LIES is a journal spearheaded by a queer feminist collective based in multiple cities: Oakland, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, London. LIES is a platform for certain conversations and critiques that are difficult, impossible or dangerous if cis men are in the room. We attack the legacy of racism and transphobia that has plagued feminist organizing, and strive to develop new autonomous feminist practices that take antagonism to white supremacy and transphobia as essential parts of feminist struggle. LIES came out of our experiences within these struggles. It seeks to embody and develop in print the practice of autonomy that we needed to save ourselves in the midst of movements squared on patriarchy and fueled by the subordination of everyone but white cis men. LIES is a communist journal against communists. We draw our purpose and support from feminist, queer, and trans circles, our friends and comrades to whom this journal is devoted.

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You may download a full PDF of Volume I or of Volume II, or read individual articles below.

LIES Volume I

Editorial Note - LIES Collective PDF

Not-Sex And Social Relations

Undoing Sex: Against Sexual Optimism - C.E. PDF
Against the Couple Form - Clémence X. Clementine PDF
Letters to L: Visions and Paranoia - M. Sandovsky PDF
Salt Wedge (Excerpts) - Sogumi PDF
Caring: A Labor of Stolen Time: Pages from a CNA’s Notebook - Jomo PDF

Notes On Struggle

Santa Rita 128 To 131 - Wendy Trevino PDF
On the Recent Occupations: A Communique From W.&.T.C.H. - W.&.T.C.H. PDF
Women in Uprising: The Oaxaca Commune, the State, and Reproductive Labor - Barucha Calamity Peller PDF
Against Innocence: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Safety - Jackie Wang PDF
Recent Communiques

Identity, Abolition, Communization

Don’t Try to Dig Yourself out of the Hole. You Won’t Get Out. - Magda Llwhisk PDF
The Gender Distinction in Communization Theory - P. Valentine English Spanish
“To Be Liberated from Them (or Through Them)”: A Call for a New Approach - Sky Palace PDF

Archives

“All The Work We Do As Women”: Feminist Manifestoson Prostitution and the State, 1977 PDF
“We Referred to It as Coming Out”: Recollections on Trans Identity, State Violence, and 1960s Radicalism - Suzan Cooke PDF

Reviews

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of the Law, Dean Spade PDF

LIES Volume II

Editorial - LIES Collective
Untitled - Michelle
Against Gender, Against Society - nila nokizaru
I am Here as a Victim - Michelle R.
A Disgrace Reserved for Prostitutes: Complicity & the Beloved Community - Pluma Sumaq
Grateful - Monica Stevens
Inversion & Invisibility: - Black Women, Black Masculinity, & Anti-Blackness - LaKeyma King
How to Die - Feng Chen
Shout to Cissy Girls - Sepand Mashiahof
To Make Many Lines, to Form Many Bonds: Thoughts on Autonomous Organizing - FLOC
Fantasy Numeral 4 - Feng Chen
First Women, Then the Nation: Confronting Colonial Gender Violence - L. Cornum
Monica, My Son - Monica Stevens
Notes on the Erotic in the Capitalist Mode of Production - Jack Frost & Eli Long
What Resembles the Grave But Isn’t - Anne Boyer
Infrastructures of Injury - Amanda Armstrong
Get Free - Julia Katz
The Fire This Time? - Jasmine Gibson
The Gospel According to Michelle - Michelle
love poems - Paula Cobo–Guevara
Hanging Out - coda wei
Betrayal - Words to Fire Collective
Poem #2 - Eden Jeffries

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All proceeds from the journal go into making the next issue of the journal, as well as sometimes being sold as a benefit to people working on important struggles.

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