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fireofashk:

Being part of a diaspora is the feeling of never wanting to forget, but being incapable of remembering.

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rtamerica:

Armed citizen militias build up along US-Mexico border

Armed militias continue to patrol the United States-Mexico border seeking to repel any migration north, but critics warn that these self-styled ‘freedom defenders’ lingering on private land represent a powder keg that could have “disastrous” consequences.

Near Brownsville, Texas, a group of private citizens simply known as the Patriots were invited to watch 21 acres of border land owned by Rusty Monsees. The group, Reuters reported, has been on the land since early summer, when news reports announced that unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America had crossed the border.

And this is allowed and TOLERATED. Yet people simply trying to protest are treated as war criminals in their OWN country. Where are the militarized police opposing these folks? Nowhere. 

AmeriKKKa. 

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lastuli:

lastuli:

since the ceasefire agreement on 26 Aug, iof had opened fire at least three times at Palestinian fishermen off the gaza coast. 4 fishermen were kidnapped today (9 September) which brings the total of kidnapped Gaza fishermen since the ceasefire up to 6. [x][x]

according to the speaker of the Union of Gaza Fishermen, “the occupation violates the agreement every day” as Israeli gunboats “have been firing at fishermen every day since the ceasefire agreement was signed.” [x]

hiddurmitzvah:

Playing cards made from desecrated Torah scrolls.
Germans and Lithuanian “partisans” also targeted Jewish religious institutions and cultural treasures. In the early days of the war, many of Kovno’s synagogue and houses of learning were ransacked and destroyed. Torah scrolls, the most revered writings in the Jewish religion, were desecrated. Often the parchment scrolls were reused for mundane purposes.
(Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius)

hiddurmitzvah:

Playing cards made from desecrated Torah scrolls.

Germans and Lithuanian “partisans” also targeted Jewish religious institutions and cultural treasures. In the early days of the war, many of Kovno’s synagogue and houses of learning were ransacked and destroyed. Torah scrolls, the most revered writings in the Jewish religion, were desecrated. Often the parchment scrolls were reused for mundane purposes.

(Lithuanian National Museum, Vilnius)

zondvloed:

Mind-blowing and staggering photographs from the Socotra islands of Yemen. The archipelago is very isolated and about a third of its fauna is endemic to the islands, meaning that it can not be found anywhere else. The islands are considered a profoundly well-preserved jewel of biodiversity with over 700 documented endemic species of plants and animals and has been described as “the most alien-looking place on earth”.

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astringofpearls:

I can’t fucking breathe right now

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bunmer:

Sosua: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic (x)

In October of 1941, when the Nazis banned Jewish emmigration from land they had conquered in Europe, the Jewish population of Sosua, which was set aside in DR for Jewish refugees fleeing from Europe, reached 500. By 1944, the small community thrived int heir new environment.

Today, 25 Jewish families remain in Sosua. Next to the town’s synagogue is a museum. The final caption on the exhibit reads “Sosua, a community born of pain and nurtured in love must, in the final analysis, represent the ultimate triumph of life.” (x)

Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this.

— Noam Chomsky

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