I used to be a university student, working part time, playing Quidditch, and being sad. On October 3rd I quit all that, and on October 7th I got on a plane to Amsterdam.
Current city: Kind of Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine; kind of Ramallah, Palestine. It's a long story.
Current job: infinitely better hostel work
Last city: Tel Aviv, Israel
Last job: hostel work and really seedy bartending
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The standard liberal motto — that violence is never legitimate, even though it may sometimes be necessary to resort to it — is insufficient. From a radical emancipatory perspective, this formula should be reversed: for the oppressed, violence is always legitimate (since their very status is the result of the violence they are exposed to), but never necessary (it will always be a matter of strategy whether or not use violence against the enemy).