Never thought id have to wait for a bus for more than 20 mins just for 3 stops just so i can avoid my #1 pet peeve: wet shoes and socks.
never thought id have to wait more than 20 mins for a bus during rush hour.never thought id have to wait more than 20 mins for a bus.
someone just recently moved out my building (most likely due to gentrification) at 2800 University Avenue, in the Bronx’. it’s a 1-bedroom apt. on the 1st floor going for the insane non-affordable gentrifying price of $1100, if anyones interested …
so i’m filling out a W4 form for a new job, and i need some help! cuz i can never figure these things out written in legalese and ive always been fucked over. i’ve gotten some responses from folks but i wana see where other ppl are at.
Q: what do you put so that you get the most $ and they take out the least taxes?
Q: what do you put so you get taxed later rather than now (and vise versa)?
Q: what is the usual rule of thumb for these things?!
… There is not, and there has not been in the world, such a terrorizing and vile violation of human rights of an entire people than the blockade that the US government has been leading against Cuba for 55 years,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno told reporters.
The United Nations has passed the resolution [to end the embargo] for 22 straight years with overwhelming support. Last year the vote was 188 to 2, with only the United States and Israel voting against the resolution.
Every time we have a sensationalized injustice, we get mad, we protest, we wait on justice, and eventually we go back to sleep. Why does this happen? It happens because we are mobilized but not organized.History can’t be repeated, but errors can be. We have continued to make the error of mobilizing around issues, and not organizing against the system. In order to be productive in a liberation struggle the difference between mobilization and organization must be understood. Mobilization is temporary, while organization is constant. Organization is proactive, calculated, and uncompromising. Mobilization is reactionary, compromising, and often non-specifically center around action.
However trendy consciousness and mobilization will not get us the liberation and power we so desperately seek. Power only comes from the organized masses. We have seen time and time again how unsuccessful mobilization alone is when it comes to improving our condition. Mobilization at its best leads to reform, and reform is not going to solve our problems.Audre Lorde told us that the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. The only way oppressed people will achieve liberation in this land is through revolution. Revolution takes organization, without organization it’s just a mobilized unproductive reaction that is bound to fail.
In order to be truly productive towards the liberation of our people, one MUST be organized. True power comes from a people who are conscious, organized, armed, and uncompromising. Anyone who truly wants to get involved needs to join an organization that is working for the people with whom they share similar ideologies and strategies. If no such organization exists, then that person should take action and create one.
“The only way oppressed people will achieve liberation in this land is through revolution.”
excellent piece. on point 100%
flyin thru the night #what #personal
Never forget Salvador Allende taken out by a U.S. funded coup in 1973. #VivaAllende! #VivaChile!
Barack Obama doesn’t care about Black people. #housenegroplease
panel at the #Schomburg Center on #AmericanPolicing : War on Black Bodies about #racism # capitalism @blklivesmatter #Ferguson #MikeBrown . shoutouts to Claudia De La Cruz @1claud9 !! strong woman and unborn baby warriors!
if loc-version me and @suaveblak_06 had kids this would be the result
The three officers are: Lt. Ray Albers, who threatened and pointed an assault rifle at protesters; Dan Page, an officer caught on camera pushing a CNN correspondent before a video surfaced of him ranting about the Supreme Court and Muslims; and Matthew Pappert, an officer fired after making what his chief called “very … inappropriate” Facebook comments about the protests in Ferguson.
In the video, Albers can be seen walking around with his assault rifle raised, then pointing it in the direction of protesters."I’m going to f—-ing kill you," he says. “Get back. Get back.” When the officer was asked for his name, he responded: "Go f—- yourself."
Page was caught on camera pushing CNN’s Don Lemon. He also refers on the video to Barack Obama as “that illegal alien who claims to be our President.”Pappert was fired after making what his chief called “very … inappropriate” Facebook comments, according to a city official. "These protesters should be put down like a rabid dog the first night."
Ferguson isn’t the first time a local police force has turned an American city into something resembling a war zone in the name of civilian crowd control.
In 1999, during the “Battle of Seattle” protests against the World Trade Organization, national headlines were accompanied by images like what we’re seeing out of Ferguson today: protesters being tear gassed and beaten by men in uniform. Norm Stamper, the Seattle chief of police at the time, was forced to resign in the wake of that debacle after ordering a brutal crackdown on WTO protesters in 1999.
Stamper on police racism:
"Let’s assume for the moment that you’re white, you’ve grown up in an all or predominantly white community, you’ve had little interaction with African-Americans, and you are now a police officer. And you’ve been told either in the academy or upon graduation from the academy, sea story after sea story of tales from the streets. You’ve heard about dangerous people. You’ve heard about individuals who have threatened or attacked police officers, pulled a gun on a police officer.
Almost always, in police departments that are not thoughtful, those stories are situated in the black community. So what’s happening at a very subtle level—you don’t have to even express a racist point of view, you’re just simply telling a story from your point of view, as factually as you’re inclined to relate it. But what you’re doing, the meta-communication of all of that is: If you’re going to get hurt as a cop, it’s going to be at the hands of a black person. It’s going to be a male.”
So that if, for example, I’m scared of young black men that I meet on my beat, but with fear being a socially unacceptable emotion in police work, I can’t really express it, then I’m going to sublimate the fear, and I’m going to compensate in my behavior. In other words, because I’m scared, I’m going to act tough. I’m going to become the bully. Officers don’t say that, not even to themselves, but it is in fact, I’m convinced, what happens when fear is operating among white cops in black neighborhoods.
The Pentagon’s 1033 program, which allows the Defense Department to unload its excess military equipment onto local police forces, has quietly overflowed onto college campuses. According to documents obtained by the website Muckrock, more than 100 campus police forces have received military materials from the Pentagon. Schools that participate in the program range from liberal arts to community colleges to the entire University of Texas system.
A few weeks ago, activist and journalist Mariame Kaba asked on Twitter: “How can we build a movement to divest from police? Is there a way for us to do this? Can we go after local police budgets?”
One place to start is with those college campuses whose police forces receive 1033 and Homeland Security funding. The time is ripe for student journalists and activists to use the information furnished by Muckrock and to do their own digging to take on police divestment campaigns with the tenacity, political savvy, and exuberance that’s pushed universities nationwide to divest from fossil fuels, private prisons, and Israeli occupation.
Young people in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and the families who have lost sons and daughters at the hands of militant police are poised to illuminate these connections between education, state surveillance, and state violence in a uniquely powerful way.
students on all college campuses need to organize and demand the demilitarization, reduction, and student control of campus police!
Alejandra Leos, a transgender woman was shot to death just steps away from her home in Memphis, Tennessee. Her life was taken away on the very streets she loved…
The Gun Violence Survivor Foundation has graciously set up a donation fund for Alejandra; only 2.5% of the proceeds go to PayPal, but the rest is directly given to the Funeral Home to pay for the Leos’ family expenses. Please please boost this post, so that the Leos’ family doesn’t have to pay any more than they already have.