Monday, July 28, 2014

jedavu:

Jewish And Arab People Posing Together Online, ‘Refusing To Be Enemies’

In the midst of news about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, some people are posting photos online for an international social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter, with the hashtag, #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

cash4oneness:

sandsofsaadi:

thepeoplesrecord:

Here is a short list of a few of the hundreds of examples of the media intentionally manipulating the public to support Israel’s recent offensive against Palestinians
July 24, 2014

Please reblog or message with additions as you see/think of them and I will edit with the additions. I am sure we can create quite a large list of examples.

This is important. Hold media accountable. Publicly call out news outlets that are fucking up. Spread the truth beyond your circle of tumblr fans. Raise awareness and mobilize.

#newsfail

Friday, July 25, 2014
roachpatrol:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

fuck yeah! this is amazing. 

roachpatrol:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

fuck yeah! this is amazing. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014


NBC News forced to send Ayman Mohyeldin back to ‪#‎Gaza‬, as international outcry exposes the network for punishing its one honest journalist.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer forced to issue an apology after showing shelled-out Gaza and claiming it was Israel, by an immediate and massive social media campaign.
BBC News forced to confront pro-Israel bias as 5,000 protesters shut down the streets surrounding its building.
Our side doesn’t have a monopoly on millions of eyeballs, but those who do should know we’re watching them too. Stand with Palestine, by any means necessary!

NBC News forced to send Ayman Mohyeldin back to ‪#‎Gaza‬, as international outcry exposes the network for punishing its one honest journalist.

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer forced to issue an apology after showing shelled-out Gaza and claiming it was Israel, by an immediate and massive social media campaign.

BBC News forced to confront pro-Israel bias as 5,000 protesters shut down the streets surrounding its building.

Our side doesn’t have a monopoly on millions of eyeballs, but those who do should know we’re watching them too. Stand with Palestine, by any means necessary!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

baijara:

France’s Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people.



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SPREAD THIS PLEASE!!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

crownqueenray:

make him ruler of the world!

(Source: dumbbabysounds)

Saturday, July 19, 2014
vfpalestine:

"If I die in this crisis, don’t anybody DARE blame Hamas. Israel and its allies and its ass-kissers will have my blood on their hands.”
To those Israel-supporters who pretend to know everything there is to know about the ongoing crisis, who act like their perspective is the only valid one, and who champion the Zionist cause no matter how many innocent people are killed in the name of the ideology’s preservation: This is for you. 
And I have more…

vfpalestine:

"If I die in this crisis, don’t anybody DARE blame Hamas. Israel and its allies and its ass-kissers will have my blood on their hands.”

To those Israel-supporters who pretend to know everything there is to know about the ongoing crisis, who act like their perspective is the only valid one, and who champion the Zionist cause no matter how many innocent people are killed in the name of the ideology’s preservation: This is for you. 

And I have more…

Friday, July 18, 2014

amaditalks:

There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!

(Source: lionelmessiah)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

To every single person who says the situation in Palestine is two sided

sarasnewtasticmusings:

here are a few things for you to look at

  • After only a week of this the casualties have been 205 dead Palestinians (80% civilians, and at least 34 children) and more than 1500 wounded and around 900 homes destroyed, over a 100,000 dislocated, while on the Israeli side there are 0 dead and 2 or 3 wounded and 0 buildings destroyed
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  • today morning all senior high school and college palestinian students got there grades, which is usually a celebrated event, and most of them got very high grades in fields of science and literature, but instead of celebrating they are morning and fleeing their homes, and 18 of them were dead 
    image
  • On another hand, Israel’s government is paying college students to spread pro-Israel propaganda on social media (x)
    if you don’t find that sickening than please get out

  • Israel gets a high tech notification on smart phones of any bombing that might target them (the App is called “Israel Red Alert) and the Israelis are taken to bombing shelters. the Palestinian resistance gives them an hours warning before it anyway. While the Israeli’s warn the palestinians around 56 seconds before bombing, and it notifies them by a smaller warning bomb on the roof of the house 
    SO BASICALLY WARN THEM OF BOMB USING BOMBS, MAKES SENSE. AND IF THE WARNING BOMB ON THE ROOF MAKES IT COLLAPSE ON A CHILDS HEAD THAT’S OKAY
    video and video

  • The Palestinians are asked to evacuate. EVACUATE TO WHERE EXACTLY?! have a look at the map
    image
    Israel controls all the movement of the citizens and its borders. No one is allowed to leave. on the borders with Egypt (rafa) it is also blocked and no one is allowed to leave that way either. So the civilians should just through themselves in the sea right!? oops no not allowed as well

  • The Palestinians have NO ARMY of their own. please get that inside your bloody heads. how can yo say they are fighting a war!? then what is Hamas you ask me? well for one thing, “Hamas” was a democratically elected political group by people in Gaza to govern them, and Israel denied them that right, and the group that is responsible of any military acts is a branch in Hamas named Qtab Al Qassam, who are not an army, and the weapons they use to resist the Israeli occupation they make themselves, because any means of importing weapons from any neighboring Arab countries is sealed, besides (and for shame!) not a single Arab country offers any, not even the least amount to defend themselves. 
    They are labeled almost by everyone as terrorists because they fight back, I mean in what universe would an oppressed people tolerate being kicked out of their homes, bombed and watching their children die before their eyes!? 
    It is crazy to me that people label them as terrorists but not Israel who is an apartheid terrorist state with a freaking army that is funded by the USA. 
    So what? you except those people to live under oppressive conditions for 60 years, and tolerate regular bombings and arrests from Israel and just accept it and not fight back in any desperate way they can.
    no, you know what, that makes total sense!! how dare i be such a blind ignorant fool!! 
    image
  • While we’re at it, because I don’t want any little piece of shit to come tell me, well Hamas didn’t accept the proposal of Egypt to stop the bombing. SIT THE HECK DOWN. Egypt which is supposed to act as an arab correspondent to the conflict for the Palestinians, like the USA to Israel, did not officially put up any proposal or movement but merely made a weak statement of disapproval. The Palestinian people said clearly: they want ceasefire  and for the siege to be removed from Gaza, and for the Israeli violence and oppression to be stopped on all Palestinians, and for the to live safety in their own homes
    apparently that was unreasonable and too much to ask

    Hamas did not reject the ceasefire. Israel did.

    image an extract from the article explains my point 

    As Mya Guarnieri explains succinctly in +972 Mag, the Egyptian “ceasefire” would have meant a return to a comfortable status quo for Israel in which:

    Israel strikes Gaza from time to time and kills Palestinian civilians there and in the West Bank without garnering much scrutiny from the international media and, by extension, the international community. Returning to the status quo would also mean an end to the immediate damage to Israel’s image caused by the horrific photos and footage coming out of Gaza, and global protests against what Israel calls “Operation Protective Edge.”

    But it would mean no change to the reality for 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza living under crushing siege.

    In the immediate period, the bogus “ceasefire” initiative gives Israel the opportunity to spin headlines in its direction – claiming that Hamas are being irrational and unreasonable “terrorists.”

  • The difference between a Hamas rocket and an Israeli airstrike 
    image
  • schools are being used as shelters and places to take the wounded because the hospitals and medical team can barely sustain the flow of the wounded
    image
  • Israel fired 5 missiles at al-Wafa hospital in Gaza City on Friday WHERE CHILDREN ARE STAYING, and has threatened to bomb it again (x)image
  • The Israelis are NOT DEFENDING THEMSELVES. YOU CAN’T DEFEND SOMETHING THAT IS NOT YOURS. THIS IS AN OCCUPATION OF PEOPEL’S LAND AGAINST THEIR WILL BY VIOLENCE AND FORCE
    image
  • Israel has broken over 65 UN resolutions. SIXTY FIVE.

  • In the lead up to Operation Cast Lead, senior Israeli army General Gadi Eisenkot disclosed Israel’s plans to expand the Dahiya doctrine, telling an Israeli newspaper, “We will wield disproportionate power against every village from which shots are fired on Israel, and cause immense damage and destruction. From our perspective, these are military bases.” He added, “This isn’t a suggestion. This is a plan that has already been authorized.” (x)
    so basically the Israeli army sees homes where families live as military bases because to them every palestinian is a terrorist

  • the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, better known as The Goldstone Report The report continued (emphasis mine), “Statements by political and military leaders prior to and during the military operations in Gaza leave little doubt that disproportionate destruction and violence against civilians were part of a deliberate policy.” (emphasis and bold mine) (x)

  • this video is compilation of videos taken by Israelis and Palestinians posted on social networks, it shift between the bombing of Palestinian homes and screams of children and mothers to the pro-Israeli protest by Israeli citizens

SO STOP LISTENING TO YOUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND WAKE UP

NO THIS IS NOT A WAR. THIS IS GENOCIDE.

Friday, July 11, 2014
exclusively-positive-press:

Peru to provide free solar power to its 2 million poorest citizens

The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will provide electricity to poor households through the installation of photovoltaic panels.
The first part of the program aims to provide solar systems to 500,000 extremely poor households in areas that lack even basic access to the power grid. Unsurprisingly, it is a massive opportunity for domestic solar installers, and Merino has said that bidding for the contract will open later this year to fix the rest of the panels.
The project was first started in Contumaza, a province in the northeastern region of Cajamarca, where 1,601 solar panels were installed. The energy minister has said that when the project is finished, the scheme will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016.
Speaking to the Latin America Herald Tribune, Merino said: “This program is aimed at the poorest people, those who lack access to electric lighting and still use oil lamps, spending their own resources to pay for fuels that harm their health.”
If Peru can do this for its people, it makes you wonder why more prosperous countries can’t do the same.  [x]

exclusively-positive-press:

Peru to provide free solar power to its 2 million poorest citizens

The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will provide electricity to poor households through the installation of photovoltaic panels.

The first part of the program aims to provide solar systems to 500,000 extremely poor households in areas that lack even basic access to the power grid. Unsurprisingly, it is a massive opportunity for domestic solar installers, and Merino has said that bidding for the contract will open later this year to fix the rest of the panels.

The project was first started in Contumaza, a province in the northeastern region of Cajamarca, where 1,601 solar panels were installed. The energy minister has said that when the project is finished, the scheme will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016.

Speaking to the Latin America Herald Tribune, Merino said: “This program is aimed at the poorest people, those who lack access to electric lighting and still use oil lamps, spending their own resources to pay for fuels that harm their health.”

If Peru can do this for its people, it makes you wonder why more prosperous countries can’t do the same.  [x]

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

soyonscruels:

"It was like something from the civil war": the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave

On June 18, 1984, at the height of the UK Miner’s strike, the National Union of Mineworkers arranged what was intended to be a routine mass picket at the British Steel coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire.

Instead, 8000 miners and 5000 police officers — although these numbers are disputed, especially on the side of the police, who may have brought as many as 10,000 men — fought for hours in what has since become one of the most controversial events in recent British history.

In the intervening thirty years, the police involved, (and their superiors), have been accused of brutality, assault, perjury, collusion, perverting the course of justice, and abuse of public office. Not a single miner charged was convicted, and South Yorkshire Police had to pay thirty-nine of those arrested £425,000 in an out of court settlement. It is widely believed by many to be one of the most glaring examples of state violence in contemporary Britain.

The miner’s strike defined its decade. Following the revelation in March 1984 that the government intended to close twenty coal mines, with seventy to follow, mass walk-outs and strikes started immediately. The strike is usually seen as the most important domestic event of the era, as the defeat weakened union power in Britain immensely, and set the stage for five more years of Thatcherite rule.  

The tiny village of Orgreave in South Yorkshire had a population almost exclusively employed in the mining industry. Arthur Scargill, the strike leader, considered the Orgreave coking works to be crucial to the success of the strike, and, after finding out that the plant was having more coal delivered than the amount that had been agreed, sent picketers from all over the country to prevent coal being delivered to the plant. The formation of such lines to prevent delivery was standard practice during the strike.

Initially, the strike was business as usual. The strikers played football, and many removed their shirts. When the lorries arrived to fetch more coal, the order was given for the ‘push’, where miners charged at police lines in an attempt to break them. There was some back and forth for some time, and deployment of mounted police. All of this was reasonably standard for picket action.

However, the police did something new to the UK, and deployed riot police, armed with batons and short shields, and wearing riot gear. The miners panicked, although eventually calm was restored, and space was cleared for the lorries to get through. What happened next is subject to much debate, but what is certain that the miners retreated and were chased by police. The miners were outnumbered and forced to run across a railway line, and some had to climb down the embankment of the bridge, and across the rails. 

It is not disputed that the miners threw stones at the police. But it is widely asserted by the miners that the police response to what amounted to minor resistance was immense and brutal. The miners allege that the police had deliberately pulled picketers out of the crowd to beat them. They charged them with horses and and continued to hit and kick them after their arrest.

Photographs taken at Orgreave show numerous picketers being dragged away bleeding, sat on by officers, and police beating picketers who were not resisting. It has been asserted that the police tactics were the first usage of the deeply controversial kettling technique in the UK. The iconic photograph of Lesley Boulton, a member of Women Against Pit Closures and an unarmed woman, raising her hand to defend herself against a mounted police officer with a baton, became the defining image of the picket.

Ninety-five strikers were charged with riot and unlawful assembly. Riot carried a mandatory life sentence. One of the defendants, Arthur Critchlow, said that he was beaten after arrest by two officers armed with truncheons, and that during his trial he believed utterly that “the state could do what they wanted.” Ultimately, all the trials collapsed, but no officer was ever charged with misconduct. Michael Mansfield QC, who defended many of the miners, said that the evidence given by South Yorkshire Police was “the biggest frame-up ever.”

So: you’ve read all this, and you’re asking, but why does this matter? Because the Battle of Orgreave was a turning point for Britain, and not for the better. Protest became more difficult after Orgreave. Thatcher used the police force more and more as her personal army, to deal with what she considered to be a dangerous revolutionary movement that needed to be crushed at all costs. Thirty years after Orgreave, officers who beat unarmed fifteen year old boys in the street have never faced discipline. Even police officers involved in the Battle claim that it was a travesty. A BBC investigation found widespread evidence that commanding officers in the South Yorkshire Police deliberately fabricated evidence, and that dozens of written “statements” given by officers present at Orgreave were identical.

We are all, in a sense, Thatcher’s children. We live in the shadow of what she destroyed. It is inconceivable that it should take thirty years for basic justice to be done, but that is the world she left us. Hopefully we will finally get an inquiry. But do not believe anyone who tells you that we need to move on from Orgreave. We never got a chance to move on from Orgreave. The working class of Britain have lived with the consequences of Thatcher’s regime for thirty years. Stop being frustrated that people won’t stop harping on about the past, and recognise that you might be angry if it took thirty years for justice to be done. The miner’s strike ended, but the systematic attack, degradation, and smearing of the working classes in Britain have not, and that’s why Orgreave matters. We are all Thatcher’s children. That means you, too.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

psychosematic:

as much as everyone should be talking about the UC shootings and creating an online discussion about misogyny and gun control, please don’t forget that there was a shooting at a jewish museum in brussels today too.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
theincredibleorca:

One of the most fascinating things about orcas is that each population has a different set of diet and hunting behaviors. Some populations eat only fish, while others eat only marine mammals, etc. The New Zealand orcas have a pretty varied diet, but they’re the only known orca population to feed off stingrays. The deadly rays can easily take down an orca, but the intelligent killer whales have figured out how to hunt them with skill and dexterity. (however, this stingray hunting habit means the NZ orcas have the highest rates of stranding out of any orca population, since the hunts often lead them into shallow waters) Orcas pass down hunting knowledge and skills to their young, in a way, almost resembling human culture.
It is for this reason we should work to preserve not only the wild population as a whole, but individual populations as well. Only a few wild orca populations have been well-studied, and if a less-studied population disappears, we’re not just losing orcas in a certain area, we’re losing a totally unique group with it’s own dialect and lifestyle that took generations to develop. Sure, a new group of orcas could potentially move into the area, but for reasons explained, it would still be a big loss for a given group to die out.
Photo by Ingrid Visser, Orca Research Trust

theincredibleorca:

One of the most fascinating things about orcas is that each population has a different set of diet and hunting behaviors. Some populations eat only fish, while others eat only marine mammals, etc. The New Zealand orcas have a pretty varied diet, but they’re the only known orca population to feed off stingrays. The deadly rays can easily take down an orca, but the intelligent killer whales have figured out how to hunt them with skill and dexterity. (however, this stingray hunting habit means the NZ orcas have the highest rates of stranding out of any orca population, since the hunts often lead them into shallow waters) Orcas pass down hunting knowledge and skills to their young, in a way, almost resembling human culture.

It is for this reason we should work to preserve not only the wild population as a whole, but individual populations as well. Only a few wild orca populations have been well-studied, and if a less-studied population disappears, we’re not just losing orcas in a certain area, we’re losing a totally unique group with it’s own dialect and lifestyle that took generations to develop. Sure, a new group of orcas could potentially move into the area, but for reasons explained, it would still be a big loss for a given group to die out.

Photo by Ingrid Visser, Orca Research Trust

Friday, May 23, 2014
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)