Release The Kraken

transfrequency:

The Stonewall Riots were started by trans PoC, and making a movie about it, directed by a cis white guy, and starring a cis white guy. is probably one of the biggest slaps in the face to the trans community to date. Transwomen of color started the riots, and were swept under the rug as drag queens by the cis gay community. Making the movie with white cis male actors is disgusting and transphobic as hell.

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stories-yet-to-be-written:

'Tower of David' Venezuela: the world's tallest slum in incredible images

Once a five-star hotel and luxury apartment block, the 45-storey so-called “Tower of David” skyscraper that looms over the Venezuelan capital of Caracas is now home to 3,000 people, and thought to be the world’s tallest slum. Intended to be a jewel in the crown of a shining new financial district, the incomplete building was abandoned in around 1994 when its developer died.

By 2007, squatters had seized what had become a huge concrete skeleton. Now, residents regard the “Tower of David” as a safe haven from the violence and turf warfare that blights the capital’s street-level slums. While the first 28 floors were sufficiently completed to be habitable, squatters have had to brick up dangerous open spaces, and put in their own basic plumbing, electrical and water systems.

A co-operative and floor delegates help to manage the tower, and see that communal corridors are kept freshly-polished, and rules and rotas are adhered to.

Text by Kashmira Gander. Photos by Jorge Silva. Source

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quantumblog:

Women who need a movie episode 5,000,001: Nzinga Mbande was a 17th-century African battle queen who successfully led spear-wielding tribal warriors into hardcore fucking  close-quarters combat with rifle-equipped colonial European armies. Carrying a bow, sword, and axe, and dressed in animal skins, Nzinga Mbande led her men into combat against the Portuguese, defeating them in pitched battles in 1645, 1647, and 1648, at one point even helping a Dutch Marines force re-take her old palace from the Portuguese Governor
She was also infamous for having a harem of 60 men at her beck and call, a personal bodyguard of elite Dutch mercenary riflemen, and once took a machete into hand-to-hand combat against a tribe of (literally) baby-eating African cannibals.

quantumblog:

Women who need a movie episode 5,000,001:
Nzinga Mbande was a 17th-century African battle queen who successfully led spear-wielding tribal warriors into hardcore fucking  close-quarters combat with rifle-equipped colonial European armies. Carrying a bow, sword, and axe, and dressed in animal skins, Nzinga Mbande led her men into combat against the Portuguese, defeating them in pitched battles in 1645, 1647, and 1648, at one point even helping a Dutch Marines force re-take her old palace from the Portuguese Governor

She was also infamous for having a harem of 60 men at her beck and call, a personal bodyguard of elite Dutch mercenary riflemen, and once took a machete into hand-to-hand combat against a tribe of (literally) baby-eating African cannibals.

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ethiopienne:

hey y’all, please consider participating anonymously or otherwise. there are so many complex reasons victims/survivors do not report, and i want to help create space for us to feel empowered in sharing them.

you can submit anonymously here (anon asks are on) or using your twitter handle through the hashtag <3

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gothiccharmschool:

ladyshinga:

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viivus:

period thoughts

that would make the funniest fucking story ever. Due to a mix up at the factory, the template for incantations that was supposed to a publishing company of dark art books is sent to a feminine products factory. Girl then accidentally summons Satan with period blood. Satan gets confused because its “dead blood” and when he shows up he realizes the sacrifice was done incorrectly so he cannot take the girl’s soul but now is bound to do her bidding because oops his bad, he showed up anyway.

PLEASE
















I NEEDED THIS SO MUCH IN MY LIFE, I JUST NOW REALIZED THAT

YES. I APPROVE. 

gothiccharmschool:

ladyshinga:

kinsara:

draelogor:

lotrlockedwhovian:

viivus:

period thoughts

that would make the funniest fucking story ever. Due to a mix up at the factory, the template for incantations that was supposed to a publishing company of dark art books is sent to a feminine products factory. Girl then accidentally summons Satan with period blood. Satan gets confused because its “dead blood” and when he shows up he realizes the sacrifice was done incorrectly so he cannot take the girl’s soul but now is bound to do her bidding because oops his bad, he showed up anyway.

PLEASE

I NEEDED THIS SO MUCH IN MY LIFE, I JUST NOW REALIZED THAT

YES. I APPROVE. 

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loulouuuuu:

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tiare-tipani:


While Australians face enormous challenges from climate change, put yourself in the shoes of those living on coral islands and atolls spread across the Pacific Ocean. For Pacific Islanders, land is life. Climate change is threatening this. It threatens families and the viability of islander communities and culture. The Pacific Island states of Tuvalu and Kiribati, situated north-east of Australia, and about half-way to Hawaii, are low-lying island nations experiencing some of the earliest and worst impacts of climate change.

"In the event that the situation is not reversed, where does the international community think the Tuvalu people are to hide from the onslaught of sea level rise? Taking us as environmental refugees, is not what Tuvalu is after in the long run.

We want the islands of Tuvalu and our nation to remain permanently and not be submerged as a result of greed and uncontrolled consumption of industrialized countries.

We want our children to grow up the way my wife and I did in our own islands and in our own culture.

Climate change is happening. The scientific consensus is that human activity is warming the Earth. This is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequency and intensity of severe weather events such as droughts, floods and cyclones and causing sea level rise – all of which impact on the ability of people in Kiribati and Tuvalu to find shelter, food and clean drinking water.

as my aunty said the other day, it’s not only your house that goes when it floods but it’s also your entire community, your language, your tikanga, your culture, and everything else you could imagine. these things are near impossible to bring back once they’re gone.

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thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.
Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.
Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.
Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.
District officials declined comment on the protest.
Source

tumblurgh-dot-com:

thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.

Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.

Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.

District officials declined comment on the protest.

Source

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supplierofblue:

“If a stripper changes her life she’s still a stripper. If a drug dealer changes his life he’s a business man, entrepreneur, etc…?”—Amber Rose

supplierofblue:

“If a stripper changes her life she’s still a stripper. If a drug dealer changes his life he’s a business man, entrepreneur, etc…?”—Amber Rose

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stonedpervert:

Puerto Rico: U.S. Lab by Luis Torres
Test trials of Agent Orange were carried out in Puerto Rico.

The US imposed a military government on Puerto Rico a century ago when it was seized from the Spanish. The island of Vieques (40 miles off the coast, population 5,500) has been used for target practise by the US military for the last 60 years from 1941 until 2003. Since 1980 it has been used for test firing of depleted uranium munitions, chemical contaminants have found their way into ground water, local crabs have 20 times the normal levels of heavy metals, cancer rates amongst the island’s population is twice the national average.

The Sterilization of Puerto Rican Women

“…corroborated by witnesses involved in the experiments, the Rockefeller Institute, founded in 1901 to study the science of medicine and to develop an understanding of the nature and causes of disease… sponsored a cancer research project using healthy Puerto Rican citizens… unwitting human subjects were deliberately injected with cancer cells… to see how humans develop cancer… Dr. Cornelius Rhoades (who conducted the experiments and work for the Rockefeller Foundation) when asked why he chose Puerto Ricans to conduct the research stated flatly, ‘The Puerto Ricans are the dirtiest, laziest, most degenerate and thievish race of men ever to to inhabit this sphere’. Despite the resulting cancer deaths and blatant racism, Dr. Rhoades was lauded for his research.”

HAARP in Puerto Rico 

“HAARP”, an acronym for “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program”…Can create earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, jam all global communications, disrupt weather systems, interfere with migration patterns, disrupt human mental processes, negatively affect your health and disrupt the upper atmosphere.

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stonedpervert:

Puerto Rico: U.S. Lab by Luis Torres

Test trials of Agent Orange were carried out in Puerto Rico.

The US imposed a military government on Puerto Rico a century ago when it was seized from the Spanish. The island of Vieques (40 miles off the coast, population 5,500) has been used for target practise by the US military for the last 60 years from 1941 until 2003. Since 1980 it has been used for test firing of depleted uranium munitions, chemical contaminants have found their way into ground water, local crabs have 20 times the normal levels of heavy metals, cancer rates amongst the island’s population is twice the national average.

The Sterilization of Puerto Rican Women

“…corroborated by witnesses involved in the experiments, the Rockefeller Institute, founded in 1901 to study the science of medicine and to develop an understanding of the nature and causes of disease… sponsored a cancer research project using healthy Puerto Rican citizens… unwitting human subjects were deliberately injected with cancer cells… to see how humans develop cancer… Dr. Cornelius Rhoades (who conducted the experiments and work for the Rockefeller Foundation) when asked why he chose Puerto Ricans to conduct the research stated flatly, ‘The Puerto Ricans are the dirtiest, laziest, most degenerate and thievish race of men ever to to inhabit this sphere’. Despite the resulting cancer deaths and blatant racism, Dr. Rhoades was lauded for his research.”

HAARP in Puerto Rico 

“HAARP”, an acronym for “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program”…Can create earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, jam all global communications, disrupt weather systems, interfere with migration patterns, disrupt human mental processes, negatively affect your health and disrupt the upper atmosphere.

read more

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