Liberation for all

Welcome to the new blog.  The idea of this blog came from Sarah Jaffe, who suggested that I needed a blog to collate my writings about economics in a place that wasn’t Questioning Transphobia. Several minutes later, this blog was born.

The idea of this blog is simple: as an accumulator of the work of those people interested in social justice in its many forms (feminism, womanism, GLBTQIA, disability, anti-war, anti-racist, indigenous rights, immigrant rights, Muslim rights, Judaism, and so on) and a broader focus on the ways in which capitalism creates the conditions for those oppressions.  The so-called Leftist turn of “identity politics” has often put the economy off the table in all but the most aspirational, liberal ways, but we will to foreground it while remembering that some of us suffer much more than others because of capitalism.   We’re interested in how gender, race, disability, sexuality etc interact with capitalism, how our oppression occurs through the economic and the political, and how we change this.

We propose that there are juster, fairer better ways to organize human society than the one we have, and it is high time we started building broad coalitions to do so.

Liberation for all, oppression for none.

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4 Responses to Liberation for all

  1. Suzan says:

    Gee, being the chief cook and bottle washer on my blog, I just made http://WomenBornTranssexual.com reflect my being an old left wing commie/anarchist/socialist tree hugging sort of crunchy dyke who was transsexual once upon a time.

    I was very pleased to see the left wing perspective show up on QT.

    I’m a bit pooped out tonight but tomorrow I’ll write a positive shout out and give y’all a link.

  2. GallingGalla says:

    *looks around*

    Oh my, this looks like a comfy, heartwarming place. I think I’ll stick around ^.^

  3. Pingback: New Blog “Socialism and.. By Some of Women Who Run Questioning Transphobia « Women Born Transsexual

  4. queenemily says:

    Heyas. Thanks for the shout Suzan, much appreciated. I’ve always been a woman of the Left – I grew with a grandfather in the mines (and then dying from that work), and my father saying “don’t trust the bosses!” Old Labour, my family.

    But like a lot of people, I think that the “there is no alternative” rhetoric was persuasive for awhile during the booms of the 90s and 00s. But after the crash, it’s become increasingly clear that capitalism’s not even working on its terms, and that the very robber barons who created the crash are profiting most from it, continuing to loot even while they blame everyone but themselves.

    It’s only hitting rock bottom, and realising how few opportunities I have as a trans woman *no matter how hard I work*, that made me let go of that fraudulent liberal aspirationist shit. It’s profoundly false – sure one person with a dream might make it, but we all won’t.

    And that’s a feature of neoliberalist capitalism, not a bug.

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