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Flood Wall Street Protest Draw Attention to Corporate Greed

Thousands of climate change activists flooded NYC’s Wall Street on Monday for a march and sit-in demonstration in Manhattan’s financial district. The protesters are calling on Wall Street to stop putting profit before environmental protection. 

I didn’t know about Flood Wall Street direct action until today. I hope that it continues to grow and shut shit down because, to me, anyone who isn’t about bringing the pillage and rape of Wall Street to an end is a psychopath. 

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9 minutes ago with 2,206 notes

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If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.”

Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (via stpph)

Can i preface this with: If Latin America (and AFrica) had not been pillaged FIRST by bitchass Europe the european industrial revolution would have been shit and also your food would STILL be bland as fuck. Where did you get all that labor and wealth from to finance practically everything? Italian food sin tomates? NOPE. Fuck y’all 

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From the series Oaxacan Exodous

Nearly 500,000 indigenous Mexican immigrants, mostly Mixtecos, Zapotecos and Triquis, from the state of Oaxaca, are now estimated to be living in the United States. They are among the most isolated immigrants ever to arrive in America. Some speak only their indigenous language, and some come from villages without cars, electricity, or indoor plumbing.

In California’s Central Valley, where over half of these new migrants have settled, they are quickly becoming a new rural underclass. Living on the fringes of the Valley’s farm labor economy, and isolated by their culture and language, they suffer some of the worst abuses and exploitation in the country.

 Matt Black. 

Hey … Who picks your food?

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smugtownmushrooms:

Mark your calendars!! This Tuesday we are being visited by our Radical Mycology crew!! Food, beverage and lots to learn!! Join us!! Sliding scale!! Get discounted mushroom cultivation supplies with attendance and the knowledge to grow grow grow!! 

September 23 @ 127 Railroad st 

More info on our website #smugtown #smugtownmushrooms #radicalmycology #mycology #fungi #mushroomcultivation #lowtech #rochesterny #rochesternewyork

smugtownmushrooms:

Mark your calendars!! This Tuesday we are being visited by our Radical Mycology crew!! Food, beverage and lots to learn!! Join us!! Sliding scale!! Get discounted mushroom cultivation supplies with attendance and the knowledge to grow grow grow!!

September 23 @ 127 Railroad st

More info on our website #smugtown #smugtownmushrooms #radicalmycology #mycology #fungi #mushroomcultivation #lowtech #rochesterny #rochesternewyork

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dirtdoll:

My time on the rooftop is ending.  And I’m sad.  Really sad.  
I spent my summer planting it and watching it grow, amazed that bees, dragonflies, hawks all made their way up there.  And that those veggies really did thrive (for the most part.)  And that the chef used our food and was excited to do so.
And now I’m starting a new part of my journey where I guess I become more like a typical farmer - to start and run a business while working full-time in a non-agricultural field.  Yup, Dirt Doll has found herself an office job.  
So it’s more about leaving vegetables that I worked so hard to grow.  And definitely not just about the incredible views and nice people. It’s about identity.  I’ve been so proud of my journey and my work and I don’t want that to disappear.  So I’m taking all of this momentum and turning it into something that can eventually (hopefully) support me and my family.
My task is no longer FIND A JOB FIND A JOB FIND A JOB.   But FIND YOUR NICHE.  FIND YOUR CUSTOMER BASE.  FIND LAND. Wish me luck!
Yours, Dirt Doll

dirtdoll:

My time on the rooftop is ending.  And I’m sad.  Really sad.  

I spent my summer planting it and watching it grow, amazed that bees, dragonflies, hawks all made their way up there.  And that those veggies really did thrive (for the most part.)  And that the chef used our food and was excited to do so.

And now I’m starting a new part of my journey where I guess I become more like a typical farmer - to start and run a business while working full-time in a non-agricultural field.  Yup, Dirt Doll has found herself an office job.  

So it’s more about leaving vegetables that I worked so hard to grow.  And definitely not just about the incredible views and nice people. It’s about identity.  I’ve been so proud of my journey and my work and I don’t want that to disappear.  So I’m taking all of this momentum and turning it into something that can eventually (hopefully) support me and my family.

My task is no longer FIND A JOB FIND A JOB FIND A JOB.  
But FIND YOUR NICHE.  FIND YOUR CUSTOMER BASE.  FIND LAND.
Wish me luck!

Yours,
Dirt Doll

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Make yourself so happy so that when others look at you they become happy, too.”
— Yogi Bhajan (via flowerbrain)

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lastrealindians:

Seattle is Ground Zero this year! Denver! Minneapolis! Chicago! GreenBay! NewYork! LosAngeles! Phoenix! And every Rez thru-out our lands ; we discovered Columbus:)! See you at the rallies, we gotta coordinate actions in each place; history won’t correct itself, that’s where we come in.

lastrealindians:

Seattle is Ground Zero this year! Denver! Minneapolis! Chicago! GreenBay! NewYork! LosAngeles! Phoenix! And every Rez thru-out our lands ; we discovered Columbus:)! See you at the rallies, we gotta coordinate actions in each place; history won’t correct itself, that’s where we come in.

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