this is what happened today at the University of Auckland. four of us sieged the inside of Alfred Nathan House, the building which houses the vice chancellor’s office and which students are not allowed to enter, and four more students occupied the roof again. we had a rally outside, deep-frying student’s student loan documents. we did this on fee setting day to protest the fact that the university continues to chain students to a lifetime of debt by raising fees by the statutory maximum of 4% every year (and our own vice chancellor has suggested that the government deregulate fees so that they can raise them as much as they want), which locks the disenfranchised out of tertiary education by ensuring that they cannot afford to study and rack up debt.
keep spreading this. and remember that this is only what happened to the four of us. our comrades outside were being hit, shoved into walls, and dragged off fire escapes by security and police.
- At least 5 Ferguson officers apart from Darren Wilson have been named in lawsuits
- Ferguson police accused of assaulting children
- Shaun King has 15 questions for Darren Wilson (storify)
- Ferguson protesters brace for no indictment
- Is it legal for the police to shoot an unarmed, surrendered citizen?
- Black teens are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white teens
- The Big List of Ferguson Live Streams
Rest in Power #JenniferLaude a trans woman in the Philippines who was murdered by a US soldier. Read more here. #TransLivesMatter
TRANS WOC MURDERED BY A US SOLDIER
The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?
Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.
…yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it.
|—||Alan Wilson Watts (via purplebuddhaproject)|
Computer simulations that teach themselves to walk.
oooooh I wonder if they used genetic algorithms :o
Died laughing at the fucking gen 20 raptor doing a GODDAMN FACEPLANT.
WELL YOU CAN TELL BY THE WAY I USE—FUCK!
I AM GOING TO MAKE LEARNING THIS THE OBJECT OF MY LIFE.
I always lose it at Cota Rica.
I ALREADY KNOW THIS BY HEART
United States, Canada,
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Greenland, El Salvador too.
Puerto Rico, Columbia,
Honduras, Guyana, and still;
and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.
Costa Rica, Belize,
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.
Norway, and Sweden,
and Iceland, and Finland,
and Germany now one piece;
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.
Ireland, Russia, Oman;
Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia,
Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.
There’s Syria, Lebanon,
both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,
Belgium, and Portugal,
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
then Bangladesh, Asia,
and China, Korea, Japan.
and Tibet, Indonesia,
the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea,
Sumatra, New Zealand,
then Borneo, and Vietnam.
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.
and Malawi, Togo,
The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Chad, and Liberia,
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Kenya, and Mali,
Sierra Leone, and Algier;
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Rwanda, Mahore[?], and Cayman;
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi,
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan!
reblogging for the lyrics.
I lose it after Peru. like, I can’t even follow the lyrics. I just sit in awe of it.
TRY AND LEARN THIS I DARE YOU
I will never stop loving this
Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!
Above all, capitalism wastes human life. The U.S. spends billions to warehouse 2 million people—many of them young Black and Latino men—in overcrowded prisons. It provides sub-par education to millions of poor students, sending a message that their lives will amount to nothing.
Are people homeless in America because there’s a shortage of homes? And if that’s the case, is there a shortage of homes because we don’t have the concrete, the wood and the steel to build them?
The truth is that under capitalism, there’s no incentive to build low-cost housing for the homeless—because it isn’t profitable to do so.
The same goes for the more than 800 million people in the world who go hungry. It isn’t profitable to feed them. So food is stockpiled or destroyed rather than distributed to them.