arthurdentistry:

werecarrot:

abortion won’t stop because you made it nearly impossible to have clinical support

LGBT people won’t stop loving each other because you banned marriage equality

sex won’t stop because of your abstinence only education programs

LIFE WON’T STOP BECAUSE YOU DEEMED IT IMMORAL IT WILL JUST BECOME MORE RISKY

"If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve."-Jellos Biafra

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Austria says “No!” to neo-fascists in Ukraine: Remembering the martyrs of the Odessa massacre.
Via Vietnam TraiTim PhaLe

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Austria says “No!” to neo-fascists in Ukraine: Remembering the martyrs of the Odessa massacre.

Via Vietnam TraiTim PhaLe

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aragingquiet:

strugglingtobeheard:

sisoula:

npr:

In the U.S., more prospective parents seek to adopt white and mixed race children than black children. As a result, many agencies levy lower fees to make it easier for parents to adopt from among the large numbers of black children waiting for placement.
Six Words: ‘Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt’ 
Photo: Courtesy of Caryn Lantz
 

Oh yay. So White people can get discount Black babies now.
How about Child Protective services stop stealin Black babies. For the ones  that actually need homes Try the extended family for placement. If not, how about No cost for Black families to adopt.
Then as a last resort this shit. But they would not need this is the system was not fucked up.
#justsayin

White people buying black children for cheap is never gonna be right ever no matter how we cut it -_- but yes to the above commentary. Ughhhhhhhhh

Yeah, my adoption fees were lower for this very reason. It’s super fun to find out that you were thrown in the bargin bin.

^^^^Commentary
Also, please note the headline and source. NPR is a pro-adoption, child-trafficking apologist outlet that espouses white savior propaganda for international adoption, no surprise they’d be just as gormless when it comes to domestic transracial adoption.
Truth: adopting Black children only costs less in the U.S. domestically, and it’s not nearly as simple as “market demand” & “no one wants Black kids so white folks who do are heroes” as this article would have ppl assume. If that shit were true, there would be similar disparities in the completely demand-driven international adoption industry, yet price ranges reach just as high for adoptions from Uganda (the country with the second highest birthrate in the world btw) as they do for any country in Eastern Europe or East Asia.
For length’s sake I need to make another post, so for now must just recommend reading anything by Dorothy Roberts, author of Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. [Free PDF download of The Community Dimension of State Child Protection]

brandx:

aragingquiet:

strugglingtobeheard:

sisoula:

npr:

In the U.S., more prospective parents seek to adopt white and mixed race children than black children. As a result, many agencies levy lower fees to make it easier for parents to adopt from among the large numbers of black children waiting for placement.

Six Words: ‘Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt’

Photo: Courtesy of Caryn Lantz

 

Oh yay. So White people can get discount Black babies now.

How about Child Protective services stop stealin Black babies. For the ones  that actually need homes Try the extended family for placement. If not, how about No cost for Black families to adopt.

Then as a last resort this shit. But they would not need this is the system was not fucked up.

#justsayin

White people buying black children for cheap is never gonna be right ever no matter how we cut it -_- but yes to the above commentary. Ughhhhhhhhh

Yeah, my adoption fees were lower for this very reason. It’s super fun to find out that you were thrown in the bargin bin.

^^^^Commentary

Also, please note the headline and source. NPR is a pro-adoption, child-trafficking apologist outlet that espouses white savior propaganda for international adoption, no surprise they’d be just as gormless when it comes to domestic transracial adoption.

Truth: adopting Black children only costs less in the U.S. domestically, and it’s not nearly as simple as “market demand” & “no one wants Black kids so white folks who do are heroes” as this article would have ppl assume. If that shit were true, there would be similar disparities in the completely demand-driven international adoption industry, yet price ranges reach just as high for adoptions from Uganda (the country with the second highest birthrate in the world btw) as they do for any country in Eastern Europe or East Asia.

For length’s sake I need to make another post, so for now must just recommend reading anything by Dorothy Roberts, author of Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. [Free PDF download of The Community Dimension of State Child Protection]

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america-wakiewakie:

Miami police kill 2 unarmed suspects by shooting disabled car 377 times | Police State USA 
In perhaps the largest case of contagious fire on record, a suspect’s vehicle was riddled with hundreds of bullets in a chaotic and frenzied show of police force following a pursuit.  Witnesses emphatically said that the vehicle’s 2 occupants were trying to surrender, but that did not stop a total of 23 police officers from firing at least 377 shots at the vehicle.  The officers’ wild volleys of bullets struck not only the suspects, but also neighboring houses, businesses, vehicles — even fellow police officers.
The situation occurred early in the morning hours of of December 10th, 2013.  Questions about the use of force have lingered about this case for months.
A robbery suspect, Adrian Montesano, had his vehicle pinned between a utility pole and a tree following a pursuit at approximately 5:00 a.m.  Dozens of officers had participated in the chase — so many that it worked to their detriment.
As the blue Volvo remained stationary, officers aimed their rifles towards it from every angle. For nearly 2 minutes, officers tensely waited with weapons aimed. Suddenly, one of the officers opened fire.  The gunshots caused other officers to join in.  Roughly 50 shots were fired at once.
This would only be the opening volley.  The real fireworks were yet to come.
The men inside the car managed to survive the initial onslaught.  The driver was the only one suspected of a crime.  The passenger’s only mistake was having the wrong choice of friends.
A witness, Anthony Vandiver, whose house had already been shot by police in the initial blasts, ran to an upstairs window and had a perfect view down at the blue Volvo disabled in front of his house.
“They said, ‘put your hands up!’  And the guys were still moving after they shot, like maybe 50-60 times,” recalled Mr. Vandiver to CBS-4 Miami.  “And the guys tried to put their hands up, and as soon as they put their hands up, it erupted again.”
As the suspects raised their hands following officers’ commends, another intense volley of gunfire was launched.  This time, much greater than before.  The frenzied gunfire continued rapidly for 25 full seconds as dozens of officers emptied their magazines.
In all, a total of at least 377 rounds had been fired, from 23 separate officers. The attack was so poorly executed that 2 different officers were struck by friendly fire. 
(Read Full Text) (Photo Credit: CBS-4)

america-wakiewakie:

Miami police kill 2 unarmed suspects by shooting disabled car 377 times | Police State USA 

In perhaps the largest case of contagious fire on record, a suspect’s vehicle was riddled with hundreds of bullets in a chaotic and frenzied show of police force following a pursuit.  Witnesses emphatically said that the vehicle’s 2 occupants were trying to surrender, but that did not stop a total of 23 police officers from firing at least 377 shots at the vehicle.  The officers’ wild volleys of bullets struck not only the suspects, but also neighboring houses, businesses, vehicles — even fellow police officers.

The situation occurred early in the morning hours of of December 10th, 2013.  Questions about the use of force have lingered about this case for months.

A robbery suspect, Adrian Montesano, had his vehicle pinned between a utility pole and a tree following a pursuit at approximately 5:00 a.m.  Dozens of officers had participated in the chase — so many that it worked to their detriment.

As the blue Volvo remained stationary, officers aimed their rifles towards it from every angle. For nearly 2 minutes, officers tensely waited with weapons aimed. Suddenly, one of the officers opened fire.  The gunshots caused other officers to join in.  Roughly 50 shots were fired at once.

This would only be the opening volley.  The real fireworks were yet to come.

The men inside the car managed to survive the initial onslaught.  The driver was the only one suspected of a crime.  The passenger’s only mistake was having the wrong choice of friends.

A witness, Anthony Vandiver, whose house had already been shot by police in the initial blasts, ran to an upstairs window and had a perfect view down at the blue Volvo disabled in front of his house.

“They said, ‘put your hands up!’  And the guys were still moving after they shot, like maybe 50-60 times,” recalled Mr. Vandiver to CBS-4 Miami.  “And the guys tried to put their hands up, and as soon as they put their hands up, it erupted again.”

As the suspects raised their hands following officers’ commends, another intense volley of gunfire was launched.  This time, much greater than before.  The frenzied gunfire continued rapidly for 25 full seconds as dozens of officers emptied their magazines.

In all, a total of at least 377 rounds had been fired, from 23 separate officers. The attack was so poorly executed that 2 different officers were struck by friendly fire. 

(Read Full Text) (Photo Credit: CBS-4)

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censoredyetburning:

I can’t get over the accuracy of this tweet
@NesrineMalik

censoredyetburning:

I can’t get over the accuracy of this tweet

@NesrineMalik

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Victory Day anti-fascist march in Kharkov, Ukraine, May 9, 2014.

Photos by Sergey Kochetov

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Madrid, Spain: ‘Odessa, we will not forget!’ Protest in solidarity with anti-fascists at the Ukrainian Embassy, May 10, 2014.

Via LaHaine.org

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idlenomorewisconsin:

Spearfishing: A Living History from Wisconsin Media Lab on Vimeo.

More information and stories at theways.org/story/spearfishing

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Music - Asche & Spencer

Jason Bisonette, an Ojibwe of Odaawaazaga’igan and Marine Corps veteran, is a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. While he believes that a mainstream education is necessary for success today, he also feels strongly that Ojibwe education is what his community needs to survive as a people. Jason believes that the Ojibwe need to be culturally tied to the land, speak their language and practice their spirituality in order to remain a strong sovereign nation.

The Lac Courte Oreilles reservation is one of many small land areas (about 70,000 acres) that remain of the once vast territory of the Ojibwe in what is now the United States and Canada. The Ojibwe occupied and resided in lands from Niagara Falls to the Northern Great Plains and on both sides of the central Great Lakes region. During the period of United States expansion, military aggression and coercion reduced this land through warfare and treaties. Modern reservations such as Lac Courte Oreilles are all that remain of recognized Ojibwe territory. However, Ojibwe sovereign nation rights are not confined to the reservations. Larger land areas that were ceded to the U.S. federal government through 19th century treaties are still under partial jurisdiction of tribal governments. The Ojibwe have legally retained hunting, fishing, and gathering rights since the signing of the land treaties in 1837 and 1842. But racial discrimination, cultural oppression and extrajudicial action by the State of Wisconsin caused these off-reservation rights to be ignored for more than a century.

court ruling in 1983 reaffirming the right of Lake Superior Ojibwe to exercise their rights to hunt, fish, and gather off-reservation in the ceded territory sparked an eruption of violent protests by residents and groups of northern Wisconsin. Ojibwe spearfishing became the scapegoat for economic recession and its erosion of established white northwoods culture. Rock throwing, sexual and racial taunts, gunshots, assassination threats against tribal judges, and boat rammings became common occurrences at northwoods boat landings.  The protests began to dissipate in 1991 after both the tribes and the State of Wisconsin agreed to no further legal appeals, and a joint federal, state, and tribal fishery assessment concluded that tribal spearing did not harm the recreational and sport fishing population.

Today, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), representing eleven Ojibwe bands with treaty rights in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, assists in implementing off-reservation harvests and enforcing tribally adopted regulatory codes.Tribal fishermen identify a safe harvest limit on a lake in order to protect its fishery for future generations. They make a declaration, called a quota, that specifies the amount of fish that each band can harvest from a specific lake in the ceded territory. The quota is divided by the number of permits issued each night to determine the bag limit, the number of fish each tribal fisherman can take. Once at a designated lake, tribal fishermen are required to present their tribal identification card and are issued permits for the appropriate limit.

These regulations support the tradition of spearfishing for the Ojibwe. As winter draws to a close in northern Wisconsin, the lakes are no longer closed up with thick sheets of ice. When the sun falls over the horizon, Ojibwe spearfishers and their families may be seen on boats, gliding along the shoreline. Their headlamps cast out light into the shallow waters, illuminating the eyes of the Ogaa (Walleye Pike) fish.

Exclamations of excitement, in Ojibwe and English, accompany a sudden thrashing, followed by the sound of fish tossing their bodies about the bottom of the boat. Praise, encouragement and a bit of jest are meant to help everyone in the boat achieve the same goal: to secure food for survival. Fish in the boat means food on the table, or food to be given to elders and those who are unable to fish. It means a meal of traditional Ojibwe sustenance for the whole community.

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lastrealindians:

From Native students at the UND: “We are doing this as a response to recent events (including the Siouxper Drunk shirts worn at UND Springfest) at the University of North Dakota and lack of support of UND American Indian Students. Please come and support us!”

lastrealindians:

From Native students at the UND: “We are doing this as a response to recent events (including the Siouxper Drunk shirts worn at UND Springfest) at the University of North Dakota and lack of support of UND American Indian Students. Please come and support us!”

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