July 18th, 2014
July 16th, 2014
the-red-planet:

the-red-planet:

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Decolonize Outer Space:Renaming the StarsCall for Submissions
Are you tired of referring to the celestial bodies by names given by our oppressors? Let’s reclaim our own histories of intergalactic knowledge! This zine will compile stories, names, and songs about the stars, planets, galaxies, sky spirits, and other outer space entities. POC and Indigenous writers only.Send submissions to: decolonize.outerspace@gmail.comDeadline: 10/01/2014

Can’t wait until I get real submissions for this! So far, I’ve gotten responses from two very clever people who added me to the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift mailing lists, ostensibly to educate me on the merits of white culture, and an angry (presumably) white person who said “Fuck you” and that I was stupid because space wasn’t colonized yet…..So yeah, hope all you lovely outer space folk are working away!

the-red-planet:

the-red-planet:

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Decolonize Outer Space:
Renaming the Stars

Call for Submissions

Are you tired of referring to the celestial bodies by names given by our oppressors? Let’s reclaim our own histories of intergalactic knowledge! This zine will compile stories, names, and songs about the stars, planets, galaxies, sky spirits, and other outer space entities. POC and Indigenous writers only.

Send submissions to: decolonize.outerspace@gmail.com
Deadline: 10/01/2014

Can’t wait until I get real submissions for this! So far, I’ve gotten responses from two very clever people who added me to the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift mailing lists, ostensibly to educate me on the merits of white culture, and an angry (presumably) white person who said “Fuck you” and that I was stupid because space wasn’t colonized yet…..So yeah, hope all you lovely outer space folk are working away!

July 14th, 2014

la-xingada:

socialismartnature:

#FreePalestine!

what can you do? Boycott Israeli goods and join your campus SJP.

Boycott, organize and pass Divestment.

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July 12th, 2014

bobbycaputo:

Fascinating Series tells the Story of How a Crime-Ridden Town in Mexico Reclaimed Harmony

Sparks of light among the generally horrific news about Mexico are woefully rare. Toronto-based photographer Brett Gundlock has captured one such spark with El Pueblothe remarkable story of Cherán, a small town in Michoacán, whose residents drove out a group of cartel-associated loggers and took back their town.

Up until April 15, 2011, Cherán had been exploited by loggers who were working for a local cartel and trespassing on their land to illegally log the old-growth oak forest in and around Cherán. Doña Chepa, a Cherán local, had had enough. On this April morning, she and other inhabitants barricaded the road and defended their town, resisting gunfire from both the loggers and local police, finally driving them both to relent. Since that day, Cherán has controlled their own government and their own police force. Inspired by the success of the people of Cherán, regular citizens of other local towns created autodefensas—vigilante groups formed for purposes of self-defense—which have, incredibly, succeeded in eradicating cartel activity in this region

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July 11th, 2014

independentcreativeservices:

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The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” Richard Delgado.

SUMMARY

Delgado attempts to shed light on a largely unknown history of Latinos, particularly Mexican-Americans in the Southwest…

July 9th, 2014
goddesscru:

darkergod:

"Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking."
Nina Simone

No lies detected.

goddesscru:

darkergod:

"Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking."

Nina Simone

No lies detected.

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