Disrupt/Destroy split (1991)

this is insane.


Disrupt – Domestic Prison


You say the protests are disruptive to your life, your day-to-day schedule. Your commute takes an hour instead of twenty minutes. Yes, protests are disruptive and they’re designed to be just so. There are consequences for interrupting flow, and we bare that responsibility.


imagine this…

Imagine not being able to hail a cab. Never approved for a bank loan. Only hired for service jobs when you hold higher qualifications. Walking into a store and getting followed wherever you shop. Missing your flight because you went through three rounds of security checks. Getting stopped and frisked on your way home. How’s that for disruptive? When it’s not just a matter of a crowd getting in the way of your path, but the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes, and the hair on your face that disrupt.

So I will empathize with you on a disrupted commute, but I will never sympathize with you on your discomfort.

Next time you’re in this situation, just imagine that instead of YOU getting to work, imagine that you’re getting an opportunity to walk a day in someone else’s shoes. 

*This post was inspired from a really good conversation I recently had on race relations. The ‘you’ is a metaphorical 'you,’ not a specific 'you.' 

The Problem with "Disruption" and the Idealization of Meritocracy in Tech

By popular demand, and with a very very generous donation by John Feminella (@jxxf) to cover the cost , we have transcribed the Disorderly Conduct interview with Steve Klabnik.

We discussed everything from the problems with meritocracy, why Google is evil, the fallout from tech’s “disruption,” how tech could be more egalitarian, and Capital Vol 1!

You can listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or on the web. The stand-alone interview with Steve is also available here.

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Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

 Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… R…

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Leaked e-mails show that Israeli consulate, StandWithUs tried to thwart Northwestern divestment

Alex Kane on February 19, 2015

The Israeli consulate and other pro-Israel groups teamed up to try to thwart a divestment campaign at Northwestern University, according to e-mails obtained by Mondoweiss.

Their efforts ultimately failed, though. Last night, Northwestern University’s student government voted to recommend divestment from corporations linked to the Israeli army. The resolution passed with 24 student senators voting in favor, and 22 against.

The leaked messages are from a listserv for the campus’ Hillel. They provide insight into the inner workings of how pro-Israel groups, many of them from outside campus, are banding together to fight divestment resolutions on campus. The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement on U.S. college campuses has become a major focus for pro-Israel groups over the past few years.

The campaign, spearheaded by a coalition of pro-Israel groups, was started in response to a push to have the student government at Northwestern adopt a resolution to divest from corporations linked to the Israeli military. The student coalition includes J Street, Wildcats for Israel, Hillel and AEPi, a Jewish fraternity.

The divestment campaign has sparked some intense debate on the Illinois campus. Posters advocating pro- and anti-divestment positions have been ripped and taken down.

The e-mails from late last year and early this year focus on messaging and strategy in response to a mock separation wall and the divestment campaign. Here are the most important items from the cache of e-mails I’ve obtained:

-Outside groups, including the Israeli consulate, are involved. In one e-mail, Michael Simon, the executive director of Northwestern’s Hillel, writes: “I want to express how grateful I am to the fantastic student leaders of the NU Coalition for Peace, to the Hillel staff, and to our wonderful community partners (including Emily Briskman at the Israel Education Center, Assaf Grumberg at Stand With Us, Stacy Rudd and Consul General Roey Gilad at the Israeli Consulate, and many others) for coming together to support our efforts to combat NU Divest’s anti-Israel activity.”

Another e-mail, from the Jewish United Fund, a communal organization in Chicago, contains an attachment to a 25-page document titled “Pro-Israel Messaging for Campus Allies.” It largely directs students to focus on messages of peace and dialogue.

Yet another message is from Lynn Schusterman, a major pro-Israel philanthropist. She thanks Simon for his anti-BDS efforts, and says she will be sending a “Soda Stream starter kit” for his office.

Some of the students involved in the campaign are interns at outside pro-Israel groups. One student, Tina Umanskiy, interns for the Jewish United Fund’s Israel Education Center. Another student, Jonathan Kamel, interns for the Israel on Campus Coalition.

-Celebrated Israeli author Ari Shavit’s views are informing how the NU Coalition for Peace works. Shavit recently spoke at the university. An e-mail from Rabbi Aaron Potek, who also works from Hillel, reads: “In light of Ari Shavit’s challenge to not just be reactionary but to share our own narrative, have we thought at all about an ‘Israel 101’ session? An hour with an audience would give us the change to share more nuance than a flier.”

-Pro-Israel campus groups want to court Black students. The Jewish United Fund’s Emily Briskman wrote an e-mail about messaging after a mock separation wall went up on campus. She suggests they should respond by, among other things, hosting “a co-sponsored event with the Black Student Union or Northwestern equivalent.”

-The coalition’s strategy is focused on saying that the BDS movement wants to abolish Israel and that it is against a two-state solution. One e-mail on strategy from Maddie Kriger, a student and member of Hillel, instructs students to say things like Israel has a “strong record on human rights (esp war).”

-Members of the coalition debated about whether to include a call to “end the occupation” in their statement of values. Ultimately, they decided against it, though they encouraged individual students to voice that anti-occupation messaging if they choose to.


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1) best boxing coach in the game @steelcage21
2) we both are crazy enough to start a #movement and #disrupt

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