1. jobhaver:

    some nerd: communism will never work because human nature

    me: image

    (via ceborgia)

     
  2. er-c:

    teacakes:

    nativeamericannews:

    Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

    On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
    The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

    THIS IS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE

    to navajos cutting your hair is losing your knowledge..this is some boarding school shit

    (Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com, via barricorn)

     
  3. rawr0609:

    suklaapupuakachocolatebunny:

    washed—up:

    queertodaygonetomorrow:

    atane:

    wristxrocket:

    dear-drifter:

    lilightfoot:

    Remember.

    his life was totally in danger.

    ^^^^

    True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

    I weep for humanity

    I’m seeing a trend of officers who are rewarded with thousands of dollars for brutally attacking innocents

    (Source: kropotkindersurprise, via corporationsarepeople)

     

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  5. sarahtopz:

    ethiopienne:

    b-case:

    "the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.”

     - audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”

    free PDF here.

    Holy shit this is dope! This book is out of print and expensive.  So glad to see it online for free!

     

  6. On July 18, two functionaries in the western state of Yaracuy received calls on their cell phones, supposedly from a government minister, asking them to go to a local hardware store that they had recently sanctioned for price gouging. They complied. It was a set up. When the two men, Johnny Moreno and Hernan Marín Pérez, arrived at the hardware store, they were escorted to the Bolivarian Intelligence Agency (SEBIN), under the guise of filing a report. When they arrived at SEBIN, the two men were informed that they were being detained. There was no proof of any misdemeanor. Moreno was placed under house arrest because he is paraplegic, and Marín was put into solitary confinement. Moreno and Marín were targeted because of their role on the frontlines of the economic war in Venezuela.

    Johnny Moreno has been a long time activist in the Caracas parish of El Valle. I came to know him when I stayed with him and his wife Yajaira for long periods while carrying out research for my book on urban social movements in Venezuela, Who Can Stop the Drums? As I describe in my book, Moreno worked for many years in community-based organizations defending the rights of people with disabilities. 

     

  7. arsvallis:

    *white people seeing militarized police, torture, mass surveillance, voter suppression*: Remember when this country ran on principles of freedom and democracy?

    image

    (via boomsticks-and-firewater)

     

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  10. Folks should definitely message me tho

     

  11. Anonymous said: Whales > feminism, marx and sociology. All those things are designed to make stupid weak people feel less stupid and weak. Whales just eat plankton, and make the ocean a better place.

    proletarianprincess:

    sounds like we got a whale fucker over here

     

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  13. proletarian:

    This is so glorious

    (Source: tranxious, via jethroq)

     
  14. student-for-an-anarchist-society:

    ragemovement:

    wristxrocket:

    dear-drifter:

    lilightfoot:

    Remember.

    his life was totally in danger.

    ^^^^

    Wow look at all them “good” cops watching and defending him

    All cops are bastards, there are no good cops, look at all of them defending his ass.

    (Source: kropotkindersurprise, via comradechrisman)

     
  15. rosaluxmemeburg:

    (Image Source: A Companion to Marx’s Capital, David Harvey)

    The commodity (an “external object … which through its qualities satisfies human needs of whatever kind” (Capital vol.1, p125, Penguin Edition) is the foundation by which capitalism should be understood, as capitalism is on the most basic level based around generalised commodity production, whereby “the wealth of societies … appears as an ‘immense collection of commodities’” (Capital, vol.1, p125).

    The commodityhas a dual-character: it is made up of both use-value and exchange-value. The use-value of commodities is heterogenous, meaning that they are differentiated from one another - for example, the use-value of a broom is different to the use-value of a shirt, etc. The exchange-value of commodities is homogenous by the fact that the exchange-value of a broom can be directly related to the exchange-value of a shirt (ie, the two can be exchanged on a quantitative level - ie x brooms = y books). The use-value is therefore a qualitative value whereas the exchange-value is a quantitative value.

    These two forms of value can be understood in a unity as value. This value is determined by the level of socially-necessary labour time involved in the production of the commodity. This value is what gives exchange-value its homogeneity, and is recognised through the virtue of the commodity’s being of a use-value to someone (ie somebody needs or desires the commodity - if the commodity is not wanted or desired, it has no use value and thus cannot realise its exchange value).

    Value, as socially-necessary labour time, also has a dual-character, then. Labour consists of both concrete labour and abstract labour. Concrete labour is, in the same way as use-value, heterogenous and qualitative through the fact that it involves differentiated products, commodities, techniques, materials, etc. Abstract labour is, instead, in the same way as exchange value, homogenous and quantitative. It produces value not by virtue of what or how it produces, but by virtue of simply being an expenditure of human labour. Commodities are directly exchangeable as a result of their common attribute of containing human labour in the abstract.

    Abstract and concrete labour come together at the moment of exchange. Exchange being the way in which value can be expressed.

    Through the act of exchange, value is expressed in both the relative form of value and the equivalent form of value. In exchange, one commodity will always represent the relative form while another the equivalent. One commodity always expresses its value in another commodity - this commodity’s value is represented as the relative form of value, whereas the second commodity (in which the first is being represented) acts as the equivalent of the first, and so is the equivalent form.

    In the development of commodity exchange, a particular commodity comes to be expressed as a universal equivalent - that is, a commodity in which the value of all other commodities can be expressed as relative to it. This universal equivalent (generally gold or other precious metals) is known as the money commodity.

    (via rosaluxmemeburg)