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#DayWithoutLatinos march draws thousands of protesters to the streets of Milwaukee

  • Thousands of protesters packed the streets of Milwaukee Monday in what organizers dubbed a “day without Latinos” march, the AP reports.
  • Demonstrators closed their business, left their jobs and flooded the city’s south side to protest immigration crackdowns promised by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
  • Clarke — a right-wing hardliner and vocal surrogate for Trump — said in a Facebook post Jan. 27 that he would partner with ICE officials to round up undocumented Wisconsinites.
  • Images from the protest show a large turnout, sending a clear message that Clarke’s policies face serious opposition. 
  • But dissidents remain at a disadvantage as long as Clarke is in office. And his next re-election bid isn’t until 2018. Read more (2/13/17 3:22 PM)

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In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants, and other businesses are bracing for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.

The movement is a response to President Trump’s immigration agenda, which includes a pledge to seal the U.S. border with Mexico, and a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries (which is now on hold).

Some businesses are closing for the day; others are staying open and pledging to contribute a share of the day’s proceeds to non-profits that aid Latino communities. In a number of cases, business owners are abiding by their staffs’ wishes, after holding votes to decide whether to open.

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Promises A National Strike Thursday

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day

“Women have been cut out of history, treated like property, and kept out of power. International Women’s Day celebrates women rising above the inequality that they have been handed. It also reminds us that we need to continue fighting. For black women, for Latina women, for native women, for Asian women, for Islamic women, for Jewish women, for LGBTQ+ women, for ALL women.” — Janet, 21-year-old DoSomething member, New York

What is A Day Without A Woman?

On International Women’s Day (Wednesday, March 8), women and their allies are joining in a one-day demonstration — A Day Without A Woman — to recognize how valuable women of all backgrounds are to our socioeconomic system and to call attention to the economic injustices women and gender oppressed people continue to face. According to the official site:

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses)
  3. Wear RED, the color of the labor movement, in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

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A Day Without a Woman: What you need to know

The Women’s March on Washington galvanized women across the globe and gave voice to a rising political force on a history-making day. More than 2 million people took to the streets in Washington, D.C., and cities small and large on Jan. 21 to protest a new administration they fear will roll back civil, human and reproductive rights.

Will that voice thunder again?

On Wednesday, International Women’s Day, the organizers behind the January march are planning a showing of economic solidarity in walkouts, rallies and marches dubbed A Day Without a Woman.

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(Photo: Kyle Grantham, The News Journal)

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Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory arrested at NYC’s A Day Without a Woman protest

  • Women’s March co-organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika D. Mallory were arrested for protesting outside of Trump International Hotel in New York City on International Women’s Day, according to the Women’s March official Twitter page.
  • Sarsour and Mallory were marching toward the hotel, which is located in Columbus Circle, where they reportedly intended to form a human chain around the building. Read more (3/8/17 2:39 PM)
“Often times we hear about women's rights and women of color are left out. A lot of black women, Latina women, Asian women [and] gender-nonconforming people have been organizing, taking a stance and inserting themselves into this conversation we're having about women's rights.”

— Paula Muñoz, a 24-year-old organizer with the Service Employees International Union in Miramar, Florida

Meet 3 women who are striking against Trump in places where their voices often go unheard

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I’m debuting my new blog with a headcanon

  • look ok the Waynes don’t go to normal banks
  • what are they, poor?
  • but Jason does because he doesn’t have access to their money
  • I mean he is fucking dead
  • and fuck if he’s letting them give him any money
  • so Jason is in line at the bank
  • he looks like a normal guy, if a bit muscular
  • he goes by the name Todd Peters
  • bc he has a sense of humor gdi
  • and some guys in masks run in and shoot at the ceiling
  • they order everybody around
  • and the civilians “cower”
    • none of them are actually all that scared
    • they’re used to this ok
    • they deal with Scarecrow every other week ok they’re fine
    • they just figure this is easier than making a fuss
    • Jason’s pretty sure there’s only one bullet in that gun anyway
  • they start demanding the money
  • and Jason can’t just leave this bc he’s here
  • he might as well deal with it
  • so he stands and brings attention to himself
  • “hey!” he yells
  • they turn to him
  • and he just
  • he just fucking decks the closest one in the face
  • it’s a surprise bc nobody usually tries
  • he’s outnumbers like five to one
  • but he ducks their attacks and kicks their feet out from under them
  • and punches them all and basically just leaves them all black and blue
  • he ties them all up when he’s finished
    • bc of course he has fucking rope with him
    • why wouldn’t he
    • that’s a normal thing to have
    • (no it isn’t Jason what the fuck)
  • he couldn’t help but notice that as this was all happening
  • the civilians just quietly started making their withdrawals
  • the people at the desks thank him when they realized he was done
  • one person calls the cops
  • and then Jason realizes that there’s a camera in the bank
  • and he just makes his withdrawal and fucking books it
  • no doubt the bats will be seeing this footage soon
  • and he’s not about to deal with the police
  • he hides in a safehouse for a while in hopes that they don’t call
    • they do
    • bruce thanks him for leaving them alive
    • he doesn’t respond
Ten Years (Part 10)

Summary: AU. When a major account is on the line at work, reader is forced to revisit some old connections at her ten year high school reunion for a chance at success. Will she let the past consume her, or will she see the future in her grasp?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 2,786

Warnings: language, fluff, confrontation

A/N: Tags are closed. This part was over 4K words long, so I split it into two. I’m sorry. Reader takes some steps to make everything right again, but Bucky Barnes is nowhere to be found.

Part: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

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Everything to know about the women’s strikes on International Women’s Day

  • International Women’s Day is on Wednesday, March 8, and worldwide, women are celebrating by doing absolutely nothing. 
  • Strikes highlighting gender inequality and labor reform have been called across the country and around the globe, along with smaller protests and actions, all under the dual umbrellas of International Women’s Strike and A Day Without a Woman.
  • International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements that’s been around since 1908. 
  • Women have been striking on International Women’s Day since 1917, Ashley Bohrer, a co-organizer for International Women’s Strike U.S., said in a phone interview. 
  • The Women’s March on Washington organizers announced A Day Without a Woman in early February, on the heels of their national demonstration for human rights on Jan. 21, 2017. 
  • A Day Without a Woman rests on the intersectional feminism espoused by the Women’s March on Washington. 
  • The strike, however, is slightly different: Women are asked to refrain from doing any kind of labor — paid or unpaid, physical or emotional. 
  • Alternatively or in addition, people can show solidarity with striking women by wearing red and refusing to shop, unless they do so at women-owned or small, local businesses. Read more (3/8/17 6:09 AM)

Can’t miss a day of work? Here’s how you can still participate in the women’s strike.

  • Many folks just can’t afford to risk losing their jobs or to give up a day’s wages. Thankfully, there are ways to participate without staying away from work or school.
  • If possible, avoid spending any money 
    • The organizers of A Day Without a Woman acknowledge that not everyone can take part in the same way. One of the ways they suggest participating is to avoid shopping at stores or online for the duration of the day, with the exception of “small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses that support us.”
  • If you can avoid it, don’t do any housework either
    • Organizers of the International Women’s Strike suggest strike participants should “leave care and housework for the day,” if they can. 
    • Research has shown that, in straight couples, women are overwhelmingly expected to do stereotypical duties like childcare, cooking and laundry.
  • Wear red
    • Organizers of a Day Without a Woman and the U.S. branch of the International Women’s Strike are also asking people to participate in the day by wearing red, if they can. 
    • Red was chosen as the day’s official color because, according to A Day Without a Woman organizers, it symbolizes “revolutionary love and sacrifice” and “is the color of energy and action associated with our will to survive.”
  • Give a caregiver the day off
    • If you or your household employ any women as a caregiver, nanny, babysitter or housekeeper, give them Wednesday off.
  • Are you a male ally? Act like one
    • A Day Without a Woman organizers also provided a handy list of ways male allies can step up their game on Wednesday (or any day, really). Read more (3/8/17 6:11 AM)
iRobot (Jumin x MC)

One day you go missing, and Jumin’s life begins to fall into shambles.

Word Count: 911

I’m so sorry for the late upload! I’ve been busy all day, I’m sincerely sorry! Anyhow, thank you and have a lovely day! 

Lmao, I’m going to sleep for 20 years.

This is based on a song of the same name by Jon Bellion, the link is here

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You had left that day to just go pick something up, insisting you’d be fine and be back in a moment’s notice, the same familiar smile on your face as you told him goodbye. 

He should’ve gone with you.

Maybe you’d still be here. 

He had become worried as the hours began to pass, eventually finding the morning shift into the afternoon, and the afternoon morph into the evening. 

Eventually, he called and reported a missing person.

Yet he prayed with every fiber of his being that he was wrong. 

That in a moment you’d open the door, giving excuses and apologizing, peppering his face in his kisses to calm down.

You never did, however.

Your face was plastered on every format imaginable, the news not even passing a day without mentioning your absence.

It was a suspected kidnapping.

The very thing he adored most, the very epitome of his heart and soul, gone without a trace.

It was a field day for the press.

Yet an apocalypse for Jumin.

Soon, reporters and people came crawling at his door, asking questions of his sorrow and mourning.

And Jumin began to shut down.

The immense grief and concern wore him down to near nothing, his body weighed down like cinderblocks 

His heart felt as though it was being torn to shreds piece by piece, each day you were gone, his desperation only intensifying.

What if someone hurt you?

Were you lost?

Were you dead?

The idea left him at a complete and utter stopping point, his blood frozen and mind blank at the very possibility. 

It seemed his thoughts were drenched with you even more than usual, the memories of your beautiful heart and tender voice being the only thing keeping him breathing.

Yet days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. 

It seemed to be an endless cycle of despair. 

Until there was nothing even left of him but a hollow shell. 

For if you being beside him brought the spring, then you being gone brought a frozen tundra.

Outside he was cold and emotionless, his words constantly sharp and annoyed, where behind closed doors he was a mess, tearstains engraving his face for the night, recalling the days of endless joy with you.

Now the world seemed gray, the color being drained when you left your home. 

He was once a human.

Breathing and thinking, a heart swelling with love for you brighter and bigger than the very sun itself.

He had passion and desire, an ocean of soul and devotion because of you.

And while the love remained he became empty otherwise, his body a constant machine merely staying alive.

There was no more light.

Without you, there was nothing thoughtless and empty, numb to the pain.

Yet the love for you.

That was still there.

It was the only thing keeping him going.

He and the clocks began going in an equal motion, a constant ticking down of the clock, night and day both entirely different worlds.

Yet both completely and utterly gray and void.

What point even was there to enjoying the world about him, if he couldn’t share it with what was most precious to him?

You.

And yet when it all appeared to be too much, that he was nearing his end, he thought of you.

Your hearts would always be together, just as entwined as your hands once were.

You wouldn’t want him to disappear. 

You wouldn’t want him to leave this life.

Yet he couldn’t deny, some days his gaze lingered on his options.

But it always came back to you.

And your soothing words.

Everything came back to you.

However, one day, things changed.

He had woken up, his body heavier than skyscrapers as his lids opened, legs swinging over.

He didn’t even take off his wedding ring now, his fingers drifting over it, remembering your laughter and delight as you placed it onto his finger.

Did you still wear yours?

The thought remained as he got ready for the day, his eyes dull and face quietly contorted to that of anguish and vexation.

 He prepared to leave, staring out onto his countless photos and remnants of you, his heart aching with each memory drifting into his head.

Yet without these memories, he would’ve disappeared with you the second you were missing. 

His hand hung at the door, an imagination running in his head that nearly brought something like joy.

What if you were on the other side?

Eager to see him.

What a dream.

Yet as he opened the door, he was greeted by this dream.

And it was not his imagination.

The very thing that brought his world color, that left his heart erupting with adoration and joy he had never known, filling his days with laughter and smiles unlike every before.

The very thing more precious than all of the jewels and wealth in the world.

You.

You had found your way home.

You had found your way to him.

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A Virginia public school system will be closed on March 8th after 300 staffers take off for Women’s Strike

  • The Women’s Strike is already working its intended effect in Alexandria, Virginia, where public schools will close on March 8 after 300 employees requested the day off.
  • The Alexandria City Public Schools system announced Monday that March 8 would serve as a “teacher work day for ACPS staff,” WTTG reported.
  • A statement from ACPS noted that the “unusually high number of requests” for time off on Wednesday “may be attributed to the observance of International Women’s Day," WTTG reported.
  •  There are a number of actions planned for March 8, among them the International Women’s Strike and A Day Without a Woman, both of which call for women to abstain from all forms of labor in protest of economic inequality. Read more (3/6/17 4:50 PM)
Waiting for Superman

Steve left for a mission is been 21 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes, and since then you don’t hear about him.

Pairing: Steve Rogers X Reader
Characters: Reader/You, Steve Rogers, OMC.
Word counting: 1k+
Warnings: Angst with a happy ending; Female reader; Unbetad


“Miss Y/N.” A voice called you away from your thoughts once again. “Miss Y/N?”

You lifted your eyes, ashamed, to see one of your students staring at your face.

“Yes, Carl?” You answered promptly.

“The movie is over is been five minutes.”  A blush crept on his pale cheeks.

Carl was one of your best students. Actually, he was our best student. He was a straight A 13 boy, with a very kind heart.

“Oh.” You stood up from your chair, looking at your students. “So… Can someone start talking about what we just watched?”

You could barely remember what the movie was about. You mind was locked in Steve, your boyfriend. Captain freaking America.

21 days 18 hours and 37 minutes ago, Steve had left the apartment you shared to a mission in another country – one he hadn’t told you the name – and, since that day, you haven’t had any news about him. He was expected to come back after 10 days but three weeks had already passed and no news had come yet.

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