it's our first issue of friendly fire!
we have no idea what we're doing with this - but multiple people have asked us to put them on our mailing list or keep them updated on the work of our collective. so here we go!
who are we?
the Friendly Fire Collective is a loose network of anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist Christians. drawing from Marxist and anarchist political traditions, and grounded in the biblical vision of God’s Kin-dom, we believe we are called to create a new world in the ashes of the old.
what's the purpose of this newsletter?
to keep people updated on the work of our collective, promote projects we love and you'll love too, provide resources for radical Christians, and idk, have fun.
so while you're here...
our comrade and collective member Siang’ani Odera has been building up support the past year for Desirae Glatfelter, a 29-year-old Black woman survivor of domestic violence who is currently incarcerated at Kent County Jail in Michigan. she was convicted of aggravated domestic assault of her former partner who had previously abused and assaulted her. We encourage people to reach out to her and financially support her during this time. as Briana Urela-Ravelo wrote in this article in the Rapidian, “Glatfelter is more than just a survivor. She is a mother to three children, a home health aide, and has interest in going to school for cosmetology. She could use all the love and support she can get from the community.”
For those interested in writing to her:
To give to her commissary: https://www.accesscorrections.com/
our comrades at the Street-Based Sex Worker Self Defense Fund in Philly need more pepper spray! they have been buying and distributing pepper spray to women working in Kensington's street economies since a time of increased violence against street-based sex workers. this was made possible with from online fundraisers. more pepper spray is needed, and the funds have run out. consider giving them some money on their youcaring page!