learn2anarchy:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police brutality in Ferguson costs taxpayers millions.

The U.S. government would rather spend six million dollars, terrorize civilians, assassinate the character or a murdered teenager and destroy a small city than hold one cop accountable. Time to pick a side.

throwherinthewater:

Huey (Agnes Varda, 1968)

Watch in full here.

camxvx:

Petrograd, 1919
“DEATH TO THE BOURGEOISIE AND ITS ALLIES LONG LIVE RED TERROR!!”

camxvx:

Petrograd, 1919

DEATH TO THE BOURGEOISIE AND ITS ALLIES

LONG LIVE RED TERROR!!”

"The primary causes of poverty lie not in individual behavior at all, but in specific social and historical structures, in forces outside any single person’s control. If you haven’t lived it or even seen it firsthand, there’s almost no way to imagine it. Living in the ghetto, one faces problems with public housing, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the drug trade, negligent landlords, criminals, illness, guns, isolation, hunger, ethnic antagonisms, racism, and other obviously negative forces. Even forces that might seem positive in other circumstances- the law, the media, government, neighbors, police- can, in the ghetto context, make life miserable for the poor. And one has to contend will all of these forces- any one of which might be overwhelming- all at once, without a break. Turn to deal with one problem, and three attack you from behind. Experience a little unexpected bad luck, and you find yourself instantly drowning. The cumulative effect of the ‘surround’ is more than the sum of any of these individual forces. There is simply no space to breathe.

American society has generally tried to confine private charity and governmental assistance to the ‘deserving’, while insisting that the ‘undeserving poor’ improve their character as a condition for receiving relief. Like many people in our individualistic culture, the poor ultimately blame themselves for their lack of success, and can easily lose whatever self-confidence they have been able to muster. What little public assistance exists is often administered in ways that make it difficult to move back into the world of self-sufficiency, especially when self-sufficiency is defined as a series of exhausting jobs that don’t pay a living wage. The causes of ghetto poverty do not lie in the individual behavior of inner city African Americans, but lie primarily in forces outside their control. It is up to them to do what they humanly can; it is up to the rest of society to change existing programs and create new ones to allow everyone to enjoy a decent standard of living"

- Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen by David Hilfiker, M.D, xii & xv,  69, 58, & 128 (via twentyfirstcenturyvagabond)

compassionco:

ANIMAL LIBERATION  WORK AND LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY.

The amount of racist bile that was spewed in the comments on an article about the plight of slaughterhouse workers is something has had me feeling really disheartened with the animal rights movement. Though I know most of the folks that actually work to help animals (read: the people I’ve met that are actually volunteering and getting out there to spread the message, not just Facebook warriors) do get it, I think a lot of people would benefit a great deal from spending 30 minutes watching this video about Animal Liberation Work and Latin American Solidarity. Vegan or not, this is an important video to watch if you care about human rights.

(Source: omgbuglen)

maghrabiyya:

thelittlebosnian:

momo33me:

Tuesday August 26th, the Belgian feminist activist group Lilith’S took Liège airport by storm to condemn the airport authorities’ role in supplying arms to Israel. Under a banner bearing the slogan “HOW MANY TONS OF WEAPONS FOR SO MANY LITERS OF BLOOD ? “, the activists spilled a hundred liters of fake blood, creating a red pool to symbolize the slaughter committed by Israel in Palestine.

this is so awesome that I can’t even begin to comprehend. Applause for them. 

cool

loveisrespect:

At the Hotline and loveisrespect, we know that domestic violence and dating abuse can affect anyone—including men. Although they make up a smaller percentage of our callers and chatters, there are many more men who do not report or seek help for their abuse, for a variety of reasons: 
Men are often socialized not to express their feelings or see themselves as victims.
Pervading beliefs or stereotypes about men being abusers, women being victims.
The abuse of men is often treated as less serious, or a “joke.”
Many believe there are no resources or support available for male victims.
No matter what your situation is, the Hotline and loveisrespect are here to help, confidentially and without judgment. Please give us a call or chat with us anytime. Click here for more info about resources and info specifically for men and boys.

loveisrespect:

At the Hotline and loveisrespect, we know that domestic violence and dating abuse can affect anyone—including men. Although they make up a smaller percentage of our callers and chatters, there are many more men who do not report or seek help for their abuse, for a variety of reasons: 

  • Men are often socialized not to express their feelings or see themselves as victims.
  • Pervading beliefs or stereotypes about men being abusers, women being victims.
  • The abuse of men is often treated as less serious, or a “joke.”
  • Many believe there are no resources or support available for male victims.

No matter what your situation is, the Hotline and loveisrespect are here to help, confidentially and without judgment. Please give us a call or chat with us anytime. Click here for more info about resources and info specifically for men and boys.

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

"Patrick Gillham has recently tracked this shift in protest policing, one driven by a dialectic of policing and resistance that has led to strategic and tactical innovation on both sides. During the 1960s, the policing of protest movements was rooted in a strategy of “escalated force,” which was characterized by “mass and unprovoked arrests and the overwhelming and indiscriminate use of force.” The public scrutiny generated by this excessive use of force gave rise in the 1980s to a new strategy of “negotiated management,” in which police collaborated with the leaders of “professionalized social movement organizations” to regulate highly choreographed demonstrations and the often scripted arrests they involved. Radical organizers soon slipped the yoke of such routinized protest, however, putting forth ambitious demands that exceeded negotiation, pioneering new and more flexible tactics, and refusing to be straitjacketed by either the police or their own ‘leaders.’ Negotiated management simply could not keep up."

- Counterinsurgency and the Occupy Movement (via ninjabikeslut)
Combat #2 is now available on TALON. 

thepalestineyoudontknow:

Caricatures by Naji AlAli : those from books I have called ” Naji AlAli 1 and 2 : the spokesman of the poor and the cause “ 

Honoring his memory : Like this day in 1987 he died , he was assassinated.   

About Naji AlAli :

Naji Al-Ali grew up to become perhaps the most popular cartoonist in the Arab world. With brutal honesty, Naji Al-Ali analyzed the relationships between the governments of the United States, Israel and the Arab regimes and the ramifications for the Palestinians. Time Magazine described him saying, “This man draws with human bones.” The Asahi Newspaper, in Japan, once wrote, “Naji Al-Ali draws using phosphoric acid.”

Naji Al-Ali was well loved for his work but was also well hated, as illustrated by the many death threats he and his family received. On July 22, 1987, in London, Naji Al-Ali was assassinated as he walked towards the offices of Al-Qabas newspaper. He died in the hospital on August 29th. His murderer has never been apprehended.

Who is Handala?

Naji Al-Ali wrote: “The child Handala is my signature, everyone asks me about him wherever I go. I gave birth to this child in the Gulf and I presented him to the people. His name is Handala and he has promised the people that he will remain true to himself. I drew him as a child who is not beautiful; his hair is like the hair of a hedgehog who uses his thorns as a weapon. Handala is not a fat, happy, relaxed, or pampered child. He is barefooted like the refugee camp children, and he is an icon that protects me from making mistakes. Even though he is rough, he smells of amber. His hands are clasped behind his back as a sign of rejection at a time when solutions are presented to us the American way.”

Handala was born ten years old, and he will always be ten years old. At that age, I left my homeland, and when he returns, Handala will still be ten, and then he will start growing up. The laws of nature do not apply to him. He is unique. Things will become normal again when the homeland returns.

anarchadelphia:

Intro to Security Culture: A Workshop, and Fundraiser for Arrested ProtestersCome learn about security for radicals and activists, while supporting arrested protesters cover their legal expenses.Security culture is a set of customs and practices that a group of people who may be targets of political repression share to minimize risks and avoid paranoia. This workshop will include a short presentation as well as a Q&A/discussion segment.Pay What You Can//No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds(Money raised at this event will go toward the legal expenses of those arrested at last Saturday’s protest)Sunday August 31st4pm to 7pmA-Space 4722 Baltimore Av

anarchadelphia:

Intro to Security Culture: A Workshop, and Fundraiser for Arrested Protesters

Come learn about security for radicals and activists, while supporting arrested protesters cover their legal expenses.

Security culture is a set of customs and practices that a group of people who may be targets of political repression share to minimize risks and avoid paranoia. This workshop will include a short presentation as well as a Q&A/discussion segment.

Pay What You Can//No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds
(Money raised at this event will go toward the legal expenses of those arrested at last Saturday’s protest)

Sunday August 31st
4pm to 7pm
A-Space 4722 Baltimore Av

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