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AF3IRM DMV on March for Science

Washington, DC – The Science March in Washington, DC and its 600 satellite marches around the world are a unified act of defiance against political assertions and decisions void of evidence-based inquiry. The Trump administration has consistently pushed aside critical thinking in its policies to promote “alternative facts” – blatant, nonsensical lies favoring Trump and his cronies’ political agenda. And within 100 days of his presidency, Trump has already committed to shrinking US scientific agencies and defunding many research efforts attempting to solve longstanding global problems like disease outbreaks and climate change. Such ignorant leadership is bound to produce short-sighted … Continue Reading ››

Freedom Dreams: Shadia Mansour & Martha Gonzalez in Conversation

LOS ANGELES-- As part of AF3IRM Los Angeles' ongoing theory building process, we invite you join us for a intimate conversation and performance with Shadia Mansour, “the first lady of Arabic hip-hop”, and Dr. Martha Gonzalez, Chicana Artivista and Scholar, to learn and explore how a female Arab Hip-Hop MC is resisting against the Politics of fear by articulating our imaginaries of liberation through music. We are living in a critical moment: Fascism and Xenophobia are becoming a trend globally, police are becoming militarized and military response to conflicts is being normalized, people are dehumanized for simply … Continue Reading ››

This Saturday: No Borders! No Nations! End Deportations! Noise Demo by AF3IRM SF Bay Area

In recognition of International Women’s Day, AF3IRM SF/Bay Area calls on the community to join us in solidarity with all immigrants for a noise demonstration outside of the Bay Area’s largest ICE Detention Facility - the Contra Costa West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA. On March 11th, we stand with all immigrants, denounce the targeting of migrant women including, Guadalupe Garcia De Rayos, Jeanette Vizguerra, Valeria de la Luz, Ms. Gonzalez, Sara Beltran-Hernandez, & Daniela Vargas, and honor the ongoing resistance of women on the front lines, leading the fight against Trump’s racist (anti-indigenous, anti-black, anti-arab, anti-asian), xenophobic, and islamophobic … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM: Now is the Time for the Feminist Uprising!

NATIONAL - This International Working Women’s Day and Women’s Month, AF3IRM raises the call for the Feminist Uprising! On Sunday, March 5th, we took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles with 3,000 people for our third straight International Women’s Day March and we will join the actions for the International Women’s Strike on March 8th with women in over 50 countries. We lead and participate in these militant actions and activities for this year’s Women’s Month, because as transnational women of color living in the United States today, we know that women’s resistance and leadership in the struggle … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM on the Juan Thompson Affair

We received numerous inquiries from media outfits regarding the alleged use of bomb threats against various entities by Juan Thompson in his effort, according to authorities, to harass his former girl friend who happens to be a member of AF3IRM NYC.
We are honoring our sister’s choice to maintain her anonymity.  However, from our collective perspective, we have been appalled by the inordinate burden placed by the legal process upon a woman seeking relief from an abusive and/or dangerous situation with an intimate partner.  For months, we watched our sister go through a well-nigh unbearable situation of … Continue Reading ››