1. 11:28 2nd Sep 2014

    Notes: 15193

    Reblogged from blue-author

    image: Download

    tinytelephones:

When in doubt, draw a mermaid.

    tinytelephones:

    When in doubt, draw a mermaid.

     
  2. 23:30 1st Sep 2014

    Notes: 540

    Reblogged from misandryad

    image: Download

    amandascurti:

Here’s my final for the Ladies of Literature zine project, organized by the wonderful Arielle Jovellanos. I chose Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus at age 19.
Mary was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, prominent feminist, and William Godwin, prominent anarchist. Quite a bit of those influences manifest in her works and letters, as she obsessively studied the works of both of her parents throughout her life.

    amandascurti:

    Here’s my final for the Ladies of Literature zine project, organized by the wonderful Arielle Jovellanos. I chose Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus at age 19.

    Mary was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, prominent feminist, and William Godwin, prominent anarchist. Quite a bit of those influences manifest in her works and letters, as she obsessively studied the works of both of her parents throughout her life.

     
  3. 20:07

    Notes: 2837

    Reblogged from aprilwitching

    telesilla:

nevver:

Happy Labor Day

Never forget that people died for the worker’s rights we enjoy today. And if, for even a moment, you think we don’t need them now, just think about the employers who short their workers by one hour so they don’t have to offer health insurance. Think of the companies that fight the idea of giving their workers a living wage. Think of Walmart saying that their workers should apply for government assistance if they can’t make it on their shitty salaries.
My sister and I both did the same job—processing insurance claims—for different companies. Even though my job required more knowledge, she was getting a significantly larger paycheck because she was union. It’s not just industrial or service workers who benefit from strong unions.
Happy Labor Day!

    telesilla:

    nevver:

    Happy Labor Day

    Never forget that people died for the worker’s rights we enjoy today. And if, for even a moment, you think we don’t need them now, just think about the employers who short their workers by one hour so they don’t have to offer health insurance. Think of the companies that fight the idea of giving their workers a living wage. Think of Walmart saying that their workers should apply for government assistance if they can’t make it on their shitty salaries.

    My sister and I both did the same job—processing insurance claims—for different companies. Even though my job required more knowledge, she was getting a significantly larger paycheck because she was union. It’s not just industrial or service workers who benefit from strong unions.

    Happy Labor Day!

     
  4. 20:07

    Notes: 28548

    Reblogged from queenpizzza

    image: Download

    (Source: seanfromtexas)

     
  5. 20:06

    Notes: 322

    Reblogged from slashmarks

    image: Download

    autisticadvocacy:

From our Friends at Autism Women’s Network!

Image description: A square shaped meme with blue and green coloring blended together and the following words in white capital letters: “On this Labor Day, we recognize that close to 30% of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are employed are working in sheltered workshops. In sheltered workshops employees:Make less than the federal minimum wage, often less than $1 per hourAre often segregated and isolated from the community Do not have the benefits of workers’ compensationDo not have the privilege of collective bargainingAre exploited and trapped in cycle of poverty. Labor is a disability rights civil issue.”Facebook.com/AutismWomensNetwork

    autisticadvocacy:

    From our Friends at Autism Women’s Network!

    Image description: A square shaped meme with blue and green coloring blended together and the following words in white capital letters: “On this Labor Day, we recognize that close to 30% of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are employed are working in sheltered workshops. 

    In sheltered workshops employees:

    Make less than the federal minimum wage, often less than $1 per hour
    Are often segregated and isolated from the community 
    Do not have the benefits of workers’ compensation
    Do not have the privilege of collective bargaining
    Are exploited and trapped in cycle of poverty. 

    Labor is a disability rights civil issue.”

    Facebook.com/AutismWomensNetwork
     
  6. 20:04

    Notes: 32898

    Reblogged from officialtrowabarton

    image: Download

    thisiseverydayracism:

susiethemoderator:

joryuu:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

"Love In the Time of Tear Gas."  Picture from Ferguson

Why aren’t we seeing this everywhere? Soooo much more meaningful than this, which was everywhere:


Those were my EXACT thoughts.

We all know why.

    thisiseverydayracism:

    susiethemoderator:

    joryuu:

    thoughtsofablackgirl:

    "Love In the Time of Tear Gas."  Picture from Ferguson

    Why aren’t we seeing this everywhere? Soooo much more meaningful than this, which was everywhere:

    Those were my EXACT thoughts.

    We all know why.

     
  7. 20:03

    Notes: 52

    Reblogged from rookinherrookery

    image: Download

    failnation:

This must be the coolest dog ever not allowed here…http://failnation.tumblr.com

    failnation:

    This must be the coolest dog ever not allowed here…
    http://failnation.tumblr.com

     
  8. 20:00

    Notes: 2783

    Reblogged from radical-quadratics

    queerbyrd:

    Gender is kinda like shapes. There are the defined shapes like circles, squares, hexagons. Then there are shapes that have 89 sides but no real name and maybe a few curved edges and aren’t closed shapes. But those are still shapes as much as a triangle is a shape.

    (Source: bebebirb)

     
  9. 21:19 29th Aug 2014

    Notes: 337

    Reblogged from america-wakiewakie

    1. Liberals & Conservatives: People are too selfish for socialism to work.
    2. So donate to my charity. Together we can end disease and poverty.
     
  10. 12:34

    Notes: 50116

    Reblogged from tinyhellraiser

    (Source: thehollowsquare)

     
  11. 22:25 28th Aug 2014

    Notes: 124

    Reblogged from america-wakiewakie

    image: Download

    america-wakiewakie:



We All Are Ferguson! | La Voz
Protesters march and hold their fists aloft as they march during ongoing demonstrations in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 16, 2014. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of the unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
Let’s Spread the Ferguson Rebellion and put an end to this Police Brutality Epidemic!
It’s been almost two weeks since the murder of 18 year old Michael Brown in  Ferguson, MO erupted into riots & protests against the racist police. Every 28 hours, a Black person is killed by police or other person acting as a vigilante. The Ferguson insurrection has sparked a flame that has only gotten brighter and shows little sign of withering away. It has galvanized not only Missouri, but also people in the U.S. and around the world.  An example that shows the solidarity and connection Ferguson shared with the world are the instances where Palestinians have been giving tips through social media on dealing with the police force’s daily barrage of tear gas and violence. It is no surprise on why the Black working class people and other oppressed sectors are revolted by the brutal nature of the racist police violence that the killing of Michael Brown represent. Though the apartheid-like system of Jim Crow formally ended with the democratic gains of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s-60s, in reality it only changed its form. There has been a resurgence of a “new Jim Crow”, especially since the 1980s, when Reagan began to defund public education and increase prison incarceration. The US economic recession that started in 2008 has only increased the marginalization and criminalization of black people: unemployment,  poverty,  police brutality, among other things, have been the reality for the majority of the African American population, along with Latinos and other oppressed sectors .
All support and Solidarity with Ferguson protests!
It is no surprise why the response by the Ferguson black community has been large and rebellious. It is a small city with a population of 21,000, where almost 70% of the population is Black and authorities are almost all white. To cite just one example, only three of the 53 city police officers are black. The unemployment rate for black youth (16 to 24 years) is 47%, while for white youth it is 16%.  Moreover, Missouri was the last US state to abolish slavery. These figures start to paint a picture that is shared by the Black and Brown working class communities in most neighborhoods, ghettoes and projects of the nations elsewhere.  In fact, according to a report entitled “Operation Ghetto Storm”, by the  Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (an African Americans grassroots activist organization) “police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed  at least 313  African-Americans in  2012…This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours.” The militarized attack on the Ferguson protesters also added fuel to the indignation the community and the nation. The first night of the protests faced attack and repression by the local police, but more and more people showed up days/nights after. Protests have gone from hundreds to thousands, with some having more than 7000 people at the demonstrations. Local fast food workers, (who’ve been organizing for the Fight for 15$ minimum wage campaign and for unionization) other labor union members, ministers and church members, students, and many sectors have come out to join the protests in solidarity. St. Louis mayor and Missouri governor called out the National US Guard and put forward a curfew after midnight to repress and try to stop the protests, but the Ferguson people have shown courage in coming out to not be silenced, with the support of activists from other cities and states who came out to Ferguson to fight along. Workers’ Voice / La Voz de los Trabajadores supports Ferguson protests against police brutality and is involved in solidarity initiatives and demonstrations in different cities.
Obama rules for the 1%, not for black and working people!
The racist murder of Michael Brown was unfortunately another in a long series of murders by police or vigilantes in recent years. The two latest cases that shocked national public opinion were Trayvon Martin, murdered by a neighborhood vigilante in Florida in 2012 & Oscar Grant’s murder by police in Oakland in 2010. But there were hundreds of others, including Kendrec McDade (Pasadena, CA 2012), Ramarley Graham (Bronx, New York, 2012), Alan Blueford (Oakland, CA 2012), Andy Lopez (Santa Rosa, CA, 2013), Kimani Gray (Brooklyn, New York 2013) and the list goes on… In 2014 alone, different police forces have killed Ezell Ford (South Los Angeles, CA), Eric Garner (Staten Island, New York), Jacorey Calhoun (Oakland, CA), John Crawford III (Beavercreek, Ohio,), Dante Parker (Victorville, CA), Omar Abrego (South Los Angeles, CA) and Alex Nieto (San Francisco, CA). In most of these cases, murders generated a series of demonstrations at the time, but the murderer tended to be acquitted by the courts and not held accountable. This racist murder epidemic has not decreased since Obama’s election, quite the opposite, it continues to grow showing that the USA is still today a racist country in which Black and Latin@ youth are viewed as “potential criminals” by the white police and ruling class establishment. The protests against such violence also show that Obama’s hold on Black working class other sectors is dwindling, as few still believe today that the President is a “friend of Black folks”. On the opposite, his administration is continuing the war at home and abroad against those who are not, and will not be, considered as equal under capitalism.
For a National Movement Against Police Brutality!
The Ferguson rebellion continues, and we must follow their lead everywhere. We must build a national movement against police brutality. Too often struggles that erupt in response to police brutality are geographically confined to one city or small region. For example, in 1992, the Rodney King riots stayed in California and in 2009, the protests and riots in the wake of Oscar Grant’s murder by Oakland police did not expand beyond Oakland. Police brutality is not a local issue but is the result of a racist state that protects the 1%. Therefore, all of us who are struggling against police violence in our communities must unite with others doing the same in other parts of the country. This is the key to increasing our forces and multiplying our power. A movement that unites youth walking out of high schools, colleges, and universities across the country, and workers doing the same in their factories and workplaces on a national scale is what is needed to make a dent against the state of daily oppression and exploitation that the Black and Brown working class face today. For us socialists, police brutality against Black and Brown are an attack against the working class as a whole- as it keeps us divided and unable to unite in struggle against the 1 %, the ruling class. This became apparent in the Occupy movement that had to struggle with divisions due to race and gender conflicts. In this struggle against the worst manifestations of racism, we must bring into our ranks white, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin@ and Black workers. In addiiton, we must mobilize the labor unions and demand from the AFL-CIO and the “Change to Win Coalition” to take a real stand against the government´s extreme complicity with police brutality. To build a national movement against police brutality, specifically one with working class independence and a clear anti-racist stand, it would mean reaching out to activists and organizations fighting against police violence in places in all major cities affected by the recent police violence, learning from their struggles, and informing them of ours. But we also need to appeal to all unions and union federations to unite in this fight. To facilitate this process, Workers’ Voice /La Voz de los Trabajadores encourages the idea of holding a National Conference against Police Brutality. With such a conference, we could establish a national network that could distribute information about incidences of police brutality and coordinate strategy and actions against such episodes nationwide.
Stop all Police Brutality! Trial and Punishment for the Michael Brown Murderers! Free all arrested protesters and drop all charges! National Guard and Police Out of Our Communities! For a National movement  and Conference against Police Brutality!
(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
 
 

    america-wakiewakie:

    We All Are Ferguson! | La Voz

    Protesters march and hold their fists aloft as they march during ongoing demonstrations in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 16, 2014. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday following a week-long series of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of the unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

    Let’s Spread the Ferguson Rebellion and put an end to this Police Brutality Epidemic!

    It’s been almost two weeks since the murder of 18 year old Michael Brown in  Ferguson, MO erupted into riots & protests against the racist police. Every 28 hours, a Black person is killed by police or other person acting as a vigilante. The Ferguson insurrection has sparked a flame that has only gotten brighter and shows little sign of withering away. It has galvanized not only Missouri, but also people in the U.S. and around the world.  An example that shows the solidarity and connection Ferguson shared with the world are the instances where Palestinians have been giving tips through social media on dealing with the police force’s daily barrage of tear gas and violence. It is no surprise on why the Black working class people and other oppressed sectors are revolted by the brutal nature of the racist police violence that the killing of Michael Brown represent. Though the apartheid-like system of Jim Crow formally ended with the democratic gains of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s-60s, in reality it only changed its form. There has been a resurgence of a “new Jim Crow”, especially since the 1980s, when Reagan began to defund public education and increase prison incarceration. The US economic recession that started in 2008 has only increased the marginalization and criminalization of black people: unemployment,  poverty,  police brutality, among other things, have been the reality for the majority of the African American population, along with Latinos and other oppressed sectors .

    All support and Solidarity with Ferguson protests!

    It is no surprise why the response by the Ferguson black community has been large and rebellious. It is a small city with a population of 21,000, where almost 70% of the population is Black and authorities are almost all white. To cite just one example, only three of the 53 city police officers are black. The unemployment rate for black youth (16 to 24 years) is 47%, while for white youth it is 16%.  Moreover, Missouri was the last US state to abolish slavery. These figures start to paint a picture that is shared by the Black and Brown working class communities in most neighborhoods, ghettoes and projects of the nations elsewhere.  In fact, according to a report entitled “Operation Ghetto Storm”, by the  Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (an African Americans grassroots activist organization) “police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed  at least 313  African-Americans in  2012…This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours.” The militarized attack on the Ferguson protesters also added fuel to the indignation the community and the nation. The first night of the protests faced attack and repression by the local police, but more and more people showed up days/nights after. Protests have gone from hundreds to thousands, with some having more than 7000 people at the demonstrations. Local fast food workers, (who’ve been organizing for the Fight for 15$ minimum wage campaign and for unionization) other labor union members, ministers and church members, students, and many sectors have come out to join the protests in solidarity. St. Louis mayor and Missouri governor called out the National US Guard and put forward a curfew after midnight to repress and try to stop the protests, but the Ferguson people have shown courage in coming out to not be silenced, with the support of activists from other cities and states who came out to Ferguson to fight along. Workers’ Voice / La Voz de los Trabajadores supports Ferguson protests against police brutality and is involved in solidarity initiatives and demonstrations in different cities.

    Obama rules for the 1%, not for black and working people!

    The racist murder of Michael Brown was unfortunately another in a long series of murders by police or vigilantes in recent years. The two latest cases that shocked national public opinion were Trayvon Martin, murdered by a neighborhood vigilante in Florida in 2012 & Oscar Grant’s murder by police in Oakland in 2010. But there were hundreds of others, including Kendrec McDade (Pasadena, CA 2012), Ramarley Graham (Bronx, New York, 2012), Alan Blueford (Oakland, CA 2012), Andy Lopez (Santa Rosa, CA, 2013), Kimani Gray (Brooklyn, New York 2013) and the list goes on… In 2014 alone, different police forces have killed Ezell Ford (South Los Angeles, CA), Eric Garner (Staten Island, New York), Jacorey Calhoun (Oakland, CA), John Crawford III (Beavercreek, Ohio,), Dante Parker (Victorville, CA), Omar Abrego (South Los Angeles, CA) and Alex Nieto (San Francisco, CA). In most of these cases, murders generated a series of demonstrations at the time, but the murderer tended to be acquitted by the courts and not held accountable. This racist murder epidemic has not decreased since Obama’s election, quite the opposite, it continues to grow showing that the USA is still today a racist country in which Black and Latin@ youth are viewed as “potential criminals” by the white police and ruling class establishment. The protests against such violence also show that Obama’s hold on Black working class other sectors is dwindling, as few still believe today that the President is a “friend of Black folks”. On the opposite, his administration is continuing the war at home and abroad against those who are not, and will not be, considered as equal under capitalism.

    For a National Movement Against Police Brutality!

    The Ferguson rebellion continues, and we must follow their lead everywhere. We must build a national movement against police brutality. Too often struggles that erupt in response to police brutality are geographically confined to one city or small region. For example, in 1992, the Rodney King riots stayed in California and in 2009, the protests and riots in the wake of Oscar Grant’s murder by Oakland police did not expand beyond Oakland. Police brutality is not a local issue but is the result of a racist state that protects the 1%. Therefore, all of us who are struggling against police violence in our communities must unite with others doing the same in other parts of the country. This is the key to increasing our forces and multiplying our power. A movement that unites youth walking out of high schools, colleges, and universities across the country, and workers doing the same in their factories and workplaces on a national scale is what is needed to make a dent against the state of daily oppression and exploitation that the Black and Brown working class face today. For us socialists, police brutality against Black and Brown are an attack against the working class as a whole- as it keeps us divided and unable to unite in struggle against the 1 %, the ruling class. This became apparent in the Occupy movement that had to struggle with divisions due to race and gender conflicts. In this struggle against the worst manifestations of racism, we must bring into our ranks white, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin@ and Black workers. In addiiton, we must mobilize the labor unions and demand from the AFL-CIO and the “Change to Win Coalition” to take a real stand against the government´s extreme complicity with police brutality. To build a national movement against police brutality, specifically one with working class independence and a clear anti-racist stand, it would mean reaching out to activists and organizations fighting against police violence in places in all major cities affected by the recent police violence, learning from their struggles, and informing them of ours. But we also need to appeal to all unions and union federations to unite in this fight. To facilitate this process, Workers’ Voice /La Voz de los Trabajadores encourages the idea of holding a National Conference against Police Brutality. With such a conference, we could establish a national network that could distribute information about incidences of police brutality and coordinate strategy and actions against such episodes nationwide.

    Stop all Police Brutality!
    Trial and Punishment for the Michael Brown Murderers!
    Free all arrested protesters and drop all charges!
    National Guard and Police Out of Our Communities!
    For a National movement  and Conference against Police Brutality!

    (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

     

     

     
  12. 13:20

    Notes: 4436

    Reblogged from the-statuesque

    image: Download

    shadowpsycho:

Anime eyes

    shadowpsycho:

    Anime eyes

     
  13. 13:19

    Notes: 170194

    Reblogged from pyxell

    missyay:

    nazerine:

    excessivecompulsive:

    nazerine:

    the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people

    you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great

    wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me

    in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth

     
  14. 11:28 26th Aug 2014

    Notes: 53816

    Reblogged from clatterbane

    1. White people: You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
    2. Eyewitnesses: He was on his knees with his hands up.
    3. Medical examiner: There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
    4. Convenience store owner and clerk: There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
    5. Ferguson PD: Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
    6. ...
    7. ...
    8. ...
    9. White people: Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!
     
  15. 03:49

    Notes: 13861

    Reblogged from xkrisxcross

    sadbisexual:

    people say bisexuals are greedy but ive never met anyone greedier than a straight man