protest banner

Those that destroy property at protests do it because they recognize that the only language capitalism speaks is profit. Protest songs or banners mean nothing to the leaders of capitalism, only the price tag of suppressing protests and fixing the damage registers on their radar. Only when public resistance to their policies becomes so expense that it isn’t worth it do they change their deadly policies. That is what activists mean when they say capitalism values property more than people and that is why activists target property.

This Friday: Artists Aram Han Sifuentes and Cauleen Smith host Protest Banner Lending Library, inspired by Smith’s banners on display in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Visitors are invited to make their own fabric banners in a communal sewing space. The workshop is part of a series of Protest Banner Lending Library workshops that Sifuentes has organized at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in partnership with Gallery 400, Smart Museum, Comfort Station, Chicago Cultural Center, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The workshops have become a place where people come together in solidarity through making.
Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during national anthem
The A's sent out a statement of support after Maxwell's action during the national anthem.

USA Today

Major League Baseball, the sport of Jackie Robinson and long ago a touchstone of civil rights, saw its first athlete join the movement started by Colin Kaepernick and inflamed this weekend by President Trump.

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell, who hinted at such an action earlier in the day, knelt during the national anthem before Saturday night’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Maxwell, a 26-year-old catcher from Alabama, tweeted Saturday that in the wake of President Trump’s comments Saturday night to “fire the sons of (expletives)” in the NFL who kneeled for the anthem, that “This now has gone from just a BlackLives Matter topic to just complete inequality of any man or woman that wants to stand for Their rights!”

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell is the 1st MLB player to kneel for the national anthem. 👏

We Got Married (M)

Originally posted by kthmyg

8.8k words. Arranged Marriage AU. Min Yoongi.

Warning: Fingering. Phone sex. ft Kim Namjoon.

It’s hilarious, laughable, pathetic even, how love could either build you or ruin you and yet knowing this, people still chase after it like the rise of golden light beyond the horizon, or the last drop of dew in twilight, or the flutter of that one coral blue butterflies in buttercup paved meadow.

It’s frightening, daunting, startling even, how love makes your hands clammy like you’re being interviewed by the very man who founded the big shot company you’ve applied to.

And it’s utterly, impossibly, unbelievable how love comes in many ways like a bump and a spill of coffee on crisp white shirt, or a brush of hands upon a dusty leather brown book spine or an envelope obtained from a mailbox on one’s way back from grocery shopping.

Well, that’s exactly what’s happening to Min Yoongi, second son to one of the well-known elite families in Seoul. Most of the time, he couldn’t care less about family matters; business deals, dinner with alien faces and empty conversations─ those things he’s entitled to attend with mildly bored eyes and champagne he’ll never finish in one hand. But this particular matter, he can’t just not care. One, because it directly concerns him (as if the cursive letter of his name engraved in bold black against crisp white isn’t enough indication). Two, because it’s from a certain someone in his family who he’s fond of.

Dear Yoongi,

Is written on the top of the not so neat written paper.


I know you might hate me for this.

Keep reading


January 20, 2017 11:58am

Meanwhile, in New York…

A plane carrying a protest banner reading “We outnumber him! Resist!” flew over New York City. No word yet on who is behind flyover.

- Info from Daniella Diaz at CNN Politics

Many photos were taken by Alex Wellerstein in Hoboken, New Jersey and released on Twitter.
'Fire or suspend': Trump continues his racist attacks on NFL anthem protesters as players kneel in London
President attacks NFL players who kneel in protest of racial injustice as Ravens and Jaguars players protest in London and owners voice solidarity
By Martin Pengelly

Martin Pengelly at The Guardian:

Donald Trump began Sunday with yet another attack on NFL players kneeling in protest of the national anthem.

Shortly before his treasury secretary insisted the president was not picking a fight, Trump doubled down on his bellicose remarks from a rally in Alabama on Friday night. The president repeated his challenge to NFL team owners to “fire or suspend” any player who fails to stand and encouraged fans to stop attending games until the owners take action.

“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back US.”

Such protests began last season when the then San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled to highlight issues of racial injustice. On Saturday night, they spilled into another sport, baseball. The Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell kneeled during the anthem before a home game against the Texas Rangers.

Trump’s tweets came at the outset of what was expected to be a day of protest across the NFL. At Wembley Stadium in London, the day’s first game duly saw around 25 players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens kneel during the playing of the US anthem.

The Guardian’s Sean Ingle, covering the game, reported that no white players appeared to kneel but “many players, coaches and even the Jaguars’ owner Shahid Khan linked arms instead as they stood, showing unity for their black team-mates against Trump”.

Mr. 45 is still revving up his racist attacks on national anthem protesters in the NFL.

Cognitive function aesthetics

Si: polaroid pictures, black-and-white films, oak trees, distant laughter, fifty-song playlists

Ni: leather-bound books, constellations, messy handwriting, footprints, playing cards

Se: the sun breaking through clouds, braided bracelets, forgotten cups of tea, sudden smiles, globes

Ne: noughts-and-crosses scratched on desks, lightbulbs, flower arrangements, blacked-out windows, sheet music

Fe: piles of blankets, protest banners, patterned watering cans, envelopes, squeals of excitement

Te: file dividers, glasses on heads, hedges on mazes, hand gestures, pianos 

Fi: smudged eye make-up, the ends of films, puddles after rain, green armchairs, signatures

Ti: laptop screensavers, glazed eyes, paths through forests, locks on diaries, coloured card

Fun art-history fact #2

I am currently reading about the suffragettes of the second half of the nineteenth-century in relation to art and women artists. It turns out that these women made the suffrage banners BY HAND. And what I mean by this is the following: Middle-class women who were taught needlework as part of their education which would make them ‘appropriate wives and mothers’, hand-stitched banners that were sometimes even embroidered and appliquéd and used materials such as silk. 

Using skills that were meant to turn a woman into a domesticated being in order to fight the patriarchy: Level expert. 

They tell me not to write love poems.
They say, Black people have no time.
The revolution needs protest songs and bleeding banners
and chants that will resurrect
our children.
They say there is nothing revolutionary about black love.
But more black girls die from invisibility
than from gunshots.
We can’t find our own reflections -
because when the world lives like we don’t exist,
eventually we believe it too.
But what is more revolutionary than two forgotten people
drawing each other back into reality?
—  The way you love her is your revolution. Darling, won’t you sing about it?

One AIDS Death Every 8 Minutes
Grand Central Station, New York City, 23 January 1991

Day of Desperation
Early morning protests took place downtown Manhattan with AIDS activists protested the Government’s involvement in the Gulf War to the exclusion of vital interests at home. That afternoon — 5:00 RUSH HOUR — Grand Central Station was filled with demonstrators protesting under the banners: “Money For AIDS, Not For War” and “One AIDS Death Every 8 Minutes.”