The United States DHS has declared that areas 100 miles in from the US border are zones in which the 4th Amendment does not apply.
Major cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and even Houston have been declared by the Department of Homeland Security to be within the official 100 mile ‘border’ of the United States, subjecting 197 million citizens to electronic belonging searches without any suspicion.
What is happening?
how about no
CASUALLY NOTICE HOW THE EXCLUSION ZONES ARE HEAVILY POC-POPULATED….
9:44 am • 5 March 2013 • 13,495 notes
every time someone tries to wedge some cis/str8s into the lgbtq “community,” they always make it so painfully obvious that the only thing that comes to mind when they think of us is sex. “it should include anyone who doesn’t have sex in the missionary position with the lights off in a house with a white picket fence blah blah blah!”
no, because who we are is not defined by the kind of sex we have (or don’t have!). our experiences are not defined by our sex, which is as varied as str8 sex. our difference, what sets us apart and what str8s revile so much, is so much more than how we fuck. it’s not how or where or how many or when - it’s who, and it’s not just sex. it’s who we love, who we prioritize, who we build lives and families with, and YES who we have sex with. but we are not just sex. and we are not hated and murdered and rejected and assaulted and oppressed just because of the way we have sex.
and how dare you people continue to reduce us to the sex you think we’re having?
8:24 am • 28 February 2013 • 187 notes
The CFC: Feminist POC Wikipedia Takeover! 3/15 11-3 EST
I am really excited to tell you about a project I am working on called Feminists Engage Wikipedia
, where folks around the country sign into Wikipedia, edit certain entries and add new ones to counteract the very white straight cis able bodied western dude nature of…
3:33 pm • 27 February 2013 • 328 notes
'Gender And Sexual Diversities,' Or GSD, Should Replace 'LGBT,' Say London Therapists
Bahahaahhahah. Could you imagine? Gender and sexuality is diverse, that’s kind of the point. LGBT is a part of that diversity. GSD literally means everyone (and therefore refers to noone..).
Why do people who are not l g b or t think they can debate the ways t b l and g people choose to label ourselves? As for social workers (other therapists and community workers tend to ignore this), self-determination is kind of our driving principle. Why on earth would we ever be coming up with labels for anyone besides ourselves?
8:13 am • 27 February 2013 • 6 notes
“The ‘gay agenda’ has been about passing our apartments to each other when we die, not about increasing affordable housing or opposing illegal eviction. It has been about getting our partnerships recognized so our partners can share our private health benefits not about defending Medicaid rights or demanding universal health care. It has been about getting our young sons into Boy Scouts, not about advocating for the countless/uncounted queer and trans youth struggling against a growing industry of youth incarceration. It has been about working to put more punishment power in the hands of an overtly racist criminal system with passage of hate crimes laws, not about opposing the mass incarceration of a generation of men of color or fighting the abuse of queer and trans people in the adult and juvenile justice settings”
Dean Spade from “Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy” (via sage-power)
Forwarding this to the whole school.
7:43 pm • 23 February 2013 • 1,016 notes
“Everyone is all outraged that Barack Obama played golf with the adulterer Tiger Woods. No one cares that Barack Obama murders children with missiles from remote control robots.”
11:51 am • 20 February 2013 • 185 notes
“In America, cognitive dissonance among those with some awareness of the national predicament is handled not by resolution, but rather through coping mechanisms. They keep inconsistencies below a certain pain cum embarrassment threshold. That artless strategy has proven viable in part because Americans, beguiled by their leaders and the country’s entire political class, have learned to live in a virtual reality. The actual and the imagined have become fused so that the former has no clear precedence in its hold on the individual and collective mind. The mythic and the real are interchangeable. Thus, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo. Thus, the fabricated yet fabled hero David Petraeus; countries manufacture the heroes they need – and that they are prepared to pay the price for. Thus, the ‘success’ of the surge in Iraq. Thus the solemn pronouncements that judgment on our tragic adventures there and in Afghanistan must ‘await the verdict of history.’ – just as the historians’ jury is still out on Krakatoa. Moreover, a collectivity of the self-worshipful militates toward the same outcome. In America today, a vague patriotism, itself an abstracted form of national self-worship, is the only sealant that bonds otherwise separate egoists. Its effect is made all the more powerful by the common experience of being accessories to the shameful acts of their government. This phenomenon is at once cause and reinforced effect of our flight from information and knowledge. A queer feature of contemporary American life is the equation of ignorance and freedom. New information is instinctively seen as a threat instead of something carrying possible value to be embraced. For it asks engagement, some mental effort, – and it promises the pain of owning up to behaviors we cannot stand contemplating.”
— Fear By Another Name (via theamericanbear)
12:26 pm • 19 February 2013 • 25 notes
im·pe·ri·al·ism | /imˈpi(ə)rēə,lizəm/ |
A policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
(Source: getinvolvedyoulivehere, via disobey)
1:32 pm • 17 February 2013 • 474 notes
this is a fucking horror show
i want nothing to do with this nonsense (heteropatriarchal classist bullllllshiiittttt)
(Source: mypantsareonfire, via forever-let-it-burn)
3:14 pm • 16 February 2013 • 2,565 notes