Native Americans stand with Indigenous Palestinians
you have to remember that the palestinians have been besieging israel for a very long time now with no signs of relenting. the israelis have been modernizing their people while the palestinians have been employing their fundamentalist jihad for centuries now.
it’s no secret that the death of children (palestinian or otherwise) is considered a war crime. but if the palestinians had the same capabilities as the israelis (or if the shoe were on the other foot so to speak) then the israelis would’ve been wiped out by the palestinians long ago
What is this bullshit on my picture?
Israel has only existed for 66 years. That actually isn’t a “very long” time, I have grandparents a decade older than Israel. Even though Zionist settlement in Palestine began as early as 1880, as of 1946, two years before Israel was established, Jews in Palestine amounted to only 32% of the population. Despite that fact, when Israel was created the Jewish population was awarded 56% of the land of Palestine, and a disproportionate portion of fertile land and natural resources. What has occurred since the establishment of Israel is called ethnic cleansing, and has created a situation where some 9 million Palestinians are refugees or internally displaced persons, where thousands upon thousands have been killed, and where the Palestinian people are still denied self-determination, freedom of movement, equal legal status, and other basic human rights by the Israeli government.
Israel has been able to maintain and expand its settler-colonial project (or, as you put it, “modernizing their people”) in Palestine thanks to aid from the United States government, among others. An extremely conservative estimate of US aid to Israel thus far is $123 billion, and the US currently gives Israel $3.1 billion per year, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, free or discounted weaponry, and research agreements which spur Israel’s modernization.
And what has happen to the Palestinians? First off, this:
Palestine is an illegally occupied country, and Israel is the occupying force. Under international law, Israel- as the occupying power- has the legal and ethical obligation to protect its occupied Palestinian population, and does not have the right to declare war on territory it is occupying, nor use military force against its population, even in so-called “self-defense.” International law also affirms the right of occupied people (the Palestinians) to resist occupation- including the right to armed resistance against the occupying power.
Even if we were to brush aside the hideous racism of your assertion that “palestinians have been employing their fundamentalist jihad for centuries now,” historically your racist nonsense still wouldn’t hold any water. Prior to the establishment of Israel in 1948, Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived in relative harmony within Palestine. While there are absolutely fundamentalist groups within the Middle East generally, and even within Palestine itself (in far, far less numbers than the US media would have you believe), fundamentalism is neither the sole domain of Islam or even necessarily religious in origin and intent. Fundamentalism is a *political* issue- perpetuating right-wing ideology like nationalism, racism, xenophobia, and control over the life and choices of others by cloaking these more easily identifiable methods of hate in religious doctrine. Equating fundamentalist outliers with the whole of a population is akin to saying that every single Christian in the world is the Westboro Baptist Church.
In fact, the Palestinian resistance group Hamas is reacting to fundamentalism itself- the Zionist interpretation of Jewish fundamentalism (and to be clear, this is not representative of Jews or Judaism in the least). Zionism is a right-wing, settler-colonial, fundamentally racist ideology which necessitates ethnic cleansing to establish a state for the Jewish people, in which only Jews have full rights of citizenship and where at least 150 Jewish-only settlements currently exist on Palestinian land. A Jewish person whose family has lived in another country for centuries can move to Israel, and the moment they step off the plane they receive full citizenship rights. Meanwhile, a Palestinian whose family has always lived in Palestine is treated as a second-class citizen in Israel.
Hamas is fighting with homemade rockets which don’t have warheads or guidance systems. They fire mostly from Gaza, a 139 sq mile patch of land with a population of 1.8 million (nearly half of which is children). There is no place Hamas could fire rockets from in Gaza that is *not* densely populated, The allegations of human shields and storing weapons in schools are false and majorly misrepresented, respectively. In the two instances where weapons were found at UNRWA schools, both times the schools were abandoned- which can hardly be used as evidence that Hamas stores weapons in the occupied schools being bombed.
Israel has full military control of Gaza. Israel has plundered Palestine’s natural resources, and Israeli settlers have burned an estimated 800,000 olive trees, which Palestinian farmers depend on to live. Specifically because of Israel’s control and treatment of Palestinian land and people, the UN has stated that “Gaza will not be livable by 2020.”
The people of Gaza are facing not extinction, but termination at the hands of Israel. Hamas has offered a 10 year truce provided Israel meets 10 pretty basic demands- many of which the international community has been calling for for decades now. They are:
Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border.
Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths.
Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people.
Establishing an international seaport and airport which would be under U.N. supervision.
Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometers.
Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations.
International forces on the borders.
Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement.
Reestablishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.
And unlike Israel, Palestine actually has a much better record of honoring their truces.
Palestinians want basic human rights. They want to be able to live in the land that they live in. They want to be able to live. Around 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in this most recent round of Israeli aggression, thousands more have been injured without the needed medical supplies to tend their wounds, and tens of thousands have been displaced. This is not self-defense on Israel’s part, it is ethnic cleansing.
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.
MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.
And my bow.
And my axe.
But I’m better with a gun, so I might bring that instead.
She can have my whip. It’s often used in consensual, healthy BDSM.
being femme is not about being feminine. it’s about reclaiming what it is to be strong.
people read as feminine have also been condemned as weak, frail, unauthentic, and incapable as long as…
There are over 526 million black women in the world, all with different appearances, and your racist ass is going to say not liking black women is a ‘preference’, when the only damn thing they all got in common physically is their blackness? Sure, honey.
"When men’s role in gender violence is discussed—in newspaper articles, sensational TV news coverage, or everyday conversation—the focus is typically on men as perpetrators or potential perpetrators. These days, you don’t have to look far to see evidence of the pain and suffering these men cause. But it is rare to find any in-depth discussion about the culture that’s producing these violent men. It’s almost like the perpetrators are strange aliens who landed here from another planet. It is rarer still to hear thoughtful discussions about the ways that our culture defines “manhood,” and how that definition might be linked to the endless string of stories about husbands killing wives, or groups of young men raping girls (and sometimes videotaping the rape) that we hear about on a regular basis. "
This is something I find so surreal… endless stories, day after day after day, of the most horrifying male violence, and never any suggestion that there’s something in our society that teaches them it’s ok to behave this way.
I remember watching two cases on the news of (male) schoolchildren who tried to murder their (female) teachers. In the space of one week. And the so-called “experts” were talking about, don’t worry, this isn’t indicative of any trend in society.
American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.
An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.
Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.
About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.
What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”
At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.
The fact that this is even getting press is proof of white privilege. This ain’t cute. This unknown white man from Virginia can “put in a claim” as ridiculous as this and the press will actually cover it. The media will entertain the story and give it the time of day. Every reputable news editor should have passed on even running this nonsense on the grounds of having integrity and respect for journalism. Deep down this white man knows this is nonsense, but I suppose he got his little 5 minutes of fame and has passed down the colonial mentality that is innate in many white westerners to his child. Sometimes you’ve got to tell a kid to sit down and shut up. You can’t have everything you want, including being an African princess. Take her to Chuck E Cheese instead.
I’ll tell you one thing, the media wouldn’t give coverage to a random African man from let’s say Botswana who one day decided to claim a part of say Idaho for his daughter because he wants her to be a “real life princess”. He’ll even make up some bullshit flag. Not to worry though, he’ll make sure to feed and be kind to the local whites in the area in exchange for his dominion and rule. Sweet.
Read this bullshit this morning and almost vomited with anger
why do you have to say “white man”? why can’t you say “man” or his name? why do you have to bring race into it? it is NOT one ethnic group that continues to be racist, so don’t single out the race. im so sick of racism.
You need to unfuckingfollow me right now and then go find the nearest freeway and play on it.
ALL THIS TIME you been following me, a Black woman, and you reblog and say THIS stupid shit?
Get away from me.
anthonynumero-uno “It’s not one ethnic group that continues to be racist.” But while this white man is claiming disputed land for his white daughter to live out her fantasy, black and brown folks are being deported on the grounds that they don’t have a right to exist here. “Why do you have to be race into it?” Because the white man intruding in this country is seen as a devoted father, but the brown man who is trying to give his family better life is problem with America. “I’m so sick of racism” But deliberately ignore the colonization of black and brown countries, and you turn a blind eye to how even this white man acknowledges that colonization being happening for thousands of years, but yet don’t see the problem with following in his ancestors footsteps……you ask why it’s about race, when everything about this is racial. Why you think he chose to do this in a country in Africa? But not Sweden, or England, Germany, Switzerland or another state in America?….oh better yet just stayed is own damn yard. You say it’s not one ethnic/racial group that continues to be racist but yet it’s always someone white, claiming power and authority in places that isn’t their home.
wHY ARE WE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS
XENA’S FACE IN THAT LAST PIC
Xena and Gabrielle
Fabulous queer warrior ladies/LESBIAN MATCHMAKERS :D
I FORGOT THAT IT WAS MINA WHO SAID THAT LINE
I NEED TO WATCH A DAY IN THE LIFE AGAIN OMFG OMFG MY HEART
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