The strike did not happen as planned. The lead organizer in the prison was snitched on, stripped naked and thrown in a cell without a bed.
The workers planning to strike, who were mostly in the kitchen were intimidated by the warden.
The campaign is far from over though. We lost this battle, but we will win the war.
Workers rights, AKA, our rights.
"No because [your right to privacy is] not absolute. As [SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] has said there are very few freedoms that are absolute. I mean your person is protected by the Fourth Amendment but as I pointed out when you board a plane someone can pass his hands all over your body that’s a terrible intrusion, but given the danger that it’s guarding against it’s not an unreasonable intrusion. And it can be the same thing with acquiring this data that is regarded as effects. That’s why I say its foolish to have us make the decision because I don’t know how serious the danger is in this NSA stuff, I really don’t.” — Justice Antonin Scalia
— Karl Marx (via bmorepinko)
— Rosa Luxemburg (via marxism-leninism-maoism)
Damn metal gear
East Is Red, the anthem of China’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution, was being piped out of the second-storey window of an old house located a few streets south of Xintiandi, Shanghai’s affluent downtown shopping district. The house was part of an old neighbourhood that was being demolished to accommodate the next phase of high-end real estate expansion.
But it was the slogans on the two banners hung outside the house which really caught the attention of the crowd gathered across the street. Angry over the pending loss of his home, one resident had scrawled “democracy begins with rights” on one banner – and launched a nostalgic call back to Maoism on the other: “Chairman Mao, the people miss you! Corrupt officials are scared of you!”
The U.S. military is far and away the world’s largest polluter, and until we acknowledge that fact and take a firm stance against the drones, bombs,...
when you fake sick and everyones like “yeah you look really terrible”