People have been ignoring and ridiculing Palestinian artists for a long time now especially art concerning the Israeli settler colonialism but now banksy does some basic art and it’s everywhere in the news lol ok

yes.. that’s what happens to you when you visit “Israel” !
Israel is a colonial, settler, and racist state!
Do not visit Israel. If you have to for religious or family reasons, go through Palestinian agents and businesses. Boycott Israel!

By Megan Spencer

"This piece is a meditation on the violence against Black bodies that has always been a part of the U.S. settler state. I was thinking about how we carry these stories in our bodies and wondering how we can find beauty in the world amid anti-Black racism, transphobia, misogyny, and the many forces which perpetuate violence against Black people, particularly Black children, queer and trans people, and women."

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What Huckabee and the other deniers of a Palestinian people don’t realize is that there’s no such thing as an American people until America was established by a bloody cut throat violent revolution in which the rebels used guerrilla tactics which the British found barbarous. There also was no Israel until armed troops drove out Arab settlers and claimed their land on the false belief that it was somehow or other the national homeland of European Ashkeanzi. Do Huckabee and others really wish for Palestine to become a State the same way America and Israel did? Do they? Because, as far as history can tell, the Palestinians have waited long enough.
Norsemen transformed international culture, manufacturing, tech and trade during Viking Era

The notorious reputation of the Vikings spanned thousands of years and across many lands. Bloodthirsty invaders intent on raiding and plundering is what many still imagine when speaking of Vikings. Far from being simple barbarians, the Vikings are now known to be expert navigators, explorers, colonizers, farmers, settlers, accomplished builders and highly skilled traders.

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Updated at 4:34 pm (GMT+2):: Israeli settlers set fire to a church-owned building in Jerusalem overnight, Israeli police said Thursday, hours before settlers spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls

Israeli settlers set fire to a church-owned building in Jerusalem overnight, Israeli police said Thursday, hours before settlers spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian school and two days after settlers torched a mosque in the occupied West Bank.

The vandals torched an annexe of a Greek Orthodox seminary just outside the walls of the Old City and scrawled “graffiti insulting Jesus,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, describing it as a “nationalist” attack.

There were no casualties and the fire was put out before causing significant damage, she added.
On Wednesday, a mosque near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank was set alight and anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall.

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat described the perpetrators of both incidents as “terrorists,” blaming Israel’s government for inciting the attacks by continuing its “illegal occupation and colonization (of the Palestinian territories) based on distorted religious claims.”

The attack coincided with the 21st anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre in Hebron, when American-born Jewish extremist Baruch Goldstein opened fire at worshipers at dawn prayer. The attack killed 29 people and injured more than 120.

In November, a group of Israeli settlers broke in and torched a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Witnesses said the settlers burnt 12 copies of the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, and set the carpets of the first floor of the two-story building on fire. Racist slogans were also sprayed on the walls of the mosque.

At the time, Palestinian Religious Endowments Minister Yousef Adeis said that the mosque torching was proof of “racist Israeli incitement” against Muslim and Christian houses of worship, adding that in October alone settlers carried out 110 separate attacks on religious sites across the Palestinian territories.

Also on Thursday, settlers spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of a Palestinian school in the village of Urif south of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an news agency that a group of settlers from the illegal Yizhar settlement sprayed anti-Arab graffiti on the school walls.

The perpetrators were allegedly affiliated to the Hilltop Youth, a group of notoriously hard-line Israeli nationalists who often live in illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank.

The group has been known to target Palestinians and their property.

Daghlas accused the Israeli government of “giving free rein to extremist settlers to carry out attacks against Palestinians in an attempt to win settler votes in the upcoming Knesset elections.”

The incidents bore the hallmarks of “price tag” attacks — a euphemism for nationalist-motivated hate crimes by Jewish extremists, which generally target Palestinians or Palestinians with Israeli citizenship but have increasingly also hit Christian and Muslim places of worship.

Hate crimes by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their property are systematic and often abetted by Israeli authorities, who rarely intervene in the violent attacks or prosecute the perpetrators.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), there have been 2,100 Zionist settler violence attacks in the past eight years. The number quadrupled from 115 in 2006 to 399 in 2013.

From the article:

A building belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem was set on fire and vandalized early on Thursday in a hate crime attack.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames, and classified the fire as arson after an investigation into whether the fire was deliberately set. The forces also found hate graffiti denigrating Jesus sprayed on one of the walls.

Damage was done to parts of the building, but no one was hurt.
The structure, which is used as for religious studies, is located near the Old City’s Jaffa Gate.

A mosque in a West Bank village near Bethlehem was torched [e]arly on Wednesday, Palestinian media reported. The report said that settlers that entered Kafr Jab’a also sprayed hate graffiti on the building, including “we want the redemption of Zion,” and “revenge.”

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said in a statement that both Wednesday and Thursday’s attacks were the works of “Israeli terrorists … protected by a government that claims exclusivity over this land.”
Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi echoed Erekat’s comments, calling the price tag attacks “terrorism in all respects” and decrying how “criminals still roam freely without any deterrence or punishment.”

"If you can kill a Palestinian or cut down an olive tree without penalty," Tibi added, "then you can burn mosques and churches without fear."
Mount Zion, the area where the suspected attack occurred, is one of the more vulnerable areas concerning price tag attacks. In the past two years, there have been dozens of various hate crimes, including the assault of Christian clergymen, graffiti, punctured tired, desecrated grave-sites, smashed gravestones and more.

In May 2014, a nearby church was set aflame shortly after Pope Francis’ visit. In 2013, vandals smashed Ottoman ceramic tiles at King David’s Tomb, thus destroying the last traces to the compound’s Muslim past. Later that year, vandals smashed gravestones of prominent historical figures at a Protestant cemetery on Mount Zion.

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anonymous asked:

Why New Hampshire? As opposed to a cool state, like Montana, or Texas?

Good question! There is an origin story here. Straight from the wikipedia’s mouth:


The Free State Project was founded in 2001 by Jason Sorens, then a Ph.D. student at Yale University.[6] Sorens published an article in The Libertarian Enterprise highlighting the failure of libertarians to elect any candidate to federal office, and outlining his ideas for a secessionist movement, and calling people to respond to him with interest.[7] Sorens has stated that the movement continues an American tradition of political migration, which includes groups such as Mormon settlers in Utah, and Amish religious communities.[8]

The organization began without a specific state in mind. A systematic review started by narrowing potential states to those with a population of less than 1.5 million, and those where the combined spending in 2000 by the Democratic and Republican parties was less than $5.2 million, the total national spending by the Libertarian Party in that year. Hawaii and Rhode Island were eliminated from this list because of their propensity for centralized government.[9]

State selection

In September 2003 the state vote was held. Participants voted using the Condorcet method to choose the state.[10]New Hampshire was the winner, with Wyoming coming in second by a 57% to 43% margin.[10]Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont were also on the list.[8]

New Hampshire was chosen because the perceived individualist culture of New Hampshire was thought to resonate well with libertarian ideals.[11] The Free State Project, however, has drawn criticism from some New Hampshire residents concerned about population pressure and opposition to increased taxation. Some Republicans,[12] on the other hand, have responded more favorably to the project, because of their espoused agreement on small government.

Indigenous art is inherently political. As Anishinaabe curator Wanda Nanibush (2014) recently stated, ‘Our art forms are never separate from our political forms.’ Indigenous art thus occupies a unique space within settler colonialism: both as a site for articulating Indigenous resistance and resurgence, and also as a creative praxis that often reinscribes indigeneity within aesthetic and commodity forms that circulate in the capitalist art market. Against colonial erasure, Indigenous art marks the space of a returned and enduring presence. But this presence is complicated by its fraught relationality to the persistence of settler colonialism, which always threatens to reappropriate, assimilate, subsume/consume and repress Indigenous voicings and visuality, their forms and aesthetics, within its hegemonic logic of domination. Indigenous art disrupts colonial hegemony by fracturing the sensible architecture of experience that is constitutive of the aesthetic regime itself - the normative order, or ‘distribution of the sensible’ - that frames both political and artistic potentialities, as such.

So after tht fat posi thing some yt man came up to me and my friend told us he was a conservative and that settlers created this nation and I basically told him to stop talking to us and fuck off but he hung out around the front of the building so I had to call my roommate and walk to the streetcar stop while talking to her because he was rlly weirdly aggressively offended by me not wanting to speak to him


Israeli settlers - who live illegally on Palestinian land and shouldn’t be there in the first place - regularly destroy and uproot olive trees belonging to Palestinians, often striking at night to go unnoticed.

Olive trees are a livelihood for many families, and a key component of the Palestinian economy. That’s how they are meant to survive. 

These attacks are by no means limited to agriculture. They also burn and vandalize churchesmosques, homescars and… cemeteries

I saved the worst for last. Israeli soldiers escort Israeli settlers to attack Palestinians then stand by and watch, if not join in too. 

According to the UN the annual rate of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians has almost quadrupled in eight years.

GIFs from 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

The women were lounging about the houses, some cleaning fish, others pounding rice; but they do not care for work, and the little money which they need for buying cloes they can make by selling mats or jungle fruits.

some English lady who spent 5 weeks in Malaya in 1879 that Syed Hussein Alatas quotes in The Myth of the Lazy Native. The joke practically writes itself, but Alatas says it for us: “We may ask the author what is meant by work here? Is cleaning fish and pounding rice not work? Work here means wage earning outside the home. Are making mats and selling fruits not work? It is clear that work here means that activitiy introduced by colonial capitalism. If the ladies became coolies or servants of British planters or firm officials, she would then have considered them as working.”

So when the settler colonials say Indigenous people are lazy, they really mean “they won’t work for us to help us engineer their economy for our benefit”.