"they tell me there are four seasons
but i live in a fifth one
which is your space
and your time"

Etel Adnan, Five Senses for One Death, The Smith, 1971
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met up with old friend. talked about afrofuturism and cuttlefish. didn’t barf.

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bluestockingsgoesforth:

videofunny:

Gary the Goat doesn’t give a Fuck

overnightbivouac

oh my god

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bluestockingsgoesforth & katabarbina

a camera falls out of a plane and lands in a pigpen where a pig tries to eat it

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#i stole this from another blog #thank u ficklepig 
standwithpalestine:

Israel targeted and killed four Palestinian boys earlier today as they were playing football on the beach in Gaza. 
Their names were Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9, Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakr, 10 and Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11, and they were all from the same family.
According to Abu Hassera, whose shirt was stained with blood: “When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them.”
Now, everyone is used to seeing pro-Israel bias in the media and it’s no surprise. But this ‘article’ from the New York Times is something else. As pointed out by Ben White: there is no mention of “Israel”, or the “IDF”, or “Israeli military”, or basically any agency.

standwithpalestine:

Israel targeted and killed four Palestinian boys earlier today as they were playing football on the beach in Gaza. 

Their names were Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9, Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakr, 10 and Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11, and they were all from the same family.

According to Abu Hassera, whose shirt was stained with blood: “When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them.”

Now, everyone is used to seeing pro-Israel bias in the media and it’s no surprise. But this ‘article’ from the New York Times is something else. As pointed out by Ben White: there is no mention of “Israel”, or the “IDF”, or “Israeli military”, or basically any agency.

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"The palimpsest of imperialism, as Jacqui Alexander describes, captures a sense of imperialism that has both a present and a long history to uncover. “Palimpsest,” in its Greek roots meaning “again-scraped,” refers to the practice of scraping text from parchment to overwrite it with new text. Done to parchments that had faded or contained text that was considered to no longer be useful, it was common for the underwriting to still be visible through the new text, and old parchments are legible with the use of ultraviolet lights. A palimpsest is a multiversal and simultaneous text requiring extraordinary measures to discern its depth, history and embedded memory."

Liz Phillipose, “Healing the Wounds of Imperialism”
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ficklepig:

ugh-stevecarlsburg:

do you ever start writing and just

image

Every time.

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@3 days ago with 86204 notes

tammy-chu said: Hi! I appreciate what you are doing to spread awareness about the whole situation but why don't you post more pictures of the children and people who are dying everyday day in Gaza and let the world see how monstrous Israel is.

standwithpalestine:

Hey :) Thank you. This post by stay-human explains it best:

I am so, so, so tired of seeing pictures of mangled children, of parents with faces contorted in grief, of corpses that are charred, with missing limbs, with holes in them. A few days ago they were circulating a picture of a child from Gaza who’s skull had been cracked open and hollowed out. Stop it. Stop circulating these pictures.

There’s a reason you only see these pictures of brown and black bodies from third world countries. Think about it for a second, have you ever seen pictures of the dead from 9/11 or the Boston bombing or any of the hundreds of school shootings that happen in the US?

But see those lives matter so much more, you don’t need a picture of a burned body to care, just the thought of it happening is enough to make you horrified. And the thought of anybody publishing pictures from the events I just mentioned probably repulses you, so why don’t you have the same reaction to the images coming out of Gaza?

I used to think that people needed to see these pictures, to know what’s going on, to be forced to care—but it’s fucking bullshit. It’s bullshit that people should have to make an exposition of their private pain for you to care about atrocities against humanity. Knowing what’s happening there should be enough, pictures of destroyed homes and explosions are more than enough proof if that’s what you’re after.

It’s beyond cruel that people who have just lost those that they love, parents who’ve lost little babies, should then be expected to make a performance of their pain so that maybe just maybe this stupid fucking apathetic world will care for once. People are expected to air their grief so your stupid ass will have something to cry over and be ‘moved’ by. I’m so sick of people’s grief being put on display for the disinterested viewer who can switch it off and walk away at any time, who couldn’t possibly understand what it’s like.

There is a certain respect granted to the dead and to the grief of those from privileged backgrounds. To deny someone that respect is to belittle the greatness of their loss and to reduce their pain to the politics it stems from; it is to say their human experiences are somehow less—and it goes hand in hand with the racist and disgusting idea that those brown and black people who live in strife ridden areas, those who have to fight for their lives, somehow value life less. Only those we dehumanize are denied respect like this.

Enough. Stop making a spectacle of their grief, stop making a spectacle of the dead.

Fucking enough.

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monamiee:

Chile suspended trade with Israel. Good job Chile.

@1 week ago with 67 notes
#other countries should be following chile's example 

"How much does Israel care about what the world thinks? They just killed 4 kids on a beach in front of a hotel filled with journalists."

Yousef Munayver.

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