policymic:

"There will be no cup"

To demonstrate opposition to the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, protests, strikes and direct actions have been sweeping Brazil in massive numbers. Occupying a space next to Arena Corinthians in São Paolo, where the first match will be held, over 10,000 people are protesting in the name of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MTST). Around the rest of Brazil, such as in Rio de Janeiro, countless others are organizing smaller protests against the government. 

Their slogan is #NãoVaiTerCopa, or “There will be no Cup.” MTST coordinator Maria das Dores Cirqueira summarizes their grievances telling the LA Times, “When the government told us we would host the World Cup, we hoped there would be improvements for us. But they aren’t putting on a Cup for the people, they’re putting on a Cup for the gringos.”

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policymic:

"There will be no cup"

To demonstrate opposition to the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, protests, strikes and direct actions have been sweeping Brazil in massive numbers. Occupying a space next to Arena Corinthians in São Paolo, where the first match will be held, over 10,000 people are protesting in the name of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MTST). Around the rest of Brazil, such as in Rio de Janeiro, countless others are organizing smaller protests against the government. 

Their slogan is #NãoVaiTerCopa, or “There will be no Cup.” MTST coordinator Maria das Dores Cirqueira summarizes their grievances telling the LA Times, “When the government told us we would host the World Cup, we hoped there would be improvements for us. But they aren’t putting on a Cup for the people, they’re putting on a Cup for the gringos.”

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crossyloid:

This scene is so fucked up. Like, not even the choking or the batshit chairtossing, just the way he emotionally responds to Asuka in general.  

Shinji is NOT emotionally equipped to bond with people. The abandonment issues with his father, emotional trauma, depression, and misanthropy are all mushed together in this awful mess of wanting someone to connect with him so he has no way of failing, but not wanting someone in his space. Wanting friends and family, but not wanting any sort of negative emotions clouding these relationships. Wants someone to support him and his truckload of issues, but having the person have easily conquerable obstacles for him to help with in turn.

Kaworu was a precision Shinji-bomb; appearing at the exact time Shinji needed him, giving Shinji the exact sort of emotional response he wanted, giving Shinji clear signals so that Shinji feels he can reach across the bridge between them without any risk of failing and screwing the relationship up. Weird, preternatural good-naturedness; Kaworu just isn’t the sort of person to take his negative feelings out on Shinji, which is appealing. Kaworu didn’t HAVE any problems; he’s just cool and gay. Cool gay guy in love with Shinji. The entire purpose of Kaworu was to outline what Shinji wants.

And here, in this scene, Asuka is the exact opposite of what Shinji wants. She refuses to connect. She takes her bad mood out on him. She shuts off his attempts to connect with her. She outlines everything Shinji is scared of and compounds his anxieties even more. Her problems are MASSIVE, way more severe than Shinji’s, and he can’t do anything to help with it, especially in such a weak emotional state. Shinji’s reaction is a glorious movement of fulfilment to the horrible, quiet pain of the last handful of episodes.

The ending was super confusing and needs a manual to keep the canon straight but WOW this really paid the character arc off. 10/10

estpolis:

Reblog if you love me
Like if you love me

Reblog if you’d hang out with me

Like if you love Satan

Ignore if you hate Carl Sagan

leupagus:

My apartment has windows facing the street, meaning I can hear pretty much everything that happens on the sidewalk beneath them. And this morning, just as my side of the street was getting the cars cleared for street cleaning, I heard some dude outside go, “C’mon, I just want your…