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)

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

CRITICALLY IMPORTANT READ

June 6, 2014
policymic:

High-speed fiber networks already exist in hundreds of cities, but cable companies refuse to use them

One of the arguments Internet service providers like Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Comcast make against net neutrality is that building up broadband infrastructure is too costly to keep an open web.
But guess what: Your city may already be wired for high-speed fiber — you’re just not allowed to use it.
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policymic:

High-speed fiber networks already exist in hundreds of cities, but cable companies refuse to use them

One of the arguments Internet service providers like Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Comcast make against net neutrality is that building up broadband infrastructure is too costly to keep an open web.

But guess what: Your city may already be wired for high-speed fiber — you’re just not allowed to use it.

Read more | Follow policymic 

(Source: micdotcom)

June 5, 2014
Fuck.  Pigs.  Always.The culture of respondance to authority, and electing to reject being politically autonomous and free in exchange for power, means that, at their hearts, anyone in the Police or Military is choosing this fate.It isn’t to “protect and serve.”  If that’s what you want to do, fight for human rights, don’t join a chain of command.
angelclark:

By the way, these cops were doing this for over three and a half years. They ordered hundreds of vehicles to be impounded and when the car owners couldn’t pay the impound fees they either kept the cars for themselves or re-sold them for profit. Nope, cops never target people… SOURCE: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/one-third-of-california-towns-police-force-arrested-for-scheming-cars-from-poor-hispanics/

Fuck.  Pigs.  Always.

The culture of respondance to authority, and electing to reject being politically autonomous and free in exchange for power, means that, at their hearts, anyone in the Police or Military is choosing this fate.

It isn’t to “protect and serve.”  If that’s what you want to do, fight for human rights, don’t join a chain of command.

angelclark:

By the way, these cops were doing this for over three and a half years. They ordered hundreds of vehicles to be impounded and when the car owners couldn’t pay the impound fees they either kept the cars for themselves or re-sold them for profit. Nope, cops never target people… 
SOURCE: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/one-third-of-california-towns-police-force-arrested-for-scheming-cars-from-poor-hispanics/

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

April 1, 2014
In a truly free country, the masses would have a voice.  But Citizens United, and the entire history of US government, created an oligarchy.  OOPS.  Everything you believe in about the US (if you grew up here) is false.

In a truly free country, the masses would have a voice.  But Citizens United, and the entire history of US government, created an oligarchy.  OOPS.  Everything you believe in about the US (if you grew up here) is false.

(Source: randomness-from-thisoldguy, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

January 5, 2014
Is BP 'trolling' its Facebook critics?

This is horrifying.  But not at all surprising.

January 3, 2014
quickhits:

NRA slams Glamour magazine for honoring the courage and strength of Malala Yousafza, Gabrielle Giffords.

Yeah.  Good Job, United States Lobbies…. this TOTALLY makes sense.  Blame a magazine for honoring those who are victims of violence.Assholes.

quickhits:

NRA slams Glamour magazine for honoring the courage and strength of Malala Yousafza, Gabrielle Giffords.

Yeah.  Good Job, United States Lobbies…. this TOTALLY makes sense.  Blame a magazine for honoring those who are victims of violence.

Assholes.

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

December 3, 2013

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

November 3, 1979: The Greensboro Massacre

On November 3, 1979, at the corner of Carver and Everitt Streets in Greensboro, North Carolina, forty Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis handed each other shotguns and automatic weapons from the trunks of their cars and opened fire on black and white anti-Klan demonstrators and union organizers who had gathered at Morningside Homes, a black housing project.

In the aftermath five people were killed and 11 wounded in the attack.   All five were members of the Workers Viewpoint Organization (WVO) [which had recently become the Communist Workers Party (CWP)], and four were rank-and-file union leaders and organizers.

Murdered were:

Sandi Smith president of the student body and a founding member of the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU) at Greensboro’s Bennett College. She was a community organizer for the Greensboro Association of Poor People (GAPP) and became a worker at the textile mill where she and others formed the Revolution Organizing Committee (ROC) to unionize the plant. Sandi was a leader of a march of over 3,000 people in Raleigh to free the Wilmington 10, ten young activists jailed on false charges to stop them from organizing. In her work at a Cone Mills textile plant, she battled sexual harassment, low wages, and unhealthy working conditions.  

Dr. Jim Waller, who received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and trained at the Lincoln Hospital Collective in New York City. In 1973 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, Waller organized medical aid and set up a clinic to aid American Indian Movement activists under siege by the FBI. When he moved to North Carolina to teach at Duke University he coordinated Brown Lung screenings in textile mills, co-founding the Carolina Brown Lung Association. He later gave up his medical practice to organize workers becoming vice president of the AFL-CIO local textile workers union  Waller and went to work in a Cone Mills textile plant in Haw River. From inside he helped organize and eventually became president of the AFL-CIO union local after leading a strike in 1978 that helped the union grow from about 25 members to almost 200.

William “Bill” Sampson was a student anti-war activist and president of his college student body. He studied at the Sorbonne in Paris during college, received his Masters degree in Divinity from Harvard in 1971, then studied medicine at the University of Virginia. As a medical student he organized health care workers to support the liberation struggles in southern Africa. Bill left medical school to work and organize in one of Cone Mills’ Greensboro textile plant, where he built the union and focused on training new leaders. The workers had chosen Bill to run for president of the local.

Cesar Cauce was a Cuban immigrant who graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, where he was a campus leader in the anti-war movement. He rejected a full scholarship to study history at the University of California at Berkeley and instead to help to unionize Duke Hospital workers. Cesar organized strike support for union struggles throughout NC and was a regular participant in the Goldkist strike, a campaign to organize poultry workers in Durham. He also traveled extensively throughout the South, writing about class struggles for the Workers Viewpoint.

Dr. Michael Nathanchief of pediatrics at Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham, a clinic that helped children from low-income families. Nathan had been an anti-war and civil rights student activist at Duke University. He organized and led a chapter of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), an organization that fought for improved health care for poor people. Mike studied child health and treated sick children in a mountain clinic in Guatemala in 1972 and 1973, and was a leader in a movement to send aid to liberation fighters who eventually toppled the apartheid system is what’s now Zimbabwe.

November 27, 2013
"We dug a little bit more and noticed that some of the attorneys that had been involved had done legal work for the Kochs. There was this individual, Sean Noble, involved, who had a track record of being involved in the Kochs. We didn’t know back then, for certain, that it was the Kochs, but it had all the hallmarks of a Koch operation—a highly sophisticated Virginia law firm whose expertise was creating shell organizations and hiding the money. Their basic trademark, or operating mode, was going to great lengths to conceal who they are—not just Charles and David Koch—but who these 300 or so billionaires who they invite to their conferences twice a year are. I think they know that if people were aware of their identities, they’d be much more skeptical of their messaging."

How One Guy Stood Up to the Koch Brothers and Won! | Alternet (via progressivefriends)

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

October 17, 2013
"America charges less for drilling on an acre of taxpayer-owned land for a decade than Starbucks charges for a cup of coffee."

From Newsweek - You Know the Drill: Taxpayers aren’t just giving away their natural resources - they’re paying Big Oil to haul them away (via randomactsofchaos)

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

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