But resistance is risky. A city inspection of 178 homes whose water was shut off last week found that 79 had restarted their supplies, triggering $21,750 in fines on top of what the residents already owed. Of 414 shut-off homes checked in June, 205 were found…
David Harvey, Seventeen contradictions and the End of Capitalism: Uneven Geographical Developments and the Production of Space. p154
you ever notice a lot of stuff is considered poor and gross unless its upper middle class (white) people doing it
food trucks in the 90s were the realm of taco trucks and fairground food and were always considered unhygienic and nasty until all these rich city kids started…
I like a cool tiny house as much as the next person, but if you can’t see that it’s a way of making trailers “acceptable” for white people/the middle class, I don’t know what world you’re living in.
"don’t support nestle!" shouts the liberal on the computer made from parts manufactured at foxconn
consumer activism is a lie, see you in hell or in communism
lmao try boycotting a brand in monopoly capitalism
It’s difficult to get away from brand names. Actually, it’s difficult to get away from capitalism in general.
And it doesn’t serve us to prioritize doing so as individuals over other forms of activism, or more importantly: organizing as oppressed and exploited peoples
I tried to boycott Unilever once. It was a giant pain in my ass, and I probably was not even successful.
“The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.”
That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me.
"Transforming the Multicultural Education for Teachers" (x)
One of those days when everything posted on Facebook makes me want to drop out of the human race. Like, even the things that I agree with and think are important are so depressing, not to mention the amount of weird-ass crap I’ve seen about Israel/Palestine.
Can everything stop sucking so hard?
If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.
Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite
This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.
Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor
I fixed her email once, and it was glorious.
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