Violent victimization of Aboriginal women in the... →
opthunderbird: by Shannon Brennan Full article in PDF In Canada, numerous programs and policies have been developed to address violence against women (Johnson and Dawson 2010; Status of Women Canada 2002). Despite these efforts, previous studies have shown that violence against women in Canada continues to be a persistent and ongoing problem, one that is compounded for Aboriginal women...
While the poor, old and disabled are told to... →
£35.8bn will be spent on submarines, including seven Astute class attack submarines and a new fleet of Vanguard nuclear ballistic missile submarines. £18.5bn will be spent on aircraft, including US Joint Strike Fighters due to land on two large carriers being built for the navy, Typhoon jets, and unmanned drones. £17.4bn will be spent on ships, including the two Queen Elizabeth Class...
An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did...– Derrick Jensen, “Forget Shorter Showers,” Orion (July/August 2009). (via humulus)
amodernmanifesto: Phil Hearse – Socialist Resistance
You've never seen a capitalist →
You - and I - as members of the working class, have never met or even seen a member of the capitalist class. As a result, we have zero everyday experience with what their lives are like and we exaggerate the slight differences within our own class into specious separate classes. The average construction worker makes $44,000 per year. An average plumber makes $40,000 per year. An average...
Annual income of richest 100 people enough to end... →
warlikeparakeet88: “The $240 billion net income in 2012 of the richest 100 billionaires would be enough to make extreme poverty history four times over, according Oxfam’s report ‘The cost of inequality: how wealth and income extremes hurt us all.’ It is calling on world leaders to curb today’s income extremes and commit to reducing inequality to at least 1990 levels.”
warlikeparakeet88: The shooting of Keaton Otis from pdx97217 2 years ago Video shot by an eyewitness on her camera phone in Portland, Oregon on May 12, 2010
Map of Missing Sisters #OpThunderbird →
opthunderbird: Click map to go to map Report A Missing Sister
Immigration, jailbreaking, Israel strike in Syria,...
hermannview: “A dictated peace is followed by few blessings, least of all at home. A real national community cannot be based on it. Its first prerequisite is equal law. The government may protect itself against raw excesses of polemics; it may rigorously prevent incitements to acts of violence and acts of violence in and of themselves. This may happen, if it is done toward all sides evenly and...
Myth of the Liberal Media | The Propaganda Model... →
america-wakiewakie: In this interview renowned author Noam Chomsky addresses the idea of a “liberal” media.
Culture has lead us to betray our own aboriginal spirit and wholeness, into an...– John Zerzan (Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization)
Almost every marginalized group that cites...
darkjez: girljanitor: 1. Police assault a gay man. It is reported and framed as an “anti-gay” attack. White gay people say “look at the terrible violence we face!” He is a black man. 2. Feminists decry the horrific new developments in regard to the criminalization of pregnancy, i.e. people with uteri who are prosecuted and/or sent to prison for refusing a c-section, having a miscarriage or...
How The American University was Killed, in Five... →
america-wakiewakie: A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing is more important to the future of the United States and the world than the breadth and effectiveness of education, especially of higher...
The claim that a company like McDonald’s can’t afford to pay wages over the...– Maximum lies about the minimum wage | Socialist Worker | Samantha Valente (via america-wakiewakie)
Blacklist used by construction firms to disrupt... →
climateadaptation: Interesting read. thegreatlakelife: Industry found to have files on more than 200 activists, provided by security services or police – prompting calls for official inquiry. The Guardian
Officers with AR-15s will patrol Paragould,... →
clydammit: viomatic: Following a rise in violent crime in Paragould, an Arkansas town of around 26,000 residents, the mayor and police chief announced that starting this month police in SWAT gear carrying AK-15s would patrol the streets. “If you’re out walking, we’re going to stop you, ask why you’re out walking, and check for your ID,” police chief Todd Stovall told a December town hall...
mehreenkasana: State Department closes office working on shutting Guantanamo. Obama fans, where are you? Six years ago most of you were vocally against this. Today I don’t hear a word from your selectively-outraged lot.
"Careers Are Dead. Welcome To Your Low-Wage, Temp... →
518labor: “According to the Economic Policy Institute, almost 30% of American workers are expected to hold low-wage jobs – defined as earnings at or below the poverty line to support a family of four – in 2020. This number will remain virtually unchanged from 2010. Given that roughly 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed and those who do work are much more likely to hold...
At first people can be quite shocked by our brutish behaviour and the fact that...– Speaker for Camover, German anti-surveillance group, on the public destruction of CCTV cameras (via ninjabikeslut)
A left turn in Obama' second term? |... →
socialismartnature: The official start of Obama’s second term in office, and especially his address on the steps of the Capitol, brought an old myth back to the surface—that Barack Obama is really a progressive at heart, even a radical. Now that he doesn’t have to worry about re-election, goes the argument, Obama has nothing to lose, and so he’ll finally get to work on his real agenda. But...
Excellent article about the women who break the... →
class-struggle-anarchism: “I own my house but I am defaulting on the mortgage and the bank is threatening to repossess,” she said. “I have a teenage daughter but can’t even afford the voluntary contribution for her school. The last time we put oil into the tank was nearly two years ago. If my daughter is cold I have to tell her to put on another jumper. “I’m currently back in college and the...
Indigenous segment looks at violence against women... →
opthunderbird: If you look at the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Results, the studies and reports on indigenous Australians is comprehensive. From property damage, to drug abuse the information is comprehensive, as is the details on sexual assault and abuse against children. But there are few details about sexual assault against women. Yatungka Gordon is a Bundjalung and Gurang, Gurang...