Julia. Chicagoan. Fiction writer. Disgustingly positive and ridiculously affectionate. Genderless butch dyke. Anarchist/communist/syndicalist. Atheist. She/her pronouns. 20. College senior studying fiction writing and British Romanticism.

This blog is an amalgamation of politics and personal posts. Anon is always on, and my ask box is always open.
What's the best way for a poor person to avoid buying sweatshop stuff? I hate what happens in sweatshops but at the same time my options are limited due to money and what's being sold in my area :( Do you have any advice?

— Anonymous


class-struggle-anarchism:

bobsavage:

tranxious:

princess-passion-flower:

Thrift is the only thing i can think of

Not buying from sweatshops would do nothing to improve the lives of the workers so it’s probably best to not waste energy on shopping “ethically” and concentrate on organising our own workplaces and communities.

Over the past decade, factory and sweatshop workers across East and South Asia have been militantly organising. Their unions are getting stronger, they are taking direct action against bosses and militias, and they are gaining better wages and working conditions all the time.

To boycott the products they make, when no union or sweatshop workers are calling for a boycott, doesn’t strengthen their struggle, it’ll weaken it.

Nike or Primark, whatever you buy you’re buying from exploited workers. And that includes the first world primark shop workers and delivery people. You cannot boycott capitalism under a globalised capitalist system.

Not buying Nike will have no effect on workers in sweatshops, but buying clothes from one of the many charity shops run by religious organisations (like the salvation army) could see your money used to fund anti-choice, anti-queer lobby groups. Not exactly ethical consumption there

All of this but also we need to generally stop acting as if the poor have the purchasing power to be held accountable for unethical manufacturing when often unethical manufacturing or participation in it feeds them. Boycotting might actually have serious consequences if done by the rich and organized massively. But the purchasing power of the poor just isn’t great enough for them to ~~~vote with their dollars. Even if that worked you couldn’t vote with dollars you don’t have.

chemtrailqueen:

a very sick and twisted criminal

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teenwolfbarmitzvah:

thats-for-squares:

thefemme-menace:

weeheartfood:

Check out my new blogs!

we <3 home design

we <3 fashion



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EXCUSE ME?!??!?!? 

teenwolfbarmitzvah Can we make thissss

YES WE have So MANY OF ThE INGREDIENTS ALREADY INCLUDING THE FROZEN BANANAS

YES thats-for-squares

anarcholiberalism !

10:26 pm reblog
teenwolfbarmitzvah:

thats-for-squares:

thefemme-menace:

weeheartfood:

Check out my new blogs!
we &lt;3 home design
we &lt;3 fashion

Click to see the recipe

EXCUSE ME?!??!?!? 

teenwolfbarmitzvah Can we make thissss

YES WE have So MANY OF ThE INGREDIENTS ALREADY INCLUDING THE FROZEN BANANAS
YES thats-for-squares

anarcholiberalism&#160;!

me at 10 pm when I don’t have homework: WOW! I should stay up for a while and watch Netlix

me at 10 pm when I have homework due the next day: wow man…..pretty tired….maybe I should turn in for the night…maybe watch some Netflix first

heypeasants:

so much drama in one photo

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heypeasants:

so much drama in one photo

THIS is me RIGHT THIS SECOND

9:55 pm reblog

wildwildwasteland:

queercommunist:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 

#Ferguson@shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out

Can someone explain the significance of this to me? I feel bad but honestly I don’t understand as much about juries as I wish I did.

I don’t know much about juries either, however I’m fairly sure there’s serious rules against jury members discussing what happens inside the courtroom with outside parties. There’s a lot of rules about privacy in courtrooms, which is also why you cannot have cameras or recording devices inside the courtroom. I also think jury members are discouraged from watching the news during a trial as outside media may affect their decision.

Ohhhh if this is the part where they can be sequestered that makes sense, thanks!

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wildwildwasteland:

queercommunist:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury &amp; appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it &amp; she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked &amp; she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter &amp; her contact on the grand jury must be fully &amp; completely investigated &amp; removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out

Can someone explain the significance of this to me? I feel bad but honestly I don’t understand as much about juries as I wish I did.

I don’t know much about juries either, however I’m fairly sure there’s serious rules against jury members discussing what happens inside the courtroom with outside parties. There’s a lot of rules about privacy in courtrooms, which is also why you cannot have cameras or recording devices inside the courtroom. I also think jury members are discouraged from watching the news during a trial as outside media may affect their decision.

Ohhhh if this is the part where they can be sequestered that makes sense, thanks!

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 

#Ferguson@shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out

Can someone explain the significance of this to me? I feel bad but honestly I don’t understand as much about juries as I wish I did.

8:55 pm reblog
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO. 
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury &amp; appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it &amp; she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked &amp; she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter &amp; her contact on the grand jury must be fully &amp; completely investigated &amp; removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking

Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out


Can someone explain the significance of this to me? I feel bad but honestly I don&#8217;t understand as much about juries as I wish I did.

"She [Blue] does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more … Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the “Magna Carta”, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."

- Jay Z
Vanity Fair, October 2013 (x)

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"She [Blue] does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more … Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the “Magna Carta”, the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."
- Jay ZVanity Fair, October 2013 (x)

biscuitmango:

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I really like this gif because Stitch does that little squinty thing that animals do when they’re really happy and relaxed and you can tell that he’s having such a superb time playing that little ukulele

the-wistful-collectivist replied to your post “lol remember that time a popular blogger said that angel haze was…”

she called Azealia Banks a charcoaled skinned bitch. irregardless of her connection to “black culture”. colorism is fucked up

Yeah I definitely remember that and I’m very aware of it and it was SUPER fucked up but my thing is, just because someone has politics you don’t like doesn’t mean that you can revoke their black card. Like, she’s black with bad politics. But she’s still black. If you’re gonna talk shit about someone you should do it for legitimate reasons imo. The post wasn’t actually about her politics, the whole point of that particular post was to say “Angel Haze isn’t black because I am saying she isn’t black enough for me.” Colorism is super fucked up but it doesn’t make her not black.

Honestly I hate BOTH of their politics but I’m not gonna say “Because I hate their politics, they are no longer black,” which is what that post was trying to say.

once i move back out of my parents’ place i plan on pretty drasitcally reducing my intake of animal products. i will probably never go completely vegan to be honest but meat production is environmentally unsustainable and honestly animal proteins are bad for you anyway