liberation movements

anonymous asked:

i thought you might be interested to know that "When we Rise" is airing on the 27th of february! its an abc show about the gay liberation movement, and how it intersected with other social movements at the time (feminism, civil rights, anti-war movements). i got to see the first episode at a special screening and it was amazing. i was wondering if you could publish this ask to get the word out, because i havent seen anything on tumblr for it yet, and as a show its super important.

Wikipedia page about the series here

Marsha “Pay it no mind” Johnson.
August 24, 1945, Elizabeth, NJ 

‘a mother of the trans and queer liberation movement. she dedicated her life to helping trans youth, sex workers, and poor and incarcerated queers’


rest in power.

So I saw a post bringing awareness to bipolar disorder, and they had this image:

Why did they have to draw the fat person so… lumpy and gross looking? Was this really necessary? This really makes me uncomfortable. I don’t want to pick apart the post, but this is just gross. This isn’t what fat people look like, and there was no reason to draw us this way. -V

Today is the 147th anniversary of John Brown’s execution. In 1859, Brown led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, to start a liberation movement among the slaves there. During the raid, he seized the armory; seven people were killed, and ten or more were injured. He intended to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but the attack failed. Within 36 hours, Brown’s men had fled or been killed or captured by local pro-slavery farmers, militiamen, and U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five men and inciting a slave insurrection.

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Don’t believe the pre-election hype that Trump is a uniquely bad Republican. 95% of what he has done the other Republican candidates would do all the same. I still believe that if it was Ted Cruz we’d actually be even worse off.

As the resistance forms, we must remember that we are not just fighting against the singular idiocy of Trump and his administration.  The right has been building up to this moment for decades and now is the time to confront it with a unified mass movement.