The Wife of Wrath
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.

newyorker:

As Magda Biernat and Ian Webster near the end of their journey from Antarctica to Alaska, a look at their photos from Canada: http://nyr.kr/1jm5TB7

Kanata!

(Source: newyorker.com)

douglashaddow:

| I like to consider myself a ‘Blue Liberal’ in the most classic sense. It makes me feel like a grown-up. As such, I tend to hold a less reactionary position on the Harper government and its crude approach to politics in comparison to my more orange-tinted friends.

"This, I believe, will be the truly enduring, universal shame of Harper’s tenure as Prime Minister. Perhaps I have too much faith in the healing power of hockey, but I believe even the most vitriolic CBC critic can’t help but feel some sense of loss from HNIC’s impending demise. And If Harper truly is the man he purports to be, a part of him will rightfully die along with it."As much as I love me some Douglas Haddow, I’m not quite cynical enough yet to fully buy into the opening spiel. But he sure cuts deep here. Currently imagining the day when I have to sit around with my grandkids and tell them we had crazy stuff like clean fresh water and free hockey broadcasts.

douglashaddow:

| I like to consider myself a ‘Blue Liberal’ in the most classic sense. It makes me feel like a grown-up. As such, I tend to hold a less reactionary position on the Harper government and its crude approach to politics in comparison to my more orange-tinted friends.

"This, I believe, will be the truly enduring, universal shame of Harper’s tenure as Prime Minister. Perhaps I have too much faith in the healing power of hockey, but I believe even the most vitriolic CBC critic can’t help but feel some sense of loss from HNIC’s impending demise. And If Harper truly is the man he purports to be, a part of him will rightfully die along with it."

As much as I love me some Douglas Haddow, I’m not quite cynical enough yet to fully buy into the opening spiel. But he sure cuts deep here. Currently imagining the day when I have to sit around with my grandkids and tell them we had crazy stuff like clean fresh water and free hockey broadcasts.

lastrealindians:

For Immediate Release: Emergency Day of Action Dec 2nd – Solidarity for #Elsipogtog
A message from the HWY 11 Land Defenders:
“We are not giving up despite these harsh weather conditions, sacrificing time with our families, our jobs, our homes, not only to protect land, water and people but to ensure a brighter future for the next 7 generations. We are asking for more support, through road blocks to be in solidarity. This is not just an Elsipogtog issue, this is a global issue and we need to raise awareness. Show us support any way possible, sending thank you’s, road blocks, banners, even dropping by, all and every type of support is appreciated.”
The 3rd encampment in Mi’kmaq Territory, at HWY 11, which saw stand off’s between the Mi’kmaq peoples protecting the water and RCMP protecting corporate interests, is requesting widespread global support.
The Provincial Court of New Brunswick has approved an injunction which names 5 people, including “Jane” and “John Doe”, to target the HWY 11 encampment. This encampment has successfully turned away SWN vehicles and is preventing SWN from conducting seismic testing on unceded Mi’kmaq lands. Each day that SWN cannot conduct its testing, it costs the company $54, 000. SWN is once again looking to the RCMP to enforce the injunction most recently granted. At this time, the RCMP have used the injunction to target the Mi’kmaq and have set up a “check point” on HWY 11, where the RCMP stop vehicles to arrest passengers and drivers at their whim.
We remember the last time the RCMP enforced an injunction against the Mi’kmaq people. As seen historically, the RCMP will continue to enforce the violation of treaties and attack Indigenous self-determination. At this time, the RCMP are not only harassing Mi’kmaq Land Defenders and non-Native supporters, but continuing to throw them in jail. On Thursday, November 28th the Mi’kmaq again turned SWN away – declaring another day of victory. They are standing up against brutal police repression, and continued theft of Indigenous lands and ongoing colonization. Show them they are not alone!
On Monday Dec. 2nd HWY 11 Land Defenders are asking you to show your solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome.
http://lastrealindians.com/for-immediate-release-emergency-day-of-action-dec-2nd-solidarity-for-elsipogtog/

lastrealindians:

For Immediate Release: Emergency Day of Action Dec 2nd – Solidarity for #Elsipogtog

A message from the HWY 11 Land Defenders:

“We are not giving up despite these harsh weather conditions, sacrificing time with our families, our jobs, our homes, not only to protect land, water and people but to ensure a brighter future for the next 7 generations. We are asking for more support, through road blocks to be in solidarity. This is not just an Elsipogtog issue, this is a global issue and we need to raise awareness. Show us support any way possible, sending thank you’s, road blocks, banners, even dropping by, all and every type of support is appreciated.”

The 3rd encampment in Mi’kmaq Territory, at HWY 11, which saw stand off’s between the Mi’kmaq peoples protecting the water and RCMP protecting corporate interests, is requesting widespread global support.

The Provincial Court of New Brunswick has approved an injunction which names 5 people, including “Jane” and “John Doe”, to target the HWY 11 encampment. This encampment has successfully turned away SWN vehicles and is preventing SWN from conducting seismic testing on unceded Mi’kmaq lands. Each day that SWN cannot conduct its testing, it costs the company $54, 000. SWN is once again looking to the RCMP to enforce the injunction most recently granted. At this time, the RCMP have used the injunction to target the Mi’kmaq and have set up a “check point” on HWY 11, where the RCMP stop vehicles to arrest passengers and drivers at their whim.

We remember the last time the RCMP enforced an injunction against the Mi’kmaq people. As seen historically, the RCMP will continue to enforce the violation of treaties and attack Indigenous self-determination. At this time, the RCMP are not only harassing Mi’kmaq Land Defenders and non-Native supporters, but continuing to throw them in jail. On Thursday, November 28th the Mi’kmaq again turned SWN away – declaring another day of victory. They are standing up against brutal police repression, and continued theft of Indigenous lands and ongoing colonization. Show them they are not alone!

On Monday Dec. 2nd HWY 11 Land Defenders are asking you to show your solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome.

http://lastrealindians.com/for-immediate-release-emergency-day-of-action-dec-2nd-solidarity-for-elsipogtog/

Let us start from the recent tragi-comedy, which could just as easily not have happened but has, at the bottom, nothing surprising about it: colonization.
Mbembe FTW.

Throw your hands up! Throw your hands up!

Kanye foreva.

But the rejection of identitarianism can only be achieved by the re-assertion of class. A left that does not have class at its core can only be a liberal pressure group. Class consciousness is always double: it involves a simultaneous knowledge of the way in which class frames and shapes all experience, and a knowledge of the particular position that we occupy in the class structure. It must be remembered that the aim of our struggle is not recognition by the bourgeoisie, nor even the destruction of the bourgeoisie itself. It is the class structure–a structure that wounds everyone, even those who materially profit from it–that must be destroyed. The interests of the working class are the interests of all; the interests of the bourgeoisie are the interests of capital, which are the interests of no-one. Our struggle must be towards the construction of a new and surprising world, not the preservation of identities shaped and distorted by capital.
Mark Fisher, “Exiting the Vampire Castle” (via warrenreview)

this this this this!

jackbishop:

poutine, burgers & beer

foodart artfood!

(via terresauvage)

reportagebygettyimages:

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, more than 660 journalists have been murdered since 1992, with their assailants often evading punishment. To raise awareness of these crimes, CPJ has launched Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity, a Web site with details on each of these hundreds of murders, listed by country. Please visit the site to learn more.

reportagebygettyimages:

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, more than 660 journalists have been murdered since 1992, with their assailants often evading punishment. To raise awareness of these crimes, CPJ has launched Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity, a Web site with details on each of these hundreds of murders, listed by country. Please visit the site to learn more.

(via humanrightswatch)

» Tory 'revenge porn' bill touches on terrorism, cable theft

myradish:

wifeofwrath:

The Conservatives are using cyberbullying and child suicide to sneak in previously defeated internet surveillance legislation—and it’s fucking disgusting, even for them. I’m assuming this will set up a repeat of the ‘you either stand with the us or with the child pornographers’ rhetoric, a la Vic Toews, but seriously these people don’t seem to have any morals. The Conservatives are literally using these girls’ bodies for their own gain. The Conservatives are no different than the bullies who caused Rehtaeh, Amanda, and others, to commit suicide. It makes me fucking sick.

We absolutely need laws to deal with revenge porn, but this is beyond shameful.

Which makes this exactly like every single one of the other omnibus bills…

Except worse:

RT : - We have in fact reached the point where our Government is using a dead teenager to shield bad law.

» Tory 'revenge porn' bill touches on terrorism, cable theft

The Conservatives are using cyberbullying and child suicide to sneak in previously defeated internet surveillance legislation—and it’s fucking disgusting, even for them. I’m assuming this will set up a repeat of the ‘you either stand with the us or with the child pornographers’ rhetoric, a la Vic Toews, but seriously these people don’t seem to have any morals. The Conservatives are literally using these girls’ bodies for their own gain. The Conservatives are no different than the bullies who caused Rehtaeh, Amanda, and others, to commit suicide. It makes me fucking sick.

We absolutely need laws to deal with revenge porn, but this is beyond shameful.

It is a privilege to engage in theoretical gender discourse, and while politicians, doctors, families, and friends ask themselves if it is right or wrong, transgender people are being beaten to death. Teenage trans kids are issued death threats, and across the globe our body count rises. It is here, at the intersection of oppression, where violence is commonplace. How can we still wonder which bathroom she should use? Privilege affords the gender debate at the expense of our most vulnerable community members. When a trans woman dies you can read about it in the newspaper, where you see her described as a man instead of the woman she died for. And we wonder how to best protect our children, forgetting that some of our children are trans. TDOR reminds me that our precious politics have a very real consequence. This is a critical moment in the history of transgender rights. Will we remember those who did not survive it?
Diana Tourjee, Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2013 (via latenightlaundromat)

#tdor #trans* rights #trans* day of remembrance

(Source: andrewgibby, via mizoguchi)

nooaesthetic:

Unsold Dodge SUVs, Baltimore

Someone call Ziggy.

nooaesthetic:

Unsold Dodge SUVs, Baltimore

Someone call Ziggy.

As long as I breathe I hope. As long as I breathe I shall fight for the future, that radiant future, in which wo/man, strong and beautiful, will become master of the drifting stream of history and will direct it towards the boundless horizons of beauty, joy and happiness!
Leon Trotsky
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