fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: 100 Days of Bratton: Community Report and Speakout
Friday, April 11 - 5pm
One Police Plaza (across from City Hall), Manhattan
Called by New Yorkers Against Bratton
We’re going to hold a “Community Report and Speakout” on the first 100 days of the 2nd Bratton era on Friday, April 11th. We would like to hear fro activists and community members most affected by Bratton’s policies as we gather outside of 1 Police Plaza at 5p, to speak on these issues:- Bratton’s Criminalization of the Homeless The death of homeless veteran Jerome Murdough in his Rikers cell last month after being arrested for the crime of sleeping in a housing staircase raises serious concerns about what Bratton’s “collaborative policing” actually means for vulnerable New Yorkers . The criminalization of the homeless and a propensity to arrest people for low-level crimes is a trademark of Bratton and of Broken Windows theory. Bratton previously attempted homeless sweeps in February but cancelled after activists mobilized. His most recent homeless crackdowns in Skid Row, in Los Angeles, point to policing in the service of gentrification. What does that mean for New Yorkers today?- Bratton’s Police Crackdown in our Public Transportation SystemsThe increase of arrests of pandhandlers, acrobats and “churro” ladies in the subway system is classic Bratton. This also mirrors a crackdown that many have seen in NYC buses, most evident in a recent incident involving a young black man brutalized and arrested in the Bronx after being pulled off the bus by the NYPD. While Bratton touts official drops in Stop and Frisks, doesn’t a crackdown on immigrants, the poor and young people of color on subways and buses parallel the spirit (if not the exact policy) of racial profiling that a majority of New Yorkers have already rejected?- Bratton and De Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative After an incident in January involving an elderly asian man bloodily arrested for jaywalking, there are serious questions about what this broad strategy will mean for New Yorkers. Expanding the power of police to now target NYers for minor traffic offenses after years of activism revealed abuses of power is not what reform is about. George Kelling, whom many will recognize as Bratton’s go-to guy on policing policy and philosophy, has already linked it with the Broken Windows approach that he helped popularize. While these are some of the issues we have seen in the first 100 days of the new administration, we would like to incorporate as many views and opinions on the return of Bratton as possible. Bratton has largely controlled the media narrative and we need to make clear that the voices of the grassroots are the ultimate authority on what kind of job he and the NYPD are doing in our communities.

Recuerdan a Bratton?

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: 100 Days of Bratton: Community Report and Speakout

Friday, April 11 - 5pm

One Police Plaza (across from City Hall), Manhattan

Called by New Yorkers Against Bratton

We’re going to hold a “Community Report and Speakout” on the first 100 days of the 2nd Bratton era on Friday, April 11th. We would like to hear fro activists and community members most affected by Bratton’s policies as we gather outside of 1 Police Plaza at 5p, to speak on these issues:

- Bratton’s Criminalization of the Homeless 

The death of homeless veteran Jerome Murdough in his Rikers cell last month after being arrested for the crime of sleeping in a housing staircase raises serious concerns about what Bratton’s “collaborative policing” actually means for vulnerable New Yorkers . The criminalization of the homeless and a propensity to arrest people for low-level crimes is a trademark of Bratton and of Broken Windows theory. Bratton previously attempted homeless sweeps in February but cancelled after activists mobilized. His most recent homeless crackdowns in Skid Row, in Los Angeles, point to policing in the service of gentrification. What does that mean for New Yorkers today?

- Bratton’s Police Crackdown in our Public Transportation Systems

The increase of arrests of pandhandlers, acrobats and “churro” ladies in the subway system is classic Bratton. This also mirrors a crackdown that many have seen in NYC buses, most evident in a recent incident involving a young black man brutalized and arrested in the Bronx after being pulled off the bus by the NYPD. While Bratton touts official drops in Stop and Frisks, doesn’t a crackdown on immigrants, the poor and young people of color on subways and buses parallel the spirit (if not the exact policy) of racial profiling that a majority of New Yorkers have already rejected?

- Bratton and De Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative 

After an incident in January involving an elderly asian man bloodily arrested for jaywalking, there are serious questions about what this broad strategy will mean for New Yorkers. Expanding the power of police to now target NYers for minor traffic offenses after years of activism revealed abuses of power is not what reform is about. George Kelling, whom many will recognize as Bratton’s go-to guy on policing policy and philosophy, has already linked it with the Broken Windows approach that he helped popularize. 

While these are some of the issues we have seen in the first 100 days of the new administration, we would like to incorporate as many views and opinions on the return of Bratton as possible. Bratton has largely controlled the media narrative and we need to make clear that the voices of the grassroots are the ultimate authority on what kind of job he and the NYPD are doing in our communities.

Recuerdan a Bratton?

cognitivedissonance:

Your cute cat of the day

cognitivedissonance:

Your cute cat of the day

Reblogged from Cognitive Dissonance
x-dopeshit:

blackbrucewayne718:

themattmane:

karlnova:

This pic was original taken in black and white in New York, 1963 but was colourised using digital technology

My idols

My favortite pic…


http://x-dopeshit.tumblr.com

Idolos

x-dopeshit:

blackbrucewayne718:

themattmane:

karlnova:

This pic was original taken in black and white in New York, 1963 but was colourised using digital technology

My idols

My favortite pic…

http://x-dopeshit.tumblr.com

Idolos

Reblogged from sexgenderbody

Recordar es volver a pasar por el corazón (An homage to Chavez)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: U.S. Hands Off Venezuela rally, March 3, 2014.

Photos by C.M. DeSpears

Solidaridad con Venezuela desde USA.

thoughtsofablackgirl:

A photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face. 

The cast and crew of ‘12 Years a Slave’ celebrate after winning the Best Picture award onstage during the 86th Annual Academy Awards

Reblogged from Cognitive Dissonance
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

NYC: U.S. Out of Venezuela & Ukraine! Protest U.S.-funded attacks
Thursday, February 27 - 5pm to 6:30pm
Times Square, 43 St. & 7 Ave., Manhattan

What do we hear? No money for unemployment insurance? The minimum wage can’t be raised? Health care, education must be cut. Bull!!When the imperialist strategists want money, they get it. Billions of dollars have been made available for U.S.-backed crimes of sabotage, destabilization and aggressive intervention, including funds for the most reactionary fascist elements in Venezuela, pro-Nazis in the Ukraine, and for forces linked to al-Qaida in Syria.U.S. Hands OFF Venezuela!The death of Latin American hero Hugo Chávez last year was Washington’s signal to increase subversion in Venezuela against the Bolivarian revolution. The Venezuelan oligarchy — one percent of the 1% — has created false shortages in essential goods; they’ve manipulated prices, speculated in currency, and shipped money abroad in a frantic effort to destabilize Venezuelan government. Fascist-like forces killed Venezuelans in mid-February, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry immediately demanded the fascist leaders be freed from prison. It’s another attempt to seize Venezuela’s oil for the U.S. ruling class, using tax money that should be used for our social services. Chávez approved Bolivarian reforms that helped Venezuela’s poor climb out of abject poverty. Now the U.S. rich want to punish Venezuelans.Let’s stop this crime against our sisters and brothers in South America! No to U.S.-funded takeover in Ukraine!Unlike Occupy Wall Street, Ukraine’s “popular” movement is not fighting the 1%. Kiev’s occupiers are fighting for Wall Street, Brussels and Frankfort’s banks to take over their country. And for Ukrainian youth to serve NATO. In return they’ll get the same austerity that is choking Portugal, Spain and Greece.Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland openly bragged that Washington had poured $5 billion in taking over Ukraine. The U.S. and EU established 40,000 non-governmental organizations - NGOs - in Ukraine before the 2004 “Orange Revolution.” They continue the sabotage.The pro-Western Ukrainian nationalists are spearheaded by racist parties like Svoboda and the neo-Nazi Right Bloc who are allowed to beat people on the streets. The same Tea Party and right-wing zealots that declare war on immigrants, people of color, on women and LGBTQ people here in the U.S., operate with increasing U.S. support and organization to destabilize countries around the world.Edward Snowden and Wikileak’s revelations are showing that U.S. destabilization campaigns have been used Haiti, Syria, Libya, Ecuador, Venezuela, throughout Eastern Europe and Balkans.Say NO to ALL of Wall Street’s Wars!No U.S. money to sabotage other countries!Initiated by International Action Center http://www.IACenter.org/and Fight Imperialism Stand Together http://www.FightImperialism.org/

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

NYC: U.S. Out of Venezuela & Ukraine! Protest U.S.-funded attacks

Thursday, February 27 - 5pm to 6:30pm
Times Square, 43 St. & 7 Ave., Manhattan
What do we hear? No money for unemployment insurance? The minimum wage can’t be raised? Health care, education must be cut. Bull!!

When the imperialist strategists want money, they get it. Billions of dollars have been made available for U.S.-backed crimes of sabotage, destabilization and aggressive intervention, including funds for the most reactionary fascist elements in Venezuela, pro-Nazis in the Ukraine, and for forces linked to al-Qaida in Syria.

U.S. Hands OFF Venezuela!

The death of Latin American hero Hugo Chávez last year was Washington’s signal to increase subversion in Venezuela against the Bolivarian revolution. 

The Venezuelan oligarchy — one percent of the 1% — has created false shortages in essential goods; they’ve manipulated prices, speculated in currency, and shipped money abroad in a frantic effort to destabilize Venezuelan government. 

Fascist-like forces killed Venezuelans in mid-February, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry immediately demanded the fascist leaders be freed from prison. It’s another attempt to seize Venezuela’s oil for the U.S. ruling class, using tax money that should be used for our social services. Chávez approved Bolivarian reforms that helped Venezuela’s poor climb out of abject poverty. Now the U.S. rich want to punish Venezuelans.

Let’s stop this crime against our sisters and brothers in South America! 

No to U.S.-funded takeover in Ukraine!

Unlike Occupy Wall Street, Ukraine’s “popular” movement is not fighting the 1%. Kiev’s occupiers are fighting for Wall Street, Brussels and Frankfort’s banks to take over their country. And for Ukrainian youth to serve NATO. In return they’ll get the same austerity that is choking Portugal, Spain and Greece.

Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland openly bragged that Washington had poured $5 billion in taking over Ukraine. The U.S. and EU established 40,000 non-governmental organizations - NGOs - in Ukraine before the 2004 “Orange Revolution.” They continue the sabotage.

The pro-Western Ukrainian nationalists are spearheaded by racist parties like Svoboda and the neo-Nazi Right Bloc who are allowed to beat people on the streets. The same Tea Party and right-wing zealots that declare war on immigrants, people of color, on women and LGBTQ people here in the U.S., operate with increasing U.S. support and organization to destabilize countries around the world.

Edward Snowden and Wikileak’s revelations are showing that U.S. destabilization campaigns have been used Haiti, Syria, Libya, Ecuador, Venezuela, throughout Eastern Europe and Balkans.

Say NO to ALL of Wall Street’s Wars!
No U.S. money to sabotage other countries!

Initiated by International Action Center 
http://www.IACenter.org/
and Fight Imperialism Stand Together 
http://www.FightImperialism.org/
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Malcolm X: Immortal."Mind you, the power structure is international, and its domestic base is in London, in Paris, in Washington D.C. and so forth. The outside or external phase of the revolution which is manifest in the attitude and action of the Africans today is troublesome enough. The revolution on the outside of the house, or the outside of the structure, is troublesome enough. But now the powers that be are beginning to see that this struggle on the outside by the black man is affecting, infecting the black man who is on the inside of that structure — I hope you understand what I am trying to say. The newly awakened people all over the world pose a problem for what is known as Western interests, which is imperialism, colonialism, racism and all these other negative isms or vulturistic isms. Just as the external forces pose a grave threat, they can now see that the international forces pose an ever greater threat. But the internal forces pose an even greater threat only when they have properly analyzed the situation and know what the stakes really are….Look right now what’s going on in and around Saigon and Hanoi and in the Congo and elsewhere. They are violent when their interests are at stake. But for all that violence they display at the international level, when you and I want just a little bit of freedom, we’re supposed to be nonviolent. They’re violent in Korea, they’re violent in Germany, they’re violent in the South Pacific, they’re violent in Cuba, they’re violent wherever they go. But when it comes time for you and me to protect ourselves against lynchings, they tell us to be nonviolent.”— African-American revolutionary El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or Malcolm X, not long before his death in 1965. Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. The photo shows his historic meeting with Fidel Castro at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, 1960.
Via Anti-Imperialist League

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Malcolm X: Immortal.

"Mind you, the power structure is international, and its domestic base is in London, in Paris, in Washington D.C. and so forth. The outside or external phase of the revolution which is manifest in the attitude and action of the Africans today is troublesome enough. The revolution on the outside of the house, or the outside of the structure, is troublesome enough. But now the powers that be are beginning to see that this struggle on the outside by the black man is affecting, infecting the black man who is on the inside of that structure — I hope you understand what I am trying to say. The newly awakened people all over the world pose a problem for what is known as Western interests, which is imperialism, colonialism, racism and all these other negative isms or vulturistic isms. Just as the external forces pose a grave threat, they can now see that the international forces pose an ever greater threat. But the internal forces pose an even greater threat only when they have properly analyzed the situation and know what the stakes really are….

Look right now what’s going on in and around Saigon and Hanoi and in the Congo and elsewhere. They are violent when their interests are at stake. But for all that violence they display at the international level, when you and I want just a little bit of freedom, we’re supposed to be nonviolent. They’re violent in Korea, they’re violent in Germany, they’re violent in the South Pacific, they’re violent in Cuba, they’re violent wherever they go. But when it comes time for you and me to protect ourselves against lynchings, they tell us to be nonviolent.”

— African-American revolutionary El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or Malcolm X, not long before his death in 1965. Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965. The photo shows his historic meeting with Fidel Castro at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, 1960.

Via Anti-Imperialist League