March 28, 2014
"When it comes to Venezuela, John Kerry knows which side of the class war he is on."

Mark Weisbrot for the Guardian

August 7, 2013
fuldagap:

Sandinista National Liberation Front guerrillas. 

fuldagap:

Sandinista National Liberation Front guerrillas. 

(Source: anarcho-bootyist, via amodernmanifesto)

June 13, 2013
questionall:

http://bit.ly/117vLUG

questionall:

http://bit.ly/117vLUG

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

February 26, 2013
Symantec discovers 2005 US computer virus attack on Iran nuclear plants

Internet security firm finds early ‘Stuxnet O.5’ version revealing espionage and sabotage virus released under George W Bush

February 25, 2013
anarcho-queer:

US Military Plans Drone Base Near Mali: Official
The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of al-Qaida’s affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists, a US official told AFP on Monday.  The base for the robotic, unmanned aircraft would likely be located in Niger, on the eastern border of Mali, where French forces are currently waging a campaign against al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.  If the plan gets the green light, up to 300 US military service members and contractors could be sent to the base to operate the drone aircraft, according to the New York Times.  US Africa Command was also looking at an alternative location for the base in Burkina Faso, the official said.  The United States and Niger signed a status of forces agreement Monday, which will provide legal safeguards for any American forces in the country. The Pentagon secures such agreements for base arrangements or troop deployments.  As news emerged of the planned drone base, the Wall Street Journal reported that US military and intelligence officials were weighing plans to provide French fighter aircraft with sophisticated data to help them hunt down militants in Mali.  President Barack Obama’s administration waited for more than two weeks before agreeing to offer aerial refueling tankers to the French forces, amid concerns among some advisers that assisting the French could draw the United States into an open-ended conflict.  The Obama administration has also provided transport planes to help ferry French weapons and troops and to share intelligence with Paris from surveillance aircraft, including reportedly unmanned Global Hawk spy planes.

anarcho-queer:

US Military Plans Drone Base Near Mali: Official

The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of al-Qaida’s affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists, a US official told AFP on Monday.

The base for the robotic, unmanned aircraft would likely be located in Niger, on the eastern border of Mali, where French forces are currently waging a campaign against al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

If the plan gets the green light, up to 300 US military service members and contractors could be sent to the base to operate the drone aircraft, according to the New York Times.

US Africa Command was also looking at an alternative location for the base in Burkina Faso, the official said.

The United States and Niger signed a status of forces agreement Monday, which will provide legal safeguards for any American forces in the country. The Pentagon secures such agreements for base arrangements or troop deployments.

As news emerged of the planned drone base, the Wall Street Journal reported that US military and intelligence officials were weighing plans to provide French fighter aircraft with sophisticated data to help them hunt down militants in Mali.

President Barack Obama’s administration waited for more than two weeks before agreeing to offer aerial refueling tankers to the French forces, amid concerns among some advisers that assisting the French could draw the United States into an open-ended conflict.

The Obama administration has also provided transport planes to help ferry French weapons and troops and to share intelligence with Paris from surveillance aircraft, including reportedly unmanned Global Hawk spy planes.

January 26, 2013
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Cairo, Egypt: Underground train station near Tahrir Square blocked by protesters, January 25, 2013.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Cairo, Egypt: Underground train station near Tahrir Square blocked by protesters, January 25, 2013.

January 9, 2013
stfuconservatives:

supersoygrrrl:

rouxfully:

jolly-dolly:

socialismartnature:

Affluent Students Have an Advantage and the Gap Is Widening | NYTimes.com

Low-income students with above-average scores on eighth grade tests have a college graduation rate of 26 percent — lower than more affluent students with worse test scores. Thirty years ago, there was a 31 percentage point difference in the share of affluent and poor students who earned a college degree. Now the gap is 45 points. The gap has also grown in college entrance rates and spending per child on tutors, sports, music and other enrichment activities.  Related Article »

===Confirms what we already knew, but still noteworthy. Our system does not reward the “smartest” and “most industrious” but simply the most wealthy. Even when a rich student and a poor student get the exact same test scores, the rich student is 6 times more likely to complete college than than the poor student.


And the poor student is more likely to be burdened with debt in the form of student loans, thus keeping them poor. Essentially, every time the not-rich move a step up the ladder, the wealthy saw out a rung.

Water is wet, sky is blue.

Tell me more about this “bootstraps” argument I’ve heard so much about.

One of my relatives tried the “well anyone can go to college, just work a part-time job at mcdonald’s and put yourself through night school, it’s not hard” and I was like “you. just. don’t. get. it.” (worth mentioning: said relative did NOT put themselves through night school while working part time.)

Surprise?  Travesty

stfuconservatives:

supersoygrrrl:

rouxfully:

jolly-dolly:

socialismartnature:

Affluent Students Have an Advantage and the Gap Is Widening | NYTimes.com

Low-income students with above-average scores on eighth grade tests have a college graduation rate of 26 percent — lower than more affluent students with worse test scores. Thirty years ago, there was a 31 percentage point difference in the share of affluent and poor students who earned a college degree. Now the gap is 45 points. The gap has also grown in college entrance rates and spending per child on tutors, sports, music and other enrichment activities. Related Article »

===

Confirms what we already knew, but still noteworthy. Our system does not reward the “smartest” and “most industrious” but simply the most wealthy. Even when a rich student and a poor student get the exact same test scores, the rich student is 6 times more likely to complete college than than the poor student.

And the poor student is more likely to be burdened with debt in the form of student loans, thus keeping them poor. Essentially, every time the not-rich move a step up the ladder, the wealthy saw out a rung.

Water is wet, sky is blue.

Tell me more about this “bootstraps” argument I’ve heard so much about.

One of my relatives tried the “well anyone can go to college, just work a part-time job at mcdonald’s and put yourself through night school, it’s not hard” and I was like “you. just. don’t. get. it.” (worth mentioning: said relative did NOT put themselves through night school while working part time.)

Surprise? Travesty

August 28, 2012
"A suicide bomber needs to be 100 percent willing to sacrifice his life. With a drone pilot, on the other hand, the risk of pilot death drops to zero percent. The West’s war on Islamist terror is currently being waged between these two conflicting priorities. Nothing is more indicative of the asymmetry of the war, and nothing is as symbolic of the cultures that are waging it. It’s a war between those who are willing to sacrifice everything and those who are unwilling to give up anything — a war of sacrifice versus convenience, bodies versus technology and risk versus safety."

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/essay-on-german-plans-to-acquire-combat-drones-a-848851.html

August 17, 2012
Fact

Fact

July 25, 2012
nefermaathotep:

Today is the anniversary…of one chapter in American History…that we should NEVER FORGET…!!!
On July 25, 1972, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiment came to light as The Associated Press reported that for the previous four decades, the U.S. Public Health Service, in conjunction with the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, had been allowing poor, rural black male patients with syphilis to go without treatment, even allowing them to die, as a way of studying the disease.

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtuskegee1.html

nefermaathotep:

Today is the anniversary…of one chapter in American History…that we should NEVER FORGET…!!!

On July 25, 1972, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiment came to light as The Associated Press reported that for the previous four decades, the U.S. Public Health Service, in conjunction with the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, had been allowing poor, rural black male patients with syphilis to go without treatment, even allowing them to die, as a way of studying the disease.


http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtuskegee1.html

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

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