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socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)

Follow the developments live @ Argus LIVESTREAM.

(Source: britishmuslimahreflections)

kayveedee:

notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

Guys this is the coolest thing ever and this makes me proud to be an Indian lady and everyone needs to know about this RIGHT NOW

kayveedee:

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

Guys this is the coolest thing ever and this makes me proud to be an Indian lady and everyone needs to know about this RIGHT NOW

panzerbjoern:

raaawrbin:

stirringwind:

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

^^^^ YES

YO. 

remikanazi:

When there is “calm” in Palestine, fisherman are shot at, children are run over, land is stolen & homes are bulldozed. The media say nothing, because “calm” for Israelis is all that matters. 

kropotkitten:

A Kurdish news agency has published an interview with one of the Istanbul anarchists who are taking part in the defence of Kobanê against the Daesh / Isis assault. "Whoever calls themselves a revolutionary should feel each bullet fired at Kobane as a bullet fired at themselves, so its our call to everyone, primarily to all the revolutionaries, to defend the resistance of Kobane".——Revolutionary Anarchist Action at the border guard Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF/Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet) is taking part in ongoing people’s resistance at the Kobanê border. DAF members are making a call, stating “Whoever calls themselves a revolutionary should feel each bullet fired at Kobane as a bullet fired at themselves, and should defend Kobane”.To defend the Kobane resistance, different organizations from different sections are taking place at the guard action along 25km long border. DAF members are among them.Revolutionary Anarchist Action member A. Melik Yalçın that joined the border guard thats been going on for 6 days, stated that they joined the action at Kobane border because they see the Kobane struggle as the struggle of oppressed."ISIS mobs will lose against the freedom fighters. Struggle of our comrades that resist in Kobane is a heritage from Kawas that resisted Dehaks. We too, will continue walking on this way of our comrades" stated Yalçın, adding that communal life during the guard action is important for them, and they gained mutual experience during the resistance guard.Yalçın stated “Whoever calls themselves a revolutionary should feel each bullet fired at Kobane as a bullet fired at themselves, so its our call to everyone, primarily to all the revolutionaries, to defend the resistance of Kobane”.Source: Ajansa Nûçeyan a Fırat URFA/ANF 29.09.2014 08:17:20http://www.firatnews.com/news/guncel/devrimci-anarsistler-de-nobet-eyleminde.htm

kropotkitten:

A Kurdish news agency has published an interview with one of the Istanbul anarchists who are taking part in the defence of Kobanê against the Daesh / Isis assault. 

"Whoever calls themselves a revolutionary should feel each bullet fired at Kobane as a bullet fired at themselves, so its our call to everyone, primarily to all the revolutionaries, to defend the resistance of Kobane".

——

Revolutionary Anarchist Action at the border guard 

Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF/Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet) is taking part in ongoing people’s resistance at the Kobanê border. DAF members are making a call, stating “Whoever calls themselves a revolutionary should feel each bullet fired at Kobane as a bullet fired at themselves, and should defend Kobane”.

To defend the Kobane resistance, different organizations from different sections are taking place at the guard action along 25km long border. DAF members are among them.

Revolutionary Anarchist Action member A. Melik Yalçın that joined the border guard thats been going on for 6 days, stated that they joined the action at Kobane border because they see the Kobane struggle as the struggle of oppressed.

"ISIS mobs will lose against the freedom fighters. Struggle of our comrades that resist in Kobane is a heritage from Kawas that resisted Dehaks. We too, will continue walking on this way of our comrades" stated Yalçın, adding that communal life during the guard action is important for them, and they gained mutual experience during the resistance guard.

Yalçın stated “Whoever calls themselves a revolutionary should feel each bullet fired at Kobane as a bullet fired at themselves, so its our call to everyone, primarily to all the revolutionaries, to defend the resistance of Kobane”.

Source: Ajansa Nûçeyan a Fırat URFA/ANF 29.09.2014 08:17:20
http://www.firatnews.com/news/guncel/devrimci-anarsistler-de-nobet-eyleminde.htm

coco chanel was a nazi

i say this with no hyperbole whatsoever

she literally worked for the nazis and benefitted from jewish shareholders in chanel being sent off to concentration camps when their share came into her possession

parisian consumers actually refused to buy a lot from her own ranges after 1940 because she was an infamous collaborator but british and american consumers kept on buying them and continue to glorify her

that’s nice

morglea:

aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

Actual idol

…this is so relevant right now I’m on the verge of tears…

(Source: embraceyourboing)

real-life-night-vale:

madeofpatterns:

slashmarks:

beedibix:

living400lbs:

I think somebody had fun with this wall. 

#jareth put physics back where you found it or so help me

this is a nice wall. I like this wall.

!!!!!!!!!!!

Your City Council reminds you that today is the day they will be re-calibrating all of the walls in the city.

real-life-night-vale:

madeofpatterns:

slashmarks:

beedibix:

living400lbs:

I think somebody had fun with this wall. 

this is a nice wall. I like this wall.

!!!!!!!!!!!

Your City Council reminds you that today is the day they will be re-calibrating all of the walls in the city.

(Source: johnnyclasper.co.uk)

j4ya:

closed-mouth-open-mind:

I like this color but I really miss my green hair. :x

j4ya:

closed-mouth-open-mind:

I like this color but I really miss my green hair. :x

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