September162014

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10AM
September142014
drziggystardust:

lilightfoot:

Colonisation of the poor. Photo, early 70’s.

Painfully relevant 30 years later. 

drziggystardust:

lilightfoot:

Colonisation of the poor. Photo, early 70’s.

Painfully relevant 30 years later. 

(via remuslumpen)

September82014
10AM
August182014
“‎Poverty is not fate, it is a condition; it is not a misfortune, it is an injustice. It is the result of social structures and mental and cultural categories, it is linked to the way in which society has been built, in its various manifestations.” Gustavo Gutiérrez (via mashkwi)

(Source: mikeqj, via lifting-of-the-veil)

August132014
thepoliticalnotebook:

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.
The prime minister of the Central African Republic and his cabinet have resigned.
Clashes in CAR are threatening last month’s ceasefire deal.
Libya’s congress has called for a UN-backed ceasefire.
Egypt signed a $3m per year lobbying contract to help keep the US-Egypt relationship on good footing.
Fighting along the border between Sudan and South Sudan is threatening to merge two conflicts.
Human Rights Watch says that atrocities in South Sudan amount to war crimes.
In photos: Gaza after the bombardment.
In Israel, to be anti-war is to be ostracized/vilified/threatened…
The cease-fire in Gaza has ended and not been renewed. Rockets were launched from Gaza and Israel has resumed airstrikes. Talks are not progressing in Cairo.
Atef Abu Saif’s eight day war diary from Gaza shows the minutiae of life under the shelling.
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into evidence that Israel is actively targeting health care workers.
Foreign Policy reports that European powers have drawn up a plan for a UN mission to oversee the end of the blockade on Gaza and the destruction of Hamas’ tunnel system.
A horrifying dispatch from the scene of a barrel bombing in Aleppo.
The Syrian civil war continues to threaten Lebanon.
ISIS stormed one of the Syrian government’s last bases in Raqqa.
President Obama has authorized limited airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.
ISIS has trapped 50,000 Yazidis in the mountains of northwestern Iraq, creating a terrible humanitarian crisis. Who are the Yazidis?
Bahrain convicted nine opposition activists of “public security charges,” stripping them of citizenship.
Major General Harold Greene was killed in a green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan this week — the first US general officer to be killed in either the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The US system of tracking weapons shipments to Afghanistan is faulty — failing to the extent that it isn’t known how many weapons are missing.
An Indian soldier who accidentally crossed the border has been detained by Pakistan.
RFE/RL explains the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
A female journalist has written a blunt and damning essay about her recent rape in Ukraine by a “Very Respected Journalist.”
"Has Russia invaded us yet?" — the slow invasion of Ukraine.
Russia bans food imports from the US and EU.
Edward Snowden has been given permission to stay in Russia for at least another three years.
Former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili is being prosecuted for human rights violations and abuse of power, but his allies (like Sen. John McCain) are standing by their man.
Two Khmer Rouge leaders have been sentenced to life in prison by the UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia.
The New York Times will now use the word “torture” to describe… well, torture.
Troop charity Move America Forward is outed by ProPublica for its fundraising fakery and funneling proceeds into PACs and political consulting firms.
Photo: Shejaiya neighborhood, Gaza City. A man enters his shattered home on a mostly destroyed street. August 7. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty
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Photo: Shejaiya neighborhood, Gaza City. A man enters his shattered home on a mostly destroyed street. August 7. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty

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August112014
thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

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4PM
christianexecration:

Every capitalist ever

christianexecration:

Every capitalist ever

(Source: libertarian-individualism, via proletarianinstinct)

12PM
sounds about right

sounds about right

(Source: anti-propaganda)

July312014
yup

yup

(Source: wholeswerepunctured, via thinksquad)

7AM

(Source: kurinth, via thinksquad)

July262014
  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
8AM
beautifullsoulls:

Can I Travel EveryWhere Now?

beautifullsoulls:

Can I Travel EveryWhere Now?

(Source: theflyswatter, via your-pride-and-joy)

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