July 19, 2014
"If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested."

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

(via sourcedumal)

And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

(via note-a-bear)

(Source: writeswrongs, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 11, 2014

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Garment workers demanding their pay are brutally attacked by police, July 10, 2014.

Women workers of the apparel factories in Bangladesh are inhumanely beaten by the police at Dhaka today. They only wanted the due salary including overtime and festival bonus for upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. And that’s why police beat them ‘to save’ the owners and their profit. Neither police nor the government is for people. They are there to serve the garment factory owners.”

Via Maruf Barkat

July 8, 2014
cartoonpolitics:

Congress is now made up mostly of millionaires (over 50%) ..(more here)

cartoonpolitics:

Congress is now made up mostly of millionaires (over 50%) ..(more here)

(Source: edsteinink.com, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 7, 2014
"There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. As long as you’re sober, chances are you’ll never be charged with any crime, much less manslaughter."

Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year (via brooklynmutt)

(via brooklynmutt)

July 4, 2014
truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Court rules Wal-Mart must compensate workers
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Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.
The high court ruled in 2009 that Wal-Mart was entitled to close the store in Jonquiere in 2005, seven months after workers voted to unionize. But the workers filed a new case that said Wal-Mart contravened a section of Quebec labor law, which says working conditions must not be altered in any way, shape or form during a unionization process.
The court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the world’s largest retailer modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down. The court ruled an arbiter will determine appropriate reparations, possibly with damages and interest. The store never re-opened. […]
http://news.yahoo.com/court-rules-wal-mart-must-compensate-workers-202258976—finance.html

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Court rules Wal-Mart must compensate workers

~~~

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.

The high court ruled in 2009 that Wal-Mart was entitled to close the store in Jonquiere in 2005, seven months after workers voted to unionize. But the workers filed a new case that said Wal-Mart contravened a section of Quebec labor law, which says working conditions must not be altered in any way, shape or form during a unionization process.

The court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the world’s largest retailer modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down. The court ruled an arbiter will determine appropriate reparations, possibly with damages and interest. The store never re-opened. […]

http://news.yahoo.com/court-rules-wal-mart-must-compensate-workers-202258976—finance.html

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 2, 2014
Via Huffpost.  We still have a TON of work to do people!

Via Huffpost.  We still have a TON of work to do people!

June 30, 2014
Everything You Need To Know About The Harris v. Quinn Decision

The Supreme Court didn’t just attack Women’s rights today.  It attacked Labor.

If you’re wondering exactly how it stripped Union power, this is a great link.

June 26, 2014
aljazeeraamerica:

Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogs, abandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills.
The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.
The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom line.

Read more

aljazeeraamerica:

Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogsabandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills.

The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.

The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom line.

Read more

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

June 24, 2014
Will the Supreme Court soon turn your state into an Anti-Union right-to-work state?

CRITICALLY IMPORTANT READ

June 20, 2014

policymic:

Maps show what one product makes the most money for each nation

Predictably, oil is the most traded commodity in the global market. It is also the MVP of exportation, as the highest-valued product sold abroad in nearly 40 countries.

After mining data from the CIA’s World Factbook, the Global Post assembled a map illustrating each country’s top exports, according to their worth on the international market.

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(Source: micdotcom, via anarcho-queer)

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