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Proti kapitalistické, cis lady (she/her), femme, vegan, queer, feminist, communist, broke as fuck, incredibly vain, fighter for the proletariat, disabled (but refuses to believe it most days), will lead the revolution and implement matriarchy.
A blog containing news, politics, and personal whatnots.


My little brother turns 20 tomorrow ;u;

We are getting old wtf

Sleepy sleepy sleepy after a long (but fun!) Day at work :) #unimpressedslavgirl #blessed

You aren’t flossing hard enough if there’s no blood

Help Alex Survive!    ›

commiefemme:

Hi everyone! This is Alex (or Ally or Sasha), aka Tumblr user commiefemme.

If you know me at all, you know I absolutely hate to be doing this. Asking for help is difficult when you are as stubborn as I am.

However, my family and I are struggling to make it at this point in time.

I currently work full time as a secretary and a data entry specialist, and that pays fairly well for a woman as young as I am. I also have multiple weekend jobs (tutoring, editing, doing photo shoots, modelling, being a maid, and child care). But this just isn’t enough. I’m currently in the process of finding another weekend job on top of this.

My dad works two jobs full time. My mom works three jobs full time (yes, three full time jobs. She is super woman). However, my mom is losing one of her jobs, and is fighting to keep another.

Unfortunately, we’re just sliding by. Barely.

I am currently in the process of paying off a student loan and a few hefty medical bills. I have skipped multiple medications and necessary doctor’s visits because I simply don’t have the money (which is a no-no when you have severe asthma and neurological issues). As most of you know, I have quite a few health issues, and I desperately need money to see my GP, my psychiatrist and therapist, a GI professional, and a neurologist. As most of you know, I live with PTSD, depression, and bipolar disorder. I am physically disabled. Nobody really knows what’s going on with me, and we’re still trying to figure that out so I can treat and figure out how to live with whatever condition I have. Because of my physical condition, I cannot work some days. As you can imagine, missing just a few days of work is a huge blow. I’ve even given up eating vegan just so I can eat whatever is available. Fortunately, my coworkers understand, and they are kind enough to bring food for me.

Also, my computer recently broke. I wouldn’t normally care; however, I am currently in school and need it for online classes, and I absolutely need it for work.

But my biggest concern is my family. We are struggling to keep our roof over our heads and food in my youngest siblings’ bellies. Both of my parents are experiencing health issues, and they need to see a doctor as soon as possible (especially my dad—he messed up his knee and back and will probably need surgery again, unless he wants to limp around and not be mobile most days). My dad also needs to see a dermatologist—he has multiple melanomas, and has had many removed. However, since it’s been so long, my mother and I are concerned due to the spread of melanomas.

I have sold as much as I could to help pay for the litany of things listed above. I absolutely love music, and y’all know I was a band geek in high school. Music is my life. I have sold a clarinet, my keyboard, my drum set, my xylophone, and a guitar.

My family has sold as much as possible as well. My dad used to work for an art gallery, and most of the time, he would bring home beautiful, authentic paintings and lithographs from some of the most famous artists (his favorite was Dali). That killed him.

My mother has sold almost all of her jewelry. She only has her engagement ring and an amulet from my great grandmother. She’s considering selling her ring.

Even my sister is trying to help. She’s only 12, and she’s selling some of her most valuable possessions to keep this family afloat, which a child shouldn’t have to do.

If you could help, I would be eternally grateful. Donating, spreading the word, or even a few words of encouragement will be the greatest help on the planet.

I have one rule: if you cannot afford to donate, do NOT risk your own financial needs for this! You have your own needs, too!

If you donate, I will happily try to do something for you! If you’re comfortable with sharing some information, I would be happy to send you a card, a piece of art, or any hand-made item I can think of.

One way or another, you will receive a warm welcome!

Again, thank you so much for considering this. It means a lot when you just read it!

 

Help a comrade out pls! I’ll love you forever and will find a way to thank you ♡

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THOSE WHO HAVE BOOSTED, DONATED, PRAYED, AND SENT ME BEAUTIFUL AND ENCOURAGING MESSAGES <3

Unfortunately, I still need help. If you all could spread this around some more, I would be eternally grateful.

Also, if you’re comfortable with sharing information with me, I would love to send you a small witchy gift or a thank you note! I just want to thank you in any way I can. I cannot put my gratitude into words.

Had to explain to my sister that intense eyebrows are a sign of power. #unimpressedslavgirl

thepeoplesrecord:

Hong Kong’s unprecedented protests & police crackdown, explained
September 29, 2014

Protest marches and vigils are fairly common in Hong Kong, but what began on Friday and escalated dramatically on Sunday is unprecedented. Mass acts of civil disobedience were met by a shocking and swift police response, which has led to clashes in the streets and popular outrage so great that analysts can only guess at what will happen next.

What’s going on in Hong Kong right now is a very big deal, and for reasons that go way beyond just this weekend’s protests. Hong Kong’s citizens are protesting to keep their promised democratic rights, which they worry — with good reason — could be taken away by the central Chinese government in Beijing. This moment is a sort of standoff between Hong Kong and China over the city’s future, a confrontation that they have been building toward for almost 20 years.

On Wednesday, student groups led peaceful marches to protest China’s new plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 election, which looked like China reneging on its promise to grant the autonomous region full democracy (see the next section for what that plan was such a big deal). Protest marches are pretty common in Hong Kong so it didn’t seem so unusual at first.

Things started escalating on Friday. Members of a protest group called Occupy Central (Central is the name of Hong Kong’s downtown district) had planned to launch a “civil disobedience” campaign on October 1, a national holiday celebrating communist China’s founding. But as the already-ongoing protesters escalated they decided to go for it now. On Friday, protesters peacefully occupied the forecourt (a courtyard-style open area in front of an office building) of Hong Kong’s city government headquarters along with other downtown areas.

The really important thing is what happened next: Hong Kong’s police cracked down with surprising force, fighting in the streets with protesters and eventually emerging with guns that, while likely filled with rubber bullets, look awfully militaristic. In response, outraged Hong Kong residents flooded into the streets to join the protesters, and on Sunday police blanketed Central with tear gas, which has been seen as a shocking and outrageous escalation. The Chinese central government issued a statement endorsing the police actions, as did Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive, a tacit signal that Beijing wishes for the protests to be cleared.

You have to remember that this is Hong Kong: an affluent and orderly place that prides itself on its civility and its freedom. Hong Kongers have a bit of a superiority complex when it comes to China, and see themselves as beyond the mainland’s authoritarianism and disorder. But there is also deep, deep anxiety that this could change, that Hong Kong could lose its special status, and this week’s events have hit on those anxieties to their core.

This began in 1997, when the United Kingdom handed over Hong Kong, one of its last imperial possessions, to the Chinese government. Hong Kong had spent over 150 years under British rule; it had become a fabulously wealthy center of commerce and had enjoyed, while not full democracy, far more freedom and democracy than the rest of China. So, as part of the handover, the Chinese government in Beijing promised to let Hong Kong keep its special rights and its autonomy — a deal known as “one country, two systems.”

A big part of that deal was China’s promise that, in 2017, Hong Kong’s citizens would be allowed to democratically elect their top leader for the first time ever. That leader, known as the Hong Kong chief executive, is currently appointed by a pro-Beijing committee. In 2007, the Chinese government reaffirmed its promise to give Hong Kong this right in 2017, which in Hong Kong is referred to as universal suffrage — a sign of how much value people assign to it.

But there have been disturbing signs throughout this year that the central Chinese government might renege on its promise. In July, the Chinese government issued a “white paper” stating that it has “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong and that “the high degree of autonomy of [Hong Kong] is not an inherent power, but one that comes solely from the authorization by the central leadership.” It sounded to many like a warning from Beijing that it could dilute or outright revoke Hong Kong’s freedoms, and tens of thousands of Hong Kong’s citizens marched in protest.

Then, in August, Beijing announced its plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. While citizens would be allowed to vote for the chief executive, the candidates for the election would have to be approved by a special committee just like the pro-Beijing committee that currently appoints the chief executive. This lets Beijing hand-pick candidates for the job, which is anti-democratic in itself, but also feels to many in Hong Kong like a first step toward eroding their promised democratic rights.

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