The Art of Staying Aloft: a photo series by Gloria Wilson of Small Mysteries.
Robert Jensen (via quoilecanard)
literally what I say whenever news shows get into their “save the boys” feels
it’s especially important to practice this with KIDS. Kids need to know it’s ok to say no to giving auntie a hug and kiss. it’s ok to say no to getting up on stage at a children’s show or activity. it’s ok to say no. please teach your children this!
So I’d like everyone to meet Brandon Bayard:
He was nice enough to send me this little message today:
If you can’t read it, it says
Would you like it in the vag or ass when I rape you?”
Brandon Bayard was born on Feb. 12th, 1997, which makes him 17 as of last month. Happy birthday, Brandon!
In case anyone would like to meet this charming fellow,
he lives at
Like how grrylman put it a few days ago, it’s so wonderful when monsters volunteer to reveal themselves. I’m guessing Bayard thought he’d sent that violence on anon. Oops. I hope his life is ruined because of this. This post needs to spread asap.
if you can learn to pronounce:
- arnold schwarzenegger
- benedict cumberbatch
- ralph fiennes
- jake gyllenhaal
- etc. etc. etc.
you can learn to pronounce:
- quvenzhané wallis
refusing to call a trans person who has done bad things by their correct pronouns is enforcing the idea that trans people have to be worthy enough to gain even that basic fucking level of respect, whereas no matter what a cis person does no one would ever think of misgendering them for it
this picture capture just how EVERYTHING Solange is
More black princesses, more black fairies, more black mermaids, more black girls doing all the things, for fucks sake
Contractor for Israel’s apartheid wall wins US border contract
March 6, 2014
One of the two lead contractors for Israel’s apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank, Elbit Systems, has won a $145 million contract from the US Department of Homeland Security(DHS) to provide similar systems on the Mexico-US border.
This is the second time Elbit, which tests its technology on Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, has won a major US border surveillance contract.
SBInet was to provide surveillance and communications technology to increase the US presence on the Mexico-US border. Elbit was subcontracted by Boeing through Kollsman, one of Elbit’s US-based subsidiaries, to provide the project’s camera and radar systems.
Work on the contract halted in 2008 and DHS officially canceled SBInet in January, 2011.
Dividing indigenous land
The new DHS contract calls for “Integrated Fixed Tower systems” that will “assist [Border Patrol] agents in detecting, tracking, identifying and classifying items of interest” along the border. This contract largely reprises Elbit’s role in the Boeing contract. Initial installations will be in Arizona.
Both the US and Israeli projects affirm settler-state partitions of indigenous land: Palestinian land in the Israeli case and Tohono O’odham land in Arizona.
The Tohono O’odham Nation is just one of several indigenous nations facing further partition because of US and Mexican border policies.
And both projects intend to stop the movement of persons under the guise of “security.”
Tested on Palestinians
Elbit tests its technology in Palestine so deployment in an analogous circumstance for the US is unsurprising.
The Elbit Systems of America 2012 promotional video above, for instance, boasts of “Proven Technology, Proven Security” and “10+ years securing the world’s most challenging borders.” Israel began building its apartheid wall in the early 2000s and the structure was declared to be illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004.
The video also says Elbit’s technology has been “operationally tested on the US Southwest Border.”
The video shows maps of Arizona and images of human walking through landscape, on military-style displays.
The Arizona border was also the site of a 2004 contract where Elbit provided Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — commonly known as drones — to the Border Patrol in the first significant deployment of UAVs for US border surveillance.
In addition to the US settler state furthering the partition of indigenous land, the DHS contract also affirms anti-Latin@ racism in the relations between the US and Mexico, and is just one example where Elbit and other Israeli firms play roles in “securing” wealthier European borders against migrants from poorer Black and Brown nations.
They wanna be us so bad
oh sweet jesus.
"Stab" is literally the only word that comes to mind.
What truly makes this a gem is Clutch’s attempt at writing about this, though:
A 19-year-old girl has deleted her Twitter account after she tweeted a photo in blackface stating she’s now “apart” of “Black Twitter”. Sara’s account was soon deleted after Twitter users basically pulled off their version of a witch hunt, which included posting personal information about Sara’s place of work, as well as her real name.
Apparently it’s a witch hunt when you make racists suffer actual consequences for their actions. -.-;
Don’t come for black twitter because you will pay. A great point is made about using terms like witch hunt. A witch hunt implies that these racist bitches were falsely accused of something and they put out that shit plain as day. On fucking Twitter. Library of Congress logs Twitter. She wanted to come out being cute with her racist black face and make fun of the space that is not for her white ass to be in the first place. Black people have to deal with the consequences of our race and skin color and the bullshit the people put on us on daily basis. Now black people are fighting back against racism. We aren’t shaking are heads and saying, I wish she knew better. Girl lived in white bubble where she could do and say whatever she wanted. Those days are over.
Exactly, her ass can still carry on and be racist while still benefiting from white privilege. Hell white privilege will say she is the “victim, and needs support, that she made a mistake.” Her white privilege will not allow her to actually suffer, so she deleted her account, she can make a new one, if she actually got fired (which I doubt) she can and will get a new one. The fact that this is being treated like some cyber bullying shit is really some bullshit. The most her ass is gonna get is embarrassed and that’s getting off pretty damn scott free, when Black children can’t take out the trash, walk to the store, listen to music in their car, get on the subway without being killed. Black folks have to modify our whole behavior about what someone white thinks of us in public as a precaution to our safety, and that still won’t guarantee that we will make it home alive, we can be asking for help and still get our ass killed.
Photo by Lance Brown Eyes
How to break out of a zip-tie- potentially life-saving information
You guys, please share it. You never know when someone is going to need this information.
PLEASE reblog this— zipties are one of the most common ways of binding a person upon kidnapping because they are cheap and hard to break.
Knowing things like this puts you one step closer to freedom if, heaven forbid, you fall into a situation where you need to use this information.