Posted 3 days ago

buildsafe:

Berlin, New Jersey—In a shocking ring of events, a donut shop attacked one of its regular customers without provocation today. The victim happened to be an on-duty police officer who promptly arrested the sweets dealer. 

Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago

Hundreds Rally, 50 Arrested During Thursday 'Fight For 15' Strikes

“I believe that whether you’re flipping burgers, working a cash register, or preparing a healthy meal for a senior or person with a disability, people who work hard should earn enough to cover basic necessities and provide for their families.”

Posted 2 weeks ago

kanyewesticle:

My little brother gets it

Me IRL.

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 1 month ago

My Generation Sucked Before It Was Cool

Just FYI, the kids have never been alright. Every new generation ruins it for the previous one.

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Posted 1 month ago

US senator filibusters live coverage of powerful Palestinian testimonies

raniakhalek:

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CSPAN cut from Tariq Abukhdeir’s live, moving testimony of Israeli abuse in Jerusalem to cover Barbara Boxer’s incoherent pro-Israel rant to a mostly empty Senate chamber. (screenshot)

CSPAN cut from Tariq Abukhdeir’s live, moving testimony of Israeli abuse in Jerusalem to cover Barbara Boxer’s incoherent pro-Israel rant to a mostly empty Senate chamber. (screenshot)

On Friday, fifteen-year-old Tariq Abukhdeir spoke at a hearing on Capitol Hill about the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Israeli police in early July.

The purpose of the hearing was to address Israeli…

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Posted 1 month ago

Chicago Youths Discuss Claims Of Police Brutality, Spark Debate Over CPD Accountability | Progress Illinois

“People don’t believe young people when they say things happen to them,” said Malcolm London, a 21 year-old originally from the Austin neighborhood who now lives in Garfield Park. London, who emceed the event is part of several community organizing groups, including the Black Youth Project 100 and the Young Chicago Authors.

“There needs to be spaces where young people feel safe enough to say ‘this happened to me by the police’ and not feel like it has to be routine or like nothing can change,” said London.

Speaking to the group, Ethan Viets VanLear described two of what he said were his first encounters as a young man with police officers, both before he hit the age of 16.

“I was at freshman orientation at school,” said VanLear, who is part of a Rogers Park-based organization called Circles and Ciphers, a leadership training program for young men going through the juvenile justice system. “We’re doing silly team building stuff outside at my school. Two police officers pulled up onto the grass at the school, came up with their guns drawn, put me in handcuffs and put me in the car.”

VanLear said two weeks prior he and a friend had given their information to police after a bicycling accident, and that information was later used to interrogate several young men after a crime had been committed in the area.

“There was no evidence, they just found five brown kids that they knew were around and had their names and went and picked them up,” he added

Organizers of the event and affiliated groups say stories like VanLear’s are an all too common part of a systemic problem unfairly targeting people of color.

“If you are black or Latino or a person of color, [just] being itself is policed,” said Sara Wild from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression. “When we look at the rate of incarceration, we’re looking at 2.4 million in the U.S. prisons. How are they getting there? They focus on young African American and Latino males and females.”

Posted 1 month ago
I wish the whole world was dead serious about food instead of silly rockets and machines and explosives using everybody’s food money to blow their heads off anyway.
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (via outdoor-anarchy)
Posted 1 month ago

Rauner Defends Dumping Dollars Into Off-Shore Accounts

"It’s just good business sense, because we rich people are Taxed Enough Already," said the millionaire would-be governor. "Taxes are best left paid by poor people. Job creators don’t stay rich by paying for things!"