Pop Culture and the Third World

Apr 17

Naomi Klein's next book is coming out September 2014!
The book is called “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate” and it is a big deal. It’s about how all struggles (against poverty, racism, neocolonialism, etc) are tethered to the climate change struggle - and that the real solutions to climate change provide enormous opportunities for these struggles. It’s about more than that. You can read Naomi Klein’s thoughts here, or watch this interview here.

Naomi Klein's next book is coming out September 2014!

The book is called “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate” and it is a big deal. It’s about how all struggles (against poverty, racism, neocolonialism, etc) are tethered to the climate change struggle - and that the real solutions to climate change provide enormous opportunities for these struggles. It’s about more than that. You can read Naomi Klein’s thoughts here, or watch this interview here.

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Apr 16

I have seen the latest Drag Race tho. Cher’s mother is stunning and lovely.

If we lived in less of a white supremacist heteronormative patriarchy, we’d be pissed off by Drag Race spoilers, not Game of Thrones ones.

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“Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this.” — Noam Chomsky (via asdfcriiiis)

(via insufficientmind)

“The patriarchal model of the economy is dominated by one figure, the gross domestic product, which is measured on the basis of an artificially created production boundary (if you produce what you consume, you do not produce).
When the ecological crisis created by an ecologically blind economic paradigm leads to the disappearance of forests and water, spread of diseases because of toxics and poisons, and the consequent threat to life and survival, it is women who rise to wake up the society to the crisis, and to defend the Earth and lives. Women are leading the paradigm shift to align the economy with ecology. After all, both are rooted in the word “oikos” — our home.” — Vandana Shiva at The Asian Age. Women ecowarriors (via protoslacker)

(via cultureofresistance)

yeezus-jesus asked: he has made cuts to asylum seeker processing by cutting of their access to legal aid... think the military budget should be cut, mining tax was a great idea.

I do not know much about our military budget, so won’t comment on that. But yes, a mining tax is a no-brainer. They are all our resources. We should be profiting HUGELY from them - if not simply leaving them in the ground cause climate change demands we do that, as outrageous as the thought of not touching somehting so profitable seems to most Australians.

seejelly:

two years ago i was licking a lollipop and some dude said “watching a girl eat a lollipop is a great way to see how well she gives blowjobs” so i bit the lollipop in half and spit it out 

(Source: memelovingfuck, via peekays)

Ugh, why didn’t Occupy Sydney make awesome infographics and cirtculate other info that explain how corporate interests are impacting Australians’ lives? Hopefully I’m wrong and they did, but from what I recall, they just used mantras that were ripped from Occupy Wall St and were US-centric, so it just felt like corporate influence on govt is an American problem, not an Australian one.

I want a big surge of info circulating on how mining companies work, who’s lobbying our govt, how much corporate interest is there in our news, and I want someone to join all them dots in a cohesive whole…