1. (Source: azurish)

  2. Britain Increasingly Invokes Power to Disown Its Citizens →

  3. cuphaz:

    cuphaz:

    I feel like nobody on Tumblr cares about what happened in Taiwan because we are a small, small country.

    Even though I’ve been acting chilled and keeping on my blogging stuffs, I still feel a little bit sad and worried that everyone on Tumblr only knows things happening in big countries. I’ve talked about this on my blog only a few times but nobody really pays attention to what I said. Maybe because I don’t have enough followers, maybe because media doesn’t have enough reports about this thing, maybe because nobody has died in this event so people don’t consider it serious. 

    You guys probably think governments which are being harsh to their people are scary, but recently I realized governments which ignore their people are scary too. My country, Taiwan, is trying to pass a Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with Mainland China. The problem is not about this agreement, the problem is that our people have no idea how this agreement work, who is in charge with this agreement and how many professional estimation has been done before the agreement gets signed. We are afraid, because if this agreement has some problems, our economy might collapse and thousands people might lose their jobs and their families. This agreement is too sloppy to be signed. Our people tried to express our worry but the government didn’t give a shit.

    So on March 17th, hundreds of college students broke into the Legislature and occupied the building. It has been 6 days since those students are inside the building. They have no resources and everything is in bad condition. The building is surrounded by bunches of police officers. Even though the government promised they wouldn’t attack those students, we have no idea what would happen if those students keep on occupying the building. The leader of the students, Lin and Chen, declare that their purpose is to fight for everyone’s right in a peaceful way. They want the government to accept their 2 simple requests: disapprove the agreement and make a new law making sure the agreement would be deliberated in a reasonable procedure. But after 6 days, the government still doesn’t pay attention to them and resist all their requests. Our president, Mr. Ma, also refuses to meet the students leaders to listen to their demands. Students inside and outside the Legislature have been irritated by the government’s attitude. The situation has gone wild and there are even some violence stuffs happened despite how hard the leaders are trying to handle all over 30 thousands angry students.

    I just want more people to know about this. My government doesn’t listen to their people’s voice. We are angry and hopeless. Most of these people are under 25, they are just a group of college students who don’t want to watch their own country being treated unfairly. They have no bids to fight with our government. They have been constantly fighting for 6 days. Their parents can’t even go into the building to meet their beloved children. They are exhausted and frustrated but they still don’t want to give up. You think college students only know partying and skipping classes? No. These young adults are fighting for their won country like real warriors. I don’t understand why nobody cares about their actions. They are brave and strong and they are probably just in your age. They need more attention. Even though you probably can’t do anything for them, but your attention might help them keep going on. And your attention might help them to make our government fear. Government needs to be feared by their people.

    PLEASE READ THIS AND REBLOG. Things have been out of control last night. Students and people got beaten up by police. I couldn’t stop crying when I watched the news. There were bloods everywhere and the police were even trying to get the media away so they wouldn’t get to record the violence scene…we really need attention. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! These students are still young and innocent. They just want to protest for the future of the country but they probably not gonna even meet their families anymore. We’ve got enough coldness from our government. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE US.

  4. historical-nonfiction:

When Theodore Roosevelt was reelected president in 1904, his friend Owen Wister sent him a telegram to celebrate:
RICHARD THIRD ACT ONE SCENE ONE LINES ONE AND TWO
The lines read “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York.”
Roosevelt spent the next four years fighting a stubborn Senate and an equally stubborn House. As he was leaving office he received another wire from Wister:
ROMEO AND JULIET ACT THREE SCENE ONE LINE THREE PRECEDING MERCUTIO’S EXIT
The line reads “A plague o’ both your houses!”

    historical-nonfiction:

    When Theodore Roosevelt was reelected president in 1904, his friend Owen Wister sent him a telegram to celebrate:

    RICHARD THIRD ACT ONE SCENE ONE LINES ONE AND TWO

    The lines read “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York.”

    Roosevelt spent the next four years fighting a stubborn Senate and an equally stubborn House. As he was leaving office he received another wire from Wister:

    ROMEO AND JULIET ACT THREE SCENE ONE LINE THREE PRECEDING MERCUTIO’S EXIT

    The line reads “A plague o’ both your houses!”

  5. historical-nonfiction:

    The history of voting in the United States. Wait, you thought America was always about freedom and equality and all those nice Enlightenment ideals? HAHAHAHAHAHA

  6. policymic:

    Uganda’s LGBT crisis explained in one comic

    Earlier this month, artist Andy Warner illustrated a comic for the Center for Constitutional Rights, highlighting Lively’s exploits in Uganda. His comic, originally posted on the Huffington Post, is reproduced in full below. With the passage of the anti-gay law, the comic is more relevant than ever: according to Warner, now several of the people featured below “are fearing an imminent witch hunt.”

    Read the rest

  7. theatlantic:

Highly Education Countries Have Better Governments

Why? Citizens complain more, forcing officials to be more accountable.
Read more. [Image: NBC Universal]


Just want to point out that the link here says “Highly Education Countries.”…

    theatlantic:

    Highly Education Countries Have Better Governments

    Why? Citizens complain more, forcing officials to be more accountable.

    Read more. [Image: NBC Universal]

    Just want to point out that the link here says “Highly Education Countries.”

  8. (Source: sandandglass)

  9. thebicker:

afscme:

Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK

Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.

    thebicker:

    afscme:

    Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.

    If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK

    Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.

  10. What the heck is happening with Crimea right now? →

    shortformblog:

    • cause In the wake of the deteriorating Ukrainian political situation, a number of military units invaded the autonomous region of Crimea on Friday—something Ukraine’s newly installed government blamed on Russia. Airports were closed, and borders were blocked off. The takeover wouldn’t be a…