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This Valentine's Day, be radical

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This Valentine’s Day we hope you're either enjoying a day off, spending time with the people you care about, or you're quite rightly subverting this holiday that's inextricably linked to heteronormativity, consumerism, and several customary hollow gestures (like exchanging pesticide-laden roses and conflict diamonds). Many of us will do all three.

In any case, all we're really hoping for this Valentine's Day is for you to be radical and show independent media a little love.

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