Government, Monty Python Style
Still brilliantly funny all these years later.
whenever i find monty python casually just on my dashboard i just blinka few times and then get super fucking excited because i don’t see them as much as i’d like to on tumblr
i’ve been waiting for this gifset my whole life
if someone says they didnt understand why monty python was funny, i assume it speaks volumes about their intelligence levels.
"Help! Help! I’m being repressed!"
Fantastic news has arrived from Brazil, as the striking Garis – who have been engaged in a monumental strike for the last week – will have their demands met. The city has signed a historic agreement that will grant the Garis a pay increase from 802 reals to 1100, and their food stamps will be increased from 12 reals to 20. No one will be fired, and they’ve also gained overtime pay, and will receive a health hazard allowance.
The Garis have won this battle in the face of the capitalist Brazilian state and vicious lies from the Globo network (who were kicked out of the protests by Garis). Their oppressors failed miserably to end the protests, which had incredible popular support. Strikers have been attacked by riot police with batons and teargas, and been forced to work at gunpoint by the city.
Garis released this statement before their demands were met.
On the strike of the streetsweepers and agents of food preparation, after 6 days of standstill, we want to clarify the following:
1 – The fault of the strike is of Mayor Eduardo Paes, the President of COMLURB and president of the Union that does not represent our category.
2 – We have suffered too long with poor working conditions, unsanitary bathrooms, we do not have adequate safety equipment and low wages. The situation is so absurd that in the breakfast served by COMLURB we’ve found cockroaches in the bread and spoiled milk. There are still moral harassment against workers. We are being coerced to work.
3 – The leadership of the union abandoned the agenda of claim of the category when he accepted the charges of the Mayor Eduardo Paes without the consent of the workers, bringing outrage within the category where the process began the strike.
4 – The union leadership has also betrayed the category when retreated from the strike warning of a day on March 1, showing that it’s not on the side the category. The greatest absurdity is that this occurred in the midst of our bargaining and without the lawyers union and the structure of our entity were placed at the service of our struggle.
5 – The information shown in the press, based on information from the mayor and the union are not true. There are not only 300 street cleaners who are on strike. The vast majority of workers are not performing their duties, even if some are presenting in their managerial because of pressure and threats suffered by managers. The accumulation of garbage in the city reveals the broad support of our strike.
6 – The disturbances created due to the accumulation of garbage in the city are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the mayor Eduardo Paes and President of COMLURB who refuse to negotiate and meet our demands. They are the ones who should be charged for this whole situation. We just want dignity in our work, this is our only motivation.
7 – We reject the criminalization of our movement and the attempt to intimidate us through layoffs of court decisions.
8 – We ask for support and solidarity from the entire population of Rio de Janeiro, the unions committed with the employees, parliamentaries who act in the mobilizations and all who wish to help our strike.
Garis give a symbolic farewell to Globo, who withheld information and lied about the strike.
The Garis have been a huge inspiration to all of their supporters, a local activist wrote them this note:
I felt very proud to be there with my little orange broom, wrapped in rags, ribbons, balloons and flowers that you garis, gave me. .
There, I met suffering people, fighting people, fucking strong people, cheerful people, friendly people, and patient people.
I found people careful not to embarrass his colleague, not harming anyone, not swearing in front of me, having huge respect for who was next, not causing turmoil, protecting female garis, not to be swayed by the provocations of POLICIA MILITAR (those white cars, dark windows entering through the crowd… ). I found among you, people sharing all. . I found people who were happy just cuz I was interested in knowing who they are.
I met many people who, like me, do not accept the lies told by politicians, by parties, by leaders. People with their own ideas and collaboration.
I danced, I samba, I sang (great music -ACELEEEERA COMLURB not leave the head even brushing!). I hugged and I was hugged.
Thanks for the friendship Marcos, Marcio, Jades, Aluisio, Maria Antonia, Tatiane, Lucienne, Juciane, and everyone who I’ve met these days.
The cause of guys is big!
You guys are no longer hidden and have become an example to me.
I just want the happy ending of this story. Really happy for you guys.
In this case, the ending was quite happy. These brave Garis have taken back control of their lives in an incredible display of popular power. Militarized police have harassed them throughout the entire strike, and the city even employed private security to terrorize them.
There is no doubt that the Garis of Brazil have changed the game. The odds they faced were enormous, and this only fueled them further.
I always wonder what it would look like
64 year old cosplayer, I’m not sure that is sad or cool, but he sure knows how to cosplay!
What do you mean sad, this is super cool!
It’s anything BUT sad, it’s fucking awesome!
the only thing that’s sad about this is that i’d never be a fantastic cosplayer like him
MASTER YOSHI! MASTER YOSHI
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
notice here that consent is revoked without ever saying no and consent goes so far beyond yes/no!!!!!!
I AM THE NIGHT