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“The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.”

– Michael Rivero  (via lapalomanegra, fucknobigbrother) (via femmewolfprince) (via navigatethestream) (via solidarityforever) (via mommapolitico) (via truth-has-a-liberal-bias) (via kogiopsis) (via yawniambored) (via aliaisqueen) (via caffeinatedriot) (via official-mens-frights-activist) (via anachronizomai) (via withoutadjectives)

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

Capitalism is so evil specifically because the success of the few is conditional upon the failure of the many. In order for the 1% to get rich, or even the 10% or the 20%, the rest of the population, by definition, must be at a disadvantage. I want no part of a system like that, a system where gluttonous sloths sit at the top of the pyramid waving food teasingly at the masses and taunting, “You can’t reach this food because you’re not working hard enough and you don’t deserve it!”

When the Revolution comes, the CEOs shall be eaten first.

standwithpalestine:



Pro-Israel goon in Boston threatened a Palestinian woman with rape at Tuesday’s protest. Make sure to ID this guy, and please stay safe everyone. The irony of Zionists: Wearing a shirt that says peace while you threaten to rape someone.


Please reblog. We can do this.

EVERYONE KNOW THE FACE OF THIS PIECE OF SHIT. People who threaten rape deserve no privacy. 
Clearly, this man did not attend the rally to support peace but to voice his racism in a publicly sanctioned forum, one where he could masquerade behind politics. This is the very intersection of Orientalism and misogyny: a white man disagreeing with an Arab woman because he is both a misogynist and bigoted against Arabs, and then immediately defaulting to sexual violence (or threats thereof — this is where his mind instantly goes) because she is a woman. He feels gendered power over her as a man, and racial power over her as a white person. He views her as doubly inferior, and this combination fills him with so much rage and so much hate that he vocally expresses an intention to rape her. And he does so OUT LOUD, IN A PUBLIC SPACE FILLED WITH PEOPLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT, because rape culture permits him to do so without consequence. 
Please reblog. I want everyone on Tumblr to know what this piece of shit looks like. Bostonians, be careful of this violent bigot.

standwithpalestine:

Pro-Israel goon in Boston threatened a Palestinian woman with rape at Tuesday’s protest. Make sure to ID this guy, and please stay safe everyone. The irony of Zionists: Wearing a shirt that says peace while you threaten to rape someone.

Please reblog. We can do this.

EVERYONE KNOW THE FACE OF THIS PIECE OF SHIT. People who threaten rape deserve no privacy. 

Clearly, this man did not attend the rally to support peace but to voice his racism in a publicly sanctioned forum, one where he could masquerade behind politics. This is the very intersection of Orientalism and misogyny: a white man disagreeing with an Arab woman because he is both a misogynist and bigoted against Arabs, and then immediately defaulting to sexual violence (or threats thereof — this is where his mind instantly goes) because she is a woman. He feels gendered power over her as a man, and racial power over her as a white person. He views her as doubly inferior, and this combination fills him with so much rage and so much hate that he vocally expresses an intention to rape her. And he does so OUT LOUD, IN A PUBLIC SPACE FILLED WITH PEOPLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT, because rape culture permits him to do so without consequence. 

Please reblog. I want everyone on Tumblr to know what this piece of shit looks like. Bostonians, be careful of this violent bigot.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THIS HEADLINE, CNN I AM SO DONE WITH YOU. FUCK YOU, JOHN KERRY. FUCK YOU, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THAT I VOTED FOR TWICE BECAUSE YOU WEREN’T REPUBLICANS BUT FUCK YOU SURE ACT LIKE YOU ARE. FUCK YOU, WESTERN IMPERIALIST MEDIA WITH A BULLSHIT COLORIST AGENDA. FUCK ALL OF THIS.