Jessica Levine is creating Leftist Media
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Hello folks! I'm Jessica Levine, aka jess from online, and I produce leftist media.

At this point I am most well known for my Medium articles like these, Twitter threads like all these ones, and the zine "We Will Win!", but with your help, I would like to expand that repertoire.

My goal is to create accessible introductory content, with an emphasis on encouraging and empowering people to get involved in organizing efforts in their local communities, as well as reflecting on, sharing, and refining my own approaches to organizing. My perspective is fundamentally a Marxist one, and influenced by my experiences as a Jew and trans lesbian; these themes will run throughout my work.

The fact of the matter is: we are at a crossroads. We live at a time of tremendous and terrible potential. The excesses of capitalism are such that our current system threatens to wipe out life as we know it, and is fundamentally unable to solve the problem. By the end of this century, this system will cease to exist, and it is our choice whether that be because we replace it with something better, or that it falls apart under the consequences of its destruction. We live at a time of tremendous and terrible potential, and it is all hands on deck.

In the end, only the work we do locally to build dual power can threaten the systems that are destroying the Earth, and no amount of writing or media can replace that. That said, my writing and other media is a supplement, not replacement, for the work I do locally with the Chaverut Collective, the Philly Socialists, and others — in fact, they exist in a relationship to each other. As it is said, "Discover the truth through practice, and again through practice verify and develop the truth." I hope that with this Patreon, I can support myself in an ongoing capacity in part through my writing, which will enable me to put more time into my writing and my organizing.

While currently my focus is on writing as a format, ideally I would like to expand into audio or video format, but I can't do that without your help! I've set a goal for this Patreon, and if I hit it, I will begin producing either a podcast or video series, depending on feedback!

P.S. You may also know me as a musician! Little bits of that creative side project will also be scattered throughout this Patreon, mostly as tier benefits.

— Rewards —

In addition to supporting my work, pledging to this Patreon includes a number of direct benefits for you, depending on the level of your support:

✉ Access to a monthly newsletter. In this newsletter, I will talk briefly about some of the organizing work that I'm doing, what media I'm working on, and link you to influential content that I have been reading. As a bonus, I'll also include what I've been listening to!
💬 Access to "The Online", a Discord server I host, with me, my friends, and other Patreon supporters. It will focus on politics and music, but other topics will be thrown in! Supporting at higher tiers will also give you access to private channels where I post drafts that you can read early and even give input on, and personally discuss requests and suggestions for media.
☑ Vote on media topics and formats! While what I decide to write about or what formats I use will not be decided strictly via polling, I have many many ideas, far more than I could ever produce, and regular polls will deeply inform what topics and formats I choose to prioritize my time and energy on.
🎨 Download codes for my musical discography, and new music as it comes out!
🎤 Participate in a monthly group Q&A and discussion with me and other people at this tier about leftist politics & theory over a Discord call. We can help give each other feedback, answer questions, share our knowledge, etc.
📝 A Twitter thank you and shoutout, if you want it! If you want particular content in your shoutout, we can talk about it, but all shoutouts are pending approval by me, and if this is a make-or-break factor for supporting at this tier, feel free to message me beforehand (my Twitter DMs are open) and see if it's ok!
Tiers
Solidarity
$2 or more per month

✉ Receive the monthly newsletter

Comrade
$5 or more per month

 ↑ Everything above, and:
💬 Access to "The Online" Discord server

☑ Vote on media format and topics  

Includes Discord rewards
Mobilizer
$10 or more per month

 ↑ Everything above, and:
💬 Access to private Discord channels where I take requests and suggestions, and will post drafts which you can give input on
🎨 Download code for my discography

Includes Discord rewards
Super Mobilizer
$20 or more per month

 ↑ Everything above, and:
🎤 Participate in a monthly group Q&A and discussion with me and other Super Mobilizers about leftist politics & theory over a Discord call

📝 A Twitter thank you and shoutout, if you want it!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
66% complete
A/V Content!

I will begin producing either video (via YouTube) or audio (as a podcast) leftist media. I will take feedback and direction from $5+ patrons before I decide the exact format and content.
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Hello folks! I'm Jessica Levine, aka jess from online, and I produce leftist media.

At this point I am most well known for my Medium articles like these, Twitter threads like all these ones, and the zine "We Will Win!", but with your help, I would like to expand that repertoire.

My goal is to create accessible introductory content, with an emphasis on encouraging and empowering people to get involved in organizing efforts in their local communities, as well as reflecting on, sharing, and refining my own approaches to organizing. My perspective is fundamentally a Marxist one, and influenced by my experiences as a Jew and trans lesbian; these themes will run throughout my work.

The fact of the matter is: we are at a crossroads. We live at a time of tremendous and terrible potential. The excesses of capitalism are such that our current system threatens to wipe out life as we know it, and is fundamentally unable to solve the problem. By the end of this century, this system will cease to exist, and it is our choice whether that be because we replace it with something better, or that it falls apart under the consequences of its destruction. We live at a time of tremendous and terrible potential, and it is all hands on deck.

In the end, only the work we do locally to build dual power can threaten the systems that are destroying the Earth, and no amount of writing or media can replace that. That said, my writing and other media is a supplement, not replacement, for the work I do locally with the Chaverut Collective, the Philly Socialists, and others — in fact, they exist in a relationship to each other. As it is said, "Discover the truth through practice, and again through practice verify and develop the truth." I hope that with this Patreon, I can support myself in an ongoing capacity in part through my writing, which will enable me to put more time into my writing and my organizing.

While currently my focus is on writing as a format, ideally I would like to expand into audio or video format, but I can't do that without your help! I've set a goal for this Patreon, and if I hit it, I will begin producing either a podcast or video series, depending on feedback!

P.S. You may also know me as a musician! Little bits of that creative side project will also be scattered throughout this Patreon, mostly as tier benefits.

— Rewards —

In addition to supporting my work, pledging to this Patreon includes a number of direct benefits for you, depending on the level of your support:

✉ Access to a monthly newsletter. In this newsletter, I will talk briefly about some of the organizing work that I'm doing, what media I'm working on, and link you to influential content that I have been reading. As a bonus, I'll also include what I've been listening to!
💬 Access to "The Online", a Discord server I host, with me, my friends, and other Patreon supporters. It will focus on politics and music, but other topics will be thrown in! Supporting at higher tiers will also give you access to private channels where I post drafts that you can read early and even give input on, and personally discuss requests and suggestions for media.
☑ Vote on media topics and formats! While what I decide to write about or what formats I use will not be decided strictly via polling, I have many many ideas, far more than I could ever produce, and regular polls will deeply inform what topics and formats I choose to prioritize my time and energy on.
🎨 Download codes for my musical discography, and new music as it comes out!
🎤 Participate in a monthly group Q&A and discussion with me and other people at this tier about leftist politics & theory over a Discord call. We can help give each other feedback, answer questions, share our knowledge, etc.
📝 A Twitter thank you and shoutout, if you want it! If you want particular content in your shoutout, we can talk about it, but all shoutouts are pending approval by me, and if this is a make-or-break factor for supporting at this tier, feel free to message me beforehand (my Twitter DMs are open) and see if it's ok!

Recent posts by Jessica Levine

Tiers
Solidarity
$2 or more per month

✉ Receive the monthly newsletter

Comrade
$5 or more per month

 ↑ Everything above, and:
💬 Access to "The Online" Discord server

☑ Vote on media format and topics  

Includes Discord rewards
Mobilizer
$10 or more per month

 ↑ Everything above, and:
💬 Access to private Discord channels where I take requests and suggestions, and will post drafts which you can give input on
🎨 Download code for my discography

Includes Discord rewards
Super Mobilizer
$20 or more per month

 ↑ Everything above, and:
🎤 Participate in a monthly group Q&A and discussion with me and other Super Mobilizers about leftist politics & theory over a Discord call

📝 A Twitter thank you and shoutout, if you want it!

Includes Discord rewards