Will it always be this way?
I’m growing increasingly hopeless. Watching the performance from Les Miserables last night, it really ground into me that the rich always have and always will find ways to not only make more money that the “have nots” but they also design the system of government, taxation, banking, housing, food supply, etc, etc to keep people apathetic and hopeless. I want to fight. I yearn...
Black Girl Dangerous: Transgender Day of... →
blackgirldangerous: November 20, 2012 by Mia McKenzie On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am taking a lot of time to think about my trans sisters and brothers who have lost their lives in the struggle to be seen, to be valued, to be free. As a cis woman who was born into a body I feel at home in, I do not…
On Resistance: 90.7fm On Resistance Radio... →
onresistance: The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - CAMUS explore radio with a distinct new culture The first twenty minutes we’ll be introducing the ORRC and why we resist, followed by a twenty minute ‘stacked’…
Voter suppression tactics are stupid. Keep the playing field level and shut the hell up. Are you THAT insecure about you candidate that you need to cheat in order to win? How about you place a candidate that actually cares about people? Someone that has some interest in helping this nation, not just a talking head. The only thing that keeps me from completely attacking Romney is seeing that he...
RICHARD AOKI WAS A SNITCH? →
This entire situation confuses me. Why is this info coming out 3 years after his death? How will it affect what he has done for in the organizing community? Will those that revered him feel slighted? Does this mean the FBI was behind arming the Black Panthers? If so, does this mean the government was inciting violence through an organizer? Was Aoki playing both sides? Or, was he keeping the govt...
Nuns reject Vatican takeover but seek dialogue on... →
“Farrell spoke of how the sisters have historically been committed to serving the poor and marginalized as well as to pushing boundaries within the church. That sometimes led to suppression by the hierarchy, she said, but also to sainthood for many nuns, and to far reaching changes that have benefited Catholics as a whole.”
Corporate CEO Donates His $3 Million Bonus To... →
Awesome. I want to buy a Lenovo computer now…
What we do those who aren't like "us"
What is conformity and why is perceived as “good”? We all try to fit in with friends. We learn various clothing styles, make-up techniques, brand of shoes to purchase, etc by what we observe from our friends (nd magazines/ TV shows?). If we DONT do what our friends / coworkers are doing, what society deems acceptable, we risk being branded “a freak” or...
Senate Republicans block Democrats' jobs bill →
The measure was stopped dead in its tracks when Senate Republicans blocked it from being debated. The bill also is opposed by some large U.S. business groups. It would have provided a 20 percent tax credit to companies that move production back to the United States. It also would end a tax break that companies can claim when closing a domestic plant, even if operations are moving abroad.
Banking Is a Criminal Industry Because Its Crimes... →
So, July 2012 really isn’t abnormal at all. The reason for this is very simple. Over the past two decades, the financial services industry has become a pervasively unethical and highly criminal industry, with massive fraud tolerated or even encouraged by senior management. But how did that happen? Well, deregulation helped, of course. But something else was far more important. It is the one...
Sarah Silverman's Indecent Proposal To Romney... →
Adelson, who has committed $100 million to defeat Barack Obama, may reconsider once he hears out Silverman’s indecent proposal: she’s offering to scissor him while wearing a bikini if he gives the $100 million to President Obama instead. Summing up her pitch, she says: Do you how many Republican billionaires are giving money to Romney? All of them. How many of them are getting...
The 13 Films You Must See at Outfest →
Wells Fargo to pay $175 million to settle lending... →
Violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act allegedly took place in at least 82 geographic markets across 36 states and the District of Columbia. “This resulted in more than 34,000 African American and Hispanic wholesale borrowers paying an increased rate for loans simply due to the color of their skin – including approximately 4,000 African-American and Hispanic...
In emotional ceremony, Argentinian president hands... →
Argentinean president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner celebrated passage of the world’s most progressive gender identity law by inviting a number of transgender leaders and personally handing them their new identity cards. The law was adopted by the Argentinean congress in May by a vote of 55-0 and became law last month after getting the president’s signature. It allows transgender...
Energy CEO is paid 44 million dollars for 20... →
Alfred Tollison Jr is a former board member of Progress Energy and he says, ‘In my opinion this is the most blatant example of corporate deceit that I have witnessed during a long career on Wall Street’,
For about a week I could feel my anxiety creeping in, rising, threatening to take over. I felt the signs, even relied on the pills a day here, a day there… But, I largely ignored it. I was aware that my breathing was off, as if someone was sitting on my chest. I could feel the tightness in my hips, causing pain in my knee and ankle. I know I need to reassert my dedication to myself, my...
Bulldogs Play Tetherball →
Transgender children in America encounter new... →
Im bummed I missed this on Dateline last night.
Ending Violence Against Women: Eve Ensler →
One in three women is raped or beaten on our planet. On a planet of 7 billion people, that’s one billion women who experience this savage violence. To respond to this crisis, Eve Ensler has launched a global campaign — The One Billion Rising Campaign — which seeks to mobilize one billion people to come together on 14 February 2013 to take a stand against these terrible acts...
"Professional Agitators" Speak out - NYC →
Earlier this week, we highlighted two Occupy activists for you, whom the NYPD has decided to label as professional agitators. Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye have been videotaping police performing stop and frisk searches and then posting those videos on YouTube. So now, the 30th precinct in New York has flyers up in their station with Christina and Matthew’s face on them, labeling the...
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Teen Protestor Holds Seventeen Mag Accountable →
Julia Bluhm musthave some great parents. This young person not only noticed how this magazine was affecting her and her friends, but had the forethought to start a campaign to get Seventeen Magazine to STOP photoshopping the bodies of their models to create an impossible image she was meant to attain. After gathering over 60, 000 signatures on her petition, “The magazine vows to continue...
A former executive at the Las Vegas Sands Corp., whose chairman is Republican...– Lawsuit Accuses GOP Donor Adelson of Pursuing “Prostitution Strategy” In His Hotels | Mother Jones (via gentleman-of-leisure)
Sheldon Adelstein Spending His Cash To Protect His... →
Who cares about the rest of the nation, right? This guys is spending over $60 MILLION dollars on this year’s presidential race alone (That we know of…) to ensure Romney is put into office. Don’t worry, Adelson will still have $25 BILLION in his pockets and a major influx of cash from businesses overseas that do not get taxed the way they should. WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN FAMILIES?? ...
Bernie Sanders Speaks About Income Inequality →
Bernie Sanders, Independent Senator from Vermont (Hopefully a future presidential candidate…) details income inequality and how the rich in this country are steering (buying) politics towards skewing the system to line their own pockets. 1% of the population holds 40% of the wealth in this country 60% of the population holds less than 2% The bottom 40% holds 3/10ths of ONE percent. ...
Why do we need Affordable Health Care Act? →
51 pound tumor removed from woman who refused to go to the doctor due to lack of insurance. I dont care if you disagree with so called Obamacare… Let’s work with what we have going and IF Romney gets into office, he can change it to “Fix” whatever he thinks is wrong. Why certain states are hellbent on doing NOTHING until the election shows how very little they care for...
Charting L.A.’s Fiscal Year 2011/12 Bike Lane... →
Im a huge bike nerd. I love riding my bike. I love the sense of community it brings. And, I love the complete autonomy, self-reliance and freedom a bicycle can bring to a person. Shoot, sometimes just looking at my bike makes me happy… I’m certain that has something to do with endorphins, though. HUGE thanks to the LACBC (Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition) for pushing through the...
How to Express Myself
I started this Tumblr because Im curious where the social media waves flows. I am not yet on Pinterest. I am on Twitter, recently new to Instagram, abandoned MySpace, I’ve never used LinkedIn for anything, I post on Google+ assuming no one will read it… yet have had a few “conversations” with strangers and Im still not quite sure if what Im doing is socially acceptable or...
Levels in Radiaoctive Fish Show from Japan 10... →
Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean: A Tale of Two... →
“Knowing people are gay is a path to acceptance. Studies show people are more likely to be at peace with homosexuality even if they only know them via parasocial relationships — the sort of one-sided relationships we have with celebrities. It becomes harder to hate gay people when you find them in your living room all the time via Modern Family or Will and Grace. So coming out remains...
Times they have changed... →
I want to read this book. →
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are...– Deepak Chopra