|—||Gabriel García Márquez (via eternalspectrum)|
iceland aerials as abstract art. these true colour photos were taken by hans strand, showing glacial meltwater river branches that both deposit sediment previously trapped in glaciers and absorb sentiment from the volcanic landscape which they carve through.
Our latest cover story: In the age of biometric surveillance, there is no place to hide.
"I am sure you have heard confusing (and sometimes offensive!) terminology used interchangeably about drag queens and trans* women.
Using identical labels (and insults) for entirely different groups of people is a rhetorical way to imply that those groups are the same.
But the most prominent difference between trans* women and drag queens is that drag is a style of performance, while a trans* life is just that – daily life.
A drag queen is a character.
A trans* person is a real-life person. (That’s a sentence I never thought I’d have to write.)
To me, this concept seems simple, but our cultural narratives about gender and sexuality have blurred the lines between art and reality.”
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"Every day, Lakota grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren. The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.
South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes. Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.”
|—||Kimberle Crenshaw in Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color (via decolonizeyourmind)|
WHEN PEOPLE SAY YOU HAVE PRIVILEGE THEY ARE NOT SAYING THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS
THEY ARE SAYING YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS THAT COME FROM OPPRESSION
THIS IS NOT A DIFFICULT CONCEPT
|—||Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)|
I think I have a crush on Matt Taibbi. His scathing analysis of the unequal application of American justice makes me swoon.
and the poet decided
that he did not want
to be a cog in a machine
that was destroying
the universe’s most
"Lakota are united with our relatives and allies up north. We must stop this kxl from entering the territory our ancestors loved, lived on for thousands of generations, and gave their greatest gift of all to defend, their lives. Our Creation stories teach us that this is our Home on Unci Maka, our homeland is part of our identity, we have our inherent birth right as Lakota Oyate. Our inherent birth right is a spiritual and human right, and we have treaty rights. We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water. The leaders of the world are looking at this, we need them to be good leaders and stand in the way of something bad coming toward us, all over the world, and here, in the big land, it is time for people to be clear to their leader. Now is a time when he can be a green revolutionary, and make decisions that can change the world.
Please take a moment to help get our words, thoughts, and prayers out to the world, all over Unci Maka, that Lakota People, and many other Red Nations people, we have painted our faces. Our allies up north have painted their faces. For sacred water, for Unci Maka, for our generations. As people of the earth, our coming generations have a right to sacred water, no policy, no corporation, no politics should be more important than that. Regional water shortages are befalling people all over the world, people are being displaced, the four legged, the winged nations are becoming endangered and extinct because the system in place honors a huge profit over the health of Unci Maka, prioritizes an unsustainable energy policy that is and that will continue to lead us closer to what is perhaps the most dangerous point in our lifetime, wars over war. We are in a time of prophecy, our collective action will be significant, with all the love in our hearts, we must all resist this destruction, and stand for sacred water and Unci Maka.”
Learn more and support the Lakota water protectors: http://www.oweakuinternational.org
To see a trailer for the documentary film, Crying Earth Rise Up, please visit http://www.cryingearthriseup.com/