Monday, March 3, 2014
bashi-bazouk:

tugoslavija:

euralmanac:

Kiev, Ukraine
Love on the front line. An activist from the ‘Right Sector’ anti-government protest group presents flowers to his girlfriend in front of fellow activists near the site of previous clashes with riot police (via Telegraph)

The Telegraph fucking would call Right Sector ultrafascists ‘activists’ and ‘an anti-government protest group’ and be like, ‘awwww, love conquers all’
Don’t know if the Telegraph is just willfully ignorant or if they’re purposefully daring to openly support the far right knowing that public opinion won’t hold them accountable 

When you align with Western interests, you will be whitewashed beyond recognition. This is funding AQ in Syria all over again. Another flashing red light, another deafening silence around it. We fund Bin Laden’s heirs, we praise neo-nazis on the streets, in government, running ministries. Silence. These are only problems when opposing western interests. Our governments are the amoral scum of the earth.

bashi-bazouk:

tugoslavija:

euralmanac:

Kiev, Ukraine

Love on the front line. An activist from the ‘Right Sector’ anti-government protest group presents flowers to his girlfriend in front of fellow activists near the site of previous clashes with riot police (via Telegraph)

The Telegraph fucking would call Right Sector ultrafascists ‘activists’ and ‘an anti-government protest group’ and be like, ‘awwww, love conquers all’

Don’t know if the Telegraph is just willfully ignorant or if they’re purposefully daring to openly support the far right knowing that public opinion won’t hold them accountable 

When you align with Western interests, you will be whitewashed beyond recognition. This is funding AQ in Syria all over again. Another flashing red light, another deafening silence around it. We fund Bin Laden’s heirs, we praise neo-nazis on the streets, in government, running ministries. Silence. These are only problems when opposing western interests. Our governments are the amoral scum of the earth.

foxxxynegrodamus:

uchihakookies:

foxxxynegrodamus:

FYI I don’t care if you claim to be a part of the minority of men that doesn’t harass women in streets, especially if you’re a self proclaimed “special snowflake nice guy” — nice guys are never as nice as they think they are — it doesn’t and never will make up for the fact that in NYC and other…

what would you have us do since we’re the problem and not just people coexisting?

BE VOCAL WHEN YOU SEE THAT SHIT HAPPENING
TELL YOUR HOMIES TO GET THEIR FUCKING LIFE AND STOP ACTING LIKE ANIMALS
GET INVOLVED OR SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTIST THAT ADVOCATE FOR THIS KIND OF SHIT
HELP AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF WOMEN WHO CALL THIS SHIT OUT
RECOGNIZE IT AS A PROBLEM!
SIMPLE OBVIOUS SHIT.

OR MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, WHEN YOU REBLOG SOMEONE TALKING ABOUT IT YOU DONT ASK CONDESCENDING QUESTIONS THAT END IN COP OUTS LIKE “WERE JUST HUMANS COEXISTING”

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Steve Reich - Come Out (1966)

foxxxynegrodamus:

Favorite part of my Florida home this lil indoor balcony

foxxxynegrodamus:

Favorite part of my Florida home this lil indoor balcony

Sadomasochism is an institutionalized celebration of dominant/subordinate relationships. And, it prepares us either to accept subordination or to enforce dominance. Even in play, to affirm that the exertion of power over powerlessness is erotic, is empowering, is to set the emotional and social stage for the continuation of that relationship, politically, socially and economically.

Sadomasochism feeds the belief that domination is inevitable. It can be compared to the phenomenon of worshipping a godhead with two faces, and worshipping only the white part on the full moon and the black part on the dark of the moon, as if totally separate. But you cannot corral any aspect within your life, divorce its implications, whether it’s what you eat for breakfast or how you say goodbye. This is what integrity means.

Audre Lorde
Friday, January 31, 2014
The problem is not that poor countries cannot manage to drag themselves up the development ladder, the problem is that they are actively prevented from doing so. Beginning in the early 1980s, Western governments and financial institutions like the World Bank and IMF changed their development policy from one that was basically Keynesian to one that remains devotedly neoliberal, requiring radical market deregulation, fiscal austerity, and privatization in developing countries as a condition of receiving aid.

We were told that this neoliberal shock therapy – known as structural adjustment – would help stimulate the economies of poor countries. But exactly the opposite happened. Instead of helping poor countries develop, structural adjustment basically destroyed them. Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang has demonstrated that while developing countries enjoyed per capita income growth of more than 3% prior to the 1980s, structural adjustment cut it in half, down to 1.7%. When it was foisted on Sub-Saharan Africa, per capita income began to decline at a rate of 0.7% per year, and average GNP shrank by around 10%. As a result, the number of Africans living in basic poverty nearly doubled. It would be hard to overstate the degree of human suffering that these figures represent.

Robert Pollin, an economist at the University of Massachusetts, estimates that developing countries have lost roughly $480 billion in potential GDP as a result of structural adjustment. Yet Western corporations have benefitted tremendously. It has forced open vast new consumer markets; it has made it easier to access cheap labor and raw materials; it has opened up avenues for capital flight and tax avoidance; it has created a lucrative market in foreign debt; and it has facilitated a massive transfer of public resources into private hands (the World Bank alone has privatized more than $2 trillion worth of assets in developing countries).

Poverty in the Global South is not just a static given; it is being actively created. And the striking thing is that these atrocities are being perpetrated under the cover of aid. In other words, not only does aid serve as a powerful rhetorical device that cloaks takers in the guise of givers, it also operates as a powerful tool in the global wealth extraction system.
Aid in Reverse: How Poor Countries Develop Rich Countries (via medhanena)

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Monday, January 27, 2014
strong

strong

(Source: rangariginal)

Friday, January 17, 2014
The sun was like a huge fifty-cent piece that someone had poured kerosene on and then had lit with a match and said ‘Here, hold this while I go get a newspaper,’ and put the coin in my hand, but never came back. Trout Fishing in America, Richard Brautigan

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

toandfro asked: hannahhhhhhhhh <3

hello my friend!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

joeeeyv asked: you ma'am are v good actually the best person i know see u soon

U U U 

U U U U

U U U U U

U are the greatest (this is a song)

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, December 6, 2013
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

FOR CASH by James Gendron

this the poem that justin is referring to in the poem ‘fiji’ that i just reblogged (which is great and you should read)

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

FOR CASH by James Gendron

this the poem that justin is referring to in the poem ‘fiji’ that i just reblogged (which is great and you should read)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

ACHÈ - Eduardo del Llano

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

patriciaalvarado:

"Thinking about wanting to be white in 2008 in 2013; part 2"

A 7 minute video performance piece
As a teenager who unknowingly wanted to be white, I was never satisfied with the physical attributes I possessed which highlighted my otherness. I would steal my mother’s makeup, as she was much lighter than I was, and apply it onto my entire face to change my skin tone. This daily process of lightening my skin made me feel more normal, and more beautiful, even though the rest of my body remained brown. With this piece, I reenact this beauty ritual by applying the same shade and brand of foundation as I used to.  

Patricia Ann Alvarado
see part one here