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Even if we leave aside Israel, which has never been a democratic society for anyone of non-Jewish descent, why has the butchering of democratic expression in other parts of the world become so commonplace?

Because Israel’s crisis of legitimacy is not a crisis for Israel alone, but for the entire edifice of Empire, whose architects live in places like Washington, London and Paris.

There is much at stake for our world leaders if the global protests for Palestine continue to grow. What if they spark a third Intifada in Palestine? What if they spark a new Arab Spring­—after all, if you start to withstand truncheons for opposing Benjamin Netanyahu, why not Abdel el-Sisi or Bashar al-Assad? What if the cry of “Free Free Palestine” is echoed in New Delhi as “Free Free Kashmir”? or the voices demanding to pull down the Apartheid Wall in Palestine are joined by the voices wanting to pull down the border fence between US and Mexico? What if gaining confidence by the protests against Boeing and Caterpillar’s role in funding Israel, workers at these companies start demanding their rightful wages and pension?

Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen, Gazafying Dissent (via nezua)
nezua:

la-xingada:

Image by Iris Loughran 

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. —Che Guevara

nezua:

la-xingada:

Image by Iris Loughran 

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.

—Che Guevara

cactus-breath:


Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

The blade reads: “Che la mia ferita sia mortale" - or roughly: "may all your wounds be mortal".

cactus-breath:

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

The blade reads: Che la mia ferita sia mortale" - or roughly: "may all your wounds be mortal".

amiretfilistine:

Palestinian martyrs.

Y Volvere by Los Angeles Negros

50s60sand70s:

Y Volvere by Los Angeles Negros

nezua:

Whiteness: “Fine, we will pretend we don’t mind that you are _____ as long as you pretend, too. But the minute you bring up your history, culture, or people, we will show you what we really think of you.”

This is Colonialism, racism, eradication by mental assimilation.

This, we resist.

captdarling:

North Quarter Farm. Long Island, NY 

captdarling:

North Quarter Farm. Long Island, NY 

One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses.

Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
(via drapetomaniakkk)

This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved. 

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