Hungary is now a totalitarian state largely run by neo-Nazis.
Rromani & Jews have been screaming their lungs out over the last two years.
Canada & W. European countries have been repatriating Rromani refugees back to Hungary over the last several years.
They said it’s “not that bad”. They said our lives weren’t in any “real danger”.
We saw this coming.. now, it’s too late.
No one ever listens until it’s too late..
reblogging from the source on this one, also I just went hunting for articles about this and it is both scary and unsurprising:
human rights watch on the new constitution (the specific bits of it that this article points out are FUCKED UP); the wiki article on it; another overview of the constitution thing; wiki article on the fidesz party itself
i’d known a little bit about how fucked up hungary’s been getting lately but i hadn’t known it was this bad. shit. :(
Fuck this is bad
Fuck Stephen Harper’s Canada.
NYPD Officer Blows Whistle On Stop & Frisk, Superior’s Told Him To Target “Male Blacks 14 to 21” (Must Read)
As hearings are under way to investigate New York City’s stop and frisk policy, one police officer is testifying that he was told by superiors to target young black men between the ages of 14 and 21.
Stop and frisk is a method of searching people in which a cop is able to stop someone he or she suspects of a crime, and is able to frisk that individual if they feel that there is some justification. New York City policy made 685,724 stops as part of the policy in 2011 alone. In total, they have made over 5 million stops, and 85 percent of those stopped were black or Latino. 88% were innocent, meaning they were not arrested or given a summons.
Officer Pedro Serrano, in court to testify yesterday, played a covert recording he’d obtained of an interraction with his superior where he was told the race of people to target, though not that he should stop everyone of that race:
Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.
“He meant blacks and Hispanics,” Officer Pedro Serrano, who made the secret recording, testified Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?”Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.[…]
“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”
During cross examination, City lawyer Brenda Cooke got Serrano to admit that McCormack never said he wanted Serrano to stop all blacks and Hispanics.
“Those specific words, no,” he told her.
The news about targeting black men tracks with yesterday’s revelations that the NYPD set quotas for arrests. It also explains the fact that, in 2011, NYPD made more stops of young black men than there actually are young black men in the city.
Serrano’s tape and testimony were introduced as evidence in a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic brought by four black New Yorkers who claim they were targeted because of their race.
Also, the first of several tapes surreptitiously made by Brooklyn cop Adrian Schoolcraft made its debut at the trial. The audio he recorded proved that the police department ‘manipulated’ crime reports to make to it seem like crime decreased in NYC.
After the NYPD found out about Adrian’s incriminating evidence, they broke into his apartment, handcuffed him and locked him in a insane asylum for 6 days against his will to silence him.
This originally started off as a compilation for Lee who asked about the Sherlock cast, but then it just sprouted legs and took off into this. And oh look, now Matt’s here—I guess it’s not about just Sherlock anymore. Probably going to be under construction for the rest of my life, jfc. (Last edited: December 10)
Giving it a nifty read more because wow, this got long.
Please, white men, tell me about how you’re persecuted.
This is terrifying to me.
I would turn around and not come back and probably hyperventilate outside.
I can no longer deal with seeing random dudes with guns like this. IT makes me nervous when it’s a cop, but when that person is in plain clothes I just cannot anymore.
How anyone could not see this as their douchey attempt at intimidation and implied threats is beyond me.
So, that would be an assault rifle, yes? It’s hard for me to tell, I’m not a connoisseur. Obviously, ‘occupying’ a public place with weapons meant for spewing bullets en masse is just a political statement! You’re not *actually* doing anything wrong! People can go about their business!
Psychological terrorism at its most blatant.
i’d be running screaming the other way
what makes me curious seeing this is how they’re going to react in comparison to when the Black Panther Party did this.
i feel like nothing is going to happen in response to these men — wildly different to the response to the BPP for pretty much the same thing for pretty much the same fucking reason
that the Black Panthers were actually concerned about their neighborhoods being terrorized and their families and neighbors being shot in the streets and having their actual civil rights being stripped away on a daily basis.
i’m curious to see what’s going to happen to these militant motherfuckers right here.
i’d wager we’ll hear nothing more about them except on tumblr.
When the Black Panthers did this Gun Control/Gun ban legislation was enacted because they feared armed black people.
White people with guns are always just exercising their rights. They kill en masse, it’s mental illness.
Black and Brown people are domestic terrorists, gangsters, thugs, blights on society.
Sick of this shit.
“I haven’t read Harry Potter, I have read Pullman who is the other leading children’s author that one might mention and I love his books. I don’t know what to think about magic and fairy tales.”
Prof Dawkins said he wanted to look at the effects of “bringing children up to believe in spells and wizards”.
“I think it is anti-scientific – whether that has a pernicious effect, I don’t know,” he told More4 News.
“I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s something for research.”
Oh my fucking God
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SOMEONE MAKE A FUCKING FUNDAMENTALIST SCIENTISM CAMP DOC IN THE STYLE OF JESUS CAMP HOLY FUCKING SHIT
harry potter is anti…scientific
take that atheism
But guys! Didn’t you know! Talking bears and ghosts and magic soul animals are all totes okay, because SCIENCE. But talking pictures and ghosts and magic personality animals are not okay, because ANTI-SCIENCE.
Free and good food in the garbage due to the over-production of this country, while billions starve to death. Capitalism at it’s best.
So I am really curious here.
These people clearly have a full fridge of food, meaning that it is not necessary for them to actually do this.
You speak of billions starving to death…well…do these people realize that they are contributing to that by taking the good, worthwhile food out of the garbage?
Like what do they think will happen by them taking food out of the garbage even though it’s not necessary for them to do so? Do they think that will somehow turn into money for actual homeless and starving people to buy food from groceries?
Please, I need to know what magical ass thought process is behind this.
You can’t possibly stick it to the man, protest capitalism, by taking the last few resources homeless people get.
Because trust me, you think these homeless people don’t KNOW that these places throw out perfectly good food and probably came later to troll that garbage only to find shit?
Everyone in the picture is a goddamn mess of white appropriation and white entitlement, on top of being just plain ignorant and evil.
WELLL, from what I know by knowing a small amount of people who do this
I’m pretty sure that the food in the fridge IS FROM dumpster diving… so…yeah
but idk in new york, they do this…its amazing to me… its called Freeganism…I believe
look it up, I give props to them all….
Take a look in that fridge a little closer, and in that picture, because it’s obvious you didn’t even look.
I can spot off the bat: A carton of juice, numerous bottles of things with labels on them, a can of some kind of drink that is unopened, something that says “omega” on it that is probably “omega-3 fatty acids”, aka, a type of vitamin that is expensive, and outside of the fridge on the floor are $1 a bag “green” bags to protest the use of plastic bags.
THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT POOR.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF FOOD IN THIS FRIDGE IS NOT FROM THEIR DUMPSTER DIVING.
This is NOT amazing.
This is one more fuckery in a long line of well-off white people using the resources homeless and starving people have to use to survive and running what little they have down so they can feel good about themselves.
THIS IS FUCKERY, plain and simple.
Also freeganism can fuck itself.
hhaha i know one of these people from my uni, not the one with the spots in their white kid dreads, but the other one.
last year she was missing every class and thus failing because she was very very busy at the vancouver bc occupy camp.
on the final day of class she came in for the first time all semester and sat down next to me and pulled out a brand new macbook air.
I just fucking sat there and stared as she clicked away on her fancy macbook air discussing how she was deeply motivated about occupy vancouver, how she was still practicing freeganism, and that yes she was failing classes but it was worth it.
I asked if she worked.
the answer was no.
I asked if she paid for school.
the answer was no.
this shit is privileged as all fucking get out.
from the first picture you can tell everything that is wrong with this. if not from the fucking dslr that they took the damn picture with, then the tattoo covered (and dramatically posed) arm and the well conditioned hair. god dammit. this is my least favourite kind of vegan.
by Mia McKenzie
October 25, 2012
A couple of months ago, I started seeing these images going around on Facebook, of Frida Kahlo in various stages of nudity. They were being posted and re-posted by several people I like, awesome POCs whose admiration of Frida Kahlo I definitely share. But something about the images seemed off to me. I mean, where had all these new images come from, all of a sudden? I decided to click on the link, to actually follow it to a web page. And there I discovered the awful truth: that these were all photoshopped images of Frida Kahlo’s face on someone else’s body.
Why would anyone do this? I mean, okay, there are all kinds of photoshopped pics of celebrity heads attached to naked bodies that don’t belong to them. Apparently, the desire to see a woman with her clothes off is so powerful to some people that seeing her with someone else’s clothes off will suffice. I won’t lie. I don’t get it. But I guess some people are into that. Okay. But, right or wrong, I guess I don’t personally associate this phenomenon with the kind of folks who actually know who Frida Kahlo is. Further, I guess I expect that people who do know who she is, and who care enough to click and share a link about her, would respect her enough to not want to see her objectified, and in such extreme ways. But then I realized that the person behind all of this was a white man. And I was like, “Oh. Yeah. Figures.” When did the idea of respecting the image, body, or identity of women of color ever trump the need for white men (or any men, really) to do whatever they please? Brown and black women have been treated as beasts of the sexual burden of white men for hundreds of years. White men have regarded the bodies of dark women as plantation playgrounds, where they can rape and abuse and use as they please, for centuries. This is yet another way to do that. Without any rightful claim to it, this person has taken the idea of Frida Kahlo’s body, staked a claim to it, used it for what he desires, and called it art.
Is this art? Really? Is this “genius” the way it is described here? Or is it just the same old racist, misogynist bullshit?
Don’t answer. It’s a rhetorical question.
There is more at play here, too, than just racism and misogyny (as if those aren’t enough). The fact of the matter is that Frida Kahlo did not likely have a body that looked like any of the bodies being used for these photoshopped images. The real, authentic nude photographs of Frida that exist only show her naked from the front, and from the waist up. What we know about her life is that she was a victim in a terrible bus crash in her youth, and that the results of that crash included years of surgeries, full-body casts, and the inability to have children.
Kahlo was impaled by a steel handrail, which went into her hip and came out the other side. She suffered several serious injuries as a result, including fractures in her spine and pelvis.
Following the accident, Frida would go on to have more than thirty surgeries.
We’d have to be in some serious denial to think that these things did not affect the way Frida’s body looked. There were surely scars, surely much evidence of decades of pain and surgery and brokenness. To replace that broken, scarred body with smooth, un-flawed flesh, as in these photoshopped pics, is plainly able-ist. Further, it dishonors the life Frida Kahlo lived and the experiences she survived. Here was a woman, an artist, whose artistic expression had everything to do with her physical pain, everything to do with existing inside a body that was twisted and gnarled, a body that hurt every day. To erase that is to attempt to erase Frida herself.
At the rate these pics are being shared, if this keeps up, these images of Frida Kahlo, which are not images of Frida Kahlo at all, will replace the authentic images that we have of her in our hearts and minds. People who don’t know her story, who don’t realize how fake these images are, will take them as the truth when there is no truth in them, when they are blatant lies. Lies created by someone who shares neither her color, nor her gender, nor her pain.
Whenever I see one of these photos posted in my Facebook news feed, I write a comment to let the person who posted it know that it’s fake and why that’s fucked-up. Maybe if others join me in this practice, we can help save the real image of Frida from erasure.
Mia McKenzie is a writer and a smart, scrappy Philadelphian with a deep love of vegan pomegranate ice cream and fake fur collars. She is a black feminist and a freaking queer, facts that are often reflected in her writings, which have won her some awards and grants, such as the Astraea Foundation’s Writers Fund Award and the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award. She has a novel debuting in the fall and has a short story forthcoming in The Kenyon Review. Her work has been published at Jezebel.com, and recommended by The Root, Colorlines, Feministing, Angry Asian Man, and Crunk Feminist Collective. She is a nerd, and the creator of Black Girl Dangerous, a revolutionary blog.
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This deserves a shit ton of notes
annnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddd I fucking hate people.
But the thing is that people aren’t even paying attention or mentioning to the fact that what Amanda went through was misogynist and sexist bullying? She experienced rape culture. That is exactly what the column on the left is engaging in. The language on the column on the left is low, and disgusting, and guess what? Is often used against black female victims of bullying, assault, and abuse to justify the lack of attention. Black women are the victims of this kind of shit at a way worse degree than white women.
This meme does not care about speaking about racism. It is just manipulating the racialized aspects of this to be a derailing misogynist asshole, which makes it racist too. Fuck off. You’re not here for black women if you are reblogging shit like this or believe this. This girl is 16 and she is dead and you’re using her to be a fucking asshole. You are suck exponentially.
despite tumblr deleting my previous post, which had reached about 8500 notes, I refuse to let him be sheltered.
MICHAEL BRUTSCH OF ARLINGTON TEXAS, EVERYONE
One of the worst “trolls” of reddit, he created subreddits such as “creepShots”, “jailbait”, “incest”, and “misogyny”, and MORE.
SEE GAWKER ARTICLE HERE.
He posts/encourages posting invasive, sexual pictures of women and UNDERAGE GIRLS.
RAISE AWARENESS AND HELP ME RUIN HIS CAREER.
Here’s some prepubescent in a bikini! Here’s a woman bloodied and getting her ass beat by a large man! Here’s some incest! Some anti-Semitism! Some ni**er jailbait! Ha ha ha ha! I have my rights; free speech man! I’m just trollin’! If they don’t like it, they shouldn’t have…well, put themselves in that position.
Oh wait, don’t tell on me man. I got a mortgage, my boss will get mad, I have FEELINGS man, you’re really gonna mess me up. Have a heart, have some SYMPATHY. Care about ME! Because what you’re doing is way worse than racism, homophobia, and posting pictures of unsuspecting women. Cause I say so.
Fuck you fucker. Deal with and lay in the vomit pool you created by your own hand."
Awesome comment on Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web (via darkjez)
good good good I hope his life is ruined and I hope his shitty immediate family’s lives are ruined for supporting and taking part in the shit their disgusting father/husband does on reddit
Seriously shedding no tears for that entire fucked up family. His wife and son are his biggest fans and supporters. I hope they all get what they deserve.
Yep. You have no right to anonymity on the internet. If I choose to out you for being a shitty, shitty, shitty person, I get to. And you deserve it.
TRIGGER WARNING-Domestic Violence Situations
My name is not Jane. I need to keep my real name secret because the man who abused me can’t know where I am — I fear for my safety. But when I was leaving him and needed to get him off the cell phone contract we shared, Sprint put my safety at risk.
The man who abused me is the father of my son. When our baby was just four months old, he watched as his father strangled me and threatened to stomp on my head with steel-toed boots. I left and got a restraining order the next day.
But at a time when I had no job, no steady place to live, and feared for my life and the life of my little one, Sprint refused to let me get my abuser off my cell phone contract unless I paid them $200 — even though the contract was in my name. I had no money, and the man who threatened to kill me could track exactly who I was calling and when.
I was inspired when I saw that another woman started a petition on Change.org asking Verizon to end contract cancellation fees for victims of domestic violence — and she won. So I started my own petition asking Sprint to do the same. Click here to add your name.
When I signed the petition asking Verizon to drop cancellation fees for victims of domestic violence, I was shocked how many other people who signed shared awful stories about Sprint. One woman wrote about how Sprint made her meet her abusive ex-boyfriend in person at the Sprint store before they’d let her cancel her contract.
As for me, I’m still so afraid of my abuser that I can’t even use my real name. But this issue is so important for women like me fighting for their lives, I knew I had to do something.
Cindy’s petition to Verizon made me realize that I am not alone. If she can get Verizon to change its policies to prioritize the safety of victims of domestic violence, there’s no reason Sprint can’t do the same. I know that if enough people sign my petition, Sprint will do the right thing, too.
I’d like to throw a bit more info on here, because Sprint does some really shitty things to people dealing with domestic violence & stalking.
When I needed information from my own account 2 years ago for a court case, I went to 14 different ‘official’ Sprint stores trying to get said account information, because I couldn’t get it online, & their 1-800 number told me I had to go to an actual Sprint store, not just an authorized retailer. Sometimes those ‘real’ Sprint stores are few and far between…
I did what I was told & went to the store, & literally begged them to please let me have my account information, & showed them a protective order that stated in plain language that there was a ‘situation’ & my phone/text records were a very important part of that case. I stood there in tears in the last store I went to, & said flat out that if they didn’t allow me to have access to my own flippin’ account information, & my cause got thrown out, they’d just helped somebody eventually murder me.
Did I then cause a scene? Yes I did. Did I tell every woman in that store very, very loudly what they were refusing to do for me? Yep. Did I get every employee name & number on duty that day & file a complaint against every single one? Fuck yes I did.
They don’t care. They don’t care if you are in danger & will not help you, even when you have legal grounds that give you access to your own information.
The lesson? They don’t give a shit about people dealing with domestic violence or stalking, & it doesn’t matter to them whether you are in danger or not. You’re left out there on your own, & the only one that will ever help you is yourself. This is a daily thing for victims/survivors all over this country.
So please, please don’t ever tell me I get ‘hysterical’ or ‘paranoid’ when it comes to stalking or domestic issues. I had to change everything in my life to try to stay safe, & I had to claw & fight through even ‘simple’ things in an attempt to get safe. I’m not hysterical, I’m somebody that’s had to learn how ‘on your own’ you can end up in your attempt to stay alive.
[Image Description: A twitter conversation between lizzie c and British feminist writer Caitilin Moran:
lizzie c: “what a surprise @caitilinmoran loves lena dunham. white feminists who ignore the experiences of WOCs have got to stick together guys!!!”
Caitilin Moran: “@lizziecoan THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT”
lizzie c: “@caitilinmoran did you address the complete and utter lack of people of colour in girls in your interview? i sure hope so!”
Caitilin Moran: “@lizziecoan Nope. I literally couldn’t give a shit aboutit.”]in which caitlin moran reaffirms her status as an arsehole
caitlin moran legitmately just told me that she could not give a shit about the representation of WOC. SHE JUST SAID THOSE EXACT WORDS. as one of the most prominent feminists in the UK today, her particular brand of white middle class feminism is THE FUCKING PITS AND I HATE HER. please excuse my rage but CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS.
her book is called ‘how to be a woman’. HOW TO BE A FUCKING WOMAN.
can i not be a woman if i think representation of WOC in modern media is really important? more important than the representation of white women?
Oh white feminists, I’m done with you for today.
this is some real class A bullshit right here. the women on the top are like what, size 2? model size, right? and the women on the bottom? are what? size 6-12? (i actually can’t tell for sure, i’m crap at guessing people’s sizes BUT ANYWAY), they all have flat or near-flat stomachs, they all have proportional curves and smooth skin and long hair and 90% of them are pretty pale, all their faces look like any other run-of-the-mill pretty girl, i see one with a tattoo, they’re all hairless from the eyebrows down
YOU GUYS THIS IS NOT FUCKING BODY POSITIVITY OK
show me one beauty campaign with a big gut or noticeable cellulite or some fucking hair somewhere or a woman in a wheelchair or SOMETHING and then we can fucking start talking about “real beauty” okay dove OKAY
Ongoing Mexico Revolution - Ignored by the Media
Mexico, July 11, 2012. The largest protest in human history. USA and UK governments pushed the press not to publish. Google censored videos on youtube and restricted keywords on this event.
The Mexican media has blacking out the protests against their new government, who have been accused of doing everything from buying votes to buying off the media.
If the corporate media won’t spread this story, then let’s spread the story. Share this all over your pages and your friend’s pages and help support the democracy movement in Mexico.
What’s going on there?
there was an electoral fraud, mexico’s next president will be an illiterate man who has never read not even 3 books on his life and was imposed by the media and the party who ruled for over 70 years, he exposes clear misogynistic and homophobic behavior, his closest collaborators have been linked to the organized crime (that has mexico currently terrorized), and despite massive protests like this all over the country and people gathering proofs of the fraud, the federal electoral institute has ratified the election as legitimate and even paceful, when there is documentation of people being beaten up and/or held against their will while trying to supervise that the elections were clean
is this for real
Jeremy Renner Neo Ned Interview (by aogber2)
- He describes his Neo-Nazi character as “not really a Nazi” and a “poor twisted soul.”
- He uses the word n**ger in the interview.
- He said if you “take it too seriously” you “probably shouldn’t see the movie.”
- He says the movie, which is about a fucking NEO-NAZI FALLING “IN LOVE” WITH A BLACK WOMAN “isn’t about racism.” To him, it’s about “people with problems and how they choose to deal with them.”
- He describes it as “sweet and endearing.”
WAIT REALLY. THIS IS THE ‘BIG JEREMY RENNER NEO NED COMMENT PROBLEM’ THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT? ARE YOU SERIOUS. BECAUSE OKAY LEMME COMMENT A BIT ABOUT THIS.
1. What’s wrong with describing his Neo-Nazi character as “not really a Nazi with a poor twisted soul?” Ned didn’t reallydoanything Nazi except wear a Swastika symbol on his t-shirt and be a bit of a racist in the beginning. He really is a poor twisted soul character.
2. Okay, this is the only thing I can see that people can legitimately have a problem with. But literally the only one.
3. OH MY GOD THE HEAVENS ARE FALLING HE SAID PEOPLE WHO TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY SHOULDN’T WATCH THE MOVIE. HE’S BASICALLY A CRIMINAL. He’s talking to people who’re making all these hate comments about BASICALLY NOTHING. And people who take things seriously really shouldn’t watch the movie. It dealt with serious matters like mental illnesses and such with a pretty light view.
4. Okay, someone really has to explain to me why this comment was wrong. Why is “in love” in quotes? Because I dunno if you saw the movie, but he was pretty desperately in love with Gabrielle Union’s character. You can see it in the scene where she wants to break up with him and he breaks down totally. HE WENT TO JAIL FOR HER. WHY IS ‘IN LOVE’ IN QUOTES. And it has to be about racism when a white person and a black person fall in love? Why?
5. Holy crap. We need to throw him in burning hell because he described the movie as “sweet and endearing.” Because I sort of called the movie the same thing, except of course not in the exact words, when I reviewed Neo Ned. Neo Ned WAS sweet and endearing. Yes, it dealt with some darker themes, but the overall tone of the movie was sweet. How can you not call it sweet when you see the ending scene and he’s being all cute in jail because he’s with his dad?
Seriously, people, get a fucking grip and stop hating.
Tagged as: #jeremy renner #neo ned #are you serious #like really why hate on him
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there’s a lot of problems with resonae’s defense here but wow you’re really saying that wearing a swastika and being “a bit of a racist” aren’t enough to call him a fucking nazi?
sorry bud those are like the only two things you gotta do to be classified as a nazi according to anybody who knows what nazis are