The 300+ workers of Colectivo Coffee are unionizing! https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1429902523197005826
Me: actually, this song is critical of the US and that's why it's kickass
Ninety. Fucking. Prevent.
The US is nothing but a murderous empire.
In which Lori Lightfoot gives $600m MORE to the cops https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/7/26/22594580/chicago-police-union-fop-board-approves-contract-rank-file-vote-retro-pay-lightfoot-catanzara
Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t quarrel with the $600 million price tag when asked Monday how she plans to pay for it.
“If you check our budget, we’ve been tucking money away for this, little by little, every year. So we feel prepared to manage the expense that will be incurred. And we can give you more details later,”
Very cool to watch the third most populous state in the country continue this slide into literal fascism
So journalist who was at the capital jan 6 was getting interviewed on npr. Long interview, mostly forgettable, about the far right and media coverage and terrorism laws. Whatever. End of the interview, the guy asks her "what part of being at the capital jan 6 will stick with you?" She thinks for a long moment. Then she starts to talk about this argument between insurrectionists about breaking windows. One of the guys is yelling "don't break property, this is the people's house." So he sees her and her microphone and come up to her and says "this isn't what we came here to do, we didn't come here to break property." So she asks "well, what did you come here to do?" And he says he came there to execute members of congress, four at a time, on the gallows they erected. This is the perfect distillation of far right politics. Don't break a window, we're only here to kill people.
The FBI is visiting leftists/anarchists across the country, claiming they're trying to 'help prevent violence' and their targets 'aren't in trouble.'
*Never talk to the feds or cops. Ever.*
Nothing you say will help you or your comrades. Don't even talk to them about your enemies. They'll know you're a rat who is willing to talk and they'll come back to you for more, as often as they want.
Fuck the feds. Fuck state repression. Fuck the state.
“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work. We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”
— Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed https://www.raptitude.com/2010/07/your-lifestyle-has-already-been-designed/
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