(the big banner on the background of the last photo says “Wypierdalać!” - “Get the f*ck out!”)
22/23.10.2020, protests against the abortion ban in many Polish cities (Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź and dozens of other cities and towns too). spontaneous protests.
so, yea. wypierdalać.
The worst part is they’re often just left of center. They’re not extreme, they’re not radical. This is the bare fucking minimum!
When Americans talk about how ‘lefty’ something is and in Europe we’d consider it right wing as hell
“My privilege will try to make me complicit by default.”
This really hit home, so I’m posting it for others to see.
[Image description: A photoset of a white vlogger in front of a bookshelf filled with DVDs, with the captions: "How is it my responsibility, or even my place, to apologize for the actions of my ancestors? Because they did it in my name. They did it for the prosperity of their descendants. But I don’t want any benefits conferred through slavery. I know it’s impossible for me to shed every single advantage that my ancestry affords me, but the least I could do is examine it. Be critical of it, to be as proactive as possible when it comes to the whole ‘not being complicit in historical atrocities’ thing. As a person of considerable privilege, I consider it my responsibility because my privilege will try to make me complicit by default.“]
This is coldcrashpictures! He does very insightful film analyses and generally good commentary.
the space race may be the funniest point in history period and i’ll stand by that. the US is like “yes whoever gets into space first will prove once and for all that our economic model is superior and that we are, in general, the superior country of superior and smarter people.” then the soviets just went and did it and the US freaked out and needed to cover their ass so were like “WE MEAN THE MOON, WE MEAN THE FIRST TO LAND ON THE MOON.”
I need every Nigerian and non-Nigerian across the world to TWEET/RETWEET and POST/REBLOG about #EndSARS to amplify what’s happening in Nigeria right now. The government ordered the military to shoot and kill peaceful protesters last night. Crimes against humanity are being committed against innocent civilians right now.
An Ohio public school has been giving students extra credit for watching videos from PragerU, a right-wing website that produces clips of talking heads such as Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro discussing conservative viewpoints, HuffPost has learned.
The PragerU videos — with titles such as “Build the Wall,” “Why the Right Was Right” and “The Left Ruins Everything” — were assigned to a 10th-grade history class at Maumee High School, along with a series of questions about the videos’ “most important messages.”
The assignment came at the same time that the website has tried to gain further influence in K-12 classrooms. Earlier this month, the organization launched a program directly aimed at parents and educators, complete with study guides with sections such as “Conservatives Are the Real Environmentalists” and “The Ferguson Lie,” based on a HuffPost review of the materials.
The homework assignment appeared unrelated to PragerU’s latest venture, called PragerU Educators and Parents, or PREP, which launched several weeks ago. The inception of such a program suggested that these types of assignments may become more prevalent in schools.
Already, “2,000 parents and educators have already signed up for PREP,” Craig Strazzeri, chief marketing officer of PragerU, said in an email to HuffPost.
“We constantly hear from educators and teachers who use our videos in the classroom,” Strazzeri said. He declined to disclose how many public school teachers specifically joined the new program. “Ideally, every school in America would show PragerU videos in the classroom on a regular basis to help educate the next generation.
”PragerU started the PREP program in response to COVID-19-related school shutdowns, which “forced us to take a closer look at what is being taught and not taught across the country,” said Adrienne Johnson, PragerU’s chief of staff and lead of the PREP platform, in a video interview with conservative news channel One America News Network. “America is not being fairly portrayed.
If your teacher seriously assigns you a PragerU video please dunk of their ass so hard
POLICE ARE USING TEARGAS AND WATER CANNONS AGAINST PEACEFUL, UNARMED PROTESTERS.
THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO US. I’M FUCKING ANGRY THAT I CAN ONLY SIT HERE AND UPDATE SHIT.
PLEASE REBLOG AND SIGNAL BOOST.
This was the photo right before the break up of the protest.
We are unarmed. We have only our umbrellas.
They started it first. How fucking inhumane.
A child was hit by teargas. A Child.
A monk in the protest literally prayed and begged the police to stop.
Dozens of people are injured from the water cannon.
My friends are freaking there. And I’ve lost contact with them. The last text I sent was to go to our campus because it is safer there.
I’m so angry. Dear international followers, please acknowledge and please boost this post.
I’m sorry for swear words but I just can’t tolerate this shit anymore. I’m ashamed that I can only sit here, translating and donating. But I’m going to keep updating the situation nonetheless.
Please show support to the group of students organizing, เยาวชนปลดแอก, (Free Youth) and spread the word.
growing up as a cis girl the patriarchy told me “you’re a girl because of the way you were born, there is nothing you can do about this, you have no say in your gender” and i hated being a girl because it wasn’t my choice it was a prison and the trans community told me “you’re a girl because you say so, your view of yourself is the most important thing, if you change your mind that would be ok” and it made me proud to be a girl and feel empowered in my gender and i wasn’t trapped anymore and then terfs come along and tell me “you’re a girl because of the way you were born, there is nothing you can do about this, you have no say in your gender (but like in a woke way)” and they somehow expect me to be on their side?
I mad agree with this.
This reminds me, if y'all haven’t heard of therapyforblackgirls.com please visit if you need a therapist. You can search by mental health need, location/distance, insurance, etc. I believe there are some that provide a sliding scale payment method for those without insurance.
If you’re not quite ready to make the jump, there is a podcast you can listen to as well as articles and links to help answer some of your questions about mental health and/or therapy.
The purpose, as I understand it, is to provide a place where black women can go to find culturally sensitive therapy. Some specialize in family/couples as well.
Take a look.
For any black Women following me!
Taking care of your mental health is another important factor in your overall health. Fighting for good mental health is a fight worth doing, and is just as difficult, if not moreso, than physical fighting.
Especially with everything going on right now. We constantly hear how strong we are and it’s like no we can be tired, emotional, stressed too and we need to take care of our mental health. Here are some free therapy sessions that I’ve seen going around. Please share
Also Black minds matter UK!
I love this
“Surely nothing could be worse than a lot of women dying,” she thinks. “Ah,” she says.
“Let’s put pool noodles on the goat’s horns!” says a teenager.
“Why would you, ” I begin, but they have already stampeded out of the house. I shrug.
It turns out that when someone puts pool noodles on a goat’s horns, the goat doesn’t really care. They’re very light, after all, and she can’t see them. You know who cares? Who cares a LOT?
the HORSE. Hero took one look at Nutmeg wearing pool noodles and ran away. You know who doesn’t want to be left alone, ever? Nutmeg. Who went trotting after Hero because he was leaving her.
Hero, seeing that the eldritch abomination was after him, picked up speed. Nutmeg went into a full run. My kids started chasing Nutmeg to get the pool noodles off her, but could not catch her, because she’s surprisingly fast. The dogs were bringing up the rear, just happy to be going for a pleasant run. Hero was in a panic, leading a parade that he did not want.
This all resolved. One noodle feel off; the kids eventually cornered Nutmeg and removed the other one. Just - a day at a farm, I guess.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/blame-abc-news-finds-17-cases-invoking-trump/story?id=58912889">‘No Blame?’ ABC News finds 54 cases invoking 'Trump’ in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults.
This was a necessary part of the process for Nazis to take over Germany. The use of street gangs, self-appointed militias, violent thugs, mad-dog killers and lone-wolf gunmen to create fear among the general populace and to intimidate political opponents was an important part of their stretegy. And also like Trump, they made sure that they coddled and cultivated these criminals and developed their ties to them, but without ever admitting it out loud so their opponents did not call them out on it.
Fascism thrives by bringing violence, thuggery and criminality to societies that are tolerant, complacent and open-minded enough to let them do it without putting up a fight.
A global fast-track travel method, and it’s being used to kill.
What if it was used to bring food anywhere in the world within an hour?
What if it was used to rescue people anywhere in the world from natural disasters, flying in and saving as many people from floods or hurricanes or tsunamis as possible immediately?
What if it was used as a global library, delivering books all around the world?
What if it was used as a way to bring in supplies to build housing or hospitals wherever needed?
Just imagine how the world would look, immediately changed by a global network of mutual aid.
But no. Instead it is being used to kill more people off, completely unnecessarily. You can’t claim it’s to defend America when its express purpose is to bring weapons anywhere in the world the USA wishes to invade.
Since pretty much no major news sites (at least in the US) are covering it, please look into how Julian Assange, who isn’t an american citizen, will most likely be approved to be extradited to the United States, where if he’s found guilty he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison at best, and be tortured to death at worst.
While he himself hasn’t hacked into or stolen anything, he’s the man behind wikileaks, which revealed a lot of unsavory information about the United States government- including the barbaric torture of political prisoners and their families, the cold blooded, deliberate murder of iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists (and the subsequent coverup), the active participation in genocide in yemen, and how the CIA uses smartphones, TVs, and cars to spy on their owners.
While the official ruling won’t be announced until January 4th of next year, he never had a chance at winning the extradition trial- it was purely for show. He’s spent the last years being constantly monitored and bugged- all his meetings with his lawyers have been recorded. He was also kept in a glass cage during the trial, usually reserved for dangerously violent offenders, preventing him from speaking with his legal team.
If/when he’s extradited to the United States, he will absolutely be found guilty of the charges against him and die in prison. This is an incredibly dangerous precendent- a journalist who isn’t and has never been an American citizen, will essentially be put to death for helping expose America’s crimes. Notice the silence around this from everyone- you’re not going to hear about this on CNN, or read about it in the newspaper, or see either of the presidential candidates tweeting about him, except maybe to condemn him. This is a deliberate silence, and if we don’t take it upon ourselves to learn about the blood our government has on its hands and spread that information to others, it’ll go unnoticed- which is exactly what they want. Be aware. Be angry.
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idk how to explain this but thursday, october, and 8:00pm are all the same
80% of the work week, 83.3333% of the day at 8pm, 83.333% of the year in October.
It’s so charming to see this on my dash because Thursday, October, and the number 8 are all the same rusty brown-orange color according to my synesthesia.
happy Thursday October 8th
the next one is in 2026 so get your fill
And now one of the people who guards the football has tested positive. Great.
Just remembered not everyone knows what the football is.
It’s the briefcase with the nuclear launch codes in it.
The football is passed between five people, one from each of the five branches of the armed forces. At least one of them is within run and tackle distance of the president at all times from what I understand. The guy who tested positive is the one from the coast guard.
roman i cannot tell if you are being serious because we live in a hell-country where this is entirely plausible
Everyone who sees this, I want you to google “nuclear football” right now.
Jesus fucking Christ
im sorry did i just read on google that the usa president is authorized to launch a fucking nuclear bomb at any moment for any reason
Yes? Before today I thought everyone knew at least this part lol. Since like the 1950s the leaders of the then USSR now Russia and the USA have had the ability to launch a nuclear strike at any time. The leader of China and the other nuclear states probably do too. I don’t think other countries have an equivalent to the football? Or if they do then I haven’t heard of it.
This is a also huge part of the reason people want to get Drumpf out of office so badly. Yes there’s the literally everything else but he’s also the one in charge of the big red button right now. Commander-in-chief of the armed forces I’ll remind you. That’s another reason why perceived temperament is really important for a lot of people when choosing the president. We don’t just have to think about this person’s policies. We have to think about whether or not we trust them with the football. The proverbial big red button. The key to ending life as we know it.
Remember that when picking presidents for the rest of your lives, everyone.
What the actual shit. I thought the big red button was just a wacky plot device in tv.
Did people actually think this was fake? MAD is still a guiding philosophy of international relations. We got dangerously close to nuclear war with North Korea in 2017 by the way I dunno if you remember that. A former Trump official said that for days he thought it was going to happen for sure and he spent a bunch of time every day for over a week praying in the national cathedral. This stuff is real.