I'm fighting things I cannot see

Jul 27

http://inkdefense.tumblr.com/post/93033698730/jojomirabelle-kelsium-but-resistance-is -

jojomirabelle:

kelsium:

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…

“Since capital is always doing well somewhere, the illusion arises that all will be well everywhere if we only readjust the form of capital to that predominant in Japan and West Germany (the 1980s), the United States (the 1990s) or China (after 2000). Capital never has to address its systemic failings because it moves them around geographically.” —

David Harvey, Seventeen contradictions and the End of Capitalism: Uneven Geographical Developments and the Production of Space. p154

Emphasis mine.

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Jul 25

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usbdongle:

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.

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Jul 24

asubtlergin:

girlisariot:

marxvx:

assdownloader:

"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

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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.

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Giovanni’s Room to Reopen -

(Source: lettersfromtitan)

sikssaapo-p:

zhiingwaakoons:

“The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.”

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

"Transforming the Multicultural Education for Teachers" (x)

(Source: ladylarkin, via provocatoria)

Jul 23

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?

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

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.

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

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)

Jul 22

“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)

Jul 21

“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)

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