Pizza, garlic bread & they live! :antifa_100: :heart_cyber:
"Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you!"
#Kissinger, according to major news organizations:
#BBC: "sometimes controversial"
#Reuters: "diplomat and Nobel winner"
#CNN: "a dominating and polarizing force"
#Politico: "America's most famous diplomat"
#NBC News: "former US Secretary of State"
#NYT: "shaped Cold War history"
#WSJ: "helped forge US Policy"
COWARDS. THIS is a headline: "#HenryKissinger, #WarCriminal Beloved by America’s Ruling Class, Finally Dies" https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/henry-kissinger-war-criminal-dead-1234804748/ #ClassWar
Rich vomits are doing everything possible to keep destroy the planet but our bottom fellows are searching for individual responsibilities and not for structural problems. #capitalism #ClassWar https://climatejustice.social/@tobeB/111498141544878689
Saw on the local news the other day how #SalvationArmy was struggling for donations during the pandemic and all I said was “Good.”
#Reminder this upcoming holiday season to not give any money to the Salvation Army, but don’t harass the collectors because they’re often people who are desperate, receiving help from SA, and their next meal/place to sleep depends on them ringing the damn bells and asking for donations.
Idk about you but I’ll never forgive them for denying homeless trans women shelter in winter, leaving them out in the bitter cold. This is before I knew anything else about them.
I find it very theraputic when I'm home sometimes singing very poorly, not harming anyone and giving my vocal chords a total flog mostly happens when drinking and I usually sing about how much I hate rightwing nazi fascist hypocrites... if any neighbours get offended then obviously they support rightwing fascist bigoted politics some where along the line there.
Also, blue collar, white collar, upper class, middle class, lower class, etc. are all just terms invented by the ownership class to divide the working class and make us fight amongst ourselves. #classwar
I've been watching a lot of movies from the 30s and 40s lately in which the wealthy class seems to do a lot of horseback riding, skeet shooting, chess playing, tailored dress clothes wearing, sherry drinking, and cigarette/cigar smoking. Not a lot of work going on for those folks.
"Nobody wants to work anymore" is pure projection for the true "loafing class."
Did anyone else notice Gov. Nikki Haley say she will conduct a “special military operation” in Mexico? Wtf
War #capitalism is here. And it is a #ClassWar against working class. We must grind all of warmongers immediately. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/26/ukraine-arms-boss-oleksandr-kamyshin-arsenal-of-the-free-world?utm_source=press.coop
Nov 25 EWE: #ClassWar — Frequent flyers are rewarded for polluting. Let them pay the full price. #Transportation #CO2Emissions https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/25/poor-pay-net-zero-rishi-sunak-carbon-tax #ClimateCrisis
“Artwork is the very expression of the human soul. That is the power of it, Nemesis. That’s the reason every petty tyrant seeks to censor, control, shame, or dictate to artists. If you can control them, you can control ideas of the human soul.”
— S.J Kincaid, The Nemesis
The only consolation I have in having to see the thousands of spineless, racist, #politically illiterate self-interested white Vote Blueberals on here is knowing how deep they're digging their own graves. If Biden wins, he and the DNC continues to do fuck all to protect US minorities and takes the party further right until a GOP win is guaranteed in 2029. If Trump wins, not only is the same shit going to happen, just faster. In both cases they will have destroyed every bit of trust and solidarity with the #leftist movements that are already organising.
Oh, and Trump and Biden are both equally likely to withdraw from Ukraine. Trump is buddies with Putin, just like Netanyahu, while Biden is going to have to placate his outraged constituency in some way, and Ukraine is a better sacrificial lamb than Israel will ever be.
We will never, ever, forget, that when push came to shove, Muslim lives became part of the "lesser" evil. All over anxiety of things that you thought might happen, rather than concern for what was already happening to disabled people, BIPOC and the Global South at the hands of your demonic so-called saviour. May you all rot.
Affiche collée sur un mur de NousToutes :
"Contre les violences sexistes et sexuelles
Rdv à 14h devant l'Opéra à Lille"
Nov 20 EWE: #ClassWar — Billionaires are out of touch and much too powerful. The planet is in trouble. The rich are bad for the Earth, and the richer they are the bigger their adverse impact (including the impact of money invested in banks, and stocks financing fossil fuels and other forms of climate destruction). #ClimateCrisis https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/20/billionaires-great-carbon-divide-planet-climate-crisis
Nov 21 EWE: #ClassWar — This is no ordinary water. It will travel hundreds of miles to some of India’s luxury hotels, restaurants and richest families, who pay about $6 per bottle, roughly a day’s wage for an Indian laborer. Millions of people worldwide don’t have clean water to drink, even though the United Nations deemed water a basic human right more than a decade ago. #ClimateCrisis - AP. https://www.thespec.com/news/world/asia/precious-water-as-more-of-the-world-thirsts-luxury-water-becoming-fashionable-among-the-elite/article_9ad741e5-3412-5977-89bb-da106e989e64.html
#Inequality #ClassWar #ClimateChange #CarbonEmissions: "The richest 1% of humanity is responsible for more carbon emissions than the poorest 66%, with dire consequences for vulnerable communities and global efforts to tackle the climate emergency, a report says.
The most comprehensive study of global climate inequality ever undertaken shows that this elite group, made up of 77 million people including billionaires, millionaires and those paid more than US$140,000 (£112,500) a year, accounted for 16% of all CO2 emissions in 2019 – enough to cause more than a million excess deaths due to heat, according to the report.
For the past six months, the Guardian has worked with Oxfam, the Stockholm Environment Institute and other experts on an exclusive basis to produce a special investigation, The Great Carbon Divide. It explores the causes and consequences of carbon inequality and the disproportionate impact of super-rich individuals, who have been termed “the polluter elite”. Climate justice will be high on the agenda of this month’s UN Cop28 climate summit in the United Arab Emirates."
"I have cochlear implants and I can only buy parts to fix them or upgrade then from 1 #corporation bc of tech exclusivity. upgrades to get new processors for both ears cost $23k & insurance only covers 90% (and it’s “good” insurance)"
"hamas is Isis, though (or will have been, soon). and Zionism is sexy. did you know Jews are the original indigenous inhabitants of the land of Israel and it's not even close, living there for thousands of years continuously, speaking the same language and keeping the same traditions?"
I have a major issue with #idiots who think someone by the last name #anderson from a #dystopian #movie called #thematrix is going to save them from all things #fascist.... in #reality it doesn't #work like that. Your #delusions are pretty #funny.
As expected, the #longtermsick will be targeted by #Tories & 'incentivised' by a withdrawal of #benefits to 'get back to work'... this is the policy reflection of a common right-wing view that #workers are shirkers who use health as a mask for laziness.
That the sorts of rubbish jobs they'll be pushed into are a problem for health in the first place is immaterial to Tory ideologues!.
When such prejudice drives policy, its clear the Tories are conducting a #classwar.
Revenge of the #Renter
Hundreds of #tenants, struggling to afford skyrocketing rents, are refusing to pay their #landlords at all. They call it a #RentStrike. The landlords say it’s illegal. An inside look at the frontier of a growing #ClassWar
Jason McBride November 9, 2023
"33 King was an inexpensive, aging highrise, but it was a bastion of affordability in a city that seemed to grow more expensive every year. In 2010, the couple moved into a two-bedroom apartment on the top floor that rented for less than $1,000. Two years later they had their first child, Xavier. [Their rent initially was $700 a month. It has more than doubled!]
"Then, in 2013, the landlord, a company called Realstar, informed Henry that her rent was going up that year by 5.5 per cent. She was confused. 33 King was rent-controlled—increases were capped in 2013 at 2.5 per cent. But there was a loophole: in Ontario, landlords can apply for what’s called an above guideline increase, or #AGI, to make major repairs. Realstar fixed the roof and elevators that year, so Henry thought it might be a one-off. When it happened again the next year, with an increase of 3.8 per cent, well above that year’s 0.8 per cent guideline, she and her neighbours were incensed. They’d long talked about deteriorating conditions in the building and regular maintenance that seemed to go undone. Some felt the AGIs were simply a way for #Realstar to boost the value of its asset by squeezing extra money out of its tenants.
"In 2017, Henry started working on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Brampton, and became a member of Unifor. It was the first time she’d joined a union, and it was exciting to be part of a group of people banding together to fight for their rights. Energized by that experience, in 2018, she helped form a tenants’ association at 33 King to fight future AGIs. Still, they kept coming—in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
That year, a company called #DreamUnlimited, a #realestate giant with $23 billion worth of assets, bought 33 King. Because the 2019 and 2021 AGIs were still pending approval by Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board, or LTB, Dream inherited the applications. Henry and other tenants wasted no time making their feelings about them known to the new owners. Working with the York South-Weston #TenantUnion, or YSWTU—an umbrella organization for 13 tenants’ associations in the area—they staged protests, called Dream’s president, Michael Cooper, and went to the media in a bid to have the AGIs cancelled.
"The movement hasn’t come without consequences. Dream has initiated eviction proceedings for more than 70 tenants at 33 King, and Starlight has started them for 75 in Thorncliffe Park. More are likely to come, but the strikers have remained resolute, the fear of losing their homes outweighed by the impossibility of continuing the status quo.
"Their fights are just beginning. Tenant #activism is flaring across the country as renters face skyrocketing rents and deteriorating living conditions in the most brutal #housing market in memory. Whatever their outcome, the Toronto rent strikes are the latest, loudest volley in a brewing class war."
I know I come on here and rant about inequity, Nazism aka conservatism, the climate, misogyny, Covid ignorance/cumulative damage, neurotypical hegemony, racism...
... but really the one take home point and shared thread from all the above is this:
Class Warfare is real, and you & me are losing so long as a single billionaire exists.
Carlin spoke truth.
:acab: :acab2: :acabkitty: :clowncop: :nocops: :pig_cop: :txt_eff_the_cops:
Please sign in solidarity for our comrades in the trans #community
:antifa_100: :heart_cyber: :verifiedtrans: :flag_transgender: :heart_trans: :anarchoheart3:
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot… But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.
fascist nazi landlords/real estate agency Office staff shaken by smashed windows, as Tasmania nazi Police report spike in cost of living :acab: :acab2: :acabkitty: :clowncop: :nocops: :pig_cop: :txt_eff_the_cops:
all #cops are bastards :acab: :acab2: :acabkitty: :clowncop: :nocops: :pig_cop: :txt_eff_the_cops:
"> be the knights who say “nee”
> run Norf
> hide in a theatre for 2 hours
> leave possessions behind"
How do the #Tories ensure the poor are further impoverished?
One simple mechanism: freeze local housing Allowance (benefit) rates.
The squeeze is on & of course, when you wonder about the implications, along with the pain it causes poor households, it also acts to transfer the nation's income from #workers & the vulnerable to the #landlord class... yup, more Tory #classwar!
Nov 1 EWE: Canada — Emails show Ryan Amato, architect of doomed Greenbelt land swap, also directed changes to Hamilton official plan. Emails showed repeated directions to make changes to Hamilton’s official plan — in some cases at the last minute — coming from the office of former minister of housing Steve Clark, who has since resigned over the #Greenbelt scandal. #ClimateBreakdown #ClassWar https://www.thespec.com/news/hamilton-region/emails-show-architect-of-doomed-greenbelt-land-swap-also-directed-changes-to-hamilton-official-plan/article_eb09dd56-7278-51fa-a5a7-90ab81c426e5.html
Everything we do on the internet — including invading someone’s privacy — involves making copies, but that doesn’t make privacy a copyright matter
'As he picks the system apart, Deaton zeros in on the evident absurdities of claims about the purity of the market. “If you need an ambulance, you are not in the best position to find the best service or to bargain over prices; instead, you are helpless and the perfect victim for a predator,” he writes.' #inequality #voodooeconomics #classwar #nobelprize2023 https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2023/oct/07/angus-deaton-interview-book-economics-in-america
Sep 29 EWE: Vietnam — Vietnam jails fifth climate activist on tax charges. Hoang Thi Minh Hong is the fifth Vietnamese activist to be jailed over the charge. Campaigners say it is part of a state-authorised move to silence criticism of the country's climate policies. #ClassWar #ClimateCrisis https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-66940762
Republicans can only pretend to support workers
The #Cornell #IndustrialAndLaborRelations school's #LaborActionTracker is your go-to, real-time observation post as #HotLaborSummer turns into the #PermanentRevolution. As of this writing, it's listing 968 labor actions in 1491 locations:
There's no war but #ClassWar and it was ever thus.
I just had two posts #censored from mastodon.social. I will never know the real reason, but both were just the longest possible sequence of tags, to reach and be visible to a large audience. I suspect what ticked the hammer off were tags referring to "prohibited" substances. namely #thc #weed #marijuana #LSD #acid #tryptamine #hallucinogenic. the posts were deleted without informing me even though I was also using tags such as "moderation" and "noalcohol" in the same post. why is it forbidden to talk positively about these blissful compounds that nature gifts us, while hyperconsumption of #alcohol, #nicotine and #coffee is normalized and even encouraged, and the elite is allowed to indulge unquestioned, including #public #officials?
#law #rules #regulation #prohibitionism #doublestandard #classwar #class #conflict #hypocrisy #establishment #elite #decadence #culture #oppression #censorship #freedom #information #substances #drugs #tolerated #moderation #user #noalcohol #nocoffee #nocigs #notobacco #nonicotine #bike #biking #parks #plants #nocars