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lesbiancommunist:

how do rich people live with themselves. how in the WORLD can you feel okay with having that much money while poor people are left without stuff as important as healthcare, homes and even food. i will kill you


withoutadjectives:

Major Study Finds The US Is An OligarchyThe US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4#ixzz2z4e16ahs

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withoutadjectives:

Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4#ixzz2z4e16ahs

in other news, scientists have discovered that water is wet


Disliking hip-hop doesn’t make you a racist any more than liking hip-hop makes you not a racist, and I’m sure there are plenty of Stormfront enthusiasts with Rick Ross in their iTunes. If you don’t like Jay-Z because you just don’t like the way he sounds, or you’re sick of his cloying ubiquity, or you wish he’d talk about something other than where he’s from for five seconds—hey, I’m not mad, I don’t like Bruce Springsteen for the same reasons. But if you don’t like rap music—a genre that contains multitudes—because of a self-satisfied moralism, or because you’re scared of it, or because you wish those people would stop talking about their problems and get out of your television and radio and kids’ bedrooms: well.

And I’m not just talking about the American right, I’m talking about all the well-meaning white folks who’ve told me how they want to like Lil Wayne but lo, the misogyny, the violence, the drugs. But, but, I’ll say: Bob Dylan aced misogyny; the Rolling Stones sang about violence; the Velvet Underground knew their way around some drugs. Yeeeah, but it’s different, they’ll say, elongating that “yeah” with conspiratorial inflection: you know what I mean. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.

Rap music doesn’t get unarmed kids shot to death, “it’s different” does. “It’s different” infuses “these assholes always get away” and gives solace to people who hear that sound bite and nod their empty heads in agreement. “It’s different” is the same logic that suggests a teenager’s skin color combined with the music he listened to means he had it coming, and it’s the same logic that lets a bunch of people feign outrage over a teenager’s use of the n-word to describe himself when they’re really just outraged that he beat them to the punch.

“It’s different” makes me shake with anger because it turns music into a dog-whistle to justify the murder of a kid who doesn’t seem all that “different” from me was when I was his age, not that different at all. I liked Skittles and hoodies and weed, too. And yeah, I’m white and never worried about getting shot for any of it, which is only the most loathsome excuse for not identifying with someone that I can possibly think of.

— Jack Hamilton, “America Is Dying Slowly: Talking About Hip-Hop After Trayvon Martin" (Good)

(Source: thediscography)


fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Minneapolis: Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Call to Protest Condoleezza Rice




Thursday, April 17 - 4:30pm 




Northrop Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. In her roles within the Bush Administration, Condoleezza committed well-documented crimes against humanity, including: 
An Illegal Invasion of Iraq
War & occupation in Iraq, causing the death of thousands of civilians
Supporting torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo Bay
Declaring the US exempt from the Geneva Conventions
By providing Condoleezza Rice a forum, the U is endorsing her support and approval of unilateral preemptive war, and the global degradation of human rights. Condoleezza Rice’s presence will not go unchallenged. Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time 4:30pmEndorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN),Amnesty International UMN, Whose Diversity? - Minnesota , AFSCME 3800 - UMN clerical staff union, Anti-War Committee, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) ,Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition , National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Workers International League (WIL), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Welfare Rights Committee, Socialist Alternative, Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS), Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) Green Party of Minnesota Freedom Road Socialist Organization
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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Minneapolis: Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Call to Protest Condoleezza Rice

Thursday, April 17 - 4:30pm 

Northrop Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

In her roles within the Bush Administration, Condoleezza committed well-documented crimes against humanity, including: 

  • An Illegal Invasion of Iraq
  • War & occupation in Iraq, causing the death of thousands of civilians
  • Supporting torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo Bay
  • Declaring the US exempt from the Geneva Conventions

By providing Condoleezza Rice a forum, the U is endorsing her support and approval of unilateral preemptive war, and the global degradation of human rights. 

Condoleezza Rice’s presence will not go unchallenged. 

Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time 4:30pm

Endorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN),Amnesty International UMN, Whose Diversity? - Minnesota , AFSCME 3800 - UMN clerical staff union, Anti-War CommitteeVeterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) ,Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition , National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Workers International League (WIL), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Welfare Rights Committee, Socialist Alternative, Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS)Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) Green Party of Minnesota Freedom Road Socialist Organization


TESTIMONY OF ABBIE HOFFMAN

  • MR. WEINGLASS:Will you please identify yourself for the record?
  • THE WITNESS:My name is Abbie. I am an orphan of America.
  • MR. SCHULTZ:Your Honor, may the record show it is the defendant Hoffman who has taken the stand?
  • THE COURT:Oh, yes. It may so indicate. . . .
  • MR. WEINGLASS:Where do you reside?
  • THE WITNESS:I live in Woodstock Nation.
  • MR. WEINGLASS:Will you tell the Court and jury where it is?
  • THE WITNESS:Yes. It is a nation of alienated young people. We carry it around with us as a state of mind in the same way as the Sioux Indians carried the Sioux nation around with them. It is a nation dedicated to cooperation versus competition, to the idea that people should have better means of exchange than property or money, that there should be some other basis for human interaction. It is a nation dedicated to--
  • THE COURT:Just where it is, that is all.
  • THE WITNESS:It is in my mind and in the minds of my brothers and sisters. It does not consist of property or material but, rather, of ideas and certain values. We believe in a society--
  • THE COURT:No, we want the place of residence, if he has one, place of doing business, if you have a business. Nothing about philosophy or India, sir. Just where you live, if you have a place to live. Now you said Woodstock. In what state is Woodstock?
  • THE WITNESS:It is in the state of mind, in the mind of myself and my brothers and sisters. It is a conspiracy. Presently, the nation is held captive, in the penitentiaries of the institutions of a decaying system.