November 24 2016 - Hundreds of antifascists marched in Brussels against the opening of an office of the APF (Alliance for Peace and Freedom), an alliance of European fascist parties, including the Greek Golden Dawn, the NPD from Germany, Italian Forza Nuova, Spain’s Democracia Nacional and Nation from Belgium. The APF has been sponsored with over 600k euros through the EU. [video]
I was at a Standing Rock teach-in the other day, and stereotypical liberal white lady asks a question about the protection actions no longer being peaceful, very clearly implying that this news would invalidate the cause. And I was so fucking angry. First of all, whether or not the actions are peaceful does not correlate with the validity of their cause.
But they’ve chosen to be peaceful, and they are. They are peaceful, no matter what the selective imagery of the oppressor tells you.
Make no mistake, the reason why they are peaceful is because Native people don’t have the privilege to be otherwise. The police can shoot rubber bullets and spray the protectors with mace, and people won’t say it invalidates them or the pipeline. But the moment Natives try to protect themselves, white people will turn against us. The moment Natives match the violence that has been used against them, the whole damn world will be saying “they deserve to die.”
i’ve never really created any jimon content but here goes
simon’s been asked dozens of times if he’s okay with the fact that his ex-girlfriend and ex-girlfriend-slash-current-best-friend are getting married. and he is!!
he’s assured clary and izzy that he’s not jealous, but simon doesn’t exactly think they believe him.
ergo, thus, therefore! the only course of action is to show up to their wedding with a hot date !
this is a lot easier on paper. calling his other ex-girlfriends would probably be a good place to start, but he can’t. maia is out of the country with lily, and maureen already has a date to the wedding: rebecca, simon’s sister. #awkward
he knows that you can’t turn people gay, but it’s still a bit of a blow to his self esteem that all his exes are dating women now
anyway, his remaining list of hot, single people is pretty short
he’s not thrilled that jace is the only person left to ask, but not exactly disappointed, either
jace looks so happy when simon asks him to the wedding that he doesn’t finish his sentence, swallows the part where he was supposed to say it was to show clary and izzy he’s moved on.
simon feels a little bad about stringing jace along, at first, until jace shows up at his door on the day of the wedding with a sloppily tied bowtie and a 100-watt smile, and simon realizes that he wants this, too
it’s a beautiful wedding. luke and jocelyn give really nice toasts and no one mentions the fact that maryse and robert didn’t make the trip from idris
after clary and izzy have been pronounced wife and wife, they all dance for hours. simon lets jace lead; it seems like what captain america would want.
(”does this make me peggy carter?” “who the fuck is that?”)
Reason has demonstrated that, for man, the most adequate means of improving his condition is social cooperation and division of labor. They are man’s foremost tool in his struggle for survival. But they can work only where there is peace. Wars, civil wars, and revolutions are detrimental to man’s success in the struggle for existence because they disintegrate the apparatus of social cooperation.
The Phandom is a very diverse group of people, much like the United States.
Some of you may be concerned about the next four years, I am as well, but I just wanted to remind you all that you are loved and have the power to change the country and, consequently, the world.
Don’t let Trump tear you down or turn you into someone you’re not. Let him empower you. Now is the time for peaceful action. Now is the time we unite and show we are bigger and better people than him. Now is the time we support one another more than ever.
The world is always close to catastrophe.
But it seems to be closer now. Seeing this approaching catastrophe, most
of us take shelter in idea. We think that this catastrophe, this
crisis, can be solved by an ideology. Ideology is always an impediment
to direct relationship, which prevents action. We want peace only as an
idea, but not as an actuality. We want peace on the verbal level, which
is only on the thinking level, though we proudly call it the
intellectual level. But the word peace is not peace. Peace can only be
when the confusion which you and another make ceases. We are attached to
the world of ideas and not to peace. We search for new social and
political patterns and not for peace; we are concerned with the
reconciliation of effects and not in putting aside the cause of war.
This search will bring only answers conditioned by the past. This
conditioning is what we call knowledge, experience; and the new changing
facts are translated, interpreted, according to this knowledge. So,
there is conflict between what is and the experience that has been. The
past, which is knowledge, must ever be in conflict with the fact, which
is ever in the present. So, this will not solve the problem but will
perpetuate the conditions that have created the problem.
I’m Jewish and I will always fight against racism in all of its forms.
“…צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף“ “Justice, Justice you shall pursue…” (Deut. 16:20)
Justice is a central tenant of Jewish tradition. The above verse from Deuteronomy is recited following every recitation of the books of the Torah each year in order to remind us of the injustices of our world. Justice goes beyond simply loving our neighbors as commanded in Leviticus 19: 17-18, as it is the injustices that we have faced throughout Jewish history which continue to further our commitment to social change.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heshel famouslyprayed with his feet, when marching with other famous Civil Rights leaders in the mid-twentieth century. As Jews, we will continue to fight for justice for all people because tolerance will bring about the gift of shalom, of peace.
yesterday No Pride in Prisons blockaded an international arms dealing conference in solidarity with Auckland Peace Action, we shut the whole thing down and I got beaten to shit
im fucking wrecked now and just waiting for someone to get home so i can beg em to please bring me some muscle pain relief. it was worth it. i got sexually harassed by a cop and a woman holding a baby was knocked over by a cop but yesterday was worth it. fuck arms dealers tbh