In an act not so much shocking as as it is a display of audacious hypocrisy, Texas law makers who opposed aid for victims of hurricane Sandy have requested the federal government render aid for the the town of West, Texas, which was flattened last week by a massive explosion of a fertilizer plant. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I lack sympathy for this little community, known...
Boosting the Minimum Wage in the States Is a... →
workingamerica: Reposted from AFL-CIO NOW With the federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour and an increase facing stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, coalitions of union, community, faith and other groups are mobilizing to win increases in state and local minimum wage levels. Here’s a look at some recent wins and campaigns where AFL-CIO state federations and central labor...
Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE....
The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: email@example.com
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 firstname.lastname@example.org
b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: email@example.com
b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
Drinkline: 0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail email@example.com
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a...– -Sister Joan Chittister (via thenewwomensmovement) AMEN!!!
Reblog if you're a girl who likes girls, a boy who...
whydoibotheragain: saygoodbyetothevowsyoumake: Why hasn’t everybody in the world reblogged this already. i am a boy who adores other boys… but if you are a girl who likes girls… or a guy or girl who likes the opposite sex… then its cool i’ve got no problems with you… so why should you have problems with me…
::QUEER HAIRY VAGINA::: Can you please signal... →
queerhairyvag: Hi, I’m Kae! (foreverqueird.tumblr) I need to ask you a huge favor. I need to signal boost a post. On April 30th, there will be an event called Equality & Justice Day in Albany, NY. We will be lobbying to pass the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA). Right now it is legal for…
It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s... →
adailyriot: Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and...
Rick Santorum Speculates On Presidential Bid For... →
This guy is amazing. This is my favorite quote from this interview that Santorum gave to Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg. “The same advisors who botched these last two campaigns are now saying, ‘Well, you know, since we can’t win with moderate Republicans, we have to now try to be liberal Republicans to win’ instead of standing up for the values that made our country great.” These...
North Carolina House Speaker Kills Bill To Create... →
thepoliticalfreakshow: The Republican speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives killed legislation on Thursday that aimed to establish an official state religion. House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Charlotte) announced Thursday afternoon that the bill would not be receiving a vote in the full House, effectively dropping the measure. Loretta Boniti, a reporter for News 14 Carolina, broke...
Bébinn: For All Your Pro-Choice Needs!: Resources... →
vampirefinch: bebinn: This post will continue to be updated, so if you don’t see anything of use to you, check back to the source or under my Important Posts page. Any resources of these kind that I’ve missed, please reblog with them or message me. This goes for any category you…
This is not okay. Protect the trans community,...
stfuconservatives: outforhealth: asksammyboy: Think Progress Not cool, Arizona. Not cool. I heard today that the government in AZ is hearing from tons of people who are against this bill, and they’re thinking of dropping it entirely without even putting it to a vote. This is the power of contacting your reps, people!!!
and another thing ...: The Morality Brigade →
robertreich: We’re still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in “Roe v. Wade,” which gave…
Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as...– Michael Moore: My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain (via veruca-assault)
The Day I Taught How Not To Rape →
dancinginthesetrees: ““Ms. Norman” another kid called, “Have you heard about that rape case in Ohio? Those guys got convicted. They have to go to jail. They are going to lose their scholarships. They were going to D-1 schools!” “Well…”I responded, feeling the heat crawl up my neck, “maybe they are going to jail for rape because THEY ARE RAPISTS!” I yelled those last three words at my kids and...
javeliner: think about the concept of a library. that’s one thing that humanity didn’t fuck up. we did a good thing when we made libraries We sure did.
New Hampshire House votes to prohibit private... →
quickhits: abaldwin360: sinidentidades: Good. Co-signed. I would love a movement like this to take off. For-profit prisons are just a bad idea all around. Smartest thing ever. Signal Boost, please. We shouldn’t allow corporations (or anyone else) to PROFIT from imprisoning people!