#highlights & #contours. #smokeyeyes & #brightlips. 

now booking #spring #makeup lessons and #makeovers!

#highlights & #contours. #smokeyeyes & #brightlips.

now booking #spring #makeup lessons and #makeovers!

chemeuevilady:

theskaldspeaks:

cuphaz:

cuphaz:

I feel like nobody on Tumblr cares about what happened in Taiwan because we are a small, small country.

Even though I’ve been acting chilled and keeping on my blogging stuffs, I still feel a little bit sad and worried that everyone on Tumblr only knows things happening in big countries. I’ve talked about this on my blog only a few times but nobody really pays attention to what I said. Maybe because I don’t have enough followers, maybe because media doesn’t have enough reports about this thing, maybe because nobody has died in this event so people don’t consider it serious. 

You guys probably think governments which are being harsh to their people are scary, but recently I realized governments which ignore their people are scary too. My country, Taiwan, is trying to pass a Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with Mainland China. The problem is not about this agreement, the problem is that our people have no idea how this agreement work, who is in charge with this agreement and how many professional estimation has been done before the agreement gets signed. We are afraid, because if this agreement has some problems, our economy might collapse and thousands people might lose their jobs and their families. This agreement is too sloppy to be signed. Our people tried to express our worry but the government didn’t give a shit.

So on March 17th, hundreds of college students broke into the Legislature and occupied the building. It has been 6 days since those students are inside the building. They have no resources and everything is in bad condition. The building is surrounded by bunches of police officers. Even though the government promised they wouldn’t attack those students, we have no idea what would happen if those students keep on occupying the building. The leader of the students, Lin and Chen, declare that their purpose is to fight for everyone’s right in a peaceful way. They want the government to accept their 2 simple requests: disapprove the agreement and make a new law making sure the agreement would be deliberated in a reasonable procedure. But after 6 days, the government still doesn’t pay attention to them and resist all their requests. Our president, Mr. Ma, also refuses to meet the students leaders to listen to their demands. Students inside and outside the Legislature have been irritated by the government’s attitude. The situation has gone wild and there are even some violence stuffs happened despite how hard the leaders are trying to handle all over 30 thousands angry students.

I just want more people to know about this. My government doesn’t listen to their people’s voice. We are angry and hopeless. Most of these people are under 25, they are just a group of college students who don’t want to watch their own country being treated unfairly. They have no bids to fight with our government. They have been constantly fighting for 6 days. Their parents can’t even go into the building to meet their beloved children. They are exhausted and frustrated but they still don’t want to give up. You think college students only know partying and skipping classes? No. These young adults are fighting for their won country like real warriors. I don’t understand why nobody cares about their actions. They are brave and strong and they are probably just in your age. They need more attention. Even though you probably can’t do anything for them, but your attention might help them keep going on. And your attention might help them to make our government fear. Government needs to be feared by their people.

PLEASE READ THIS AND REBLOG. Things have been out of control last night. Students and people got beaten up by police. I couldn’t stop crying when I watched the news. There were bloods everywhere and the police were even trying to get the media away so they wouldn’t get to record the violence scene…we really need attention. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! These students are still young and innocent. They just want to protest for the future of the country but they probably not gonna even meet their families anymore. We’ve got enough coldness from our government. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE US.

Solidarity for student protesters!

International solidarity! ohstella and mansplainedmarxist!!!!

SOLIDARITY!

Let’s not forget that what #CesarChavez accomplished he was able to do because of the often unacknowledged work that his wife, #HelenFabelaChavez performed day in and day out. 

Por que: 
Sin las #mujeres no hay #movimiento. 
Sin las mujeres no hay #progreso. 
Sin las mujeres no hay #liberación.

#ufw #unitedfarmworkers #womenwarriors #XicanaXingona

Let’s not forget that what #CesarChavez accomplished he was able to do because of the often unacknowledged work that his wife, #HelenFabelaChavez performed day in and day out.

Por que:
Sin las #mujeres no hay #movimiento.
Sin las mujeres no hay #progreso.
Sin las mujeres no hay #liberación.

#ufw #unitedfarmworkers #womenwarriors #XicanaXingona

10 REASONS TO FIGHT FOR A $15 MINIMUM WAGE

lamarxista:

Just now some class-traitor was trying to argue that raising the minimum wage in Chicago (or anywhere else for that matter) would hurt the economy by raising the cost of living (rent, commodities, etc.,) and halting job-creation, soooooo I put together this list of reasons why he’s wrong. My friend suggested I turn this list into a pamphlet or zine to distribute at school/protests/etc which I might do over spring break next week. Anyway, I thought people might find this useful when trying to make the case for raising the minimum wage with those who oppose it.

Hope it helps you win some arguments!

1- $47 million people (including 1 in 4 children) live in poverty in the richest country in the world and it’s not because they don’t “work hard” (if you’ve ever worked a low-wage you know how physically demanding and degrading they are), it’s because the ruling class needs to keep millions of people impoverished in order to remain the 1%. 

2- $450 billion would be injected into the economy EVERY YEAR if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour.

3- The average hourly wage for downtown retail and food service workers in Chicago is $9.34 while the average hourly pay for the CEOs of those stores and restaurants is $6,000. So the reason why they’re rich is because they keep their workers (whether in Bangladesh, Guatemala, China, or Chicago), the ones whose labor ACTUALLY produces the profits, in poverty. 

4- If the minimum wage had kept up with the increase in worker productivity, our minimum wage today would be $22 an hour. Why is it not? Because corporations spend millions of dollars every year lobbying congress to keep the minimum wage stagnant so that their profits soar. 

5- Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour won’t raise the cost of living if we make the corporations take the hit (they can MORE than afford it), and because the Federal Reserve does not allow price levels to rise more than 2% per year. 

6- NOT EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY OR MEANS TO ATTEND COLLEGE AND THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO LIVE IN POVERTY FOR THAT REASON. 

7- Even with a college degree (associates or bachelors), there AREN’T ENOUGH NON LOW-WAGE JOBS to accommodate all new graduates, which is why more than ever, degree-holding individuals are FORCED to work low-wage jobs while they search (often for years) for jobs in their fields. This is because ONE THIRD OF ALL JOBS in Chicago are low-wage jobs. After the 2008 economic crisis that was caused by the 1% and their banker buddies, 52% of all new jobs created nationally have been, and continue to be, in the low-wage service sector. In 2011 the United States officially became a service (i.e. low wage) economy as tech jobs and production jobs continue to be outsourced. 

8- Raising the minimum wage would increase economic activity in Chicago which would in turn create a demand for new jobs. 1 new job would be created for every 25 workers making the new minimum wage of $15 an hour.

9- It is a scientifically proven fact that poverty and income inequality PRODUCE CRIME as individuals seek out extra-legal ways of generating income. Raising the minimum wage would significantly reduce crime by creating jobs in the communities which need economic stimulation the most. 

10- WORKER’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS and regardless of the opinion of people who devalue the work that low-wage workers do, EVERYONE DESERVES A LIVING WAGE. PERIOD.

lamarxista:

Stella Becerril, of the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign (CTSC), records a video message for Unite the Resistance Greater Manchester, who invited the CTSC to participate in a teleconference entitled “Solidarity with the Global Resistance to Austerity.”

Hey, look! It’s me! I totally forgot about this. I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half since the Chicago Teacher’s strike. Time sure flies.

dat #brunch lyfe. spinach & goat cheese french-style omelette, spiral-cut spicy potatoes, and maple-cured sausage links. (not pictured: strawberry & grapefruit #mimosas)

dat #brunch lyfe. spinach & goat cheese french-style omelette, spiral-cut spicy potatoes, and maple-cured sausage links. (not pictured: strawberry & grapefruit #mimosas)

trying to finish this, my final semester at HWC, being a lazy/undisciplined writer, and working on like 4 different pieces at the same time means I’m going a bit (i.e. totally) mad. perhaps I’m not cut out to be a writer. ugh.

WELCOME/BIENVENIDOS

lamarxista:

So here it is: after 5 months of “i’ma set up my blog this weekend,” I finally did set up my blog this weekend.

The purpose of this here blog is to not only share written work that I’ve had published, but to use this space to explore political and cultural terrain in a less formal, more personal setting.

I hope that you find my work interesting, informative, and above all, inspiring.

Yours in writing,
Crystal Stella Becerril

Hey y’all- just a reminder that I’ve finally set up my writing blog and would totally appreciate it if you followed me there too. Thanks for all the love and support so far! Y’all the muafucking best. La Marxista lamarxista