August 11, 2014
"That’s how I felt at the time, like I was already dead … They locked me up and gave me life without. It’s like they killed all hope for the future. There’s nothing left."

Quantel Lotts, who was tried as an adult for a homicide he committed when he was 14 years old, and sentenced to life without parole, interviewed in 2012. 

• Story: Minors remain jailed for life despite US supreme court ban on such sentences.

• Full interview here.

(via guardian)

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

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

June 30, 2014
Iran 'ready to use Syria methods' in Iraq

IRAN IS NOT SOME GREAT SATAN, people.  Jesus Christ.  It just knows how to fight.

May 31, 2014
6dogs9cats:

ALL OF US….have an attachment to politics.  Those who refuse to understand or take part will forever ruin the lives of others, including their own.  All because they prefer to be too ignorant to know that politics runs everything and has a hand in everything.  Leaving politics to only those with money, power, privileged skin color or gender will get you nothing…..YOUR PRIVILEGE WILL BE GONE SOON, then what?

6dogs9cats:

ALL OF US….have an attachment to politics.  Those who refuse to understand or take part will forever ruin the lives of others, including their own.  All because they prefer to be too ignorant to know that politics runs everything and has a hand in everything.  Leaving politics to only those with money, power, privileged skin color or gender will get you nothing…..YOUR PRIVILEGE WILL BE GONE SOON, then what?

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

March 25, 2014

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Moscow, Russia: ‘Ukraine Without Oligarchs and Fascists’ solidarity rally, March 22, 2014.

Photos: October Bolsheviks / At Loggerheads

March 15, 2014
Somali farmers benefit from al-Shabab reforms

Regardless of al-Shabab’s motives for banning NGOs and building canals, many locals have welcomed the developments. "Before, I was a beggar. Now what I produce with my two hands in my farm is sold in the markets of Mogadishu. God sent us al-Shabab to chase [out] the NGOs," said Qarawi, the sesame farmer.

January 15, 2014

Anonymous said: How do you reply to people who say, "but capitalism fuels innovation, creativity, progress etc"?

amodernmanifesto:

I think the correct response to such a question is that capitalism may innovate and develop the economy, but it does it unevenly and only when it is possible to a small minority of people who own production. Under capitalism, the actual worth to society has a whole is barely considered, and it certainly isn’t considered above the corporate vested interests who push the funding.

Capitalism creates all the innovation and progress that it needs to survive and thrive, but not what humanity needs to survive and thrive. In fact, capitalist productive forms limit the expansion of technology (just look at how the oil and mining companies have fought to suppress renewable energies).

This is a great answer

November 16, 2013
"53% either support Obamacare, or say it’s not liberal enough."

Poll - CNN (via brooklynmutt)

(via brooklynmutt)

October 2, 2013
cartoonpolitics:

"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it." ~ P J O’Rourke

cartoonpolitics:

"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it." ~ P J O’Rourke

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

September 9, 2013

sagginpants-singlemamas:

sancophaleague:

Society loves to portray the Black Panthers as the villains in America. They’ll only tell you that they held guns and were “militant”. The Black Panthers did many positive things for the Black Community; the Free Breakfast Program is one of them. It was designed to feed Black Children a good breakfast each morning so they could retain information at school. Too many Black Children, to this very day, go to school hungry because they cannot afford food in the morning. It has been proven that students do not learn as well when they are hungry. The Panthers were aware of this and wanted to ensure they had the opportunity to receive an adequate meal. As Huey said, “The Children always inherit the Revolution” so obviously they needed and still need to be invested in. They’ll never tell you about this but I’m not surprised. “I Do Not Expect The White Media to Show Positive Black Images.” Written By @KingKwajo

forever reblog

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