*low level growling*
Inna lillahi ve inna ilayhi rajioon- we come from the breath of life and to it we shall return
Nelson Mandela stood for more than what some will actively name in relation to his legacy. In my mind he is not only a symbol of anti-apartheid and the desire to dismantle European colonialism in South Africa, but the radical possibility of solidarity between Palestine and the African diaspora in seeing an end to Israeli apartheid and the liberation of the Palestinian people. Rarely do you see world leaders who genuinely believe that true liberation is not achieved until we are all free and are willing to turn such maxims into everyday lived praxis.
that is an amazing heartsong to live by
that is what i will hold on to
that is what i will choose to remember
rest in power
conceptuallivingspaces said:Welcome to Waterstones. Sorry that happened to you, it’s pretty standard treatment.
Well it’s not acceptable. I, like many booksellers working for the company, am a hard worker. I’m very well informed. I have bookselling experience, which is pretty hard to come by, and I have a specialty, which I’m very, very passionate about.
They don’t pay living wage- they pay us “unskilled” retail wage and it’s disgusting. It’s not a standard retail job. It’s a LOT of work and knowledge and I know I come from an independent bookselling background so maybe my expectations are unrealistic, but it’d be nice not to be treated like shit. I don’t deserve it and neither do you!
Waterstones can get fucked.
Today, after numerous conversations with my manager about how hard enthusiastic, informed children’s booksellers are to come by, and how great I am at my job, I was told I was “easily replaceable”. I was told it was “no big deal” that I was stressed out, doing three people’s work for minimum wage and with no recognition.
So you know what I did? I smiled and told him that he was an “A+ manager”
then I went on my lunch and I just plain didn’t come back. Fuck that.
Nelson Mandela dies at 95
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday.
See more at Breaking News.
Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)
Being Queer doesn’t excuse colonialism
Being Gay doesn’t excuse sexism
Being Trans* doesn’t excuse racism
Being a feminist doesn’t excuse anti-sex worker descrimination
Not recognizing intersectionality in struggle (or refusing to recognize it outright) isn’t excuseable
What the fuck have I ordered here?