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humansofnewyork:

"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” (Kampala, Uganda)
Aug 28, 2014 / 10,383 notes

humansofnewyork:

"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” 

(Kampala, Uganda)

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Leningrado, Chiapas, Mexico.
Photo by Ronnie Lee Kingston
Aug 26, 2014 / 76 notes

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Leningrado, Chiapas, Mexico.

Photo by Ronnie Lee Kingston

Aug 24, 2014 / 30 notes
Capitalism has triumphed all over the world, but this triumph is only the prelude to the triumph of labour over capital.
V.I. Lenin (via orbarbarism)

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Aug 24, 2014 / 118 notes
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

People’s Republic of Ferguson
Graphic by Дмитрий Райдеp / Dmitry Rider
Aug 24, 2014 / 120 notes

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

People’s Republic of Ferguson

Graphic by Дмитрий Райдеp / Dmitry Rider

Aug 22, 2014 / 20,187 notes

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed. 

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Photo by Anwar Alamaisi
Aug 22, 2014 / 12,101 notes

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Photo by Anwar Alamaisi

Aug 21, 2014 / 26,333 notes

ursula-theseabitch:

So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure?

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Aug 21, 2014 / 4 notes

La verdadera amistad: Nuevo artículo de Fidel Castro

oficiorojo:

El líder histórico de la Revolución Cubana da a conocer su reciente encuentro con el presidente de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros, en artículo que hizo llegar este miércoles al programa televisivo Mesa Redonda Informativa.

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Aug 21, 2014 / 19,198 notes

dynastylnoire:

lovelyandbrown:

mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

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EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

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houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes is it.
Aug 20, 2014 / 121,890 notes

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes is it.

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Lenin’s famous statement: “without a revolutionary there can be no revolutionary movement” (in What is to be Done) means that a revolution is achieved with neither verbalism nor activism, but rather with praxis, that is, with reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed. The revolutionary effort to transform these structures radically cannot designate its leaders as its “thinkers” and the oppressed as mere “doers”.
The leaders cannot treat the oppressed as mere activists to be denied the opportunity of reflection and allowed merely the illusion of acting, whereas in fact they would continue to be manipulated - and in this case by the presumed foes of manipulation.
Paulo Friere (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
Revolutionary praxis must stand opposed to praxis of the dominant elites, fo they are by nature antithetical. Revolutionary praxis cannot tolerate an absurd dichotomy in which the praxis of the people is merely that of following the leader’s decisions - thus reflecting the prescriptive methods of the dominant elite. (via proletarianinstinct)

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Aug 20, 2014 / 91 notes
We can legitimately say that in the process of oppression someone oppresses someone else; we cannot say that in the process of revolution someone liberates some else, nor yet that someone liberates himself, but rather that human beings in communion liberate each other.
Aug 20, 2014 / 160 notes
daughterofzami:

"Institutions work this way. A son is murdered by the police, and nothing is done. The institutions send the victim’s family on a merry-go-round, going from one agency to another, until they wear out and give up. This is very effective way to beat down poor and oppressed people, who do not have the time to prosecute their case. Time is money to poor people. To go to Sacramento means loss of a day’s pay - often loss of a job. If this is democracy, obviously it is a bourgeois democracy limited to the middle and upper classes. Only they can afford to participate in it.”- Huey P. Newton, Sacramento and the “Panther Bill”



Photograph by Huy Mach
Aug 19, 2014 / 5,201 notes

daughterofzami:

"Institutions work this way. A son is murdered by the police, and nothing is done. The institutions send the victim’s family on a merry-go-round, going from one agency to another, until they wear out and give up. This is very effective way to beat down poor and oppressed people, who do not have the time to prosecute their case. Time is money to poor people. To go to Sacramento means loss of a day’s pay - often loss of a job. If this is democracy, obviously it is a bourgeois democracy limited to the middle and upper classes. Only they can afford to participate in it.”

- Huey P. Newton, Sacramento and the “Panther Bill”

Photograph by Huy Mach

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Aug 19, 2014 / 38,046 notes

candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on."

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