July 30, 2014
thepeoplesrecord:

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.
Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

The U.S. funds genocide, plain & simple.

thepeoplesrecord:

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.

Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

The U.S. funds genocide, plain & simple.

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July 30, 2014

okayafrica:

WATCH: Life Imitates Art In Inna Modja’s ‘C’est La Vie’

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July 30, 2014

Elena Stein, a young Jewish woman, joins a Gaza solidarity protest in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Elena Stein, a young Jewish woman, joins a Gaza solidarity protest in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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July 30, 2014

gabzilla-z:

Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.

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July 30, 2014

nowinexile:

Doctors and medics mourn the loss of their fellow medic, 32 year old Mohammad Matar, who was targeted by Israeli shelling while performing his duty in helping the injured in Khan Yunis, Gaza. 

It’s important to know that many of these medics and doctors have not been paid in months especially with the current Israeli genocide in Gaza. Many of the medics are volunteers and are operating in inhumane conditions, at times working 20 hour shifts to provide immediate care to the overwhelming number of injuries caused by Israel’s constant deliberate and indiscriminate rocket fire on civilians. 

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July 30, 2014
"When people stop writing, it’s one of two things - they are either really fucking happy or broken beyond repair."

— Ming D. Liu (via bodv)

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July 30, 2014
"How come Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle can make racist jokes but I can’t"

A person who does not understand the difference between racist jokes and jokes about racism (via do-black-people-do-stuff)

A person who is a racist.

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July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014
davidcowlesillustrations:

Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne

davidcowlesillustrations:

Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne

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July 30, 2014
aroyalmind:

yarrahs-life:

Did that!

Come on !

aroyalmind:

yarrahs-life:

Did that!

Come on !

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July 30, 2014

(Video) What did Palestine look like in 1896?

A film footage of Palestine in 1896 was recently published online thanks to Lobster Films. It shows Palestinians of all faiths – Christians, Jews and Muslims – living side by side, and praying side by side. I transcribed the narration below.

15 years later, the cinema is taking its first steps. Cameramen employed by the Lumiere Brothers filming in Jerusalem’s station, provide the first moving pictures taken in Palestine. From now on, the camera’s a recording eye and what it records is this: A society much like that of Cairo, Damascus, or Beirut, in an Arab city much like any other.

By the end of the 19th century, Palestine has 500,000 inhabitants, of whom 30,000 live in Jerusalem. A veiled woman, a Sunni Muslim, one of the majority. An orthodox Jew. He too turns away from the camera. Here we have an Armenian pope. Each of the Christian denominations has its church here in the holy city. The holy places of the three religions are scattered across a few hundred square meters. The Great Mosque is close to Christ’s tomb. Further along at the foot of the wailing wall, a Jew is reciting a prayer. He is wearing a Turkish tarboush, and although he prays in Hebrew his everyday language is Arabic. Jews form half the population of Jerusalem, but in the country as a whole they make up less than 5% of the total. Christians account for 10% and Muslims 85%. All of them are subjects of the Sultan of Constantinople. There are no frontiers in the Ottoman Empire. There are administrative divisions in which, in this immense territory, Palestine occupies a mere 27,000 square kilometers, made up of three small districts, in the south of the province of Damascus. 

According to the Electronic Intifada’s Jalal Abukhater, the film was recovered in Paris, February 2007.

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July 30, 2014
"I’m terrorized in my own land and I’m the terrorist?"

— Gaza Palestine (via miraxmiriam)

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July 30, 2014
A Dangerous Idea: The Progressive Vision of American Exceptionalism | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

engagedelectorate:

"But you know what? For more than 200 years, American exceptionalism was a radical idea. It was an idea of liberals and progressives. It was an idea that didn’t say “we are superior” — that we have all the answers. No, it was an idea about what America could be, should be and, if we act on it, would be."

July 30, 2014

lasfloresdemayo:

allblackpeopleeverythang:

Afro Mexican people

BELLEZA

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July 30, 2014

vivre-sa-vie-bellavie:

A Love: Lisa Bonet

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