“cutting should be contrasted with normal tattoo inscriptions on the body, which guarantee the subject’s inclusion in the (virtual) symbolic order - the problem with cutters is the opposite one: the assertion of reality itself”
— Zizek (via arielia)
(Source: jujutsu-with-zizek, via arielia)
8:45 am • 19 May 2013 • 14 notes
my thoughts exactly and it makes me feel so warm and wobbly inside to say that!
living in london with the people i’m living with and in the community i’m in, i really feel like empowerment is taking on a new form. before when i’ve thought about it or felt it it’s been almost conceptual, it’s been a feeling of ownership of self, and i’m discovering it as a totally new thing, as more than that, as a discovery of personal agency, we can do what we want, we can take what we want, we can live where we want, we can live how we want. it’s not just an ownership of self it’s an enablement, everything is free, everything is easy, the status we’re given isnt the life we have to live by and its all just really gr8 omg
2:52 pm • 16 May 2013 • 3 notes
Obama on Track to Deport a Record 2 Million People by 2014
At current rates, deportations enforced under the Obama presidency are set to hit 2 million by 2014 according to a new report from the University of California-Merced. Findings highlight that, if current deportation rates continue, nearly as many people will have been deported under Obama’s administration than during the entirety of years between 1892 and 1997. These are striking statistics to consider while Congress debates the president’s commitment to immigration enforcement.
The report also notes that nearly one-quarter of deportees since mid-2010 are parents of children in the U.S. — a fact connected to the increased focus on criminal deportations. “The focus on criminal deportations has led to enhanced interior enforcement, and that this in turn is the reason so many parents of U.S. citizens are being deported,” the report claims. Its author Tanya Golash-Boza, an associate professor of sociology who is writing a book about immigration enforcement told HuffPo, “On the one hand Obama gets to say, ‘I’ve deported all of these criminals… On the other hand, not only are the people minor criminals, but they’re also much more likely to be people that are living, working, have children in the United States than even just a few years ago.”
Although unmentioned in Tanya Golash-Boza’s study, a recent report from the Migration Policy Institute noted that the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other federal law enforcement combined. And, as Human Rights Watch noted in their World Report this week, “illegal re-entry into the U.S. has become the most prosecuted federal crime. In 2011, prosecutions for illegal entry and re-entry into the U.S. surpassed 34,000 and 37,000 respectively. Many of those prosecuted for these crimes have minor or no criminal history and have substantial ties to the US.”
11:01 am • 3 February 2013 • 210 notes