greed over people

This is the problem with #capitalism which enables Big Pharma to be run like a cartel (without guns).

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
—  William Faulkner
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The Army Corp of Engineers has announced they are denying the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, effectively halting construction of the pipeline to conduct an environmental study. After months of peaceful protest and enduring the brutalization of the North Dakota law enforcement, the Native Americans of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have prevailed. The victory was celebrated at Standing Rock and across the country. However, there is still speculation that the pipeline will continue after the environmental study is completed. There is also the likely chance that once President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, he will resume construction of the DAPL. The battle was won but the war is far from over, and activists are continuing their efforts to protest the DAPL. Activists gathered at the Waldorf Astoria where the Wells Fargo Pipeline Symposium was taking place. Wells Fargo is one of the top investors in the DAPL and has earned a reputation as “Big Oil’s biggest banker” owing to its cozy relationship with the oil industry. 

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Trade Justice NY organized a rally outside the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, where secret meetings were being held to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP would undermine democracy by granting corporations even more power and money.

I am angry. I am tired. I am done with this crap.

Once again the people of Punjab face forced migration and exile from their homes. Once again people will find themselves homeless because politicians have decided to create our motherland into a battlefield.

My grandmother’s generation saw the pain of the 1947 Partition. Youth in my mother’s generation was forced to flee Punjab from state and police oppression. Now my generation faces the same forced relocation because of political greed. Over 400,000 people have been forced to evacuate the only places they’ve called home. I am tired of my motherland being treated as a trampling ground.

Freedom for Kashmir.
Freedom for Punjab.

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
—  William Faulkner
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.
—  William Faulkner