If so, then here’s a PSA I needed and no one ever gave me.
There are TWO sequels, a spin-off and a film. I had no idea, and came across it by accident. So even though maybe everyone else in the world knows, I thought I’d tell you all.
Here are the links to Mangago, including the original story and a couple of other things starring these two. Reading all of them gives the full story, and it’s all just wonderful I’d recommend reading them in this order.
I don’t think I’ve seen any posts that went over what the water system in Palestine was like for each house, so I’ll try to go over it as best I can without any pictures -
Israel controls all of our water resources, and has allocated the resources of the Jordan river in an 83%/17% split, meaning that Israelis get 83% of its water while Palestinians are only allowed the remaining 17%.
Israel also routinely shuts of Palestinian water in order to supply Israeli settlements, which feature lavish swimming pools and well-kept community gardens - something we as Palestinians cannot have due to our limited water allowance and uncertainty regarding water availability.
What this leads to is a situation in which farmers cannot expand their crops or grow their gardens, because to do so would require time, money, and most of all, water. Because water is only allocated to us in an infrequent basis, how is a farmer to know that he has the water security required in order to expand his crops without worrying about having his water shut off for two weeks as all his crops die?
Each house in Palestine generally contains either a beir [well], large plastic containers, or both, meant to hold water. These are automatically filled when Israel turns on our water, with the house itself using the Israeli water before tapping into the beir or the other water reserves.
Motors in the house pump the water into the wells when Israel turns the water on, and then another motor pumps the water of the well into the house.
What makes things even worse is that if there’s no electricity and your well is empty, then it’s not going to fill with water, and if the well is full and there’s no Israeli water or electricity, then the water is not going to make it from the well to your house.
Aside from cutting off our water and only supplying it to us on set days, Israel also frequently cuts out electricity, especially on the hottest days of the year when Israeli settlers are blasting their ACs and creating a huge spike in electricity demand.
This is just one small aspect of life under Israeli occupation that I feel many don’t actually realize or consider.
When we say that Israel controls every aspect of our lives, we mean it in the absolute most literal sense. We can’t shower unless they turn on our water, we can’t plant our crops unless they turn on our water, we can’t visit neighboring cities unless the soldiers at the checkpoint are feeling generous, we can’t pray at our holy sites in Jerusalem without special permits that they rarely hand out, We can’t build up our own infrastructure without them tearing it down and claiming it’s a “security concern”. We can’t build on our OWN land without getting approval from them first. We can’t use mobile data services because they continue to deny us the equipment and mobile spectrum required for it, so while Israelis and Israeli settlers enjoy all the 4G they want on their phones, Palestinians are still stuck with having text and the OCCASIONAL “Edge” signal on ours.
Israeli concept of religious freedom for Palestinians:
The media caption to this photo said Israeli troops “clashed” with Palestinians who in protest refused to enter the occupied Al Aqsa mosque compound & prayed outside in the streets.
We need to get terminology straight when it comes to occupation & military violence against unarmed worshippers & protesters & not be confused by the obfuscations of language. This is a brutal assault, not a “clash.” This is military occupation, not new security measures.
Palestinians are protesting Israel’s new so-called security measures at Al Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. Although Israel has no rights of sovereignty over East Jerusalem & no rights to control or desecrate a Palestinian place of worship, they have armed troops patrolling within the compound & installed metal detectors at entrances & surveillance equipment as if Palestinians were the source of the violence. Israeli authorities claim three Palestinian gunmen smuggled weapons inside the mosque compound, necessitating the metal detectors, but if the surveillance cameras had been operating it would more likely have shown the summary execution of those three young men by Israeli troops.
Border police are deploying tear gas, stun grenades, water cannons against unarmed protesters. Seventeen-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Mahmoud Sharaf was shot in the neck & killed by an armed settler during these protests. Was the gunman arrested & hauled in for assault with a deadly weapon & for murder? Almost certainly not.
Palestinians refuse to go through the metal detectors not because they’re carrying concealed weapons but to protest Israel’s attempts to control the mosque compound. Instead they are holding prayer vigils in the streets outside the mosque. Israel long ago imposed age restrictions on men under 50 entering for prayer services so they are accustomed to praying in the streets.
(Photo from Documenting Oppression Against Muslims (DOAM))
The Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, who was also a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He was assassinated in 1972 by car bomb by the Israeli Mossad, Lebanon\ Beirut 1971.
While the US military was invading and terrorizing the people of Korea in the early 1950s, the Korean and Chinese People’s Armies reached out to Black soldiers in the invading army:
“Did you ever stop to think why you should be in Korea, fighting other colored people, while lynchings, murders and insults pile up against the Negro people at home?”
Half of Korea was already occupied by the US. And in the other half, carpet bombing campaigns killed millions of people, including Korean civilians and children. The Koreans however, under the leadership of comrade Kim Il Sung, never wavered in their commitment to revolutionary socialist internationalism.
They spoke TO the Black soldiers, whom they understood were also oppressed by the white supremacist US invading force: “We are not trying to turn you against the white soldiers. They are in the same boat as you. They are sent here to be killed for the Big Money, for Big Business profits like you are. We think that you, having been oppressed, can understand this more quickly than they do. But many of them are beginning to understand it too. […] Americans, black and white, unite and fight for peace!
"The Chinese and Koreans are fighting for their own homes and borders. We didn’t come five thousand miles across the sea to fight. We didn’t come to America with guns and bombs and we never will. Don’t risk your lives here. Ask to go home where you can fight for your own rights as a human being. Leave us at peace in our homes here.
“Your friends, The Korean People’s Army; The Chinese People’s Volunteers”
May 11 2017 - Workers at a car component factory in central France have occupied the plant and are threatening to blow it up in a radical protest against their bosses as the site risks closure.
The workers at the GM&S auto-suppliers plant in the Creuse region, north of Limoges, have told Renault and Peugeot they are ready to blow up the factory if their demands are not met.
Some 280 jobs at the site are under threat after the plant went into receivership back in December, and workers accuse the two car giants of blocking negotiations for a takeover of the factory and of making too few orders.
The protesters have already started destroying machinery at the site. Photos released on social media on Thursday, show them cutting a machine in half with a blowtorch. CGT trade union representatives say the workers will destroy a machine each day unless their demands are met. [video]/[video]
I decided to share with you one of my most memorable pages from the doukyuusei series manga :) I absolutely love the whole manga nonetheless I consider some of pages my favourite because of that memorable situation happening there…
This post will be long I believe…
I love this page the most in first Doukyuusei manga…and I love situation here a little bit more than in a movie (I just didn’t say that righ now xD –> favourite scene in movie also) …I particularly like this one because of the Kusakabe reaction on drunk Sajou :) The whole situation is SO SERIOUS but drunk sajou made it THE CUTEST :D <3
I don’t know but this page is that one that I remebered the most. Maybe because Kusakabe mentioned dumb xD Here we see the different side of Kusakabe when he’s not with Sajou…like he’s thinking of that kind of stuff too..and asking sensei for advice..and mentionig the yaoi books that his sister reads,,all that in one page :P
The whole page is filled with Sajou’s LOVE YOU…To see Sajou so in love is so precious. He never openly show it..but his is mind is exploding…
Just that situation…lying on bed…kusakabe just took shower…relaxed…kusakabe telling sajou the sweetest things :D <3
Don’t ask me..that scene is in my mind everytime when I think about Sajou being home alone xD I liked the smooth development situation…lying..making eye contact…slowly progressing to the kiss…KISS :*
I was Kusakabe here…I wanted to hug Sajou so badly… so glad Kusakabe did :) feeling glad…soo glad
Sajou my precious baby :’(
I had heart attack at this one…Sajou being so sexy and seductive :P <3
My feeling are set on this one!!! This is the one when I get butterflies everytime I read it …IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL…sajou justt ahhh…and kusakabe tearing up :’( <3 <3
Occupation to Beloved
yes yes i know…the very first page of the manga…BUT C’MON…THE SAJOU’S FACE…MADE MY DAY AND NIGHT XD and sweetest Kusakabe surprising sajou :)
Are there needed any words? Just cute Sajou sneaking in bed to Kusakabe and making my heart ache..:) <3
This page is just so precious to me…HUGGING each other…kusakabe caressing sajou’s cheak…making eye contact…kiss on eyelid..blushing faces :) <3 making love …I’m melting….
I love the playful Kusakabe haha…this always make me laugh :D one of the cutest scenes :D
This my kind of enjoying life…coffee time..My ideal relationship would be drinking coffee like that :D <3 after taking bath :)
Kusakabe comforting Sajou…saying he loves him..holding him in his arms…kissing him on the check…:’( :’( <3 <3 where is my kusakabe? xD
YES KUSAKABE…YOU CAN MAKE HIM HAPPY…AND EVERYONE ELSE..omg..<3 <3 :’( :’( don’t mind me..just crying in the corner…where is my kusakabe? i know i said that already but….
We know that if one of our siblings found our yaoi books…IT WOULDN’T END WELL FOR THEM !!!!! XD :) thanks for reading…sooo longgg post omg