Friday, January 23, 2015

"In the Radical Brownies, girls learn about social justice movements such the Black Panthers and the Chicano group Brown Berets. They wear their brown berets in homage to those two groups. But they also study how Disney princesses define girls’ image of beauty, and how that can affect self-image."

S o  f u c k i n g  c o o l. Society always wants to say racism doesn't exist but the only real cure for ignorance is education. It's great to see something like this happening.. especially in a place like Oakland where I would expect nothing less. But beyond race, this is another reminder of how women and young girls have and will always be a part of the equation in the struggle that is oppression. Seeing that such young girls are interested in being a part of something like this, as well as being supported by their community,is truly inspiring.

Planet Ludlow from Corey Shaff on Vimeo.

Very cool L.E.S. video from 1995: Planet Ludlow

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I mean if you haven't seen this skit yet, you're lying to yourself. Dead.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The brand of democracy that comes with pre-approved state guidelines.

"Politicians and civil rights advocates on both sides of the Atlantic bristled at that suggestion, and at a string of arrests in which French officials used a new antiterrorism law to crack down on what previously would have been considered free speech. One man was sentenced to six months in prison for shouting support for the Charlie Hebdo attackers. Up to 100 others are under investigation for remarks that support or tried to justify terrorism, authorities said."

Religious fundamentalists make the best house guests.

When a journalist attempted to draw the Pope into yet another condemnation of the world’s 2 billion Muslims on the basis of the actions of a few thousand – the pontiff dropped a logic bomb.
“You just can’t say that, just as you can’t say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups,”Pope Francis said.

A million here, A million there.

"An anonymous businessman from Hong Kong has donated $1 million to the families of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed execution-style while sitting in their patrol vehicle last month."

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 starting off real good. Thanks to Karl for this banger. You gotta let the sound play on this one.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This makes me happy

Tuesday, January 6, 2015