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Feb. 14, 14

05:59 PM

schrbk:

http://www.libcom.org/history/horizontalism-voices-popular-power-argentina-marina-sitrin
The popular rebellion that began in December 2001 in Argentina with the IMF melt-down and subsequent capital flight sparked a process of creativity that continues to this day. Different from so many social movements of the past, this rebellion rejects political programs, opting instead to create directly democratic spaces on street corners, in factories, and throughout neighborhoods. Many have come to call this new social relationship, “horizontalidad.”
Horizontalism is an oral history of the exciting transformations taking place since the popular rebellion. It is a story of cooperation, vision, creation and discovery. It is a history told by people in the various autonomous social movements, from the occupied factories, neighborhood assemblies, arts and independent media collectives, to the indigenous communities and unemployed workers movements.

schrbk:

http://www.libcom.org/history/horizontalism-voices-popular-power-argentina-marina-sitrin

The popular rebellion that began in December 2001 in Argentina with the IMF melt-down and subsequent capital flight sparked a process of creativity that continues to this day. Different from so many social movements of the past, this rebellion rejects political programs, opting instead to create directly democratic spaces on street corners, in factories, and throughout neighborhoods. Many have come to call this new social relationship, “horizontalidad.”

Horizontalism is an oral history of the exciting transformations taking place since the popular rebellion. It is a story of cooperation, vision, creation and discovery. It is a history told by people in the various autonomous social movements, from the occupied factories, neighborhood assemblies, arts and independent media collectives, to the indigenous communities and unemployed workers movements.

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Feb. 13, 14

05:50 PM

“From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow gestures of trees."
Ursula K. LeGuin A Wizard of Earthsea (via seidur)

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11:45 AM

“Almost everything turns out to be ‘feminist’ - shopping, pole-dancing, even eating chocolate. There appears to be a remarkable similarity between ‘liberating’ feminism and liberating capitalism’."
Nina Power (via lizzieanneharper)

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Feb. 12, 14

05:50 PM

melesmelesxvx:

A bunch of us outside Kebele tonight after the Resilience to Repression info night! Support the Blackmail 3!

melesmelesxvx:

A bunch of us outside Kebele tonight after the Resilience to Repression info night! Support the Blackmail 3!

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02:06 PM

It’s always weird when you see pictures of your friends playing in their bands on Tumblr. The punk world is so so small.

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02:04 PM

“Gentrification does not solve poverty, it merely shunts the poor out of the city…"

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost | The Guardian 

"A few blocks away, Maggie Larios, 30, a latina single mother sharing a cramped apartment with her two children, is all too aware of that choice. She earns just enough from a care-home job to pay the $685 monthly rent. But the landlord who owns the block is trying to evict her and other tenants who have complained about mould, cockroaches and broken windows. They suspect the neglect is intended to oust them so he can get in more lucrative tenants.

"The mould has made me sick," Larios croaks, indicating her throat. "When we went to court one of my neighbours had bugs on her. You should’ve seen the judge’s face." With her budget, Larios stands little chance of finding another apartment in Oakland. "I don’t want to be homeless. My kids and I went through a very bad experience in shelters." But inevitably they will be priced out, she says. "It’s gonna happen. A few years ago, to see a white person here was unseen footage. Now you see them walking the street even at night." Resistance could perhaps slow but not halt gentrification, she says. "Money talks, bullshit walks." Larios has kept one asset in reserve for emergencies: her long, luxuriant hair. "When the time comes I can sell it for $400.""

(via america-wakiewakie)

This very same shit is happening on my block RIGHT NOW. Literally right now. It started with the classier looking super markets, then the white people, now the neglect has gotten so bad our buildings is starting to mold. Ceilings falling (one time it fell while my brother took a shower Idk how he didn’t get hurt when it happened). Police coming into our building exercising excessive force on folks that normally hang with the people who live here. A lot of police presence started coming with the amount of white people showing up around here. We had to limit the times we go to the super market we been going to for over a decade and go to cheaper ones cause ever since white people started showing up they started bumping up the prices on everything making it harder for us to afford that shit. Gentrification is real as fuck, and it’s happening in Washington Heights so fast I’m scared we’ll lose our vibrant ‘Little Dominican Rep.’ community in exchange for more white people, starbucks and overpriced food markets and fucked up buildings waiting to kick out minorities that don’t have the privileged pay of a normal white person in the city.

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Feb. 11, 14

03:59 PM

What I love about social justice white people

sage-kun:

juxtapiration:

is every time my friend gets stop to be told off by some white person, very rudely, how his tattoo of a dreamcatcher is racist and insensitive to the Native American people and should removed/apologize/be ashamed.

He is Native American and they confuse him for…

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01:46 PM

Why Liberal Academics and Ivory Tower Radicals Make Poor Revolutionaries

youngist:

by Nicole Ouimette

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The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the social sciences of many colleges and universities exploit the struggles of oppressed peoples. Oppressed peoples are left stranded with little to no resources after researchers leave their communities high and dry.

Researchers steal value from oppressed peoples by making them the subjects of theoretical research without lending them access to information that could better help their communities. Articles, books, and dissertations written about marginalized populations are written for academics, not working people, and as such have little impact on the people whose lives are the subject of this research. Liberal academics and social scientists are more concerned about developing the wealth of academic literature than addressing the immediate material concerns of the communities they research.

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Feb. 10, 14

05:59 PM

jeanscomics:

karissa sakumoto

jeanscomics:

karissa sakumoto

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10:23 AM

astrodidact:

We are slowly being killed I fucking swear….However, there is information out there to help you avoid these things and ultimately could improve the quality and duration of your life. I don’t even want to think about the number of harmful chemicals that are going through my body regularly.

astrodidact:

We are slowly being killed I fucking swear….However, there is information out there to help you avoid these things and ultimately could improve the quality and duration of your life. I don’t even want to think about the number of harmful chemicals that are going through my body regularly.

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Feb. 09, 14

07:43 PM

mocha-spotz:

monitormylife:

thelexxxfiles:

*chants*
His name is “Whoop Ass Wilson”…His name is “Whoop Ass Wilson”…His name is “Whoop Ass Wilson”…

Happy Black History Month

Black history month proud moment

mocha-spotz:

monitormylife:

thelexxxfiles:

*chants*


His name is “Whoop Ass Wilson”…

His name is “Whoop Ass Wilson”…

His name is “Whoop Ass Wilson”…

Happy Black History Month

Black history month proud moment

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11:56 AM

“I am tired of being told by so-called third-wavers that my feminism is fascist, old hat, irrelevant and man hating. It is nothing personal to me; just that feminism is something that has been central to my life since I was a teenager. I do not want to see its radical edge co-opted by over-privileged, self-serving faux feminists. These “fun feminists”, who have little or no idea about the theory or practice of this movement, take advantage of the benefits that radicals have fought long and hard for, whilst contributing nothing. In fact, they are damaging to other women, and are destroying progress won by those of us who do not weep when men disapprove of our views… “Fun feminism” isn’t feminism at all. It is about the rights of the individual. In the “fun feminist” world, anything goes, no matter how destructive or harmful it may be to the individual or to women as a class."
Julie Bindel, Why “Fun Feminism” Should Be Consigned to the Rubbish Bin (via ironfoxe)

This is cool, except that Western feminists really need to chill on the cultural chauvinism of hating on middle eastern women veiling themselves.

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