Members of black liberation group given long sentences after 1978 police siege on Philadelphia commune, during which officer died
Kim KellyDelbert Africa is finally free, after 42 years of unjust imprisonment at the hands of a racist state that dropped a bomb on his family in 1985, killing his daughter. Hoping Chuck Africa, the last remaining member of the MOVE 9 still behind bars, is next.
Kim KellyI launched the Riffs for Reproductive Justice metal/punk/folk compilation on July 2. 33 bands contributed tracks to the comp, and since then, our community has raised and donated well over $15,000 for abortion rights to @AbortionFunds & @YellowFund
We respect the right every eligible employee has to choose, or not choose, to form a union without pressure from anyone.
Kim KellyThe union-busting mini-site that Hearst management set up to scare their workers away from signing @HearstUnion union cards is full of long-debunked anti-union talking points straight out of the 20th century. Are they gonna call up the Pinkertons next?
Defense and Support for anti-fascist activist David Campbell
Kim KellyThis is a call for support for my dear, dear friend & comrade David, who is being unjustly imprisoned by the state. Today, he was stolen from us. In a year, he will be free again. Between now and then, he needs as much love and solidarity as we can muster
The massive UAW strike is a rebuke of President Trump’s string of broken promises—and the broken system of capitalism itself.
Kim KellyI wrote this piece on the #GMstrike for @thebafflermag before I joined the line last night, and after talking to the workers up there, am even more convinced that this strike is going to be the start of something big—and just may land a body blow on Trump.
It’s the first union effort at a well-known tech company.
Kim KellyLooks like @kickstarter is ramping up its union-busting efforts by firing organizers and fostering a hostile work environment for workers involved in the union drive. The company refused to voluntarily recognize the union back in May. @aprilaser reports
Companies exploit surprise layoffs with severance agreements containing aggressive clauses on non-disparagement, confidentiality, or non-compete restrictions.
Kim KellyMy latest piece for @thebafflermag tackles severance agreements and the difficult choices that laid-off workers are forced to make to pay rent. It's not all golden parachutes—it's more often enforced silence, COBRA scams, and predatory noncompete clauses
Kim KellyBig news in tech organizing—Google contract workers in the Pittsburgh Association of Technical Professionals just filed for a vote with the NLRB. They're fighting to unionize with @steelworkers
“I smacked one of them with a hammer a couple of times,” said one man aboard a bus leaving Portland.
Kim KellyEvery "reputable" outlet that propped up right-wing propagandist Andy Ngo and gave him a platform to spread his fascist disinformation should be preparing a public apology right now. Right, @jaketapper@WSJ@nypost?
Since 2017, far-right groups have flocked to notoriously liberal Portland to march, yell, and engage in violent clashes with left-wing activists. Most of these demonstrations were planned by Patriot Prayer, a small coalition of Trump-supporting...
Kim Kelly"[Ngo] overheard everything,” Ben recalls, “and said nothing.” A truly damning eyewitness account of Patriot Prayer's planned May Day attack on Cider Riot.
This week's car-ramming attempt in Vancouver, WA is not the first and will not be the last. So who is responsible?
Kim KellyI wrote this piece two years ago; since then, car-ramming and the use of vehicles to intimidate and injure protestors by fascists and law enforcement (same thing, really) has become a common sight at protests. Despicable.
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Saying it's trivial to point out problematic attitudes in music effectively translates to “This is the way it is, shut up, know your place.”
Kim KellyI've been thinking a lot about this piece Jill Mikkelson wrote back in 2016, about the cognitive dissonance she experienced as a feminist woman who was also (at one time) a fan of violently misogynistic brutal death, goregrind, and pornogrind.