Sophia,
I believe in mindfullness. I just want to live earnestly.

 

siliconandsunlight:

Went to the Philadelphia IAC facebook page, and this is the profile picture.This was literally the second day we got to Philadelphia.staydeliberate

siliconandsunlight:

Went to the Philadelphia IAC facebook page, and this is the profile picture.

This was literally the second day we got to Philadelphia.

staydeliberate

Made a vegan peanut butter cup cake for my loves birthday

@siliconandsunlight

Made a vegan peanut butter cup cake for my loves birthday

@siliconandsunlight

c4ss:

A facebook video submitted to the Free Thought Project shows a troubling interaction between what appears to be 11 to 13 year old children and a police officer.

In the video a, Phoenix police officer grabs a young boy and brings him over to a concrete wall in the median of a highway.

For some reason, most likely arrogance, the officer then makes sure that the other kids are filming.

Some names are given and then it becomes a little inaudible.

The next thing we see is this cop, who is much larger than this child, slam him up against the concrete wall. He then begins pushing the youth’s arms up behind his back, in what looks like an attempt to intentionally inflict pain or harm.

The boy screams out in agony and is then hauled off in cuffs.

According to Sophia, a woman claiming to be the cousin of the boy in the video, these boys were only involved with the police because the officer allegedly called them wetbacks and they yelled back.

The children were part of a summer youth program to keep them away from drugs and violence and were out working to earn money, according to Sophia.

The Free Thought Project reached out to the Phoenix Police Department and they declined to comment on the incident.

PFLP: Escalate the Resistance! Occupy the Occupier’s Embassies and Consulates!

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Now, it is time to escalate the international resistance. The tanks are rolling into Gaza. The occupier’s embassies and consulates must not be allowed to operate as normal and engage in business as usual while its forces are conducting a murderous occupation.

U.S. imperial power must not continue uninterrupted around the world while it provides the economic, political and military support that runs the killing machine – in fact, the U.S. imperialists’ Congress have just passed a bill to provide more money and more funding to make the occupation’s killing machine even more lethal against the Palestinian and Arab people.

  • Occupy Israeli embassies and consulates – shut them down, close their doors, prevent them from engaging in business as usual. The occupation state must be entirely boycotted and isolated, and fully rejected as the illegitimate settler-colonial occupier that it is.
  • Occupy U.S. embassies and consulates – U.S. imperialism is the principal sponsor of the killer occupation in Palestine and it must be held accountable by the people of the world for its crimes, not only in Palestine but throughout the world.
  • Take the profits from the hands of the killer corporations – Already protesters are confronting these killer corporations like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and G4S, facing arrest in U.S. cities such as Chicago. These corporations must face consequences – their operations interrupted and shut down. No more profits from Palestinian blood!

old-vietnam:

Võ Thị Sáu (1933 – March 13, 1952) is a national martyr of Vietnam who fought against the French colonialists and was executed on an island in the Con Dao archipelago in the southeastern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
Sau was born in 1933 in Ba Ria and began her revolutionary career at the age of 14. Among her activities was an attack on July 14, 1948 in which she used a grenade that killed a French officer and injured 14 soldiers. She was arrested in early 1950 when she launched another attack and was put in jail and given a death sentence in Chi Hoa Prison in the former Sai Gon. Feared for her strong and courageous revolutionary will, the French colonialists shipped her to Con Dao and shot her on January 23, 1952 when she was only 19. Sau refused to be blindfolded and sang until her final breath. [x]

old-vietnam:

Võ Thị Sáu (1933 – March 13, 1952) is a national martyr of Vietnam who fought against the French colonialists and was executed on an island in the Con Dao archipelago in the southeastern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Sau was born in 1933 in Ba Ria and began her revolutionary career at the age of 14. Among her activities was an attack on July 14, 1948 in which she used a grenade that killed a French officer and injured 14 soldiers. She was arrested in early 1950 when she launched another attack and was put in jail and given a death sentence in Chi Hoa Prison in the former Sai Gon. Feared for her strong and courageous revolutionary will, the French colonialists shipped her to Con Dao and shot her on January 23, 1952 when she was only 19. Sau refused to be blindfolded and sang until her final breath. [x]

Power feminism is just another scam in which women get to play patriarchs and pretend that the power we seek and gain liberates us.

bell hooks

Let’s talk about this quote for a second.

I remember I attended a college lecture about what feminism means in America and how imperial politics and economic gaps between the West and East render what women want and consider pivotal to their feminism as conflicting and even antagonistic to each other.

My feminism, first and foremost, will always be anti-imperialism.

Imperial politics are dangerous and the very essence of narcissism. Imperial politics demonstrated within a feminist frame usually goes as follows: the most privileged women, ie. those who have access to technology, representation, occupy a particular media-friendly image or ideology and have access to those in higher slots in society are allotted platforms to speak about their experiences as women and without question, this gets presumptuously labelled “women’s experiences”. Being that women who are globally bestowed the highest tier are usually allowed such room to speak, their minimal struggles are then homogenized as the quintessential female experience and misogyny is wholeheartedly announced a tangible issue that can be easily eradicated out of modern Western society.

Its no accident that women of color, women in occupied regions and those who face mass political or economic repression and their words which don’t satisfy neoliberal, imperialist gaze are deemed anti-progressive, race baiters, backwards, terrorist apologists, etc. Our complex, multi-faceted struggles within a white supremacist empire tap into too many accepted status quos for the average American moderate. It forces those who legitimize the war on terror and view racism as an entity of the past to confront their own unsightly prejudices and the systematic brutality their nations enacts on various global societies, as well as within its borders. Its easier to find (and fabricate) any reason to demonize the likes of Trayvon Martin and his family for his own tragic demise or deem young Yemeni children necessary collateral damage for “the greater good” than to examine what other oppressions beyond misogyny exist that unquestionably burden the lives of otherized communities, including and especially the women in said communities.

Power feminism expects women to unanimously rejoice in the presidential election of Hillary Clinton, while her administration carries out the same murderous policies as her predecessors. Power feminism labels any legitimate criticism of influential women as inherent egregious misogyny. Power feminism devalues the loss of women’s lives abroad, while infantizling their independent resistance and stripping their agency by shamelessly declaring intervention as saving them. Power feminism within an imperialistic frame needs the hyper-demonization of otherized communities to justify its occupation. Power feminism can be even more dangerous than ruthless misogyny because of its insidious nature and lack of culpability.

(via maarnayeri)

THIS POST IS GOLDEN (via wocinsolidarity)

Aka liberal feminism.

(via sexistentialisms)

afrocendent:

momo33me:

Weapons used by the Israeli army against women and children into the neighborhood ..

Flachette bombs used to indiscriminately shower large areas with the pieces of metal photographed above. Considered against the international law because of their high propensity for civilian causalities. (X).