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.”
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, 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.’”
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.
For every bigoted person of substantial platform if sufficient backlash exists against their views, then there is a proportional number of those who will misuse the term “freedom of speech” in order to defend these individuals.
“The Public Library is absolutely wonderful in its entirety, at once an ode to the glory of our most democratic institutions and a culturally necessary prompt to defend them like we would defend our freedom to live, learn, and be — a freedom to which the library is our highest celebration.”
“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!