Today we’re going to have a very special, topical history lesson to celebrate Labor Day!
A lot of Americans really hate unions and blame them for lots of stuff, but at least some of them will begrudgingly admit that “they were necessary, like, when all American factories were sweatshops, but we’re past that and we have rights and stuff now.”
Actually, the union and collective bargaining is absolutely vital for the maintenance of a free market, and the reason our unions are useless is because their powers and their right to collective bargaining was stripped from them by the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947
You’ve internalized a myth about the nature of unionization that’s due entirely to the activities of the robber barons who wanted you sold on it. Happy Labor Day, eat the rich.
a drake-themed party where we listen to drake and watch old episodes of degrassi and play musical chairs to “anaconda” but most importantly we just act very kind to each other in a way that is sometimes almost weird
1- I am glorious above all things 2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored 3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine 4- Show displeasure clearly. 5- NO 6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time. 7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
“In a study of injuries in 90 patients injured by rubber bullets, one died, 17 suffered permanent disabilities or deformities and 41 required hospital treatment after being fired upon with rubber bullets.”—So when the cops claim this is a humane, legitimate crowd control tactic, they’re straight up lying to your face. Don’t let them bullshit you. (x)
Violence continues to erupt in Ferguson, Mo., more than a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson. The 18-year-old’s family demands justice be brought to their son with the arrest of the six-year veteran officer. Protesters have clashed with authorities as control over security shifted from local police to St. Louis County officers to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Gov. Jay Nixon has since called in the Missouri National Guard. And the Brown family continues to prepare for the teenager’s funeral arrangements amid completion of three separate autopsies.