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    Americans don’t really know anything about other countries. We’re very, very ignorant. We were totally ignorant about Vietnam. We had actually fired most of the experts at the State Department who knew something about that region as part of the McCarthy purges in the ’40s and early ’50s. We know nothing about the countries we invade.

    What do we know about the Vietnamese people? Larry Heinemann, who wrote Paco’s Story, which won the National Book Award, a Vietnam veteran, tells a great story that I love. And he says that he was interviewing somebody from the—a professor at the University of Hanoi. And he says that he asked him, what did you do during the war? And he said, first I went to Beijing and I learned English. Then I went to the University of Moscow and I read American literature. Then I went back to Hanoi, and they sent me out to the Ho Chi Minh trail, where I educated the troops there on the Ho Chi Minh trail about American literature. And they were reading Hemingway, Whitman, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Jack London. You know, they carried these books in their backpack. They were studying American literature, the Vietnamese troops. And then he turns to Larry Heinemann and he says, and what Vietnamese author did you American troops read? And Heinemann says, I laughed so hard that the beer started to squirt out my nose.

    You know, Americans are ignorant. You know. And that to me captures it. That story captures a lot. And so we go into these situations blind. We think that somehow maybe we can impose order. And at times we do. But we impose order at the—you know, what we sacrifice there is social justice in those countries.

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    — 5 months ago with 1951 notes
    #American foreign policy  #foreign policy  #politics  #imperialism  #hegemony  #war  #queue 
    This is what happens when border patrol responds to 911 calls →

    political-linguaphile:

    So federal border patrol  employees are being used as 911 dispatchers and interpreters for the Washington cities of Blaine, Lynden, and Sumas. When Spanish speakers or people with Latino surnames have called 911 in these cities, federal agents show up to emergency or routine incidents. This is gross racial profiling and completely unconstitutional. This basically means that if my mom lived in any of those cities, a woman of Mexican descent who’s a Spanish speaker and U.S. citizen, was having some kind of medical emergency, border patrol would show up before, you know, an ambulance.  

    (via reclaimingthelatinatag)

    — 9 months ago with 3116 notes
    #immigration  #politics  #queue 
    fuckyeahfeminists:

rhrealitycheck:

Did you know that pregnant women have been fired for using the bathroom to vomit, needing to carry a water bottle on the job, or asking to sit on a stool instead of standing in place all day? While employers have to make allowances like these for other types of temporary disabilities, a number of bad court decisions have encouraged them to feel they can get away with firing or mistreating pregnant workers with impunity.
It’s disgraceful and unacceptable that at a time when unnecessary budget cuts are decimating food, medical, and educational supports for low-income families, pregnant women continue to be pushed out of their jobs just as they take on all the expenses of having a new baby.
Read more about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Actand take action by contacting your congressperson.

This is unacceptable. Pregnant workers need more protection. With a child coming up they need employment more than ever. Please contact your rep.

    fuckyeahfeminists:

    rhrealitycheck:

    Did you know that pregnant women have been fired for using the bathroom to vomit, needing to carry a water bottle on the job, or asking to sit on a stool instead of standing in place all day? While employers have to make allowances like these for other types of temporary disabilities, a number of bad court decisions have encouraged them to feel they can get away with firing or mistreating pregnant workers with impunity.

    It’s disgraceful and unacceptable that at a time when unnecessary budget cuts are decimating food, medical, and educational supports for low-income families, pregnant women continue to be pushed out of their jobs just as they take on all the expenses of having a new baby.

    Read more about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    and take action by contacting your congressperson.

    This is unacceptable. Pregnant workers need more protection. With a child coming up they need employment more than ever. Please contact your rep.

    (Source: action.rhrealitycheck.org)

    — 11 months ago with 36247 notes
    #politics  #us politics  #take action  #pregnancy  #economic justice  #reproductive justice  #queue 
    The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery →

    invisiblelad:

    bapgeek:

    Side note: This nation has a history of seeking ways to disarm black people/people of color.

    I think this is a fitting response to the absolute moron who was talking about Dr. King, slavery and gun ownership earlier in the week. 

    From the Article: 

    The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote.  Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that … and we all should be too.

    In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the “slave patrols,” and they were regulated by the states. 

    In Georgia, for example, a generation before the American Revolution, laws were passed in 1755 and 1757 that required all plantation owners or their male white employees to be members of the Georgia Militia, and for those armed militia members to make monthly inspections of the quarters of all slaves in the state.  The law defined which counties had which armed militias and even required armed militia members to keep a keen eye out for slaves who may be planning uprisings. 

    As Dr. Carl T. Bogus wrote for the University of California Law Review in 1998, “The Georgia statutes required patrols, under the direction of commissioned militia officers, to examine every plantation each month and authorized them to search ‘all Negro Houses for offensive Weapons and Ammunition’ and to apprehend and give twenty lashes to any slave found outside plantation grounds.”

    It’s the answer to the question raised by the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained when he asks, “Why don’t they just rise up and kill the whites?”  If the movie were real, it would have been a purely rhetorical question, because every southerner of the era knew the simple answer: Well regulated militias kept the slaves in chains.

    (Source: geekbap, via descomic)

    — 1 year ago with 505 notes
    #slavery  #race and ethnicity  #history  #politics  #states rights (to be douchebags)  #2nd Amendment  #with citation 
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    The reluctance of the educational system - public and private - to grasp the Chinese nettle is a metaphor for a much wider problem: our ignorance about China and our failure to appreciate just how much it will change the world and transform our lives.

    […]

    The great task facing the West over the next century will be to make sense of China - not in our terms but in theirs. We have to understand China as it is and as it has been, not project our own history, culture, institutions and values onto it. It will always fail that test. In truth such a mentality tells us more about our own arrogance and lack of curiosity than anything about China.

    Let’s take one example. We assume that the nation-state, that long-standing and remarkably influential European invention, is more or less universal. True, China has called itself a nation-state for about a century. But 100 years is a mere pin-prick for a country that dates back over two millennia. Modern China emerged in 221. By the time of the Han dynasty - still more than 2,000 years ago - China’s borders already closely resembled those of eastern and central China today. China is very old, the longest continuously-existing polity in the world. And for more than 2,000 years, it was not a nation-state but a civilisation-state. In essence it still is.

    "
    Martin Jacques, Making Sense of China (via perfectcoma)

    (via descomic)

    — 1 year ago with 178 notes
    #china  #the west  #occidentalism  #quotes  #politics  #queued 
    occupy-my-blog:

Headlines/Links to just some of 2012 voter suppression and voter fraud headlines @thinkprogress
BLACK, HISPANIC AND ELDERLY VOTERS HIT WITH DECEPTIVE VOTER SUPPRESSION CALLS
Three Ways The Roberts Court Could Usher In Even More Big Money & Voter Suppression For The 2014 Election
Colorado Secretary Of State Finds Scant Voter Fraud Evidence
Voter Intimidation Billboards Appear In Minority Neighborhoods In Cleveland
Federal Appeals Court To Ohio: Stop Disenfranchising Voters Because Of Poll Worker Mistakes
NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE VOTER SUPPRESSION 
COURT PUTS SOUTH CAROLINA VOTER ID LAW ON HOLD UNTIL AFTER ELECTION 
POLL SHOWS ERODING SUPPORT FOR VOTER ID INITIATIVE IN MINNESOTA 
Leading Voter Suppression Expert Calls Voter ID Laws ‘A Favor’ For Poor Americans
Pennsylvania Court Hands Down Partial Victory Over Voter ID
VIDEO: Texans Fight Back Against Suppression Efforts On National Voter Registration Day
Republican Party Paid $3.1 Million To Firm Under Investigation For Voter Registration Fraud
Support For Minnesota Voter ID Initiative Drops Nearly 30 Points
OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, COURT RULES
COUNTIES USE LOOPHOLE IN PENNSYLVANIA VOTER ID LAW TO PREVENT VOTER SUPPRESSION 
Federal Judge Allows Florida To Cut Early Voting Days
Florida GOP Launches Revenge Campaign Against Justices Who Ruled Against Gov. Rick Scott
Rick Scott Paid Absentee Ballot Broker $5,000 For ‘Contract Labor’
STUDY: VOTER ID COULD DISENFRANCHISE CLOSE TO 700,000 YOUTH OF COLOR 
Voter Suppression: Brought To You By Conservative Billionaire Oil Heir
FLORIDA AGREES TO PARTIAL SETTLEMENT IN PURGE CASE 
TV Host Jim Cramer Says Father Will Not Be Allowed To Vote Because Of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
Decision Upholding Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Relied On 1869 Case Warning Of ‘Rogues,’ ‘Strumpets,’ and ‘Wandering Arabs’
Feds Prosecuted Only 38 Cases Of Voter Fraud Between 2002-05, 14 Were Thrown Out
Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: GOP Voter Suppression Laws Are ‘Not Right,’ ‘Not Fair,’ ‘Not Just’
TEXAS SPENDS $2 MILLION TO DEFEND EXTREME VOTER ID, REDISTRICTING IN COURT 
How Pennsylvania Almost Denied A 105 Year-Old Woman Her Right To Vote
Federal Court Strikes Down Ohio Law Restricting Early Voting
Courts Reject GOP Voter Suppression Overreach In Four States
Colorado’s Attempted Voter Purge Finds Nearly 90 Percent Of ‘Suspected Non-Citizens’ Are Actually U.S. Citizens
Federal Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Law
Author Of South Carolina Voter ID Law Acknowledges Racist Emails
Rick Scott’s Anti-Voter Effort Grinds Democratic Registration To A Halt
South Carolina Voter ID Law Author Cannot Cite Single Example Of In-Person Voter Impersonation
GOP Attorneys General: Voting Rights Act Should Be Struck Down To Boost Laws Suppressing Minority Vote
Major Victory For Voting Rights Advocates As California Legislature Approves Election Day Registration
Colorado’s GOP Secretary of State Sends Letter To 4,000 Voters Questioning Their Eligibility To Vote
Republican Candidate Under Investigation For Absentee Ballot Fraud
Voter Impersonation Fraud Virtually Non-Existent
Romney Smears Obama, Falsely Claims He Filed Lawsuit To Restrict Military Voting In Ohio
Federal Court Blocks Most Of Texas Voter Suppression Law
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland: ‘Shameful’ Voter ID Laws Are A Modern Day Poll Tax
GOP Rep. Tells Employers To Intimidate Their Workers Into Voting For Romney
Leaked Audio Captures Romney Asking Employers To Tell Their Employees How To Vote
GOP Consultant Under Investigation For Voter Registration Fraud Quietly Restarts Registration Efforts
Montana Tribal Members Sue For Equal Access to Polls
Tea Party Voter Suppression Group Under Investigation For Possible ‘Criminal Conspiracy’
Video: Republican Party Training ‘Poll Challengers’ In Illegal Voter Suppression
Florida Congressman Demands Bipartisan Investigation Of GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal
GOP-HIRED FIRM UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR VOTER FRAUD IN NORTH CAROLINA
Republicans Struggle To Find Examples Of Voter Fraud
Voter Suppression Laws May Discourage 10 Million Hispanics, Study Finds
EARLY VOTING LAWSUITS COST OHIO $85,000 
Sponsor Of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Defends Romney, Says ‘Lazy’ People Also Shouldn’t Vote
STEVE KING: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS USING VOTER FRAUD TO TAKE OVER AMERICA 
Florida Supervisors Of Elections Speak Out Against New Voter Purge
Florida To Restart Voter Purge Prior To Presidential Election
FIRED ELECTIONS OFFICIALS SUE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION
After Bucking Federal Judge On Early Voting, Ohio Secretary Of State Ordered To Appear In Court
Federal Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Law
Ohio Secretary Of State Fires Board Of Elections Officials For Supporting Weekend Voting Hours
GOP Federal Election Commissioners: Corporations Can Compel Employees To Campaign For Political Candidates
ANOTHER OHIO COUNTY CALLS FOR WEEKEND VOTING HOURS 
ANOTHER OHIO COUNTY TO HOLD WEEKEND VOTING HOURS, DEFYING SECRETARY OF STATE’S DIRECTIVE
Ohio GOP Election Board Member: Our Voting Process Shouldn’t Accommodate Black Voters
Ohio Secretary Of State Removes Democratic Members Of Election Board For Supporting Weekend Voting
Ohio Secretary Of State Restricts Voting Hours In All Counties
Ohio Secretary Of State Vows Uniform Voting Hours … Eventually
Judge Upholds Pennsylvania Voter ID Law; Opponents To Appeal
Scott Brown Decries Legally Mandated Voter Registration Effort, Says It’s A Conspiracy To Elect His Opponent
FEDERAL JUDGE ALLOWS MILITARY GROUPS TO INTERVENE IN VOTING RIGHTS LAWSUIT
Why Does Mitt Romney Want To Restrict Voting Rights For More Than 900,000 Ohio Veterans?
Why Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law Will Create Chaos On Election Day
Ohio Routinely Tosses Thousands Of Votes In Every Election
CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST: EARLY VOTING IS ‘DEPLORABLE’ 
STUDY: Photo ID Laws Place Substantial Burdens On Low-Income And Minority Voters
Romney Supports Voter ID Laws That Could Disenfranchise 25% Of African-Americans
Attorney General Holder On State Voter ID Laws: ‘We Call This A Poll Tax’
Texas Voter ID Law, Which Accepts Gun Licenses But Not Student IDs, Challenged In Court
Pennsylvania Republican: Voter ID Laws Are ‘Gonna Allow Governor Romney To Win’
Flawed Voter Purge Underway In Georgia
Republican Miami Mayor Opposes Voter Purge, Says It Is ‘Scaring People’ Away From Voting
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SUES FLORIDA OVER VOTER PURGE 
Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Will Sue Obama Administration Over Voter Purge
IN WAKE OF VOTER PURGE, RICK SCOTT’S APPROVAL RATING DROPS TO 31%
Elections Officials Throughout Florida Refuse To Use Rick Scott’s Inaccurate Lists To Purge Voters
Elections Supervisors Throughout Florida Confirm U.S. Citizens Improperly Included In Voter Purge
Florida Supervisor of Elections: Gov. Scott’s Voter Purge Will Remove Eligible Voters From Rolls
 

    occupy-my-blog:

    Headlines/Links to just some of 2012 voter suppression and voter fraud headlines @thinkprogress

     

    (via thepoliticalfreakshow)

    — 1 year ago with 597 notes
    #voter suppression  #election  #US  #politics  #reblog 

    barackobama:

    In which President Obama diagnoses Mitt Romney with Romnesia.

    (via newwavefeminism)

    — 1 year ago with 19960 notes
    #election 2012  #obama 2012  #politics  #mitt romney 
    "I hired a woman once."

    Romney, world renowned feminist.  (via youcanchoosefreedom)

    (via slumberblues)

    — 1 year ago with 53535 notes
    #politics  #Reblogging mostly for the reaction pic  #reblog