Forgive me if I don’t cry for Iggy Azalea right here. I’m a feminist — a white one, at that — and Snoop Dogg is an unforgivable misogynist. Always has been. But Iggy Azalea being the victim of sexism doesn’t make her less of a perpetrator of racism and appropriation. And when the Internet — and the world — leaps to her defense but is silent about attacks on black women? That silence is deafening.
By design, secrecy shrouds the hydrofracking process, casting a shadow that extends over consumers’ right to know if their food is safe. Federal loopholes crafted under former Vice President Dick Cheney have exempted energy companies from key provisions of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts, the Toxics Release Inventory, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires a full review of actions that may cause significant environmental impacts. If scientists and citizens can’t find out precisely what is in drilling or fracking fluids or air emissions at any given time, it’s difficult to test whether any contaminants have migrated into the water, soil or food—and whether they can harm humans. It gets even more complicated: without information on the interactions between these chemicals and others already existing in the environment, an animal’s cause of death, Bamberger says, “is anyone’s guess.”
change.org just sent me a petition to demand that the US name a warship after Harvey Milk and if that isn’t the most succinct example of the way queer advocacy has been coopted by neoliberalism and the military-industrial complex, bless me I don’t know what is.
Anti-riot police have been deployed to the Mexican city of Chilpancingo after protesters attacked local government buildings in anger at the disappearance of 43 students on 26 September.
Hundreds of demonstrators set fire to part of the Guerrero state headquarters and demanded the resignation of Governor Angel Aguirre.
The protesters allege that the police rounded up the missing students before handing them over to a local drug gang called Guerreros Unidos.
The students all attended the Ayotzinapa Normal School, a college with a history of leftists/communist activism but it is not clear whether they were targeted for their political beliefs.
The federal government has now taken over administration of the municipality; 26 local cops have been arrested along with four alleged members of the criminal organization Guerreros Unidos. The families of the victims eagerly await the DNA test results of the bodies found in mass graves.
Mayor Jose Luis Abarca Velazquez and Police Chief Felipe Flores Velazquez have fled town to avoid arrest.
Oh lord they’re using Malala (& Gandhi & some others I can’t remember) to talk about how to intelligently respond to nonviolence & bullying
Also I find it pretty damning that the one time a black kid has more than a passing camera glance on Girl Meets World he bullies Farkle and that’s the driving impetus behind this episode
Never thought I would see the day where they mention malala youfsai on an episode of Girl Meets World o.0
I need the black male postal/package carriers to understand a few basic things when delivering shit to my house
1. your existence to me is woefully inconsequential above and beyond performing a service for which you get paid a wage to do
2. if i were really interested in what you had to say, i would ask you or give you some visual queue that i care to hear it
3. I’d like to be able to tell you i’m not interested without my shit going missing because you feel your hurt feefees warrant some sort of package revenge
4. but really it would be easier if you gave me my shit, told me to have a nice day, and go on with life as per usual