11
Sep
nbcnightlynews:

NEW: National Organization for Women calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign

nbcnightlynews:

NEW: National Organization for Women calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign

11
Sep

http://americawakiewakie.com/post/97144339933/mad-people-get-offended-when-i-critically-talk

america-wakiewakie:

Mad people get offended when I critically talk about education. These people believe that ALL education, or ANY education, is useful in dismantling an oppressive system, and that’s just not the case. I said a while back that context always matters, and the context in which you place a child’s…

11
Sep
arsvitaest:

Flor Garduño, Basket of Light, Sumpango, Guatemala, 1989

arsvitaest:

Flor Garduño, Basket of Light, Sumpango, Guatemala, 1989

(via free-leonard-peltier)

11
Sep

micdotcom:

Watch: These kids from Ferguson have an important message for all white people

Sometimes it takes the voices of children to speak truth to power, especially when it comes to the evils of racism.

Without question, the widespread police brutality and abuse, both in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country, has elevated the consciousness of young people across America. But many others still are laboring on the illusion that we are living in a post-racial nation following the election of President Barack Obama.

These kids send the perfect wake up call | Follow micdotcom 

10
Sep
browneyedsage:

The e-mail is a call to action and instructions for how they can participate and join you on September 10th to save the open Internet.
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If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 
Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.
Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.
If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  
Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

browneyedsage:

The e-mail is a call to action and instructions for how they can participate and join you on September 10th to save the open Internet.

————————-

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  


Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

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