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How the history of white supremacy in the United States (and other Western states) gives advantage and privilege to white people today, regardless of whether those individuals hold racist views or not.  While it’s easy for us to identify this retroactively, we must look at our current society and how it furthers the ideology of white supremacy through the notion of individual choice and so-called personal responsibility when referring to the suffering of people of colour around the world.

How the history of white supremacy in the United States (and other Western states) gives advantage and privilege to white people today, regardless of whether those individuals hold racist views or not.  While it’s easy for us to identify this retroactively, we must look at our current society and how it furthers the ideology of white supremacy through the notion of individual choice and so-called personal responsibility when referring to the suffering of people of colour around the world.

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Things to remember before you vote in New Zealand's 2014 election

sandandglass:

  • Prime Minister John Key has admitted the GCSB considered mass surveillance of New Zealanders in March 2013. He says it never went ahead. There are claims by journalists to the contrary.
  • The National government refused to pay compensation to the families of the Pike River…

Also:

  • Removed the right to protest at sea - protesters can now be fined up to $50,000 for daring to stand up to oil and gas exploratory ships (“stand up” in this case meaning coming closer than 500m in a boat…).
  • Eliminated income support (via the student allowance) for post-graduate students.
  • Minister Maurice Williamson (“Big Gay Rainbow” guy) resigned in May 2014 after he made contact with police regarding the arrest of wealthy National Party donor Donghua Liu on domestic abuse and assault charges.
  •  When caught allowing NZ spy agencies to illegally monitor NZ citizens, which led to a major arrest, the Government not only refused to punish any abuses of law, but instead changed the law to allow surveillance on NZ citizens
  • Kim Dotcom was arrested after GCSB surveillance on suspicion of US-based copyright violations.  Despite no suspicions of violence, police armed with assault rifles and helicopters stormed Dotcom’s mansion.     
  • If they win the 2014 election, proposed moves to mobilise the NZ prison population into mandatory 40-hour work weeks, with punishments if they refuse work.
  • Promised tax cuts that will likely amount to very little your weekly income; the last time they did this, GST went up 2.5%, increasing living costs out of proportion to the money we received as a tax break

Anybody else going to watch “The Moment Of Truth”?

It’s starting at 7PM NZT (+12GMT), apparently there is evidence via Edward Snowden that the various spying agencies of New Zealand have been collecting metadata on kiwis, while Prime Minister John Key insists this is not true, and is only “half the story”.  Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom and US journalist Glenn Greenwald will be presenting their evidence soon. 

Viewable on http://kim.com/

polyamorousmisanthrope:

labelleizzy:

mizufae:

pastel-gizibe:

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

Y E S 

IT IS GETTING BETTER

When I first read about this woman’s plan I thought it was a strong idea but I was worried that it was a little bit much for one person, no matter how dedicated, to keep it up for too long, especially since she has, you know, college to commit to. I never thought about how, if other people helped her carry her burden, I never thought about how much it would look like pallbearers with a coffin. Which is simply one of the strongest visual symbols one can use to disturb people in the western world.

you rock it, young feminist protesters. Fuck yeah, I am so proud of you.

Yes, they’re awesome.
But I think there is another part about this I like, too.  Notice the burden of that pain is being shared — made lighter by women committed to being here and helping.  They can’t fix it, of course but mutual support makes the burden lighter.
No wonder the patriarchy wants us in competition with each other…

polyamorousmisanthrope:

labelleizzy:

mizufae:

pastel-gizibe:

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

Y E S 

IT IS GETTING BETTER

When I first read about this woman’s plan I thought it was a strong idea but I was worried that it was a little bit much for one person, no matter how dedicated, to keep it up for too long, especially since she has, you know, college to commit to. I never thought about how, if other people helped her carry her burden, I never thought about how much it would look like pallbearers with a coffin. Which is simply one of the strongest visual symbols one can use to disturb people in the western world.

you rock it, young feminist protesters. Fuck yeah, I am so proud of you.

Yes, they’re awesome.

But I think there is another part about this I like, too.  Notice the burden of that pain is being shared — made lighter by women committed to being here and helping.  They can’t fix it, of course but mutual support makes the burden lighter.

No wonder the patriarchy wants us in competition with each other…

i-fucking-love-that-shit:

erosum:

 

get in losers we’re going hetero-crushing

OH MY GOD

i-fucking-love-that-shit:

erosum:

 

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get in losers we’re going hetero-crushing

OH MY GOD

A skin-tingling speech which speaks to the heart of #Ferguson — Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Missouri Senate floor Sept. 10, 2014. Chapelle-Nadal delivers a gripping speech calling Gov. Nixon to the carpet for allowing Senators and constituents to be stripped of their 1st Amendment rights while being tear gassed and treated like animals. She details how MO Governor Nixon allowed the state of emergency to escalate while he did nothing. Senator Chapelle-Nadal brings it all into perspective, detailing personal experiences as well as the racist history of #Ferguson which culminated into the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting when the MO Governor treated #Ferguson like foreign enemy territory. A must watch speech!

supersmashkev:

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

realmfighter:

oyezayn:

vladith:

Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

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Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

supersmashkev:

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

realmfighter:

oyezayn:

vladith:

Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”

This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

Source

Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

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comedycentral:

Click here to watch Jon Stewart react to President Obama’s planned military action in Iraq.

Neocon talking heads sounding exactly like Sith Lords.

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obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti

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wifighost:

blacksupervillain:

gonna keep reblogging this

the thing about NRA gun nuts and those who pretend to be concerned about ‘tyranny’ and the police state is that the only fear it when it doesn’t represent their own interests.

for instance, what would i white supremacist have to fear from a white supremacist police state - they run it.

their actual fear comes from not being in control of a police state -when that control doesn’t belong to a white patriarchal right wing hand - which is why when Obama was elected (regardless of what systemic control he represents) fear of a police state went into overdrive - because he has a brown face

this is so real

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Sep 9

BREAKING: September 9th will be officially an entire month since the murder of Ferguson African-American unarmed teenage Michael Brown, at the hands of racist Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In this entire month, Officer Darren Wilson hasn’t been heard from, he has literally disappeared. He still has not been arrested, charged, or indicted in the murder of Michael Brown.

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Sep 7

#ArrestDarrenWilson

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Sep 7