1. Mind Mischief, by Tame Impala (Live Versions LP)

    (Source: musicianbrazilian, via mangoestho)

     
  2. shapeandcolour:

    This weekend, activists in Uganda - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death - held their first Pride. 

    This is the epitome of courage. I have no other words. 

    (via babbleality)

     
  3. voguedissent:

    wocinsolidarity:

    socialismartnature:

    Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

    That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

    sickening 

    also if you look at the list of countries

    basically all the second and third world countries voted “yes” and european/”western”/first world countries voted “abstain”

    jfc

    they really don’t have two shits to give about brown bodies and colonized peoples

    (Source: twitter.com, via endlessknowledge)

     
  4. accras:

    nosealviewing:

    July 2014

    Our Little Train Station - Sunset (Reedit)

    Peace station

     

  5. Hey, if you’re trying to figure out life, the future and sheeit (like me), feel free to read and drop by my wordpress :).

    Thanks!

     
  6. Keke Palmer geting emotional in an interview with Raven Symone (x)

    (Source: jasonnywithnochance, via charlieandthepeanuts)

     
  7. rubeitalloverme:

    ITS FUCKING BACK

    (via swaggaright2090)

     
     

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  9. fuckyeahethnicmen:

    Alexander Dominguez

    (via zebablah)

     
  10. knowledgeequalsblackpower:

    talesofthestarshipregeneration:

    medievalpoc:

    the-history-of-fighting:

    Dahomey’s Warrior Women

    Speaking of West Africa, the Dahomey Warrior Women involves a fascinating history that spans nearly 200 years. It was during this time that the elite squad of female warriors fought and died for the border rights and inter-tribal issues in the ancient kingdom of Dahomey.

    These women, who outranked their male counterparts, were given far more privileges, including the ability to  come and go from the palaces as they pleased (unlike the men). They were so revered for their warrior prowess, The Smithsonian explains, that men were taught to keep their distance:

    “Recruiting women into the Dahomean army was not especially difficult, despite the requirement to climb thorn hedges and risk life and limb in battle. Most West African women lived lives of forced drudgery. Gezo’s female troops lived in his compound and were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and slaves – as many as 50 to each warrior, according to the noted traveler Sir Richard Burton, who visited Dahomey in the 1860s. And “when amazons walked out of the palace,” notes Alpern, “they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, retire a certain distance, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.”

    Yet as colonialist ambitions grew in the region, the Dahomey female warriors eventually grew sparse. Fierce combat missions to crush the independent kingdom eventually succeeded, and in the 1940s, it is said that the last of the female warriors died.

    www.care2.com

    I’ve posted about this incredible military force for 1800s Week previously, and you can read more about women warriors of color in this Masterpost. There’s also Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey by Stanley B. Alpern.

    So somebody eplain to me why the hell that book author decided that Greek’s people’s history was needed to legitimate Black people’s lives and accomplishments?! 

    Dahomey nation is also one of the places in ancient Africa where homosexuality among the women was documented.

    Just adding this cause “there was no homosexuality before the white man came” is a popular lie.

    (via anthrocentric)

     
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  12. surprisebitch:

    this show seriously tackles all issues

    (Source: kimagreggs, via vagabonds0les)

     

  13. "

    I once attended a symposium on journalistic ethics where the keynote speaker, a well-known journalist, talked about journalists’ special role in society as guardians of democracy. Because of this, he said, journalists are sometimes allowed to do certain things that other citizens are not, such as intrude into people’s private lives. This is much like doctors who are allowed to cut into people or soldiers who are allowed to kill, he explained.

    Then he offered another analogy: it’s like police who “have the right to beat people.” I sat in the audience, momentarily stunned. I nudged a friend next to me. Had he actually said that police have a right to beat people? Yes, she said, I had heard it right.

    I looked around at an almost completely white and generally middle-class audience in the auditorium of the private college where the symposium was being held. No one seemed too upset by what he had said.

    The speaker went on to say a lot of other reactionary things. Later, during the question period, I went to the microphone, intending to focus on another stupid point he had made.

    "But before I get to my question," I said, "I want to say that it seems to me that anyone who can say that police have a right to beat people is presumptively excluded from discussion about ethics of any kind."

    The audience squirmed, unsure of how to react. The speaker winced but never responded to my challenge.

    Later, during the reception, I talked to a colleague who was unclear what point I was trying to make. Surely, the speaker just misspoke, he said; what the speaker meant to say was that in certain situations, police have a legal right to use force, sometimes even deadly force.

    Yes, I understood that, I replied. But my point was that he used the phrase, "the right to beat people.” The language reflects his relationship to power. No one who comes from a class of people subject to being beaten by police would ever think of using such a phrase. Only people who don’t have to worry about being beaten would make the “mistake.” Beyond that, I argued, it’s not implausible that the speaker and lots of other folks like him are glad they live in a world in which police sometimes beat people; it keeps the “dangerous classes” in line.

    "Try to imagine if he were black, even a black person with a professional career and a middle-class life," I said. "Think of how different interactions with police are for black people. Do you think he would have said that?"

    My colleague shrugged and said I was overreacting to an admittedly careless, but harmless, choice of words on the speaker’s part. The colleague turned, never really understanding what I thought was a simple point, and headed off to talk to someone less contentious.

    I was left standing there, full of anger, wanting to scream, and feeling incredibly alone.

    I looked around and realized that all around me were people just like me - white, middle-class, educated academics or professional journalists. And I hated them. I don’t just mean that I was frustrated with them. At that moment, I hated them. Not just the speaker, but all of the nice middle-class white folks in the room who were too polite to say anything, to hold the speaker accountable. I even hated the three or four white people who had come up to me after the talk and thanked me for speaking up. I bit my tongue and didn’t ask them the obvious question: Why didn’t you speak up too, instead of leaving my comments to hang in the air, to wither and die without support?

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  14. "The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities.

    I got a call from someone who wanted me to lead a workshop on creativity. He needed to tell his management exactly what tools people would come away with. I told him I didn’t know. I couldn’t give him a promise, because then I’d become attached to an outcome — which would defeat the purpose of any creative workshop.’

    It’s hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It’s about experimenting and discovering."
     
  15. dacosmiccheese:

    eurotrottest:

    struggleflavoredpancakemix:

    punwhileyoustillcan:

    davejaded:

    spacethefinalfuck:

    lohanofficial:

    this is how americans celebrate 4th of july in london 

    THATS NOT EVEN REAL TEA YOU UNGRATEFUL YANK

    -sound of bumbling angry british persons in the distance-

    Like you would know what real tea is, you stole it from the Asians

    damn is that true?

    China been had tea for the past 10,000 years the British just discovered it during the Age of Trade when they started getting all hype about the East.

    "damn is that true" this is what this country gets for teaching history of western European countries to us in high school—and calling it “World History

    (via reversephilosophy)