Kennedy’s pub in New Jersey, good craic!
One day after Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, British nationalists have taken to the streets of Glasgow to celebrate their victory.
The gathering began as a show of British national pride, but it quickly developed into what many witnesses are describing as a riot.
Protesters carrying U.K. flags and banners associated with the pro-Union Protestant Orange Order had to be separated from Scottish independence campaigners by Glasgow police.
One Vine video shows a young woman with a Scottish flag being dragged on the ground by a man holding a British Union flag. Some photos being shared on Twitter also seem to show pro-Union demonstrators performing the Nazi salute.
Fascism and NATO will not pass! Solidarity with the anti-fascist resistance in Donbass
True to our anti-imperialist and anti-fascist vocation, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army, FARC-EP, strongly condemns the vile aggression unleashed by the government of Kiev against the workers and disgruntled population of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian people have been caught in the crossfire by the United States and the European Union — the first in its task of warmongering encirclement and provocation against Russia, and the second in its quest to annex Ukraine. Both covet further NATO expansion eastward with the poorly disguised purpose of taking over the mining and energy fields.
Nobody in their right mind can doubt that behind the so-called “Orange revolution” first, and then Maidan movement, the imperialists are wolves in sheep’s clothing disguised as democrats and defenders of human rights.
This coup has brought to power a clique with oligarchic and neo-Nazi components, has unleashed a civil conflict and violent witch hunts not only against the Communists, but also all opponents and Russian-speaking people in general.
Despite the onslaught, there was a gigantic popular response from the antifascist resistance of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, against which the government oligarch Poroshenko, guided by Washington and Brussels, has launched an encirclement operation and extermination campaign with all kinds of weapons and tens of thousands of soldiers and mercenaries. The so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation has killed or seriously injured thousands of innocent people, and the fascists seek to destroy the civilian population of the Donbass region not only with shells and guns, but also hunger and thirst.
In recent weeks we have witnessed an armed counteroffensive of the antifascist militias led by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Ukraine, Novorossía and Russians Subcárpatos, whose struggle for freedom and social justice is striking major blows to the junta of Kiev, several of which ended in open rout.
We express our internationalist solidarity with the Ukrainian people and anti-oligarchic and anti-fascist fighters of Donbass, and call on the people of the world to mobilize to counter any attempt by imperialism to impose neo-colonial wars and undemocratic regimes.
Today as yesterday, fascism will not pass!
International Committee of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army, FARC-EP
September 15, 2014
Translation by redguard
The now-popular idea of offering public education dollars to private entrepreneurs has historical roots in white resistance to school desegregation after Brown v. Board of Education (1954). The desired outcome was few or, better yet, no black students in white schools.Two years before a federal court set a final desegregation deadline for fall 1959, local newspaper publisher J. Barrye Wall shared white county leaders’ strategy of resistance with Congressman Watkins Abbitt: “We are working [on] a scheme in which we will abandon public schools, sell the buildings to our corporation, reopen as privately operated schools with tuition grants from [Virginia] and P.E. county as the basic financial program,” he wrote. “Those wishing to go to integrated schools can take their tuition grants and operate their own schools. To hell with ‘em.”Meanwhile, in less blatant attempts to avoid desegregation, states and localities also enacted “freedom of choice” plans that typically allowed white students to transfer out of desegregated schools, but forced black students to clear numerous administrative hurdles and, not infrequently, withstand harassment from teachers and students if they entered formerly all-white schools. When some segregationists began to acknowledge that separate black and white schools were no longer viable legally, they sought other means to eliminate “undesirables.”Attorney David Mays, who advised high-ranking Virginia politicians on school strategy, reasoned, “Negroes could be let in [to white schools] and then chased out by setting high academic standards they could not maintain, by hazing if necessary, by economic pressures in some cases, etc. This should leave few Negroes in the white schools. The federal courts can easily force Negroes into our white schools, but they can’t possibly administer them and listen to the merits of thousands of bellyaches.”
for those who still somehow defend charter schools, here’s another brilliant reason why they’re not only no good but also oppressive. the same racist shit that happened then is happening now.
September 22nd – Flood, blockade, sit-in, and shut down the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis. Wear Blue.
On Monday, September 22nd at 9:00 am, thousands of people will gather at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers and natural resources. On the heels of the largest-ever march on climate change, we have an opportunity to transform the economic system driving this crisis.
Wearing blue to represent the sea that surrounds us, we rise to the steps of the NY Stock Exchange at 12:00 pm, flooding the area with our bodies in a massive sit-in – a collective act of nonviolent civil disobedience – to confront the system that both causes and profits from the crisis that is threatening humanity.
There is no time to waste – Wall Street must be transformed. Through the power of people taking collective action we will build an economy based on justice and sustainability and stop the climate crisis.
This call is in solidarity with the
Climate Justice Alliance Call To Action
Sky news just spoke to a reporter in Glasgow and had to cut the live thread because he was attacked and shouted at by no voters, waving the British flag, doing nazi salutes and burning the saltire.
'The Fight Against U.S. Imperialism & Chilean Fascism', Youth Against War And Fascism / Workers World Party, United States, 1974.