“There is, of course, nothing more political than food. Food itself. Who’s got it, who doesn’t. “What’s” cooking is usually the end of a long, often violent story. That can be a bummer for some—who’d rather be fondling themselves while perusing recipes for bundt cake than thinking about what Burroughs called the “frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork.””
— Anthony Bourdain at Medium. Shut Up and Eat (via protoslacker)
8:50 am • 7 June 2014 • 31 notes
They could keep it the same price AND pay their employees a living wage AND they would still be billionaires.
The Wal-Mart business plan proves nothing trickles down. The entire supply chain has been squeezed to benefit the Walton heirs.
9:14 am • 6 June 2014 • 6,529 notes
Meanwhile, off the coast of a slightly larger island...
Here’s a description from Bart Piscitello, a science teacher at Hunter’s Point Community Middle School, of his school’s integration of the Billion Oyster Project into its curriculum. HPCMS is an ecologically-focused public school on the waterfront in southern Queens, and they’ve jumped in to…
6:36 pm • 5 June 2014 • 1 note
MOODIE BLACK - "CHRIST" (URB PREMIERE)
Last month we brought you the premiere of Moodie Black’s full-length debut NAUSEA, a noise rap banger which SYFFAL described as “that record for punching your boss in the nuts to” and “that record that syncs up with cars flying off cliffs.”
Today we have the premiere of “Christ,” the second video from NAUSEA, directed by Greetings From Tuskan (of Bike For Three!). Watch the clip above and catch Moodie Black on tour later this month with Ceschi.
MOODIE M*F*N BLACK Y’ALL!!!
5:29 pm • 2 June 2014 • 1 note
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.
— comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via meggannn)
(Source: trilliswheatley, via girlinfourcolors)
8:26 am • 30 May 2014 • 63,808 notes
Tumblr users are…
- 50% more likely to go to a political rally
- 2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
- 108% more likely to be registered to vote
I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).
Sources: TED Open Conversation (one-hour video) on May 28, 2014, data from comScore and photo by James Cridland.
#tumblr, still the best social network in the game.
10:17 pm • 29 May 2014 • 25,287 notes
Jordan, Lebron, Pippen, Timmy, Hakeem — I win.
Magic, D-Wade, Dr. J, The Big Ticket, and Kareem.
7:35 pm • 27 May 2014 • 242 notes
“In order to understand what is taking place, we have to interpret Walter Benjamin’s idea that capitalism is really a religion literally, the most fierce, implacable and irrational religion that has ever existed because it recognizes neither truces nor redemption. A permanent worship is celebrated in its name, a worship whose liturgy is labor and its object, money. God did not die; he was transformed into money. The Bank—with its faceless drones and its experts—has taken the place of the church with its priests, and by its command over credit (even loans to the state, which has so blithely abdicated its sovereignty), manipulates and manages the faith—the scarce and uncertain faith—that still remains to it in our time. Furthermore, the claim that today’s capitalism is a religion is most effectively demonstrated by the headline that appeared on the front page of a major national newspaper a few days ago: “Save the Euro Regardless of the Cost”. Well, “salvation” is a religious concept, but what does “regardless of the cost” mean? Even at the cost of sacrificing human lives? Only within a religious perspective (or, more correctly, a pseudo-religious perspective) could one make such plainly absurd and inhuman statements.”
Agamben, “God Didn’t Die, He Was Transformed Into Money” (Libcom)
(Source: thephilosopherinparadise, via kenyatta)
7:31 pm • 27 May 2014 • 793 notes