The Wife of Wrath

Gendered violence is not a given.

In fact, colonialism is not a given. We have the tools: our minds and our hearts, our ability to love, and our commitment as people here today who can remember and envision something better. A better relationship built in the wake of violence but not beholden to it. Understanding how we came to be here in this place as settler, ally, immigrant or Indigenous, we can begin to travel down a path together towards truer forms of reconciliation. We can move towards that future together that will see an end to violence in all its forms, against women, against the land, against our own selves. Before we can do that however, we have to look back and remember, take account of our past as we walk together towards that decolonized future.

Dory Nason, “Gendered Violence is not a Given" via Indigenous Nationhood Movement

Shelter Point - Serenity

wowwww, so gorgeous!

If you fix your eye on where we started out, you’ll see that we’ve come a long way by those means. If you look forward, you’ll see that we have a long way to go — and that sometimes we go backward when we forget that we fought for the eight-hour workday or workplace safety or women’s rights or voting rights or affordable education, forget that we won them, that they’re precious, and that we can lose them again. There’s much to be proud of, there’s much to mourn, there’s much yet to do, and the job of doing it is ours, a heavy gift to carry. And it’s made to be carried, by people who are unstoppable, who are movements, who are change itself.
Rebecca Solnit, “Too Soon to Tell: The Case for Hope, Continued

cravingdesires:

walpurgishalle:

Michael Rozanov “Totalitarian Architecture”

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Citizens:
It is not enough to have expelled the barbarians who have bloodied our land for two centuries; it is not enough to have restrained those ever-evolving factions that one after another mocked the specter of liberty that France dangled before you. We must, with one last act of national authority, forever assure the empire of liberty in the country of our birth; we must take any hope of re-enslaving us away from the inhuman government that for so long kept us in the most humiliating torpor. In the end we must live independent or die.

Independence or death… let these sacred words unite us and be the signal of battle and of our reunion.

The Haitian Declaration of Independence, 1804

The full translated document is available here.

Happy Independence Day my people! Please, let us not forget what our ancestors fought for. We are capable of greatness. L’union fait la force!

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Happy Independence Day Haiti!!

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


via Occupy Theory

via Occupy Theory

cornersoftheworld:

Belluno, Italy | by Daniele De Gan

Totally went here when I was nannying. I thought the parents said ‘Bologna’ and looked it up and got all excited, but then it turned out it was ‘Belluno’ but it was still really pretty with mountains that made me homesick and i got to go snowboarding on a alp with a view to Venezia so it was okay.

cornersoftheworld:

Belluno, Italy | by Daniele De Gan

Totally went here when I was nannying. I thought the parents said ‘Bologna’ and looked it up and got all excited, but then it turned out it was ‘Belluno’ but it was still really pretty with mountains that made me homesick and i got to go snowboarding on a alp with a view to Venezia so it was okay.

On Thursday the National Energy Board made their decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Disappointingly, though not surprisingly, they approved the project, with 209 conditions.
B.C. will not get much, if any, revenue, 500-ish long-term jobs is peanuts, unchecked development of the tar sands is a huge contributor to climate change, and no amount of money could ever make up for the massive environmental and social damage that will occur WHEN there is a spill. Not to mention, many First Nations have already declared their opposition to the pipeline crossing their territories. This project can not and will not happen.
You can pledge to Hold the Wall and stand with Yinka Dene Alliance of First Nations here: http://www.holdthewall.ca/
And if you’re like me and want to be ready for the inevitable Christmas dinner pipeline debate, Kai Nagata compiled a list of talking points and facts to keep the discussion somewhat on track: http://kainagata.com/2013/12/20/six-ways-to-keep-the-pipeline-debate-on-track/

On Thursday the National Energy Board made their decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Disappointingly, though not surprisingly, they approved the project, with 209 conditions.

B.C. will not get much, if any, revenue, 500-ish long-term jobs is peanuts, unchecked development of the tar sands is a huge contributor to climate change, and no amount of money could ever make up for the massive environmental and social damage that will occur WHEN there is a spill. Not to mention, many First Nations have already declared their opposition to the pipeline crossing their territories. This project can not and will not happen.

You can pledge to Hold the Wall and stand with Yinka Dene Alliance of First Nations here: http://www.holdthewall.ca/

And if you’re like me and want to be ready for the inevitable Christmas dinner pipeline debate, Kai Nagata compiled a list of talking points and facts to keep the discussion somewhat on track: http://kainagata.com/2013/12/20/six-ways-to-keep-the-pipeline-debate-on-track/

Hanbow Solo / Rain Solo Bright

Hanbow Solo / Rain Solo Bright

Me at Western Canada tryouts last weekend in Chilliwack. Captured by the always amazing TJ Chase.

Me at Western Canada tryouts last weekend in Chilliwack. Captured by the always amazing TJ Chase.

He was like this generation’s Steve McQueen. He was the Wayne Gretzky of cars
"The Paul Walker Memorial in Echo Park" via The Awl

(Source: arzitekt, via colorfulove)

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. I tell them that I was also a terrorist yesterday, but, today, I am admired by the very people who said I was one.
Let us not forget Madiba was a revolutionary - do not let his important legacy be lost in a flood of sycophantic sentimentality that would drown out the real issues for which he fought. (via fifigoggo)

dynamicafrica:

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” - Nelson Mandela.

RIP Madiba. Hamba kahle, Tata Madiba. Go well.

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