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The women’s protest that sparked the Russian Revolution

The first day of the Russian Revolution – 8 March (23 February in the old Russian calendar) – was International Women’s Day, an important day in the socialist calendar. By midday of that day in 1917 there were tens of thousands of mainly women congregating on the Nevsky Prospekt, the principal avenue in the centre of the Russian capital, Petrograd, and banners started to appear.

 The slogans on the banners were patriotic but also made forceful demands for change: “Feed the children of the defenders of the motherland,” read one; another said: “Supplement the ration of soldiers’ families, defenders of freedom and the people’s peace.” [x]

question for anti-SJs/alt-righters:

if you guys are so “pro-free speech”, why do you guys get so violently angry about:

  • people burning the American flag
  • scientists talking to the media

  • cisphobia/heterophobia/reverse racism/misandry/etc.

  • a woman criticizing video games

  • literally any protest against the government/police, no matter how peaceful

  • anyone criticizing you when you say something bigoted
you can’t pick and choose when you want free speech. If you only want free speech as an excuse to be anti-semitic, anti-LGBT+, racist, sexist, ableist, or otherwise bigoted, you’re not pro-free speech. Contrary to what you believe, most of the “SJWs/left-wing” actually are pro-free speech; you just don’t like that we’re anti-bigotry
Jeff Sessions addresses 'anti-LGBT hate group,' but DOJ won't release his remarks
Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to an alleged hate group at an event closed to reporters on Tuesday night, but the DOJ is refusing to reveal what he said.
By ABC News

Jeff Sessions, during his 20 years as a U.S. Senator, consistently adopted anti-LGBT positions, opposing all rights and protections for the LGBT community. He now joins Donald Trump and even-more-consistently-anti-LGBT Mike Pence in speaking at formal anti-LGBT events.

“The Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal advocacy group … that ‘specializes in supporting the recriminalization of homosexuality abroad, ending same-sex marriage and generally making life as difficult as possible for LGBT communities in the U.S. and internationally.’”

Because being a regular ol’ KKK-supporting racist just isn’t enough for him.

I see a lot of posts about how great it’d be if superheroes got political, so I decided I’d make my own:

Superman as Clark Kent, rooting out bias in journalism and not doxxing people who make fun of the Planet. In costume, he petitions against the death penalty when he’s not putting out wildfires.

Bruce Wayne advocating for gun control and getting called out by a Gothamite who isn’t privileged enough to afford years of martial arts training and millions of dollars in body armor and nonlethal weapons. He uses his billions of dollars to revamp the prison system so it doesn’t encourage repeat offenses.

Tony Stark using his business clout to sponsor competiton for government-induced monopolies. 

Captain America defending freedom of speech, even the shitty speech. Because he has canonically done exactly that, even for actual neo-nazis. That’s how strongly he believes in human rights. On the subject of human rights, he’d also oppose abortion and “right-to-die” laws that let people kill others without consent. That being said, he’d also publicize resources for expecting mothers who feel pressured to abort.

Wonder Woman revamping the UN so it actually works like it’s supposed to. On a more personal level, she discourages riots that hurt the very communities they’re supposed to represent. Less looting and bike locks, more dialogue.

I know whenever people say comics should be political, they mean that comics should cater to their politics only. I gotta say, I can understand the appeal.

“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed- it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” - Doc Hastings

Tribute for Memorial Day 2017 on May 29! When you think of Memorial Day, most people tend to think of the World Wars and the conflicts of today. While all of these events are important and should always be remembered on this solemn day, I feel as if the most forgotten fallen veterans and heroes for our country are those very first heroes who were willing to take up arms to defend their families and their rights against Great Britain, almost 240 years ago. Alas, their graves are rarely visited to this day. Please remember to keep in mind, heart, and prayers all of the heroes who fought and died in the service of their countrymen!