saansastarks:

"Yellow fever is when the only prerequisite for me to become your potential partner is the colour of my skin. That’s cheap. That’s offensive. You’re an asshole, go away." (x)

superiorconcha:

I did not expect this

(Source: iammyurl)

ahmdrajabi:

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.

ahmdrajabi:

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.

fotojournalismus:

The number of displaced persons in Gaza doubled in one day and more than 25,000 Palestinians moved into UNRWA schools only on July 18, 2014. The number of displaced Palestinians seeking shelter in UNRWA schools in Gaza has now equaled the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and exceeds 50,000 in 44 schools. UNRWA is now warning that its funds and supplies are running critically low. (www.unrwa.org/donate)

As death toll climbs to 343 on the 12th day of the Israeli assault on Gaza, “at least 73 Palestinian children have been reported killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling by Israeli aerial, naval and ground forces” UNICEF’s Catherine Weibel told AFP. She said the youngest was reportedly three months old and more than half of the children killed are under the age of 12. (Naming the dead)

Above: Pictures of Palestinians staying at a United Nations-run school in Rafah by Reuters photographer Ibraheem Abu Mustafa on July 19, 2014.

Meta: Snowpiercer

elucipher:

My [scattered] thoughts on Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer. This was originally just a defence of the film’s ending—which I’ve seen widely criticised—because I think it’s brilliant and necessary and worth defending. But… then there’s everything else.

[major spoilers, of course]

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a criticism a lot of people have of the movie is that the allegory is way too obvious and in your face. but in today’s world, where the everyday reality of most people on this earth is a sci-fi dystopia and those of us who are relatively privileged remain completely unbothered by egregious injustices and human catastrophes, i think we really need to be punched in the face with subversive art that very clearly spells out everything that is wrong with this world, and what and WHO it might take to change it.

and YES my favorite thing about the movie is that at first, you think it’s the typical chosen-white-male-savior-fulfills-destiny storyline. but by the end, you realize, it’s actually a blatant subversion of it. in that prototypical scene in which the white male protagonist is struggling with his destiny, something far more crucial is happening over there *spoiler* i.e the REAL revolution, rendering him irrelevant.

one thing i’m very interested in understanding is why all the “police” are asian. i believe it is a critique of Asian countries that have become hypercapitalist strongholds and surrogates to white/Western power. Considering the director is from South Korea, it could represent how South Korea has aligned itself with American military power and gone from rags to riches off the backs of poorer countries. There is an implicit belief that by siding with American power, we will ultimately be protected by it. But notice the scene in which one of the Asian police is being held hostage by one of the tail-end people and told to “surrender or die.” He cries out to Mason for help, believing his life is valuable enough to alter their agenda, but she simply shrugs and lets him perish. i thought it was a very clear message that in the end, all of us who take the bait to join the Western capitalist world will ultimately not be protected by white/western power.

watch the movie and then read elucipher’s awesome analysis.

noticing all the supposedly progressive blogs and news sites that have remained radio silent about what’s happening to Palestine, Angry Asian Man and Feministing.com to name a few… you can’t keep talking about birth control and that one fast food worker who was racist once while an entire people are massacred by an imperialist state. Palestine is a racial justice and feminist issue, and if you consciously turn a blind eye to the most violent, racist, imperialist, anti-women, anti-human things going on in this world, your work is useless.