Hey America, you can’t fool us. It was the people who dedicated themselves against your corporate interests that got us 8 hour work days and 5 day work weeks. It wasn’t you. In fact, your “labor day” is a scam to convince us to settle where we are. Over the years since its development our work days and hours have increased and our unions have been broken. America, your interest was never in giving us anything. It was in silencing us.
Behind the looking glass. My bedroom. I’m a silly bastard. I care so little for material objects. On my desk are all the patches I’ve got to sew seams onto. I’m planning on making my overalls into patchworks. I need to get a lot more patches :/
I smile every time I think about my being a dirty kid \m/ for reals, I just did my laundry and put clean clothes on last night and I’m already filthy! It’s so fun! I don’t think about it usually, but then I realize how not domesticated I am and I giggle! I kind of feel like a cliche at times!
In 2011, I began a series of paintings called Victim of American Fear.(The title is from this article by Adam Serwer for The Prospect. As an illustrator, I’m often inspired to create a painting from something I’ve read.)
The series was meant to address the killings of black people that happen when people find themselves afraid of black people just because they are black. Think Trayvon Martin. Think Oscar Grant.
Also think Renisha McBride. If I continue this series, I’ll want to include a black woman.
After the recent killings of more black bodies, I decided to try these paintings out on the street as wheatpastes.
Critiquing my own work, I do think these paintings are a little over-literal, with the gun targets covering the bodies. I don’t mean to be provocative just for the sake of it. But I do think it’s a strong image.
when someone’s so attractive you want to fuck their brains out in the craziest way imaginable but they’re also rly nice and interesting and you wanna give their heart lil kisses and read books with them and cook breakfast for them in the morning
Worldwide Protest Call for Immediate Release of Autodefensa Leader Dr. Mireles
Citizens in 70 countries will gather Sunday, August 31, in a worldwide protest to demand the immediate release of autodefensa leader Dr. José Manuel Mireles.
Dr. Mireles has been jailed in a maximum security prison in Sonora for 2 months charged with illegal possession of firearms and drug trafficking, charges lawyers and human rights organizations say were fabricated by the government.
According to the statement made by his defense attorney, Talia Vázquez, Mireles was admitted to the prison hospital on August 19 because of problems with his glucose levels and high blood pressure.
Activists from throughout Mexico, the United States, and several countries in Europe and Asia are planning to participate in Sunday’s worldwide action in support of Dr. Mireles. Organizers say its objective is his immediate release from prison.
For more information, follow hashtags #LiberenaMireles #FreeMireles.