1. Seeing idepdance hall and the liberty bell. Cool history but I’m not looking forward to the overly gross sense of nationalism.

     
  2. 10:08

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    Reblogged from micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    Watch: John Oliver and some puppets sing about how broken America’s prison system is

    It’s easy to ignore conditions in the prison system. Once you’ve seen John Oliver’s tirade on the subject, though, it’s impossible not to care.

    What the government is doing to fix it

    (GIFs via sandandglass

    (Source: sandandglass)

     
  3. 23:53 22nd Jul 2014

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  4. 23:52

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  5. Fifty years ago, thousands of young people organized the Mississippi Summer Project, a historic attempt to register black voters in Mississippi, which, at the time, had the lowest black registration rate in the country. Some civil rights workers were killed. Hundreds were beaten. But Freedom Summer, as it’s now known, transformed the national narrative surrounding civil rights by ushering in a new wave of laws that would guarantee equality at the ballot box.

    Today, America is at another crossroads in civil rights. People of color represent two-thirds of our incarcerated population. Gun homicide is the leading cause of death among black teenagers. Schools are again re-segregating. Race is still a roadblock in America. We face a stalled Congress, unable to protect our founding values that we are all created equal. And we sit in the looming shadow of a Supreme Court, whose blind eye toward race is equally blind to our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as shown from recent decisions limiting contraception coverage, hurting public employee unions, rolling back voting rights, and increasing the influence of big money in politics.

    We, the millennial generation, cannot be “colorblind.” We must choose the path of change.
     
  6. 23:48

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    Reblogged from cartoonpolitics

    cartoonpolitics:

"We all lose when American workers are underpaid. It’s a myth that small businesses can’t pay a higher minimum wage, as proven already in the states that have raised theirs. When businesses don’t pay a living wage all society pays. We pay through poverty and needless disease, disability and death from inadequate health care. We pay as women struggle to put food on the table. We pay as businesses and communities suffer economic decline." .. (Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce)

    cartoonpolitics:

    "We all lose when American workers are underpaid. It’s a myth that small businesses can’t pay a higher minimum wage, as proven already in the states that have raised theirs. When businesses don’t pay a living wage all society pays. We pay through poverty and needless disease, disability and death from inadequate health care. We pay as women struggle to put food on the table. We pay as businesses and communities suffer economic decline." .. (Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce)

     
  7. 23:47

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  8. People who are your friends but are silent about oppression talking about your protests are so passive aggressive. they are like “wow good job. i’m proud. but that was a waste of time it’ll never work your fuckin dumb.”

     
  9. 23:41

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    america-wakiewakie:

    Video Shows Officer Repeatedly Hitting Woman | NBC

    The California Highway Patrol is investigating after cellphone video captured an officer repeatedly hitting a woman in the face as she lay flat on her back just off a Los Angeles freeway.

    The video titled “Police Brutality?” was shot Tuesday evening from a vehicle entering the eastbound 10 Freeway near La Brea Avenue and posted on YouTube the following day. It runs for 1 minute, 30 seconds and includes footage of the incident in real time and in slow-motion.

    The man who shot the footage, David Diaz, a self-described music producer, spoke with NBC4 about what he saw.

    "She took a left, and the cop, the CHP ran after her, grabbed her to try to subdue her, and then she you know, kind of tried to shove it off…Was she intoxicated? Was she mentally ill? Possibly," Diaz said.

    "No one condones…when he gets on top of a woman, and this is a big officer, and he punches her repeatedly," Diaz said. "I think he punched her in the head 15 times."

    The CHP said in a statement that it was “aware of the video and we are looking into the incident.” The agency issued an updated statement Friday morning.

    Editors Note: Sadly, I am totally un-surprised the person being brutalized is a woman of color. This shit has got to stop. 

     
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    brasspistol:

    every time I see this it gets reblogged

    (Source: sandandglass)