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We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.
Changes by Tupac Amaru Shakur

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We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive
Tupac- Changes

Filed under tupac food justice healing community people of color people living in poverty CHANGE justice rap poetry hip hop white supremacist patriarchy u.s.a. amerikkka

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Arundhati Roy: Come September. 

Thinking, on this day of September 11th, of the world as one world. History, present and future all linked and in conversation with each other. A global perspective challenging the white supremacist patriarchy of u.s.a imperialism and creating spaces and language with which we, the oppressed people’s of the world, can in honesty join together and SPEAK TRUTH to power.

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people in the usa are revolting!

Over 110 People Arrested Outside White House in Ongoing Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Protest

More than 110 people have been arrested since Saturday for taking part in sit-ins outside the White House calling on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,500-mile pipeline to deliver tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. Prominent environmental organizer Bill McKibben and over 70 others were arrested on Saturday on the first day of a two-week series of actions. McKibben and dozens others remain in jail. Dr. Sydney Parker of Maryland was arrested during Sunday’s action. Dr. Sydney Parker, arrested protester: “We are here because this is not just an environmental issue, it’s also a very big health issue. And that’s why we’ve come out today, and that’s why we’re so committed. So, personally, I have never been arrested before. I’m not—you know, I don’t do this for fun. I’m here because I think it is such an important issue that it really demands this kind of action, and it demands that level of commitment from myself.”

Verizon Workers End Massive 15-Day Strike Following Bargaining Agreement

Workers at Verizon have ended their 15-day strike and are set to return to work tonight even though they have not agreed to a new contract. Union leaders say the decision by the 45,000 workers to end the strike was made after they reached an agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed. Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, said, “We don’t consider this a victory in any way. We consider it progress toward a good process at Verizon.” The strike was the largest in the United States in several years. 

Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Rally to Prevent 82-Year-Old’s Eviction

In New York City, an 82-year-old resident of Brooklyn facing foreclosure was allowed to stay in her house on Friday after more than 200 people gathered in front of her home to block the eviction. Mary Lee Ward has lived in her home for 44 years. Her supporters say she is facing foreclosure because she was a victim of deceptive and predatory lending practices. Mary Lee Ward spoke from her front stoop after learning that the eviction was put off for now.

Mary Lee Ward: “We’re not slaves anymore. My grandfather was a slave, but I’m not. And they’re not going to force me to do anything against my will. You’ve got to put up a hard fight for the faith, and that means the fact that you have to stick with it when you know that you’re right, you know you have the evidence, you know you have the facts. Don’t let nobody walk over you. Don’t let nobody make you a slave.”

(Source: democracynow.org)

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Palestinian Refugee Revolution Canada: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Corey Balsam member of Independent Jewish Voices Canada on Israel and being an anti-Zionist Jew

palestinianrefugeerevolution:

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m very proud of my Jewish heritage. It’s just that I don’t see being a proud Jew as having anything to do with support for Israel.” - Corey Balsam

Member of Independent Jewish Voices and recent Masters of Arts graduate from the Sociology and…

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Foreign Students in Exchange Program Walk Out of American Jobs amid Claims of Labor Exploitation

Hundreds of foreign students taking part in a U.S. State Department cultural exchange summer program walked out of their job at a Hershey’s chocolate plant in Pennsylvania. The students said their jobs are exploitative and in many cases grossly failed to cover the costs they spent on visas in their home countries. The students have reportedly been required to lift heavy boxes, work eight-hour shifts beginning at 11 p.m., and stand for long periods of time while packing Reese’s candies, Kit-Kats and Almond Joys on a fast-moving production line

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