what civil rights

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Ok this blog is not about politics, but somehow it’s about my life.
So here I am, living in Russia, the country of beautiful people: talented musicians, artists, dancers, doctors, teachers and all other professionals who know how to be a good person and how to do things right.

But the rest of the world judge us just by one politician. Radical, homophobic, aggressive. The world says - that’s their leader as a representation of the nation. So let me show you what our nation is.

Today, on March 26, we had meeting protests against the government throughout the country in 99 (!) cities and towns. People were clamoring against the system and corruption with slogans ‘Russia shall be free’, ‘Russia without Putin’, ‘The criminal has to go to the prison’. In Brazil or South Korea that would end for the government in a fair law court…  But what we got as a feedback? When thousands of unarmed russians went to the street to shout out for justice, thousands of policeman and soldiers started to arrest them. There was no exception for women, children or oldman. I was there, in the heart of Moscow, protesting with others. 

And here I want to say that it literally hurts me when I see in social networks like tumblr all the hatred adressed to Russia. When you are afraid of russians, when you think of us as rude homophobic savages who barely know what civilization and human rights is.

Please
, try to look deeper on what happens here.
We are people. And we need your support. 

As a bonus, photos from another date in St. Petersburg

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“To me, we have a culture that is surpassed by no other civilization, but we don’t know anything about it…My job is to somehow make [the black youth] curious enough or persuade them by hook or crook to get more aware of themselves and where they came from and what they are into and what is already there and just to bring it out. This is what compels me to compel them, and I will do it by any means necessary.”
-Nina Simone, c. 1969

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Found these at the Dollar Tree and thought I’d just leave it here.

amazonqueendianaprince  asked:

...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?

That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.

It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.

I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?

I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.  

I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics. 

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Interviewer: What’s “free” to you, Nina?
Nina Simone: What’s “free” to me?
Interviewer: Yeah
Nina Simone: Same thing it is to you. You tell me.
Interviewer: No, no, you tell me [laughs]
Nina Simone: [laughs] It’s just a feeling. It’s just a feeling. It’s like, “How do you tell somebody how it feels to be in love?” How are you going to tell anybody who has not been in love how it feels to be in love? You cannot do it to save your life. You can describe things but you can’t tell them, but you know it when it happens. That’s what I mean by “free”. 

Tell your local school board to protect trans kids!

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the current administration rescinded President Obama’s declaration that forcing trans kids into the wrong bathroom is illegal discrimination.

That means that local schools now have a choice about how to treat their trans students.  Which could be pretty bad news in some places– but it also means that you have the opportunity to let your schools and school boards know that you care about how trans kids are treated!

There’s no national directory of school boards, so you’ll have to Google your area’s school board (or school committee, in some places).  But once you do, you can tell them that you care about what happens to trans kids in your area.

Remember: school boards are locally elected.  Your vote, and your voice, will count so much more to these people than to senators and representatives at the national level!

Sample script:

Hi! My name is [name], and I’m a [your city] resident.  I’m [writing/calling] to ask you to protect transgender children in [your city]’s schools.  I’m very upset about the president’s recent declaration that transgender children are not protected by Title IX, and can be forced to use the bathroom of the sex they were assigned at birth.  Transgender kids already face bullying and harassment, and I’m worried that forcing them to use the wrong bathroom will make it much more dangerous and uncomfortable for them.  Please allow [your city] students to choose for themselves which bathroom they’ll be most comfortable in. These kids are counting on your help and protection!

Thank you for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

[your name]

[your address]

anonymous asked:

why are eddsworld fans so annoying and obnoxious. its kind of disrespectful to ed and how he died of cancer. he's probably rolling around in his grave at this point

how is anything im doing disrespectful to *edd? how is anything im doing disrespectful to the fact that edd died of cancer? not once have i done anything remotely harmful to edd gould or his characters. you saying that all eddsworld fans are “annoying and obnoxious” sounds like a personal issue for a sour ass person, especially with the fact that you didnt even have something to back up any of your statements, so really you just said that to be an immature prick and sweetie its not flattering. drawing/writing about characters from a series where the creator died doesnt make you disrespectful to the creator unless you blatantly and directly disrespect the creator. not once have i even mentioned the real edd gould on my account; just his cartoon counterpart. which is NOT him btw. instead of inboxing someone on anon and harassing them for enjoying something, either dont be a fucking coward and say this shit directly to me after being proven that youre just a bitter fuckwad or go the fuck outside

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I’m so exhausted with the notion that if #SandraBland would have kept quiet she would have been alive. That as black people we need to be “smart” and listen. That she should have never mouthed off at the officer. All of this respectability politics nonsense ignores the civil rights movement. It ignores changes that came about as a result of not listening. What would happen if civil rights leaders would have listened? Would have not mouthed off? Would have kept quiet?

At what point did we convince ourselves it is our duty to keep an officer from killing us even when we’ve done nothing wrong? At one point did we take on this burden?

Since Pluto was reclassified to a dwarf planet, people have decided that Pluto is just no longer a planet. What about the other majestic tiny planets that take on the harsh business of being a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star? Pluto is a planet, and so are Makemake, Haumea, Eris, and Ceres. Planet equality.

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Judge tells Mississippi school district to integrate black and white students — wait, what year is it?!

More than 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Ed, four schools in the small Mississippi city of Cleveland are finally being integrated. A federal court ruled that the Justice Department will oversee the desegregation of the schools. In 2016, students at the secondary schools are still separated, despite the town population’s racial makeup.