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Your argument is invalid, I have nachos.

Will. 19. Newcastle.
Jul 31 '14

I have the worst chafing, can’t move without pain.
And I also can’t effectively explore Paris more.
Goddamnit.

Jul 28 '14

Haitian mother protecting her son in Dominican Republic

Haitian mother protecting her son in Dominican Republic

(Source: blackpoemusic)

Jul 27 '14

queerpoc:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad f**k” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

Jul 24 '14
kerimitif:

RESISTANCE UNTIL THE VICTORY

kerimitif:

RESISTANCE UNTIL THE VICTORY

Jul 24 '14

timestopsfornobody:

I’m suddenly irrationally nervous about him coming home. This is so stupid.

Not even slightly, same here.

Jul 24 '14

Reflections.

Honestly when da rang me up and asked if I wanted to come with him to relive the trip he took when he was my age now that grandma has passed away I really did not consider in the third of a second or so it took me to say yes exactly what spending nearly two months sharing a room and essentially spending every waking moment with another person would mean for me.
Especially when that person suffers from chronic bronchitis and coughs enough to ensure maybe 4 hours solid sleep a night.

This trip has been so excellent however, I’ve seen more than I ever dreamed in the last month and a bit, I’ve walked over roman and Greek ruins in Ephesus and Delos, Ive haggled with street merchants in Istanbul, seen a call to prayer at the blue mosque, I’ve explored endless palaces and churches filled with so much grandeur that I spent the whole time with my jaw on the floor at the sheer levels of beauty and grandeur these people were surrounded by on a daily basis, I’ve pigged out on food from a restaurant on a river in the Tuscan countryside so fancy there was literally nothing but ferraris in its car park, I’ve honestly seen so much awesome shit I don’t know what to describe.

I’ve learnt so much about da as well, who he is, who my great grandparents were, where our ancestors came from, what they were like, what da was like as a kid and a young adult, how he and grandma met, he’s shared so many warm memories I wouldn’t even know where to begin sharing them and it makes me so sad to see his obvious loneliness in grandma being gone, which then in turn makes me feel so guilty for how I feel tonight, but holy crap what I wouldn’t give for a night either by myself or with Iona over with a fat joint, music playing and just not much happening at all, just one boring night and then I want to jump right back into this and see and experience every other thing I possibly can.

But all of this said, I’ve found myself with such a unique experience, sure I’m seeing the world and touristy spots that heaps of people see daily, but I’m doing it as much through das eyes as my own and while I’m absolutely certain he has probably been getting annoyed with me at times (who wouldn’t get the shits in constant contact with me?)
It’s becoming more and more obvious how much he appreciates me being here, even if neither of us can really manage an conversation about nothing much at all, subjects always seem very consequential, but I think honestly I’ve seen da now in a light that possibly nobody else save grandma probably did, who he is when he’s not worrying about keeping an image up, which he does, whether it be a father, grandfather, professional, whatever.
The da I’ve met on this trip is a completely different person, as strange and infuriating as he is intensely optimistic and passionate.

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Jun 9 '14

Tomorrow I leave the country for the first time.

I’m consistently halfway between shitting myself in fear and excitement.

I’m gonna write a journal documenting the whole thing though so that should be cool.

Jun 3 '14
ashesforjustice:

Young Lords Party13-Point Program and Platform
The Young Lords Party is a Revolutionary Political Party Fighting for the Liberation of All Oppressed People
1. We want self-determination for Puerto Ricans–Liberation of the Island and inside the United States.
For 500 years, first spain and then united states have colonized our country. Billions of dollars in profits leave our country for the united states every year. In every way we are slaves of the gringo. We want liberation and the Power in the hands of the People, not Puerto Rican exploiters.
Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!
2. We want self-determination for all Latinos.
Our Latin Brothers and Sisters, inside and outside the united states, are oppressed by amerikkkan business. The Chicano people built the Southwest, and we support their right to control their lives and their land. The people of Santo Domingo continue to fight against gringo domination and its puppet generals. The armed liberation struggles in Latin America are part of the war of Latinos against imperialism.
Que Viva La Raza!
3. We want liberation of all third world people.
Just as Latins first slaved under spain and the yanquis, Black people, Indians, and Asians slaved to build the wealth of this country. For 400 years they have fought for freedom and dignity against racist Babylon (decadent empire). Third World people have led the fight for freedom. All the colored and oppressed peoples of the world are one nation under oppression.
No Puerto Rican Is Free Until All People Are Free!
4. We are revolutionary nationalists and oppose racism.
The Latin, Black, Indian and Asian people inside the u.s. are colonies fighting for liberation. We know that washington, wall street and city hall will try to make our nationalism into racism; but Puerto Ricans are of all colors and we resist racism. Millions of poor white people are rising up to demand freedom and we support them. These are the ones in the u.s. that are stepped on by the rules and the government. We each organize our people, but our fights are against the same oppression and we will defeat it together.
Power To All Oppressed People!
5. We want equality for women. Down with machismo and male chauvanism.
Under capitalism, women have been oppressed by both society and our men. The doctrine of machismo has been used by men to take out their frustration on wives, sisters, mothers, and children. Men must fight along with sisters i the struggle for economic and social equality and must recognize that sisters make up over half of the revolutionary army: sister and brothers are equals fighting for our people.
Forward Sisters in the Struggle!
 6. We want community control of our institutions and land. 
We want control of our communities by our people and programs to guarantee that all institutions serve the needs of our people. People’s control of police, health services, churches, schools, housing, transportation and welfare are needed. We want an end to attacks on our land by urban removal, highway destruction, universities and corporations.
Land Belongs To All The People!
7. We want a true education of our Creole culture and Spanish language.
We must learn our history of fighting against cultural, as well as economic genocide by the yanqui. Revolutionary culture, culture of our people, is the only true teaching.
8. We oppose capitalists and alliances with traitors.
Puerto Rican rulers, or puppets of the oppressor, do not help our people. They are paid by the system to lead our people down blind alleys, just like the thousands of poverty pimps who keep our communities peaceful for business, or the street workers who keep gangs divided and blowing each other away. We want a society where the people socialistically control their labor.
Venceremos!
9. We oppose the Amerikkkan military.
We demand immediate withdrawal of u.s. military forces and bases from Puerto Rico, Vietnam and all oppressed communities inside and outside the u.s. No Puerto Rican should serve in the u.s. army against his Brothers and Sisters, for the only true army of oppressed people is the people’s army to fight all rulers.
U.S. Out Of Vietnam, Free Puerto Rico! 
10. We want freedom for all political prisoners.
We want all Puerto Ricans freed because they have been tried by the racist courts of the colonizers, and not by their own people and peers. We want all freedom fighters released from jail.
Free All Political Prisoners!
11. We are internationalists.
Our people are brainwashed by television, radio, newspapers, schools, and books to oppose people in other countries fighting for their freedom. No longer will our people believe attacks and slanders, because they have learned who the real enemy is and who their real friends are. We will defend our Brothers and Sisters around the world who fight for justice against the rich rulers of this country.
Que Viva Che Guevara!
12. We believe armed self-defense and armed struggle are the only means to liberation.
We are opposed to violence–the violence of hungry children, illiterate adults, diseased old people, and the violence of poverty and profit. We have asked, petitioned, gone to courts, demonstrated peacefully, and voted for politicians full of empty promises. But we still ain’t free. The time has come to defend the lives of our people against repression and for revolutionary war against the businessman, politician, and police. When a government oppresses our people, we have the right to abolish it and create a new one.
Boricua Is Awake! All Pigs Beware!
13. We want a socialist society.
We want liberation, clothing, free food, education, health care, transportation, utilities, and employment for all. We want a society where the needs of our people come first, and where we give solidarity and aid to the peoples of the world, not oppression and racism.
Hasta La Victoria Siempre!
http://www.dosmundosradio.com/vida/%C2%A1palante-siempre-palante/

ashesforjustice:

Young Lords Party
13-Point Program and Platform

The Young Lords Party is a Revolutionary Political Party Fighting for the Liberation of All Oppressed People

1. We want self-determination for Puerto Ricans–Liberation of the Island and inside the United States.

For 500 years, first spain and then united states have colonized our country. Billions of dollars in profits leave our country for the united states every year. In every way we are slaves of the gringo. We want liberation and the Power in the hands of the People, not Puerto Rican exploiters.

Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

2. We want self-determination for all Latinos.

Our Latin Brothers and Sisters, inside and outside the united states, are oppressed by amerikkkan business. The Chicano people built the Southwest, and we support their right to control their lives and their land. The people of Santo Domingo continue to fight against gringo domination and its puppet generals. The armed liberation struggles in Latin America are part of the war of Latinos against imperialism.

Que Viva La Raza!

3. We want liberation of all third world people.

Just as Latins first slaved under spain and the yanquis, Black people, Indians, and Asians slaved to build the wealth of this country. For 400 years they have fought for freedom and dignity against racist Babylon (decadent empire). Third World people have led the fight for freedom. All the colored and oppressed peoples of the world are one nation under oppression.

No Puerto Rican Is Free Until All People Are Free!

4. We are revolutionary nationalists and oppose racism.

The Latin, Black, Indian and Asian people inside the u.s. are colonies fighting for liberation. We know that washington, wall street and city hall will try to make our nationalism into racism; but Puerto Ricans are of all colors and we resist racism. Millions of poor white people are rising up to demand freedom and we support them. These are the ones in the u.s. that are stepped on by the rules and the government. We each organize our people, but our fights are against the same oppression and we will defeat it together.

Power To All Oppressed People!

5. We want equality for women. Down with machismo and male chauvanism.

Under capitalism, women have been oppressed by both society and our men. The doctrine of machismo has been used by men to take out their frustration on wives, sisters, mothers, and children. Men must fight along with sisters i the struggle for economic and social equality and must recognize that sisters make up over half of the revolutionary army: sister and brothers are equals fighting for our people.

Forward Sisters in the Struggle!

 6. We want community control of our institutions and land. 

We want control of our communities by our people and programs to guarantee that all institutions serve the needs of our people. People’s control of police, health services, churches, schools, housing, transportation and welfare are needed. We want an end to attacks on our land by urban removal, highway destruction, universities and corporations.

Land Belongs To All The People!

7. We want a true education of our Creole culture and Spanish language.

We must learn our history of fighting against cultural, as well as economic genocide by the yanqui. Revolutionary culture, culture of our people, is the only true teaching.

8. We oppose capitalists and alliances with traitors.

Puerto Rican rulers, or puppets of the oppressor, do not help our people. They are paid by the system to lead our people down blind alleys, just like the thousands of poverty pimps who keep our communities peaceful for business, or the street workers who keep gangs divided and blowing each other away. We want a society where the people socialistically control their labor.

Venceremos!

9. We oppose the Amerikkkan military.

We demand immediate withdrawal of u.s. military forces and bases from Puerto Rico, Vietnam and all oppressed communities inside and outside the u.s. No Puerto Rican should serve in the u.s. army against his Brothers and Sisters, for the only true army of oppressed people is the people’s army to fight all rulers.

U.S. Out Of Vietnam, Free Puerto Rico! 

10. We want freedom for all political prisoners.

We want all Puerto Ricans freed because they have been tried by the racist courts of the colonizers, and not by their own people and peers. We want all freedom fighters released from jail.

Free All Political Prisoners!

11. We are internationalists.

Our people are brainwashed by television, radio, newspapers, schools, and books to oppose people in other countries fighting for their freedom. No longer will our people believe attacks and slanders, because they have learned who the real enemy is and who their real friends are. We will defend our Brothers and Sisters around the world who fight for justice against the rich rulers of this country.

Que Viva Che Guevara!

12. We believe armed self-defense and armed struggle are the only means to liberation.

We are opposed to violence–the violence of hungry children, illiterate adults, diseased old people, and the violence of poverty and profit. We have asked, petitioned, gone to courts, demonstrated peacefully, and voted for politicians full of empty promises. But we still ain’t free. The time has come to defend the lives of our people against repression and for revolutionary war against the businessman, politician, and police. When a government oppresses our people, we have the right to abolish it and create a new one.

Boricua Is Awake! All Pigs Beware!

13. We want a socialist society.

We want liberation, clothing, free food, education, health care, transportation, utilities, and employment for all. We want a society where the needs of our people come first, and where we give solidarity and aid to the peoples of the world, not oppression and racism.

Hasta La Victoria Siempre!

http://www.dosmundosradio.com/vida/%C2%A1palante-siempre-palante/

Jun 3 '14

photojojo:

Due to longstanding political tensions, Cuba is a country that few Americans get to visit. But recently, Danish photographer Joakim Eskildsen was allowed to travel to the isolated island.

Eskildsen put together a fantastic photo series for TIME Magazine that gives us a glimpse into day-to-day life in Cuba. 

Photos Depict Everyday Life in Cuba

via The Click

Jun 3 '14

"Everything you create, you use to destroy."

"Yeah, we call it human nature."

(Source: jessicaisgray)