“Several hundred workers at Polarfresh in Truganina have taken on one of the biggest corporate giants in Australia and beat them.

They beat them in a battle of industrial warfare that saw Coles lose millions of dollars and the emptying out of their fresh produce shelves all across Melbourne.

They have won an enterprise agreement that - whilst seemingly small in the grand scheme of things - is an important step forward in the colossal task of rebuilding our trade union movement and a combative left in Australian society.

That road to victory has been hard work for all those involved - it’s been a humbling experience to have been able to provide them with the small amounts of solidarity and support that I could.

For the delegates that have put in hundreds if not thousands of hours of union work at the distribution centre - developing new friendships, creating a culture of workplace confidence, convincing their workmates that the only way those who get kicked in the teeth achieve dignity and respect is to stand up and fight alongside others in a similar position - this proves that old-school unionism is the only way we can turn our side’s fortunes around.

For the workers who have come from all walks of life - some who have seen many strikes, some who have seen their first - there are few character-making experiences greater than that of taking on your class enemies and beating them at their own game.

To hear Rob Geci and countless others tell me on the first morning that all workers - regardless of nationality - are going to stick this out together and fight to the bitter end, precisely because they are “human beings not a fucking number on the payroll, not a fucking finger print clock statistic,” proves that they have more courage and spirit than all the spoilt, pretentious brats on university campuses and in the establishment that think they are the centre of the fucking universe and never shut up about their pathetic fucking feelings.

To hear delegates get up on a podium on the first morning and make speeches demanding dignity and respect for workers everywhere, proves that they can understand and articulate the grievances of the downtrodden better than any politician.

To see workers set up rolling pickets and stop trucks and scabs from moving Coles stock - to see them joined on those picket lines by CUB maintenance workers like Rob Lawrence and Harrie Stanford who have been fighting for 50 days now to get their jobs back - proves that workers have the collective ability and creativity to rise to any challenge that is thrown at them.

To see many prepared to stand up to the legal institutions that were wielded against them during the strike, precisely because they understand they are nothing but a straight-jacket imposed on their capacity to fight, proves - despite what every expert and intellectual will tell you - that they are not mindless dupes incapable of thinking for themselves.

To see the fresh produce section of practically every single Coles supermarket in Melbourne emptied out and workers proudly realising “we did that” proves that it is them, and not the parasites who run these companies, who make the world go ‘round.

To see messages of solidarity and support coming from unions all around Australia, and even as far as Indonesia, proves that it doesn’t matter what industry you work in, what country you live in, what country you’re from, what type of oppression you face, it’s your relationship to how wealth is produced in society that points to who’s side you should be on.

And to hear Egon, Leonard, Trevor and countless others explain to me the structure of profits and competition between corporations, how those profits are created by their bodies, hearts and minds, and how these companies treat them like cannon fodder, use racism to divide them, all sorts of bullying and harassment in order to squeeze as much profit out of them as possible, proves they know more about how the world works than every fuckwit I’ve had to argue with on a university campus that the working class still exists, unions are combat organisations for the exploited and oppressed, that only working class politics and the organisations that stem from those politics have the capacity to truly challenge and overcome all the misery and suffering that characterises the world we live in.

That’s why if you have ever seen, heard, read or experienced what happens when workers stand up and fight you can see what a different world could look like.

One that is planned on the basis of need not profits, and democratically run by these people and all those like them everywhere in the world.

The only way we are going to get there is if we keep on standing up to those that defend this barbaric social, political and economic arrangement we currently live under.

The workers at Polarfresh are working class heroes - you are an inspiration to all those fighting for a better world.” - Robert Narai (Socialist Alternative)

Barbara Kopple b. July 30, 1946

Kopple is an American documentary filmmaker. She took a single class in Cinéma Vérité where she met a secretary who worked for the Maysles brothers and dropped the class in order to intern for them. After crewing on other people’s films for several years she co-directed the film Winter Soldier which documented war crimes American soldiers had perpetuated in Vietnam. She, along with the rest of the filmmakers, chose to keep their directorial credits anonymous and she is not officially credited as a director on the film.

In 1976 Kopple made her official directorial debut with Harlan County, USA, a documentary on the coal miner’s strike in Harlan County. Kopple and her crew spent several year ingratiating themselves with the miners and filmed them on the picket line as they were threatened and shot at. Kopple won an Oscar for Best Documentary for the film. 

Kopple did not direct another theatrical documentary until 1990 when she, along with Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, and Lawrence Silk, made the film American Dream, which documented the unsuccessful strike of workers against the Hormel Foods corporation. She won an Oscar for that film as well.

Her 2006 film Shut up & Sing, which she co-directed with Cecilia Peck, documented the fallout the Dixie Chicks received after Natalie Maines expressed her displeasure of the invasion of Iraq and said she was ashamed President George W. Bush was from Texas.

She was nominated for an Emmy for her 2013 film Running From Crazy in which Mariel Hemingway discussed the long history of mental illness in her family going back to her grandfather, writer Ernest Hemingway. 

Kopple continues to work extensively as a director in both TV, theatrical documentaries and feature films.


Hey guys, here’s a house I like so much that I had to make it for ts4. It’s based off this house by the lovely @poppet-sims. I just thought it would be nice to share it. :)


  • 30 x 20 lot
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Cost $17,611
  • Minimal cc

CC needed


  • Poppet-sims for the layout
  • To the cc makers

and I think that’s it! You’ll find it in my gallery. My origin id is kaiguk.

But if you want the tray files instead, download them here.


I am in full support of the hoe phase. Look, it’s inevitable. Ain’t no immediate white picket fence dream for everybody. A lot more of us than some need to tread the waters. Take a walk around the park. Bed rock, hoe hop, and do dick drop offs, for our fellow hoe friends. Netflix and chill that ass until the morning. Wake up fuck, dap that nigga up and say thanks for letting me get one off early in the morning. Sorry, not sorry.

Moving right along with #Straturday festivities, here’s another shot of that nicely played-in formerly* 3 colour #sunburst 1960 #Stratocaster - still available for purchase down at @tgscan near Toronto, Canada, for all you deep picketed, big spenders out there! Nice and light to boot a just under 7.5 lbs.

#fender #guitar #guitars #fenderguitars #vintageguitars #vintagefenders #strat #guitarshopping #guitarphotography

*The red in the early 3 tone sunburst was notorious for fading…as it has done here!

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CS AU Week - Day 2 - Canon Divergence

Day 1 - Crossovers (edited!)

Canon Divergence



other Canon Divergence fics (not in the au week but enjoy)

More fic lists: Masterpost


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So an a/b/o world where children take the scent marker of their alpha parent or beta parent before they reach puberty and develop their own scent. If two alpha’s are mates, then the child will smell like one of the parents and so on.

Dean is an unmated alpha. He has a stable job in a publishing company and a house and his instinct are riding him hard for the 2.5 white picket fence happiness that comes with mating and settling down. But he ignores it, something in him resisting the idea of just going out there and looking for a mate, besides he’s too busy with work to worry about taking care of a family just now. So despite how he enjoys it less and less, Dean sticks to his old ways of picking up pretty women and men for the night, with every intention of never seeing them again.

One day Lydia shows up on his doorstep with a baby carrier in her arms, and inside of it is a sweet little girl who has every single one of Dean’s scent markers. He is instantly taken with baby Emma, everything about her screams that she is his kid and he doesn’t hesitate to rush both Lydia and the baby into his living room even though it’s been months since he’s scene the other alpha. She looks well enough, if a little cold towards him, and in the very same self-assured way that made him attracted to her that one night ten months ago, she basically tells him that she can’t keep their kid. Since they are not a mated pair, the fact that Emma smells like another alpha sets Lydia’s instinct on edge. Dean instantly understands although he can’t help but be a little shocked. Alphas that a prone to aggression when they feel like their territory is threatened are incredibly rare these days, and Lydia is so put together that he didn’t take her to be the type that would react this way.

She maintains that she wants to visit and keep in touch with him and Emma, but Dean thinks it is unlikely that she will visit. She had confessed to him that mating and children were never things that she wanted during their quick hook up. And in a conversation that took no more than an hour, Dean now has a baby girl to take care of and no mate to help him. He’s not overly concerned with the baby thing because he had practically raised Sam after the death of their mother, but he is unprepared, off-guard, and there is no way that he could take off work right now to provide the full time care an infant is sure to need.

The first person he tells is Sam, of course. While Sam protests that it was unfair of Lydia to just leave him with a child out of nowhere, he eventually gets back to Dean with a possible temporary solution to Dean’s problem. An omega whose parents kicked him out of their house when he refused to get mated to a match that they had picked for him, Castiel was a friend of Sam’s that had been couch surfing for weeks now while he tried to save up money for both a place to live and classes at the University that Sam went to.

He was perfect. A pre-health major who needed both a place to stay and job that would pay better than the bookstore he worked in, Castiel was more than open to meeting his friend’s older brother in desperate need of help. Even better, Castiel takes one look at the chubby newborn in Dean’s arms and Dean can see the moment the omega falls instantly in love with Emma.

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Emily Palmer Stearns circa 1916

At the time this photo was taken, Emily was working for the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage as the National Membership Chairman and Chairman of the D.C. Branch.  She also picketed the White House as a Silent Sentinel.  

While living in DC, Emily became interested in animal welfare.  She decided to turn her family’s vacant rural Virginia estate into an animal shelter.  Her work was covered by news outlets and she received small donations from other animals lovers.  When asked why she focused on animal welfare rather than human welfare, Emily said “…there is hardly anyone helping the poor homeless animals.”

In 1940, Emily was interviewed by Margaret Jeffries for the WPA.  If you’d like to know more about Emily’s life, the University of Virginia is looking for an online volunteer to review the WPA transcript.

People tend to assume Song Of The South is the product of a back-asswards time. But here’s the thing: It wasn’t. Disney totally knew how racist it was while they were making it, but went ahead and did it anyway. According to a book about the film by author Jason Sperb, Walt Disney was warned by his own publicists about a “potential racially charged blowback” to the movie, and he even felt the need to invite the president of NAACP to meet with him. As Sperb puts it, “It was made by people who were well aware of the stereotype, who knew others would be offended, and who clearly felt there was nothing wrong with that.” People didn’t sit idly by while Disney shoveled this shit into theaters, either – protesters picketed its premiere in Atlanta, which grew into a nationwide boycott.

And even despite all this, Disney continually re-released the movie in theaters every decade or so, skipping over the 1960s due to the Civil Rights Movement – and if you can’t release your movie because it conflicts with a civil rights issue, maybe there’s a big problem with it. Still, they even re-released Song Of The South as late as 1986 – the year Ferris Bueller’s Day Off came out. Nowadays, Disney wants absolutely fuck-all to do with the film, much to the consternation of those self-selected Song Of The South die-hards who won’t stop asking for its re-release at Disney shareholder meetings.

7 Shocking Dick Moves That Prove Hollywood Has No Soul

i could probably forgive a lot of romance subplots if they weren’t surrounding the literal only main girl to a group and pressuring her for some reason to “choose” and subsequently ripping the reader away from what is supposed to be a gripping setting and obfuscating the entire storyline just for the sake of “guy gets girl and they have kids in this awful world blah blah it’s meant to be symbolic of hope!!”

them banging solves basically nothing!! what happened to the human farms?! how do you re-educate entire generations of teens and kids after they were raised for alien entertainment/livestock?? what the fuck do you mean they go back to picket fences, suits, and dresses like five years after it all whaT THE FUCK??

it feels like such a cop-out. i should not be getting to the end of a book and screaming at the writer to get his ass back here and explain what the hell was going on with the alien chess, what happened to the other groups of runaways, where the hell did they even find the stuff to re-enact suburban america??? explain!! EXPLAIN!!!

Imagine Masterlist

Hey everybody. So I realised that my masterlist doesn’t open up in the tumblr app, so I decided to post it here like this. So yeah, enjoy. I’ll update it when I can.


Alaric Saltzman

Extra Credit

Damon Salvatore



The Ripper

My Prince Charming

Cuddle Me



It’s Complicated // Part 2


Silly Little Crush


Oh Brother

Insufferable Little Witch

Jeremy Gilbert

Self Defense

Kai Parker


I’m Sorry



Countless Attempts

Don’t You Go

Stefan Salvatore

Study Guide

A Whole New World

That Time Again

Just Babysitting

The Ripper

Those Days

It’s Complicated //Part 2


Tyler Lockwood:

It’s Not Goodbye


Elijah Mikaelson

Just Tired

Break Me Again

Klaus Mikaelson


Blank Canvas



Civil War

Axe Man Jazz Fest

Kol Mikaelson

Can I Have This Dance?

Finding Peace



Time Of Your Life // Part 2

Family Matters

Some Friends, Huh? // Part 2

White Picket Fence