civil uprising

Things in modern history we should’ve learned in school, but didn’t:

Things in modern history we should’ve learned, but didn’t:

  • The Troubles, a series of violent conflicts between the Irish and English over who would control Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years.
  • The UK’s economic slump in 1980-1 that led to riots
  • Margaret Thatcher’s policies led to unemployment and a housing crisis that persists to this day
  • The Falklands War
  • The Iran-Iraq War
  • Canada’s separation from England in 1982
  • Kwangju Massacre in South Korea following an uprising over military leader Commander General Chun Doo-Hwan declaring martial law and seizing control of the country. An estimated 600 people died.
  • Indira Gandhi’s assassination following Operation Blue Star, which lead to damage to the most sacred Sikh shrine and deaths of innocents
  • The Chechen Wars
  • The Rwandan Genocide
  • The Oka Crisis between Canada and the Mohawk nation in 1990
  • Afghanistan falling under Taliban rule in 1996
  • The LA Riots over the acquittal of four police officers by an all-white jury in the Rodney King police brutality case
  • The Somali Civil War

Feel free to add more.

Remember!!
Heute vor 80 Jahren!!
Vor 80 Jahren, im Juli 1936 erhoben sich Millionen Menschen gegen den faschistischen Putsch des General Franco in Spanien.

Die Ereignisse in dieser Zeit sind wahrscheinlich einer der meist umstrittensten und heftigst diskutierten Themen innerhalb der Linken, aber darum soll es bei diesem Plakat nicht gehen. Viel mehr wollen wir an die mutigen und entschlossenen Menschen erinnern, die in der Hoffnung auf eine gerechte Gesellschaft nach Spanien gereist sind und die, um den Faschismus zu besiegen, in den Reihen der Internationalen Brigaden gekämpft haben.
Den Internationalen Brigaden schlossen sich mehr als 40.000 Männer und Frauen aufgrund antifaschistischer Überzeugung oder politischer Verfolgung in den Heimatländern an. In den Brigaden waren Angehörige von mehr als 40 Nationen vertreten.

Der Spanische Bürgerkrieg begann, als am 17./18. Juli 1936 Militärs, unter der Führung von General Franco, versuchten, die junge spanische Republik zu stürzen. Ziel der Franquisten und katholischen Klerikalfaschisten war es, in Spanien eine Diktatur zu errichten.
Anders als 1933 in Deutschland gab es in Spanien jedoch massiven und lange Zeit erfolgreichen Widerstand großer Teile der Bevölkerung gegen die faschistische Machtergreifung.
In den Städten übernahmen revolutionäre ArbeiterInnen die Fabriken. Auf dem Land ergriffen Bauern, Bäuerinnen, LandarbeiterInnen und Tagelöhner die Initiative, gründeten Agrarkollektive und bemächtigten sich des Landes. Durch die Schaffung tausender freier Schulen und die autodidaktische Aneignung gelang den AnarchistInnen eine Alphabetisierungskampagne, die historisch beispiellos ist. Die Basis der Sozialen Revolution war der spanische Anarchismus, der sich schon vor 1936 zu einer Massenbewegung entwickelt hatte.

Es gibt dazu sehr viel spannende Literatur. Wir wollen euch als Lesetipp einige Bücher ans Herz legen.
* Lisa Fittko - Mein Weg über die Pyrenäen
* Mary Low - das rote Notizbuch
* George Orwell - mein Katalonien
*  Magnus Enzensberger - ein kurzer Sommer Anarchie

Filmtipp:
Ken Loach - Land and Freedom

Plakat A1 gross, 170 gramm Karton
Disorder Rebel Store.

White Diamond shattered Pink Diamond and then manipulated people to believe that it was Rose Quartz.

Pink Diamond’s closest subordinate, whom she seemed to have loved/respected deeply, was Rose Quartz. Perhaps Rose Quartz managed to sway PDs feelings regarding Earth, so in turn, PD began to question the desires/agenda of the Diamonds. Rather than acknowledge that a ‘perfect leader’ could be so ‘corrupted’ in ideology publicly and thus perhaps start a civil war or uprising, White Diamond shattered PD and framed the Earth gems as the perpetrators, thus painting PD as a martyr of the ‘true way of society’ (the Diamonds’ leadership) to rally around while also giving Homeworld a reason to despise Earth-made gems and those who are sympathetic in a similar manner.

Pink Pearl is missing–probably taken by WD as she would have been the closest/most affected witness.

It's on video, Tamir Rice was killed in 1.7 seconds with no warning whatsoever. He was 12 and had a toy gun. The cop involved had a history of ineptness and recklessness on the job. He also got caught blatantly lying about what happened in the shooting before he realized CCTV filmed everything.

And authorities deem all this “reasonable” and will punish no one involved.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Stonewall riots recently and how the leaders of that movement were some serious real life superheroes. So, I drew Sylvia Riviera, Marsha P Johnson, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy fighting for justice!

There’s been some talk lately about Symmetra as a Dungeons and Dragons dungeon master and that has me thinking about Overwatch as just this giant tabletop game set up by this group of friends, with Symmetra as their long-suffering GM

Just, Satya who got roped into this whole thing and decided, well, if I’m going to do this I’m going to do it right.  The campaign is perfect.  She has this fantastic adventure set up, knows all the minutiae of the story, has this long string of clues and exploring required to lead you into the quest.  This is all supposed to take place in a futuristic world so she creates backstory, and different factions, and conflict – it’s amazing.  It should involve the characters reforming a fallen organization called Overwatch, and eventually lead to unraveling the mystery of some hidden “Eye” organization that’s pulling the threads from the background.

And so of course instead of doing this her friends immediately go and fuck right off.

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Winston’s never played one of these games before so he’s struggling to figure out how he’s supposed to create a character.

Lena: Just do something unique and fun, luv.
Winston: Uh, uh, uh, okay.  Okay, uh, I’m… I’m a gorilla!”
Satya: A gorilla.
Winston: Yeah, but, uh, a talking one!  He’s, uh… a scientist that works for that organization thing.
Satya: Overwatch. And this is sci-fi, not… whatever involves talking monkeys.
Winston: He’s a gorilla.  And he’s a scientist gorilla who was, uh… made out of science.
Satya: …Care to elaborate?
Winston: Sure.  Uh, they made a whole bunch of sentient gorillas.  On the moon.  For science.  And my character was raised by one of the scientists and then when there was a civil uprising–”
Satya [with her face in her hands]: A civil gorilla uprising?
McCree: Sure, ain’t you never seen Planet of the Apes?
Winston: And then when there was a civil uprising, he got away and came down to Earth and joined that team.
Satya: Fine.

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World History: Time of Troubles

The Time of Troubles was a period of Russian history comprising the years of interregnum between the death of the last Russian Tsar of the Rurik Dynasty, Feodor Ivanovich, in 1598, and the establishment of the Romanov Dynasty in 1613. In 1601–03, Russia suffered a famine that killed one-third of the population, about two million. At the time, during the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–18) (known as the Dimitriads), Russia was occupied by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and suffered from civil uprisings, usurpers and impostors. [x]

*coughs*

friendly reminder that while the anime and the recent game have given us a clearer view of the path that led to the Uchiha massacre, the manga itself gives only tiny glimpses from the perspective of a seven year old and a thirteen year old.

Not counting Itachi, only two Uchiha actually say the word ‘coup d'etat’, Obito when he’s convincing Sasuke to hate Konoha, and Shisui in his very brief appearance in the manga. We have absolutely no point of reference for what information he has and how much of it is just filtered information. We never get to see the actual meetings Itachi and Shisui attended that would surely have had this talk of coups, Fugaku and Mikoto never mention the coup to Itachi either where Sasuke can hear them or in Itachi’s own memories before they die. What they say is - Mikoto tells Sasuke “The clan is in a bad position right now, and [Fugaku] has the responsibility to protect and take care of it”, and then later Fugaku says “So you joined their side”,

95% of the talk of the coup comes from you guessed it Danzo. Koharu is seen also raging about them, saying that 'revolution might as well be rebellion!’, Obito tells a tale about the Uchiha that only actually shows how the Uchiha were mistreated which led to the supposed coup, not any concrete information proving they were planning one.

Examining the manga pages you’ll find most of their behavior toward Itachi (who is the only one we get to see them acting badly toward) is actually defensive, not aggressive. Shisui was seen as the ultimate defender and loyalist to the clan, and Itachi is seen as being a sympathizer toward the Hokage, so when they both miss the meeting and Shisui turns up dead, they arrive at the house and make accusations, and warn him that they won’t put up with actions that act against/betray the clan. The person who is aggressive in the confrontation is Itachi, not the policemen. (undestandably, given his situation)

Now, it’s obvious the Uchiha are angry and unsettled, but all of their behavior is characteristic of a group of close-knit people who feel backed into a corner and threatened, not a group of people who are arrogant and ambitious and feel they deserve to lead the village.

Clearly, Itachi and Shisui believed the clan really was planning a coup, and Shisui went so far as to believe without a genjutsu like his it couldn’t be prevented, and they were privy to information we’re not given.

However…Itachi was in the range of 10 to 13 years old during this time, and although Shisui’s age is unknown, given he’s only slightly taller than Itachi (where Itachi is clearly much smaller than the adult Uchiha he encounters the next day) there’s a fair chance that the anime and game’s presumption that he’s about 16 (meaning he’s anywhere from 13 to 16 during the clan drama) would be accurate. In comparison, Sasuke is 7 when the massacre happens, and has heard absolutely nothing about it, presumably because they all kept it from him.

It’s also of note that Itachi spent so much time on missions for the Hokage and dealing with Konoha instead of the clan that the Uchiha actually felt the need to assign Shisui to watch him and make sure he was still loyal (which incidentally then kept much of Shisui’s attention on Itachi instead of the clan).

What I’m saying here is that we don’t get to see any indications that they’re about to try to seize control of Konoha–much less that they’re determined beyond all reason and hope–and the only people we see who assure us they definitely were planning to commit a coup are two young people with limited perspectives and two people with an enormous amount to gain in making people believe the Uchiha were planning to commit one.

In fact, it’s worth noting that Hiruzen doesn’t even say “I am settling it with words”, indicating that the Uchiha have already confronted him with their concerns, but “I plan to settle it with words”, indicating the Uchiha have yet to communicate anything, and it’s only their information network letting them know what the Uchiha were doing.

I’m not saying anything like Itachi and Shisui were genjutsu’d into believing the Uchiha were planning a coup (although it’s worth noting that at a time before Shisui died, Danzo is already seen wearing his bandage over his face, which only served to hide the sharingan there), but limited perspective and experience is the perfect recipe for being manipulated and deceived.

It’s also worth noting that as soon as Shisui moved to do something about this supposed coup which wasn’t the inevitable slaughter that Danzo knew the Leaf would demand, he was immediately eliminated by Danzo. Then, when Hiruzen announced he’d attempt a diplomatic situation to the Uchiha’s rising discontent (exasperated by their supposedly most loyal ninja dying suspiciously on a night their apparently least loyal ninja was also missing) instead of the pre-emptive extermination Danzo proposed, Danzo intercepted Itachi alone and painted an incredibly bleak and extreme scenario to convince him to do it himself.

Now, who has the most to gain from a wholesale slaughter of the Uchiha? (Who has close connections to the person who would most want a very large surplus of eyes to experiment on, and also gains his own collection for his own uses?) Aside from that, even using the argument that everything he did was for the leaf, mind Sai’s bingo book. Among assassinated targets are people who, in other countries, spoke out and were unflinchingly against the Leaf.

In other countries, people who were vocally against the Leaf, ROOT members were sent out to murder to 'protect’ Konoha. Furthermore, when Sai was sent to assassinate Sasuke, Sasuke had done nothing against the leaf, save for leave (forcefully, but directly injuring only one genin) and take up temporarily with Orochimaru. Whom Danzo himself works with when it suits him. Just what chances might there be that Danzo, someone that worked under Tobirama who distrusted all but one Uchiha because it was 'possible’ for them to go mad with grief, could have decided the Uchiha were a threat simply because they were unhappy, and that meant if any one of them were to lose control of their mangekyou, there was a chance that they might turn that anger against the leaf, which means all of them 'might’ lose control and attack? What if he decided the sharingan and its abilities were better entrusted to people who were 'trustworthy’, and that the Leaf couldn’t afford to allow the possibility of the Uchiha one day being a force for another village (or for instance, sharingan getting stolen by other villages), and Orochimaru promised to find a way (if given sufficient sharingan) to bestow the abilities of the sharingan on any ROOT members Danzo wished, effectively giving ROOT sharingan without the instability and untrustworthiness of the Uchiha getting involved?

What if he decided this, and then set about using his connections to manipulate both sides into a situation where it would either be on or appear to be on the brink of a civil uprising (an actual uprising wouldn’t work for his purposes, because annihilating an entire clan that’s actively fighting back is harder, and much more likely to damage sharingan than taking them unawares) so that he could convince his old friends that it was absolutely necessary to destroy the Uchiha clan?

I’m not saying this happened. I’m not saying the Uchiha weren’t plotting a revolution at all, but instead feeling threatened by an artificially generated and sudden hostility toward their entire clan by the village and its elders, I’m not saying that Danzo manipulated Itachi into slaughtering his own clan by manipulating a young child and maybe a well-intentioned village sympathizing teenager into seeing revolution and inevitability where there wasn’t one, or that the Uchiha were reacting the way they continuously did in the flashbacks (including Fugaku and Mikoto’s lack of surprise by Itachi’s attack) because they were afraid of the village attacking them.

I’m definitely not saying he intended to have them all killed 'including the children’ because such a slaughter would create a plethora of new sharingan or perhaps even mangekyou sharingan to harvest at the end. Though, am I pointing out that Obito did go and harvest many of them, that Danzo didn’t seem particularly concerned with the fact that he was running out of sharingan on his arm, and that somehow Orochimaru was able to help Sasuke train his sharingan’s abilities so well that in terms of genjutsu alone he went from almost no abilities whatsoever to a match for Itachi’s mangekyou sharingan level of genjutsu, despite Orochimaru never having the sharingan himself. Also, Orochimaru was able to figure out how the sharingan worked well enough that he could implant several in Danzo’s arm, and have them all work correctly.

Mostly what I’m actually saying here is, if you read the manga and only the manga on the subject, we don’t actually have any proof that the Uchiha Massacre was even a necessary thing. There is no actual proof or indication in the manga that killing all of the Uchiha was the only option besides a coup and then war, only a few people who are on the village’s side of things speculating this.

I’m not saying it’s what happened. I’m just saying that as far as we know, the entire Uchiha clan could have been slaughtered as a 'preventative measure’ thought up by people who had everything to gain by the Uchiha clan’s demise, and none of them may have been plotting to revolt and take over Konoha at all.

As far as we know.

anonymous asked:

Don't get me wrong. I'm only questioning. Do you think Erekuri is also likely to happen? Or is it Eremika all the way? Because I've seen real signs of Erekuri, such as Eren and Historia talking and revealing deep things to each other, Eren being the only one to prefer the real Historia and disliked the fake Krista (Other boys like Armin couldn't accept the real Historia)

Ah, but you see, anon, you’re forgetting that Eren wasn’t the only character who shared a deep relationship and bond with Historia. You’re forgetting about Ymir, whose importance in her life was never forgotten, even if she has been MIA for a long time and it’s questionable if she’s even alive.

Yes, Eren and Historia became friends over the course of the Civil Uprising arc, but that’s all they ever became: friends. That’s all it ever was, and all it ever will be for them. And that’s okay, because they don’t need to have feelings for each other to share intimate moments together and see each other as more than acquaintances. Eren became important to her over the course of that arc, but Eren will never mean to Historia what Ymir does.

One key thing you have to remember about the Uprising arc is that it wasn’t Historia herself who saw through Rod’s ruse and motivated herself to stand up to him. It was Ymir. It was her memories of Ymir. Even though Historia is frustrated that Ymir left her behind and it’s been a long time since they’ve interacted, Ymir is still having an effect on her and her character development.

Historia still cares about Ymir deep in her heart, and as long as that connection to her is still present, they are the only people who will end up together. Eren is playing a role as an important friend, but that’s all he’ll ever be. And that’s okay.

Remember kids: that interview wasn’t what made Yumikuri canon.

eveshadows  asked:

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For me, it provides an outlet and community unlike any other. Like, WoW bores me. I still pay and level characters and will raid if it comes up. But the plot and gameplay are so meh for me. The lore, beyond a few elements, are so general. (Those Wardens tho. Mmmmm) Honestly. I would have dropped it a long time ago if it were not for starting things like the @the-royal-courier with @jazimina or taking @stormwind-intelligence and building a community around it with people like @dallio-morelli and @mediocre-bladeleaf and @elksy. And WRA is a crazy place. But the creativity excites me at times. Hell, where else will I get to accidentally inspire an uprising? *cough* Civil Unrest *cough*

So that communalist creativity is what keeps me here and excites me.

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A thousand years ago, the Angel Raziel mixed his blood with the blood of men and created the race of the Nephilim. Human-angel hybrids, they walk among us, unseen but ever-present, our invisible protectors. They call themselves Shadowhunters. The Shadowhunters obey the laws set down in the Gray Book, given to them by the angel: their mandate is to protect our world from the interdimensional parasites they call demons, who travel from world to world, razing and destroying everything in their path. Theirs is also the task of keeping the peace among the warring Downworlders: the human-demon crossbreeds we know as warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and faeries. In their duties they are aided by the mysterious Silent Brothers. Their lips and eyes sewn shut, the Silent Brothers rule over the City of Bones, the necropolis below the streets of Manhattan that holds the dead bodies of slain Shadowhunters. The Silent Brothers keep the archival records of ever Shadowhunter ever born. They also watch over the Mortal Instruments, the three divine objects the Angel Raziel gave to his children. One is a sword. One is a mirror. And the last is a cup. For a thousand years, the Nephilim have protected the Mortal Instruments. But that was before the Uprising, the civil war that almost tore the Shadowhunters’ secret world apart. Though Valentine Morgenstern, the Shadowhunter who started the war, is long dead, the wounds it left behind have never healed. Fifteen years have passed since the Uprising. It’s August in New York; the streets blistering with heat. Rumors run rampant through Downworld that Valentine is back, at the head of an army of Forsaken warriors. And the Mortal Cup has gone missing…
When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder— much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died.Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary people like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… .
So begins the story of The Mortal Instruments, an epic six-book fantasy series centering on the adventures of Clary Fray and her friends and fellow adventurers. 

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