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under the cut, because guess who doesn’t feel like getting in an argument about labels and oppression and being problematic by claiming a label despite not being born to it and aware of it from the onset of puberty and maybe changing my mind! (meeeeeee.) really explicit awkward personal tmi under the cut; RL friends, you should probably skip this one if you ever want to be in my presence without both of us turning tomato red. also, tangents about rape, because: me. 

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From Alexey Albu​: The situation in Odessa is becoming increasingly unbearable.

Everyone understands that it is impossible to live like that! More and more citizens of Odessa are recovering from the shock of May 2 and beginning to act. Someone — the guerrillas, perhaps — takes revenge against the right, and someone is spreading propaganda against the government of nationalists and oligarchs who pushed the Ukrainian people to the brink of survival.

In Odessa, there were leaflets posted calling to hold the authorities responsible for all the crimes against the people.

#Komitet2maya #Borotba

Meet Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerrilla leader and school teacher. When the Japanese came to take the children under her care she shot them. She didn’t hide in a closet, she didn’t put up a gun free zone sign, she shot them in the face with her latong (a home made shotgun).

She then went on to kill over 200 Japanese soldiers during the war with a group of commandos and holds the distinction as the only female commander of a resistance group in the Philippines.

In this photo she is showing U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her bolo to silently kill Japanese sentries during the occupation of Leyte Island.

Six Facts About Harriet Tubman That Have Nothing to Do With Russell Simmons

1. Harriet Tubman’s birth name was Aramita (“Minty”) Ross. She was born enslaved in Maryland sometime in 1820.

2. Tubman escaped slavery with her brother, Ben and Harry, on September 17, 1849.

3. Tubman is most famous for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, in which she led escaped slaves to freedom. Estimates vary, but Tubman is said to have helped anywhere from dozens to hundreds of slaves reach freedom. She was once quoted as saying, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

4. During the Civil War, Tubman worked for the Union army as a cook, nurse, and spy. She was also the first woman to lead an expedition in the war and guided the Combahee River Raid, which freed 700 slaves. Decades later, the raid would inspire a groundbreaking group of black feminists called the Combahee River Collective.

5. Tubman’s life has inspired countless works for art, including poemscomic books, and films.

6. This year marks that 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death. Maryland has a series of commemorative events

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Honoring OUR fallen warriors: General Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave herself, helped free more than 300 Black people during 19 missions on the Underground Railroad. With her comrade John Brown she recruited forces for the attack on Harper’s Ferry, and later served as a spy for the Union Army during the civil war. She devoted her later years to fighting for the rights of women and former slaves.