#american politics
bohemianshit · 14 hours ago
Fuck libertarians! Fuck inequality!
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handicams · 3 months ago
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a dark day... the onion went off
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ethannku · 3 months ago
to my usamerican people:
here is an article that details the status of abortion rights in each state. roe v wade being overturned does not mean that abortion is illegal across the u.s., just that it is now determined on a state by state basis. please stay safe and stay informed.
the un-hyperlinked link is under the cut
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thebad---catholic · 4 months ago
Anti-voting rhetoric will be the death of the left. Literally.
Not a single fucking Republican voted to protect roe. It was fucking overturned in the first place bc trump got three Supreme Court appointments.
Every fucking thing wrong in this country is almost certainly the result of Republicans being in power. In 2020, Texas cut half of the polling places in black neighborhoods, and doubled them in white ones, regardless of population. It was Republicans bitching about mail in voting, and constantly, constantly fearmonger about voter fraud. Literally, their platform is about making civil rights harder to practice.
Would you like to know why? It’s because Republican politicians know better than anyone that higher voter participation means higher republican loss.
But what do I see from the online left, champions of the oppressed?
“Voting doesn’t do anything, the parties are the same, the system is rigged, etc, etc”
Don’t sit here and tell me you give a fuck about marginalized people if you aren’t ready to march your ass to the voting booth and vote out the party actively stripping their rights away.
Protest, donate, community build, unionize, and vote, vote, vote.
By the time direct action is the only option, it will be too fucking late.
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lordnot · 9 months ago
Between the decision to mail people COVID tests after mocking the idea and the decision to extend the student loan deferment after signaling that it would end in February, two things should now be clear to everyone:
1. Challenging the Biden Administration's decisions, even through griping and creating negative discourse around it in social media, can be an effective agent of change.
2. Those who say that we shouldn't speak up because it helps the Republicans are the ones doing real harm.
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magical-caffeine · 3 months ago
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sstage4 · a year ago
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drbtinglecannon · a month ago
Between Alex Jones getting perjury'd to oblivion and the FBI raiding Trump's Mar-o-lago home, August is proving to be entertaining as fuck
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antiwaradvocates · 4 months ago
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I go to civil rights rallies
And I put down the old d.a.r.
I love harry and sidney and sammy
I hope every colored boy becomes a star
But don't talk about revolution
That's going a little bit too far
So love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal
Once I was young and impulsive
I wore every conceivable pin
Even went to the socialist meetings
Learned all the old union hymns
But I’ve grown older and wiser
And that's why I’m turning you in
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal
"Love Me, I'm a Liberal" by Phil Ochs, originally released on his 1966 live album, Phil Ochs in Concert
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leepacey · 4 months ago
vice shared this map about which US states are banning trans rights and abortion:
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and i thought it was a good resource but difficult to read and ugly as hell, so i made a better version:
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A map of the United States labelled “States that are banning abortion and/or trans rights: just abortion (written in red), just trans rights (written in purple), and both (written in dark gray).” Below there is a map of the US with states colored in based on the rights they’re taking away.
States that are banning just abortion are colored in red, and they are Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Arkansas.
States that are banning just trans rights are colored in purple, and they are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Washington, Alaska, and Hawai’i. 
States that are banning both trans rights and abortion are colored in dark gray, and they are Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Arizona, Utah, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho.
States that are not banning either are not colored in, and the color matches the background neutral tan color. They are California, Nevada, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine.
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ayeforscotland · 3 months ago
The news about the reversal of Roe vs Wade is heartbreaking. I am so incredibly sorry.
I don’t know what to say beyond we have a support channel in the Discord for anyone who is struggling. You’re welcome to discuss things, get upset or angry, and you can do so while being around good people.
Discord can be found in my pinned post.
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folly-of-alexandria · 3 months ago
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I was told we needed to keep voting for Democrats because they would oppose this bullshit. But this is about the third time I've seen a Democrat in power just roll over and let anti-trans legislation happen.
I knew it was coming though, we've always been acceptable losses.
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headspace-hotel · 4 months ago
I'm begging y'all to understand this:
The U.S. mostly has a first-past-the-post voting system. The candidate with the most votes wins and there are no prizes for second place. If a district goes 49% Democratic and 51% Republican, the Republicans win the district
This makes a two party system almost inevitable because in a system with more than two parties, the instant one party gets the support of over a third of the population, the other parties cannot compete unless they join forces
And a two party system means, crucially, that if you want to get more voters, there are only two ways to get them:
Get more people to vote that ordinarily wouldn't vote at all.
Take voters from the other party.
That's it.
The reason Democrats are "not radical enough" is that, if they can't turn non-voters into voters, to get more people to vote Democratic, they have to appeal to Republicans enough to convince them to change sides. There's nowhere else to get people from.
The reason the country seems to "skew" Republican over time is not because of Democrats caving to goalpost moving, it's because of gerrymandering and our system prioritizing land area over people's votes
If 51% of voters in my district vote Republican, it's a republican district. If 51% of districts are Republican districts, the state is a "red state." That state can end up with all republican representatives even if there are barely more Republicans than Democrats
Being more spread out makes it easier for Republicans to dominate districts, too. It's like the land is voting instead of the people.
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magnetothemagnificent · 2 months ago
I am begging people to understand that reproductive rights is as much the right to become and remain pregnant as it is to terminate a pregnancy.
Encouraging all people capable of being pregnant to get their tubes tied or get a hysterectomy isn't the solution you think it is.
Most people who get abortions do so because they want to be able to get pregnant in the future.
Back-alley abortions often leave people unable to become pregnant again, even if they want to. Legal, safe abortion ensures that a person can terminate a pregnancy while still retaining the option and ability to become pregnant again.
PoC, disabled people, and trans and intersex people have historically been barred from the right to get pregnant and reproduce. These marginalized groups have faced sterilization and maternal mortality for a long time.
If you think reproductive justice is only about the right to *not* be pregnant, you are woefully misinformed.
Reproductive justice means people should be able to control their own bodies, whether it means ending or preventing a pregnancy, or becoming pregnant and remaining pregnant.
Reproductive justice means that healthcare providers should and must address the barriers and dangers PoC, disabled people, and trans and intersex people face when it comes to obstetrics and gynecology.
Reproductive justice means lowering the maternal mortality rate for black people in America.
Reproductive justice means not sterilizing disabled people and providing safe options for disabled people who want to become pregnant.
Reproductive justice means acknowledging that trans people may want to become pregnant and not mandating they be sterilized in order to legally transition.
Reproductive justice means not sterilizing intersex babies and children in the attempt to make them fit into a dyadic, binary sex.
Reproductive justice is not just about abortions.
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minerfromtarn · 3 months ago
Well while some are talking about removing lgbt protection rulings, we are now in full mask off mode.
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They are not just coming for lgbt people after going after people who can give birth, they’re going after black people too.
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bananafosters · a month ago
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titleknown · 7 months ago
So, while we’re occupied by the horrors of EARN IT, I feel I should also draw your attention to another terrible bill that will screw over online creators, SHOP SAFE.
It is, more or less, a bill requiring a photo ID on any potential service selling anything online, mandated Content-ID to trace your items for any Trademark Infringements in its sale, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s difficult to exaggerate how this could destroy the livelihoods of online creators who sell physical goods. Unfortunately, the bill was attached like a tumor to the COMPETES Act, which passed out of the House just recently. The good news however, is that it still requires reconciliation with the Senate version, which does not have this terrible, awful, no-good bill attached
Contact your Senators, whether by writing them online or calling them or even using the EFF’s handy tool of their own, and tell them that if they get on that reconciliation committee, you want SHOP SAFE gone from the version of the bill that’s sent to Biden’s desk.
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