21 2 / 2014

kenyatta:

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch | Caracas Chronicles

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night.What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.
What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.
Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries onmotorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting. People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street. And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.
What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.
After the major crackdown on the streets of major (and minor) Venezuelan cities last night, I expected some kind of response in the major international news outlets this morning. I understand that with an even bigger and more photogenic freakout ongoing in an even more strategically important country, we weren’t going to be front-page-above-the-fold, but I’m staggered this morning to wake up, scan the press and find…
Nothing.

As of 11 a.m. this morning, the New York Times World Section has…nothing.

kenyatta:

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch | Caracas Chronicles

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night.What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.

What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.

Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries onmotorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting. People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street. And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.

What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.

After the major crackdown on the streets of major (and minor) Venezuelan cities last night, I expected some kind of response in the major international news outlets this morning. I understand that with an even bigger and more photogenic freakout ongoing in an even more strategically important country, we weren’t going to be front-page-above-the-fold, but I’m staggered this morning to wake up, scan the press and find…

Nothing.

As of 11 a.m. this morning, the New York Times World Section has…nothing.

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04 2 / 2014

historicaltimes:

Picasso drawing with light in a triple exposure photograph, Vallauris, France, 1949.

historicaltimes:

Picasso drawing with light in a triple exposure photograph, Vallauris, France, 1949.

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04 2 / 2014

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29 1 / 2014

17 12 / 2013

17 12 / 2013

"Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care."

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I’d like to staple this to everyone’s head that I had to let out of my life.

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17 12 / 2013

yensidlove:


Ethiopian Opal with a rare ‘Honeycomb’ Pattern

#no it’s an ancient dragon scale
i’m a geologist and i can confirm this is an ancient dragon scale

yensidlove:

Ethiopian Opal with a rare ‘Honeycomb’ Pattern

i’m a geologist and i can confirm this is an ancient dragon scale

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17 12 / 2013

13 12 / 2013

wetheurban:

MUSIC: Yoncé - Beyoncé ft. Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, and Jourdan Dunn

When will your fave?! Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard of the life changing spiritual awaking visual album (14 songs + 17 videos) Queen Beyoncé released seemingly out of thin air! 

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Game has been changed

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12 12 / 2013

dicksleeve:

carnivaloftherandom:

crescentmoonmountaintop:

deducecanoe:


dieselotherapy
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Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”

If you’re a woman, take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Watch it on

Netflix (x)

Itunes (x)

Youtube (for now…)    (x)

NFB (x)

Yup

Glad to see this on Tumblr. I don’t Pink. I don’t Run for a Cure. Write a check to your favorite women’s health charity.

I want a cure, I want research and support services and free diagnosis and treatment, I want lives saved. I do not give a flying fuck about pink ribbons, when less than 25% of Komen’s budget goes into research, but they do litigiously pursue competing organizations for trademark infringement. 

Find an org that is all about research or care or free services or support and write a check, click a donate button, give to someone who calls you but stop supporting an org that doesn’t do the actual work. 

Finally. Breast cancer isn’t glamorous, sexual, or cute. I’ve seen that shit.

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12 12 / 2013

tikken:

tedx:

Watch the whole talk here »

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.

If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.

For fellow Brits, here is the National Domestic Violence Helpline website (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge). The number is 0808 2000 247 and is staffed 24 hours a day.

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11 12 / 2013

04 7 / 2013

Hey Michelle! Here’s another one of your quotes. :)

Hey Michelle! Here’s another one of your quotes. :)

17 4 / 2013

amandaonwriting:

Writing Advice on Writers’ Hands

For Shared Worlds 2013, some of speculative fiction’s finest artists, editors, and writers, were asked to write advice on their own hands and send in a picture.

Pictured here: Nnedi Okorafor, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Garth Nix

Follow this link to see more.

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17 4 / 2013

theparisreview:

“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, published on this day in 1925.


Reflecting and changing.

theparisreview:

“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, published on this day in 1925.

Reflecting and changing.

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