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Artist: Deafheaven
Song: Dream House
Album: Sunbather
Plays: 110
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veryraresecrete:

Deafheaven, “Dream House” from Sunbather (Deafheaven/Deathwish, 2013)

Nothing in my view is more reprehensible than those habits of mind in the intellectual that induce avoidance, that characteristic turning away from a difficult and principled position, which you know to be the right one, but which you decide not to take. You do not want to appear too political; you are afraid of seeming controversial; you want to keep a reputation for being balanced, objective, moderate; your hope is to be asked back, to consult, to be on a board or prestigious committee, and so to remain within the responsible mainstream; someday you hope to get an honorary degree, a big prize, perhaps even an ambassadorship.
For an intellectual these habits of mind are corrupting par excellence. If anything can denature, neutralize, and finally kill a passionate intellectual life it is the internalization of such habits. Personally I have encountered them in one of the toughest of all contemporary issues, Palestine, where fear of speaking out about one of the greatest injustices in modern history has hobbled, blinkered, muzzled many who know the truth and are in a position to serve it. For despite the abuse and vilification that any outspoken supporter of Palestinian rights and self-determination earns for him or herself, the truth deserves to be spoken, represented by an unafraid and compassionate intellectual.

— Edward W. Said “Speaking Truth To Power” (via 3alamba2es)

03.22.14 119
Zoom chynaberri:

”Here only butterflies and birds are free”- Bethlehem, West Bank - Palestine

chynaberri:

”Here only butterflies and birds are free”

- Bethlehem, West Bank - Palestine

03.08.14 964
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riceflavor:

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:
Guaranteed equality between men and women
A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!Congratulate the Legislators!MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document! (via Three Cheers for Tunisia’s Revolutionary Constitution!)


Yes.

Huge moment for Tunisia, which has persevered through terrorist attacks and assassinations. The hard work doesn’t end today, of course, but this is a great day nonetheless.

fishingboatproceeds:

riceflavor:

diegueno:

This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document. 

Here’s just some of what these brave elected representatives agreed upon in the face of strong pressure from the more extreme factions of their parties:

  • Guaranteed equality between men and women
  • A constitutional mandate for environmental protection, only the third country in the world to do so
  • A declaration that health care is a human right, with preventative care and treatment for every citizen
  • A democracy with civil laws that respects freedom of religion
  • An established right to due process and protection from torture
In one stroke,
Tunisia’s become more democratic than many Western countries have been for years.

This is a revolution of democracy and a great victory for human rights — and the more we recognize that, the more Tunisia can shine as an example for the Western and the Arab world!

Congratulate the Legislators!

MESSAGE FOR TUNISIAN LEGISLATORS: We , the citizens of the world, applaud your bravery in making a strong commitment to universal human values in your constitution. People deprived of democracy around the world look to you to set the example of human rights and democratic principle — hold true to the promises made in this revolutionary document!

Yes.

Huge moment for Tunisia, which has persevered through terrorist attacks and assassinations. The hard work doesn’t end today, of course, but this is a great day nonetheless.

02.12.14 65114

2am-philosophy-study-induced-delirium/selfie-time!

01.19.14 2

wespeakfortheearth:

horrorproportions:

standwithpalestine:

A Palestinian girl’s message to Israel after Zionist forces shelled her home. Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority (2006)

Western media works really hard so we don’t see this, we don’t see this articulate little girl 

because it doesn’t sit right with the “we’re bombing savages” notion.

12.17.13 41966

imnotcaradelevingne:

Thousands of people have turned up in Pakistan to protest against NATO and the US government’s drone attacks that have murdered hundreds of Pakistani civilians and violate their country’s sovereignty. As usual, they have been ignored and silenced by the corporate media. Please reblog & share this to spread their message. 

x

12.01.13 2158
Congressman Grayson, as a teacher, my job is to educate. But how do I teach something like this? How do I explain what I myself do not understand? How can I in good faith reassure the children that the drone will not come back and kill them, too, if I do not understand why it killed my mother and injured my children?

Rafiq ur Rehman, a Pakistani schoolteacher whose mother was killed in a drone strike. He testified along with his young son and daughter before Congress today about the civilian death toll from US drone strikes and targeted killing, speaking through a translator. At this point in the testimony, the translator had to break to cry.  (via thepoliticalnotebook)

10.29.13 848
Zoom hyperallergic:

Banksy Tags the South Bronx, Catching Up with Weekend Banksys

Today’s Banksy in the South Bronx (via banksy.co.uk)
Today’s Banksy is up in the South Bronx. This…

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hyperallergic:

Banksy Tags the South Bronx, Catching Up with Weekend Banksys

Today’s Banksy in the South Bronx (via banksy.co.uk)

Today’s Banksy is up in the South Bronx. This…

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10.21.13 230
Zoom 
Beautiful. (via KICKTV)

Beautiful. (via KICKTV)

10.21.13 1997
Zoom cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.
10.06.13 40113
There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one’s idea for thirty-five years; there’s something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot (via mirroir)

09.27.13 1738

afootballreport:

Mesut Özil: The Perpetually-Hyphenated Footballer

No sport involves topics like ethnicity and cultural distinctions quite as much as football. From teams that only  field athletes of certain cultural backgrounds, to ever-evolving discussions regarding race and integration in countries like France and Italy, ethnicity and culture are always at the forefront of football, a situation that can be constructive, but just as often perpetuates misunderstandings. That said, we’re a bit confused as to why Mesut Özil is a perpetually-hyphenated footballer. 

It’s no surprise that Mesut Özil’s transfer to Arsenal is making headlines across Europe, but what is startling is that most stories regarding the transfer include a qualifer when discussing the footballer: Turkish-German, even though Özil was born in the heart of Germany. From The Daily Mail: 

 ”The arrival of the third-generation Turkish-German playmaker Ozil comes in a deal worth the best part of £200,000-per-week …”

Now, The Daily Mail has a reputation as a newspaper that places a premium on tumult, but it’s a trend visible in newspapers across Europe, and one that, despite the seemingly throw-away nature of the phrase, is unquestionably significant.

Whether the malice is intentional or not, qualifers both demonstrate ongoing cultural tensions, and marginalize specific populations by implying that they are not full-members of society. “Turkish-German, sure, but German? No.” This might seem relatively unimportant, but in a practical sense, these sort of distinctions place barriers between people and impact everyday interactions, not to mention issues like employment, pay and incarceration…

This isn’t to say that Özil’s cultural heritage isn’t a topic that deserves attention, but that an article discussing a transfer window isn’t exactly the right place for it. Further, it’s doubtful whether any harm is intended in the use of qualifiers when a trend of lazy journalism is far more likely. Regardless, words carry weight, and we ought to consider their implications. [Posted by Maxi]

09.03.13 212
Zoom thesmithian:


This was a Black artist shrugging the weight of White consumption, deciding when enough was enough. This isn’t the first time Chappelle has done so and it isn’t the first time his behavior has been characterized as a meltdown. There is a long history of asking African-Americans to endure racism silently; it’s characterized as grace, as strength.

more.

thesmithian:

This was a Black artist shrugging the weight of White consumption, deciding when enough was enough. This isn’t the first time Chappelle has done so and it isn’t the first time his behavior has been characterized as a meltdown. There is a long history of asking African-Americans to endure racism silently; it’s characterized as grace, as strength.

more.

09.02.13 416
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the-anti-authoritarian:

“Israel used white phosphorus, a chemical weapon, during 2008 war over Gaza. America, UK, France did NOT intervene. WHY?”Via I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Because we were partially to blame. The white phosphorus shells were U.S. made and America supplied Israel’s military with $3 billion in foreign aid (as we do every year).

anarcho-queer:

the-anti-authoritarian:

Israel used white phosphorus, a chemical weapon, during 2008 war over Gaza. America, UK, France did NOT intervene. WHY?”

Via 
I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Because we were partially to blame. The white phosphorus shells were U.S. made and America supplied Israel’s military with $3 billion in foreign aid (as we do every year).

09.02.13 1851