"How many machines remain unused solely because they do not return an immediate profit to the capitalist! … How many discoveries, how many applications of science remain a dead letter solely because they don’t bring the capitalist enough!"

- Carlo Cafiero, “Anarchy and Communism”, pp. 179–86, The Raven, No. 6, p. 182 (via probablyasocialecologist)

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we-are-star-stuff:

As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.
The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:

Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:

The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. 
Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.
To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.
Bonus:
The world turned upside down.
Who says North is up?

we-are-star-stuff:

As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.

The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:

Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:

The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles. 

Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.

To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.

Bonus:

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apihtawikosisan:

Which, to be clear, cannot happen without the repatriation of our lands.

the state is a legal fiction

apihtawikosisan:

Which, to be clear, cannot happen without the repatriation of our lands.

the state is a legal fiction

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anarcho-fedoraism:

Did anyone else get through the public school system without having once learned that the US had cut off Japan’s oil, acting against Japan long before they attacked Pearl Harbor?  Was anyone else not informed that Pearl Harbor was Japan’s retaliation against embargos, and was not (as I was taught) an attack out of the blue?

It’s kind of funny, actually reading up on what wasn’t in the text books.  

(Source: anarcho-fuckyouism)

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ghostmonkey:

cartoonpolitics:

As if the shambolic US political system wasn’t already corrupt enough, it seems the Supreme Court just obligingly opened the floodgates for corporations and the super-rich to pour vastly more cash into buying even more politicians and power than they already do. Public Citizen president Robert Weissman said, “This is truly a decision establishing plutocrat rights. The Supreme Court today holds that the purported right of a few hundred super rich individuals to spend outrageously large sums on campaign contributions outweighs the national interest in political equality and a government free of corruption”… (story here)

christ almighty!!

ghostmonkey:

cartoonpolitics:

As if the shambolic US political system wasn’t already corrupt enough, it seems the Supreme Court just obligingly opened the floodgates for corporations and the super-rich to pour vastly more cash into buying even more politicians and power than they already do. Public Citizen president Robert Weissman said, “This is truly a decision establishing plutocrat rights. The Supreme Court today holds that the purported right of a few hundred super rich individuals to spend outrageously large sums on campaign contributions outweighs the national interest in political equality and a government free of corruption”… (story here)

christ almighty!!

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ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

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"But I repeat for the one-hundredth time, there is one case, only one, when a man may intentionally, consciously desire even something harmful to himself, something stupid, even very stupid, namely: in order to have the right to desire something even very stupid and not be bound by an obligation to desire only what’s smart."

- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground, 1864. (via absinthenoir)

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portraitsofboston:

“Make sure you get my calf in the picture. I used to hike mountains a lot. And if you want stories, I can tell you stories all day long. I did a whole lot of stuff in my 51 years on this planet. You can sell books and make movies about my life. I’ve been homeless since I was 19 years old. You can’t tell I’m homeless because I don’t carry a bag. I never carried no bag. When I was little, my mother told me, ‘Never let a person see you sweat.’ I let no one see me sweat.”

portraitsofboston:

“Make sure you get my calf in the picture. I used to hike mountains a lot. And if you want stories, I can tell you stories all day long. I did a whole lot of stuff in my 51 years on this planet. You can sell books and make movies about my life. I’ve been homeless since I was 19 years old. You can’t tell I’m homeless because I don’t carry a bag. I never carried no bag. When I was little, my mother told me, ‘Never let a person see you sweat.’ I let no one see me sweat.”

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failedarchitecture:

Baffled by Belfast — Failed Architecture

failedarchitecture:

Baffled by Belfast — Failed Architecture

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