Category Archives: politics

2013: Horrors Ignored by the Mainstream Media

“Here’s a breakdown of just SOME of the issues going on in this vid:

women fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, farmers fighting for fair wages in Colombia, homophobia and systemic LGBT discrimination in Russia, forced evictions of indigenous peoples in Brazil, police brutality in the U.S., Syrian shelling, as well as the continued protesting for civil rights in Iran and Egypt.

…How many of these have you heard about?”

-via Carly Gillis, Upworthy.com

Links to the original YouTube videos used in this montage are compiled in this google doc:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BgjoIF7Pzh4P7FpaelmvRmU2x4zEF-mQIvS2z0TqMa4

Russell Brand Calls for Revolution on BBC News

Jeremy Paxman: “What will your revolution look like?”

Russell Brand: “I’ll tell you what it won’t be like…a huge disparity between rich and poor, where 300 Americans have the same amount of wealth as the 85 million poorest Americans, where there is an exploited and under-served underclass that are being continually ignored and where welfare is slashed while Cameron and Osborne go to court to defend the rights of bankers to continue receiving their bonuses. This has to be addressed.”

“I am not voting out of apathy…I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations.”