Demand Jail Time for Heat Death of 17-Year-Old... →
stfuconservatives: eddyizm: Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez was 17 years old. She was engaged and pregnant. Now she’s dead, and the people responsible are about to walk away without a minute of jail time. Maria Isabel was a farmworker employed by Merced Farm Labor –– a company that was fined in 2006 for not having a written heat-stress prevention plan to protect its workers. They never did write...
"Anonymous" Open Letter To Koch Brothers
liberalsarecool: “Hello, Anonymous calling for the enemies of democracy. Are the Koch Brothers in?” This warms my Trotskyite heart: After posting the following “open letter” to Koch Industries, effectively putting them on notice and asking the American and European population to stop buying their products, the politically motivated hackers of “Anonymous” have already begun to make good...
We very much regret that you were detained.– Philip H. Lynch, chief of the civil division in the U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle, in a letter to an Army veteran (and American citizen) who was detained for more than seven months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on suspicions that he was an illegal immigrant. ICE has agreed to pay...
Poppycock: ANOTHER IMPORTANT W4C POST: KNOW YOUR... →
pigisapig: IF YOU ARE STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING Stay calm. Don’t run. Don’t argue, resist or obstruct the police, even if you are innocent or police are violating your rights. Keep your hands where police can see them. Ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away. If you are under arrest, you have a right to know why. You have the right to remain silent and...
WALK FOR CHOICERS, PLEASE READ
fleetfootedfox: pigisapig: SERIOUSLY, THIS IS IMPORTANT. Tomorrow is the big day. We’re all really excited, but something to remember: It’s going to be heated. In Los Angeles (my W4C city) over a thousand people will probably show up in support. While this is wonderful, usually where there are pro-choice protesters, there will be anti-choice ones as well. And this is incredibly important:...
Tomorrow is the Walk for Choice, and it will be... →
stfusexists: Please find a city near you and participate to the best of your ability. I know that MoveOn kind of screwed us by planning a labor solidarity rally at the last second for the same time, but I know that a lot of the walks will end before the rallies do. (The Philadelphia one leads people to the rally an hour before the rally’s end.) This is important. We need to be seen and heard...
Virginia legislature passes law shutting down 17...
garlandgrey: By insisting that any facility that performs 5 or more first trimester abortions a month be subject to the same structural requirements as hospitals. 17 clinics in one, fucking. day. 17 clinics. All part of the Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (T.R.A.P.) plan, to make abortions so impossible to get that they are de facto illegal for all but the richest Americans.
The Angry Hippies' Podcast Episode 53 - Current... →
Episode 53 – Current Events, US Spy Supplies Al Qaeda? In this new episode Rob is flying solo once more (even though I spoke to the contrary on the last episode) and opens looking at Bernie Sanders taking on budget nonsense, representation of the rich, election cycle politicians, selective representation, before covering some feedback from the last episode which touched on marijuana,...
Tell Congress: Don't Outlaw Skype →
pixyled: Tell Congress: Don’t Outlaw Skype Skype, BlackBerry, and other Internet communications services are under attack! The Obama administration and the FBI are pushing legislation that would ban online communications technologies like these unless their developers make it easy for the government to wiretap them. The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires telecom...
In the “flashback quote of the day” at Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, he...– Will Obama Find Those Shoes? | MyFDL
Rape victim 'inviting,' so no jail Judge rules... →
taniada: numol: *trigger warning* for rape and victim-blaming/rape apologism justjasper: timecodereading: A convicted rapist will not go to jail because a Manitoba judge says the victim sent signals that “sex was in the air” through her suggestive attire and flirtatious conduct on the night of the attack. How can a judge call a man who committed rape a “clumsy Don Juan”? What the...
No kidding around anymore. This is it. It's...
thehumorlessfeminist: walkforchoice: We need need need need need our tags to trend on Twitter on Saturday. I know that’s a lofty goal but I think we can do it. Please start tagging everything with #walk4choice & #feb26. Tweet “I’ll #walk4choice on #feb26 because…” & add your own touch. You can find us @walkforchoice. Each city’s Twitter is listed here. I’ll walk for choice on Feb....
STFU RACISTS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black... →
stfuracists: STFU RACISTS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver Something a little different for this edition… A favorite canard of white supremacists is that whites are superior for having given us so much, for having invented so much, for having “civilized” the world. Of course, one should not mistake “colonization” for bringing...
Even just at face value, stop and frisk is a civil liberties nightmare. But what...– The NYPD Stopped Enough Black Men Last Year to Populate Wyoming - Culture - GOOD - StumbleUpon (via bluntlyblue)
Dubious: Arizona House GOP Passes Bill to Ban... →
fuckyeahfeminists: This is rich! Arizona Republicans have introduced a bill that would ban abortions that were made on the basis of race or sex. How about banning employment discrimination due to gender or race? Oh wait, that would actually do something useful.
Libyan government is refusing to turn over bodies...
House GOP refuses Reid proposal to keep government... →
In rejecting Reid’s offer, Cantor is saying Republicans won’t sit down at the table with Democrats unless Democrats cave before negotiations begin. That’s an absurd position to take. And if Republicans don’t show some flexibility—and show it fast—come March 4 they will be responsible for shutting down the federal government.
*Trigger Warning* - The Gates of Hell Have Opened... →
janedoe225: I am watching Aljazeera Arabic, which is calling people in Tripoli on the telephone and asking them what is going on in the capital. The replies are poignant in their raw emotion, bordering on hysteria. The residents are alleging that the Qaddafi regime has scrambled fighter jets to strafe civilian crowds, has deployed heavy artillery against them, and has occupied the streets...
Dear Diary (2/21/11)
Dear Diary, This pain cuts deep, Bind it within Your pages keep. Hold it where I cannot see It’s haunting words Until I’m free. Once these words formed a wall, That I thought would keep me safe. But one wall begat another, Until this cold castle took shape. And there within its dungeons In relief, I smugly exhaled. Only to find moments later That these cold, dark walls had failed. For upon each...
Al Jazeera announces it is allowing any networks to broadcast its material due...– Al Jazeera Live Blog (via dancingonembers) You can’t stop the signal!
Middle East Protests - Tweets Mapped →
250 reported dead in just the past 24 hours. Air... →
The Angry Hippies' Podcast Episode 52 - Current... →
Episode 52 – Current Events, Legislative Victim Blaming In this new episode Rob is flying solo again with some extra ranty looks at the GOP’s latest war on women and choice, Rep. Gwen Moore, the murder of Brisenia and Raul Flores by white supremacists in Arizona, bailout recipients like McDonalds, vegansim, government agriculture subsidies, Texas Senate anti-choice measures, the rape charges...
The House also approved a plan to not pay the salaries of any federal employee...– USA Today. So usually I hate hyperbole but the first word that popped into my head upon reading that was “terrorism.” (via heyitsnorton) WHAT?? (via thecranium) I honestly believe half the shit the GOP is trying to pull is fucking terrorism. Striving to legalize murdering abortion providers—the...
The Cost of Conscience
It costs to have compassion these days. To care about something greater. If you play the game by fairer rules, You are looked on as a traitor. For this democratically run republic Proved to be just the guise they’d need, To build a capitalistic theocracy Where the people worship and are ruled by greed… Constructed just beneath the surface By elected tyrants and corporate kings, Until their...
How the GOP House Cut Spending Today:
inherhipstheresrevolutions: motherjones: A rundown of other amendments in the bill that House Republicans used to kill Planned Parenthood’s budget: Eliminated cancer screening and basic health services for millions of poor women. Prohibited EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. Cut financing for the Reagan-era US Institute of Peace. Chopped funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. ...
We talk about American like we’re all in this together. Let me give you some...– Sen Bernie Sanders (via 14kgoldnyc) Sen. Bernie Sanders, giving me more reason to love him. (via tenderstatue) Preach it, Bernie!