SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH IN A PILE OF BULLSHIT

Saying what needs to be said,
or echoing it if someone said it better.

Pointing out the evils of the world is easy.
Figuring out how to fix them... THAT'S THE DREAM.

Run by Phil.

President Obama is a neoliberal centrist. He is a pro-imperial president. He is brilliant, he’s charismatic, but he is the head of the American empire and sits at the center of the U.S. status quo. The black prophetic tradition is a profound critique and indictment of the system that he heads, and of course generates profound disappointment in the priorities of Wall Street, of drones, of mass surveillance that we’ve seen in his administration. But we say it in love. People say, “Oh, Brother West, you’re always putting the president down and then talking about love.” I love the brother. I pray for his safety and his family. He’s wrong.

Cornel West (via azspot)

West will always be a pussy because he goes so far then backs down to say he loves him and prays for his family. You can’t love a murderer. You can’t love someone that bombs and drones kids. You have to be honest about the entire portrait of the man and go the whole nine. He’s a murderer.

(via futuresam666)

(via futuresam666)

socialjusticekoolaid:

Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

(via stylingonlife)

sarahelhage:

Ben Affleck speaks about Islamophobia X

God bless you Ben affleck. Will see batman vs superman 5 times in theaters. Ow.

Wasn’t expecting this, but here’s Affleck droppin truth bombs.

(Source: steven-gerrard, via futuresam666)

Friendly reminder. 

Friendly reminder. 

spectralfigure:

spectralfigure:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TW
Hey everyone!
This is definitely something new for me, something I never would have expected to have to do so I’m feeling a bit shaky and nervous. I just want to already thank you for even looking at this and/or considering donating.
I’ll cut right to the nitty gritty:
Early morning on August 28th of this year, my now ex-boyfriend assaulted me at the apartment we shared, in the city I moved to in order to be with him. Proper legal action was taken and now he no longer lives in the apartment with me.
I was left nothing in the process. My car was not working, I had overdue bills from where my ex boyfriend spent my bill money on things other than bills, and rent was due the next week. I spent all my money trying to maintain the apartment. Which I was thankfully able to accomplish.
The issue that is now at hand is that the apartment’s lease was in my ex boyfriend’s name and I was only an occupant. I am now being forced to apply for the apartment myself. I’m sure a lot of you have been through that and are unfortunately familiar with that money-gripping process. A deposit. First month’s rent. The whole enchilada.
I am supporting myself and two cats. I need your help to keep my apartment! I have survived a physically and emotionally abusive relationship; I was so fortunate to be able to take proper legal action and get myself out of the deathgrip of domestic abuse. The horror stories of people locked in abusive relationships with no exit are not simply myths and tall tales. This happens to so many people every single day and some don’t ever get the chance to ask for help.
I got that chance. And now I am asking you for your help.
Here is an outline of my expenses:
Deposit for apartment: $200 First month’s rent: $445 Electricity activation: $140
I am kicking and screaming to keep this apartment, to not end up without a place to live. This is my home, the one I made in this city and I don’t want to lose it! Any amount of donation will be thoroughly and whole heartedly appreciated! Even if it’s only $1, the thought will show me that people out there are aware of the horror that is abusive relationships and are willing to help and support the victims and survivors.
If you read this and would like to help in a non-monetary way, I encourage you to share this post as well as volunteering at your local women’s and children shelter!
Donation page: http://gofundme.com/f0xoj8
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! THIS MEANS THE ABSOLUTE WORLD TO ME!
With absolute best regards, Hannah

Hey guys, just a quick update. I haven’t had power since Thursday. Sunday was my birthday. And I have to sign the new lease on Wednesday. Also I’m working 7 days a week. I would really like power at my house (I just need $50 for that to happen!!!) I am so grateful for all the continued support. If you can’t donate, please please share this!! I love you all!!!

Help out someone who’s been fucked around by a justice system that doesn’t seem to give a shit about women, or justice, because it doesn’t. 

spectralfigure:

spectralfigure:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TW

Hey everyone!

This is definitely something new for me, something I never would have expected to have to do so I’m feeling a bit shaky and nervous. I just want to already thank you for even looking at this and/or considering donating.

I’ll cut right to the nitty gritty:

Early morning on August 28th of this year, my now ex-boyfriend assaulted me at the apartment we shared, in the city I moved to in order to be with him. Proper legal action was taken and now he no longer lives in the apartment with me.

I was left nothing in the process. My car was not working, I had overdue bills from where my ex boyfriend spent my bill money on things other than bills, and rent was due the next week. I spent all my money trying to maintain the apartment. Which I was thankfully able to accomplish.

The issue that is now at hand is that the apartment’s lease was in my ex boyfriend’s name and I was only an occupant. I am now being forced to apply for the apartment myself. I’m sure a lot of you have been through that and are unfortunately familiar with that money-gripping process. A deposit. First month’s rent. The whole enchilada.

I am supporting myself and two cats. I need your help to keep my apartment! I have survived a physically and emotionally abusive relationship; I was so fortunate to be able to take proper legal action and get myself out of the deathgrip of domestic abuse. The horror stories of people locked in abusive relationships with no exit are not simply myths and tall tales. This happens to so many people every single day and some don’t ever get the chance to ask for help.

I got that chance. And now I am asking you for your help.

Here is an outline of my expenses:

Deposit for apartment: $200
First month’s rent: $445
Electricity activation: $140

I am kicking and screaming to keep this apartment, to not end up without a place to live. This is my home, the one I made in this city and I don’t want to lose it! Any amount of donation will be thoroughly and whole heartedly appreciated! Even if it’s only $1, the thought will show me that people out there are aware of the horror that is abusive relationships and are willing to help and support the victims and survivors.

If you read this and would like to help in a non-monetary way, I encourage you to share this post as well as volunteering at your local women’s and children shelter!

Donation page: http://gofundme.com/f0xoj8

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! THIS MEANS THE ABSOLUTE WORLD TO ME!

With absolute best regards,
Hannah

Hey guys, just a quick update. I haven’t had power since Thursday. Sunday was my birthday. And I have to sign the new lease on Wednesday. Also I’m working 7 days a week. I would really like power at my house (I just need $50 for that to happen!!!) I am so grateful for all the continued support. If you can’t donate, please please share this!! I love you all!!!

Help out someone who’s been fucked around by a justice system that doesn’t seem to give a shit about women, or justice, because it doesn’t. 

nappynomad:

socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

(via b3film)

nilpholan:

My colleague and I went up to Syracuse earlier this month to talk with the US National Guard and Air Force about the drone program being run out of Syracuse’s Hancock Airport.

The base denies that killings are carried out with their drones, and won’t disclose the identities of drone pilots, who go to work, fly in a combat zone overseas, and then get home on time for dinner.

Protestors are dealt with very harshly, and the military manipulates the law in order to repel and even incarcerate them, though their demonstrations are peaceful. Here’s the video, and the little write-up can be found here.