April 14, 2014

gradientlair:

cultureunseen:

Angela Yvonne Davis
Born January 26, 1944 (70 years strong)
Scholar, Author, Philosopher, Activist and Freedom Fighter!

This is EVERYTHING to me. Like…the joy that comes from someone recognizing her LONGEVITY and not just idolizing the years of her trial. Because she does work NOW you know; fights NOW. TODAY. And sometimes being a martyr is more respected than managing (or coincidentally, if not assassinated) to survive. Those who die fighting matter and those who survive and keep fighting matter.

(via amodernmanifesto)

April 11, 2014
anarcho-queer:

Fact: 5.3 million African American men are denied the right to vote based on a past felony conviction.
That means more than 13% (39 mil) of the general African American population and 28% of the male African American population (18.5 mil) are prohibited from voting.
—  Ten Facts About The Racist Criminal Justice System
Felony Disenfranchisement is highest in the former slave states and states with a history of civil rights violations like Florida and North Carolina. Today’s red states—particularly in the bible belt—where the Republican voting base is strongest, appear to have vested racist and political interests in permanently separating Black people from their right to vote.
This link provides information on each state’s voting laws for those with a felony record.

anarcho-queer:

Fact: 5.3 million African American men are denied the right to vote based on a past felony conviction.

That means more than 13% (39 mil) of the general African American population and 28% of the male African American population (18.5 mil) are prohibited from voting.

—  Ten Facts About The Racist Criminal Justice System

Felony Disenfranchisement is highest in the former slave states and states with a history of civil rights violations like Florida and North Carolina. Today’s red states—particularly in the bible belt—where the Republican voting base is strongest, appear to have vested racist and political interests in permanently separating Black people from their right to vote.

This link provides information on each state’s voting laws for those with a felony record.

April 9, 2014

CCTV catches pigs planting crack in NYC black man’s store

sancophaleague:

Donald Andrews Jr. A Black man  and Business Owner from New York was cleared just last April After being Arrested on Drugs Charges in Scotia, New York.    Police were “suspicious” of Donald Andrews Jr.’s store, which sells incense and smoking paraphernalia, and sent undercover informants several times in March. In one of the informants visits he is seen on Andrews hidden camera planting Crack Cocaine on the counter in Andrews Store.

Andrews was arrested in April  2013 and cleared only after he asked a Grand Jury to watch the surveillance footage from his store. The informant used a cellphone photo he took of the planted drugs as evidence that Andrews was dealing, leading to his arrest.

*YES THIS IS FUCKING REAL LOOK IT UP*

The police claim that the informant has now “fled” and they haven’t found his whereabouts. The sheriff “claims” his investigators didn’t purposely framed Andrews and have the “informant” out to be some rogue agent.

FYI this same “informant” has lead to seven other drug-related arrests the Report says. 

Sounds like a Movie right? But yall still out here calling people “conspiracy theorists”. 

Andrews is now in the process of suing NYPD.

Post Made by @solar_innerg

#sancophaleague

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

April 8, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.
 Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away. 
Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write! 
Now available from Women Make Movies: http://bit.ly/1k7v36n 
Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)
Via Zinn Education Project

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.

Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away.

Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write!

Now available from Women Make Movies: http://bit.ly/1k7v36n 

Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)

Via Zinn Education Project

April 7, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Memorial for the victims of last year’s Bangladesh factory collapse.
Via Communism

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Memorial for the victims of last year’s Bangladesh factory collapse.

Via Communism

April 6, 2014

jessehimself:

policymic:

NY artists wrap whitewashed 5Pointz in anti-gentrification banner

Now, this is how you stick it to the man.

Read moreFollow @policymic

(via amodernmanifesto)

April 5, 2014
fuldagap:

Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade guerrilla of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.

fuldagap:

Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade guerrilla of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.

(Source: museo.com.sv, via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

April 2, 2014
pozmagazine:

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace
A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.

Oh.  Perhaps this has to do with FAILED FUCKING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURES.  #FuckCapitalism

pozmagazine:

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace

A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.

Oh.  Perhaps this has to do with FAILED FUCKING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURES.  #FuckCapitalism

(via anarcho-queer)

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)

March 23, 2014
Britain: Thousands demand 'people's budget', protest fresh austerity | Green Left Weekly

amodernmanifesto:

Thousands of people protested against British Conservative Chancellor George Osborne’s budget on March 19, the Morning Star said the next day. The protests were part of a national day of action called by the People’s Assembly.

Across Britain, there were marches, rallies and festivals demanding a people’s budget for Britain.

Before the protests, People’s Assembly national secretary Sam Fairbairn said Osboure, “will be announcing another round of cuts and privatisation, demonstrating that despite the so-called recovery, the government remains committed to dismantling the welfare state and all gains working people have fought for”.

Among other measures, the People’s Assembly has called for the guarantee of a living wage, rent controls, the creation of green jobs, more affordable housing and taxes on empty properties and bankers’ bonuses.

It has also called for the government to consider cuts to the 100 billion pound Trident nuclear missile replacement program.

Fairbairn said the success of a petition for a people’s budget, with 2000 signatures on its first day, showed the strength of opposition to the austerity of the Conservative-Liberal Democratic coalition government.

Poverty levels have soared since the coalition came to power, with ballooning food, rent and energy costs and frozen salaries crushing households.

“This is the year that we have the opportunity to give the knockout blow to this weak government,” Fairbairn said. “After today we all need to make sure the People’s Assembly national demonstration on June 21 is massive.”

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