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A trip to Northern Italy. Original caption:

Cinque Terre which means “Five lands” is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera between Genoa and La Spezia. The area is part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cinque Terre is a very popular tourist destination and comprises of five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. These unique villages hide between green, steep hills and the turquoise Ligurian sea. The villages pastel-coloured houses are built on top of rocks in the rugged, steep landscape. Cinque Terre is located in the coastal region Liguria which is popular with tourists for its beaches, towns and cuisine. Travel between the five villages can be done either by train, by boat or by hiking the beautiful trails that connect the villages.

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Max, Australian Shepherd (8 y/o), Tech Terrace Park, Lubbock, TX • “My ex-girlfriend had a pink Beanie Baby that he would steal and wouldn’t let her have back.”

bematthe  asked:

What would be the most helpful (or some of the most helpful) thing(s) someone could do (realistically) to help this cause?

We LOVE your question!  Let’s break down anti-fascist work into four broad, over-generalized areas, shall we?  

1) Protecting Our Communities From Bigotry

What does bigotry, fascism, racism, and hatred look like where you live?  Who are the targets?  Once you think about the fucked-up shit that’s been going on in your community, you’ll be able to figure out who’s been targeted by bigots.  Now you know who needs your support and solidarity.  Reach out to them and come up with ways to help them and/or stand with them.

Even a small act like putting up posters or distributing pins showing solidarity with these people and opposition to bigotry, sends a big message to them, to their attackers, and to other people in your community that feel the same way you do.

Example: one neighbourhood we know of in Toronto responded to a rash of alt right vandalism and racist harassment by creating lawn signs in the languages spoken there to show opposition to racist asshats.

Over 500 signs went up in the ‘hood!

2) Disrupting Fascist Activity

This is antifa’s bread-and-butter.  Fascism is an utterly illegitimate and dangerous ideology that is no longer up for debate or discussion after literally millions of people have died because of it or fighting to stop it.  So when it rears its ugly head once again, it is imperative to oppose, expose, and confront it immediately.

This tumblr has been dedicated to recording and reporting on anti-fascist activity all over the world for almost the last three years.  There are over 4000 examples of anti-fascist activity in our archive that you could sort through to find ideas and inspiration for the kind of things you and your friends can pull off.

Example: read our interview with an antifa crew in Nyköping, Sweden about how they went from a small group putting up antifa posters to running the nazis out of their town. 
  
3) Building An Authentic Anti-Fascist/Anti-Racist Youth Culture

Most anti-fascists we know got started when they were young.  Some of us started throwing “rock against racism” concerts or shows.  We’d meet up with crews from nearby.  We’d set up info tables at shows where we’d distribute information about the issues we were dealing with (and sell t-shirts & stuff to raise money).  We’d make sure that racists knew they were not welcome anywhere we hung out - in the parks, at shows, in the football terraces, etc.

Finding ways to promote an explicit and authentic anti-racist/anti-fascist youth culture is one of the most powerful things we can do because the ideas we put out there and the friendships that form in that youth culture will last for decades to come.  

You want a great example from Buenos Aires?  Check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary about La Cultural del Barrio.

4) Collaborating With And Supporting Other Anti-Fascists

In the past we’ve posted tips about joining an antifa group or starting your own.  The Anti Fascist Network has also published a good set of tips for starting an antifa crew.

You should also watch out for callouts for events or support from antifa crews - we regularly publish those right here on this tumblr.  When you see one and it’s near by you, back ‘em up.  If you’re not nearby but you know people nearby, get them out there!  At the very least, send them a message of support & solidarity.

As the antifa movement progresses, we’re collaborating more and more across borders.  Several crews hold antifa festivals like Manchester’s 0161 Fest or the anti-racist World Cup hosted by FC St. Pauli in Hamburg or The Torch Antifa Network conference in the U.S. or the anti-fascist MMA tournaments organized by Freedom Fighters in Poland.  Find something happening near you and go!  Or put your own thing together!

One of the best examples of cross-border collaboration and solidarity has to be The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, which has helped dozens and dozens of anti-fascists and anti-racists all over the world.  We would highly recommend making a donation to the Defence Fund or holding some sort of fundraising event for it.  

OK, we hope that’s enough to get you started.  See you on the front lines!

anonymous asked:

I joined the national guard to pay for school (one of the main recruiting tactics sadly enough) but I want to do what i can to help. Is there anything I can do to support Antifa that won't jeopardize my main source of income? (If I get booted before my obligated service is over with ill have to pay back my full 4 years tuition and, like a lot of folks who got coerced into service, I'm from a poor family)

We definitely feel you here.  Fortunately, we can think of lots & lots of things you can do to support anti-fascism and anti-racism without jeopardizing your service or your college.  

We’re going to break anti-fascist work down into four broad categories to help you think about what you personally could be doing.  We’ll also offer some examples & suggestions for you:

1) Protecting Our Communities From Bigotry

This one’s going to depend on where you live, who the bigots target for scapegoating & attacks where you live, and what’s been going on where you live.  Maybe reach out to organizations that work with groups like migrants, LGBTQ+ people, members of religious/ethnic minorities, etc. and ask them how you could help.  

Even a small act like putting up posters or distributing pins showing solidarity with these people and opposition to bigotry, sends a big message to them, to their attackers, and to other people in your community that feel the same way you do.

Example: one neighbourhood we know of in Toronto responded to a rash of alt right vandalism and racist harassment by creating lawn signs in the languages spoken there to show opposition to racist asshats.

2) Building An Authentic Anti-Fascist/Anti-Racist Youth Culture

Most anti-fascists we know got started when they were young.  Some of us started throwing “rock against racism” concerts or shows.  We’d meet up with crews from nearby.  We’d set up info tables at shows where we’d distribute information about the issues we were dealing with (and sell t-shirts & stuff to raise money).  We’d make sure that racists knew they were not welcome anywhere we hung out - in the parks, at shows, in the football terraces, etc.

Finding ways to promote an explicit and authentic anti-racist/anti-fascist youth culture is one of the most powerful things we can do because the ideas we put out there and the friendships that form in that youth culture will last for decades to come. It’s one of the best ways to counter attempts by white supremacists to radicalize youth.

You want a great example from Buenos Aires?  Check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary about La Cultural del Barrio. Maybe you could get involved in something like that in some way.

3)  Collaborating With And Supporting Other Anti-Fascists 

  In the past we’ve posted tips about joining an antifa group or starting your own.  The Anti Fascist Network has also published a good set of tips for starting an antifa crew.

You should also watch out for callouts for events or support from antifa crews - we regularly publish those right here on this tumblr.  When you see one and it’s near by you, back ‘em up.  If you’re not nearby but you know people nearby, get them out there!  At the very least, send them a message of support & solidarity.

As the antifa movement progresses, we’re collaborating more and more across borders.  Several crews hold antifa festivals like Manchester’s 0161 Fest or the anti-racist World Cup hosted by FC St. Pauli in Hamburg or The Torch Antifa Network conference in the U.S. or the anti-fascist MMA tournaments organized by Freedom Fighters in Poland.  Find something happening near you and go!  Or put your own thing together!

One of the best examples of cross-border collaboration and solidarity has to be The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, which has helped dozens and dozens of anti-fascists and anti-racists all over the world.  We would highly recommend making a donation to the Defence Fund or holding some sort of fundraising event for it.   

You’re in the military and many anti-fascists are interested in getting familiar with the safe use of firearms - maybe you want to help set up an antifa gun club like the John Brown Gun Club or the Huey P. Newton Gun Club?  


4) Disrupting Fascist Activity - So this is the one that’s probably going to worry you the most.  It’s also antifa’s bread-and-butter - what we’re known for.
Fascism is an utterly illegitimate and dangerous ideology that is no longer up for debate or discussion after literally millions of people have died because of it or fighting to stop it.  So when it rears its ugly head once again, it is imperative to oppose, expose, and confront it immediately.

We can understand why you’d be hesitant to get involved in this aspect of anti-fascism, but there’s lots of way to do this without putting yourself at risk th tmuch.  This tumblr has been dedicated to recording and reporting on anti-fascist activity all over the world for almost the last three years.  There are over 4000 examples of anti-fascist activity in our archive that you could sort through to find ideas and inspiration for the kind of things you and your friends can pull off without putting yourself in hot water.


Her First Apartment Ch.1

Ooooohhkaayyyy. Sit back and get comfortable this updated chapter is little over 3000 words.

Inukag college AU

I included what I had already posted before because of the added details and changes I put in so you should still read it all!


The woman fought with her umbrella as the wind threatened to douse her in the heavy sheets of rain. She watched the map on her phone as she spat her wild black tresses from her mouth. Her stomach demanded she stop somewhere dry to eat her snack, or better yet, find a restaurant. She continued on her journey by sheer willpower, ignoring her body’s needs. Stopping her in her tracks, she felt the object in her hand buzz. Her mother was checking in on her progress, wary of the weather conditions her daughter was traversing through on her search. Kagome shook her head as she continued to walk, her bare feet enjoying the small pools of spring rain lapping up at her ankles with every step. If it weren’t for the damn wind threatening to blow her over, she’d be skipping from puddle to puddle in joy. She wanted to keep her sandals dry and Koga had always said that the best traction is the skin on your heel. Perfect for wet weather.

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7 travertine terrace waterfalls on the Krka river, Krka National Park, Croatia

501 Story Time

So one of the things I do is make sure that all of the names we use are legally okay. Since our show deals with a lot of criminals and criminal enterprises, we never want to imply that a real person or business is shady. We also just don’t want to use their name in general. I go over each episode with the show’s lawyers to make sure we don’t use any real names (without permission).

Which bring us to the Terrace Vista Motor Lodge, Red’s new home as of 501. This was my first episode as script coordinator, and the Terrace Vista Motor Lodge was my first big challenge. In the first draft of the script, the Motor Lodge was named after a famous hotel in Los Angeles. No go, said the lawyers. So I began trying to find a name that would work. I would draw up a list of 4-5 names, ask the Johns if they liked it, then send it to legal to see if any of the names were okay.

Turns out, there are A LOT of hotels in the US, and all of the good names have been taken. We must have run through about 30 names before we finally found one that legal said we could use. It was a nature-y, rustic name, the name of a tree.

SUCCESS! Right? We put that name in subsequent drafts of the script, and moved on.

Well, a few days later, our locations department secures us a hotel to shoot at, and it is…not rustic. You saw it on screen. This is definitely a hotel in the middle of a city. The name didn’t fit. We asked the hotel we were shooting at if we could use their real name, but they said no (which is fair enough). So it was back to the drawing board for ol’ Sammy C.

We finally settled on Terrace Vista, which, while relaxing-sounding, is less rural than the original name. And I like it because it is close to the name of my middle school (getting to name things after things in my life is a fun perk of the job – I’ve mentioned before that the restaurant Red steals the car from in the opening scene of 501 is named after my grandmother)!

Why won’t I tell you the rural name? Well, in a later episode this season, we go to another hotel, this one not in the middle of the city. And I said, hey, instead of me having to check another trillion hotel names, how about we use this tree name that legal said we could use back for episode 501? And everyone was okay with that! So I did get to use it after all.

Not every episode has a drama like this one, but 502 definitely did—and it made the Terrace Vista look like a walk in the (not-too-rural) park. I’ll fill you guys in next week. :D