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Children, Community, and Drugs: We may be gay, but we're just like you 0 We're monogamous and have adopted children! We're the perfect nuclear family! 0 Ionly work part time sol can take care of the kids! We're white and middle class and completely non-threatenina! S: I have "completely transitioned using just the money l earned (at my dad's ob)!You don't need to worry about your tax dollars! He's straight, too! It's almost like he's not LGBT at all And we want the same privileges as every other GOOD, AMERICAN Citizen! What about us? LAS Even if same-gender parents are accepted that doesn't stop people from accusing me of wanting kids to get on welfare! I'm frequently harassed and arrested violently on the assumption that I'm in the sex industry I'm homeless and extremely vulnerable. I'm often denied entrance to shelters because I'm open about my sexuality and the stress of homelessness is only amplified by my Autism. Colonists not only destroyed my openly gender variant culture, but my way of life,too! 'm accused of stealing American culture and jobs, but I'm just trying to survive! I'm a victim of the War on Drugs and School to Prison Pipeline.Being in such high contact with our oppressive societal Be included in a society that thinks I'm a burden and makes it more difficult for me to live my life at every turn No thanks systems makes me even more vulnerable to violence Hey keep it down! How are we supposed to help the LGBT community with you making so much noise? TO an everyday feminism comic Visit us at: everydayfeminism.com Written and drawn by Ronnie Ritchie queerheathen: theskaldspeaks: queerheathen: rosalarian: rritchiearts: Check this comic and others out on Everyday Feminism! Transcripts of the comic available at the above link. Webcomic | Twitter | Patreon | Prints Be aware of your Pride and what exactly it is you’re proud of and who you’re throwing under the bus to get that pride. Love this minus the “It’s almost like he’s not LGBT at all” That’s the point though- it’s calling out assimilationism and respectability politics and how the mainstream gay rights movement panders to cishet expectations while throwing the rest of us under the bus. Ok, I get it now, thanks
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College, Community, and Donald Trump: Bloomberg Business @business Follow "I don't believe in free college": Hillary Clinton during #DemDebate bloom.bg/1 K1JVXR RETWEETS L 136 LIKES justaphage: loseremo: holyromanhomo: fonzworthcutlass: scrunyuns: lagonegirl: Of course you don’t. Free college might hinder the school-to-prison pipeline your  prison owning donors depend on 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆 welp; Actual quote, in context: “I believe that we should make community college free. We should have debt-free college if you got to a public college or university. You should not have to borrow a dime to pay tuition… I disagree with free college for everybody. I don’t think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trump’s kids to college.“ [video link] Don’t spread misinformation just to fit a narrative, Clinton is advocating for there to be a cap on who gets free college so that the government doesn’t have to subsidize the education of people with enough disposable income to pay for it themselves. The plan she’s proposing would have a better chance of being passed, is more cost-effective, and still opens up higher education to low-income individuals who previously couldn’t afford it.  the op lagonegirl literally ended up being a russian psyop im losing my mind Reblogging this as an example of what the Russian interference here on tumblr was. I have seen some people in the past days casting doubts on Tumblr because the blogs that were banned had social justice content.  But that was the point exactly. They posted some real things and a lot of half-truths that would appeal to the kind of politics on here and therefore spread disinformation to discourage us from participating in stopping Trump through the only option we had. I’m glad tumblr left these posts up so we could see for ourselves.  I don’t know if it actually worked on anyone, I hope we all remember to check our sources before making our decisions, but life is short and maybe some people didn’t.  There are plenty of real social justice blogs available still, so I hope we will follow those instead.

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Bailey Jay, College, and Hillary Clinton: Bloomberg Business @business Follow "I don't believe in free college": Hillary Clinton during #DemDebate bloom.bg/1 K1JVXR RETWEETS L 136 LIKES twinfantasy: graceebooks: foreverthesoniag: lagonegirl: Of course you don’t. Free college might hinder the school-to-prison pipeline your  prison owning donors depend on !!!!!!! “Clinton would create a grant program available to states that set tuition levels so that students could graduate without having to take out loans in order to afford it. She believes tuition should be set so that students and families don’t have to borrow in order to pay a cost that’s beyond their means, but that it’s not unreasonable to ask families to pay a price they can afford for higher education. ‘I don’t believe in free tuition for everybody,’ Clinton said Saturday. ‘I believe we should focus on middle-class families, working families and poor kids who have the ambition and the talent to go to college and get ahead.’” in other words, make rich people pay for college instead of raising taxes more on everyone just wanted to note that op was one of the URLs listed as a russian state-sponsored disinformation account - this was a single sentence taken entirely out of context that garnered 200,000 notes, and i’d guess that the majority of the reblog chains weren’t accompanied by any corrections like the one above.

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America, Children, and College: Bloomberg Business @business Follow "I don't believe in free college": Hillary Clinton during #DemDebate bloom.bg/1 K1JVXR RETWEETS L 136 LIKES odinsblog: asterroc: holyromanhomo: fonzworthcutlass: scrunyuns: lagonegirl: Of course you don’t. Free college might hinder the school-to-prison pipeline your  prison owning donors depend on 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆 welp; Actual quote, in context: “I believe that we should make community college free. We should have debt-free college if you got to a public college or university. You should not have to borrow a dime to pay tuition… I disagree with free college for everybody. I don’t think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trump’s kids to college.“ [video link] Don’t spread misinformation just to fit a narrative, Clinton is advocating for there to be a cap on who gets free college so that the government doesn’t have to subsidize the education of people with enough disposable income to pay for it themselves. The plan she’s proposing would have a better chance of being passed, is more cost-effective, and still opens up higher education to low-income individuals who previously couldn’t afford it.  I teach at a community college so I’ve been following her plan, and she’s recently actually posted a bit about where she expects the money for free community college to come from. I mean, my salary’s gotta come from somewhere, right? You can’t expect schools to lose millions of tuition dollars for nothing. The concept of Clinton’s plan is that the burden is on the states to figure out how to make public higher ed debt free for the students, and those states which do so successfully will then receive federal grants. This incentivizes states to figure out a solution that works for each separate state (rather than a federally imposed plan that might not work for all states); states will only do it if the rewards (grants) are enough to make up the loss in tuition, so I’m not worried about my state coming up short on my salary; and it’s even possible that the grants could end up being more than the tuition losses which would mean that the state budget (or the PHE institutes’ budgets) will also benefit and not only the students in question. The details of this plan do not yet exist (e.g., defining “debt-free”, amounts of grants, where that money will come from in the federal budget), but at the current stage I don’t expect that level of detail. So in short, it’s a good idea. Okay, so here’s why this is bullshit. 1. “Universal” means anybody “means testing” ≠ “universal” We don’t “means test” free, public roads and highways. Everyone who wants to use them can use them. We don’t “means test” who has access to public transportation like buses and subways. Because as expensive and under-invested as they are, they’re still a (virtually free) public common. Public education is universal right. Including college. That’s why we consider education a part of the public commons. We don’t means test people for high school or middle school to “weed out the people who can afford better”……do you know why that’s an unnecessary test? Because the people who can afford better WILL send their children to more expensive pRiVaTe schools. To buy OP’s argument, you’d have to be foolish enough to believe that a billionaire is going to somehow “get over” on us by sending their children to a free public college, when they can afford to send them to a prestigious, private, Ivy League college. Does that make sense to anyone??? 2. Okay, just for argument’s sake, let’s say I’m completely off base with my line of reasoning on point #1 above….even IF the 400 wealthiest families in America sent their kids to free, public universities to “get over” on the rest of us, DO YOU REALLY EVEN CARE, IF THAT MEANS THAT LITERALLY EVERYONE ELSE GETS A SHOT AT FREE COLLEGE? “Welp, 99 poor kids might not go to college, but at least we stopped that one rich kid from going to a public university for free” (now please google “Pyrrhic victory”)    Are you sO married to the Republican concept of “means testing” social programs that you would deny free education to 99 percent of the people who need it? Really?? No, REALLY??? Here’s the thing: basic human rights, and access to things that fall under the public commons (like education and healthcare) should never be “means tested”….that’s an argument that has been used by both conservatives and neoliberals to cut social programs. In short, “means testing” social programs is a decidedly conservative concept. It’s a diversionary tactic that has been reliably used as a preface to “austerity” and to cut safety net programs, like TANF in the 90s 3. And finally, bringing up “state’s rights” is just another conservative (neoliberal) way to frame the argument. I’m not an educator, but I am the son of a lifelong teacher and social activist, and I’ve spent way too many afternoons helping my mom out in countless classrooms to buy OP’s framing - let me say this as plainly as possible: If we can find ways to pay for wars and increase our military budget decade after decade, then there’s no legitimate reason we cannot do the same with education. No reason at all. None. So I completely reject the premise that universal education is somehow uniquely expensive or unattainable. It isn’t. Other countries have figured this out without regressing to conservative notions like block grants or “state’s rights”…free college needs to be done on a federal or constitutional level. Period Oppps and that’s tea!  
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Children, Fire, and Lgbt: <p><a href="http://amongststars.tumblr.com/post/162486347433/seaofolives-allthecanadianpolitics" class="tumblr_blog">amongststars</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://seaofolives.tumblr.com/post/162392279145/allthecanadianpolitics-futureluddite" class="tumblr_blog">seaofolives</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://allthecanadianpolitics.tumblr.com/post/162277764854/futureluddite-automatomicatomaton" class="tumblr_blog">allthecanadianpolitics</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://futureluddite.tumblr.com/post/162277230210/automatomicatomaton-fantastic-pizza-meanwhile" class="tumblr_blog">futureluddite</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://automatomicatomaton.tumblr.com/post/162264770986/fantastic-pizza-meanwhile-in-canada" class="tumblr_blog">automatomicatomaton</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fantastic-pizza.tumblr.com/post/162260365017/meanwhile-in-canada" class="tumblr_blog">fantastic-pizza</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Meanwhile in Canada …</p></blockquote> <p>Meanwhile in Canada, a promise-breaking neoliberal stooge who has been almost eager to cooperate with Trump takes advantage of a photo-op to keep riding that high of good publicity despite failing to take any positive action of note, and in fact failing so spectacularly in his promises to Canadian First Nations that some of them have banned him, personally, from their lands.</p> </blockquote> <p>“Almost”<br/></p> <p>And let’s not forget the gift of $15 billion dollars in military equipment to a country that executes LGBT people.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>Some sources if you need them:</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-09-23/dfo-dismissed-negotiations-hereditary-chiefs-prime-minister-no-longer-welcome-tfn-te">DFO DISMISSED FROM NEGOTIATIONS BY HEREDITARY CHIEFS; PRIME MINISTER NO LONGER WELCOME IN TFN TERRITORY</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.torontosun.com/2017/02/05/on-electoral-reform-trudeau-didnt-just-break-a-promise--he-lied">On electoral reform, Trudeau didn’t just break a promise – he lied</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.desmog.ca/2017/02/10/can-t-stop-won-t-stop-500-days-trudeau-s-broken-promises">Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 500 Days of Trudeau’s Broken Promises</a><br/></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/13/canadian-government-lied-over-12bn-arms-sale-to-saudi-arabia">Canadian government under fire over $12bn arms sale to Saudi Arabia</a></p> <p><a href="https://news.vice.com/story/canada-admits-the-weapons-it-sells-to-saudi-arabia-could-be-used-in-yemen-civil-war">Canada admits that the weapons it sells to Saudi Arabia could be used in Yemen’s civil war.</a></p> <p><b>And a few general sources of Trudeau’s failure on indigenous issues:</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/8ge7na/trudeau-accused-of-betraying-first-nations-after-permits-granted-for-controversial-site-c-dam">Trudeau Accused of Betraying First Nations After Permits Granted for Controversial Site C Dam</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.desmog.ca/2016/07/29/trudeau-just-broke-his-promise-canada-s-first-nations">Trudeau Just Broke His Promise to Canada’s First Nations</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/30/betrayal-trudeau-approves-kinder-morgan-pipeline-expansion#">‘Betrayal’: Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-26-2017-1.3951896/indigenous-leaders-give-trudeau-government-failing-grade-on-delivering-promises-1.3951900">Indigenous leaders give Trudeau government failing grade on delivering promises</a></p> <p><a href="http://aptnnews.ca/2017/06/23/trudeau-liberals-take-human-rights-tribunal-to-court-over-first-nation-children-ruling/">Trudeau Liberals take Human Rights Tribunal to court over First Nation children ruling</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/23/trudeau-budget-indigenous-child-welfare_n_15566988.html">Trudeau Budget Continues Illegal Discrimination Against Indigenous Children: Cindy Blackstock</a><br/></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/ava8ne/first-nations-groups-launching-massive-lawsuit-after-trudeaus-lng-decision">First Nations Groups Launching Massive Lawsuit After Trudeau’s LNG Decision</a></p> <p><a href="http://aptnnews.ca/2016/11/29/british-columbia-grand-chief-calls-trudeau-a-serial-liar-over-broken-promises/">British Columbia grand chief calls Trudeau a ‘serial liar’ over broken promises</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/news-video/video-trudeau-very-pleased-trump-approved-keystone-xl-pipeline/article34420314/">Video: Trudeau ‘very pleased’ Trump approved Keystone XL pipeline</a></p> </blockquote> <p>it’s heartbreaking to reblog this but i refuse to be a farce so here it is</p> </blockquote> <p>El oh el</p> </blockquote> <p>Trudeau is absolute trash. Plus did y'all see Trump’s recent tweet where he called Trudeau his newfound friend? Y'all still stan him now?</p>

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Energy, Memes, and Pressure: U.S. Bank Becomes First Major Bank to Stop Financing Pipeline Construction se EcoWatch.com- USBank has become the first major bank in the U.S. to formally exclude gas and oil pipelines from their project financing. This groundbreaking change to their Environmental Responsibility Policy was publicly announced at the annual shareholders meeting in Nashville in April. In addition to no longer providing "project financing for the construction of oil or natural gas pipelines," the bank has stated that relationships with their clients in the oil & gas industries will be subject to "enhanced due diligence processes." As recently as March 2017, U.S. Bank has renewed commitments with Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the DakotaAccessPipeline, & with Enbridge Energy, whose pipelines operate within Minnesota. However, advocates are hopeful that the bank's newly released policy will limit other kinds of financing relationships with these industries. This move comes after ongoing pressure on U.S. Bank locally from MN350 & from the Minnesotans for a Fair Economy coalition, & on banks nationally from indigenous groups including Honor the Earth, the Indigenous Environmental Network & the Dakota Access resistance movement. Beginning in 2015, a regional partnership of climate, labor & indigenousrights advocates has urged that U.S. Bank divest from fossil fuels, in particular from Enbridge Energy, & move its financing into the clean energy economy. Local actions have included letter-writing, account closures & social media campaigns. In response, in May 2016 the bank made changes to their Environmental Policy restricting lending to coal. A national & international campaign pressuring banks to divest has been highly successful, pulling nearly $4.5 billion from financiers, & a newly launched coalition effort called Mazaska Talks has expanded this effort. "Confronting the climate crisis requires boldness, urgency & innovation," said Dr. Emily Swanson, a member of MN350. "While there is more to be done, we are hopeful U.S. Bank can continue to act as an industry leader & as an ally for creating a more sustainable economy." NoDAPL ™@divestla

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