July 27, 2014
"As the world’s largest jailer, the United States, with only 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, has increased its incarceration rate of women by 832 percent over three decades. The incarceration rate of black women in the United States has increased by 828 percent over a five year period and black women now constitute one half of the US female prison population. In Western Australia, the number of incarcerated women doubled between 1995 and 2001, with Indigenous women comprising 54 percent of the female prisoner population although constituting only 2 percent of the state’s population. In Canada, the representation of Indigenous women in prisons has increased nearly 90 percent over the past decade and has been declared “nothing short of a crisis”"

— Harsha Walia, Undoing Border Imperialism (via lehaaz)

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

July 24, 2014
teamsternation:

As union membership has declined, income inequality has risen. This is not a coincidence, unions protect workers and offer great jobs.

teamsternation:

As union membership has declined, income inequality has risen. This is not a coincidence, unions protect workers and offer great jobs.

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

July 22, 2014
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"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights… Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone.

Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.”

"

— Martin Luther King

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 14, 2014
fotojournalismus:

A night scene in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro on July 8, 2014. Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil. (Lorenzo Moscia/Redux)

fotojournalismus:

A night scene in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro on July 8, 2014. Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil. (Lorenzo Moscia/Redux)

July 10, 2014
World reacts to the conflict in Gaza

The US and UK are disgusting, Germany’s not so hot… Ireland… eh.  But Seriously.  Israel has Iron dome.  Those rockets from Gaza barely do damage.  88 dead and 600 injured, on the other hand, in people kept trapped under seige by a genocidal government, the US and UK don’t care about.

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)

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 29, 2014
Obama uses embassies to push for LGBT rights abroad

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