It's jodi!: Reflections on Collective Trauma and... →
thatsjodi: Below is a conversation on support, trauma, and healing, between myself and organizer and therapist, Iresha. To read more of Iresha’s views on trauma and healing, please read: Thoughts on Mental-Health and Revolution Iresha: Hey jodi. You were in New Orleans for a while. What made you go and…
Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam →
Deyka Hassan: I →
deykahassan: White people have many talents (colonialism being one of them) but their greatest talent has to be…saving people of colour. White people are REALLY good at saving people of colour. I mean, in our darkest times of need, they pop up and fix everything. They help our disillusioned youth in…
White People Quick Tip #4
racism-education: If you ever find yourself saying something like “My computer broke down, so no internet for a week! LOL First World problems, right?” you need to close your fucking mouth and stop talking. The only First World problem that exists is not being able to grasp that people IN EVERY GODDAMN country use technology, eat the same goddamn food as you, and have the same goddamn problems.
Hi, this is my private home.– Some uppity white lady to me, Ne, and Kit when she found us chilling on her Brooklyn Heights stoop. My bad, we meant to hang out at your public home. (via excusemydrawing)
Empowered AfroLatina: I never saw your color: "I... →
empoweredafrolatina: This is a true real life experience my friend told me about. This is only one person. I know this kind of crap happens about 589806948609 times a minute. “I go to visit one of my friends, she was having a get-together. In getting to her house, I quickly learn that she is part of what is…
TAL9000: How to apologize: a guide for white... →
thefullmetalbitch: thecomplaintbox: thefullmetalbitch: “I apologize for _____. It was wrong because ______.” DONE. No “I was trying to…” No “My intent was…” No “I meant that…” No “But you…” No “I feel so awful…” No. This is because Imperialists relationships are mainly…
A few people start breaking their old patterns, embracing what they love (and in...– Kalle Las, Culture Jam (via mist-before-the-peak)
Must see docs on urban gentrification
Classic movie play time Ekümenopolis
CITY BREATHS: Public Home - Private City →
citybreaths: Dutch graphic artist Urlie Verduyn Lunel has done a wonderful project about the vanishing distinctions between private and public life. People are increasingly giving away their privacy by displaying their more intimate sides on the internet or having loud personal phone conversations on…
CITY BREATHS: The Origination and Mental Effects... →
citybreaths: Looking south from Union Square in 1840. ©MCNY.org The Museum of the City of New York currently hosts the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811. In this plan, a proposal was accepted to…
CITY BREATHS: Definition of a City #4 →
citybreaths: Collage made for a contest themed “city complexities”. ©Grandguignol “All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it - an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.” - Peter Conrad Not really a definition, but a very true…
CITY BREATHS: How Coffee Revitalizes the City →
citybreaths: Coffee culture expresses new ways of working and living and helps shaping our cities Coffee Bru, Amsterdam. Coffee helps us. It helps us get out of bed, it raises our productivity and promotes creativity, it’s the driving force of conversations and the fuel for writers and bloggers….
CITY BREATHS: Los Angeles' 1992 Urban Turbulence:... →
citybreaths: Recently, VH1 aired a new episode of the “Rock Docs” series. In the documentary, two subjects close to my heart come together: the tensions that spatial segregation of social groups within a city produce, and hiphop. The documentary tells the story of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. It starts…
The pathology of white privilege « Feminist... →
sometimes ill be a fan of tim wise sometimes not so much.. But this talk is pretty dope (assuming that this was a talk geared towards white folks )
Undeveloped dreams - The Washington Post →
White kids are old enough to face the consequences...
dionthesocialist: Pro tip: That’s birth.
Drug Use in Today’s Classroom Infographic
The problem is that I think it’s obvious, but U don’t see it at all.. The...– Karley Bayer
Essay and Critical Response: Privilege Politics is... →
butterflyrevolt: Signal boost! This is really important. angrybrownpeople: Here are two essays dealing with recent debates in PoC organizing around privilege theory (also called identity politics, anti-oppression politics, safe space politics, etc). Both are by people of color. The first essay, in the link above (click here), was originally published on the Black Orchid Collective’s website....
BOREAL: BOREAL Spotlight - Alex Potter - Yemen: A... →
borealcollective: “Do not sigh, for your enemy will hear and rejoice” – Yemeni Proverb In 2011, many countries of the Arab world erupted in never-ending scenes of uprisings, protest, and dissent. The age of digital media allowed the world to witness the details of conflict throughout the Middle East. Except in…
Essay and Critical Response: Privilege Politics is... →
angrybrownpeople: Here are two essays dealing with recent debates in PoC organizing around privilege theory (also called identity politics, anti-oppression politics, safe space politics, etc). Both are by people of color. The first essay, in the link above (click here), was originally published on the Black Orchid Collective’s website. It argues that privilege politics as it exists today is...
When I complained about having a rough day
stuckinpalestine: Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike were like: So I signed this petition
The commodification of Otherness has been so successful because it is offered as...– bell hooks
in order not to lose heart, he tells us, it is necessary to envisage struggle...– howard zinn
On the morning of the ﬁrst eviction they carried out the wishes of the landlord...– Fugazi –“Cashout”
Let no one say the past is dead. The past is all about us and within– Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) 19701
When it’s looking dark, punch the future in the face– Kurt Vile- Runner Ups
how to not be a White Savior when in Africa
queerhairyvag: Don’t assume those you intend to help even wanted your help. You are not there to ‘help’ anyone. Help assumes you are in authority and they depend on you. You are there to work with people. Those people are not charity cases: they are human beings with feelings history and personal identities. Like you. Treat them as such. That means stop thinking its so goddamn ’beautiful’...
We are social beings who make communities with an urgency, and it is a stern...– Vijay Prashad (via socialistscum)
I am. I am. I am.: I need feminism →
duskandshiverrrr: whoneedsfeminism: because a friend of mine said she doesn’t declare herself as a ‘feminist’ because she ‘doesn’t believe in everything they stand for’. As if every feminist must hold the exact same opinion/criteria of beliefs. The reality is we each have individual…
When liberal whites fail to understand how they can and/or do embody white...– bell hooks
Y U Mad, Whiteboy?: Fuck Fojol Bros →
yumadwhiteboy: I rarely put more than 10 or so of my own words into a post, but this shit is important. If you live in DC, you may know the Fojol Bros. This crew of gadjes serve Indian food from a fleet of trucks painted in crazy colors and blaring Bollywood and hipster tunes in a double whammy of…
i dont want to rebuilding of america on the backs of the third world workers.
we shall take the land — yes, we shall take it — but away from those...– French anarchist Elisée Reclus
Work hard in my factory, pay rent to live in my house, pay for food in my shop,...
Occupy DC confronts U.S. Marshals to save Dawn... →
WHO: Dawn Butler, Occupy our Homes DC WHAT: Stop an eviction WHEN: 9am- until the US Marshals back off WHERE: 917 Maryland Ave. N.E. Washington, DC WASHINGTON DC- 9am, Monday April 2nd, the U.S. Marshals are set to evict Dawn Butler from the home that she has lived in since 2006. Violating her rights under DC law, J.P. Morgan Chase denied Ms. Butler her right to buy her house when her...