…I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed...– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter From A Birmingham Jail (via jsmooth)
Dear OWS: The police state has been around longer... →
malheureuxmarxist: The police state has been around longer than you, because the US has been a settler-colonial project since the very beginning. It was designed to keep the internal colonies of the United States contained, dominated, and exploited. the police brutality against the occupations has been pretty minor compared to the brutal, systemic violence of the colonial occupations of ...
[TW: police brutality] When students covered their eyes with their clothing,...– Open Letter to the Chancellor of UC Davis, calling for her immediate resignation. (via evanfleischer) you have GOT to be FUCKING SHITTING ME OMFG (via lau-ra-sau-rus)
This is amazing: a grid of 360 simultaneous... →
seldo: Taken from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. You can see the different times the sun rises throughout the year, you can see the foggy days cluster around winter (and July!), and you can see the bright, gorgeous blue that clearly and undeniably makes up the majority of the sky time in San Francisco. So cool to see the changing seasons displayed in such an immediate way.
The right questions
squashed: Asking what the Occupy Wall Street protestors want is probably not a helpful question. They want a lot of things—and we don’t much care what they want, except where we already agree with them. Writing about their goals is really writing about what we want their goals to be. It’s more about our goals. A better question: Why are they protesting? What part of our social contract has...
[More than five hundred thousand people worldwide die each year in road...– anticar activist Jan Lundberg quoted in The Culture of Make Believe (2002) by Derrick Jensen, p. 277 Perspective. (via feminismistheshit)
How Silicon Valley works
Jay: A million guys walk into a Silicon Valley bar. None of them buy anything. The bar is declared a rousing success.
Laurie: Google acquires bar.
Mark: Ten clones of the bar are opened the next day.
While the Occupy protests are an encouraging sign that Americans are not...– The Rutherford Institute: Occupy America and Friendly Fascism: Life in the Corporate Police State (via greaterthanlapsed)
lowtax: i dont give a shit how old this is
Of course, nobody inside the U.S. Government is objecting on the ground that it...– Glenn Greenwald, “The Drone Mentality” (via andrewfm)
We can choose tax structures that underfund our schools, we can believe that we...– Anthony Cody, “New data Bill Gates, other ed reformers should care about.” The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post