Puthandu Vazhthukkal - Happy Tamil New Year.
TW: image containing depiction of executions below. This Tamil New Year began with Australia continuing its unwavering support for the Sri Lankan state by: planning to attend the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Sri Lanka in the face of evidence of war crimes, mass rape, torture and disappearance of Tamils by the Sri Lankan state which continues to this day. ...
Thatcher described Nelson Mandela as a ‘terrorist.’ I was there. I saw her lips...– George Galloway, British M.P. (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism) ^^^ (via deafmuslimpunx) At least someone is being honest. (via smidgetz) Thatcher was Europe’s Reagan. Reagan and the US government officially considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist too, including Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. That...
I asked a young White woman why she was studying social anthropology. She...– African feminist Ifi Amadiume (via newwavefeminism) white people, stay the fuck out of Africa (via thisiswhiteculture) White people, stay the fuck out of Africa White people, stay the fuck out of Africa WHITE PEOPLE, STAY THE FUCK OUT OF AFRICA (No more White Saviours)
non-violence isn't about being nice
josiahd: It’s about setting up situations so that the bad guys will be forced to either do the right thing or be openly and undeniably violent. And then when the bad guys are openly violent, it makes it possible to point out the violent nature of their everyday behavior. It’s not about being gently persuasive. It’s about provoking people in ways that provide clarity.
DARKJEZ: Because I'm Fucking Done With The People... →
nuestrahermana: Since I got disgusted and fed up with the fact that people behind the porn blogs who keep following me & other latina’s are sending sexually harassing messages and doing stalker behavior by going through archives, liking any post with us or latinas in general in them and…
Here’s What Martin Luther King Had to Say About... →
hamburgerjack: thestoutorialist: “When millions of people have been cheated for centuries, restitution is a costly process. Inferior education, poor housing, unemployment, inadequate healthcare — each is a bitter component of the oppression that has been our heritage. Each will require billions of dollars to correct. Justice so long deferred has accumulated interest and its cost to society will...
been sitting with the devastating news of her...
and i feel for her loved ones in this time of grief…heavy hearted and angry - losing another woman to the intense misogyny and patriarchy that is an international problem - not just in south asia (that kipling-south-asia of the submissive, exotic woman, the effeminate yet overbearing-woman-beating man). livid that it took such a violent act to happen to a middle class girl in the metropolitan...
Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3rd elvish, but put two sentences in...– Junot diaz on “do you think you alienate readers when you use spanish in your books?” (via iamincoherent) Junot knows.
I don’t think it’s terribly controversial to note that women, from a young age,...– Jennifer duBois, Writing Across Gender (via k-nuty)
Merf. Thinking is Hard.: i am tired of being... →
ethiopienne: if i run an organization that is supposed to be a safe space for women of color and you are an anti-Black east Asian/South Asian/Native woman, i do not owe you anything. i CANNOT owe you anything. this organization does not owe you anything. it can never be a safe space for all… Diddo with the South Asians - quick to throw other communities of colour under the bus for model...
I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and...– Malcolm X (via andyouhavetogivethemhope)
UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE APPEALS...
riserefugee: UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE APPEALS TO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO PREVENT DEPORTATION OF TAMIL TORTURE SURVIVOR 26/07/2012 The United Nations Committee Against Torture has today sought to intervene in the case of “Mr X”, a Tamil asylum seeker who was forcibly deported from Australia yesterday. Ramesh Fernandez, CEO of RISE - Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees (“RISE”)...
The only reason white people think being called a ‘white person’ is racist, or...– Omar Sankofa (via chubby-bunnies)
"Immigrant Mom Loses Effort to Regain Son Given to... →
blaquerose: youngbadmanbrown: cosmopolitan-fascist: indigocrayon: In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections. A Missouri judge ruled...
RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees: Stop... →
riserefugee: A crime is happening, now. On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 17, the department of immigration seized a Tamil refugee, a survivor of torture at the hands of Sri Lankan security forces, and locked him in a detention centre. They did this to make it easier for them to forcibly deport this…
Sedentary Meanderings: URGENT—CALL FOR ACTION... →
riserefugee: URGENT—CALL FOR ACTION Deportation of Sri Lankan Asylum Seeker with pending UN Torture Investigation This afternoon, a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker with a pending investigation by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture informed RISE that he was suddenly moved from the…
If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave,...– Harriet J on Another post about rape Shattering truth. (via reconnect-restore-rewild) this post is…giving me life. (via bad-dominicana)