22 8 / 2014

foucault-the-haters:

officialjeffgoldblum:

first rule of fight club: be a misogynistic tool

second rule of fight club: pretend exaltation of masculinity is profound in a masculine society

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22 8 / 2014

Why ‘The Great Divide’ episode bothers me

The gang arrives at the Great Divide, the world’s largest canyon. Two Earth Kingdom tribes bicker with each other about how to cross the canyon, having been enemies for a century. Aang helps them cross the canyon together and is able to end the feud by fabricating a story about their ancestors.

The Great Divide episode overview, Avatar Wiki, the Avatar the Last Airbender resource page

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22 8 / 2014

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chiquita For Hiring Paramilitary Groups To Kill Colombians
July 25th, 2014
A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.
In the 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found a 2013 US Supreme Court ruling limited foreign nationals’ ability to seek damages against corporations in US courts.
Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, pleaded guilty in 2007 to making over 100 payments beginning in 1997 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group the United States considered a terror organization. Chiquita handed AUC $1.7 million in cash and checks before ending the practice in February 2004.
In 2001, Chiquita was identified in invoices and other documents as the recipient of a shipment from Nicaragua of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition. The shipment was actually intended for the AUC.
Banana giant Chiquita has spent around $780,000 in the past year and a half to block a 9/11 victims’ bill in the US Congress. The legislation aims to aid victims and families in their claims against supporters or sponsors of terror attacks.
 The bill would attempt to impose civil liabilities on those found to have aided and abetted US-designated terrorist groups overseas. 
Now-Attorney General Eric Holder represented the fruit company in the previous lawsuit.

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chiquita For Hiring Paramilitary Groups To Kill Colombians

July 25th, 2014

A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.

In the 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found a 2013 US Supreme Court ruling limited foreign nationals’ ability to seek damages against corporations in US courts.

Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, pleaded guilty in 2007 to making over 100 payments beginning in 1997 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group the United States considered a terror organization. Chiquita handed AUC $1.7 million in cash and checks before ending the practice in February 2004.

In 2001, Chiquita was identified in invoices and other documents as the recipient of a shipment from Nicaragua of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition. The shipment was actually intended for the AUC.

Banana giant Chiquita has spent around $780,000 in the past year and a half to block a 9/11 victims’ bill in the US Congress. The legislation aims to aid victims and families in their claims against supporters or sponsors of terror attacks.

The bill would attempt to impose civil liabilities on those found to have aided and abetted US-designated terrorist groups overseas.

Now-Attorney General Eric Holder represented the fruit company in the previous lawsuit.

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21 8 / 2014

dynamicafrica:

Black History March Vol. 1: Love is African" photographed by Anthony Bila x The Expressionist.

About the project, in his own words:

My latest offering, “Black History March” is an ongoing project series that seeks to really commemorate & remember various time periods in African history through words, motion picture and still photography. The body of work serves as an ode to black history, each volume of work will speak to a different time period, a different place, different people but all African. Always.

I purposefully launched this project a month after the Black History Month actually occurred, it’s traditionally held in February but I wanted to dispel the notion that black history needs a ‘special month’, the shortest month of all no less, dedicated to it as commemoration and remembrance of the rich incredibly vast history of Africa and it’s peoples. My thoughts about black history are that it should be venerated just as any other significant part of history is, at every given opportunity. The name of the series is a double entendre. March being the month we are in and march in the sense that we soldier on, as a people moving forward but never forgetting to reflect and look back at where we have come from. Something I believe we should all do, regardless.

BLACK HISTORY MARCH
Lest we forget, lest we ever forget
Blood bleeds from our own hands,
Lest we live with regrets, live bitter regret
Blood on the leaves, seeps into the land
Seeds fed on the sweat of black brows
Blood bled from fallen angels on ominous clouds
Graves whitewashed they forgot
But black history marched on
Stained and ingrained in mind from hand
So much we overcame, so few understand
Lynched.
Burned.
Murdered.
Buried and forgotten in shallow graves
Chained and enslaved
A little change makes it all stay the same
New chains, economic new slaves
Graves whitewashed they forgot
But black history kept marching on
Sophisticated slavery & invisible shackles
The war wages on, battle after battle
How will you experience emancipation
When the mansion you lust for,
was built on the damned plantation
Graves whitewashed they forgot
But black history keeps marching on.

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All Africa, All the time.

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21 8 / 2014

"Antiblackness renders people of African descent categorically unacceptable as human beings, irrespective of their intelligence, character, competence, creativity, or achievements…Antiblackness is a spiritual condition, a sickness unto death with no redeeming features."

Joseph R. Washington, Jr. The Religion of Antiblackness (via blairwitchwaldorf)

(Source: darkjez, via howtobeterrell)

20 8 / 2014

I am a Black author and I write Black characters and blog about Black issues and experiences, namely my own.

The most response and support I get on tumblr is from other Black people who have a problem with something I said about their favorite celebrity blogger and wanna pass hate my way so they can stan.Maybe calling him a celebrity vlogger/blogger is giving him too much credit but you know I mean, he has a following.

My opinion about this celebrity v/blogger formed around the first time I encountered vlog posts and gifs reblogged from him—I thought “Heehee, he’s kinda funny, Preach!”, whatever; shortly after, he made a vlog post about Shidea Lane getting punched by a Black male bus driver, in which he spent most of the time laughing and using exaggerating comparisons like Street Fighter style to incite humor while acting for like all of a minute like it was a serious message about violence against Black women. I’ve been hit in my face by a grown man who obviously hates women before—

Its not funny.

The quickest response of likes and reblogs I’ve ever gotten on tumblr came from a single sentence post I wrote about this and had pasted then deleted some text but accidentally left a hash tag with the celebrity blogger’s name on the end. He saw it and reblogged a response, calling me a bitch, etc.

Because if you’re a queer Black man, its okay to outright laugh at violence against Black women, especially in public. Ratchet tumblr just eats it right up and laughs, too.

I was embarrassed to be treated like that by members of my own race, who I’ve dedicated my life to speaking out for, all because I said something that called out the hypocrisy and misogyny of this Black guy a few of my followers reblog on my dash. I wrote a recent post asking mutual followers not to reblog this person onto my dashboard and some of his stans saw it and tried to come for me again. In the interest of not experiencing that pain and embarrassment again, I deleted the post, saved a copy to my private blog for reference. I was triggered by a potential repeat of what happened last time, watching hundreds of likes and reblogs from people patting him on the back and cosigning on more of his dismissive misogynist ratchet behavior—this is also the reason why I didn’t name him though at least two people following me already know who he is.

This is all the response I get online most of the time. I’d like to ignore it but I find it very telling that my own race does this to me, and that hurts me the most. I live in an abusive home, suffer from gaslighting, and have severe anxiety and depression. and I tried to carry on but I think I give up.

20 8 / 2014

harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

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20 8 / 2014

gigglesandanixi:

postracialcomments:

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

Video of the Police shooting that killed 

Kajieme Powell  in St. Louis 08/19/2014

(I hate posting things like this but it needs to be seen!!)

YOU GUYS.

THIS GUY RECORDED THE POLICE SHOOTING A BLACK MAN. RIGHT HERE. ON HIS PHONE.

He stole a can of soda because he was like fuck these people honestly and the police came up not even 2 minutes later and they told him to put his hands up and he didn’t.

Then they shot him in cold blood.

I’m done. Could have TAZED him but no.

THEY KILLED HIM.

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20 8 / 2014

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

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20 8 / 2014

beautiesofafrique:

Happy  Independence day to Niger

Celebrating 54 years of Independence from France

3rd August 1960 (03/08/1960)

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