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It was the courts who said Trump had to stop putting migrant children in cages. It was the courts who struck down the Muslim ban (part 1). It's the courts who will force schools to respect the rights of trans students. Activists and court cases working together is, historically, the strongest route to positive change in America.
Many senators are undecided about Trump's nominee. Tell yours to vote no!

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love the neoliberal era where you can’t exercise any political power except buying woke things

Don't laugh.

Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence
'..."Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media ... will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals ($800,000)," the public prosecution tweeted late Monday...'

I'm just floored at how vulnerable people allow themselves to be on this public platform. In honor of and response to your honest and heartfelt confessions, I'd like to remind you:
-you're valid
-you deserve respect
-you're just all completely darling
-your intentions and actions are good
-people that are looking to invalidate or devalue you are bad
That's it.

And while white people continue to complain about bullshit, #BlackLivesMatter gets another murderer with a badge off the streets.

9th US Circuit Court, Boise: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go, via AP:

Some favorite selfies of me and my cat (vry ok 2 boost) 

My favorite is the last one: like mother like daughter

Philip Agee: But what counter-insurgency really comes down to is the protection of the capitalists back in America, their property and their privileges. US national security, as preached by US leaders, is the security of the capitalist class in the US, not the security of the rest of the people.

the united states is a really messed up place 

got asked today if i wanted to donate money to put salad bars in child detention centers and i just

boss makes a dollar
i make a dime
that's why wage theft
should be a crime

boost if you have a kick-ass long term relationship / marriage / whatever

i found old photos of my dog with santa that we did to raise money for charity through my vet. fave if you want me to post some

Yeah, I used to feel insulted by the term “mansplain” too. I got over it when I realized that we’re trained by school and society to do it, and if we don’t make the term specific to men, we’ll never fucking learn.

Do better, men.

police accountability, portland, ask for support

This hearing is happening tomorrow. After a year, and a lot stress and constant follow-up on my part.
I'm running out of spoons.

A cop assaulted me last year while I was working as a legal observer:

I am pushing for accountability in the sad / insufficient ways available to us.

Would mean a lot for #PDX comrades to come out and be in my corner for this.

Good night from PST I hope if you worked in the US today you received double pay. If not take as many unauthorized bathroom breaks as you can for the next year. You are worth it.

"In the face of the tragedy of this night, the students of the museology course are mobilizing to preserve the memory of the (Brazil) National Museum. We ask everyone who possesses images (photographs / videos / even selfies) of the collection and exhibition spaces to share them with us."

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