Peter Rees, a city planning officer quoted in Craig Taylor’s Londoners (via distantheartbeats)
aaaah, this is exactly what I was feeling yesterday walking through Lincoln’s Inn Fields then up through the squares to a lovely folky pub I discovered. LONDON YR SO FUCKING GORGEOUS AND YOU’RE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME ILY ILY ILY
(you cost way too much money though ffs)
Justin Bieber, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
When asked “how about in cases of rape,” Bieber responded: “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason.”
So, is it weird that I kind of agree?
I don’t know if it’s weird, but it sure is sexist!
‘Everything happens for a reason’ as a response to rape victims? I’ve become pretty jaded in this life but that piece of disgusting gets my taint in a clench every time. Its bad enough to deny women the autonomy to make their own choices based on whatever choice you wish to force on them, but to go with a ‘God wanted you to get raped. Hope that works for ya.’ justification for your interpersonal fascism is a further form of victimization and degrading, dehumanizing and the most poignant example of the ‘pro-life’ lie.
Fuck off Bieber and anyone that agrees with that quote.
Aung San Suu Kyi is an honorary life member of Unison
“We will not let the world forget that you and thousands of others are in prison for standing up for democracy and the rights of workers”, UNISON President Angela Lynes told 2009 National Conference as it marked Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th Birthday under house arrest. As she is released today, the Burma Campaign turns to the thousands of other political prisoners in Burma’s jails.
“We call on the United Nations to work tirelessly for your release and that of the more than 2,000 other political prisoners, many of whom are fellow trade unionists”.
[…]The fear is that the release may release pent up political frustrations, bringing the opposition on to the streets and giving a further excuse for even more military clampdown.
[…]Burma Campaign UK said today, “The release of Aung San Suu Kyi is about public relations, not democratic reform. I am thrilled to see our democracy leader free at last, but the release is not part of any political process, instead it is designed to get positive publicity for the dictatorship after the blatant rigging of elections on 7th November. We must not forget the thousands of other political prisoners still suffering in Burma’s jails.”
Paul O’Grady evidently well hates Tories :D
Things which foil my attempts at proper veganism
1. Hogs hair paintbrushes. Actually made of the hair of a hog. Who knew.
Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20th November
All international events for Transgender Day or Remembrance are listed here; UK events are taking place in St Andrews, Brighton, Coventry, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day self-identified as transgender — as transsexual, a crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives.
Transgender Day of Remembrance raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of those who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.