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“The Industrial Workers of the World considered shorter workdays with no cut in pay to be, in the words of one pamphlet, “THE Revolutionary Demand.” The so-called Wobblies recognized that fewer hours would make sure workers reap the benefits of progress rather than let them trickle upward. To win an eight-hour day around the time of the First World War, IWW-organized loggers in the Pacific Northwest blew a whistle and walked off the job when eight hours had passed. A recent IWW pamphlet suggests another tactic to highlight the impact of long workdays on families: Have workers’ children picket outside the job, carrying signs about how much they miss their parents.”

– More depressing articles about how we believe work = virtue here in the United States of America, and why we’ve let ourselves be so thoroughly screwed over!

natepatrin:

dharbin:

A MOUNTAIN GOAT. 
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, a “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

oh dang

natepatrin:

dharbin:

A MOUNTAIN GOAT. 

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, a “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

oh dang

Trying to channel Robyn before I see her tomorrow. I think I’m going to have a complete mental breakdown, it’s going to be amazing. 

goatcorporation:

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A VHS INTO THE SLOT. ITS future islands’ network television debut, performing “seasons (waiting on you)” on david letterman AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I START DOING THE MOVES ALONGSIDE WITH THE lead singer, samuel t. herring

i’m just glad there’s a tumblr called “goatcorporation”

“When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation. But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him. Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.”

Keith Boykin: Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People? (via clambistro)

sigh