What kept coming to the fore of my mind was that I would be taking food from the...– from Sharon Olds’ letter to Laura Bush, written in 2005 (via unburyingthelead) (via curate)
"The war against working people should be... →
Look at the first full year of the crisis when workers lost an average of 25 percent off their 401k. During the same time period, the wealth of the 400 richest Americans increased by $30 billion, bringing their total combined wealth to $1.57 trillion, which is more than the combined net worth of 50% of the US population. Just to make this point clear, 400 people have more wealth than 155...
As Marx argues in The Poverty of Philosophy, “nothing is more absurd than...– Class, Labor and the “Cyber”: A Red Critique of the “Post-Work” Ideology | Red Critique
Haiti PM: Gov't to take land for temporary camps →
It’s Time to Join THE COCKTAIL PARTY Are you nauseated and frightened by the growth of Tea Party organizing, and the zany old white people in funny hats at the center of the current media blitz? It’s time to fight back! Join The Cocktail Party, a barstool-roots movement for left wing urban homosexuals and the people who love us. The major planks of this new movement’s platform include: ...
When viewed in the context of parallel practices - such as squatting and...– The working class struggle against the crisis: self-reduction of prices in Italy, 1975 - Bruno Ramirez
What I think it comes down to is a deep sense of responsibility towards the...– bonesarecoralmade: CBC News - World - The life force that is Haiti’s voodoo
Georgia’s Response to Death Row Suicides: Restrict... →
lowendtheory: Three convicted killers on Georgia’s death row died recently in the span of three months–but none of them was executed. In October of 2009, Kim McMichen died of pneumonia. In November, Timothy Pruitt died from what was reported to be a botched suicide attempt. And on New Year’s Day 2010, Leeland Mark Braley was found hanged in his cell. Living for years or decades in solitary...
valentines day is the best holiday. wearing a thermal. cigarettes and coffee. atl is summer except 1/2 snowed. volunteering at a sex positive film festival this weekend—“allen ginsberg gives good head.” for a few months i’ve felt discouraged about going the academic route, with all the disappointing realities of teaching after working your ass off for a PhD. my high school...
Or, privacy is only "dead" for certain dudes in...
melissa: I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother. There’s a BIG drop-off between them and my other “most frequent” contacts. You know who my third most frequent contact is? My abusive ex-husband. Which is why it’s SO EXCITING, Google, that you AUTOMATICALLY allowed all my most frequent contacts access to my Reader, including all the comments I’ve made on Reader...
Anonymous asked: discreetly.
Sex Workers Digital Library Preserves History of a...
Sex Worker artist Carol Leigh (AKA Scarlot Harlot) and the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) present the opening of the CSC Sex Worker Media Library. Created with the goal of preserving sex worker culture and discourse, funded by a grant from the Creative Work Fund, the library features a pathfinder-based delivery system of digital materials documenting the stories, artistic expressions, history,...
musicforyourcoffee: CocoRosie ft. Antony Hegarty...
There’s an “Automotive” section in the Tumblr directory, and race/class/gender studies, theory, and feminism are all lumped under Politics? Huh?
Gender Reassignment Surgery Is a Deductible...
But don’t think it came without a fight. Thanks to gender identity being treated as a “disease” under the tax code, it’s no longer considered cosmetic surgery, and can be deducted from your income. [Tax Prof]
U.S. Tax Court says sex transition surgery...
It was announced Feb. 2 that Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) had won the case O’Donnabhain vs. Commissioner of Internal Revenue on behalf of the defendant, a transgender woman. Rhiannon O’Donnabhain — who was represented by GLAD in the trial — claimed the cost of her sex reassignment treatments as tax deductible, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) denied her claim,...
The (Il)legality of Unpaid Internships
[…]Beyond the question of legality, unpaid internships are still morally questionable and downright exploitative. After all, if you’re a for-profit company who can’t afford to pay a worker minimum wage, you might want to reevaluate your business model. From students’ perspectives, the problem is that there will always be someone willing to take the unpaid internship. The...
Italian Peace Activists Protest US Military Base
“In Italy, peace activists continue protests against the expansion of the US military base in Vicenza. New video footage shows protesters entering the construction area at the Dal Molin site and hanging rainbow flags from cranes and other equipment.” #naomi klein’s new book declaring the next up-and-coming radical queer youth movement
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Mexico Considers Clamping Down on Twitter
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico has racked up its fair share of menacingly named outlaws in a three-year drug war: the Zetas, Aztecas and even a band of female assassins called the Panthers. Now, if the government gets its way, another name will also make the wanted list: los Twitteros. That’s right. Twitter users are fast becoming public enemy No. 1, at least in Mexico City, where they have...
IMF Backtracks on Debt Relief for Haiti
“For now, and for at least the next couple of years, Haiti has no payments to make on its existing debts to the Fund, while the emergency loan we are providing is interest-free, with no repayments due for five years. Looking beyond the emergency phase, and as part of an international plan to rebuild the country, there will be a need to reassess Haiti’s debt situation in light of the...
Looks Like We'll Be Waiting Another 43 Years For...
melissa: Artificial intelligence researcher (and possibly lover) David Levy, in his recently defended thesis, “Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners,” at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, argues that human/robot marriage will first be introduced in Massachusetts in the year 2050. But no need to wait for the state-sanctified confines or matrimony for robot sex; that...
Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not...– Marx
Super Bowl ads are routinely refused because they fall under the heading of...– Dave Zirin, Rattle Over Super Bowl Abortion Ad Rages On: Is Tim Tebow’s Birth Story Even True? | Alternet
Many have learned from and been enriched by us, and we have learned from other...– Lilián Celiberti, on the World Social Forum
Despite the advances made possible by the World Social Forum for the feminist...– Changing Lives But Still Machista | Al Jazeera Focus on the World Social Forum