So that’s it, huh? I remember the drill. One slayer dies, the next one’s called. I wonder who she is. Will you train her? Or will they send someone else? Buffy, I… - Does it say how he’s gonna kill me? Do you think it’ll hurt? Don’t touch me! Were you even gonna tell me? I was hoping I wouldn’t have to, that there was some way around it. I… - I’ve got a way around it. I quit. It’s not that simple. I’m making it that simple. I quit! I resign! I-I’m fired! You can find someone else to stop The Master from taking over. I’m not sure that anyone else can. […] Giles, I’m sixteen years old. I don’t wanna die.
"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"
Jesus: Ah yes.
Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.
Jesus: What a shame.
it’s not bad or selfish or wrong to desire attention and love when you are feeling ill and upset. sometimes, you need other people to keep you afloat. that’s okay. you are not a burden. being needy is not a bad thing. you deserve to be cared for. it’s okay to ask for help.
During negotiations with Familias Unidas last year, Sakuma promised that there would be no reprisals against workers who went on strike and that a new piece rate would be set through a collaborative process involving farmworkers. However, after these assurances were given, Sakuma sent private security forces to the workers’ labor camps and followed them on public marches, which a judge ruled was a violation of Washington State labor law, and Sakuma refused to pay the piece rate they had agreed on with Familias Unidas. It was not until after Sakuma broke their promises and ended negotiations that the workers, through Familias Unidas, called for a consumer boycott of Sakuma products until Sakuma signs a union contract with Familias Unidas Por La Justicia.
Just started watching The Cape and for a moment I thought they were seriously gonna kill off two black people and have one be a traitor all in the first episode. That situation was averted, but still one black woman dies, a black man is a traitor, and another black man gets shot. Let this not be a theme
Those doing the back breaking work to sustain our communities are being exploited for their labor. Wage theft, verbal and physical abuse, serious breach of employee rights, and retaliatory tactics by employers are commonplace; even in the face of workers striving towards a more just food economy by organizing and demanding improvements in their living and working conditions.
One such group of farm workers, Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice) is making great leaps in this struggle for justice and dignity. As a coalition of over 460 farm workers, they went on strike over a year ago protesting the racist and degrading treatment they had been enduring for years at Sakuma Brother’s Berry Farms. This has been a long journey with many barriers: the lack of consumer knowledge/the farm workers invisibility to the public, the H2A Guestworker program that threatened to displace hundreds of families, retaliation from the farm by firing workers who expressed discontent, as well as legal battles in court. The list is exhaustive.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia needs our support during these trying times for this battle to continue. They have invested their livelihoods in this fight to better the conditions for themselves and hundreds of others doing this necessary work. Now it is our turn to act in solidarity with the families who provide us with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and the vast array of other produce we are privileged to enjoy. Community involvement and a student movement in solidarity with the farm workers (WWU Students for Farm Worker Justice) is testament to the growing strength and scope of the Familias Unidas leadership, as is the union’s constantly increasing membership.
Please support Familias Unidas por la Justicia in any way that is possible for you:
- Spreading the word by sharing the GOFUNDME campaign on other social media venues
- By donating (every dollar is a gift)
- By contacting Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm and letting them know that you do not approve of their abusive and illegal labor practices:
Send a letter: 17790 Cook Rd, Burlington, WA 98233
Call in: (360) 757-8004
Get connected to the movement:
Facebook: Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Tumblr: WWU Students for Farm Worker Justice
Hello everyone, we recently discovered that the Pro-Sakuma group has also recently begun their own funding campaign to counteract Familias Unidas por la Justicia and their efforts to gain a fair and legally binding contract. They are essentially asserting that migrant farm workers are not deserving of fair wages, healthy living conditions, and the ability to work without being subjected to racist abuse.
Please please please share this campaign so that FUJ can continue fighting not only for their own local rights, but play a huge part in changing how the agricultural industrial complex treats workers, especially migrant farm workers!
You can donate here
We know that if a potato salad campaign can get $43,000+ dollars in under 20 days, farm workers fighting for their livelihood can raise $5000 for necessary expenses!
Black Girl in Paris (2013)
I feel like no one on tumblr has seen this charming little short, and more people really need to.