Sunday, September 14, 2014

stfurapeculture:

nezua:

negresse-intensa:

theyoungradical:

theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

Omar Khadr, a sixteen year old Guantanamo Bay detainee weeps uncontrollably, clutching at his face and hair as he calls out for his mother to save him from his torment. “Ya Ummi, Ya Ummi (Oh Mother, Oh Mother),” he wails repeatedly, hauntingly with each breath he takes.

The surveillance tapes, released by Khadr’s defence, show him left alone in an interrogation room for a “break” after he tried complaining to CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) officers about his poor health due to insufficient medical attention. Ignoring his complaints and trying to get him to make false confessions, the officers get frustrated with the sixteen year old’s tears and tell him to get himself together by the time they come back from their break.

“You don’t care about me. Nobody cares about me,” he sobs to them.

The tapes show how the officers manipulated Khadr into thinking that they were helping him because they were also Canadian and how they taunted him with the prospect of home (Canada), (good) food, and familial reunion.

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

He has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, suffering extremely harsh interrogations and torture (methods), and is now 25 years old.

27 now, and still imprisoned

i’m in complete shock. i’m so nauseous right now. how is this possible? i don’t know what to do w/ this information. i share it because i can’t imagine that anyone else knows about this. the boy has been incarcerated, tortured, and basically maimed allll w/out a trial. my heart hurts :/

Empire.

Omar is no longer in Guantanamo. Left without options, he pled guilty to war crimes so that he’d be given an eight year sentence and be able to transfer to a prison in Canada. He remains in prison there. His story is absolutely heartbreaking. This was a 15 year old boy who has been described as crying out for his mother, who slept holding a Mickey Mouse book one of his captors gave him. A teenager taken from his family, tortured, humiliated, threatened with rape, and falsely imprisoned for 12 years now. You can help Omar by writing to him, donating for his defense, and signing petitions for him. Please visit http://freeomarakhadr.com to learn more.

Friday, September 5, 2014

inpw:

jessicalprice:

jetpackexhaust:

-teesa-:

9.2.14

What we do is we keep filling the internet world with things like this so that the assholes can’t help but see it. And see it. And keep seeing it until it starts getting through. Because it’s the constant flow of assholery that normalizes their behaviour, and that’s what we have to supersede.

*standing ovation*

I love Jessica Williams so much.

escshiftzeroone:

sizvideos:

Video

It seriously bugs me whenever I send in a resume I keep thinking to myself that the people looking at it will be “oh look, another Indian guy from the diploma mill”. It sucks to think that every time I send in a resume. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

yewrose:

Anime: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Song: Sex Yeah by Marina and the Diamonds (edited)
Theme: Series tribute, with an emphasis on Utena Tenjou.
Program: Sony Vegas Pro 12.0

Saturday, May 24, 2014

genderfuckedover:

thewomanfromitaly:

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
I love Sailor Moon and magical girl shows in general, lately I started to think of what I would do with a fan sequel of some sort for the Sailor Moon series. I imagined Chibi-Usa being sent to earth in order to gather sailor scouts to help fight an enemy that the group is currently not strong enough to defeat on their own and for some reason everyone is spread out across the world. I thought it would be rad to have a kickass judo prodigy Sailor Jupiter from the USA who wears hijab. So of course her sailor uniform respects her choice! 

I love Sailor Moon and magical girl shows in general, lately I started to think of what I would do with a fan sequel of some sort for the Sailor Moon series. I imagined Chibi-Usa being sent to earth in order to gather sailor scouts to help fight an enemy that the group is currently not strong enough to defeat on their own and for some reason everyone is spread out across the world. I thought it would be rad to have a kickass judo prodigy Sailor Jupiter from the USA who wears hijab. So of course her sailor uniform respects her choice! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
soulrevision:

These are the names of the abducted Nigerian girls. It is important that we recognize that they have families, dreams, futures. We must continue to humanize them. We must continue to circulate their names. Their lives matter!
And NO, I will NOT stop talking about this! Deal with it!
#BringBackOurGirls

soulrevision:

These are the names of the abducted Nigerian girls. It is important that we recognize that they have families, dreams, futures. We must continue to humanize them. We must continue to circulate their names. Their lives matter!

And NO, I will NOT stop talking about this! Deal with it!

#BringBackOurGirls

drawingllamas:

soldier of thunder and courage

drawingllamas:

soldier of thunder and courage

(Source: catleecious)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days!