April 1, 2014
Young People Are Rising Up Around the World, but Not in America — Here's Why

If complaints were kindling, our generation would have a bonfire going. We will likely see slower economic growth, more unemployment and greater inequality than our parents. For all the social progress, retrograde attitudes remain powerful. The government feels more and more an extension of the free market, rather than a bulwark against it. And global warming, still denied by large swaths of the population, threatens not just economic growth, but also ecological collapse. Our current course could cause the earth to warm by as many as six degrees Celsius, which would create millions of refugees, stir up conflict and dramatically increase the incidence of natural disasters.

Why, then, have we not launched a sustained, revolutionary movement to wrest back control and set us on a better course? The most prominent movement, Occupy Wall Street, produced much in the way of slogans. But compared with the Tea Party or the leftist movements of the ’40s and ’60s, it has done little to change policy.

Here are three reasons we have not seen a revolution, even though it’s sorely needed:

Money has become political power.

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March 29, 2014
con-cepting:

Brief: Help Amnesty International speak truth.Roles: Convict served as copywriter.We provided art direction.Notes: The inmate was concerned that criticizing law enforcement would garner him unwanted attention from corrections officers while serving his sentence.

con-cepting:

Brief: Help Amnesty International speak truth.
Roles: Convict served as copywriter.
We provided art direction.
Notes: The inmate was concerned that criticizing law enforcement would garner him unwanted attention from corrections officers while serving his sentence.

March 27, 2014

policymic:

Lax anti-graffiti laws in Greece have led to stunning street art

Graffiti is an ancient Greco-Roman art form, dating back to the days when people carved marble messages of anything from political protest to hilarious butt jokes. Now a modern iteration has taken over Greece, where a flourishing international community of graffiti artists has transformed the urban landscape.

Not only does Greece have lax anti-graffiti laws, there’s also a big demand for commissioned work. Some of the artists are even graduates of Greece’s top fine-arts schools and are utilizing their classical background in new, innovative ways.

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March 20, 2014

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March 19, 2014

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March 15, 2014

Depression stays lifting weights while you’re asleep. Always stronger than you.

March 14, 2014
Virginia KKK Fliers: We're Not The Enemy Of 'The Colored And Mongrel Races'

Chesterfield county, Virginia

March 13, 2014
vintageblackglamour:

General Colin L. Powell proves the old adage “Nothing is new” is very true! He shared this 60 year old photo of himself on his official Facebook page with this caption: “Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen! The Ellen DeGeneres Show

vintageblackglamour:

General Colin L. Powell proves the old adage “Nothing is new” is very true! He shared this 60 year old photo of himself on his official Facebook page with this caption: “Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen! The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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March 12, 2014
gracie-law:

Choose Your Own Existential Adventure

gracie-law:

Choose Your Own Existential Adventure

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March 12, 2014
When the bus breaks down during rush hour for the fourth time in a month

When the bus breaks down during rush hour for the fourth time in a month

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