Wednesday, 23 July 2014

spectacularlyignorant:

“If you pay attention, there is a very important scene in the Room of Requirement when the fire is personified in each Hogwarts House. This shows that every House has two sides. Good and evil.”David Yates

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Monday, 21 July 2014

This is actually amazing.

#sailor moon    #artists    #unite    #moon prism power    #fanart    #episode    #queen beryl    #tuxedo mask    #sailor scouts    

Thursday, 17 July 2014

—The Mindy Project
#the mindy project    #harry potter    #voldemort    #hermione granger    

You know who John Green looks like?

He looks like Logan from Dark Angel. Sometimes.

#michael weatherly    #logan    #dark angel    #james cameron    #transgenics    #mutants    #seattle    #breeding    #barcode    #john green    #tfios    #looking for alaska    #author    #books    #reading    #lookalike    #celeb    #jessica alba    #lol    

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A man after my own heart.

#weird al yankovic    #blurred lines    #word crimes    #new    #album    #funny    #parody    #music    #90s    #grammar    #rules    #literacy    #literal    #figurative    #words    

Sometimes when I can’t sleep I watch this on repeat and laugh and cry and enjoy its sheer brilliance.

#youtube    #scream and shout    #scream & shout    #will.i.am    #william    #les miserables    #victor hugo    #les mis    #play    #musical    #film    #hugh jackman    #parody    #music video    #britney speard    #dream    

Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Israel and Palestine: A Very Short Introduction

This does not include history of Palestine before it was Palestine/Israel. This is what Israelis refer to when they claim they are taking back what was taken from them to begin with, but still a very good intro.

#palestine    #israel    #introduction    #history    #refugees    #human rights    #amnesty    #gaza    #occupation    #demonstration    #support    #pressure    #apartheid    #walls    #settlement    #jordan    #egypt    #help    #violence    

We Have Forgotten

Demonstration Downtown Toronto
Oslo and London
Jewish Group Protests Against Israel
London, Paris, New York
And tons more…


There’s been a recent upsurge in protests against Israeli occupation and the apartheid, especially in light of the recent NEWS of violence against Palestinians. When I highlight news, I mean to emphasize this is just what we have heard of in awhile. Let me remind you that this violence is in no means out of the blue. It shouldn’t even be a surprise. 

We have decided to forget about the struggles of these people without active news to force us to face the truth of the situation. Apartheid’s greatest allies are ignorance, compliance and acceptance. People pretend or simply do not understand apartheid and the history of the Palestine-Israel dispute. Or worse, they do and accept it for inevitable.

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This map has been making the rounds for a long time, so this should not be an unfamiliar sight.

The Apartheid “Wall” seemed to some as a way of peace, but this is not the case at all. It is a segregation, sure, but it is mostly a way of restraining a people and trapping them. In some ways, it’s like herding the people into easy-to-screw-with settlements. It is a gross violation of human rights. But this wall is not a recent thing. In fact, it has only expanded over the last ten years.

And then there are those who are complicit in the building of the Apartheid Wall, such as Cement Roadstone Holdings.

Maybe you’ve forgotten that this has been a LONG, arduous struggle for the Palestinian people. Maybe you blame all Israelis (unfairly so). So while you are throwing around blame, pointing fingers in the face of children dying for having the audacity to need a home, maybe you should also protest the allies of apartheid. Those who are ignorant, those who are compliant, and those who accept it.

Maybe the International Court of Justice has had a shit-tonne of trouble nailing Israel’s ass to something or another, because of…what?

You put pressure on apartheid’s allies, and then apartheid rears its ugly head and takes notice, especially when it means a depletion of resources. Without resources to do the things they do, it is just intent.

My hope is that this time people won’t forget the struggle and remember when it is trendy or convenient, but the reality is people have the ability to the tune out a lot when they decide their lives takes precedent over everyone else’s. And that is a sad truth that I choose to forget in hopes of a better us.

Bill Gates does not support Israeli occupation.

This Presbyterian church wants nothing to do with crimes against humanity.


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A different kind of protest against Israel

#palestine    #israel    #occupation    #gaza    #west bank    #ceasefire    #apartheid    #wall    #south africa    #crimes against humanity    #icj    #international court of justice    #amnesty    #refugees    #holy land    #zionists    #airstrike    #violence    #death    #support    #ireland    #hope    #compliance    #ignorance    #acceptance    

Friday, 4 July 2014

LOL

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