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malonetaylor:

Did you know? It’s your RIGHT to access reproductive healthcare without being intimidated or terrorized.

malonetaylor:

Did you know? It’s your RIGHT to access reproductive healthcare without being intimidated or terrorized.

(Source: misandry-malone, via kidzombie)


"WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?
Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.
Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.
…Personal change doesn’t equal social change.”
— Derrick Jensen | Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Changes Does Not Equal Political Change

"WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?

Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.

Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.

…Personal change doesn’t equal social change.”

Derrick Jensen | Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Changes Does Not Equal Political Change

(Source: america-wakiewakie, via america-wakiewakie)

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america-wakiewakie:

There is no justice in finding a dead boy guilty of his own slaying. If a black man is killed every 28 hours by police or vigilantes, then know this:

Every 28 hours men like George Zimmerman, a vigilante, and Erick Gelhaus, a cop, will ask you and the rest of America proper to accept they were justified — and innocent — to kill. 

Fool me once, shame on me… fool me every 28 hours and I know I am either stupid, or there is a system of lies obfuscating the truth. 

catsbeaversandducks:

Save a life this winter!
Via pricklylegs:

Back by popular demand - WINTER!! Actually, because winter is quickly approaching, stray and feral cats desperately need shelter to survive the cold weather. If you can’t take in a neighbourhood homeless cat, please make these shelters for them. They are easy, inexpensive and life-saving. If you are in the GTA area, the Toronto Humane Society has a workshop once per month where you can help make the shelters with other people trying to help and/or purchase the finished shelters for only $15. Please share so that we can alleviate the suffering of these sweet animals.

Detailed instructions can be found at this link:http://www.indyferal.org/Literature/out_cat_shelter.pdf 

catsbeaversandducks:

Save a life this winter!

Via pricklylegs:

Back by popular demand - WINTER!! Actually, because winter is quickly approaching, stray and feral cats desperately need shelter to survive the cold weather. If you can’t take in a neighbourhood homeless cat, please make these shelters for them. They are easy, inexpensive and life-saving. If you are in the GTA area, the Toronto Humane Society has a workshop once per month where you can help make the shelters with other people trying to help and/or purchase the finished shelters for only $15. Please share so that we can alleviate the suffering of these sweet animals.

Detailed instructions can be found at this link:http://www.indyferal.org/Literature/out_cat_shelter.pdf 

catsbeaversandducks:

Via Mad Old Cat Lady on Etsy
madmanwithsomesocks:

Wisdom.