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» The Smashmouth, DIY World of Roller Derby | VICE Sports

My friend Alex Wong (aka Steven Lebron) wrote a sweet article on derby x the Gotham Girls for Vice and I’m quoted in it, suppppp. It’s so nice when people write about derby the way it should be written about: like it’s a fucking sport (just a really fucking awesome one).

kingofhavingagoodtime:

whospilledthebongwater:

weetoiletpaperroll:

coldsoymilk:

the last one tho

who is this guy. i feel like he speaks to the depths of my very soul. especially today.

life lessons of the day.
this is important.

This is Killer Mike, one of the best rappers/people out there.

saw him live three weeks ago! such a great show—what a dude!

(Source: opencult, via thefuckinghorse)

» Harper's Franklin 'discovery'; Or, did anyone ask the Inuit? | rabble.ca

brunomarsvolta:

"The Inuit have said for generations that one of their hunters saw a ship in that part of the passage, abandoned and ended up wrecking," said the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge. "It’s exactly where this guy said it was."

It took almost two hundred years for Canadians to decide to listen to Inuit people who actually saw the ship crash. And when they did listen, they called it a “discovery.” It’s almost as if Mansbridge wants to credit the scientists for coming up with the idea to stop ignoring Aboriginal peoples. Today’s announcement both diminishes the Inuit oral history directly responsible for finding the wreckage while simultaneously seeming to validate it. Good job, traditional peoples. Let the grown-ups take it from here.

Métis/Cree poet Marilyn Dumont writes on her Facebook page: 

"My question is, if the Inuit stories recount the location of the Franklin ship and ‘researchers discovered’ this material evidence through the Inuit Traditional Knowledge, why aren’t the Inuit perceived as practitioners of formal systems of knowledge? Why aren’t the Inuit ascribed ‘discoverers?’"

It’s a thick knot: dead colonial explorers attempting to discover land already discovered by the Inuit are “discovered” by present-day explorers using methods already discovered by the Inuit. And throughout it all, land claims, title, knowledge systems, authority and presence are systematically denied and extinguished.

You’d be tempted to call this systematic, centuries-old erasure a sociological phenomenon — one that is repeated and re-inscribed on all our social structures: a justice system that is deaf to Aboriginal stories, an electoral system that disenfranchises Aboriginal voices, an educational system that ignores or denigrates Aboriginal knowledge and meaning making. A sociological iceberg so large that we can’t even strike our boats against it because we’re already inside.

We could call it a sociological phenomenon — but I’ll just call it a crime.

"Discovery" actually just further evidence of settler colonialism.

(via fycanadianpolitics)

stacktivism:


Agbogbloshie is a former wetland and suburb of Accra, Ghana known as a destination for legal and illegal exportation and environmental dumping of electronic waste (e-waste) from industrialized nations. Often referred to as a “digital dumping ground”, millions of tons of e-waste are processed each year in Agbogbloshie.[1][2] As of March 2014, it was the world’s largest e-waste dump.[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agbogbloshie
Photo: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/jul/25/nyaba-leon-ouedraogo-best-photograph

THERE IS ONLY MISERY AT BOTH ENDS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN.
BUT IM SURE YOU ENJOYED YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR THE 18MONTHS YOU HAD IT BEFORE YOU GOT A NEW ONE. // JAY

FOR REAL.

stacktivism:

Agbogbloshie is a former wetland and suburb of AccraGhana known as a destination for legal and illegal exportation and environmental dumping of electronic waste (e-waste) from industrialized nations. Often referred to as a “digital dumping ground”, millions of tons of e-waste are processed each year in Agbogbloshie.[1][2] As of March 2014, it was the world’s largest e-waste dump.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agbogbloshie

Photo: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/jul/25/nyaba-leon-ouedraogo-best-photograph

THERE IS ONLY MISERY AT BOTH ENDS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN.

BUT IM SURE YOU ENJOYED YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR THE 18MONTHS YOU HAD IT BEFORE YOU GOT A NEW ONE. // JAY

FOR REAL.

(Source: 7omb)

deliriosity:

Ed Sheeran | Stay With Me (Sam Smith Cover)

OH MY GOD

Basically.

(via amityinthecity)

dynamicafrica:

Watch the trailer for Nas’ upcoming documentary ‘Time is Illmatic’.

Marking two decades since the release of his influential and groundbreaking classic debut album Illmatic, from his personal influences to interviews with his musical peers, the film follows the life of New York rapper Nas’ during the time in which the album was made.

The documentary had its official premiere at the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and hits theaters on October 1.

Dope. 

I had such a great time representing the reincarnated Eves of Destruction Roller Derby A-team a few weekends ago at #WestCoastDustUp! Thanks to the Anarchy Angels Roller Derby Team for inviting us to such a great event, and thanks to them, as well as Terminal City All-Stars and the Belladonnas, for all the good times and the sore body parts and all the learning! So much learning…

Also thankful for: more gorgeous shots from the amazing TJ Chase, definitely one of the best derby photographers around. Check him out here and here.

As feminists, fans of Lawrence, or just culturally progressive people, we can decide not to align our reactions with the hacker’s intent.
The only way to prevent a market for these type of photos is to stop treating them, and the “secrets” they reveal, as revelatory or scandalous. They don’t tell you anything new about Lawrence. They don’t make you think differently about her. You know why? Because sexuality isn’t, and shouldn’t be, a dirty secret. In her public appearances and interviews, Lawrence has never attempted to make it so. And just because it’s private doesn’t mean it’s dirty — but that’s an algebra that the scandal machine has labored tirelessly to invert, decades before Monroe’s own “dirty” photos came to light.
In the end, it’s not Lawrence’s job to correctly “play,” and thus diffuse, this potential scandal. Instead, let it be our task to perform the difficult but necessary labor of not being scandalized at all.
Those Jennifer Lawrence Pictures Aren’t Scandalous (via feministlibrarian)

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bethrevis:

you could kill a man in any of these dresses, and pretty sure no jury would convict you. those are killing-men dresses, that’s what i’m saying

wow—does anyone know the designer?

(Source: thedaymarecollection, via barrelfish)

» If no inquiry, then what? Indigenous women talk about how to stem the violence via The Current

First Nations communities often feel their voices are left out of the discussions, and that to create real change, solutions will need to come from within the communities themselves.

To talk about what that change might look like, we were joined by:

Sarah Hunt, a researcher and educator who has focused on issues of violence and justice with First Nations communities in B.C. for more than 15 years.

Erin Konsmo, the Media Arts Justice and Projects Coordinator at the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, and the Youth Coordinator and Media Contact for Walking With Our Sisters.

thebriskconvergence:

Amazing.

Lifted from:

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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Matt Anderson - Alberta Gold

canada, atm.

» http://ethiopienne.com/post/95795019633/maarnayeri-let-us-be-vividly-clear-about-this

maarnayeri:

Let us be vividly clear about this.

What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.

Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and…

Pair with: Vanity Fair’s list of other people the NYT has referred to as “no angel”

5centsapound:

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish descent, graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in British Columbia. In combining his own experiences with a political perspective, he paints landscapes with vivid, acidic colours, merging Native iconography with a surrealist influence to address West Coast Native issues (*with searing and unapologetic detail)

[…]Yuxweluptun has chosen art as a way to voice his political concerns, exposing environmental destruction and the struggle of Native people. He believes that his artwork stimulates dialogue between Native and non-Native people.

Fucking Creeps They’re Environmental Terrorists, 2013 

THE IMPENDING NISGA’A DEAL. LAST STAND. CHUMP CHANGE.1996

Scorched Earth, Clear-cut Logging on Native Sovereign Land. 1991

MONEY, POWER, GREED,  2012

THE DIRECTION OF LAND CLAIM NEGOTIATIONS 2013

Burying Another Face of Racism on First Nations Soil,1997

Usufruct 1995

INDIAN WORLD MY HOME AND NATIVE LAND 2012

Yuxweluptun is Salish for “man of many masks,” a name given to the artist during his initiation into the Sxwaixwe Society at the age of fourteen. It is Cowishan Salish belief that the Sxwaixwe is a supernatural being who came down from the sky to live at the bottom of a lake. There is a dance associated with this creature in which the mask plays an important role. Yuxweluptun explains, “You carry the mask that belongs to your family and you identify with the animal on the mask.” (Robin Laurence, “Man of Masks,” Canadian Art, Spring 1995).

wowowowowowow!

(via thinkingaloudquietly)

msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

(via humanrightswatch)

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