Whenever I think about the violence of incarceration I get so sad and wish I had more time to spend advocating in that space.
Even if the state incarcerated less drug users, poor people, and nonviolent offenders, prisons fundamentally do not work. They are not about reform, they certainly have nothing to do with justice or supporting harmed persons.
It's just capitalism and externalizing that which our society refuses to address.
Prisons are for burning. I am here for healing
OrgSpace is a social media instance on the Mastodon network built by, and for, community organizers. We believe social media is a critical tool for political education, relationship building, mobilizing folks; however, facebook, twitter and other mainstream networks have opted time and again for profit and commercializing personal data regardless of the consequences.
Mastodon is a decentralized, but federated network. This means that when you join organizing.social, you get to interact with everyone you choose to on the wider Mastodon network; but you also get to see locally scoped content (from this instance) and help build a network particularly focused on building community and organizing those around us against oppressive systems and towards a society rooted in equity and global justice.
Setting up this instance has been a project of PDX Outreach for Justice, but we want this to be a global network of organizers and welcome moderators, admins, and engineers, and others who would be interested in contributing and shaping this process
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