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THE LACK OF SLEEP WAS WORTH IT

Hey girl.  Censorship can ruin a magic moment.  STOP SOPA. 

Please call and write your representative.

Here is more SVRG on SOPA.

To clarify for those who seem to be confused, censorship of RG’s private parts isn’t actually an issue of SOPA (I was being clever and strategic with the well-known “censorship” black-out banner). However, my use of the photographic film still and your reblogging it falls squarely within SOPA territory.  So please click that representative link above and speak out against SOPA. 

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Across the country there will be vigils held for Raza Barati who was murdered a year ago while in detention at Manus Island. He was only 23. What happened was atrocious and what continues to happen on Manus/Naru is disgusting. We can make our disdain for this known.

Invite people, attend, make it known that the Australian public does not condone our Government’s indecency and indifference to Asylum Seekers. Do not forget Reza Barati.

MEDIA RELEASE
Date 15th March 2015
(for immediate release)
ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN
COMMUNITIES ANNOUNCE
A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION.


Kimberley Aboriginal communities have declared a GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION to stop the forced closure of Aboriginal communities within Western Australia amidst the growing campaign by State and Federal Governments to withdraw their support and remove Aboriginal people from their traditional homelands.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has whipped up a great amount of fear, anxiety and doubt amongst the already marginalised First peoples of this nation when he said that “What we can’t do, is endlessly subsidise choices, if those lifestyle choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have”.

Abbott’s statement was in support of the declarations made by Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett in a press statement released 12 November 2014, suggesting that the State could no longer support 150 Aboriginal Communities, flagging the prospective removal by the end of 2015.

We who live in the remoter areas of Australia do not believe it is a lifestyle choice but an intrinsic fundamental human right to live in our own communities and our own country. We hold significant cultural obligations to our Ancestors to maintain Sovereign ties to our lands. After successive breaches of Human Rights conventions and the forced removal of the Aboriginal Community of Oombulgurri in 2014, we maintain a vote of no confidence in both the incumbent State and Federal Governments in their actions toward Aboriginal people.

On Thursday 19th March 2015, Australians across the Nation are being asked to celebrate Close the Gap Day – but for many of our countrymen the gap has been significantly widened placing increasing pressure and trauma on our people. Starting in the Kimberley at 10am, we will march not for this Government agenda, but instead to show our objection to the threatened proposed closures to Aboriginal communities.

We stand in solidarity with all other regions in Western Australia and South Australia who have the veil of threatened remote community closures hanging over their lives and understand that the precedent for a National attack by Government toward Aboriginal people living on their homelands, has already been set in the Oombulgurri closure. We ask the National and International community to stand with us in this action, and the subsequent actions that will ensue as we mobilise effective campaigns to secure our cultural right and entitlement.

For All Media Enquiries Contact: Jodie Bell +61418094287 (Jodie.bell@gme.com.au) | Mitch Torres +61419478614 

www.sosblakaustralia.com | www.facebook.com/sosblakaustralia | Twitter: @sosblakaust
Official Hashtags: #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA#NOconsent #Lifestylechoice

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Make this blow up and organize a rally in your area! This is a GLOBAL call to action. Please stand in solidarity with us.

(Re)Queering Pride

By Ngoc Loan Tran; Edited by Muna Mire

The history of Pride in America

June was Pride month in the United States. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks from coast to coast celebrated the history of queer resistance led by drag queens, poor and homeless queer youth, and trans* women of color like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson… oh what? Word? That’s not what you thought Pride was? Well, maybe that’s because it isn’t what Pride looks like these days.

Keep reading

Ben And Jerry’s Statement on OWS Call to Action

We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us. These include:


  • The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.
  • We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.
  • Many workers who have jobs have to work 2 or 3 of them just to scrape by.
  • Higher education is almost impossible to obtain without going deeply in debt.
  • Corporations are permitted to spend unlimited resources to influence elections while stockpiling a trillion dollars rather than hiring people.

We know the media will either ignore you or frame the issue as to who may be getting pepper sprayed rather than addressing the despair and hardships borne by so many, or accurately conveying what this movement is about. All this goes on while corporate profits continue to soar and millionaires whine about paying a bit more in taxes. And we have not even mentioned the environment.

We know that words are relatively easy but we wanted to act quickly to demonstrate our support. As a board and as a company we have actively been involved with these issues for years but your efforts have put them out front in a way we have not been able to do. We have provided support to citizens’ efforts to rein in corporate money in politics, we pay a livable wage to our employees, we directly support family farms and we are working to source fairly traded ingredients for all our products. But we realize that Occupy Wall Street is calling for systemic change. We support this call to action and are honored to join you in this call to take back our nation and democracy.

— Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors

anonymous asked:

I'm a man who is fascinated and disgusted (like watching a train wreck) by the way many men are treating women online and in real life these days. Catcalling, the MRA movement, "nice guys", Bronies... I just don't know what happened (although my non-academic guess it has something to do with increasingly isolated, anti-social, pornography-filled lifestyles). On behalf of the good guys (not nice guys!), I apologize for these boys. I hope you all find the men (or women) you deserve.

I want to give a call to action for men who are considering sending messages along the lines of this one. By sending us these messages, you are obviously trying to separate yourselves from these creeps. But chances are, you have, at one point or another, engaged in similar behavior.

So I want to challenge all of you to a) critically think and reflect on your own behavior and continuously check yourself and, b) start calling out men on the internet and real life. Call out your friends. Call out your family. Call out that douche on reddit. Sending us messages apologizing “on behalf of your gender” doesn’t accomplish anything; it’s just asking for cookies for “not being that guy.” 

We do sincerely appreciate messages like this one. It’s nice to know that men are equally disgusted by other mens’ behavior. But if you really want to help us, then please consider trying to actively change the culture around us.

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This week on “How short is Ezra Bridger”

The first cap is the blueberry with his feet dangling off the floor because he’s too short to touch the ground (Path of the Jedi)

The second cap is the blueberry standing on his tip-toes so he can look over the railing at Kanan because he’s otherwise too short to see over it (Call to Action)

SERIOUSLY HOW SMALL ARE YOU

Star Wars Rebels
  • *episode 1*
  • :haha this is cute and funny and action-packed and well written and the characters are so lovable and awesome
  • *a couple episodes later*
  • :nonONONONOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENONONONO wHY WOUL D U EVEN GO THE R E S T O P JUST RIP MY HEART OUT IT'LL HURT LESS