demanding justice

Those of you who can afford to buy organic, or even just buy fresh produce: please do. The more healthy food we buy, the more in demand it becomes, the cheaper it will be.
The cheaper it is, the more people in poverty will be able to afford healthy food, the more kids won’t grow up obese, the more adults won’t be trapped in a cycle.

Every time you buy something, you cast a vote for it to be in supply, to be produced more, to be cheaper.

Remember that.

I love Hamilton, but something about the way white fans engage with the musical really bothers me: a lot of them are posting in the tag about the actual, historical revolutionaries and founding fathers in a way that makes them seem like funny, sweet, good people. They weren’t. I don’t just mean “Jefferson was a piece of shit”: none of them were good. Every one of their asses saw black people as inferior, even if not all of them supported slavery. All of them participated in genocidal policy against indigenous peoples. If you’re watching/listening to Hamilton and then going out and romanticizing the real founding fathers/American revolutionaries, you’re missing the entire point.

Hamilton is not really about the founding fathers. It’s not really about the American Revolution. The revolution, and Hamilton’s life are the narrative subject, but its purpose is not to romanticize real American history: rather, it is to reclaim the narrative of America for people of colour. 

Don’t romanticize the founding fathers and the revolution. They’re already romanticized. It’s been done. Your history books have already propagated those lies. The revolution is romanticized as an American narrative because it was a revolution lead by and for white men. Their story is the narrative of the nation and it is a narrative from which people of colour are utterly obliterated. 

Do you understand what it’s like to live in a nation where you are made marginal and inconsequential in the historical narrative that you are taught from your first day of school? In the Americas, to be a person of colour is to be made utterly inconsequential to the nation’s history. If you are black, your history begins with slavery, and your agency is denied; they don’t teach about slave rebellions or black revolutionaries. You learn about yourself as entirely shaped by outside forces: white people owned you, then some white people decided to free you and wasn’t that nice of them? and then you’re gone until the civil rights movement. That is the narrative they teach; in which you had no consequence, no value, no impact until less than a century ago. If you are indigenous, you are represented as disappeared, dead, already gone: you do not get to exist, you are already swallowed by history. If you are any other race, you are likely not present at all. To live in a land whose history is not your own, to live in a story in which you are not a character, is a soul-destroying experience.

In Hamilton, Eliza talks, in turn, of “taking herself out of the narrative” and “putting herself back in the narrative.” That’s what Hamilton is about: it’s about putting ourselves in the narrative. It puts people of colour in the centre of the damn narrative of the nation that subjugates them; it takes a story that by all accounts has been constructed to valourize the deeds of white men, and redefines it all. 

Why was the American Revolution a revolution? Why were slave revolts revolts? Why do we consider the founding fathers revolutionaries and not the Black Panthers or the Brown Berets or any number of other anti-racist revolutionary organizations? Whose rebellion is valued? Who is allowed to be heroic through defiance? By making the founding fathers people of colour, Hamilton puts people of colour into the American narrative, while simultaneously applying that narrative to the present. Right now, across the United States, across the damn world, people are chanting “black lives matter.” Black people are shutting down malls and highways, demanding justice for the lives stolen by police, by white supremacy. And all across the world, indigenous people are saying “Idle No More,” blockading pipelines, demanding their sovereignty. And “No One is Illegal” is chanting loud enough to shake down the walls at the border; people are demanding the end of refugee detention centres, demanding an end to the violence perpetuated by anti-immigration policies. People of colour are rising up. 

…And white people are angry about it. White people are saying “if blacks don’t want to get shot by the police they shouldn’t sag their pants”; saying “get over it” about anti-indigenous policies of assimilation and cultural genocide and land theft; Jennicet Gutiérrez was heckled by white gay men for demanding that president Obama end the detention of undocumented trans women of colour. White people see people of colour rising up and they tell us to sit down. Shut up. Stop making things difficult. The American Revolution was a bunch of white men who didn’t want to be taxed, so white history sees their revolutionary efforts as just; they killed for their emancipation from England; they were militant. That, to white people is acceptable. But those same white people talk shit about Malcolm X for being too violent–a man who never started an uprising against the government leading to bloodshed. Violence is only acceptable in the hands of white people; revolution is only okay when the people leading the charge are white. 

Hamilton makes those people brown and black; Hamilton depicts the revolution of which America is proud as one led by people of colour against a white ruling body; there’s a reason King George is the only character who is depicted by a white man. The function of the visual in Hamilton is to challenge a present in which people of colour standing up against oppression are seen as violent and dangerous by the same people who proudly declare allegiance to the flag. It forces white people to see themselves not as the American Revolutionaries, but as the British oppressors. History is happening, and they’re on its bad side.

So don’t listen to or watch Hamilton and then come out of that to romanticize the founding fathers. Don’t let that be what you take away from this show. They’re the vehicle for the narrative, and a tool for conveying the ideologies of the show, but they are not the point. Don’t romanticize the past; fight for the future. 

communist and anarchist banners in hebrew and arabic, they read העם דורש צדק חברתי [the people demand social justice!] and התנגדות [resistance]

anonymous asked:

wait trans marco is canon??????

Essentially. They haven’t said the word “transgender” and may or may not ever be allowed to, but in yesterday’s episode “Heinous,” Marco is essentially ‘outed’ to her parents as Miss Heinous comes to her house and explains that Princess Marco started an uprising in St. Olga’s, and demands justice. Marco is consistently gendered as female throughout the episode by everyone but her parents, even in the beginning when she’s not in the princess getup (Heinous actually compliments her ‘super cute new haircut.’) 

It’s then confirmed that Marco has been continuing to inspire wayward princesses to resist their oppressors as Princess Marco, and has willfully encouraged and known about this and maintained this persona without her parents’ or Star’s knowledge, and she refers to herself as “Ya girl Marco” happily before being reminded about Heinous’s existence. After the episode ends and everyone is safe, Marco, her family, and Star have a game night, and Marco says something like, “Can I stay in the dress?”

The entire episode is also peppered with coming-out double entendres, where Marco’s parents say things like “Is there anything else we should know?” “I’m not sure we should be mad,” etc., and then afterwards it being implied they were talking about their child inciting the rebellion in St. O’s, and aren’t paying attention to the Princess thing.

Heinous isn’t in the Season 2 finale but still has some cliffhangers related to her plotline so Marco will most likely start being gendered as female in regular, non-St. O’s related episodes after some more plot with her happens in season 3, for now she’s still mostly closeted.

tl;dr Marco has been secretly presenting as female part-time since halfway through Season 1 and is undeniably coded as a closeted trans girl at this point, will almost certainly properly transition over the course of Season 3. 

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Fears of 'riots in the streets' as anger over Grenfell Tower tragedy rises
Local councillor Eartha Pond said that if local authority doesn't act quickly, civil unrest could erupt after a string of failures
By Scarlet Howes

Anger over the Grenfell Tower disaster could lead to riots on the streets, it has been claimed.

The horrific fire, which has left at least 30 people dead, has left the local community angry and frustrated.

Politicians including Sadiq Khan have been heckled at the scene and locals even shouted “where are you going?” as the Queen and Prince William left the site today.

And hundreds of people are expected to attend a ‘justice’ rally in central London tonight.

Now, a local councillor has warned there could be “unrest in the streets” if council chiefs don’t step in.

Eartha Pond said that if local authority doesn’t act quickly, civil unrest could erupt.

Ms Pond, who works as an assistant vice principle in Brent and a councillor at nearby Queens Park Community Council, said: “If the council don’t step up to the plate there will be unrest in the streets; it’s that serious.

"People are so angry and frustrated. No-one from the council has been down here.

"It’s an appalling lack of response.”

More than 1,800 people are said to be planning to attend a rally in Westminster tonight to demand 'justice’ for Grenfell victims.

A Facebook event, 'Justice for Grenfell!’, has been listed as taking place at 6pm outside the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Reporting what everyone’s thinking. Don’t see how people’s anger at not knowing what has happened to their friends and family and being left without a home can be contained for much longer. 

Photos of Celebrities at Women’s Marches Around the World

One day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, protestors took to the streets of Washington, D.C. — and other cities around the world — in opposition of the reality star’s policies not just on women’s rights but human rights. While celebrities stayed away from the inauguration, they came out in droves for the Women’s Marches with Amy Schumer, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler, Madonna, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, and Ashley Judd among those lending their voices to the cause. And, yes, many of them rocked pink pussy hats.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson flashed a grin at the D.C. march, where she was also a speaker about her experience with Planned Parenthood. (Photo: Reuters)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Amy Schumer

Also in the capital? Amy Schumer, who arrived with her friends dressed in NASA gear. “March like everyone’s watching,” she wrote. (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Amber Tamblyn and Amy Schumer

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress Amber Tamblyn quipped, “NASA’s finest @amyschumer.” (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Samantha Ronson, Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler, who was hanging with Samantha Ronson and Amber Tamblyn, also marched, repping for Smart Girls everywhere. (Photo: Amber Rose Tamblyn/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham

Poehler also selfied with Girls actress Lena Dunham, who captioned this photo, “Parks & Menstruation.” (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd was also among the speakers in D.C. She read a poem about “nasty women” and spoke about the sexual assault allegations against Trump. (Photo: Ashley Judd/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Cher

Cher, who was protesting in NYC days earlier, also went to the capital. “I want to give support and let people know that this was important enough for me to come and hear them and help them,“ she told People magazine. ” I want people to know that, as a group, we can change things,” (Photo: AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Siblings Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal made the protest a family affair. They were in D.C. together. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain had more than enough credentials to get her into the D.C. march. (Photo: Instagram)

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Ariana Grande

Here’s pop singer Ariana Grande in a bus en route to the march, which she planned to attend with her mom and grandma. (Photo: Ariana Grande/Instagram)

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Melissa Benoist

Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist had a custom sign that said, “Hey Donald, Don’t try to grab my p**** it’s made of steel.” (Photo: Instagram)

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Debra Messing

The Will & Grace alum wore a pink “meow” hat as she traveled to the march with pal Ali Wentworth. (Photo: Debra Messing/Instagram)

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Lena Dunham

Lena made a point to show off her shirt, which said, “Women are powerful and dangerous.” (Photo: Lena Dunham/Instagram)

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Jennifer Beals, Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack, and Charlize Theron

The Chelsea host organized the sister march in Sundance, where many stars are attending the Sundance Film Festival, and rallied her buddies, including Charlize Theron, Jennifer Beals, and Mary McCormack, for their snowy walk on Main Street. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Chelsea Handler

Handler, giving fellow protesters a hug while rocking a Planned Parenthood hat, said of organizing the march, “If there’s anything I learned in the last year, it’s that we need to be louder and stronger than ever about what we believe in, so I joined some incredible women from around the country to bring our voices together in the streets of Park City.” (Photo: Instagram)

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Charlize Theron

“Representing here at Sundance!” the Oscar winner wrote along with this selfie. (Photo: Charlize Theron/Instagram)

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Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, who talked about Donald Trump’s bizarre obsession with her, also marched in Park City. (Photo: The Park Record/Twitter)

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Nick Offerman

“I’m a nasty girl,” wrote Parks and Rec alum Nick Offerman, looking fetching in his pussy hat in Utah. (Photo: Twitter)

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John Legend

While Chrissy Teigen flew to Washington to be at the main event, John Legend made sure to pound the snowy pavement back in Utah. (Photo: Amy Kaufman/Twitter)

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Laura Dern

Laura Dern, who was also in Park City, carried a poster demanding “justice for all. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Charlize Theron

Charlize wiped away a tear while listening to the powerful speeches in Park City (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

Legend also marched with Jurnee Smollett-Bell. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

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Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain had more than enough credentials to get her into the D.C. march. (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Ariana Grande

Here’s pop singer Ariana Grande in a bus en route to the march, which she planned to attend with her mom and grandma. (Photo: Ariana Grande/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Melissa Benoist

Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist had a custom sign that said, “Hey Donald, Don’t try to grab my p**** it’s made of steel.” (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Debra Messing

The Will & Grace alum wore a pink “meow” hat as she traveled to the march with pal Ali Wentworth. (Photo: Debra Messing/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Lena Dunham

Lena made a point to show off her shirt, which said, “Women are powerful and dangerous.” (Photo: Lena Dunham/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Jennifer Beals, Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack, and Charlize Theron

The Chelsea host organized the sister march in Sundance, where many stars are attending the Sundance Film Festival, and rallied her buddies, including Charlize Theron, Jennifer Beals, and Mary McCormack, for their snowy walk on Main Street. (Photo: Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Chelsea Handler

Handler, giving fellow protesters a hug while rocking a Planned Parenthood hat, said of organizing the march, “If there’s anything I learned in the last year, it’s that we need to be louder and stronger than ever about what we believe in, so I joined some incredible women from around the country to bring our voices together in the streets of Park City.” (Photo: Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Charlize Theron

“Representing here at Sundance!” the Oscar winner wrote along with this selfie. (Photo: Charlize Theron/Instagram)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, who talked about Donald Trump’s bizarre obsession with her, also marched in Park City. (Photo: The Park Record/Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Nick Offerman

“I’m a nasty girl,” wrote Parks and Rec alum Nick Offerman, looking fetching in his pussy hat in Utah. (Photo: Twitter)

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John Legend

While Chrissy Teigen flew to Washington to be at the main event, John Legend made sure to pound the snowy pavement back in Utah. (Photo: Amy Kaufman/Twitter)

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Laura Dern

Laura Dern, who was also in Park City, carried a poster demanding “justice for all. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Charlize Theron

Charlize wiped away a tear while listening to the powerful speeches in Park City (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

Legend also marched with Jurnee Smollett-Bell. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

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Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

John Legend

While Chrissy Teigen flew to Washington to be at the main event, John Legend made sure to pound the snowy pavement back in Utah. (Photo: Amy Kaufman/Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Laura Dern

Laura Dern, who was also in Park City, carried a poster demanding “justice for all. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Charlize wiped away a tear while listening to the powerful speeches in Park City (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and John Legend

Legend also marched with Jurnee Smollett-Bell. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

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Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

External image

Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

External image

Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt held a “Dolores” button for Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She was slated to speak at the march in Washington, but the documentary about her life, Dolores, was accepted into the film festival so she went there instead. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Ian McKellen

There was an Ian McKellen sighting at the march in London. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress brought along her daughter, Piper, to march in London. “Proud to be one of many today,” she wrote. (Photo: Twitter)

Source: Yahoo Celebrity

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Trans rights activist Hande Kader was raped and burned to death in Turkey

In Turkey, the LGBTQ community is mourning the loss of transgender rights activist and sex worker Hande Kader. Kader’s body was found raped and brutally burned on Aug. 12 in Istanbul and now activists across the world are demanding justice for her death and the greater violence inflicted upon the the LGBTQ community. While homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey, discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community is staggering. 

DWTS 24...Now, look here, world.

Don’t get me wrong, Rashad was very good…but baby girl was fucking it UP and slaying the game for the whole season and she was robbed, and I just can’t say nothing, man. I get that it’s about the viewers voting for who they want to win, but that was about sports versus music entirely, because if it comes down to skill, consistency, and performance quality, the MBT really should’ve gone to Normani, unquestionably. 😒

Newcomers Pt2

Admiral Polts Personal journal.

It’s been about a week since the humans arrived and they now make up one third of our cerw, they have settled in well, almost too well as they have made this fleet and it’s ships their own. I have been doing research on them and although the reports are conflicting and sketchy they do all say that humans will change their environment to make it more suitable to them. Which is why the unused cargo hold is now something called a “puppy pen” and they are holding nightly events where they gather and play games about exploring a dungeon. They are also oddly easy to get along with, they take almost no offence when insults are thrown at them and if anything speak worse to one another. Their commander Captain Clerk assures me this is all natural that humans bring their home with them but will try to keep from taking over too much of the fleet.

So far the only race that has any problem with them are the Benemar, but the Humans have not risen to any challenge by them, not sure how long that will last.

On a side note I have orderd the fleet not to eat or drink the humans food, it.s just plain poisonous and how they manage to digest it is beyond me!!.

A number of humans were in the canteen eating a delicacy called “curry” a number of the other alien crew had tried some and apparently the sauce did not agree with them. It burned through one of their stomachs, luckily he survived. The third day of the human week was considered curry day and was sacred to them, along with “tacos” on the second day. Their meal was interrupted by sergeant Cathy calling for everyone’s attention.

“Excuse me everyone” the talking stopped and they looked over at her, she was clearly distressed.

“Has anyone seen Troy?”

“Your beagle?” asked another Human.

“Yeah, he isn’t in the puppy pen”

“Maybe someone took him for a walk?”

“I thought of that but he hasn’t been signed out”

All the Humans looked at each other and a silent agreement passed between them all as they all put down their food and left the canteen to go find Troy leaving a number of the non human crew alone.

“What’s a beagle?” Kio asked his mate.

After only one hour every Human on the ship was looking for him, they checked every vent, every cannon and every inch of the ship and were soon resorting to handing out picture of Troy asking if anyone had seen him. To the non Humans this behaviour was odd, this animal was not part of the crew or their squad yet every one of the Humans was distressed about it being missing.

Cathy found a number Benemar wrestling in the gym and approached them.

“Excuse me”

“Huh? A Human, what are you doing here?”

“I’m looking for my dog Troy, here’s a picture of him please let me know if you see him”

The Benemar clan leader took the picture and a smile crawled across his face, he handed it to the others who all mimicked his expression.

“We have seen this thing little Human”

“You have!!! Where?” she asked eagerly.

“Well you might have trouble finding him now” he laughed

“What?”

“We wanted to try Human food, this animal barley had any meat on him I don’t know why you keep them”

Cathy looked up at them her face blank, no emotion and her voice flat.

“You…ate him?”

“Yeah, I mean this creature makes a pitiful meal and cried the moment we picked it up, stupid animal”

“You…ate Troy?”

“You deaf yes, if you are looking for us to be sorry for eating your food, tough we are Benemar and our laws say only the strong eat”

“You…you….”

Cathy was shaking and her hands curling into fists, her face went from calm to rage in a single terrifying moment. “YOU ATE MY DOG!!!”

She lunged at him and proceeded to tear him apart.

Admiral Polt and Capitan Clerk sat opposite each other in Polt’s office, the silence between them was vast as Clerk had said something that Polt did not expect.

“Can you say that again please for the record” Polt asked.

“I believe Cathy’s reaction was justified” Clerk said with no uncertainty in his voice.

“She killed the Benemar clan leader, his chief is demanding justice”

“If he wants to try and get it he is free to, but in my eyes and my superiors she has done no wrong as under our law dogs are given the same basic rights as us”

“But it’s just as dog?”

“IT’S NOT JUST A—-” Clerk said slamming his hand down on the table but quickly calmed himself “It’s not just a dog, it is  “A” dog”

Polt nearly fled the room when Clerk slammed his hand, after seeing what remained of the Benemar he had no desire to anger another Human.

“I loved that dog, we all did and love all the dogs we brought with us, for someone to…eat one is…”

“It’s okay I understand, I shall speak the chief”

“Thankyou” Clerk said leaving and Polt called the chief to his office.

“What do yo mean you are taking no action?” the chief screamed.

“By their laws sergeant Cathy has done no wrong and was well within her rights”

“She killed one of my clan leaders!”

“Rather impressive for a Human half his size don’t you think? You saw the body, do you really want to take this further? If so I’m sure Captain Clerk would be happy for you to”

“What was it about that animal that they hold so dear?”

“I’m, glad you asked” Polt said pulling out a small folder “i have been reading up on Humans for a few weeks now and there is an interesting bit about dogs I believe will help put this in perspective. They have co-existed and co-evolved for over 30.000 years. The bond between a Human and a Dog is so strong that no words need pass between them for each to know what the other wants. They have fought battles together and have made homes together and Humans care for their dogs as if they were their own children and dogs protect and serve the humans as they are a loving parent. No other race in the galaxy has a companion quite like the Humans have dogs, to belittle or harm their companions in any way will bring their full wrath down upon you”

Polt closed the book and looked at the Benemar chief who had said nothing, he left without saying another word to quickly tell his own warriors to leave these dogs alone.

Polt breathed, another crisis averted and he could move onto more pressing matters, like this Sergeant Stabby that was visiting next month and has all the Humans excited, he worried as to why.

anonymous asked:

I went through some of your communism tag, and it is extremely relatable. It is a subject that makes me emotional almost every time that i read about it or think about it for a while and seeing ppl think it's cute or a funny meme or smth makes me wanna vomit and cry. I'm Latvian, so I take these kinds of things almost personally and I can't help it. Thank you for spreading awerness and spilling truth about this, I really appreciate it.

Given the fact that tumblr is extremely communist-friendly site, I sometimes feel like I’m talking to a wall.

But other times, when non-Baltics on tumblr say “You’re making us uncomfortable.” or “You should keep quiet about it.”  when I post about communist crimes committed against citizens of Baltic States, I feel like I’m doing the right thing.

They have no right to say so - this is our history, our countries’ past and no one can erase the truth.

The people who tell us such things have never been in our shoes - the kids in Baltic States learn about genocide of their ethnicity when they are barely in double digits at latest, often earlier.

People who tell us “It wasn’t that bad!” have never looked into eyes of a person who went to hell (Siberian labour camp) and back.

People who tell us “It wasn’t real communism!!” have never heard the fear in their parents voice as they tell about the suitcase under the bed, just in case, should they be deported to Siberia.

You have every right to take this personally - this is your country’s history, your legacy. 

As far as I see it - we the younger generation have to uphold the truth, demand justice for our ancestors, because if we won’t, who will?

Newcomers Pt2

Admiral Polts Personal journal.

It’s been about a week since the humans arrived and they now make up one third of our cerw, they have settled in well, almost too well as they have made this fleet and it’s ships their own. I have been doing research on them and although the reports are conflicting and sketchy they do all say that humans will change their environment to make it more suitable to them. Which is why the unused cargo hold is now something called a “puppy pen” and they are holding nightly events where they gather and play games about exploring a dungeon. They are also oddly easy to get along with, they take almost no offence when insults are thrown at them and if anything speak worse to one another. Their commander Captain Clerk assures me this is all natural that humans bring their home with them but will try to keep from taking over too much of the fleet.

So far the only race that has any problem with them are the Benemar, but the Humans have not risen to any challenge by them, not sure how long that will last.

On a side note I have orderd the fleet not to eat or drink the humans food, it.s just plain poisonous and how they manage to digest it is beyond me!!.

A number of humans were in the canteen eating a delicacy called “curry” a number of the other alien crew had tried some and apparently the sauce did not agree with them. It burned through one of their stomachs, luckily he survived. The third day of the human week was considered curry day and was sacred to them, along with “tacos” on the second day. Their meal was interrupted by sergeant Cathy calling for everyone’s attention.

“Excuse me everyone” the talking stopped and they looked over at her, she was clearly distressed.

“Has anyone seen Troy?”

“Your beagle?” asked another Human.

“Yeah, he isn’t in the puppy pen”

“Maybe someone took him for a walk?”

“I thought of that but he hasn’t been signed out”

All the Humans looked at each other and a silent agreement passed between them all as they all put down their food and left the canteen to go find Troy leaving a number of the non human crew alone.

“What’s a beagle?” Kio asked his mate.

After only one hour every Human on the ship was looking for him, they checked every vent, every cannon and every inch of the ship and were soon resorting to handing out picture of Troy asking if anyone had seen him. To the non Humans this behaviour was odd, this animal was not part of the crew or their squad yet every one of the Humans was distressed about it being missing.

Cathy found a number Benemar wrestling in the gym and approached them.

“Excuse me”

“Huh? A Human, what are you doing here?”

“I’m looking for my dog Troy, here’s a picture of him please let me know if you see him”

The Benemar clan leader took the picture and a smile crawled across his face, he handed it to the others who all mimicked his expression.

“We have seen this thing little Human”

“You have!!! Where?” she asked eagerly.

“Well you might have trouble finding him now” he laughed

“What?”

“We wanted to try Human food, this animal barley had any meat on him I don’t know why you keep them”

Cathy looked up at them her face blank, no emotion and her voice flat.

“You…ate him?”

“Yeah, I mean this creature makes a pitiful meal and cried the moment we picked it up, stupid animal”

“You…ate Troy?”

“You deaf yes, if you are looking for us to be sorry for eating your food, tough we are Benemar and our laws say only the strong eat”

“You…you….”

Cathy was shaking and her hands curling into fists, her face went from calm to rage in a single terrifying moment. “YOU ATE MY DOG!!!”

She lunged at him and proceeded to tear him apart.

Admiral Polt and Capitan Clerk sat opposite each other in Polt’s office, the silence between them was vast as Clerk had said something that Polt did not expect.

“Can you say that again please for the record” Polt asked.

“I believe Cathy’s reaction was justified” Clerk said with no uncertainty in his voice.

“She killed the Benemar clan leader, his chief is demanding justice”

“If he wants to try and get it he is free to, but in my eyes and my superiors she has done no wrong as under our law dogs are given the same basic rights as us”

“But it’s just as dog?”

“IT’S NOT JUST A—-” Clerk said slamming his hand down on the table but quickly calmed himself “It’s not just a dog, it is “A” dog”

Polt nearly fled the room when Clerk slammed his hand, after seeing what remained of the Benemar he had no desire to anger another Human.

“I loved that dog, we all did and love all the dogs we brought with us, for someone to…eat one is…”

“It’s okay I understand, I shall speak the chief”

“Thankyou” Clerk said leaving and Polt called the chief to his office.

“What do yo mean you are taking no action?” the chief screamed.

“By their laws sergeant Cathy has done no wrong and was well within her rights”

“She killed one of my clan leaders!”

“Rather impressive for a Human half his size don’t you think? You saw the body, do you really want to take this further? If so I’m sure Captain Clerk would be happy for you to”

“What was it about that animal that they hold so dear?”

“I’m, glad you asked” Polt said pulling out a small folder “i have been reading up on Humans for a few weeks now and there is an interesting bit about dogs I believe will help put this in perspective. They have co-existed and co-evolved for over 30.000 years. The bond between a Human and a Dog is so strong that no words need pass between them for each to know what the other wants. They have fought battles together and have made homes together and Humans care for their dogs as if they were their own children and dogs protect and serve the humans as they are a loving parent. No other race in the galaxy has a companion quite like the Humans have dogs, to belittle or harm their companions in any way will bring their full wrath down upon you”

Polt closed the book and looked at the Benemar chief who had said nothing, he left without saying another word to quickly tell his own warriors to leave these dogs alone.

Polt breathed, another crisis averted and he could move onto more pressing matters, like this Sergeant Stabby that was visiting next month and has all the Humans excited, he worried as to why.

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Here's the Full Transcript Of Angela Davis's ~Fire~ Women's March Speech
"History cannot be deleted like web pages."

“At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women’s March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again.

"We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land and we follow the lead of the first peoples who despite massive genocidal violence have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. We especially salute today the Standing Rock Sioux.

"The freedom struggles of black people that have shaped the very nature of this country’s history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and colonialism, which means for better or for worse the very history of the United States is a history of immigration and enslavement. Spreading xenophobia, hurling accusations of murder and rape and building walls will not erase history.

"No human being is illegal.

"The struggle to save the planet, to stop climate change, to guarantee the accessibility of water from the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux, to Flint, Michigan, to the West Bank and Gaza. The struggle to save our flora and fauna, to save the air—this is ground zero of the struggle for social justice.

"This is a women’s march and this women’s march represents the promise of feminism as against the pernicious powers of state violence. And inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all of us to join the resistance to racism, to Islamophobia, to anti-Semitism, to misogyny, to capitalist exploitation.

"Yes, we salute the fight for 15. We dedicate ourselves to collective resistance. Resistance to the billionaire mortgage profiteers and gentrifiers. Resistance to the health care privateers. Resistance to the attacks on Muslims and on immigrants. Resistance to attacks on disabled people. Resistance to state violence perpetrated by the police and through the prison industrial complex. Resistance to institutional and intimate gender violence, especially against trans women of color.

"Women’s rights are human rights all over the planet and that is why we say freedom and justice for Palestine. We celebrate the impending release of Chelsea Manning. And Oscar López Rivera. But we also say free Leonard Peltier. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Free Assata Shakur.

"Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out.

"The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.

"This is just the beginning and in the words of the inimitable Ella Baker, ‘We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.’ Thank you.”

So here’s what I think:

When Aria found out that Ezra singled her out to prey and spy on her, she thought of filing a report to accuse him of statutory rape and being a predator. But she never did. (This is during her whole rampage phase.)

After seeing tonight’s A ending, I think someone will die in this next episode. I’ve seen some theories about Ezra being the one who is killed. Quite possible. I could see him dying to save Aria.

I couldn’t trust Spencer this episode either. She seemed like a different Spencer. Idk something was off about her.

Marco is a fantastic cop. At least we have a police station that is willing to investigate and demand justice from the girls instead of letting them get away with everything.

I’m still thinking Toby’s absence means something. Call me crazy, but I think Toby is AD.