— Japanese steel workers reveal that they saved their city from a nuclear bombing by burning coal tar to block view of US planes; story was kept secret for 69 years out of respect for Nagasaki victims, who were bombed instead ~ News Forage (via aboriginalnewswire)
hey all, so i’ve been really struggling financially as every poor and working class person of color is in this world. i’m really in a tight position because i help my mother take care of my autistic brother at home. that means i can only work part-time (more details here)
in the meantime i am an unpaid full time community organizer for the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular and we’re currently in a campaign to fight gentrification, specifically rent hikes for tenants and businesses, and CUNY tuition hikes for students.
the reason why i don’t get paid to organize is because we are dedicated to a long term struggle for fundamental social change. that means completely changing our society and liberate ourselves by fighting racist, sexist, and capitalist oppression. we don’t believe in non-profits because we are organizing to change our society at the root, not like nonprofits pretend to do by only doing shallow band aid fixes. to paraphrase what Assata Shakur said about education, "No one is going to give you the [money] you need to overthrow them." however our organization gets funding from donations and fundraisers, which we use to subsidize our membership with basic needs, such as food, housing, healthcare, education, legal fees, and transportation. this work i’m doing is not something i put on my resume for some fake career in politics. this is struggle with the people, and with struggle comes sacrifices.
if you can help me out in anyway you can, please lemme know if you have info on a part time job from 9am - 2pm in NYC, if someone needs a photographer for an event or photoshoot, or if you can donate a little something for me ( here).
I will never not reblog this. Wish I could do more right now
Fuck the normalization of language that regards israel’s fascist violence as a ‘military offensive’.