According to BBC World News, the number of Egyptians protesting yesterday (33,000,000) is the largest number of gathered protesters in the history of mankind
Can we all think about that for a minute?
Over 33,000,000 people
are standing in the streets
as they have been for days
and their act of valor is unprecedented in the history of mankind
no one is talking about it
Things I’m thankful for today in Canada:
- I can have sex with whoever I want
- Health care covered my birth control
- If a condom breaks I can go buy the morning after pill without showing ID
- It costs me $0 for STI tests
- If I got pregnant I could get an abortion
- I can marry anyone I want, whether they’re a boy or girl
That’s it. everybody go home. Pack your bags, we goin to canada. Even if they have bagged milk, idec rn
Man, Canada ain’t shit. Their government just arrested people who were occupying the line 9.
Paying particular attention the indigenous folks there and forcibly removing their ceremonial regalia.
There are a lot of gravy things here but there are a lot of people who are in the works of making things significantly less gravy. And like the above commenter said, racism, particularly against First Nations people, is a huge issue amongst many other things.
Canadians, let’s all pay close attention. Because thinking everything is fine and that we don’t have to worry about politics is how things start slipping.
CURRENT GLOBAL POLITICAL MAYHEM STATUS
- Brazil: Massive Nation-Wide protests and riots caused by, among other factors, monetary focus on the World Cup and Olympics instead of the well-being of the populace
- Venezuela: Massive protests and riots caused by unjust elections and violation of democratic rights
- United States: Texas state law passed despite being voted on after a deadline and being protested by both the people and a state Senator. Protests at the senate growing, and law enforcement called in. - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been declared inert in the US i.e people of color can be barred from voting.
- Australia: Leadership ballot being called in 2 hours for the third time during the Prime Minister's leadership as to whether or not she will continue as leader of the ALP, her party.
- United Kingdom: Government will ban Church of England and Church of Wales from offering same-sex marriage.
- Greece: Trans*people and sex workers are being rounded up in concentration camps
- Russia: Government creating anti-homosexuality policies threatening the safety of all LGBT*Q Russians.
- THIS IS LITERALLY JUST WHAT I REMEMBERED OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. ADD THINGS, CORRECT ME, ETC.