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.

Olivia Cole (via euo)

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.”

stormingtheivory:

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.

anarcho-queer:

Mexicans Torch State Building After 43 Leftist Students Were Killed By Government Officials
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.
Read More: Inside The Normalista College (Vice News)
Related: Mayor’s Wife Identified As Prime Suspect In The Case of 43 Missing Students
Zoom Info
anarcho-queer:

Mexicans Torch State Building After 43 Leftist Students Were Killed By Government Officials
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.
Read More: Inside The Normalista College (Vice News)
Related: Mayor’s Wife Identified As Prime Suspect In The Case of 43 Missing Students
Zoom Info
anarcho-queer:

Mexicans Torch State Building After 43 Leftist Students Were Killed By Government Officials
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.
Read More: Inside The Normalista College (Vice News)
Related: Mayor’s Wife Identified As Prime Suspect In The Case of 43 Missing Students
Zoom Info
anarcho-queer:

Mexicans Torch State Building After 43 Leftist Students Were Killed By Government Officials
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.
Read More: Inside The Normalista College (Vice News)
Related: Mayor’s Wife Identified As Prime Suspect In The Case of 43 Missing Students
Zoom Info

anarcho-queer:

Mexicans Torch State Building After 43 Leftist Students Were Killed By Government Officials


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.

Read More: Inside The Normalista College (Vice News)

Related: Mayor’s Wife Identified As Prime Suspect In The Case of 43 Missing Students

Can E. Coli in Supermarket Meat Cause UTIs? – The Trouble with Antibiotics - FRONTLINE

gonzolinzo:

Can you see how food justice, human justice, and environmental justice intertwine? It’s like this web of life or something. 

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

BREAKING: 40,000 Voter-Registration Applications Submitted by Blacks and Hispanics Disappear in Ga.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

It’s one thing to misplace your keys, your wallet, a receipt from Macy’s or your favorite pen, but Georgia’s secretary of state cannot account for approximately 40,000 voter-registration applications that, if processed, would enfranchise predominantly black and Hispanic Georgians.

According to an Al-Jazeera report, it’s a sentiment that the staffers at Third Sector Development are expressing. The nonprofit organization was on a mission to register as many black and Hispanic people in the state of Georgia as possible so that voter turnout for the upcoming midterm elections in November would be high. And they were successful at it, until they received word that about half of the applications they submitted for processing have gone missing in action.

“Over the last few months, the group submitted some 80,000 voter-registration forms to the Georgia secretary of state’s office—but as of last week, about half those new registrants, more than 40,000 Georgians, were still not listed on preliminary voter rolls. And there is no public record of those 40,000-plus applications, according to state Rep. Stacey Adams, a Democrat,” Al-Jazeera explained.

Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp explained that his office is not doing anything differently from how it usually processes applications. But some people aren’t buying his story, seeing as how he’s a Republican, and black and Hispanic people tend to vote for Democrats.

Georgia Republicans have been raising eyebrows for some time now with regard to early voting and voter-ID issues. One state Republican didn’t like how black and Hispanic voters had easy access to early-voting opportunities.

The “Republican whip of the state Senate complained that DeKalb County, Ga., was making it too easy for minorities to vote by allowing early voting in an area mall close to many predominantly African-American churches,” Think Progress reports.

Third Sector Development is not taking lightly the news that no one knows what became of its hard work to get people to register to vote. The group is going to court so that a judge can look into it.

“To that end, Third Sector Development announced yesterday that, after weeks of fruitless negotiations with the state, they were going to court to find out the status of the missing registrations—or, more to the point, the eligibility of more than 40,000 potential voters,” Al-Jazeera reports.

Read more at Al-Jazeera and Think Progress.  

Source: Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele for The Root

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