two bombs

American propaganda works so well that we still have people out here thinking it was totally fine and justified that the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japanese civilians, killing well over 100,000 innocent people. It works so well that, even though the United States is the only country to ever use a nuclear bomb in warfare, people think that the United States is still the only qualified entity to invade other countries in order to stop them from having nuclear weapons. It works so well that you can read all about every war crime committed by the United States all around the world, with little to no government censorship, and that STILL doesn’t make people rise up in anger. It works so well that you can read accounts of the CIA or FBI literally trying to brainwash Americans into total subservience and people STILL won’t resist.

Americans put the Soviets to shame in how effective their propaganda is. It’s not even close.

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NCT as always, being amazing ♡

There has been two bomb explosions in Saint Petersburg’s (Russia’s the second biggest city) underground subway. 

Please keep people of St. Petersburg in your prayers, because this is really scary.

Here’s hotline numbers:

+7 (812) 299-99-99 — crisis hotline of State Institution of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg
+7 (495) 983-79-01 — help desk of State Institution of Emergence Situation
+7 (499) 216-99-99 — helpline of State Institution of Emergency Situations 

javdux  asked:

Anitfa is attacking the wrong enemy. There are fascist out there but you're supporting them. Please learn what sharia law is. People are enforcing it on others. Because of this gays are being, thrown off rooftops, there's an increase in female discrimination, an increase of RAPE, an increase of violence against women, an increase of RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION, and a 550% terrorist attacks. All this is happening in Europe, Sweden, etc. And it's all linked to refugees and immigration you are for.

Hold my beer.

Wow.  Incredible.  How can one person fuck up so badly in seven sentences?  If there was a gold medal in bullshit “logic,” our money would be on you to win it.

You get things off to a merry start by equating the 1.8 billion Muslims in the world with the maybe 32,000 fascist shitstains that are in Daesh (aka ISIS, aka ISIL).  You’re taking the behaviour of .0017% of Muslims and claiming that all Muslims are like that.  It would be literally more accurate to claim that all Americans are in or sympathize with the KKK, since KKK members account for about .0025% of the U.S. population.  Not only do the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject Daesh’s ideology as being distinctly unIslamicMuslims are overwhemingly the victims of Daesh’s fascist terror campaign.

You also fucked up with the sharia law dogwhistle, didn’t you?  Yeah, we know what sharia law is, but it’s obvious that you don’t and you’re the one that should do some learning.  We think you should start with this or ask the imam at your nearest mosque to school you.

Don’t you think it’s weird that in places like Dearborn, Michigan (Muslim population 30%) or Birmingham, UK (Muslim population 22%) “sharia law” (or whatever the fuck your misinformed ass thinks it is) isn’t being “forced on other people?”  Because when we go to those places we see Muslims going about their lives and minding their own business and not trying to implement sharia law or forcibly convert people.

Isn’t it strange how countries with significant or majority Muslim populations like Azerbaijan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Niger, Northern Cyprus, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan haven’t adopted sharia law?  So maybe you shouldn’t sweat it too much, partner.

Was there a horrific increase in violent hate crime in areas controlled by Daesh?  Of course there was; Daesh is a fascist organization and wherever you find fascists, you find discrimination and violence (more on that in a second!).    That’s why anti-fascists from all over the world have travelled to the area to fight Daesh and defend the Rojava revolution.

(above, members of Tabûra Enteransyonalin Rojava)

You do know about Rojava, right?  The revolution which is replacing fascist rule with an egalitarian, explicitly feminist form of anarchism called democratic confederalism?  That’s being built and defended by people who are mostly Muslims?  And it’s working?  Here, find a grownup to read this to you.

BTW, special mention to you for using the murders of LGBTQ+ people by Daesh as a screen to hide your Islamophobia.  That’s real fucking classy.  We would bet a million Euros you have sweet FA to say about Russia’s anti-gay law or the murders of LGBTQ+ people throughout Europe when it’s non-Muslims that are the perpetrators.  Fuck.  Right.  Off.

But before you do, let’s delve into the increase in religious discrimination in Europe that you’re so worried about, because we are too:

Seems like the most-discriminated religious group in Europe are Muslims, javdux; so maybe your perpetuation of racist, Islamophobic bullshite isn’t helping any.

But it’s really terrorism you’re worried about?  So are antifa.  That’s why we’re fighting against the people that are 5x more likely to kill Europeans in terror attacks - those people being neo-nazis.  

It’s funny that you single out Sweden as a place that is under seige from a discriminatory horde of violent Muslim terrorists.  Sweden has taken in a higher number of refugees per-capita than any other European country - 163,000 in 2015 alone. And it did experience three terrorist attacks this year.  One was by a Muslim asylum seeker that had been rejected by Sweden and was to be deported but no motive has been established.  But the two before that were by neo-nazis in the “Nordic Resistance Movement” who bombed two refugee shelters 

There’s been zero correlation between sexual assault numbers and refugee intake numbers in Sweden or in Germany - the country with the largest number of refugees overall.  Refugees are correlated with a drop in crime rates in the UK and in the US.   

Do you know what else happened in Sweden after it took in so many refugees?  It experienced its largest economic boom in five years, thanks to the newcomers 

So basically, javdux, you’re correct that Daesh = fascists but you’re dead wrong that Muslims = fascists (at least any more than any other religion).  You have no idea what sharia law is.  Your concern about discriminatory violence in Daesh-controlled areas is contradicted by your lack of support for the antifascist volunteers who are fighting Daesh in the YPG,YPJIFBTabûra Enteransyonal, and other antifa units.  And your alleged concerns about rapes, crime, terrorism, and religious discrimination are either terribly ill-informed or pointed in the exact opposite direction of where they should be.  

You really need to get your shit together in short fucking order of STFU.

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March 9th 1945: Bombing of Tokyo begins

On this day in 1945, the bombing of Tokyo by the United States Air Forces began. There had been raids by B-29 bombers since November 1944, but this was one of the most destructive in history. The raid on the night of March 9th saw 334 B-29s take off in Operation Meetinghouse, with 279 of them dropping around 1,700 tons of bombs. 16 square miles of the Japanese capital were destroyed, around a million were left homeless and around 100,000 people died as a result of the firestorm. Tokyo saw many raids such as this, with over 50% of Tokyo being destroyed by the end of the Second World War. However the firebombing on the night of March 9/10th was the single deadliest air raid of the war; the immediate deaths were higher than seen at Dresden, Hiroshima or Nagasaki as single events.

“Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time… I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal…. Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you’re not a good soldier.“
- Curtis LeMay, the American general behind the firebombing campaign

anonymous asked:

Do you think police can mobilize as a force for good in antifa movements?

Short answer: hell no.

Long answer: People that believe the police = the way to address fascists in their communities are often extremely disappointed with the result.  In most cases, the cops aren’t going to do anything to stop fascist plans until they have injured or killed somebody.  To our mind, that is far, far too late.

There are other problems with relying on the authorities to solve fascism and racism as well.  The old saying “cops and the Klan go hand-in-hand” doesn’t just come from police going out of their way to protect fascists and racists while viciously attacking those brave enough to confront fascists.

It also comes from decades of evidence of police involvement as members of fascist and racist groups themselves.   Some notorious examples of this include:

- the police in Greensboro, North Carolina colluding with the KKK to allow them to shoot up an anti-racist demonstration, killing five people;

- this asshole:

- this police department/KKK Klavern in Florida + the Oklahoma police chief that’s been quietly running a neo-nazi “white power” music label & website for the last thirteen years + the Minneapolis police union boss that is also the president of a racist biker gang + the Philly cop with neo-nazi tattoos on his arms that likes to visit white supremacist websites & cosplay Nazis in his time off + that time the police hate crimes unit in Toronto gave presentations to high school students where they labeled Anti-Racist Action a “hate group” “because they hate neo-nazis.”  

Then there are things like the time when the Canadian spy agency funneled money and intelligence to one of the main organizers of the neo-nazi Heritage Front, allowing it to grow into the largest white supremacist group in the country.  

Or the time when Germany’s intelligence agency, which had been paying money to neo-nazi organizers, became aware of a neo-nazi gang’s serial murder plot and instead of stepping in, actively obstructed and tampered with the police investigation.  That neo-nazi gang would go on to murder nine immigrants and one police officer along with committing two bombings and fifteen bank robberies.  

Finally, there is the fact that in most cities, racialized people are more likely to be killed by police than by any other group of people.

Just look at Charlottesville where the police stood aside and let a mob of racist extremists run amok in the town and on-campus, resulting in the murder of Heather Heyer and dozens of others seriously injured.  

So no, Anon, we don’t think the police are the friends or allies of anti-fascists or anti-racists.  This is why we have to defend ourselves & our communities against people advocating genocide and radicalizing white supremacists for terrorism instead of waiting for the cops to do it for us.