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A federal judge late Friday ordered the Obama administration to halt the force-feeding of a Guantanamo prisoner and to preserve more than 100 videos that show the captive being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed.

U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler’s unprecedented ruling also temporarily barred military officials at the detention facility from subjecting the prisoner, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, to so-called forced cell extractions “for the purposes of” tube-feedings until May 21, the date of the next hearing in the case.

Dhiab has been cleared for release or transfer out of Guantanamo since 2009. His attorneys have been waging a lengthy legal battle to permanently end his force-feeding.

'This is a major crack in Guantanamo’s years-long effort to oppress prisoners and to exercise total control over information about the prison,' said Cori Crider, one of Dhiab’s attorneys who works for UK-based charity Reprieve.

'Dhiab is cleared for release and should have been returned to his family years ago,' Crider added. 'He is on hunger strike because he feels he has no other option left. I am glad Judge Kessler has taken this seriously, and we look forward to our full day in court to expose the appalling way Dhiab and others have been treated.'

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"With rebellion, awareness is born."
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"I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite."
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"Dr. King’s policy was that nonviolence would achieve the gains for black people in the United States. His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none."
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

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ankh-kush:

The only thing better than seeing women who stand up for their rights, is men who stand beside them in solidarity. Add that to a movement of indigenous peasant resistance against the forces of colonialism and global capitalism and you have the Zapatistas, one of the most prolific revolutionary groups to embody the intersectional struggle of a people. 
The blend of anarchism, Marxism, and traditional indigenous beliefs in their ideology makes them that much more volatile and inspirational.
EZLN Women’s Revolutionary Law (1994)

ankh-kush:

The only thing better than seeing women who stand up for their rights, is men who stand beside them in solidarity. Add that to a movement of indigenous peasant resistance against the forces of colonialism and global capitalism and you have the Zapatistas, one of the most prolific revolutionary groups to embody the intersectional struggle of a people. 

The blend of anarchism, Marxism, and traditional indigenous beliefs in their ideology makes them that much more volatile and inspirational.

EZLN Women’s Revolutionary Law (1994)

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"Any city no matter how small, is divided into two. One the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another."
Plato (via ungovernablesf)
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"As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media."
bell hooks (via america-wakiewakie)

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"My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning."
Huey P. Newton (via ungovernablesf)
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dasgigler:

Gentrification is Colonialism
Lake Merritt neighborhood in Oakland, CA

dasgigler:

Gentrification is Colonialism

Lake Merritt neighborhood in Oakland, CA

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What inspired you to make Brenda’s Got A Baby?
"I was reading the New York Post when I was doing the movie Juice and it was this story - it started out to be this big story about this family who died because they didn’t have heat and they left the gas on. Everybody died except for this girl who moved in with her cousin. (Second cousin.) She started dating her second cousin. He got her pregnant. Nobody knew that she was pregnant, and I was like "dag!" And it was over a week, but the story kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I was like, "This is very important. More important than Juice, to me! It was a bigger story than Juice!
And right now, nobody talks about that. No young black male… No black males talk about black females like we should. We need to take more responsibilities for our sisters because if we don’t, who will? Because if you look at it now, black females are held lower of the totem pole than anybody." (1992)

What inspired you to make Brenda’s Got A Baby?

"I was reading the New York Post when I was doing the movie Juice and it was this story - it started out to be this big story about this family who died because they didn’t have heat and they left the gas on. Everybody died except for this girl who moved in with her cousin. (Second cousin.) She started dating her second cousin. He got her pregnant. Nobody knew that she was pregnant, and I was like "dag!" And it was over a week, but the story kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I was like, "This is very important. More important than Juice, to me! It was a bigger story than Juice!

And right now, nobody talks about that. No young black male… No black males talk about black females like we should. We need to take more responsibilities for our sisters because if we don’t, who will? Because if you look at it now, black females are held lower of the totem pole than anybody." (1992)

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poopshootsally:

missunivrse:

thispistolsmokes:

piggyazalea:

sharkeisha:

a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post 

in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video

the amount of notes on this post

Reblogging this again because I have a lot of followers that REALLY like Iggy. She’s a basic bitch please move on to better people/music/etc

ave this is what i was talking about earlier

idiot

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"Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room."
Marc Hack (via obdormio)

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