The Southern Socialist

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarassed millionaires. ~John Steinbeck Atlanta, GA Via Brooklyn, NY
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allisonkilkenny:

Here’s the NYPD murdering a man with a chokehold:

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.

nimab:

That about sums it up..#mynypd #gazalove (at Staten Island)

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schomburgcenter:

Nelson Mandela was born on this day, July 18, 1918. As we remember his life and legacy, we also celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day. On November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly designated July 18 as a day of commemoration of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. 

To learn more about Mandela Day, click here

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asylum-art:

Creative Sculptures by Hedi Xandt

Hedi Xandt imagines impressive sculptures. Mixing styles and materials with talent, the artist invites us to discover his dark and intense universe.

so badass

atlantahistorycenter:

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The veterans of the Union 20th Corps rally and hold their line as reinforcements come forward. The Confederate advance slows.

On the Howell Mill Road, Major William A. Preston is directing the fire of one of his artillery batteries when he is killed. Preston was the brother of Sally…

In memory of the terrorist who tried to rip the country apart.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
to the last anon: not all europeans are always considered white. often south italians, greeks, southern slavs and armenians (depending on your definition of europe; this is based off the west of urals + caucasus one) are excluded from "white" circles. it's all relative
adeyami adeyami Said:

atlantahistorycenter:

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Hood receives a message from General Joseph Wheeler, east of Atlanta. He urgently requests assistance to stop McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee, which is closing in rapidly. Wheeler’s 2,500 cavalrymen and four cannon are the only Confederates between McPherson and Atlanta. Hood has no choice…

This fucking bullshit