shlabam:

Look how cool this pillow is.

shlabam:

Look how cool this pillow is.


bird0fhermes:

I’m crying oh my fucking god

bird0fhermes:

I’m crying oh my fucking god

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whitepeoplestealingculture:

poeticjusticeftdrake:

thefitrasta:

Justin Lynch beating Michael Phelps record at just 16

black! Excellence!

*fans self*

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

September 11, 1973: U.S.-backed military coup in Chile overthrows the elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. At least 60,000 people were killed in the ensuing fascist terror under General Augusto Pinochet.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

September 11, 1973: U.S.-backed military coup in Chile overthrows the elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. At least 60,000 people were killed in the ensuing fascist terror under General Augusto Pinochet.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

frank-e-shadow-tongue:

questionall:

While internet users in the US struggle with expensive and slow connections provided by cable corporations, Chattanooga, Tennessee’s fiber-optic network, “The Gig”, is a taxpayer-owned public utility that boasts internet speeds 50 times faster than the rest of the country. SHARE this if the FCC should dump their plans to end net neutrality and classify the internet as a public utility. LIKE our page US Uncut! http://nyti.ms/1cQHGRG

I tend to check the racial demographics when I see shit like this. I’m slightly surprised the percentage of white people isn’t higher, I also checked the income levels and am thinking how did this happen and what has the financial implications been for the poc?

^What exactly do you want to know? How did what happen?
Chattanooga is home to the fastest Internet in the U.S., delicious Krystals and Moon Pies, and Usher, Samuel L. Jackson and me all grew up there. (shamelessly plugging my hometown lol).
EPB has been in Chattanooga my entire life… and everyone uses their electricity services.  The Internet offering is relatively new, and when they brought it out, I don’t recall the whole “fastest in the country” aspect being pushed at all. So, many people overlooked it. With all the construction, it was more like an annoyance.  Most people I know in Chatt still don’t even know about it or know that Chattanooga has the fastest Internet in the country. 
My mom didn’t even know. I’ve been tryna get her to switch for almost a year. :-/ The thing is, there’s Comcast and other Internet providers in the city with their lil bundle packages and whatnot. Among Black people though, this is not even a big deal. A bigger deal? 
Chattanooga is also home to the first local jail to turn into a private prison in the U.S.

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

frank-e-shadow-tongue:

questionall:

While internet users in the US struggle with expensive and slow connections provided by cable corporations, Chattanooga, Tennessee’s fiber-optic network, “The Gig”, is a taxpayer-owned public utility that boasts internet speeds 50 times faster than the rest of the country. SHARE this if the FCC should dump their plans to end net neutrality and classify the internet as a public utility. LIKE our page US Uncut! http://nyti.ms/1cQHGRG

I tend to check the racial demographics when I see shit like this. I’m slightly surprised the percentage of white people isn’t higher, I also checked the income levels and am thinking how did this happen and what has the financial implications been for the poc?

^What exactly do you want to know? How did what happen?

Chattanooga is home to the fastest Internet in the U.S., delicious Krystals and Moon Pies, and Usher, Samuel L. Jackson and me all grew up there. (shamelessly plugging my hometown lol).

EPB has been in Chattanooga my entire life… and everyone uses their electricity services.  The Internet offering is relatively new, and when they brought it out, I don’t recall the whole “fastest in the country” aspect being pushed at all. So, many people overlooked it. With all the construction, it was more like an annoyance.  Most people I know in Chatt still don’t even know about it or know that Chattanooga has the fastest Internet in the country. 

My mom didn’t even know. I’ve been tryna get her to switch for almost a year. :-/ The thing is, there’s Comcast and other Internet providers in the city with their lil bundle packages and whatnot. Among Black people though, this is not even a big deal. A bigger deal? 

Chattanooga is also home to the first local jail to turn into a private prison in the U.S.


marthajefferson:

kleinecharlotte:

The Sao Francisco Church, Brazil (x)

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Once upon a December
Anastasia OST

pudgychan:

christinajoanne:

Once Upon A December. Anastasia in Russian.  This would be the language that she would have sung in.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

'NGOs are cages' by Stephanie McMillan
We really need to understand the methods used by NGOs to undermine radical political organizing efforts and divert us into political dead ends. The climate march is a good case study because it’s so blatant. In South Florida, we saw the exact same process after the BP oil spill. Once the NGOs came in to the organizing meetings and were given the floor, all potential resistance was blocked, strangled, and left for dead. NGOs will descend on any organizing effort and try to take it over, dilute it, and bring it eventually to the Democratic Party. We can also see an identical set-up with the established labor unions and many other organizations. If organizers are being paid, usually they are trapped in this dynamic, whether or not they want to be. While combining a job with organizing to challenge the system sounds very tempting and full of potential, it’s overwhelmingly not possible. They are two fundamentally incompatible aims, and those funding the job definitely do not have the aim of allowing its employees to undermine the system — the very system that allows the funders to exist, that they feed off of. Capitalists aren’t stupid, and they know how to keep their employees chained to a post, even if the leash feels long. With NGOs, capitalism has set up a great mechanism for itself both to generate revenue, and to pacify people who might otherwise be fighting to break the framework. “The unity of the chicken and the roach happens in the belly of the chicken.” Another problem is that the rest of us attending an activity or a demonstration have to wonder: when organizers are being paid to say whatever it is they’re saying, how do we know whether or not they believe it? They follow a script, and can’t reveal their true feelings. They attempt to promote their cause in a convincing way, but if their funding was cut off, would they still be involved? Would their orientation still be the same? It’s hard to believe anything said by a paid spokespuppet — it’s like interacting with an embodied list of talking points. There can be no real trust, that the person could be relied upon when the money is no longer there.Of course people need jobs, and NGOs provide them. I’m not blaming those who work for NGOs any more than who work for any other capitalist institution. We’re all trapped in the enemy’s economy. Instead, what I’m arguing for is to be aware of the nature of it, its severe limitations, and to do real political work outside the framework provided by the job. We should attend demonstrations like the climate march, because a lot of sincere people will be there who want to make a difference. But we should remain autonomous within them, bringing our own message targeting capitalism as the root of the problem, exposing the uselessness of working within the political frameworks it sets up for us, and building our own organizations with the people we meet.To challenge, weaken and ultimately destroy capitalism, we need to build a strong, organized, broad, combative mass movement outside the influence of capitalist interests.* (NGO: Non-Governmental Organizations, or “non-profits,” usually in fact funded by governments and/or corporate foundations).

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

'NGOs are cages' by Stephanie McMillan

We really need to understand the methods used by NGOs to undermine radical political organizing efforts and divert us into political dead ends. The climate march is a good case study because it’s so blatant. 

In South Florida, we saw the exact same process after the BP oil spill. Once the NGOs came in to the organizing meetings and were given the floor, all potential resistance was blocked, strangled, and left for dead. NGOs will descend on any organizing effort and try to take it over, dilute it, and bring it eventually to the Democratic Party. We can also see an identical set-up with the established labor unions and many other organizations. 

If organizers are being paid, usually they are trapped in this dynamic, whether or not they want to be. While combining a job with organizing to challenge the system sounds very tempting and full of potential, it’s overwhelmingly not possible. They are two fundamentally incompatible aims, and those funding the job definitely do not have the aim of allowing its employees to undermine the system — the very system that allows the funders to exist, that they feed off of. Capitalists aren’t stupid, and they know how to keep their employees chained to a post, even if the leash feels long. With NGOs, capitalism has set up a great mechanism for itself both to generate revenue, and to pacify people who might otherwise be fighting to break the framework. “The unity of the chicken and the roach happens in the belly of the chicken.” 

Another problem is that the rest of us attending an activity or a demonstration have to wonder: when organizers are being paid to say whatever it is they’re saying, how do we know whether or not they believe it? They follow a script, and can’t reveal their true feelings. They attempt to promote their cause in a convincing way, but if their funding was cut off, would they still be involved? Would their orientation still be the same? It’s hard to believe anything said by a paid spokespuppet — it’s like interacting with an embodied list of talking points. There can be no real trust, that the person could be relied upon when the money is no longer there.

Of course people need jobs, and NGOs provide them. I’m not blaming those who work for NGOs any more than who work for any other capitalist institution. We’re all trapped in the enemy’s economy. Instead, what I’m arguing for is to be aware of the nature of it, its severe limitations, and to do real political work outside the framework provided by the job. 

We should attend demonstrations like the climate march, because a lot of sincere people will be there who want to make a difference. But we should remain autonomous within them, bringing our own message targeting capitalism as the root of the problem, exposing the uselessness of working within the political frameworks it sets up for us, and building our own organizations with the people we meet.

To challenge, weaken and ultimately destroy capitalism, we need to build a strong, organized, broad, combative mass movement outside the influence of capitalist interests.

* (NGO: Non-Governmental Organizations, or “non-profits,” usually in fact funded by governments and/or corporate foundations).



corporationsarepeople:

ucantprayawaythegay:

descentintotyranny:

Over 1,000 Protest in Ferguson, Call for Highway Shutdown Monday

Ya’ll they so badly are hoping we forget. That this will lose steam..

It’s worth putting this in context.

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