Video 20 Sep 1,061 notes

youngriem:

Gaspar Yanga
Gaspar Yanga—often simply Yanga or Nyanga—was a leader of a slave rebellion in Mexico during the early period of Spanish colonial rule.
Known as the Primer Libertador de America or “first liberator of the Americas,” Gaspar Yanga led one of colonial Mexico’s first successful slave uprisings and would go on to establish one of the Americas earliest free black settlements.  
Video 20 Sep 5,799 notes

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

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Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

They don’t need to reintroduce it, it’s never fully went away, 13th amendment:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Quote 20 Sep 1,329 notes
Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair.
— Melissa Harris-Perry [x] (via aerialiste)
Photo 18 Sep 579 notes endtheterrorwar:


cartoonpolitics: 
“If you were a U.S. leader, or an official of the National Security State, or a beneficiary of the private military and surveillance industries, why would you possibly want the war on terror to end? That would be the worst thing that could happen. It’s that war that generates limitless power, impenetrable secrecy, an unquestioning citizenry, and massive profit.” (Glenn Greenwald, The “war on terror" by design - can never end, January 4, 2013).

The military industrial complex has grown into the terror industrial complex.

endtheterrorwar:

cartoonpolitics

If you were a U.S. leader, or an official of the National Security State, or a beneficiary of the private military and surveillance industries, why would you possibly want the war on terror to end? That would be the worst thing that could happen. It’s that war that generates limitless power, impenetrable secrecy, an unquestioning citizenry, and massive profit.” (Glenn Greenwald, The “war on terror" by design - can never end, January 4, 2013).

The military industrial complex has grown into the terror industrial complex.

(Source: davegranlund.com)

Link 18 Sep 32 notes U.S. Falling Into the Islamic State’s Trap - The Intercept»
Photo 18 Sep 6 notes John Kerry Calls On Code Pink To Support Military Action In Iraq
Sep. 17 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry directly addressed protesters of President Barack Obama’s war plans against ISIS during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday as he made the administration’s case for taking military action against the terrorist organization.
“I respect the right of Code Pink to protest and to use that right,” the former Massachusetts senator said, referring to the omnipresent anti-war group started by activist Medea Benjamin in 2002 to protest President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. As Kerry spoke, three Code Pink protesters held up signs directly behind him, reading “There is no military solution,” “Don’t take ISIL war bait,” and “No beheading no bombing.”
Kerry referenced his own opposition to the Vietnam War in 1971, but argued that this current effort will advance the very causes championed by the anti-war organization.
“Code Pink was started by a woman and women who were opposed to war but who also thought the government’s job was to take care of people and to give them healthcare and education and good jobs,” he said. “And if that’s what you believe in, and I believe it is, then you ought to care about fighting ISIL because ISIL is killing and raping and mutilating women and they believe women shouldn’t have an education.”
Kerry added that the government cannot negotiate with the terrorist group, which he said, is “not offering education of any kind.” In recent days, the organization has curtailed art and music class and “permanently annulled” classes about history and Christianity.”
The Islamic State group has declared patriotic songs blasphemous and ordered that certain pictures be torn out of textbooks.
As he called on Code Pink to “stop and think about how you stop them and deal with that,” a protester yelled out, “more invasion will not protect the homeland! more invasion will not protect the homeland!”
Kerry’s remarks came a day after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey suggested that President Obama could consider putting boots on the ground in Iraq to help Iraqis perform particular missions. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reiterated Obama’s opposition to putting combat troops back into Iraq on Wednesday however, and said that the commander-in-chief would only authorize troops “for forward deployment” in an advisory role.

John Kerry Calls On Code Pink To Support Military Action In Iraq

Sep. 17 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry directly addressed protesters of President Barack Obama’s war plans against ISIS during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday as he made the administration’s case for taking military action against the terrorist organization.

“I respect the right of Code Pink to protest and to use that right,” the former Massachusetts senator said, referring to the omnipresent anti-war group started by activist Medea Benjamin in 2002 to protest President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. As Kerry spoke, three Code Pink protesters held up signs directly behind him, reading “There is no military solution,” “Don’t take ISIL war bait,” and “No beheading no bombing.”

Kerry referenced his own opposition to the Vietnam War in 1971, but argued that this current effort will advance the very causes championed by the anti-war organization.

“Code Pink was started by a woman and women who were opposed to war but who also thought the government’s job was to take care of people and to give them healthcare and education and good jobs,” he said. “And if that’s what you believe in, and I believe it is, then you ought to care about fighting ISIL because ISIL is killing and raping and mutilating women and they believe women shouldn’t have an education.”

Kerry added that the government cannot negotiate with the terrorist group, which he said, is “not offering education of any kind.” In recent days, the organization has curtailed art and music class and “permanently annulled” classes about history and Christianity.”

The Islamic State group has declared patriotic songs blasphemous and ordered that certain pictures be torn out of textbooks.

As he called on Code Pink to “stop and think about how you stop them and deal with that,” a protester yelled out, “more invasion will not protect the homeland! more invasion will not protect the homeland!”

Kerry’s remarks came a day after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey suggested that President Obama could consider putting boots on the ground in Iraq to help Iraqis perform particular missions. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reiterated Obama’s opposition to putting combat troops back into Iraq on Wednesday however, and said that the commander-in-chief would only authorize troops “for forward deployment” in an advisory role.

Photo 17 Sep 186 notes thegermansmakegoodstuff:

"His zeal in the cause of freedom was infinitely superior to mine… Mine was as the taper light; his was as the burning sun. I could live for the slave; John Brown could die for him."
-Frederick Douglass

thegermansmakegoodstuff:

"His zeal in the cause of freedom was infinitely superior to mine… Mine was as the taper light; his was as the burning sun. I could live for the slave; John Brown could die for him."

-Frederick Douglass

via SHAMWOW.
Photo 17 Sep 20 notes rtamerica:

Obama insists ground troops will not join ISIS fight, US military less sure
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved in the fight against Islamic State militants – a pledge that has been called into question by US Army generals.

The debate over the use of ground troops comes as the House of Representatives voted to authorize the arming and training of Syrian rebels. The move is said to be aimed at fighting Islamic State extremists in the country.

rtamerica:

Obama insists ground troops will not join ISIS fight, US military less sure

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved in the fight against Islamic State militants – a pledge that has been called into question by US Army generals.

The debate over the use of ground troops comes as the House of Representatives voted to authorize the arming and training of Syrian rebels. The move is said to be aimed at fighting Islamic State extremists in the country.

via RT America.
Photo 17 Sep 3,156 notes america-wakiewakie:

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt | CNN
After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.
Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.
In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.
While the group is unable to purchase the majority of the country’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt because it is backed by the federal government, private student debt is fair game.
This debt Occupy bought belonged to 2,700 people who had taken out private student loans to attend Everest College, which is run byCorinthian Colleges. Occupy zeroed in on Everest because Corinthian Colleges is one of the country’s largest for-profit education companies and has been in serious legal hot water lately.
Following a number of federal investigations, the college told investors this summer that it plans to sell or close its 107 campuses due to financial problems — potentially leaving its 74,000 students in a lurch.
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america-wakiewakie:

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt | CNN

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.

In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.

While the group is unable to purchase the majority of the country’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt because it is backed by the federal government, private student debt is fair game.

This debt Occupy bought belonged to 2,700 people who had taken out private student loans to attend Everest College, which is run byCorinthian Colleges. Occupy zeroed in on Everest because Corinthian Colleges is one of the country’s largest for-profit education companies and has been in serious legal hot water lately.

Following a number of federal investigations, the college told investors this summer that it plans to sell or close its 107 campuses due to financial problems — potentially leaving its 74,000 students in a lurch.

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Link 17 Sep 6 notes Naomi Klein on the Great Clash Between Capitalism and the Climate»

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