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Devaluing Survivors, Criminalizing Dissent & Creating Utopia

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It took one woman 10 years to see her rapist brought to justice because that’s when they finally tested her rape kit. Her story is not uncommon. This week, we dive into the backlog of untested rape kits and what we as communities need to do to support, defend and protect. Next, the J20 trials continue and with 36 defendants still facing decades in jail, here are some actions and some conversations we need to have.

Cheri Honkala and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign came to DC – not to ask for help – but to invite fellow poor folks to join them. And to demand the justice and human rights that have been denied to poor Americans.

Utopia literally translates to “no place.” So how could we have an Atlas of Utopias? Well, try shifting your thinking to consider Utopia as no place under capitalism.  Indeed, these are our places, built by us, for us. They are not condoned by the state because they are built to right the wrongs of state, the failings of state. Sol Trumbo from Transformative Cities gives us the scoop on some real “no places.”

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