thepeoplesrecord:

This is the third (and for today at least, final) set of our critics of capitlalism image series that we’ve uploaded onto our Facebook photostream featuring activists, historic figures, writers, artists & movement leaders from various backgrounds and time periods, idealogically united against capitalism.

You can see the first photoset of image quotes on tumblr here. Here is the second photo set we did on capitalism. Here is a related photoset we did on the Prison Industrial Complex and here is one we did on human rights in Palestine.

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stfuconservatives:

Register to vote online at gottavote.org.

Check to make sure you’re registered at canivote.org. You can also find your polling place here, or at Vote 411.

Once your voter registration goes through, you should receive what’s called a “sample ballot” in the mail that will tell you your polling place, which is where you have to go to vote.

If you don’t get your sample ballot within about a month of registering, check canivote.org to see if your registration went through. Even if you never receive your sample ballot, go to your polling place on election day with your ID and ask to vote. If they don’t have you registered, you should be able to fill out a separate type of ballot.

Voting from abroad? There’s a site for that.

Moved recently (for college or otherwise) or moving before the election? There’s a site for that. Specifically, there’s a form you have to fill out to update your registration. Even if you moved somewhere within the same district or ZIP code, you need to re-register!!!

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vegan-or-diee:

vermouthandgin:

vegan-or-diee:

Milk is rape, abuse, kidnapping, murder.

wait.. what? I sincerely hope that this is a joke….

No joke.>Milk is only produced when a mother cow has a calf.>Cows are raped on what they call the ‘rape rack’ to become pregnant. >Once to calf is born it will be taken away after a few days to either become another dairy cow or go to a veal farm.>Cows are pumped with drugs that make them produce 10 times more milk than they would in nature.>They are milked several times a day which causes infection and injuries from the equipment, not to mention they’re on concrete floors.>On modern day dairies the cows are sent to slaughter after 3 or 4 years. >They are murdered the same as any other cow, maybe sent off as lower grade meat. >For every drop of milk you drink, a calf is going without. 

vegan-or-diee:

vermouthandgin:

vegan-or-diee:

Milk is rape, abuse, kidnapping, murder.

wait.. what? I sincerely hope that this is a joke….

No joke.
>Milk is only produced when a mother cow has a calf.
>Cows are raped on what they call the ‘rape rack’ to become pregnant. 
>Once to calf is born it will be taken away after a few days to either become another dairy cow or go to a veal farm.
>Cows are pumped with drugs that make them produce 10 times more milk than they would in nature.
>They are milked several times a day which causes infection and injuries from the equipment, not to mention they’re on concrete floors.
>On modern day dairies the cows are sent to slaughter after 3 or 4 years. 
>They are murdered the same as any other cow, maybe sent off as lower grade meat. 
>For every drop of milk you drink, a calf is going without. 

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t-r-a-n-s:

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Infographic / Law Graphics You Should See

Want to know more? Read Cornell Journal of Law’s article HERE.

If y’all didn’t know, now you do.

t-r-a-n-s:

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Infographic / Law Graphics You Should See



Want to know more? Read Cornell Journal of Law’s article HERE.

If y’all didn’t know, now you do.

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This picture represents the human cost of the greed of the coal industry. When a coal mine pollutes the water supply of nearby residents, that’s it for them. The coal industry would rather we not know about this kind of thing and the Republican Party is complicit in this deception.

Exhibit A, in that regard: American conservatives just love to yammer on about the family, as if they invented it. But the U.S. record on family issues is no better than its record on health care. The family indicators are as follows, along with the US rank: teenage pregnancy births per 1,000 women aged 15-19 (28 out of 28); paid maternity leave entitlement as a percentage of annual wage (29/29); public spending on family benefits in cash, services and tax measures (26/29); child poverty rate (25/26); family-time index (22/27); percentage of young people (0-14) living with both parents (21/23); percentage of young adolescents living with both parents (26/26); and divorce rate (30). All together, the US comes in dead last in the combined index of family indicators.

These low rankings are directly related to conservative practices and social policies. Divorce rates and teen pregnancy rates are both higher in “red states”, a result of patterns of family formation according to law professors Naomi Cahn and June Carbone in their book Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarisation and the Creation of Culture. Even aside from culture, practices like “abstinence only” sex education and restrictive access to birth control both make for higher teen pregnancy rates. In the US, conservative politicians even opposed unpaid maternity leave - no wonder the US is the only advanced industrial nation with zero weeks of paid maternity leave - and very low rates of any public spending in the way of family support. In short, conservatives really are uniquely responsible for the United States’ poor showing in the family category - the exact opposite of what they tend to believe.

When it comes to freedom and democracy, however, conservatives are not alone in mistakenly thinking that the US leads the world, when it’s actually dragging up the rear among the advanced industrial nations. The U.S. does score in the mid-range on a couple of indicators, but fails abysmally on others: voter turnout for parliamentary elections (30); female parliamentarians (24); gender gap [economic, political, etc.] (13 -tied); corruption perceptions index (18); press freedom index (26/29); collective bargaining coverage (24/25); prisoners per capita (29/29); support for human rights [international agreements signed] (30). For the category as a whole, the US ranks 28th out of 30.

The story is not much different for three other categories: The U.S. scores last in public order and safety (30th) and in generosity (24/24), and 27th out of 30 in income and leisure.

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Robert Reich Puts Things In Perspective In Under 3 Minutes.

No sooner had President Obama announced an executive order that makes it possible for young people, 30 and under, who were brought to this country when they were under the age of 16, to avoid the threat of deportation through deferrals, than U.S. Rep. and Tea Partier Steve King of Iowa —the man who thinks we should pick our immigrants like we pick our hunting dogs, using a “pick of the litter” approach— was buttonholing every willing listener to say he’s going to sue to block the President’s actions.

And then Rush jumped right in, on a rant he claims that Congress “defeated the Dream Act.”

The fact is that last year the Senate failed to overcome a bipartisan filibuster against the DREAM Act, by a vote of 55 to 41, just five short of the 60 needed to advance the immigration bill to a final debate in the chamber. Nothing has been done since.

think-progress:

Meet 95-year-old Florence Hessing — one of thousands of legal Wisconsin voters disenfranchised by (Republican) Gov. Scott Walker. She can’t get a photo ID to vote, since she doesn’t drive and was born via midwife. 
Here’s more on Florence’s story.
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think-progress:

Meet 95-year-old Florence Hessing — one of thousands of legal Wisconsin voters disenfranchised by (Republican) Gov. Scott Walker. She can’t get a photo ID to vote, since she doesn’t drive and was born via midwife. 

Here’s more on Florence’s story.

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