Harriet Tubman – RIP March 10, 1913

Conductor on the Underground Railroad, Armed Insurrectionist, Suffragist, Nurse

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.” 

by Mike Alewitz/ 2000

Destroyed by City Officials of Cambridge, MD

Images of the Censored Murals

Via Mike Alewitz

I love the way every year theirs all theses “leaked design for the new iphone” and “the new iphone will be revolutonary” articles and youtube videos with these ridiculous concept designs that have like holographic keyboards and see through body’s and then the actually iphone for that year gets released  and its just like “so we removed the headphone jack…. have fun”
How The Maker Movement Is Reinventing Retail

The jury is still out on whether the maker movement could bring about a new American industrial revolution. But anecdotal evidence suggests it’s well on its way to reinventing retail. Consider the craft maker whose merchandise got so much exposure through a recent Etsy-Nordstrom partnership that she and her husband both quit their day jobs to handle production and sales. Or take the math professor who sent his rocket cup design to Shapeways to produce a 3D ceramic tool for teaching students about paraboloids. After cup sales went gangbusters on Shapeways, a Fred & Friends wholesale order put it onto Urban Outfitters shelves.


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, A Tribute to Women in Struggle

In a conversation with Dr. Felicia Mabuza Suttle, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela talks about the challenges her and other women like Albertina Sisulu faced for freedom in South Africa.

“When they came to fetch me from my cell I knew I had to survive fighting or surrender. I was taken to the HQ of Interrogation…this is where people lost their lives. I was interrogated and tortured for 7 days and 7 nights non-stop, continuously… We are the women who gave up our lives for the struggle… Where are the accolades? I will always remind them of the painful past they want us to forget.”

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and its military wing, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, mourns the martyr comrade and the fighter Mutaz Washaha, assassinated today by Israeli occupation forces after invading soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition and a number of shells at his home. Birzeit, West Bank, Occupied Palestine.

Via Translators for Palestine

Heroes of the Revolution: Comrade Sergey Lazo

Sergey Lazo was a Communist leader in the October 1917 Revolution in the Russian Far East. 

 In 1917, he was a cadet at the Imperial Russian military academy when he joined the Bolshevik forces and was entrusted with several missions in Siberia during the Russian Civil War. In March–August 1918 he was a commander of the Zabaykalski (trans-Baikalan) Front, and fought against Ataman Grigory Semyonov. Later he fought in Bolshevik partisan units in the Vladivostok area. 

On January 31, 1920 the Bolsheviks took power in Vladivostok, but on April 5, 1920 Lazo and other commanders were arrested by Japanese troops. Then, Lazo disappeared, along with Vsevolod Sibirtsev and Alexey Lutski. Reportedly they were shot shortly after, but the exact details of the execution have never been known yet. It is widely believed that the Japanese or Cossacks of the White movement burned them in the firebox of a steam engine in Muravyevo-Amurskaya (currently Lazo) station. 

A number of locations in the Russian Far East now bear Lazo’s name.

Graphic: nikolay2017