(via pragnacious)Source: ddoriangray
THIS IS WHAT STAR TREK IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT
When JJ Abrams decided that he didn’t like the “philosophy” of Star Trek, this is some of the stuff he was knocking.
Which is hilarious because Abrams puts sexy shit in the reboots for no fucking reason.
JJ Adams has no business in Star Trek. NONE.
Abrams can kiss my Trekkie ass. This is what Trek is about. Not flashy, no substance, over sexualized woman for no reason.
And holy fucking shit I ain’t even sold a newspaper in months.
But the point of the newspapers isn’t to be sectarian or whatever, and it’s not clear to me where newspaper sales are leading to sectarianism because that’s not something I’ve seen.
The point of having a paper…
“How was the G8?”
“It was good. We discussed economic cooperation and anti-terror policies and sacrificed a baby calf to the gods of capitalism and laughed maniacally.”
(via hexacolors)Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism
22 arrested, demanding Obama keep his promises on climate
June 18, 2013
Twenty-two environmental activists who staged a sit-in to protest the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the United States were arrested as part of a planned protest this morning outside the State Department offices in the Loop, police said.
About 8:30 a.m., a group of about 30 demonstrators from various environment groups gathered at the Metcalfe Federal Building at 77 W. Jackson Blvd., which also houses the State Department, police said. Chicago police said 12 women and 10 men were arrested and cited with criminal trespass for blocking the entryway to the building. No one was hurt and the protest was peaceful, police said.
President Barack Obama is under pressure from environmental groups to veto the northern section of the proposed $5.3 billion pipeline, which would take crude from the Alberta tar sands in Western Canada to refineries in Texas.
Obama is expected to make a decision on the pipeline late this year. The southern half of the pipeline, from Texas to Oklahoma, is more than halfway built. The northern section needs State Department approval because it crosses an international border.
Environmentalists say the pipeline will speed up development of the oil sands, where extracting crude from the oil-rich bitumen uses much more energy than does regular oil production.
One of those arrested was 33-year-old Elijah Zarlin, a senior campaign manager for CREDO, one of the groups that organized today’s event. When asked what is wrong with the proposed pipeline, he said: “Everything.”
But Zarlin, of Oakland, Calif., said his group’s biggest issue is that the pipeline will lead to the production of tar sands, which he calls “one of the biggest pools of carbon on the planet,” and will essentially lead to “environmental devastation.”
Spillage of diluted bitumin, which Zarlin described as a “toxic substance” is also a concern, he said.
“This was the first action, our pledge of resistance against Keystone XL,” Zarlin said. “So far over 62,000 people have pledged to commit peaceful and dignified civil disobedience as we did today.”
Zarlin, who said he worked on Obama’s campaign in 2008 at their Chicago headquarters, was cited with trespassing and is scheduled to appear in court in Chicago in next month.
“I certainly never thought that I would have to come back to be arrested in order to send him the message that he needs to make good on the commitments he made … on climate change.”
Free Leonard Peltier
Leonard Peltier is a Lakhota warrior who was falsely charged and imprisoned for the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Many have charged that the FBI was complicit in the reign of terror that followed the American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 that resulted in the murders of some 60 traditional Lakhota and AIM activists during that time. Those murders, perpetrated by the Goon Squads led former tribal chairman Dickie Wilson and paid for with Federal money that should have been used to aid the desperately poor traditional Lakhota on Pine Ridge, have never been investigated. Last year, NPR reported that the case has been re-opened http://www.npr.org/2012/08/18/159058219/near-wounded-knee-years-of-alleged-injustice which may lead to the indictment and prosecution of those responsible for the violence against AIM and its traditionalist supporters.
Leonard Peltier has been named as a political prisoner by Amnesty International. You can read the entire compelling story in Peter Matthiesen’s compelling “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,” reviewed by Harvard law professor and noted civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz, here: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/11/23/home/matthiessen-crazyhorse.html. There is also a documentary about these events, “Incident at Oglala,” directed by Michael Apted and produced and narrated by Robert Redford. You can watch the entire movie for free on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izazh10qbs.
It is long past time to free Leonard Peltier and lock up the real criminals.
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(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)Source: fav.me
Today, June 17, 2013, North Carolinians gathered for the seventh “Moral Monday” protest at the North Carolina Legislative Building. Since late May, thousands have protested the General Assembly’s ultra-conservative agenda and over 450 people have been arrested as part of a growing wave of non-violent civil disobedience. Holly Marie Jordan is a public school teacher from Durham who was arrested as part of today’s protest. Her testimony is below:
As a public school teacher in North Carolina—not an “outsider” that Governer McCrory alleges is at the helm of the Moral Monday protests, but an educator grounded in and devoted to the community of Durham—I am ardent to stand up for the future of my students by getting arrested at Moral Monday.