(Source: carmen-summers)

"But the state of Israel was not created for the salvation of the Jews; it was created for the salvation of Western interests. This is what is becoming clear (I must say it was always clear to me). The Palestinians have been paying for the British colonial policy of ‘divide and rule’ and for Europe’s guilty Christian conscience for more than thirty years…The collapse of the Shah not only revealed the depth of pious Carter’s concern for ‘human rights,’ it also revealed who supplied oil to Israel, and to whom Israel supplied arms. It happened to be, to spell it out, white South Africa."
— James Baldwin (via redplebeian)
"To argue that Israel is employing legitimate “self-defense” when it militarily attacks Gaza affords the occupying power the right to use both police and military force in occupied territory. An occupying power cannot justify military force as self-defense in territory for which it is responsible as the occupant. The problem is that Israel has never regulated its own behavior in the West Bank and Gaza as in accordance with Occupation Law. […] Israel’s refusal to recognize the occupied status of the territory, bolstered by the US’ resilient and intransigent opposition to international accountability within the UN Security Council, has resulted in the condition that exists today: prolonged military occupation. Whereas the remedy to occupation is its cessation, such recourse will not suffice to remedy prolonged military occupation. By virtue of its decades of military rule, Israel has characterized all Palestinians as a security threat and Jewish nationals as their potential victims, thereby justifying the differential, and violent, treatment of Palestinians. In its 2012 session, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination described current conditions following decades of occupation and attendant repression as tantamount to Apartheid."

importantbirds:

weirdvintage:

A pet parrot helps its owner fill in a wartime football pool wager form, 1940s (Scanned by WeirdVintage from Getty Images’ Decades of the 20th Century: 1940s by Nick Yapp)

The fooballer List… YES, shall putt only the betst-smeller of player upon MY Winning Wagers

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/310th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm
isqineeha:

From Left to Right: Yassir Arafat “Abu Amar”, Mahmoud Darwish, and George Habash

isqineeha:

From Left to Right: Yassir Arafat “Abu Amar”, Mahmoud Darwish, and George Habash

artinparsi:

Rare turquoise glazed Timurid pottery bowl, Mashad, Persia - second half 15 century 

ihfbot:

"My grandmother used to kill fascists. And you, you vote for them?"

(Source: twitter.com)

Anonymous Asked
QuestionI don't know who Ayn Rand is. Should I change that or just let it lie? Answer

raptorific:

Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob. Now imagine that baby grew up and married the baby that would result from a night of passion between Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. Now imagine the newlyweds had a baby of their own, and that baby was raised aboard a Ferengi Starship, where she was tutored in empathy and compassion by Lord Voldemort. Now imagine that baby grew up and someone told her that any opinions she might have or conclusions she might reach are based on objective logic and reason, and that anyone who disagrees with her is simply being irrational. Now multiply that person’s greed and heartlessness by 100 and you’ll begin to see something that comes close to resembling Ayn Rand.

handsomedogs:

Cedric the pug is the love of my life. How could I not love that smoothly face?!