Kim KellyI know a lot of freelance journalists are struggling economically right now thanks to slashed budgets and the general heat death of our industry. This org is offering $1,500 cash grants to the first 1,000 people who apply
Confused about antifa? So is everyone. "Anti-fascists have a purpose," says Talia Lavin. "It's in the f**king name"
Kim Kelly"The question is not why anti-fascists are willing to throw hands to protect their communities against the far right. The question is: Why aren't you?"
This interview with the brilliant @chick_in_kiev about antifascism is SO GOOD.
Though everyone from Trump to local cops have expressed fear about the idea of anti-brutality activists being armed, they say it’s essential to ward off dangerous extremists.
Kim KellySeattle’s CHAZ is being protected by armed community patrols who guard the zone’s makeshift borders and act as a deterrent for the white supremacists sending threats. I spoke with @PugetSoundJBGC about firearm safety & community defense in a cop-free zone
Kim KellyCheck out this rad new compilation of Asheville punk bands; all proceeds go to the Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross bail fund for protestors arrested while demonstrating against police violence, with particular emphasis on supporting Black arrestees
In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic. This is no simple request to end…
Kim KellyThe people of the Seattle Autonomous Zone have issued their demands—and they are both radical and practical. The city could address most of their demands overnight, and the bigger goals are ultimately achievable, too. Solidarity with Free Capitol Hill!
Abolishing police unions should be part of the broader fight to defund, demilitarize, and ultimately dismantle the U.S. police force.
Kim KellyIt's time for the @AFLCIO to kick out the cop unions and permanently disaffiliate from the International Union of Police Associations. Labor cannot remain complicit here, and must show that is on the side of the workers, not their oppressors. My op-ed
A holiday dedicated to workers injured or killed on the job takes on a darker resonance as work grows more dangerous in a pandemic.
Kim KellyOn #WorkersMemorialDay, as we honor those who lost their lives to the hazards of labor, we owe it to our fellow workers to fight for them while they're still alive. My latest at @newrepublic is for them—and for my granddad, who just died of mesothelioma.
As wrestling events continue in empty arenas, performers are worried about their future.
Kim KellyMy first for @esquire: The WWE laid off 100s of employees last week, including NXT’s @DeonnaPurrazzo. She and socialist indie wrestler/labor activist @TheProductDS explained how the pro wrestling world is handling a crisis—and putting its workers at risk
An employee is dead, and despite the company’s reputation as a bright spot in an often cruel economy, workers fear he or she won’t be the last.
Kim KellyI've been in touch with Trader Joe's workers across the U.S. and they've all said the same thing: the company isn't doing enough to protect them, and they're terrified. As one told me for @thedailybeast, "They’d rather us die than lose a few days of sales"
Suddenly classified as ”essential,” grocery store workers at chains like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are fighting to be treated that way.
Kim KellyGrocery store workers are on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic, and for @thebafflermag, I spoke to the workers at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods pushing these "progressive" companies to do better. "We are trying to survive this, just like all of you.”
Kim Kelly‘COVID-19 Behind Bars’ is a new independent journalism project tracking novel coronavirus cases inside jails, prisons, detention centers, and other facilities of incarceration, as reported by the news media as well as people inside the walls. #FreeThemAll
“The doctors said they were going to come and do screenings every day, but for the past two days, they’ve just come into the dorm and stood by the front door and yelled, ‘Does anybody have any symptoms?’”
Kim KellyMy friend in Rikers called back with another update on the DOC's botched #COVID19 response.
"I want to get the fuck out of here, dude. These people, as my dad is fond of saying, could not wipe their asshole with a flashlight and a map. It’s really bad."
The news came just hours after union officials announced that a correction officer also has the infection. The correction officer — a member of the Security Operations Division — worked at the entrance gate at Rikers, union officials said.
Kim KellyIt’s happened: a person incarcerated at Rikers has contracted #COVID19. This is an absolute nightmare
Kim KellyA friend just sent me this crowd-sourced document full of current and existing #COVID19 mutual aid projects from radical folks across the country, please share and get involved in any way you can. We keep us safe
Imprisoned activist and former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning attempted suicide on Wednesday in the Alexandria, Virginia, jail where she’s been held for a year following her refusal to testify before a federal grand jury investigating...
Kim KellyIt’s no secret that the U.S. “justice” system is a bastion of barbarism, but its treatment of @xychelsea has been truly beyond the pale.
FREE 🖤 CHELSEA 🖤 MANNING
Working from home? Stockpiling groceries? Yeah, right.
Kim KellyMy latest for @TeenVogue is on the luxury of choice—of choosing to stay home from work, to see a doctor, to stockpile. The rich never have to suffer the way we do, and as #COVID19 spreads, vulnerable poor and working class people are in the most danger
By classifying employees as independent contractors, bosses can deprive their workers of benefits, sick leave, unemployment, and even an hourly wage.
Kim KellyFor my latest @thebafflermag, I spoke with NYC gig economy workers—a nail salon tech, two delivery drivers, an Uber driver, a freelance journalist—about why misclassification matters so much, and how important it is that NY gets its version of #AB5 right