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خيمة عن خيمة تفرق

abeautifulscribe:

"To be Palestinian in the Occupied Territory means you suffer from a profound isolation and persecution. But to be black in Palestine means you suffer from an even deeper sense of isolation. Yes, it is possible."

— jewel bush

My latest on Palestine, global blackness and sisterhood for the Harvard Journal, Transition Magazine.

http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/news/hutchins/featured-article-transition-115

clown-dick:

for someone who pretends to have no emotions whatsoever im really sensitive

sontoro:

A Palestinian boy uses a torch outside his family’s destroyed house as others light a fire in the east of Gaza City

sontoro:

A Palestinian boy uses a torch outside his family’s destroyed house as others light a fire in the east of Gaza City

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Unfortunately they don’t know what Zionism is. Zionism is a political philosophy which has brought about the so-called state of Israel. This political philosophy has nothing to do with religion. On the contrary, it seeks to confuse others and let them think that Zionism and Judaism is one in the same. I am a conscious African. I know properly my history. I know that Africa gave Judaism to the world. I know that the first Jews in the world were African. Not only do I know this, but I inform everyone who has doubts about it to read a book by Sigmund Freud entitled “Moses and Monotheism” as a beginning. Consequently, I know that Judaism and Zionism are not the same.

Zionism had its first organization expressions in 1897 in Switzerland, in Europe. Here was a man by the name of Theodor Herzl; he was the founder of Zionism. He said that he was going to find the state that God promised the Jews. Listen to this very carefully. This man Herzl was an atheist. He believed there was no God. He said God did not exist. How is a man that believes that God does not exist, is going to find a state that God promised to his chosen people. I tell you, this man is Satan in disguise.

Zionism is a Satanic movement. It is devil. It is Imperalism, it is racist; it has gone and taken the land of the Palestinian people, and through terrorism has driven them out, and through terrorism, it maintains its power. And the United States of America, with over 6,000,000 homeless, sends to Israel billions and billions and billions of dollars everywhere to bomb Palestinian people while homeless people are here and unemployed are here. Zionism is going to raise this war and make the people of America become clear to what it is, and become anti-Zionist, and stop the aid to Israel, and use the money to take care of the homeless in this country.

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Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) on Zionism.

Answer to question: You also mention Zionism and said that some our young people in the Persian Gulf may not understand the role that Zionism is playing in this conflict. Could you explain what you mean by that?

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU7XQJYcT5E

(via disciplesofmalcolm)
"I try my best to remember that we don’t just stumble into political consciousness; it’s better to teach than to berate or shame"
Steve Salaita

I freaking love balconies man like you don’t understand
Too bad the only time i ever had one was in Lebanon and it was glorious
I used to spend so much time sitting there that i made friends with the laundry man in the building opposite to mine
I witnessed hella wedding zaffaat too
Good freaking times

god why do these things happen to me??

story time

when i was in middle/high school or whatever the hell it is is american, i was a literal piece of shit

like an absolute l i t e r a l piece of shit

in grade 8/9 i used to yell, argue and talk back at my teachers and if i didn’t like what they said i would leave the class room and slam the door behind me and skip that class for a week etc

anyway fast forward to grown, more mentally stable me who graduated school, uni and worked for a couple of years

i now came back to this absolutely randomass school to work as a teacher right? i was walking around that school and i noticed a familiar face

a teacher of mine whom i did exactly that to (and more) is now a senior teacher at the school i work at

she looks me up and down and goes “is this…? hi…? uhm…” and i’m like “h..hi..”

i wanted planet earth to swallow me whole

she went “what in the name of god are you doing here….?….” and i’m like “….i’m a teacher now… heh….”

and yall should have seen her face

she was really nice and smiled and welcomed me and all though

but to this day i cannot look her in the fucking eye jesus christ 

it’s so embarrassing

the end thanks!

"People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts; no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.
"Capitalism is created through racism, exclusion and genocide. If Europe hadn’t conquered, colonized, Africa and the Americas, it wouldn’t have had the means of payment and the raw materials to make the Industrial Revolution. If they hadn’t perpetrated the African genocide, they wouldn’t have developed the insurance industry, and other things which promoted the first accumulation of capital in the UK. In consequence [capitalism] is the son of genocide, without any doubt."
Dr. Raúl Zaffaroni - Argentine Supreme Court Judge
"[Do What You Love] is a secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment. According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace."

1. A landscape of destruction is seen from the bathroom of a Palestinian apartment in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, August 18, 2014. Beit Hanoun was one of the hardest hit areas during Israel’s 50-day assault on Gaza. Photo credit: Thomas Coex

2. A Palestinian woman stands in the frame of a window that had been destroyed as Israel shelled her home in Gaza City’s Shuja’iyya neighborhood, August 11, 2014. An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire put the fighting on pause, but the ceasefire would soon collapse and Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip would continue for two more weeks. Photo credit: Hatem Moussa

3. A Palestinian man sits on a dust-covered couch in his damaged living room in Gaza City and inspects the damage to the buildings across from his apartment, July 12, 2014. Photo credit: Ezz Al-Zanoun

4. Palestinian women wearing comfortable prayer clothes take a break and look outside the window of their destroyed home following late night Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, August 20, 2014. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra

5. Palestinian women look out from the window of their home to where the 15-story Basha Tower once stood, August 26, 2014. The tower was destroyed during an early morning Israeli air strike. With an open-ended ceasefire marking the end of Israel’s 50-day onslaught, Palestinians turned their attention to the streets to inspect the damage done to their neighborhoods. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra

From Gaza’s Rectangular Views

"The settler, if known by his actions and how he justifies them, sees himself as holding dominion over the earth and its flora and fauna, as the anthropocentric normal, and as more developed, more human, more deserving than other groups or species. The settler is making a new “home” and that home is rooted in a homesteading worldview where the wild land and wild people were made for his benefit. He can only make his identity as a settler by making the land produce, and produce excessively, because “civilization” is defined as production in excess of the “natural” world (i.e. in excess of the sustainable production already present in the Indigenous world). In order for excess production, he needs excess labor, which he cannot provide himself. The chattel slave serves as that excess labor, labor that can never be paid because payment would have to be in the form of property (land). The settler’s wealth is land, or a fungible version of it, and so payment for labor is impossible. The settler positions himself as both superior and normal; the settler is natural, whereas the Indigenous inhabitant and the chattel slave are unnatural, even supernatural."
"In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious. The “Whites Only” signs let us know clearly, what we were up against. Not much has changed, but the system of lies and tricknology is much more sophisticated. Today young people have to be highly informed and acutely analytical, or they will be swept up into a whirlpool of lies and deception."

Assata Shakur

Taken from her book “Assata: In Her Own Words” (page 31)

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"Identities are formed at the unstable point where personal lives meet the narrative of history. Identity is an ever-unfinished conversation."
Stuart Hall (1932-2014)