Moscow, Russia: ‘Ukraine Without Oligarchs and Fascists’ solidarity rally, March 22, 2014.
Photos: October Bolsheviks / At Loggerheads
In Somalia’s breadbasket, many welcome al-Shabab’s move to expel foreign aid groups and build canals.
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.
Anonymous asked: How do you reply to people who say, "but capitalism fuels innovation, creativity, progress etc"?
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
"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it." ~ P J O’Rourke
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
GOP Rep. Steve King calls out “illegal aliens” who just “invaded” his D.C. office.
Quite the invasion.
That’s what we call misrepresenting the situation.
Some people say that Republican Congressman Steve King is a goat-fucker. But I could be misrepresenting the situation.
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Wow: “The EU unemployment rate set a new all-time high of 12.2 percent, according to today’s estimates. But it’s the youth unemployment crisis that’s truly terrifying. In Spain, unemployment surged past 56 percent, and Greece now leads the rich world with an astonishing 62.5 percent of its youth workforce out of a job”
The protesters are demanding the nationalisation of the Kumtor mine, which has been wholly owned by the Canadian mining group Centerra Gold since it started operations in 1997.
Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev on Friday declared a state of emergency in the Dzheti-Ogyzsky district of the northern Issyk Kul region where the mine and electrical substation are located.
The state of emergency will last until June 10 and a curfew will last from 9 pm to 6 am local time, the presidency said.
All the organisers of the meeting at Kumtor will be punished in full accordance with the law. I guarantee that as president of the country,” said Atambayev.
"We will not give them the chance to shake and destroy the country," he added.
Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev blamed the unrest on the “enemies of Kyrgyzstan” and said that the government was prepared for “negative” developments of the situation in the region."
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