Muhammad Ali on the Vietnam War Draft
"Some people say that we can’t afford to help our kids through school by keeping student loan interest rates low. But right now, as I speak, the federal government offers far lower interest rates on loans, every single day–they just don’t do it for everyone. Right now, a big bank can get a loan through the Federal Reserve discount window at a rate of about 0.75%. But this summer a student who is trying to get a loan to go to college will pay almost 7%. In other words, the federal government is going to charge students interest rates that are nine times higher than the rates for the biggest banks–the same banks that destroyed millions of jobs and nearly broke this economy. That isn’t right. And that is why I’m introducing legislation today to give students the same deal that we give to the big banks."
- Elizabeth Warren: Students should get the same loan rate as big banks (via robot-heart-politics)
"I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2am, I am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes."
- Anna Peters (via pakizah)
(Source: winterkristall, via pakizah)
"I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government"
- Martin Luther King Jr. (via loveinfamine)
May 13, 2013
A Pakistani court has declared that US drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt are illegal and has directed the government to move a resolution against the attacks in the United Nations.
In what activists said was an historic decision, the Peshawar High Court issued the…
Josephine Baker, the ultimate and under appreciated Art Deco style icon
"Some people underestimate how erotic it is to be understood."
- Mary Rakow. (via theblacksophisticate)
(Source: kitty-en-classe, via theblacksophisticate)
woah calm down im just trying to date your dad
Yael Naïm - Toxic
one of my FAVS
(Source: ovaire, via lotsalipstick)
4,127 people have been killed by guns since Newtown.
And that number is growing rapidly. Just yesterday afternoon, the number was 4,099.
freedom of speech means that the government is not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up. it doesn’t mean that i am not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up.