborhood you’ve got these million dollar condos and you’ve got people begging outside of them…just for some food.  That a loaf of bread and some cheese would change their whole week.  It would change their life in that moment.  But you have people wasting food, and you’ve got politicians in this city closing down clinics and schools and only in black, minority areas…and you have these fucking cops that are out here preying on us and preying on our children, to their point where you can be a law-abiding citizen and you’re still scared once you see them.  What do they do for the people who are out here hungry, starving, desolate, hopeless…you don’t know when you see these homeless people, or when you see somebody hungry, or even when you see somebody robbing somebody else…even when you talk about all these crimes, especially non-violent crimes, when you see these non-violent crimes it’s because we’re out here hungry…how do you think these kids feel when you close down their school? They know nobody cares about them, they know they’re in a system that nobody cares about them… It’s for survival…The system wasn’t made for us.  The system wasn’t set up for us…We’re made to starve.  We’re made to rob.  We’re made to go to prison, to make them some more money.” -Chyna Fox






















The political goals of rioters in Baltimore are not unclear—just as they were not unclear when poor, Black people rioted in Ferguson last fall. When the free market, real estate, the elected government, the legal system have all shown you they are not going to protect you—in fact, that they are the sources of the greatest violence you face—then political action becomes about stopping the machine that is trying to kill you, even if only for a moment, getting the boot off your neck, even if it only allows you a second of air. This is exactly what blocking off streets, disrupting white consumerism, and destroying state property are designed to do.”


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