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You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.

Medhi Hasan

Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!' 

In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.

9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.

(via insideonemind)

I Traveled to Palestine-Israel And Discovered There is no 'Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'

redphilistine:

Ferrari Shepard, a member of a recent Black American delegation to Palestine, reflects on his visit after returning to the U.S.

Justice. that grand, beautiful idea has been whittled down to mean ‘Human Rights’. We don’t talk about justice anymore, none of us do. We just talk about Human Rights or survival. We don’t talk about redistribution. In America, 400 people own the wealth of more than half of the American population, so we should not be saying ‘tax the rich’. We should be saying take their money and redistribute it. Take their property and redistribute it.

Arundhati Roy (via theyoungradical)

ask-richterbelmont:

rosebleue:

wanderingmavka:

flyingcolours-z:

Please spread the word about this!!! Reblog if you need to. The Ukrainians are being killed by their own government, and the country is going into chaos…

OH MY GOD FUCKING THANK YOU SO MUCH FINALLY SOMEONE THAT GETS IT

For those of you that don’t usually read newspapers…

Finally something that doesn’t waste my time with information I don’t need. This gets to the point without screwing around. Its important and if there was anyone else like me who was having trouble understanding the full scope of this I think it’s a good place to start.

Gentrification does not solve poverty, it merely shunts the poor out of the city…

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost | The Guardian 

"A few blocks away, Maggie Larios, 30, a latina single mother sharing a cramped apartment with her two children, is all too aware of that choice. She earns just enough from a care-home job to pay the $685 monthly rent. But the landlord who owns the block is trying to evict her and other tenants who have complained about mould, cockroaches and broken windows. They suspect the neglect is intended to oust them so he can get in more lucrative tenants.

"The mould has made me sick," Larios croaks, indicating her throat. "When we went to court one of my neighbours had bugs on her. You should’ve seen the judge’s face." With her budget, Larios stands little chance of finding another apartment in Oakland. "I don’t want to be homeless. My kids and I went through a very bad experience in shelters." But inevitably they will be priced out, she says. "It’s gonna happen. A few years ago, to see a white person here was unseen footage. Now you see them walking the street even at night." Resistance could perhaps slow but not halt gentrification, she says. "Money talks, bullshit walks." Larios has kept one asset in reserve for emergencies: her long, luxuriant hair. "When the time comes I can sell it for $400.""

(via america-wakiewakie)

This very same shit is happening on my block RIGHT NOW. Literally right now. It started with the classier looking super markets, then the white people, now the neglect has gotten so bad our buildings is starting to mold. Ceilings falling (one time it fell while my brother took a shower Idk how he didn’t get hurt when it happened). Police coming into our building exercising excessive force on folks that normally hang with the people who live here. A lot of police presence started coming with the amount of white people showing up around here. We had to limit the times we go to the super market we been going to for over a decade and go to cheaper ones cause ever since white people started showing up they started bumping up the prices on everything making it harder for us to afford that shit. Gentrification is real as fuck, and it’s happening in Washington Heights so fast I’m scared we’ll lose our vibrant ‘Little Dominican Rep.’ community in exchange for more white people, starbucks and overpriced food markets and fucked up buildings waiting to kick out minorities that don’t have the privileged pay of a normal white person in the city.

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farhanist:

If Israel were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Palestine were to lay down theirs, there would be no more Palestine.

(Source: faruhanu)

Killing trans women isn't bad press.

askatranswoman:

ESPN killed a trans woman. And the author was told “eh, just don’t do it again?” by everyone above him. He still has the job he used to kill a trans person because killing a trans woman isn’t bad press.

I want you to understand this story. It’s here if you can stomach the…

Look, the GOP knows that when abortion is illegal, abortions don’t go down but the number of women dying does goes up. They just don’t care.

(via teapartycat)