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This is Your Planet on Meat

vegan-pancake:

"Globally, we don’t have a famine problem; we have a livestock problem. Feeding food to animals and then eating the animals is kind of like heating your house during the winter by burning wood outside.

We don’t have a global health epidemic; we have a global livestock epidemic. Too much of the…

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When someone works for less pay than she can live on — when, for example, she goes hungry so that you can eat more cheaply and conveniently — then she has made a great sacrifice for you, she has made you a gift of some part of her abilities, her health, and her life. The ‘working poor,’ as they are approvingly termed, are in fact the major philanthropists of our society. They neglect their own children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high. To be a member of the working poor is to be an anonymous donor, a nameless benefactor, to everyone else.
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. (via howtobeterrell)

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breakingnews:

Protesters remain defiant in Hong Kong despite police warnings
BBC News: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are refusing to disperse in Hong Kong despite repeated volleys of tear gas and warnings from the police that greater force will be used. 

Photo: Protesters remained on the streets as darkness fell on Monday (Reuters)

breakingnews:

Protesters remain defiant in Hong Kong despite police warnings

BBC News: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are refusing to disperse in Hong Kong despite repeated volleys of tear gas and warnings from the police that greater force will be used.

Photo: Protesters remained on the streets as darkness fell on Monday (Reuters)

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There’s More Inequality In America Now Than There Was In Ancient Rome: Punching In

workingamerica:

Hyatt pays $1 million in deal to end boycott

98 Boston housekeepers will be paid in settlement to end boycott that cost the chain more than $6 million.

Majority of employers think it’s time to raise the minimum wage

CareerBuilder survey even finds 60 percent of senior level managers think the minimum wage is too low.

Eight major clothing brands pledge to pay more so Cambodian garment workers can get a raise

Zara, H&M among group saying they will pay more for goods.

CHART: It’s a great time to be rich

The top 1% control as much of the economy as they did in 1929.

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medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

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Too many people in the u.s. support death and destruction without being aware of it. They indirectly support the killing of people without ever having to look at the corpses … I wondered how all those people in the states who tried to sound tough, saying that the u.s. should in here, bomb there, take over this, attack that, would feel if they knew that were indirectly responsible for babies being burned to death. I wondered how they would feel if they were forced to take moral responsibility for that
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toppysammy:

So my brother (taller boy in the back) is protesting his high school’s decision to “promote patriotism and the free-market system and downplay civil disorder in the curriculum [of AP history classes].” (x) In the video, the reporter only focuses on the schools participating in the protest (it covers the largest district in the state of Colorado) and that the superintendent wants students to come to him with their questions instead of protesting during class. She goes on to discuss, more than once, that “most” of the teenagers protesting don’t know what they’re protesting. My sister (not pictured) is also part of the protest movement, and was interviewed by the reporter. She stated quite clearly their position on the matter, but the interview wasn’t aired. This is so toxic in the fact that this reporter was blatantly under-representing the knowledge that these students had on the matter and invalidating their opinions on their own education. 
More links:(x)(x)(x)

toppysammy:

So my brother (taller boy in the back) is protesting his high school’s decision to “promote patriotism and the free-market system and downplay civil disorder in the curriculum [of AP history classes].” (x) In the video, the reporter only focuses on the schools participating in the protest (it covers the largest district in the state of Colorado) and that the superintendent wants students to come to him with their questions instead of protesting during class. She goes on to discuss, more than once, that “most” of the teenagers protesting don’t know what they’re protesting. My sister (not pictured) is also part of the protest movement, and was interviewed by the reporter. She stated quite clearly their position on the matter, but the interview wasn’t aired. This is so toxic in the fact that this reporter was blatantly under-representing the knowledge that these students had on the matter and invalidating their opinions on their own education

More links:
(x)(x)(x)

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nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

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BOOST!!!!!
This is the video from the stills posted!!!
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater
Spread this around!!!


what THE FUCK

Terrible. Justice for Julia.

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postracialcomments:

quietlyexhale:

nishnasty:

#Repost from @junglebarbiejulia FULL STORY. On the night of August 10 2013 I went to DC for my birthday to go to “Park Place”, an upscale restaurant. Upon my arrival at the entrance, at 11:30pm, before going to stand in the very long line I went to ask a patrolling officer where a nearby restroom was and before I could utter the words, I was met with an elbow and a right punch to my face. I was instantly knock out. My police report (which has changed numerous times this year) say I was arrest and processed at 1:50 am which is 2 hours that I was unaccounted for. I was left on the floor and when I woke up I was bleeding in multiple places with drag marks on my toes, my wrist were cut by the cuffs, the back of my head and arms were lumpy. The officers wouldn’t tell me why I was in jail and I overheard them saying what should we charge her with? We can’t say domestic, we don’t know who she is with. After pleading and begging to go to the hospital, I was met with more hostility before they finally let me go to the hospital the next days upon my release I had a rape kit done because I don’t know any thing that happened to me while knocked out and it came back positive for semen. They sent messages from my phone while I was detained. Internal Affairs came and confiscated my clothing (they never returned them) and they stole my rape kit. As of today I am facing charges for fighting a bouncer outside of the Lima Club, I was never there and its 5 minutes away from Park driving, also 5 officers that responded after I punched the manager to I was apparently Mike Tyson because when I woke up in jail I had the strength and gumption to fight some more officers in there. When the video was requested both clubs said they lost them. They follow me and stalk my home to this day, I have caught DC police trying to get in my home when they thought I had left, even the Baltimore cops help protect them, one in the rape department even asked me out on a date while my face was still battered. I have been trying to tell my story on IG only to find that police officers or this hired by then have been spamming my hashtag #justiceforjulia with blasphemous pictures. Please share her story.

postracialcomments

BOOST!!!!!

This is the video from the stills posted!!!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=679216132168166&set=vb.159600104129774&type=2&theater

Spread this around!!!

what THE FUCK

Terrible. Justice for Julia.

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