Shocking twist: the gigantic banks are not there good guys you thought they were. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/fincen-files-financial-scandal-criminal-networks #corruption #capitalism
"According to the ACLU and others, Balogun is likely the first person arrested as a "Black identity extremist," a designation created by the FBI several months prior to his arrest. Balogun spent five months in jail, losing his home in the process, before the charges were eventually dropped. "They were done and walked away from it," he said. #BlueLeaks https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2020-09-11/aric-black-marchers-with-guns/
It is unfortunate how well advertising and lobbying can work: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled
Fascinating article about Öcalan and the anarchist abolitionists in Syria: https://editor.currentaffairs.org/2020/09/abolition-as-a-project-of-deep-democracy/
Made more than $1 USD per word for charity for this story. My writing career has peaked!
Yo, claps for the clout of the checkmarks
of meme-armed teens, in days long scrolled,
we have been seen, and what honor the influencers won!
9/11, US imperialism
9/11 is coming up, which means i'm legally obligated to point out 9/11 here in chile is a different tragedy & also important
the 11th of september is when the chilean right wing (funded by the US gov.) bombed our gov. building, killed our democratically elected socialist president, gutted the welfare state & enacted martial law
followed by 17 years of a violent fascist dictatorship in which at least 3k people died, 40k were victimized and half of the country was traumatized
RIP irony (2020)
War is a symptom of a social disease that too many people try to just ignore. How do we reverse that trend and take that power away from the state?
It's clear that even a succession of the most baldly two-faced warmongers (of both parties) is not enough in the US to raise class consciousness.
If budgets are moral documents, the US military budget is the most hateful book ever written.
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