“In this light, the call to “Defund Police” hardly extreme—though it’s a principle that even progressive politicians like Brad Lander have shied away from committing to on camera. For decades, black radical thinkers like Angela Davis and Mariame Kaba have called for police and prisons to be abolished; the protesters have taken up their demand. At a march in the Bronx, a young woman said not to get it mixed up: there were no good cops, and the movement wanted rid of them. They come from slavecatchers and the KKK, she said.”
Molly wrote about the Greek anarchist community Exarchia for The New Yorker this week. Exarchia has been a haven for refugees, immigrants and anarchists that is currently experiencing raids by the Greek government. Read the full article here
You have the opportunity to bid on some of Molly’s artwork this weekend at the silent auction presented by siemPResente, as a benefit for Puerto Rican earthquake relief. If you can’t attend the benefit, they have a GoFundMe page here.
Molly’s latest article for the New York Review of Books, ‘Whores But Organized’: Sex Workers Rally for Reform, is now online. Covering the February 25th rally organized by Decrim NY, Molly reported on and illustrated the sex workers and public officials that showed up to support the decriminalization of sex work.
“I have seen sex workers all of my life,” Jessica Ramos declared. “I have seen them denigrated by neighbors. The answer is always, call the police to fix this. Police do not fix anything.”
“If we are going to combat harm done to the sex worker community, we have to fully decriminalize,” she said, “so we’re creating a space where sex workers can get healthcare, or cooperate with attorneys’ offices to hold those who harm them accountable.”- Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán
“Tara Fares has more honor than the members of Parliament and the Iraqi politicians. Because Tara doesn’t swear at people. Tara doesn’t speak in sectarian language. Tara doesn’t suck the blood of the Iraqi people.”