onresistanceradio:

[Show & Resources]

Listen to our first installment of our ‪#‎WarOnThePoor‬ series, titled “Work, Poverty, and Criminalization” here - https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/work-waronthepoor

Also, please find dozens of zines, resources, videos, and extras around WORK below:

"The plague of work, the bulimia of work, the homicide of work - give work its proper attributes."

Infoshop Resources on Labor -
http://www.infoshop.org/Labor

[documentary] 1.5 hour film on youtube about the ‘industrial workers of the world’ (a.k.a. the wobblies), the largest union in the history of the labor movement in the united states: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6os8BRJxvI4

The (International) Noise Conspiracy - ABOLISH WORK (click here for lyrics - 
http://www.metrolyrics.com/abolish-work-lyrics-the-international-noise-conspiracy.html)
Youtube song - http://youtu.be/dOqJeeDa7tE

John Lennon - Working Class Hero (click here for lyrics:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnlennon/workingclasshero.html)

Youtube song -
http://youtu.be/njG7p6CSbCU

Click here for a link to more “anti-work” songs -
http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/08/31/top-11-anti-labor-day-anti-work-songs/

Abolish Work, Abolish Leftism - An Introduction: “This is a cursory glance at my feelings about work, the workers movement, and our inculcation of the institutions that control us. This is by no means an in depth study.In future videos, I will be examining various aspects of this idea.

1.) Work is Domestication
2.) Work before Capitalism (still enslavement)
3) Left/Right Paradigm: A Civilized trap.
4) Leftism, Colonialism’s saving grace.
5) Ex-worker’s. future primitives.

Youtube video - http://youtu.be/BFdiR_JRcuI

Zines!

Use the “A4” option when you arrive at the anarchist library link to get the print-friendly pamphlet versions

On the Frontline: Anarchists at Work - workplace strategy of the anarchist federation - http://www.afed.org.uk/ace/afed_anarchists_at_work.pdf

Solidarity Federation:
Does work make you sick? Then lets change the way we work -http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/solidarity-federation-does-work-make-you-sick-then-lets-change-the-way-we-work

High Priest Wombat, KSC:
Quiet Resistance: The Workers’ Union Underground
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/high-priest-wombat-ksc-quiet-resistance-the-workers-union-underground

Wildcat:
Outside and Against the Unions - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/wildcat-outside-and-against-the-unions

Excerpt:

"But What’s the Alternative…?
This is the question lefties and trade unionist always ask of us weirdoes who are for workers’ struggles but against the unions. The short answer is: we’re not proposing an “alternative to the unions”. If you want to negotiate the rate of exploitation and reinforce working class corporatism the unions are an excellent way of doing it. Just like the cops, union hacks are doing a difficult job and doing it very well under the circumstances. That’s why we hate them.

A more relevant question is: “How should we organise in work-places to fight for our immediate needs and undermine capitalism?”. The short answer to this is: the same way we organise anywhere else. We are not interested in representing anybody but in building up groups and networks of activists who want to escalate the class war by whatever means are necessary. The links we develop between class struggle militants now will be useful when mass struggles do break out, in terms of spreading and coordinating struggles, circulating information, seizing resources and so on. It should be clear from what we’ve said so far that this process can only take place outside and against the unions. How many more times do union officials have to promise to grass up workers involved in sabotage to the police before this becomes obvious to every class struggle militant?”

Industrial Workers of the World:
Who do you Call when you don’t have a Labor Union? An Introduction to the I.W.W. -http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/industrial-workers-of-the-world-who-do-you-call-when-you-don-t-have-a-labor-union-an-introducti

Excerpt:
"Fire Your Boss!

The IWW believes that the only antidote to wage slavery is the abolition of the wage system itself. By abolition of the wage system we mean that the workers themselves should own the workplace, operate it democratically, and share the benefits from all they produce. One day, unions will be so powerful that we can force the bosses to cede control of the workplaces to those who do the work.

Historically, employee-owned workplaces have been able to turn out a better product at a lower cost with a greater return to their workers than their capitalist counterparts. This is because those who do the work are free to put their ideas into motion on how to make a better product and don’t have to share the benefits of their labor with bosses and stockholders who produce nothing. People who work in groups and exchange their knowledge solve problems easier than those who work in highly regimented workplaces or rigid bureaucracies. People who work for themselves are more motivated to do the best possible work than they are when they are paid only a fraction of the value of the work that they do and their boss takes credit for all their hard work.

Once workers at other workplaces see how good employee-owned shops have it, they will want to know how they can join up. The goal of the IWW is for all workers to be unionized and united under a single labor federation that will be able to protect workers from the underhanded tactics of bosses, politicians, and organized crime who cooperate to maximize their power and profits at the expense of labor.” READ MORE

Bob Black: The Abolition of Work
youtube reading: 
http://youtu.be/2DuoI4bQ07M

frenzy the proletariat - the abolition of work.jpg

"No one should ever work.

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.”

Paul Lafargue:
The Right To Be Lazy - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/paul-lafargue-the-right-to-be-lazy

Excerpt:

"In the barracks the entertainment will open with the Electoral Farce.

In the presence of the voters with wooden heads and asses’ ears, the bourgeois candidates, dressed as clowns, will dance the dance of political liberties, wiping themselves fore and aft with their freely promising electoral programs, and talking with tears in their eyes of the miseries of the people and with copper in their voices of the glories of France. Then the heads of the voters will bray solidly in chorus, hi han! hi han!

Then will start the great play, The Theft of the Nation’s Goods.

Capitalist France, an enormous female, hairy-faced and bald-headed, fat, flabby, puffy and pale, with sunken eyes, sleepy and yawning, is stretching herself out on a velvet couch. At her feet Industrial Capitalism, a gigantic organism of iron, with an ape-like mask, is mechanically devouring men, women and children, whose thrilling and heart-rending cries fill the air; the bank with a marten’s muzzle; a hyena’s body and harpy-hands, is nimbly flipping coins out of his pocket. Hordes of miserable, emaciated proletarians in rags, escorted by gendarmes with drawn sabers, pursued by furies lashing them with whips of hunger, are bringing to the feet of capitalist France heaps of merchandise, casks of wine, sacks of gold and wheat. Langlois, his nether garment in one hand, the testament of Proudhon in the other and the book of the national budget between his teeth, is encamped at the head of the defenders of national property and is mounting guard.

When the laborers, beaten with gun stocks and pricked with bayonets, have laid down their burdens, they are driven away and the door is opened to the manufacturers, merchants and bankers. They hurl themselves pell mell upon the heap, devouring cotton goods, sacks of wheat, ingots of gold, emptying casks of wine. When they have devoured all they can, they sink down, filthy and disgusting objects in their ordure and vomitings. Then the thunder bursts forth, the earth shakes and opens, Historic Destiny arises, with her iron foot she crushes the heads of the capitalists, hiccoughing, staggering, falling, unable to flee. With her broad hand she overthrows capitalist France, astounded and sweating with fear.” READ MORE -
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/paul-lafargue-the-right-to-be-lazy#toc5

Errico Malatesta:
A Talk About Anarchist Communism Between Two Workers
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/errico-malatesta-a-talk-about-anarchist-communism-between-two-workers

Excerpt:

"I should say that the worst people of all, those who have the least of the dignity of man, are the poor who let themselves be made the tools of the oppressors of humanity. As for us, at least we are risking the bit of bread and shred of liberty we have that we may bring about a state of things in which all may be happy."

William. Well, all sounds very fine; but you know, my lad, that without the fear of God no good thing is possible and we must all submit to His will.

Jack. Now, William, if we are going to talk reasonable, do let us leave God out of the question, because the name of God is used as a pretext and justification by all those that are trying to deceive and oppress their fellow men. Kings pretend that God has given them the right to reign, and when two kings dispute about the crown of a country, they both pretend to hold their commissions from God. Nevertheless God gives the victory to him who has most soldiers or the best arms. The proprietor, the exploiter, the monopolist, all speak of God.”

Solidarity Federation:
The Stuff Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know
(print version only)
http://www.solfed.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/syb-oct12.pdf

The stuff your boss doesn’t want you to know. A pamphlet by SolFed on basic rights at work, written by workers, for workers.

LibCom.Org: A Rebel Worker’s Organizing Handbook
(print version only)
http://zabalazabooks.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/a_rebel_workers_organising_handbook.pdf

A set of tips and advice guides for organising in your workplace. From basic principles and getting started, to making demands, taking action (such as strikes, etc.) …and winning them! Read More - 
http://zabalazabooks.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/a_rebel_workers_organising_handbook.pdf

Escalate Collective: SALT
http://libcom.org/files/Salt.pdf

Excerpt:

"There is no golden age to be inspired by, or glory days to which we should seek to return, and waiting for an imaginary future determined by economic factors to bring us our utopias is equally mad. Despite salt, time is passing. Despite austerity, we must think again. Deferral must be disrupted by our practical antagonisms to the real contradictions of our life’s reproduction: How we live, how we subsist, how we work. Time must be interrupted by us. Not Eden, not Heaven. Now."

onresistanceradio:

Next installment of on our series #WarOnThePoor is , Health, Food Justice and The Environment

To listen to our most recent show Work, Poverty, and Ciminalization of the Poor please check out www.soundcloud.com/on-resistance and http://www.podomatic.com/onresistanceradiowww.soundcloud.com/on-resistance and http://www.podomatic.com/onresistanceradio

onresistanceradio:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ― Dr. Seuss,  The LoraxDon’t just care R E V O L T!

onresistanceradio:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


Don’t just care 

R E V O L T!

To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

This invisibility is political.

Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via thinkspeakstress)

(via skyghe)

When a man feels sorry for his abusive behavior, his regrets collide with his entitlement. The contradictory chatter inside his head sounds something like this:

I feel bad that I said ‘fuck you’ to her; that’s not a good thing to say, especially in front of the children. I lost it, and I want my family to have an image of me as always being strong and in charge. I don’t like for them to see me looking ugly the way I did in that argument; it hurts my self-esteem. But she called me “irresponsible”! How does she expect me to react when she says something like that? She can’t talk to me that way. Now the children are going to think I was the bad guy, when she was the cause of it. If they start siding with her, I’m going to let them know why I was mad. Now she’s made me look really bad. Fuck her.

Let’s follow the path that this man’s internal dialogue takes. First, his remorse is not primarily focused on the way his verbal assault wounded his partner. What he feels bad about mostly is: (1) He damaged his image in other people’s eyes; (2) he offended his own sense of how he would like to be; (3) he feels he should be able to control his partner without resorting to abuse. From those thoughts he slides into blaming his outburst on his partner, which he feels entitled to do, and in this way rids himself of his feelings of guilt. By the end of his self-talk, he is holding his partner responsible for everything, including the effects that he has just had on their children. The abuser’s self-focus and victim-blaming orientation tend to cause his remorse to fade in this way.

"Why Does He Do That?" by Lundy Bancroft (via bajo-el-mar)

Note that this “Made me look bad” shit is often used as a “She provoked me!” bullshit excuse for physical abuse.

(via himteckerjam)

(via himteckerjam)

megustamemes:

One is not like the other.

(via reventada)

(Source: noam-chomsky, via black-footed)

militantweasel:

trumpcrack:

Yesterdays anti-racism demonstration in London, beautiful

Dywizjon 161 are awesome, a group of organised Polish antifascists in London.

militantweasel:

trumpcrack:

Yesterdays anti-racism demonstration in London, beautiful

Dywizjon 161 are awesome, a group of organised Polish antifascists in London.

(via fuckyeahanarchistbanners)

onresistanceradio:

[Show & Resources]

Listen to our first installment of our ‪#‎WarOnThePoor‬ series, titled “Work, Poverty, and Criminalization” here - https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/work-waronthepoor

Also, please find dozens of zines, resources, videos, and extras around WORK below:

"The plague of work, the bulimia of work, the homicide of work - give work its proper attributes."

Infoshop Resources on Labor -
http://www.infoshop.org/Labor

[documentary] 1.5 hour film on youtube about the ‘industrial workers of the world’ (a.k.a. the wobblies), the largest union in the history of the labor movement in the united states: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6os8BRJxvI4

The (International) Noise Conspiracy - ABOLISH WORK (click here for lyrics - 
http://www.metrolyrics.com/abolish-work-lyrics-the-international-noise-conspiracy.html)
Youtube song - http://youtu.be/dOqJeeDa7tE

John Lennon - Working Class Hero (click here for lyrics:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnlennon/workingclasshero.html)

Youtube song -
http://youtu.be/njG7p6CSbCU

Click here for a link to more “anti-work” songs -
http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2012/08/31/top-11-anti-labor-day-anti-work-songs/

Abolish Work, Abolish Leftism - An Introduction: “This is a cursory glance at my feelings about work, the workers movement, and our inculcation of the institutions that control us. This is by no means an in depth study.In future videos, I will be examining various aspects of this idea.

1.) Work is Domestication
2.) Work before Capitalism (still enslavement)
3) Left/Right Paradigm: A Civilized trap.
4) Leftism, Colonialism’s saving grace.
5) Ex-worker’s. future primitives.

Youtube video - http://youtu.be/BFdiR_JRcuI

Zines!

Use the “A4” option when you arrive at the anarchist library link to get the print-friendly pamphlet versions

On the Frontline: Anarchists at Work - workplace strategy of the anarchist federation - http://www.afed.org.uk/ace/afed_anarchists_at_work.pdf

Solidarity Federation:
Does work make you sick? Then lets change the way we work -http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/solidarity-federation-does-work-make-you-sick-then-lets-change-the-way-we-work

High Priest Wombat, KSC:
Quiet Resistance: The Workers’ Union Underground
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/high-priest-wombat-ksc-quiet-resistance-the-workers-union-underground

Wildcat:
Outside and Against the Unions - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/wildcat-outside-and-against-the-unions

Excerpt:

"But What’s the Alternative…?
This is the question lefties and trade unionist always ask of us weirdoes who are for workers’ struggles but against the unions. The short answer is: we’re not proposing an “alternative to the unions”. If you want to negotiate the rate of exploitation and reinforce working class corporatism the unions are an excellent way of doing it. Just like the cops, union hacks are doing a difficult job and doing it very well under the circumstances. That’s why we hate them.

A more relevant question is: “How should we organise in work-places to fight for our immediate needs and undermine capitalism?”. The short answer to this is: the same way we organise anywhere else. We are not interested in representing anybody but in building up groups and networks of activists who want to escalate the class war by whatever means are necessary. The links we develop between class struggle militants now will be useful when mass struggles do break out, in terms of spreading and coordinating struggles, circulating information, seizing resources and so on. It should be clear from what we’ve said so far that this process can only take place outside and against the unions. How many more times do union officials have to promise to grass up workers involved in sabotage to the police before this becomes obvious to every class struggle militant?”

Industrial Workers of the World:
Who do you Call when you don’t have a Labor Union? An Introduction to the I.W.W. -http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/industrial-workers-of-the-world-who-do-you-call-when-you-don-t-have-a-labor-union-an-introducti

Excerpt:
"Fire Your Boss!

The IWW believes that the only antidote to wage slavery is the abolition of the wage system itself. By abolition of the wage system we mean that the workers themselves should own the workplace, operate it democratically, and share the benefits from all they produce. One day, unions will be so powerful that we can force the bosses to cede control of the workplaces to those who do the work.

Historically, employee-owned workplaces have been able to turn out a better product at a lower cost with a greater return to their workers than their capitalist counterparts. This is because those who do the work are free to put their ideas into motion on how to make a better product and don’t have to share the benefits of their labor with bosses and stockholders who produce nothing. People who work in groups and exchange their knowledge solve problems easier than those who work in highly regimented workplaces or rigid bureaucracies. People who work for themselves are more motivated to do the best possible work than they are when they are paid only a fraction of the value of the work that they do and their boss takes credit for all their hard work.

Once workers at other workplaces see how good employee-owned shops have it, they will want to know how they can join up. The goal of the IWW is for all workers to be unionized and united under a single labor federation that will be able to protect workers from the underhanded tactics of bosses, politicians, and organized crime who cooperate to maximize their power and profits at the expense of labor.” READ MORE

Bob Black: The Abolition of Work
youtube reading: 
http://youtu.be/2DuoI4bQ07M

frenzy the proletariat - the abolition of work.jpg

"No one should ever work.

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.”

Paul Lafargue:
The Right To Be Lazy - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/paul-lafargue-the-right-to-be-lazy

Excerpt:

"In the barracks the entertainment will open with the Electoral Farce.

In the presence of the voters with wooden heads and asses’ ears, the bourgeois candidates, dressed as clowns, will dance the dance of political liberties, wiping themselves fore and aft with their freely promising electoral programs, and talking with tears in their eyes of the miseries of the people and with copper in their voices of the glories of France. Then the heads of the voters will bray solidly in chorus, hi han! hi han!

Then will start the great play, The Theft of the Nation’s Goods.

Capitalist France, an enormous female, hairy-faced and bald-headed, fat, flabby, puffy and pale, with sunken eyes, sleepy and yawning, is stretching herself out on a velvet couch. At her feet Industrial Capitalism, a gigantic organism of iron, with an ape-like mask, is mechanically devouring men, women and children, whose thrilling and heart-rending cries fill the air; the bank with a marten’s muzzle; a hyena’s body and harpy-hands, is nimbly flipping coins out of his pocket. Hordes of miserable, emaciated proletarians in rags, escorted by gendarmes with drawn sabers, pursued by furies lashing them with whips of hunger, are bringing to the feet of capitalist France heaps of merchandise, casks of wine, sacks of gold and wheat. Langlois, his nether garment in one hand, the testament of Proudhon in the other and the book of the national budget between his teeth, is encamped at the head of the defenders of national property and is mounting guard.

When the laborers, beaten with gun stocks and pricked with bayonets, have laid down their burdens, they are driven away and the door is opened to the manufacturers, merchants and bankers. They hurl themselves pell mell upon the heap, devouring cotton goods, sacks of wheat, ingots of gold, emptying casks of wine. When they have devoured all they can, they sink down, filthy and disgusting objects in their ordure and vomitings. Then the thunder bursts forth, the earth shakes and opens, Historic Destiny arises, with her iron foot she crushes the heads of the capitalists, hiccoughing, staggering, falling, unable to flee. With her broad hand she overthrows capitalist France, astounded and sweating with fear.” READ MORE -
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/paul-lafargue-the-right-to-be-lazy#toc5

Errico Malatesta:
A Talk About Anarchist Communism Between Two Workers
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/errico-malatesta-a-talk-about-anarchist-communism-between-two-workers

Excerpt:

"I should say that the worst people of all, those who have the least of the dignity of man, are the poor who let themselves be made the tools of the oppressors of humanity. As for us, at least we are risking the bit of bread and shred of liberty we have that we may bring about a state of things in which all may be happy."

William. Well, all sounds very fine; but you know, my lad, that without the fear of God no good thing is possible and we must all submit to His will.

Jack. Now, William, if we are going to talk reasonable, do let us leave God out of the question, because the name of God is used as a pretext and justification by all those that are trying to deceive and oppress their fellow men. Kings pretend that God has given them the right to reign, and when two kings dispute about the crown of a country, they both pretend to hold their commissions from God. Nevertheless God gives the victory to him who has most soldiers or the best arms. The proprietor, the exploiter, the monopolist, all speak of God.”

Solidarity Federation:
The Stuff Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know
(print version only)
http://www.solfed.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/syb-oct12.pdf

The stuff your boss doesn’t want you to know. A pamphlet by SolFed on basic rights at work, written by workers, for workers.

LibCom.Org: A Rebel Worker’s Organizing Handbook
(print version only)
http://zabalazabooks.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/a_rebel_workers_organising_handbook.pdf

A set of tips and advice guides for organising in your workplace. From basic principles and getting started, to making demands, taking action (such as strikes, etc.) …and winning them! Read More - 
http://zabalazabooks.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/a_rebel_workers_organising_handbook.pdf

Escalate Collective: SALT
http://libcom.org/files/Salt.pdf

Excerpt:

"There is no golden age to be inspired by, or glory days to which we should seek to return, and waiting for an imaginary future determined by economic factors to bring us our utopias is equally mad. Despite salt, time is passing. Despite austerity, we must think again. Deferral must be disrupted by our practical antagonisms to the real contradictions of our life’s reproduction: How we live, how we subsist, how we work. Time must be interrupted by us. Not Eden, not Heaven. Now."

onresistanceradio:

Announcing our upcoming 5-Week Discussion Series on the ‘War on the Poor’ starting this Sunday March 23rd at 9AM on KPFK! Please share this link widely to promote serious critical discussions towards liberation from the current structure of society and the constantly oppressive and dehumanizing symptoms of this social and economic order.  We are a horizontal radio collective. We are politically autonomous; we do not speak for anyone but ourselves. For more about our collective please visit http://onresistanceradio.tumblr.com. You can hear us at 90.7FM Los Angeles, 98.7FM Santa Barbara, 93.7FM San Diego and 99.5FM Ridgecrest or Listen Live by following this link: http://kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live.  We will be posting each and every show on our podcast (www.soundcloud.com/on-resistance or www.onresistanceradio.podomatic.com) for easy accessibility for those with internet access. Please message us on faceborg or Tumblr with suggestions, criticisms and support!

onresistanceradio:

Announcing our upcoming 5-Week Discussion Series on the ‘War on the Poor’ starting this Sunday March 23rd at 9AM on KPFK!

Please share this link widely to promote serious critical discussions towards liberation from the current structure of society and the constantly oppressive and dehumanizing symptoms of this social and economic order.

We are a horizontal radio collective. We are politically autonomous; we do not speak for anyone but ourselves. For more about our collective please visit http://onresistanceradio.tumblr.com.

You can hear us at 90.7FM Los Angeles, 98.7FM Santa Barbara, 93.7FM San Diego and 99.5FM Ridgecrest or Listen Live by following this link: http://kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live.

We will be posting each and every show on our podcast (www.soundcloud.com/on-resistance or www.onresistanceradio.podomatic.com) for easy accessibility for those with internet access. Please message us on faceborg or Tumblr with suggestions, criticisms and support!

Capitalism can neither be reduced to the “predatory practices of Wall Street banks” nor is it something which “intersects” with race, gender, and sexual oppression. Capitalism is a system based on a gendered and racialized division of labor, resources, and suffering. Violence and deprivation, premature death, and rape, are structural aspects of an economic system which requires that some work and some do not, some receive care and some do not, some survive, and some die. To say that poor people of color, queers, or immigrants are not interested or not profoundly impacted by the economy, and instead interested only in reaffirming their identities within existing hierarchies of power, is to work within a rigged zero-sum game for the liberation of a particular oppressed identity at the expense of all the others. In the US in particular, the celebration of cultural diversity, the recognition of cultural difference, the applauding of women and queers entering the workplace, and the relative decline of overtly racist or sexist beliefs among younger generations, has not improved but instead masked a dramatic deterioration of the material circumstances of racialized populations. Massive accumulation through dispossession of native lands; racialized enslavement, murder, and incarceration; constant, intimate, and intensive exploitation of women’s unpaid labor, both in the home and as indentured domestic work, and always violently stratified according to race — all of these form the naturalized and invisibilized underbelly of capital’s waged exploitation of workers. The cumulative economic impact of centuries of enslavement, genocide, colonialism, patriarchy, and racial segregation is not simply peripheral but integral and fundamental to the nature of the global capitalist economy.

queeniman:

blackinasia:

marfmellow:

IMPORTANT!

Say it louder please. They can’t hear you.

Yesomg

queeniman:

blackinasia:

marfmellow:

IMPORTANT!

Say it louder please. They can’t hear you.

Yesomg

(via raw-r-evolution)

bring in brown to keep black down

returnthegayze:

a poem by alok vaid-menon (returnthegayze.tumblr.com)

there is a photo on the fridge back home of me at
maybe eight or nine wearing a cardigan, a plaid tie,
and matching dimples. this is the kind of photo
my family has selected for commemoration because it’s
a type of nostalgia that reminds…

purpbanga:

kewkitty:

Kitty does not know what to do with the butterfly that landed on its paw…LOLOL
"Ermmm…what do I do with this???"

Lmao wth

purpbanga:

kewkitty:

Kitty does not know what to do with the butterfly that landed on its paw…LOLOL

"Ermmm…what do I do with this???"

Lmao wth

(via student-for-an-anarchist-society)

thepeoplesrecord:

How the NSA plans to infect “millions” of computers with malwareMarch 13, 2014
Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.
The classified files – provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – contain new details about groundbreaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware “implants.” The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.
The covert infrastructure that supports the hacking efforts operates from the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, and from eavesdropping bases in the United Kingdom and Japan. GCHQ, the British intelligence agency, appears to have played an integral role in helping to develop the implants tactic.
In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, it has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.
The implants being deployed were once reserved for a few hundred hard-to-reach targets, whose communications could not be monitored through traditional wiretaps. But the documents analyzed by The Intercept show how the NSA has aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives in the past decade by computerizing some processes previously handled by humans. The automated system – codenamed TURBINE – is designed to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.”
In a top-secret presentation, dated August 2009, the NSA describes a pre-programmed part of the covert infrastructure called the “Expert System,” which is designed to operate “like the brain.” The system manages the applications and functions of the implants and “decides” what tools they need to best extract data from infected machines.
Mikko Hypponen, an expert in malware who serves as chief research officer at the Finnish security firm F-Secure, calls the revelations “disturbing.” The NSA’s surveillance techniques, he warns, could inadvertently be undermining the security of the Internet.
“When they deploy malware on systems,” Hypponen says, “they potentially create new vulnerabilities in these systems, making them more vulnerable for attacks by third parties.”
Hypponen believes that governments could arguably justify using malware in a small number of targeted cases against adversaries. But millions of malware implants being deployed by the NSA as part of an automated process, he says, would be “out of control.”
“That would definitely not be proportionate,” Hypponen says. “It couldn’t possibly be targeted and named. It sounds like wholesale infection and wholesale surveillance.”
The NSA declined to answer questions about its deployment of implants, pointing to a new presidential policy directive announced by President Obama. “As the president made clear on 17 January,” the agency said in a statement, “signals intelligence shall be collected exclusively where there is a foreign intelligence or counterintelligence purpose to support national and departmental missions, and not for any other purposes.”
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How the NSA plans to infect “millions” of computers with malware
March 13, 2014

Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.

The classified files – provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – contain new details about groundbreaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware “implants.” The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.

The covert infrastructure that supports the hacking efforts operates from the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, and from eavesdropping bases in the United Kingdom and Japan. GCHQ, the British intelligence agency, appears to have played an integral role in helping to develop the implants tactic.

In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, it has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.

The implants being deployed were once reserved for a few hundred hard-to-reach targets, whose communications could not be monitored through traditional wiretaps. But the documents analyzed by The Intercept show how the NSA has aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives in the past decade by computerizing some processes previously handled by humans. The automated system – codenamed TURBINE – is designed to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.”

In a top-secret presentation, dated August 2009, the NSA describes a pre-programmed part of the covert infrastructure called the “Expert System,” which is designed to operate “like the brain.” The system manages the applications and functions of the implants and “decides” what tools they need to best extract data from infected machines.

Mikko Hypponen, an expert in malware who serves as chief research officer at the Finnish security firm F-Secure, calls the revelations “disturbing.” The NSA’s surveillance techniques, he warns, could inadvertently be undermining the security of the Internet.

“When they deploy malware on systems,” Hypponen says, “they potentially create new vulnerabilities in these systems, making them more vulnerable for attacks by third parties.”

Hypponen believes that governments could arguably justify using malware in a small number of targeted cases against adversaries. But millions of malware implants being deployed by the NSA as part of an automated process, he says, would be “out of control.”

“That would definitely not be proportionate,” Hypponen says. “It couldn’t possibly be targeted and named. It sounds like wholesale infection and wholesale surveillance.”

The NSA declined to answer questions about its deployment of implants, pointing to a new presidential policy directive announced by President Obama. “As the president made clear on 17 January,” the agency said in a statement, “signals intelligence shall be collected exclusively where there is a foreign intelligence or counterintelligence purpose to support national and departmental missions, and not for any other purposes.”

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