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The Red Plebeian

I am a snarky Socialist, environmentalist, feminist, anti-racist, anti-war and general bad-ass activist, residing in the belly of the beast of world capitalism and imperialism. I blog about stuff along those lines and sometimes some randomness. My main blog is: http://theredplebeian.wordpress.com/
Aug 20 '14

Alright, does anyone have good reasons for continuing to hope for the future. Cause “you’re so great, you’ll find someone.” Or “the world will get better, things aren’t all shit.” Don’t really cut it no more

Aug 19 '14
"I do activism in part cause it helps fill the yawning emptiness in my heart and relieves for a moment the feelings of absolute loneliness that are crushing me daily"
Things I didn’t say but were thinking during a intro to social justice organizing for new students
Aug 19 '14
"It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and protect each other.
We’ve got nothing to lose but our chains."
Assata Shakur (via newschoolfeministcollective)
Aug 19 '14

I’m starting to think that things have gotten so bad in the US - the poverty, the inequality, the militarized police state, the spying on citizens, the assassination of citizens without trial, the prison population, the student debt crisis, the erosion of even the facade democracy - that we might need to start calling for sanctions and international boycotts against the US in order to put pressure of this corrupt and rotten regime

Aug 19 '14

The unceasing slaughter of Gaza is starting up again. Fuck you Israel, fuck you IDF!

Aug 19 '14
ghasedeh:

regram from @mloulouvk

AUGUST 20TH, 2014.NYC STANDS WITH GAZA.WE MUST BE AS PERSISTENT IN OUR EFFORTS TO END THE OCCUPATION AS ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION ITSELF.SOLIDARITY IS NOT A LUXURY, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.New Yorkers are answering the call. We say enough is enough—not in our name. We’ve marched, we’ve rallied, we are boycotting and continuing to carry out direct actions and acts of civil disobedience. Its time to bring the war home. It’s time to connect the war waged by Israel in Palestine to the war being waged by the NYPD against people of color. Its time to make the powers that be uncomfortable in their unequivocal support for Israel’s war crimes abroad and at home. The struggles of the Palestinian people against the murderous state of Israel are inextricably connected to our struggles here at home.As media attention turns away from the crisis in Palestine, now more than ever we must affirm our support for the people of Palestine.On August 20th, NYC’s diverse communities will march together over the Brooklyn Bridge and cover it with a sea of Palestinian flags. Arab, Jewish, Latino, Black, Brown, Queer, Indigenous, marginalized, voiceless. For all who are fighting for justice here and abroad: immigrants, workers, people of color, people of conscience; we all must stand with Gaza.Take A/C to High Street or or 2/3 to Clark Street

ghasedeh:

regram from @mloulouvk

AUGUST 20TH, 2014.
NYC STANDS WITH GAZA.

WE MUST BE AS PERSISTENT IN OUR EFFORTS TO END THE OCCUPATION AS ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION ITSELF.

SOLIDARITY IS NOT A LUXURY, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

New Yorkers are answering the call. We say enough is enough—not in our name. We’ve marched, we’ve rallied, we are boycotting and continuing to carry out direct actions and acts of civil disobedience. Its time to bring the war home. It’s time to connect the war waged by Israel in Palestine to the war being waged by the NYPD against people of color. Its time to make the powers that be uncomfortable in their unequivocal support for Israel’s war crimes abroad and at home. The struggles of the Palestinian people against the murderous state of Israel are inextricably connected to our struggles here at home.

As media attention turns away from the crisis in Palestine, now more than ever we must affirm our support for the people of Palestine.

On August 20th, NYC’s diverse communities will march together over the Brooklyn Bridge and cover it with a sea of Palestinian flags. Arab, Jewish, Latino, Black, Brown, Queer, Indigenous, marginalized, voiceless. For all who are fighting for justice here and abroad: immigrants, workers, people of color, people of conscience; we all must stand with Gaza.

Take A/C to High Street or or 2/3 to Clark Street

Aug 18 '14

I’m finding Victor Serge novels very appropriate reading in these later days of the human species

Aug 18 '14
Aug 18 '14
sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

sonofbaldwin:

thebluelip-blondie:

yvngliotta:

regalasfuck:

jean-luc-gohard:

jackanthonyfernandez:

nailtipflips:

breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

What the FUCK

White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!

But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.

crazyy

listen.

Stay woke

The thing is:

White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.

They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.

But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.

Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….

Aug 18 '14

ignorntatheist:

If you are not wholeheartedly against the police and the corrupt government of the USA and the gross racial inequality in this country

You are a direct part of the problem in this country. Your silence is a problem. Your approval is a problem. If you are not combatant, you are the problem, you are my direct enemy, and the enemy of all good in this world.

Aug 18 '14
Aug 18 '14

kropotkitten:

Free food for protesters prepared in front of the burnt gas station in Ferguson. 

[photo credits: John Fleissner]

Aug 18 '14

jean-luc-gohard:

The Ferguson PD has successfully reframed the conversation to be about a robbery, but remember, Darren Wilson didn’t know about any robbery when he stopped Mike Brown. That means he didn’t even get shot over $2-3 in stolen cigarillos. He got shot for jaywalking.

Aug 18 '14
Aug 15 '14

ghostofscrooge:

when an unarmed black man or woman is killed by police or another citizen a period of character assassination begins