resistkxl:

Native Women: Leading the Fight Against the Tar Sands 

Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Dakota Signatory to the Treaty to Protect the Sacred. Testified at public hearing in Nebraska against Keystone XL. 

Crystal Lameman, Beaver Lake Cree Grassroots activist, organizing in Alberta against tar sands devastation on her nation’s territory. In 2012, she was a delegate to the UN Rio+20 Summit. 

Debra White Plume, Oglala Lakota Organizer with Moccasins on the Ground, which trains Native people an allies in direct action tactics in anticipation of the approval of Keystone XL North 

Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabeg One of the founders of the Indigenous Women’s Network, founder of Honor the Earth. Longtime indigenous activist, LaDuke is (at the time of writing) riding across the length of Enbridge’s pipelines in Minnesota to raise awareness.

Casey Camp-Horineck, Ponca Actress and activist, Camp-Horineck provided important support and guidance to Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance in their work stopping construction of KXL south

Tantoo Cardinal, Metis/Cree Born in Ft McMurray, Cardinal was arrested outside the White House at the massive 2011 sit-in against the Keystone XL pipeline. She has continued to organize against Keystone XL. 

**This in no way encompasses all the accomplishments of these women.**

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darlingyoufuckedupp:

taraebooks:

joebagofdoughnuts:

More proof that Cats are not nearly as graceful and agile as we give them credit for….

ITS FUCKING FEET

I CANT BREATHE

darlingyoufuckedupp:

taraebooks:

joebagofdoughnuts:

More proof that Cats are not nearly as graceful and agile as we give them credit for….

ITS FUCKING FEET

I CANT BREATHE

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webbys:

It’s their Internet.

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dreamdefenders:

On April 22, 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot was arrested at her Polk County high school for conducting a science experiment. The teen, who has no criminal history and maintained good grades, suddenly found herself trapped in Florida’s insidious school to prison pipeline; which has continually funneled mostly youth of color out of Florida’s schools and into the criminal justice system.

According to a report by Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice, over 57% of the state’s 96,515 youth incarcerated in 2012 were Black and Brown. In Kiera’s home of Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd has presided over a system in which youth have continually been cycled through county jails in which severe abuses have been alleged including the use of pepper spray and the holding of juveniles in cages.

During the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, Dream Defenders worked with allies in the Florida Campaign for Juvenile Justice to reform Florida’s broken juvenile justice system. Despite repeated community visits to the state capital, briefings and press conferences by advocates and sponsoring legislators, the 2013 Legislative session closed with no action on critical bills such as SB 1374/HB 1039 which would have reformed Florida’s Zero Tolerance law at play in this case.

While Kiera navigates the legal ramifications of her unjust case Polk County Superintendent John Stewart has made the decision to place Kiera in an “alternative school” as he considers expulsion proceedings. Dream Defenders find these actions by Superintendent Stewart reprehensible. Dream Defenders demands that Stewart drop all expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot and allow her to return to her enrollment at Bartow High School.

Dream Defenders calls upon all local, state and national allies to TAKE ACTION to ensure Kiera does not become another casualty of the school to prison pipeline.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Sample Script:

Superintendent Stewart,

My name is _____________ and I am calling to express my concern about the expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot. Florida has been among the national leaders in furthering a school to prison pipeline; with zero tolerance policies being used to lock up, expel and divert youth from their right to an education. Ms. Wilmot’s case is another example of the state and your office criminalizing and derailing the future of a girl of color. Your handling of her case has been irresponsible and reprehensible. Ms. Wilmot’s actions and intent simply do not warrant expulsion or placement in alternative schooling. I am calling on you to immediately drop all expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot and allow her to return to her regular enrollment at Bartow High School.

In order to make an impact in this case we will need the support of thousands.

Please share this message with family and friends. Let’s ensure there is

#JusticeForKiera

anarcho-queer:

Strike Day One

On Thursday, hundreds of students from the University of Indiana walked out of class and joined a march to the ‘School of Education’ where the IU Board of Trustee’s were having a meeting.

The students were protesting low wages for the support staff at IU, high tuition for students, a population of minority students that has not doubled from 4 percent as previously promised by school officials and more.

Follow IUonStrike on Tumblr for updates. 

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sol-paints:

Legalization for all now!

redcatg:

Atlanta today: Rally and march for a comprehensive and just immigration reform and against mass deportations!

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Most undocumented immigrants work, attend school and must drive to do these tasks. When pulled over, an undocumented immigrant could face YEARS in jail or even be deported!NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL! GIVE US OUR LICENSES, NOW.
Please sign and share this petition so we can keep on working towards equality for Undocumented immigrants and have the State of Florida provide them with drivers licenses.

https://www.change.org/petitions/support-licenses-for-all-undocumented-immigrants-in-the-state-of-florida?utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

Most undocumented immigrants work, attend school and must drive to do these tasks. When pulled over, an undocumented immigrant could face YEARS in jail or even be deported!
NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL! GIVE US OUR LICENSES, NOW.

Please sign and share this petition so we can keep on working towards equality for Undocumented immigrants and have the State of Florida provide them with drivers licenses.

https://www.change.org/petitions/support-licenses-for-all-undocumented-immigrants-in-the-state-of-florida?utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

Women Power- Dream Defenders

Women Power

 

Now more than ever, women have begun to recognize the intersection of gender and class oppression. We have a name for it: patriarchy. Now we can study it, strategize, and make it bow to our magical vaginas.

I chose three women of particular importance in my life, and used their photography to represent our struggle. Not only do I identify them as women, but also as artists, workers, students, and inspiring activists in the state of Florida. They each give us an example of what a strong, empowered woman looks like. They use their power to inspire allies and demand JUSTICE FOR ALL.

I also used a newspaper called “Fight Back Florida.” This paper features women on every page fighting for human rights. They resist foreclosures, organize strikes, advocate for the victims of racism, and call attention to the ways our governments and corporations try to silence activists.

I started with just a recycled sign from a 9/11 anti-war protest that took place here at USF. It read “This Jewish woman stands in solidarity with her Muslim neighbors,” and the back still reads “Free speech, No more hate.”

Paint, newspaper, recycled signs, and photos come together to give life and meaning to this piece. If you look closely, you can see an immense history of the work of empowered women and their allies. We need women like this to make our voice loud enough for everyone to hear. They bring to the masses messages of equality, freedom, the right to self determination, and justice for farm workers. I could go on and on, but I’ll end with an excerpt from what the Dream Defenders sang at Rick Scott’s State of the State address on May 2012:

“We who believe in equality cannot rest,

We who believe in equality cannot rest until it is won”