krystletugadi:

OCCUPY.

We all know how hard we are struggling.  Not just here in the US, but everywhere.  And most of us feel the need to want to DO something, but we’re either complacent or afraid to speak our minds.  But the more we wait, the more we just “hope” things will get better, the more we try to keep ourselves ignorant to these problems, the severity of our struggles all around the globe and in our own communities will grow until we have absolutely nothing left.  

Then what?

And a lot of us may think it’s “too radical” and “too crazy” to stand up to things like this.  But look at all our predecessors who were “crazy” enough to STAND UP for THE PEOPLE and earned us civil rights, women’s rights, etc.  Where would we all be without their “radicalness”?  For colored folks like me, and as a woman, I probably would still be sitting at the other side of restaurant, wouldn’t have gone to school, or wouldn’t have any kind of job opportunities AT ALL.  So if being progressive is too radical, then please put me in my place and tell me that I don’t belong here and that all that work they did was a complete waste of time.

And what I’ve learned from my kasamas is that it’s more than putting band-aid’s on problems.  Yes, there are people who are living in horrendous conditions, don’t have enough resources to live a normal life, etc…and we all try our best to do what we can to donate to these things.  That’s great.  But do we ever think about WHY folks don’t have shoes, or water, or electricity?  There’s a bigger problem underneath it all and giving our last dollar to the cause is JUST a temporary fix.  Let’s come together, expose the CAUSE of why this is all happening to begin with, organize, and FIX IT….as one unit, as the people.  We have the power to do so if we do this together.

There’s a reason why there’s a 99% vs. the 1%.  THERE IS A REASON.  This capitalist, imperialistic, elitist, greedy system.  Ya know, I have a lot of friends who have gone to school and have taken out crazy loans JUST to make their dreams a reality, and can’t find an outlet for all that education they spent thousands of dollars on.  I have friends who can’t GO to school cuz it’s TOO EXPENSIVE.  I see friends and family losing their jobs left and right.  I see STRUGGLE.  And as the 1% sit pretty, we are figuring out ways just to make ends meet.

I saw another video with a man talking about how the government expects us to be responsible with our money and to balance our checkbook, but what’s funny is that they can’t do that themselves.  Ain’t that something?

And as you can see in the video, it’s funny how our leaders are SO supportive of revolutions outside the US, but when it starts to form here…that’s what happens.

But we must COME TOGETHER as one family to stick up for each other and what is right.  Cuz if we don’t, we’re just going to keep helping those oppressing us with digging our communities into a deeper hole.  

This has been a really lengthy blog and pretty jumbled, but man, I really hope you guys take what’s happening into consideration.  We need to stand up, and trust, I’ll be there with you if you do.  

I’ll be at Occupy OC and LA on October 15th.  I’m not moving.  And we can stand together.

“Wag ka matakot.”

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anakbayanla:

A message from Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)

We are answering the ILPS call for a Global Day of Action!

Join Anakbayan LA, Bayan USA, and other ILPS organizations this Saturday, October 15th, 10am in Downtown Los Angeles as we march towards Los Angeles City Hall to resist the imperialist devastation of countries and repression of people around the world!

End all imperialist wars of aggression!  Money for jobs, not for war!

Support people’s movements for social justice and national liberation!

Be part of the worldwide movement to end imperialism and build a brighter future!

For more info:
ilps.info/joomsite

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Anakbayan LA: ILPS Statement in Support of “Occupy Wall Street” Movement

anakbayanla:

ILPS-US International Coordinating Committee Members
October 13, 2011

IT IS RIGHT TO REBEL

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle, representing hundreds of organizations in 43 countries, stands with the young workers, students and unemployed occupying Wall Street and city…

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etmm:

krystletugadi:

OCCUPY.

We all know how hard we are struggling.  Not just here in the US, but everywhere.  And most of us feel the need to want to DO something, but we’re either complacent or afraid to speak our minds.  But the more we wait, the more we just “hope” things will get better, the more we try to keep ourselves ignorant to these problems, the severity of our struggles all around the globe and in our own communities will grow until we have absolutely nothing left.  

Then what?

And a lot of us may think it’s “too radical” and “too crazy” to stand up to things like this.  But look at all our predecessors who were “crazy” enough to STAND UP for THE PEOPLE and earned us civil rights, women’s rights, etc.  Where would we all be without their “radicalness”?  For colored folks like me, and as a woman, I probably would still be sitting at the other side of restaurant, wouldn’t have gone to school, or wouldn’t have any kind of job opportunities AT ALL.  So if being progressive is too radical, then please put me in my place and tell me that I don’t belong here and that all that work they did was a complete waste of time.

And what I’ve learned from my kasamas is that it’s more than putting band-aid’s on problems.  Yes, there are people who are living in horrendous conditions, don’t have enough resources to live a normal life, etc…and we all try our best to do what we can to donate to these things.  That’s great.  But do we ever think about WHY folks don’t have shoes, or water, or electricity?  There’s a bigger problem underneath it all and giving our last dollar to the cause is JUST a temporary fix.  Let’s come together, expose the CAUSE of why this is all happening to begin with, organize, and FIX IT….as one unit, as the people.  We have the power to do so if we do this together.

There’s a reason why there’s a 99% vs. the 1%.  THERE IS A REASON.  This capitalist, imperialistic, elitist, greedy system.  Ya know, I have a lot of friends who have gone to school and have taken out crazy loans JUST to make their dreams a reality, and can’t find an outlet for all that education they spent thousands of dollars on.  I have friends who can’t GO to school cuz it’s TOO EXPENSIVE.  I see friends and family losing their jobs left and right.  I see STRUGGLE.  And as the 1% sit pretty, we are figuring out ways just to make ends meet.

I saw another video with a man talking about how the government expects us to be responsible with our money and to balance our checkbook, but what’s funny is that they can’t do that themselves.  Ain’t that something?

And as you can see in the video, it’s funny how our leaders are SO supportive of revolutions outside the US, but when it starts to form here…that’s what happens.

But we must COME TOGETHER as one family to stick up for each other and what is right.  Cuz if we don’t, we’re just going to keep helping those oppressing us with digging our communities into a deeper hole.  

This has been a really lengthy blog and pretty jumbled, but man, I really hope you guys take what’s happening into consideration.  We need to stand up, and trust, I’ll be there with you if you do.  

I’ll be at Occupy OC and LA on October 15th.  I’m not moving.  And we can stand together.

“Wag ka matakot.”

Krystle Tugadi is on point, and a dope artist with a purpose. Thank you for this, sista!

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Support our homegirl and kasama Krystle Tugadi! She is super talented, and her first EP is going to drop on 11.11.11! Her great uplifting music is so inspiring and motivating, especially people like us going through the struggle in life in such a crucial time. Shining Sons want to say thank you for making the music you do which is for the people’s struggles day by day. 

Support our homegirl and kasama Krystle Tugadi! She is super talented, and her first EP is going to drop on 11.11.11! Her great uplifting music is so inspiring and motivating, especially people like us going through the struggle in life in such a crucial time. Shining Sons want to say thank you for making the music you do which is for the people’s struggles day by day. 

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Watch the current status of Troy Davis in his delay of the death penalty. Lets keep taking action and lets keep shouting JUSTICE FOR TROY DAVIS! The system should be ashamed on how they are treating a person like this, not even in a humane way. Justice is served by taking another human’s soul?!? 

He deserves to live like every human does. 

JUSTICE FOR TROY DAVIS AND ALL VICTIMS!

Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com

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FREE TROY DAVIS! HE IS HUMAN AND THE WAY THE SYSTEM IS TREATING TROY IS NOT HUMANE AT ALL! WHAT A SHAME TO THIS SO CALLED “JUSTICE SYSTEM”. 

curate:

We have mere HOURS to stop this execution, and we’re not giving up. You should continue to take action from wherever you are:

  1. Call the Board of Pardons and urge them to reconsider: 404-656-5651.
  2. Contact the Chatham County District Attorney and urge him to withdraw Troy’s death warrant: phone: 912-652-7308, fax: 912-652-7328.

“We can’t afford to execute people who might be innocent — let alone people who probably are.”

(via titotibak)

Lets keep Troy Davis in our prayers, many many blessings to the family…

Lets keep taking action against this death penalty on Troy Davis. He deserves a life to live like everyone else. Taking another one’s soul is not humane at all. 

JUSTICE FOR TROY DAVIS! Lets keep demanding justice and keep taking action!

krystletugadi:

Please watch, pray, and reflect…

Stand up against injustice..

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Today is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos the Dictator. We will never forget the injustices, martyrs and the victims of Martial Law. Never again to Martial Law!
kommunityx:

September 21 is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by the Dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  We will never forget…

Today is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos the Dictator. We will never forget the injustices, martyrs and the victims of Martial Law. Never again to Martial Law!

kommunityx:

September 21 is the 39th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines by the Dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  We will never forget…

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flowethics:

beatrockart:

Beatrock Art Kollective members STUTER x ROOTS (mark canto)… August 2011… get ready for Mark Canto’s solo show in Long Beach, CA.

Stuter will be doing the artwork for HeroesEnDeSkies…ya’ll ain’t ready yeeee.

flowethics:

beatrockart:

Beatrock Art Kollective members STUTER x ROOTS (mark canto)… August 2011… get ready for Mark Canto’s solo show in Long Beach, CA.

Stuter will be doing the artwork for HeroesEnDeSkies…ya’ll ain’t ready yeeee.

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