“There is power in a factory, there is power in a land There is power in the hand of the worker But it all amounts to nothing if together we don’t stand There is power in a union
Now the lessons of the past were all learned with worker’s blood The mistakes of the bosses we must pay for From the cities to the farmlands to the factories full of mud War has always been the bosses’ way, sir!
The union forever, defending our rights Down with the blackleg, all workers unite With our brothers and our sisters from many far-off lands Oh, there is power in a union
Now I long for the morning when they realize Brutality and unjust laws cannot defeat us But who’ll defend the worker who cannot organize When the bosses send their lackeys out to cheat us
Money speaks for money, the devil for his own Who’ll come to speak for the skin and the bone? What a comfort to the widow, and a light to the child Oh, there is power in a union
The union forever, defending our rights Down with the blackleg, all workers unite With our brothers and our sisters, together we all stand Oh, there is power in a union”
– John Darnielle covering Billy Bragg covering Joe Hill
My paintings from the brewery show are back in my little studio, which means some of the originals are still up for grabs. Feel free to pm me if you see something you’re interested in. For now, I’m just happy to be reunited with them…like this little spirit goat <3
In Egypt, Saturday nights are for staying in — the workweek starts on Sunday. But for the members of CaiRollers, Egypt’s first all-female roller derby team, it’s for skating.
The team’s 20 members meet for three hours every week, at the Cairo International Stadium’s outdoor handball courts, to practice. It’s an aggressive game, requiring full body contact like hip and shoulder checks. But that’s why players like Lina El-Gohary, 27, love it.
“It makes you believe that you’re still able to learn at any age. It empowers you,” she says.
Two American women, Shaneikiah Bickham and Angie Malone-Kaster, brought the sport to Egypt in 2012. They were working in Cairo as teachers and had previous experience playing roller derby in the U.S. They had a hunch their Egyptian girlfriends would dig the game, so they organized a team and started practicing in the school’s parking lot.
The American women were right: Roller derby was a hit. While the game is not commonly known in Egypt — more than half the world’s amateur roller derby teams are from the U.S. — the CaiRollers managed to keep running even after the two co-founders left the country in 2014.
I really don’t wanna start a drama but i feel like i need to go out in defense of Kaneki this time? I’ve seen so many comments blaming him for what’s happening right now, that Touka will die because of him and i’m just… completely shocked? He’s not in a karaoke right now having fun with his friends while the rest of his friends are being slaughtered. He’s trying to get them the food that they need to survive and live another day. It’s true that this probably wasn’t the best moment to do this mission considering that Yoriko’s execution day was very close and Kaneki already expressed his concerns about it, but this mission was something they had to do sooner or later, and I think it was important for Kaneki to go with them. As a king, i’m not sure if it’s right for him to sit and start giving orders without moving a finger, he needs to be at the front and show his people that he cares enough to risk his own life for them, people need to see him working hard to provide them all the supplies that they need.
Kaneki left the 24th Ward in the hands of the most powerful ghouls of Goat: Yomo, the 0 Squad, The White Suits, Miza, Hinami… he made sure to leave Touka well protected, while he went out to the outside in the company of the “less” powerful ghouls like Banjou’s squad, Nishiki, Tsukiyama… so it’s not like the 24th Ward is completely unprotected.
And as for him not going back after having these weird bad feelings… the truth is that they’re just feelings. We do know what’s happening in the ward because we are the readers, but there’s no way for Kaneki to know what’s actually happening in there, and he can’t end this mission just because of his feelings, it’s very unprofessional and stupid, because they really need the food, so I think Kaneki’s decision to carry on the mission is the best thing he could do. What’s happening in the 24th Ward it’s not entirely his fault. He could have done things better, of course, but I don’t think this has anything to do with his mental issues or anything, let’s top blaming mental illness for every bad decision he makes. This was just a result of Furuta being a better strategist and let’s remember that Kaneki never chose to be the king, he’s just trying to do his best to protect the people he loves, as any of us would do in his place.