The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair...– Dr. Martin Luther King, from a speech to the AFL-CIO Illinois state convention on Oct. 7, 1965 (via yourdreamswillcome)
Melgar, a legal resident, was not turned over to immigration authorities. He...– EXCLUSIVE: Escondido woman turned over to immigration after domestic violence incident This makes me ill. Melgar—the man who *beat* the woman turned over to ICE—was released. the *victim*, is now trapped in a world of violent bureaucracy and imprisonment. All for *reporting* him. And it’s worth...
[But to return to your story. Never stop imagining. You’re not mad. Don’t ever...– Milena Agus, from From the Land of the Moon, translated by Ann Goldstein (via the-final-sentence)
Perfectionism is a neurosis. It is an illness. And the more you try to become...– Osho (via human-voices)
The term “meritocracy” — now almost universally used as a term of praise — was...– - Alexander Stille, Social Inequality and the New Elite (via underpaidgenius)
The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are...– George R.R. Martin (via suzywire)
I HATE IRONY. I think it’s so lazy. I was just talking about this with someone...– Jim O’Rourke - “Radical Adults: An Interview With Sonic Youth’s Jim O’Rourke” by Danielle Prokop (Offbeat Magazine Iss. 171, Oct. 2002) (via nursehella)
I love to smoke. Smoking a cigarette is like forgetting. When I hit rock bottom...– Marie, Les amours imaginaires (via illude)
It is the only life I care about—to write, to go out occasionally and ‘lose...– Katherine Mansfield, from a letter dated 11 August 1917 (via katherine-mansfield)
The Opportunity Cost of Drug Testing Welfare... →
In every state there are two populations of people whom a government might decide to subject to drug testing. One population, welfare recipients, haven’t done anything wrong and have a low rate of drug use. The other population, felony probationers, have done something wrong and have a high rate of drug use. Further, while there is no evidence that drug testing welfare recipients protects the...
I think the popular perception that we’re a lot like the Victorians is in large...– William Gibson’s words give me such feelings in my parts. From this interview. (via liquidiousfleshbag)
Wonderful music like this was the worst hurt there could be. The whole world was...– Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (via ahuntersheart) my favorite book, of all time
Online Notebook: "Working Class" vs. "Middle... →
andrewtsks: (This is basically a half-formed idea in my mind that I’m attempting to explore by talking about it. I’m not trying to make some authoritative statement and would be open to discussion about everything I’m saying here.) I see a lot of stuff in the media lately that attempts to put a positive…
You can accept or reject the way you were treated by other people, but until you...– Iyanla Vanzant (via bettyboop57)
Understand that the police and laws are part of a system that is anti-poor,...– - Syed Hussan in #OccupyTogether in the age of conspiracy | rabble.ca (via garconniere)
I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on...– Harun Yahya (via acidgypsy)
Giant prehistoric krakens may have sculpted... →
dylansp: rebelrebelbatcat: I LOVE MONSTERS. Also, this is a super far-fetched theory, but I want to believe. I WANT TO BELIEVE. “Mark McMenamin of Mount Holyoke College…”
Erick Erickson, Founder Of ‘We Are The 53%’ Site,... →
cognitivedissonance: I’ll, uh, get by on what Erickson makes. And his parody of the “We Are The 99%” site, “We Are The 53%,” is backfiring - it shows people virtually boasting about getting screwed by the economy and stubbornly believing they should have to put up with that - at its core, showing more people who are part of the 99%. As Max Read states: Erickson has exposed “where the best of...
To manifest your dreams before you manifest your fears. To navigate beyond the...– Saul Williams, ‘raised to be lowered’ (via ninestories)
RIP Fred Shuttlesworth (March 18, 1922- October 5,...
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., left, Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy hold a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on May 8, 1963. Shuttlesworth died Wednesday in Birmingham. (Associated Press) ——————- Civil rights icon Shuttlesworth...
CALL OUT TO PEOPLE OF COLOR from the #OWS POC...
pococcupywallstreet: To those who want to support the Occupation of Wall Street, who want to struggle for a more just and equitable society, but who feel excluded from the campaign, this is a message for you. To those who do not feel as though their voices are being heard, who have felt unable or uncomfortable participating in the campaign, or who feel as though they have been silenced, this is a...