arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Vietnam by  Le Quang Thai

arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Vietnam by  Le Quang Thai

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Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren't 

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#drones #nsa #imperialism #terrorism 

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For American media, Pakistan only exists in the context of security concerns: the Taliban, terrorism, fundamentalist Islam, and the war in Afghanistan. Outside of this context, there is no Pakistan.

By comparison, consider how the U.S. media reported on related developments in India. When the Delhi High Court threw out an Indian law banning gay sex, American newspapers trumpeted the news. As the New York Times reported, “In a landmark ruling Thursday that could usher in an era of greater freedom for gay men and lesbians in India, New Delhi’s highest court decriminalized homosexuality. ” Plenty of other U.S. media outlets sounded off too.

But the heavy U.S. coverage of the Indian Supreme Court’s decision also fits into a pre-existing Western narrative of India. As the story goes, India is a growing democracy and a rising economic power. In that context, the story of the expansion of Indian equality easily resonates in the American mind. Not only is the U.S. simultaneously addressing similar challenges faced by gay and lesbian Americans, but there is a strong underlying belief that democracies perfect themselves over time through an expansion of liberty across society.

Unfortunately, Pakistan’s story of expanding equality for transgendered citizens doesn’t quite fit the pre-written American narrative. After all, Pakistan was supposed to be on the verge of becoming a “failed Islamic state.” How can the same country possibly have a Supreme Court that bars discrimination against a sexual minority?

You can imagine the cognitive fit that such a news story might induce in the mainstream U.S. media. How can an Islamic jurist advocate for transgender communities? Why weren’t there Pakistani riots when the decision came down?

None of this, of course, fits within the dominant U.S. narrative on Pakistan. First of all, transgender equality in Pakistan isn’t a security issue. Second, Muslim jurists and courts aren’t expected to advocate for the rights of sexual minorities. Third, it carries the subtle implication that U.S. support for Musharraf actually delayed the pursuit of equality for an aggrieved community.

No wonder the mainstream U.S. media couldn’t find space for this story. It just doesn’t fit.

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Sanjeev Berry

Best part? This happened in 2009 but obviously it didn’t cater to the standard American comprehension of scary, evil Pakistan. Most of you are probably reading about this for the first time.

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upnorthtrips:

BACK IN THE DAY |11/8/94| Pete Rock & CL Smooth release their second album, The Main Ingredient, on Elektra Records.

upnorthtrips:

BACK IN THE DAY |11/8/94| Pete Rock & CL Smooth release their second album, The Main Ingredient, on Elektra Records.

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"Humanitarianism as a concept died during that mash-up between aid and the military. The military builds schools so they look like humanitarians. Meanwhile, humanitarian organisations were more interested in keeping the donor money flowing than serving the Afghan people, though there were some exceptions."

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Autopsy Confirms Texas Cop Killed Student for Being Sarcastic, With 5 Shots in Back at Close Range 

c4ss:

A Texas college student died from a gunshot wound to his back after making a sarcastic remark to the campus police officer who killed him.

23-year-old Cameron Redus was shot five times at close range by Cpl. Christopher Carter, a University of Incarnate Word police officer, during a traffic stop in the early hours of December 6th 2013, near the San Antonio campus.

KENS-TV report that the autopsy performed the following day showed Redus, a student at the private Catholic university, was shot in the back, left eye, upper chest, left elbow, and right hip. …

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Black Pathology and the Closing of the Progressive Mind 

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#racism #white surpremacy #race 

gimme-more-waffles:

in-demigodishness-and-all-that:

lucker-st0mpp:

pinupatheart:

boobscupcakesnweed:

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I shall reblog whenever I see this….

the amount of perfection in that paragraph makes my heart happy.

I’m a Christian and I support this message.

i think i’m crying that’s so perfect

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socialismartnature:

A protester who uses a wheelchair holds up a sign that says “Fix The System: Not Me.”

For many activists, the fight for the rights of people with disabilities centers on changing the attitudes of society and removing barriers, not “fixing” the person with a disability.
Courtesy Of Max And Colleen Starkloff-Starkloff Disability Institute

socialismartnature:

A protester who uses a wheelchair holds up a sign that says “Fix The System: Not Me.”

For many activists, the fight for the rights of people with disabilities centers on changing the attitudes of society and removing barriers, not “fixing” the person with a disability.

Courtesy Of Max And Colleen Starkloff-Starkloff Disability Institute

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radicalarchive:

'The Guardian - independent radical newsweekly', New York, 1968.

radicalarchive:

'The Guardian - independent radical newsweekly', New York, 1968.

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SZA feat. Chance The Rapper "Childs Play" 

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calumet412:

Martyrdom for the Haymarket Riot anarchists, 1886, Chicago

calumet412:

Martyrdom for the Haymarket Riot anarchists, 1886, Chicago

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dildosandglitter:

projectunbreakable:

seven photographs depicting corrective rape: the occurrence of sexual assault because of or as a way of fixing a person’s sexual identity

more info about project unbreakable here

original tumblr here

previously: nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by their friends/family

nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by police officers, attorneys, and other authority figures

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theculturedbrain:

“The Lost Eyes” by Ammar Abu Bakr

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“The Lost Eyes” by Ammar Abu Bakr

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