you can't say things like that, sis. People will make pervy comments
Thursday, 18 July 2019

Fired Over Too Much Tupac? A Rap-Loving Bureaucrat From Iowa Says He Hopes Not

quote [ Keep ya head up, Jerry Foxhoven. ]

I love Tupac's new record
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 14 July 2019

We Are The Fire That Will Melt ICE – Rest in power, Will Van Spronsen [Olympia WA]

quote [ Early this morning around 4am our friend and comrade Will Van Spronsen was shot and killed by the Tacoma police. All we know about what lead up to this comes from the cops, who are notoriously corrupt and unreliable sources for such a narrative. The story that we do have is that Will attempted to set fire to several vehicles, outbuildings and a propane tank outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma which houses hundreds of immigrants awaiting hearings or deportations. He successfully set one vehicle on fire and then exchanged gunfire with Tacoma police officers who fatally shot him. He was pronounced dead on the scene. We find his actions inspiring. The vehicles outside the detention facility are used to forcibly remove people from their homes and deport them, often to situations where they will face severe danger or death. Those vehicles being destroyed is only a start of what is needed. We wish the fires Will set had freed all the inmates and razed the entire Northwest Detention Center to the ground. And we miss our friend and wish from the bottom of our hearts that his action had not ended in his death. ]

Manifesto in extended. Quite the read.

[SFW] [politics] [+6 Informative]
[by steele@7:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

'We Welcome Their Hatred': Sanders Unveils Anti-Endorsement List of Billionaire CEOs and Wall Street Bankers

quote [ Asking the American public to judge his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign by both its supporters and its powerful enemies, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled an "anti-endorsement" list consisting of prominent billionaires, Wall Street bankers, and corporate CEOs who have attacked his candidacy and policies. ]

Loving the energy. He's running a much less restrained campaign this time.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by steele@10:59pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Congress Schedules Hearing To Discuss Ending Marijuana Prohibition

quote [ A major congressional subcommittee will hold a hearing on marijuana policy next week, Marijuana Moment has learned. Though few details about the meeting are currently available, the House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee is expected to discuss various legislative proposals to allow states to set their own cannabis policies without fear of federal intervention. ]

I've been going back and forth on taking my doctor up on their offer to give me a medical referral for my chronic pain. I'm not real keen on putting myself into a grey area between states rights and federal law. I truly hope there is some real progress made in having this discussion.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by JWWargo@11:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Independence Day drunken History Podcast: party structure vs constitution

quote [ The American party system, how it?s evolved There is a fundamental conflict between the
Constitution. And the conflict between that and the party system that has arisen. ]

If you can get by some schlock and edge, it?s an interesting blurb in the US government party structure.

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:32amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 July 2019

3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

quote [ A world in which the American Revolution never happened would be better than the one we live in now, for three main reasons: Slavery would've been abolished earlier, American Indians would've faced rampant persecution but not the outright ethnic cleansing Andrew Jackson and other American leaders perpetrated, and America would have a parliamentary system of government that makes policymaking easier and lessens the risk of democratic collapse. ]

You, you, you oughta know.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Funsightful]
[by Ankylosaur@9:58pmGMT] [3 comments]

Trump administration attempt to indefinitely detain asylum seekers blocked by federal judge

quote [ Order issued by attorney general William Barr deemed unconstitutional ]

Hooray! Keep up the pressure, we can do this America!
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by ooo[......7@6:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Protesters shut down traffic in Boston over detention centers

quote [ More than 1,000 Jewish activists and others shut down traffic in the heart of Boston during rush hour Tuesday evening, chanting, singing, and drumming to protest immigrant detention in the city and across the country. ]

It's a Look For The Helpers kind of day.

Italian judge says German captain acted to protect human life: ruling - German sea captain picks up 41 African migrants stranded out at sea and blew through a Naval Blockade to get them to safety.

Protest gegen Neonazis: Bürger kaufen Biervorräte auf -It's in German, but the gist is that locals bought up all the beer from local supermarkets so that a neonazi event wouldn't have anything to drink.

thumbgirl by Eli Valley

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by steele@6:25pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

A calm, rational, attempt to lay some shit out.

quote [ I'd rather see uncomfortable truth than comfortable lies. ]

The situation is becoming dire. Please don't let history repeat itself again.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Sad]
[by ooo[......7@1:57amGMT] [11 comments]

Monday, 1 July 2019

36 Jewish protesters arrested at ICE detention center in New Jersey

quote [ The arrests Sunday afternoon followed a protest outside the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility organized by a group called Never Again Action. Hundreds of Jews, mostly young people, attended the protest. Many of Never Again Action?s leaders are also involved with IfNotNow, a millennial Jewish group that opposes Israel?s occupation of the West Bank. ]

Nice to see the group's GoFundMe is taking off. Hopefully this will allow them to expand their work.

The Jewish Worker on Twitter: "One of the arresting officers at yesterday's #NeverAgainAction can be seen sporting a Molon Labe tattoo, a prominent slogan of contemporary fascism"
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by steele@5:27pmGMT] [4 comments]

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