Houston, Texas: March and rally in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising, August 20, 2014.
"Whose streets? Our streets! Took over the streets in Third Ward, marching in solidarity with Ferguson, from the HPD cop shop on West Grey and St. Emanuel and through the hood. We out-smarted the cops who were trying to block the streets and keep us on the sidewalks. HPD, out of our community!”
Report and photos by Gloria Rubac
I now realize how old this show is
Tech may be outdated, but the end result is still relevant
My brother’s wedding in Gaza August 2010, humanitarian aid workers from around the world joined in.
South African aid worker wearing a tshirt that reads;
“South Africa Will never be free until Palestine is Free”-Nelson Mandela
Allah ye7mik ya Falastine
On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.
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Tumblr users are…
- 50% more likely to go to a political rally
- 2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
- 108% more likely to be registered to vote
I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).
But it’s all just slacktivism right?
this is the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black do nOT FUCKING ARGUE WITH ME
Charity organisation WATERisLIFE releases campaign video that is highly problematic.
Besides getting peoples attention and encouraging more white saviorism, poverty porn and using people of colour as props in a manner that screams OTHERING, I’m really not sure what this initiative is trying to accomplish with this viral video campaign.
I find this video highly problematic in all those ways and more, and incredibly uncomfortable to watch (and not because of the reasons the organisation behind it is trying to create).
Stop calling us ‘Third World’ people - that’s an awfully stale term that has no bearing on the ways in which we would describe ourselves. Stop using the problems of one group of people to nullify and dismiss that of others - life just does not work that way. And stop using a tired internet meme to create a gap between people in one region of the world and other parts of the globe that does not account for the complexities of our interconnectedness. Many of the problems highlighted by the speakers in the video happen beyond the ‘First World’, and vice versa.
Problems are relative to our experiences and environments, there’s no strict rule based on Cold War jargon that tangibly divides what problems are experienced where and by whom.
I may not have all the answers but I know that there are better and far more engaging ways to create awareness around developmental initiatives and, in doing so, foster conversations and discussions around the issue of the global imbalance of resources created by capitalism and fueled by greed.
Girl: If i leave im never coming back
Boy: pshhh well alright then bitch bye then i dont need you anyway i got options
Girl: ok bye *slams door*
You and your boys: “thats how u handle them bro”
"lets go play 2k, we dont chase em we replace em"
*15 mins later*
I WOULDN’T EVEN BE MAD
Virgin shaming and slut shaming piss me off in equal amounts. There’s nothing magical or special about being a virgin, and same goes with having sex. You know what’s magical? Shutting the fuck up about people’s personal choices.