"You can’t defend yourself when you’re militarily occupying someone else’s land. That’s not defense. Call it what you like, it’s not defense.” .. (Noam Chomsky)
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
Russell Brand Takes Down Sean Hannity For ‘Childish’ Segment On Gaza
Sean Hannity is such a fucking nutbar. Watch the videos of Gaza being hammered by artillery, rockets, and airstrikes and point out ONE Palestinian soldier in them. Just ONE.
The Video Israelis Should Be Ashamed Exists
-The Young Turks:
“A United Nations school crammed with people displaced by Israel’s war with Palestinian militants was hit in shelling in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring scores more, local officials said.
The strike happened the day after Israel unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 23-day operation against Hamas, which controls the narrow coastal enclave.
More than 100 people were killed in Israeli shelling across Gaza on Wednesday, lifting the Palestinian toll for the campaign to more than 1,300, said Ashraf Kidra, a Health Ministry spokesman.”*
PEOPLE WHO MAKE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEIR STATUSES ON FACEBOOK A TEXT POST FROM TUMBLR AND THEN PRETEND LIKE THEY CAME UP WITH IT MAKE ME SO MAD
are you fucking kidding me i literally JUST posted this
American suicide bomber returned home before Syria attack
The New York Timesreports that a man from Florida who launched a suicide bombing in northern Syria had returned to the U.S. before the May attack.
An F.B.I. spokesman Michael Kortan declined to discuss Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha but said “U.S. officials have warned for months of the difficulties of identifying Americans who travel to Syria to engage in armed conflict.”
Photo: Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha destroying his passport in a video released on Monday.
I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious
"We have no fucking idea what is happening but we know SOMETHING is happening."
Artist Lisa Adams creates beautiful paintings that express her inner feelings and her world view. She uses lots of details and allegorical symbolism to form her message that is yet to be unraveled by the viewer.
The self-taught artist spends several months on each oil painting, working 6 days a week in her isolated studio in Queensland, Australia
Clearly we need to send all our celebrities to pitching camp, immediately.
*STAMP OF APPROVAL*
Toph is approved! Royal House Bei Fong, Lord of Melons, Ruler of Earth, Supreme Metalbender, Team Avatar, titles titles
Then comes series 3 of sherlock. Maybe.