Posts tagged united states.

nevver:

Paradise lost

nevver:

Paradise lost

(via rebellionkid)

11 Things We Could Buy With 1 Month Of War Funding ›

thepeoplesrecord:

progressivefriends:

“Our communities are depressingly polluted, social services are being cut left and right and hunger is very real right here in America. So hearing that the United States government spends $20 billion in Afghanistan each year on air conditioning alone stings just a little. When it comes to war, the U.S. Treasury is hemorrhaging cash, yet Congress demanded that President Obama cut things like high-speed rail, United Nations support and funds for the Environmental Protection Agency from the 2012 fiscal year budget.”

1. Domestic hunger relief

2. High-speed rail transportation in the U.S.

3. Public health programs

4. Protecting the environment

5. Cleanup projects

6. Education

7. Jobs

8. Housing for low-income families & homeless

9. Scientific research

10. Organic farming

11. Wind energy

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downtohuck:

leftish:

This guy actually gets what the war on women is all about.

Fuck yeah. This is the only politician I wholeheartedly agree with every time they open their mouth. He isn’t beholden to any special interest groups or shady superPAC’s… he’s just trying to fight the good fight when everyone else has folded to the money or the media or the pressure to conform to a rigid party line. Keep on keepin’ on Senator Sanders! We need you and the truth you keep speaking.


boss life

downtohuck:

leftish:

This guy actually gets what the war on women is all about.

Fuck yeah. This is the only politician I wholeheartedly agree with every time they open their mouth. He isn’t beholden to any special interest groups or shady superPAC’s… he’s just trying to fight the good fight when everyone else has folded to the money or the media or the pressure to conform to a rigid party line. Keep on keepin’ on Senator Sanders! We need you and the truth you keep speaking.

boss life

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married to trouble: 10 Facts You May Not Know About Asian-American History ›

gondoleia:

by Jenn Fang

It’s almost the end of May. Do you know your Asian-American history?

Most of America isn’t aware that May is Asian-American Heritage Month. It’s a celebration that started in 1978, when Congress urged President Jimmy Carter to declare the week of May 4th…

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owsposters:

American Exceptionalism?
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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)
The Myth of American Exceptionalism
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owsposters:

American Exceptionalism?

Download the poster pack

Data source

Author’s note: The info here, per the data source and as noted on the flagpole in the poster, is comparative among OECD member nations, not comparative among all nations of the earth.

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)

The Myth of American Exceptionalism

Wear this design:
American Exceptionalism? shirt
American Exceptionalism?

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foreverliberal:

White Privilege 

As promised, here is my video about white privilege.

I worked hard writing the script. I am not the best at editing — so I apologize for some random cuts, and, if you cannot read the text because of the font color, tell me. Also — some of the audio is not in sync. I’m sorry about that, but I tried everything and it wouldn’t fix itself. 

Thank you for watching this if you do. (: I’ll be doing many other videos on privilege. 

brilliant.

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The U.S is officially the worlds police. ›

Bye, MegaUpload… hello, scary controlling United States Government….

socialistexan:

letterstomycountry:

leftish:

So the whole reason we need more prisons built is to house non-violent drug offenders?

LTMC: And 80-90% of those so-called drug offenders are Black, despite the fact that all racial groups commit crime at remarkably similar rates, and some studies suggest that Blacks actually use drugs less frequently than whites.

You know why white people use more? Because they know they’ll probably get away with it. No joke, I’ve heard plenty of white people I know who smoke, and then think they can get away with it because they’re white. Usually they do too.
Racist system is racist.

socialistexan:

letterstomycountry:

leftish:

So the whole reason we need more prisons built is to house non-violent drug offenders?

LTMC: And 80-90% of those so-called drug offenders are Black, despite the fact that all racial groups commit crime at remarkably similar rates, and some studies suggest that Blacks actually use drugs less frequently than whites.

You know why white people use more? Because they know they’ll probably get away with it. No joke, I’ve heard plenty of white people I know who smoke, and then think they can get away with it because they’re white. Usually they do too.

Racist system is racist.

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thatbeardedatheist:

They also happen to have some of the highest GDP’s per capita

I LOVE THIS. these are my favorite countries. i want to live here. oh my sagannnnn.

thatbeardedatheist:

They also happen to have some of the highest GDP’s per capita

I LOVE THIS. these are my favorite countries. i want to live here. oh my sagannnnn.

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The Word of the Day, today, on Dictionary.com is Procrustean.

Definition: “Tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.”

Synonyms: America. United States of America. Corporate America. Capitalism. Capitalist America. Some of the police force in the United States of America. USA.