This suspension of liberties isn’t proven to save lives, but does fit the pattern of past social disasters in America. Drawing attention to panic and deception isn’t to belittle the suffering in the Bronx, or in Bergamo. It’s simply to grapple with the historical dilemma that governments can exploit one tragedy to create another.Read more "Covid-19: The Discourse of Safety and the Exploitation of Trauma"
Above: the White Night riots, San Francisco, 1979 We have been lined up in front of a firing squad and it is called AIDS. We must riot! – Larry Kramer, “Call to Riot”, 1990 Just a few weeks after the election of Donald Trump, Fabian Braithwaite of Out magazine made a call for a “Queer […]Read more "From Stonewall to Antifa: A Half Century of Bashing Back"