Progressive Populist

The People, united, will never be defeated!

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shadowwraiths:

RIP little angels….

Fuck Israel!

shadowwraiths:

RIP little angels….

Fuck Israel!

Filed under israel israeli apartheid israeli war crimes israeli scumbags israeli politics israeli aggression israeli racism zionism zionist aggression zionist racism fuck israel fuck zionism fuck racism jewish bullshit tyranny despotism autocracy authoritarianism totalitarianism fascism israeli assholes palestine free palestine gaza free gaza occupation occupied territories end the occupation israeli nazism zionist nazis

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The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
Stanley Kubrick (via priceofliberty)

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Well, let me give an example. When I’m driving, I sometimes turn on the radio and I find very often that what I’m listening to is a discussion of sports. These are telephone conversations. People call in and have long and intricate discussions, and it’s plain that quite a high degree of thought and analysis is going into that. People know a tremendous amount. They know all sorts of complicated details and enter into far-reaching discussion about whether the coach made the right decision yesterday and so on. These are ordinary people, not professionals, who are applying their intelligence and analytic skills in these areas and accumulating quite a lot of knowledge and, for all I know, understanding. On the other hand, when I hear people talk about, say, international affairs or domestic problems, it’s at a level of superficiality that’s beyond belief.
Noam Chomsky, on people and seeing sports as an important factor rather than world issues, in a interview with Alternet.org.  (via assangistan)

(Source: alternet.org, via assangistan)

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theglobalelite:


 ”I want a nation of workers, not thinkers.” -John D. Rockefeller.


"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half."- Robber baron and stock manipulator Jesse Livermore

theglobalelite:

 ”I want a nation of workers, not thinkers.” -John D. Rockefeller.

"I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half."

- Robber baron and stock manipulator Jesse Livermore

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CubaSi - Cuba sends six tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza

Bravo, Cuba!

(Source: redphilistine, via the-wistful-collectivist)

Filed under israel israeli apartheid israeli war crimes israeli scumbags israeli politics israeli aggression israeli racism zionism zionist aggression zionist racism fuck israel fuck zionism fuck racism jewish bullshit tyranny despotism autocracy authoritarianism totalitarianism fascism israeli assholes palestine free palestine gaza free gaza occupation occupied territories end the occupation israeli nazism zionist nazis

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thatvegancosplayer:

londonswaves:

socialjusticeprincesses:

gojikas:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

bebinn:

eviltessmacher:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

bebinn:

Want to go to Planned Parenthood in D.C.? You’ll have to run the anti-choice gauntlet first.
This is what it looks like when clinics don’t have buffer zones.

They’re sidewalk harassers, sidewalk bullies, whatever else, but they are no where near counselors. Counselors are non-judgmental, non-biased, empathetic listeners, that is NOT what those people are. - Paige

If the clinic employees begin exercising their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and carried AR-15’s or AK-47’s along with them, on public streets, that would present an interesting conundrum to the gun loving right wing, would it not? I bet it would stop all the harassment cold too.

There are some abortion providers that do carry guns at all times, wear bulletproof vests to work, hire bodyguards, wear masks into the clinic so protesters can’t identify them, go in the back door, change up their driving routes every day, check under their cars daily for bombs, etc. That’s how serious this is, and that’s why it’s dangerous to take the protesters at face value, even if they seem peaceful. You don’t know who they’re hiding in the crowd.

And doctors who work at abortion clinics have been murdered by pro-life activists, in what has to be one of the biggest ironies in existence. Clinics have also been bombed.

Doctors like Dr. Tiller that saved my sister’s life. Dr. Tiller was shot and killed in his own church, in front of his own family and community.

You see this? This is not what you do. You don’t murder and try to humiliate someone like this because they’re doing something you don’t approve of/don’t agree with. ~Kida

Pro life

Reason #84474747 why I’m pro-choice.
I hope the people in this picture fucking rot.

Anti-choice, right-wing assholes!

thatvegancosplayer:

londonswaves:

socialjusticeprincesses:

gojikas:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

bebinn:

eviltessmacher:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

bebinn:

Want to go to Planned Parenthood in D.C.? You’ll have to run the anti-choice gauntlet first.

This is what it looks like when clinics don’t have buffer zones.

They’re sidewalk harassers, sidewalk bullies, whatever else, but they are no where near counselors. Counselors are non-judgmental, non-biased, empathetic listeners, that is NOT what those people are. - Paige

If the clinic employees begin exercising their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and carried AR-15’s or AK-47’s along with them, on public streets, that would present an interesting conundrum to the gun loving right wing, would it not? I bet it would stop all the harassment cold too.

There are some abortion providers that do carry guns at all times, wear bulletproof vests to work, hire bodyguards, wear masks into the clinic so protesters can’t identify them, go in the back door, change up their driving routes every day, check under their cars daily for bombs, etc. That’s how serious this is, and that’s why it’s dangerous to take the protesters at face value, even if they seem peaceful. You don’t know who they’re hiding in the crowd.

And doctors who work at abortion clinics have been murdered by pro-life activists, in what has to be one of the biggest ironies in existence. Clinics have also been bombed.

Doctors like Dr. Tiller that saved my sister’s life.
Dr. Tiller was shot and killed in his own church, in front of his own family and community.

You see this? This is not what you do. You don’t murder and try to humiliate someone like this because they’re doing something you don’t approve of/don’t agree with.
~Kida

Pro life

Reason #84474747 why I’m pro-choice.

I hope the people in this picture fucking rot.

Anti-choice, right-wing assholes!

(via rockitdarlin)

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Frankly, I don’t think that any of the architects of the Iraq War should ever be invited on TV to say one word about foreign policy — and especially the Middle East. They have zero credibility to comment. They have been wrong over and over again and created the conditions that spawned the problems we face today.

But if they are invited to act as “talking heads,” interviewers must at least have the common decency to point out their failed track record — and to demand that they do more than criticize the president’s efforts to clean up their mistakes. They must also be required to tell us exactly what they would do to fix it.

And if any of them actually do propose a course of action, you can pretty much be sure that based on their past track records, that course of action is wrong.

Robert Creamer, "Bush/Cheney Created Conditions That Led Directly To ISIL" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

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Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

kileyrae:

Findings:

  • A number of government and world history textbooks exaggerate Judeo-Christian influence on the nation’s founding and Western political tradition.
  • Two government textbooks include misleading information that undermines the Constitutional concept of the separation of church and state.
  • Several world history and world geography textbooks include biased statements that inappropriately portray Islam and Muslims negatively.
  • All of the world geography textbooks inaccurately downplay the role that conquest played in the spread of Christianity.
  • Several world geography and history textbooks suffer from an incomplete – and often inaccurate – account of religions other than Christianity.
  • Coverage of key Christian concepts and historical events are lacking in a few textbooks, often due to the assumption that all students are Christians and already familiar with Christian events and doctrine.
  • A few government and U.S. history textbooks suffer from an uncritical celebration of the free enterprise system, both by ignoring legitimate problems that exist in capitalism and failing to include coverage of government’s role in the U.S. economic system.
  • One government textbook flirts with contemporary Tea Party ideology, particularly regarding the inclusion of anti-taxation and anti-regulation arguments.
  • One world history textbook includes outdated – and possibly offensive – anthropological categories and racial terminology in describing African civilization.
  • A number of U.S. history textbooks evidence a general lack of attention to Native American peoples and culture and occasionally include biased or misleading information.
  • One government textbook … includes a biased – verging on offensive – treatment of affirmative action.
  • Most U.S. history textbooks do a poor job of covering the history of LGBT citizens in discussions of efforts to achieve civil rights in this country.
  • Elements of the Texas curriculum standards give undue legitimacy to neo-Confederate arguments about “states’ rights” and the legacy of slavery in the South. While most publishers avoid problems with these issues, passages in a few U.S. history and government textbooks give a nod to these misleading arguments.

What else would one expect of Texans?

No wonder they’re so uninformed, misinformed, and ignorant.

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america-wakiewakie:

Americans Don’t Actually Know Who They’re Bombing | YouGov
There is a great deal of confusion as to where, exactly, the US is conducting air and drone strikes, though the public does tend to support ongoing campaigns
On Tuesday this week the Pentagon revealed that it had launched air and drone strikes aimed at killing the head of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane. While it is still unclear whether the operation was successful, it does not mark a major shift in US policy, which has seen the US launch attacks on al-Shabaab in Somalia before. US military action in Somalia is ongoing alongside the the US presence in Afghanistan, the continued drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan and the recent decision to begin bombing ISIS militants in Iraq. 
YouGov’s latest research shows that many Americans are confused about where, exactly, the US is bombing. Most Americans are aware of the ongoing campaign in Iraq, and people tend to be aware of the strikes in Afghanistan. Less than a quarter of the public are aware that the US has recently launched strikes in Somalia, Pakistan or Yemen. 30% also say, incorrectly, that the US has recently conducted bombings in Syria and only 32% of Americans know that the US has not in fact launched air or drone strikes in Syria. 
Most Americans support conducting air or drone strikes in Iraq (60%), Afghanistan (54%) and Syria (51%). They also tend to support the ongoing drone campaigns in Somalia (45%), Pakistan (45%) and Yemen (38%). They would also tend to approve (38%) rather than disapprove (33%) of conducting drone strikes in Iran. 29% of Americans say that they would approve of the US bombing Gaza and Ukraine. 
The most recent use of US force in Iraq saw American firepower used to assist Iraqi, Kurdish and Shia forces in their offensive against ISIS to lift the siege of Amerli, a town populated by minority Turkmen. 
Full poll results can be found here. (Photo Credit: Screenshot from Lee Camps Redacted Tonight)

america-wakiewakie:

Americans Don’t Actually Know Who They’re Bombing | YouGov

There is a great deal of confusion as to where, exactly, the US is conducting air and drone strikes, though the public does tend to support ongoing campaigns

On Tuesday this week the Pentagon revealed that it had launched air and drone strikes aimed at killing the head of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane. While it is still unclear whether the operation was successful, it does not mark a major shift in US policy, which has seen the US launch attacks on al-Shabaab in Somalia before. US military action in Somalia is ongoing alongside the the US presence in Afghanistan, the continued drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan and the recent decision to begin bombing ISIS militants in Iraq. 

YouGov’s latest research shows that many Americans are confused about where, exactly, the US is bombing. Most Americans are aware of the ongoing campaign in Iraq, and people tend to be aware of the strikes in Afghanistan. Less than a quarter of the public are aware that the US has recently launched strikes in Somalia, Pakistan or Yemen. 30% also say, incorrectly, that the US has recently conducted bombings in Syria and only 32% of Americans know that the US has not in fact launched air or drone strikes in Syria. 

Most Americans support conducting air or drone strikes in Iraq (60%), Afghanistan (54%) and Syria (51%). They also tend to support the ongoing drone campaigns in Somalia (45%), Pakistan (45%) and Yemen (38%). They would also tend to approve (38%) rather than disapprove (33%) of conducting drone strikes in Iran. 29% of Americans say that they would approve of the US bombing Gaza and Ukraine. 

The most recent use of US force in Iraq saw American firepower used to assist Iraqi, Kurdish and Shia forces in their offensive against ISIS to lift the siege of Amerli, a town populated by minority Turkmen. 

Full poll results can be found here. (Photo Credit: Screenshot from Lee Camps Redacted Tonight)

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