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fallen-inspiration:

Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:

Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.

In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.

Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.

The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.

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micdotcom:

guardian:

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.
• Full story here

Powerful.

micdotcom:

guardian:

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.

Full story here

Powerful.

(Source: theguardian.com)

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brok3n-teens:

This is fucking disturbing.

brok3n-teens:

This is fucking disturbing.

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thebluelip-blondie:

dynastylnoire:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The news: Israeli units attacked Gaza’s only power station, burning large sections of it to the ground. It made for a dramatic picture in Gaza, one that some on social media said looked like actual hell on Earth.

The bombing appears to have cut off both electricity and water sanitation for most of the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents. According to the Washington Post, the damage will take months to repair and has left almost all of Gaza, including some hospitals, without utility access. Six of eight remaining power connections from Israel have been severed by the fighting.

But that’s not all. Later, an Israeli tank attack on a UN school killed at least 15 Palestinians, even though Gaza residents were told to seek safety there. Israel accuses Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets.

Here’s what you need to know: The death toll in the Gaza Strip soared past 1,200 Tuesday, with whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble as constant bombing killed as many as 100 Palestinians. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israel Defence Force’s campaign in Gaza would be “prolonged,” hinting that the Israeli invasion has taken on new objectives, Gazans cowered in fear from some of the most intense bombings yet seen in the area. 

The United Nations estimates that 70-80% of the dead are civilians. An additional 7,000 have been wounded. In short, the situation in Gaza is getting much worse very quickly.

Dozens of other attacks ravaged whole neighborhoods, with ferocious strikes targeting senior Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh’s residence, Hamas’ al-Aqsa TV headquarters, a finance building and several local mayors’ homes. Gaza City’s al-Amin Mohammed Mosque, which sits across the street from a house owned by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was blown apart. Hamas and Israel blamed each other for shells which exploded in Jabaliya refugee camp, killing at least 10 people.

Bombs also fell near areas where international journalists were housed.

time lapse video appears to show an entire Gaza neighborhood totally annihilated after an hour of sustained airstrikes.

On the Israeli side, the threat of rockets sent some in Tel Aviv scrambling for bomb shelters. Bands of Hamas militants are somehow still finding their way through tunnels leading under the border. Five Israeli soldiers were killed in gun battles with one such infiltration force, bringing the total number of soldiers dead to 53. The IDF’s official propaganda channel has turned up the rhetoric, offering prayers to slain heroes and providing daily updates on the number of targets bombed.

Meanwhile, Hamas distributed some chilling propaganda of its own: A video of the tunnel attack, which appears to show the deaths of some of the five soldiers killed.

A ceasefire has so far failed to develop, with both Hamas and Israel blaming each other.

Why you should care: While the rest of the world appears pretty shocked by the images coming out of Gaza, most Israelis either aren’t shocked or accept them as the cost of dismantling Hamas. The Washington Post reports between 87% and 95% of Israeli Jews generally support continuing the operation, while four out of five oppose a unilateral withdrawal. Hamas’ merry band of fanatics remains obstinate despite horrifying losses in manpower and resources. As of now there doesn’t seem to be a short-term impetus for either side to change the course of the ongoing conflict, which means continued devastation of this scale is sadly likely.

Source: Tom McKay for World.Mic

Jesus help them please

this is horrible

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zuriyaa:

churayl:

bloglikeanegyptian:

detectivemerlinwho:

armedforceslove:

fitemehirl:

food-and-sleep:

soldierporn:

 


Bet they don’t look at Palestinian girls like that.

Don’t

be

ignorant


soldiers aren’t monsters. They’re just doing their job

normally i don’t reblog this kind of thing but i have no idea how this utter nonsense got on my dash without some sort of correction and that “don’t be ignorant” post really got to me because it feels like this sort of thing should be common knowledge by now so
don’t 

(x)
be

(x)
ignorant

(x)
here is also a more comprehensive visualisation of palestinian children under israel’s legal regime.
every version of this post should be reblogged with skepticism and corrections. your idiocy begins and ends when you rationalise, justify and misrepresent human suffering by posting cute pictures of soldiers carrying babies - with the caption “don’t be ignorant!” no less. this kind of mentality should not be mainstream, and you shouldn’t be okay with reblogging it. some soldiers are monstrous, because they’re doing monstrous work. any defense of it is unnecessary. your normalisation of a soldier’s work is acceptance of tyranny. it should be recognised when the orders they’re following are abhorrent. 

Also, recall that time Israeli children were signing missiles during the 2006 war with Lebanon. If the above picture shows anything, it shows that IDF corrupts and indoctrinates children from a young age. these pictures of soldiers with kids they would kill in different circumstances (say if the kid was from the marginalized demographic or not being employed as pro-occupation propaganda) are so old, be it american soldiers in the numerous countries they have military presence in or Israeli soldiers.

Those pictures aren’t even fucking IDF soldiers, they’re American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq (which obviously isn’t any better than what’s pictured above), but the fact that you couldn’t even find pics to prove your asinine point is just……..

zuriyaa:

churayl:

bloglikeanegyptian:

detectivemerlinwho:

armedforceslove:

fitemehirl:

food-and-sleep:

soldierporn:

 

Bet they don’t look at Palestinian girls like that.

Don’t

be

ignorant

soldiers aren’t monsters. They’re just doing their job

normally i don’t reblog this kind of thing but i have no idea how this utter nonsense got on my dash without some sort of correction and that “don’t be ignorant” post really got to me because it feels like this sort of thing should be common knowledge by now so

don’t 

(x)

be

(x)

ignorant

(x)

here is also a more comprehensive visualisation of palestinian children under israel’s legal regime.

every version of this post should be reblogged with skepticism and corrections. your idiocy begins and ends when you rationalise, justify and misrepresent human suffering by posting cute pictures of soldiers carrying babies - with the caption “don’t be ignorant!” no less. this kind of mentality should not be mainstream, and you shouldn’t be okay with reblogging it. some soldiers are monstrous, because they’re doing monstrous work. any defense of it is unnecessary. your normalisation of a soldier’s work is acceptance of tyranny. it should be recognised when the orders they’re following are abhorrent. 

Also, recall that time Israeli children were signing missiles during the 2006 war with Lebanon. If the above picture shows anything, it shows that IDF corrupts and indoctrinates children from a young age. these pictures of soldiers with kids they would kill in different circumstances (say if the kid was from the marginalized demographic or not being employed as pro-occupation propaganda) are so old, be it american soldiers in the numerous countries they have military presence in or Israeli soldiers.

Those pictures aren’t even fucking IDF soldiers, they’re American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq (which obviously isn’t any better than what’s pictured above), but the fact that you couldn’t even find pics to prove your asinine point is just……..

(Source: the-few-the-strong, via reverseracism)

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You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths.

Communist Manifesto

Wow.

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withquestionablewit:

words like “shit” and “fuck” and “hell” and “damn” are like kitchen knives. most of the time you’re going to be using them for some practical purpose. you stubbed your toe or got a flat tire or are shocked by something. all very practical, typical things that happen. you’re basically using the words to slice bread at this point. but sometimes you’re going to use them to try to hurt someone. phrases like “fuck you” or “go to hell” are times these words are used to be hurtful. they’re not the words’ sole purpose, but they can be used that way. to continue the metaphor, they’re like verbally stabbing someone with a kitchen knife

and then there are words like “f****t” and “ps***o.” slurs in general, really, which are the verbal equivalent of guns. they were designed specifically to hurt people. their primary reason for existing is to hurt people. using them against someone is the verbal equivalent of shooting at them, and saying them when, say, you slip on a patch of ice or get really angry is the verbal equivalent of shooting a gun straight up into the air. you have no idea who’s around you and who might be struck by that verbal bullet

and that’s the difference between swearing and slurs. swearing has a practical purpose while slurs are always dangerous

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funnyordie:

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

Mary Poppins (Kristen Bell) is working for minimum wage, and really needs a raise.

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night-catches-us:

onehalfhipster:

One of my absolute favorite Malcolm X quotes

The Malcom X they don’t show you. 

night-catches-us:

onehalfhipster:

One of my absolute favorite Malcolm X quotes

The Malcom X they don’t show you. 

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