never ever apologize to me for your dog being too excited to see me
a dog could knock me to the ground and give me a black eye and I would still hug it and love it because dogs hurt because they love too much I love dogs
|white person:||how do you say my name in your language??|
Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.
Sergey Ponomarev, freelance photographer covering Gaza, in an interview with the New York Times. Photographing on the Ground in Gaza.
Read through to see Sergey’s recent photos from Gaza.
That’s the way this city lives now — one funeral to another, hiding from bombs and collecting the dead.
Awwies thank you! <3 I can tell you what I know so far.
Israel was given a little more than 50% of the Palestinian land in 1947-48 by a U.N. partition agreement and yearly funding from the U.S. government since (currently, they’re receiving 3.1$ billion a year and this week was sent an additional 100$+ million dollars)
The thing is, is that once they were given this land (note: permission was not given nor were negotiations done with Palestine) they built a heavyweight army called the Israeli Defense Force with the funding received from the U.S. and began to racially segregate themselves from the Palestinians, using the IDF to begin border patrols and create incredibly intimidating checkpoints (some people I’ve spoken to have recorded what it’s like at the checkpoints and it’s no joke). This racism is not even denied by many Zionists, who believe that this land was promised to them by God and feel that it is their right to eject any other groups of people.
The current crisis is triggered by three Jewish boys that went missing and it was believed that Palestinians kidnapped them. When they were found dead, the Israeli government promised to rain hell down around Palestinians in revenge and since, have refused to stop despite international pressure.
Thing is, is that if this was about revenge, with the most developed army in the area, they could’ve easily ferreted out the perpetrators but instead have used this as an excuse to bomb Gaza.
Since July 7-8, they’ve bombed Gaza everyday, targeting hospitals, homes, mosques, schools, etc. Ground troops have arrested women and children, jailing some and executing others. As you can see in the image above, they’ve steadily spread across the land and have left very little to the Palestinians. What with the bombings and executions in Gaza, that land will probably fall into the hands of the Zionists..
One person was killed in Israel from a rudimentary rocket. 1,200+ have been killed in Palestine.
To me, this is not about vengeance, but about calculated genocide.
If you have more Qs, feel free to ask.
Updated July 30 at 12:15 pm: The Gaza health ministry has confirmed the deaths of at least 1,283 Palestinians in the besieged strip since Israel began its relentless assault…
Catalina Ferro, “Manifesto” (via dialecticsof)
I feel like people do need to remember that there is a very real, very painful, very human element to the word “revolution”.
He is taking a course on Marxist ideology.
He says, “The only real solution is to smash the system and start again.”
His thumb is caressing the most bourgeois copy of the communist manifesto that I have ever seen,
He bought it at Barnes and Noble for twenty-nine U.S. American dollars and ninety-nine cents,
Its hard cover shows a dark man with a scarved face
Waving a gigantic red flag against a fictional smoky background.
The matte finish is fucking gorgeous.
He wants to be congratulated for paying Harvard sixty thousand dollars
To teach him that the system is unfair.
He pulls his iPhone from his imported Marino wool jacket, and leaves.
What people can’t possibly tell from the footage on TV
Is that the water cannon feels like getting whipped with a burning switch.
Where I come from, they fill it with sewer water and hope that they get you in the face with your mouth open
So that the hepatitis will keep you in bed for the next protest.
What you can’t tell from Harvard square,
Is that when the tear gas bursts from nowhere to everywhere all at once,
It scrapes your insides like barbed wire, sawing at your lungs.
Tear gas is such a benign term for it,
If you have never breathed it in you would think it was a nostalgic experience.
What you can’t learn at Barnes and Noble,
Is that when they rush you, survival is to run,
I am never as fast as when the police are chasing me.
I know what happens to women in the holding cells down there and yet…
We still do it.
I inherited my communist manifesto,
It has no cover—
Because my mother ripped it off when she hid it in the dust jacket of “Don Quixote”
The day before the soldiers destroyed her apartment,
Looking for subversive propaganda.
She burned the cover, could not bring herself to burn the pages,
Hoped to God the soldiers couldn’t read,
They never found it.
So she was not killed for it, but her body bore the scars of the torture chamber,
For wanting her children to have a better life than she did,
Don’t talk to me about revolution.
I know what the price of smashing the system really is, my people already tried that.
The price of uprise is paid in blood,
And not Harvard blood.
The blood that ran through the streets of Santiago,
The blood thrown alive from Argentine helicopters into the Atlantic.
It is easy to say “revolution” from the comfort of a New England library.
It is easy to offer flesh to the cause,
When it is not yours to give.
"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"
"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician." - Source
YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD.
WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?
you know why.