Valentina Kulagina, poster for international women workers’ day 1930.
Canada was built on the forcible theft of Indigenous lands and the destruction of our societies, and through the disempowerment and desecration of Indigenous women, it continues to condone gender violence and genocide by failing to take action to end these epidemics. Men, regardless of race, economic class or educational background continue to exercise their privilege to abstain from directly engaging the issue of gendered violence. Indigenous women’s voices continue to go unheard. We remain both targeted and unsupported.
I advocate for love because it is the most powerful, life-giving force and it is our greatest strength. Love is the reason our people have survived, the reason we fight to protect our lands and our future. Love is the source of our courage, it is what that enables the most disempowered to stand against genocide and destruction, though outnumbered, outgunned, and largely unsupported. Love is our life force. It is the most healing, regenerative, empowering resource we have to draw upon. And, even more, it compels us to action.
- Siku Allooloo, “From Outrage to Radical Love”
Happy International Women’s Day!
In Canada, all gendered violence exists within a colonial context. Read and share the rest of INM’s #ItEndsHere series here: http://nationsrising.org/tag/itendshere/
AT FIRST I’M LIKE:
BUT AFTER 5 MINUTES, I’M LIKE:
My life right now. + alternating between feeling like I’m going to cry and puke.
Just such a wonderful person.
Steve McQueen, the first black filmmaker to direct the winner for Best Picture, celebrates onstage.
his literal jumping for joy was just the best.
Things John Travolta can say: Systematic Hydromatic, Ultramatic
Things John Travolta can't say: Idina Menzel
The Oscars’ All-Time Most Outrageous Moment — and What It Meant
Tonight is Oscar night, and amid all the chatter about red carpet looks and favorites to win, there is always some reminiscing about memorable ceremonies past, and particularly which moments will never be forgotten.- Remember Wounded Knee
Lupita Nyong’o wins Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Oscar
“…may it remind me, and every little child, that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.”
RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE
RUSSIA IS INVADING UKRAINE
this is real and not something made up… guys this is serious and whole of Europe is scared
tumblr does geopolitics.
Fore more/up-to-date info follow The Interpreter’s liveblog. For background I’d recommend 's latest: Putin’s War in Crimea Could Soon Spread to Eastern Ukraine And nobody—not the U.S., not NATO—can stop him
the world waits, watches.
Is there a word, a favorite word, that you’ve had to learn, that’s now stuck in your head, in the american accent? (x)
I will never un-see this.