solidarity tweets

Guys let's start a hashtag for Oak who deserves so much better.

#putoakback and tweet Oak and tell him how much you’ll miss him. I really wanted to see great comet with Oak in it! fandoms have managed to do really good things. Please do it for Oak who deserves so much better.

Or, Tai Lopez, how about, instead, I ask you to shut the fuck up and remind you that anti-capitalism isn’t about charity – it’s about solidarity and greater self-determination. Capitalism rewards ownership, not hard work; if you control capital and means of production, or you get on the good side of someone who does, you’re going to have an infinitely easier time in life than someone who is forced to sell their labor. Capitalism relies on a huge working class to generate profit for owners, and the latter handles that generated profit by their own discretion. We have been lied to; this is tyranny in a different skin.

Things that are socially-operated ought to be socially-controlled; if you are affected by a decision you ought to have a say in it; you ought to have control over what your laboring capacities produce. “Socialism or barbarism!”

Help me out with this one, aurora-malleus.

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//last words..

Journalist Shirin Barghi collected the last words of men like Michael Brown – young, black, killed by authority figures while unarmed – and turned them into powerful illustrations.

“I created these images to raise awareness about racist police violence in America and as an expression of solidarity,” she tweeted. “I experienced police brutality in my native Iran, and the struggle here to confront that violence resonated with me.”

The minimalist images, eight of which appear below, are poignant echoes of the victims’ final moments.

independent.co.uk
Muslims are standing in solidarity with Christians by observing lent

In a show of solidarity, Muslims are standing with Christians and giving up guilty pleasures for lent.

For Christians, lent is a period of self-restraint, marked by fasting, repentance, prayer and self-control. Luxury or rich foods, such as meat and dairy are often avoided by those taking part.

Abstention from personal “bad habits” such as watching television or eating too much sugar is also commonly practised.

The observance starts on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Easter, as Christians imitate the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in a desert before being blessed by John the Baptist.

Using #Muslims4Lent, followers of Islam are tweeting photos of themselves in which they declare what they will be giving up.

Muslim American entrepreneur Bassel Riche, 28, told The Independent  that he was inspired to start the started the campaign after non-Muslim students joined in with the Muslim Students Association’s Ramadan Fast-a-Thon at his former college, The University of Houston.

“We would all gather in a big hall and break our fast together at a hosted dinner and partake in interfaith dialogue,” he said, explaining that he had observed lent around for four years, and wanted to encourage fellow Muslims to join him this year.

“The goal is to thank the many Christians that have always shown love and respect towards Islam by showing them we in turn have the utmost respect for their beliefs,” Riche said.

Riche, who is also the founder of the EidPrayLove website - which aims to show Islam as a religion of peace - added that he hopes the campaign “will show the true face of Islam and take the spotlight away from extremists.“

“Despite what our extremists have done to hijack our religion, we believe in peace, love, tolerance & harmony with other faiths.”

“We don’t want to be seen as some distant, mysterious faith - we want to be accessible for people to open up to us, that is the only way we can counter the misinformation,” he said.

He added that Muslims and Christians alike have thanked him for starting the campaign, and said some Muslim Americans told him they have been doing this in their communities for years.

“We have seen Catholic Priests reaching out to express their love and support for this initiative, other Christians telling us how special it is to them personally that we are pushing such an active show of support and interfaith tolerance,“ he said.

Muslims from around the world have already joined in with the campaign, including from the UK, the US, Canada, Malaysia, Spain,Australia, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, and Pakistan.

Addressing the importance of solidarity in the wake of tragic incidents in Paris, Copenhagen and Chapel Hill in the US, he said: “I believe the root of extremism is lack of education and understanding. The extremists behind these tragedies are all united in their narrow, negative view of the world and other faiths.

“Take for example, the tragic killing of 21 Coptic Christian Egyptians by ISIS in Libya simply for being Christian.

"They are obligated as Muslims to protect Christians that are in danger, this is mandated by prophet Muhammed himself, what they are doing is not Islam full stop,” Riche concluded.

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Okay the world might be full of shit right now but has anyone seen this?

An Egyptian man is giving advice about being teargassed. The people of Gaza/Palestine are reaching out to americans and tweeting about Ferguson and how to react to being teargassed, just as last week they were all praying for Gaza. These are just a few tweets, if you go on twitter there’ll be a lot more. This is solidarity, this is what we need.

People in Gaza are tweeting in solidarity with the people in Ferguson, offering advice on how to deal with tear gas.

Think about this, America: People in a literal war zone are empathizing with people in a St. Louis suburb. 

Don’t look away. Question the answers. Speak truth to power. And know that what’s happening right now in Ferguson, Missouri, is truly awful.

What fucking pisses me off now, is that Jews in a synagogue were literally butchered, literally, and the only people who seem to give a shit on Tumblr are the Jewish/Israeli blogs I follow. If it were ANYONE ELSE my dash would be filled with solidarity posts, condemnations, tweet screenshots, what have you. The fact that no one so much has bat an eye is a frightening reminder of alone we are. Solidarity is indeed for goyim.