Activism and Eucalyptus

transfriendly jobs

babybutta:

equiuszahhak:

 i’ve been doing research about jobs/companies that are accepting of trans and the like since i’m going job hunting again next month, and i found this list, which lists trans-friendly businesses. it links to this page, a directory for employers.

tagging so people can see it, i figured this might come in handy for some people!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

(Source: torikantread, via dontneedfeminism)

disneyvillainsforjustice:

mickeyisallaboutdatbass:

lalaloveslyrics:

anarcho-queer:



Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.



Truly ashamed to be American

mfw i was only 4 blocks away from this incident.

I was concerned with the Daily News sourcing so I did some more research and…it’s worse.
First off, Haste didn’t even get a conviction for manslaughter, and he won the case entirely on a technicality, but rather than order a mistrial, the judge simply dismissed the case entirely. What was the technicality? The prosecution asked the jury to disregard evidence that Haste was told the teen had a gun. Most likely for good reason, as it still wouldn’t justify Haste’s actions. 
Second, when he shot Graham, he also pointed a gun at a neighbor who had rushed out to see what was going on, and was wearing a towel, and forced her to hold up her hands, which made her reveal herself to the officers. This is so wildly inappropriate of the officers. That woman is filing a civil suit, but the issue here is a civil suit does not typically result in jail time. 
And lastly, despite there being multiple witnesses, video evidence, and a clear crime committed here, Haste won’t be re-indicted with the courts claiming there is “not enough evidence”.
It can be hard to tell, from the outside, but to me, this is utterly despicable. An absolute failure of justice. 
- Mod Dawes Sr.

disneyvillainsforjustice:

mickeyisallaboutdatbass:

lalaloveslyrics:

anarcho-queer:

Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.

Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)

Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.

Truly ashamed to be American

mfw i was only 4 blocks away from this incident.

I was concerned with the Daily News sourcing so I did some more research and…it’s worse.

First off, Haste didn’t even get a conviction for manslaughter, and he won the case entirely on a technicality, but rather than order a mistrial, the judge simply dismissed the case entirely. What was the technicality? The prosecution asked the jury to disregard evidence that Haste was told the teen had a gun. Most likely for good reason, as it still wouldn’t justify Haste’s actions. 

Second, when he shot Graham, he also pointed a gun at a neighbor who had rushed out to see what was going on, and was wearing a towel, and forced her to hold up her hands, which made her reveal herself to the officers. This is so wildly inappropriate of the officers. That woman is filing a civil suit, but the issue here is a civil suit does not typically result in jail time. 

And lastly, despite there being multiple witnesses, video evidence, and a clear crime committed here, Haste won’t be re-indicted with the courts claiming there is “not enough evidence”.

It can be hard to tell, from the outside, but to me, this is utterly despicable. An absolute failure of justice. 

- Mod Dawes Sr.

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The fact is, we all should be working to overturn Citizens United and reduce the role of money in politics. And I guarantee you this: You reduce the role of money in politics, increase the level of civility — you will elect more women, more young people, more minorities, more LGBT community people to the Congress of the United States. It’s very important.

— House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, on Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday night. (via campaignmoney)

I do not believe that people fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy elections.

— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Iowa this weekend. (The Hill)

(Source: campaignmoney)

sjwstupidity:

intoxifaded:

odinsblog:

BLACK MAN SHUTS DOWN THE POLICE

YouTube is full of videos where young white men, often times armed, stand up to police and force the officers to back down. With African-Americans, however, the rules are often different and knowing your rights will get you Tasered or worse. One African-American man recorded an encounter with police where he avoided getting arrested or shοt while preserving his rights.

When cops knocked on his door looking for a fugitive, Avel Amarel was determined to record the incident and not allow officers to illegally enter his home, according to a video posted on TheFreeThoughtProject.com.

Police told Amarel that they wanted to search his home because of an incident that occurred in the parking lot, but Amarel told the officers that the person they were looking for was not inside his home and he wasn’t allowing police to enter without a warrant.

Officer, I can’t let you inside without a search warrant,” he says.

Early in the encounter, an officer attempts to get Amarel to stop recording cell phone video, using the excuse that he didn’t know what the object was. Amarel informed the officer that the object in question was a cell phone and continued recording.

Throughout the video, Amarel refuses to let up, asking officers for three forms of identification. The officers never present any ID, but ask Amarel for ID, but he refuses. Amarel asks the officers whether he’s suspected of a crime and when the officers explain again about the fugitive, Amarel tells them that only he and his family are at the home.

When one officer asks for permission to search the home, Amarel tells him to come back with a warrant. Eventually the officers leave in frustration.

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(h/t blacklikemoi.com)

The best part is that at (1:25) the cop asks Amarel for his I.D. and then says right after “We don’t know what he looks like” when talking about the fugitive. If they don’t know what the fugitive looks like then how would they know that it’s him by looking at his I.D. picture?

Unf!

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flutteringfancies:

francsforthememories:

dewgonair:

lockrocksandcoke:

131-di:

veggiebaker:

therunscape:

Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this. 

Everyone should know these things.

thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.

i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital
it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues

Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.

Holy shit, I didn’t even think the symptoms would be different between men and women. This is so hugely important and I don’t understand why we aren’t taught this. 

I remember reading about this some years ago, and it was virtually unknown to the general public (at least) back then. I suspect many illnesses will have different symptoms for men and women.
The problem with these symptoms, however, is that they also fit a number of other conditions that aren’t that serious and so will largelly go ignored.

flutteringfancies:

francsforthememories:

dewgonair:

lockrocksandcoke:

131-di:

veggiebaker:

therunscape:

Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this. 

Everyone should know these things.

thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.

i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital

it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues

Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.

Holy shit, I didn’t even think the symptoms would be different between men and women. This is so hugely important and I don’t understand why we aren’t taught this. 

I remember reading about this some years ago, and it was virtually unknown to the general public (at least) back then. I suspect many illnesses will have different symptoms for men and women.

The problem with these symptoms, however, is that they also fit a number of other conditions that aren’t that serious and so will largelly go ignored.

(via beequal)