TW: image containing depiction of executions below.
This Tamil New Year began with Australia continuing its unwavering support for the Sri Lankan state by:
This Tamil New Year also began with 25 members of our community in Australia heading into their second week of hunger strikes in protest of their ongoing, indefinite detention by the Australian state. They have been forced into undertaking such a protest because of the violence of the Australian border regime which works in tandem and alongside Sri Lanka and its domestic interests. I am in awe of the actions of these men, who have endured so much both in Sri Lanka and in Australia. I stand in awe of the daily resistance to Australian and Sri Lankan state terror that all those locked up in detention undertake.
Puthandu Vazhthukkal - Happy New Year
This year, let us remember that none of us are free until we are all free.
To find out more about the hunger strike and to support, click here.
Image is a painting produced by refugees on hunger strike in the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation detention centre. April, 2013.
Thatcher described Nelson Mandela as a ‘terrorist.’ I was there. I saw her lips move. May she burn in the hellfires. —
George Galloway, British M.P. (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
At least someone is being honest.
Thatcher was Europe’s Reagan. Reagan and the US government officially considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist too, including Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. That whole clique was supportive of South African apartheid, for the obvious reason that they supported (and still support) white supremacist imperialism and the subjugation and exploitation of Africa, South America, and Asia.
They were the architects of the corporatized neo-colonialism which dominates much of the world today. They believed principally in (1) destroying social services for “welfare queens”, (2) shifting all of society’s energy into military weaponry instead, and (3) banks. Those three values continue to define a lot of US and British politics.
I was 11 years old when Thatcher waged war against Argentina to maintain British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands off the coast of Argentina. I remember watching bombs falling and ships on fire sinking on the evening news. The British military operation was actually codenamed Operation Corporate. The war lasted 74 days before Argentina surrendered. Britain maintains sovereignty of the Falkland Islands to this day. We continue to live in a Thatcher-Reagan world and the sooner that goes away, the better.
I asked a young White woman why she was studying social anthropology. She replied that she was hoping to go to Zimbabwe, and felt that she could help women there by advising them how to organize. The Black women in the audience gasped in astonishment. Here was someone scarcely past girlhood, who had just started university and had never fought a war in her life. She was planning to go to Africa to teach female veterans of a liberation struggle how to organize! This is the kind of arrogant, if not absurd attitude we encounter repeatedly. It makes one think: Better the distant armchair anthropologists than these ‘sisters’. —
African feminist Ifi Amadiume
white people, stay the fuck out of Africa
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)
Valentine’s day is boring. Instead, let’s celebrate the anniversary of Native Hawaiians killing the fuck outta douchebag English explorer Captain James Cook, on February 14, 1779.
anti-colonialism and indigenous resistance 8ever.
Now THAT’S an ndn burn! #lol #ndn #nativeamerican
kikiiiiii now watch some white person get upset about this!!!!
ahahslfjkdslfjksdlf y’all got told
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.
Dra. Evangelina Rodriguez
this is the person dominicans remember only as an “ugly, crazy black woman”, if at all…. who happened to fight her whole life for the rights of poor women, especially black ones. who grew up poor and became the first dominican woman MD, was a fierce activist against trujillos regime, introduced intersectionality and problackness to dominican feminism, wrote several books on poor womens
empowerment, opened the first maternal clinic, introduced sterilization techniques that brought
down infant mortality and birth complication rates, gave free milk to poor mothers and children, and free
medical services and birth control to poor women and even prostitutes which is still taboo. but for all of her efforts she paid a steep price. she was a black woman and so, deemed trash, either way.
she struggled w antiblackness to where no one recognized her whole lifes work, and was treated like shit, like a pariah the entire time she was alive, and then erased from our
….and while folks still weep over the rich white mirabal sisters martyrdom by trujillo, who together aint do 1/100th of what evangelina did by herself,
evangelina died from trauma from bein tortured by trujillo.
she’d be the true martyr of the era and a dominican national hero, if justice were served, but dominicans are still too racist and classist for that.
DARKJEZ: Because I'm Fucking Done With The People Behind The Stalking & Fetishizing Porn Blogs -
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…
#BAMBNF Alert Family Reaching our for OUR HELP - SHARE!! #Oregon #Cali #Washington 15-year-old Bedria Williams missing since 1/11/13 SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! Her sister writes:
I am reaching out to you with a cry for help: My 15 year old sister, Bedria Williams, ran away from home (Creswell, Oregon) on 1/11/13. She was last seen in Sacramento California on 1/19/13.
Here is what little information my family knows:
We believe she traveled to Portland, Oregon on the night of 1/11/13, where she may have made contact with an ex-con. From there, it is clear from a series of phone calls that she somehow made her way to Sacramento, California – My Mother received a restricted phone call from a woman who said she saw Bedria in Michigan, she also said that Bedria was safe but didn’t want to come home. We were able to trace the phone call and found out that it was a Sacramento phone number, the phone call was not made in Michigan. It is clear this woman was lying. My Father called this same Sacramento phone number and they told him that Bedria was with them. While attempting to go to Sacramento to find Bedria, my Dad received a phone call from the same number and was told that he was never going to see his daughter again. The Sacramento Police looked for Bedria at the house where the phone number was registered, but she was not there.
This was on 1/19/2013 and we haven’t heard anything since. There is a very real problem with sex trafficking in Sacramento, and we are extremely worried that she will get caught up in it.
I have contacted all of the news stations in both Portland and Eugene Oregon, as well as the stations in Sacramento. So far I have not been able to get our story aired on any station. I was told that they do not cover stories like Bedria’s because she ran away. 4 days after I rec’d that email that news station aired a story about a 14 year old boy who ran away from home, he just happened to be white.
I don’t know what else to do besides ask for your help in getting her name and face out there for everyone to see. I fear that we may never see Bedria again. Is there anything you can do to help my sister Bedria, and my family?
Thank you for any help that you can provide,
Name: Bedria Williams
Missing since: 1/11/13
From: Creswell, Oregon
*The Sacramento Police department will confirm that she is in danger, here is their contact information:
Sacramento Dispatch Unit: (916) 264-5471
Sacramento Detective Unit: (916) 808-0560
Here is the Facebook page I created for her:
And a few more sights featuring her information: