handsomedogs:

My (formerly) yellow Lab, Marnie. She loves to swim..and loves to roll in the mud afterwards even more.

portraitsofboston:

     “They can’t see me, sir. They can’t see me because they have a preconceived impression. They look at this and think: ‘Oh, you poor bastard, you’re homeless. Here’s a cup of coffee. See you later.’ This carriage is a rolling library. I’ve got calculus, psychology, sociology, and the ancient histories of the Babylonians, the Egyptians, and the Phoenicians and a bunch of stuff they don’t teach at Harvard and MIT. But they can’t see me, sir. They live in a dream world and walk around with their chests all pumped up: ‘Oh, Harvard alumni. Harvard endowment. Money, money, money, money.’  Who is on their money, sir? Who were the presidents who are on their money? Who were they when they were alive? That’s right! Slave owners. Today, it’s no longer a Black and White thing—it’s a class thing. Everybody is in slavery, even those who think they are free. They took the chains off your hands and put them on your mind.”

(via buzz2buzz)

“What an orgasm to see the Israeli Defense Forces bomb buildings in Gaza with children and families at the same time. Boom boom.”

ragemovement:

is-michael:

ragemovement:

Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!

THIS IS FUCKING STUPID! This is so many types of illegal. Please for the love of god, don’t do this. 

When you don’t have any water what’s “legal” doesn’t matter anymore. Life saving and sustaining water isn’t something that should be restricted and commodified to only those that can afford it. Putting a price on things we need to live is the real crime.

nowinexile:

BBC editor tells staff to be soft on Israel

(via hammer-and-pickles)

blobbycomics:

THREE VIDEOS THAT YOU REALLY NEED TO WATCH:

1. Israel and Palestine - An Animated Introduction

This video explains the conflict simply for people who don’t really know what’s going on, and it’s super short. Please please watch it. 

2. Israeli Settlements Explained

The title is pretty much self explanatory. Simple and short and to the point. Please watch it.

3. Why Doesn’t the Media Care About Dead Palestinians? 

This video shows how biased mainstream media has been towards Israel. It’s also really short and pretty eye-opening, especially for those living in the West.

(via arabicforprincess)

Q

Anonymous asked:

It is intellectual dishonesty to act like the Israeli's are the only one's at fault in this conflict. Hamas and other militant groups operate in densely populated civilian areas with the full knowledge that they are endangering the people around them. Essentially they use the civilians in Gaza as human shields. Israel is an internationally recognized state and Hamas is continuously attacking this state with rocket artillery and suicide bombings. What are they supposed to do, roll over and die?

A

fotojournalismus:

So, then, are they supposed to hit a rehabilitation centre for the disabled or a beach cafe where people watching the World CupA hospital or a mosque? Do you know how many Palestinians who were older than the state of Israel murdered as a result of Israeli strikes?

This is not about Hamas; before or after Hamas nothing has changed. Israel has been shelling homes, hospitals, schools, mosques; slaughtering unarmed civilians, journalists, men, women & children in their sleep. Israeli army tells Palestinians to evacuate their homes? How thoughtful, isn’t it? There is no safe place in the Gaza Strip, nobody is safe and there is no escape for anyone. So if you drop hundreds of tonnes of bombs on this territory where nearly 2 million people are packed, you kill them anyway. They have been living under occupation for decades and once again one of the most powerful militaries in the world is attacking them in the name of protecting the state of Israel. It’s true that Israel is an internationally recognized state but Palestinians have been stateless because of the state of Israel and it’s a nation that was built on the stolen land of Palestinians, and above all, upon the graves of countless Palestinian lives. Therefore, Palestinians fight back because they have to resist in order to exist. What are they supposed to do, roll over and die?

I’m putting that Palestinian farmer’s words from 2012 that I posted one more time for I couldn’t have said it any better:

"I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in Israel. I speak Hebrew. I watch their news. All the time they talk about fear. How they have to run to their bunkers to hide from the rockets. How their children can’t sleep because of the sirens. This is not a good way for them to live.

"We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying."

Especially, if you look through the pictures coming from the Gaza Strip, you’d understand it much easier. There is no way to justify such massive killings. At least, shouldn’t be, yet I keep getting messages like this one. As I’m trying to find not-too-graphic pictures to be posted among the dozens of photos of the dead, despite the headlines you can read, it’s just tragic to find pictures from Israel titled as “people relaxing on the beach during the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

(the following is quoted from this AJ article

"Israelis are free to indulge in a grand delusion of self-righteousness. "No normal country could tolerate terrorists firing missiles into its urban centres," they say.

"No normal country practises the crime of apartheid."

"No normal country demolishes the homes of suspects…

or punishes millions of people…or seeks vengeance and vengeance and vengeance in a fit of bloody wrath,” we might wearily reply.”

Maybe one day if Israel as an internationally recognized state stops violating international laws, such as that prohibiting the targeting of civilians, then we’ll talk again.

Why aren’t more people freaking out about the new Venezuelan labor law?

bluandorange:

monetizeyourcat:

dancepunksnotdead:

You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?

It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/05/venezuelas-new-labour-law-best-mothers-day-gift

holy shit!

fucking COOL

(via mochente)

“There are at least three ways in which [U.S. foreign] aid to Israel is different from that of any other country. First, since 1982, U.S. aid to Israel has been transferred in one lump sum at the beginning of each fiscal year, which immediately begins to collect interest in U.S. banks. Aid that goes to other countries is disbursed throughout the year in quarterly installments.

Second, Israel is not required to account for specific purchases. Most countries receive aid for very specific purposes and must account for how it is spent. Israel is allowed to place US aid into its general fund, effectively eliminating any distinctions between types of aid. Therefore, U.S. tax-payers are helping to fund an illegal occupation, the expansion of colonial-settlement projects, and gross human rights violations against the Palestinian civilian population.

A third difference is the sheer amount of aid the U.S. gives to Israel, unparalleled in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Israel usually receives roughly one third of the entire foreign aid budget, despite the fact that Israel comprises less than .001 of the world’s population and already has one of the world’s higher per capita incomes. In other words, Israel, a country of approximately 6 million people, is currently receiving more U.S. aid than all of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean combined when you take out Egypt and Colombia.”