Kate Raphael
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Who are you? (Creative answers encouraged!)
Creative is a challenge. Radical dyke activist cum writer self-hating Jew loves racquetball, rollerblades and revolution.
Activism & Interests?
Palestine, queer liberation (not to be confused with gay rights), health care for all, anti-war, supporting political prisoners, Sri Lanka, feminism, and anything else that catches my attention. Plus of course movies, writing, hanging out with my friends.

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Movement Building: Extraordinary Times and the Rest of the Time

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 2:07am 0 Comments

A friend who has been very involved in Occupy SF put on his Facebook status the other day that this movement has changed everything he thought about movement building. I suspect a lot of activists, especially younger ones, are feeling that way.

I’m not.

This 99% movement is amazing. It’s glorious. It’s so time for it. But it’s not The Movement. I hate to say it, but it’s not going to last.

I keep hearing people say… Continue

This Day in History - This Day In History: Martial Law in the Castro

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Originally published on Democracy Sometimes

I had my phone on silent last night so I missed the text telling me about the midnight raid (actually, it was about 10:50 pm) on the Occupy SF camp. Otherwise, I would have… Continue

Bradley Manning and the G Word

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 10:41pm 1 Comment

originally posted at http://democracy-sometime.blogspot.com/

I first heard about military whistleblower Bradley Manning on Democracy Now! – where else? shortly after his arrest. Since then, DN! has done at least ten segments on Manning, including an hour-long interview with his friend and prison… Continue

Keep your gay marriage, give me my Social Security

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:20pm 0 Comments

I don’t have a partner. Maybe that’s why I’m not excited about President Obama’s endorsement of the Respect for… Continue

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