A good in-depth look at cooperatives as an alternative to traditional capitalist arrangements. https://monthlyreview.org/2015/02/01/cooperatives-on-the-path-to-socialism/
At the ‘Re-open Illinois’ rally, these two signs were seen.
Who is being called Hitler with a swastika next to his name, is Jewish.
‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ translates to ‘work sets you free’ - it’s literally from the ithe Auschwitz concentration camp.
This is just....
The History of May Day/Labour Day/International Workers’ Day; violence; pol
Happy May Day, everybody!
Today, in the year 1886, the Haymarket affair began. It began as an anarchist-led labor strike in Chicago, Illinois seeking to establish an eight-hour workday.
During this strike, the police shot and killed several strikers and an unknown agent (likely a member of the Pinkertons, a gun-for-hire org with a history of hired by companies looking to set back labor rights) bombed the site of the demonstration, killing several more.
Ultimately, the blame was laid upon the strikers for all the deaths and 7 of the lead organizers were sentenced to execution. An eighth was imprisoned.
Dozens were killed, maimed, and otherwise severely wounded that day. Today is a day to honor the fight those who came before us fought and those who lost their lives seeking workers’s rights for us all.
@wakingrufus it is a good thing. Who golfs? Rich, usually white assholes. Maybe they’ll all infect each other and die.
USPol / COVID
Speaking as someone working in healthcare, married to someone working in grocery
We don't want you to congratulate us or call us heroes
We want you to punish the government that allowed all this to happen
They put you, your friends, and your family at risk
We were gonna have to work, pandemic or not. Our politicians have a job to do, I understand it's easy to forget that because they never do it, but please
Hold them accountable. I don't want a pat on the back.
Noise demonstration happening right now outside of Heartland Alliance in #Chicago, where children separated from their families are imprisoned. From @littlevillagesn. Read an expose from a former Heartland staff member here: https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-legal-kidnapping-former-child-detention-staff-speaks-out/
Currently enraged at all the media takes about "Bernie's failed campaign just couldn't get enough support among Black voters" when what really happened is that the primary was rigged, and he was running against an establishment willing to send people to mass graves to win. Not surprising, I know. Time to log off birdsite for awhile.
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