"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.
Giovanni’s Room to Reopen -
A new buyer has come forward for the country’s oldest LGBT bookstore, closed since mid-May.
zhiingwaakoons:“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)
(Source: ladylarkin, via provocatoria)
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.
(Source: spinhxara, via equalityandthecity)
I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them. — Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor
I fixed her email once, and it was glorious.
(Source: sociophilia, via sociolab)
The services today’s libraries provide are not “nice to have.” They are critical for communities nationwide. — Emily Sheketoff, “What libraries need from key U.S. technology program” (via libraryadvocates)
Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not. — Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK (via america-wakiewakie)
Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right
Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.
Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).
The bolded is hella important.
(Source: americanprogress.org, via azurelunatic)