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  1. COME TO THIS EVENT!: Deporten a La Migra y La Policia!


    When: Wednesday April 11th, 2012, 6:00pm
    Where: Foley Square, NYC, NY
    Last week Immigration Custom and Enforcement arrested over 3,000 undocumented people nation wide, over 140 in New York. ICE justifies these actions by claiming they are “cleaning the nation” from undocumented people who have criminal records. 

    All undocumented and Black people are vilified. We do not have legal or equal access to employment, public assistance, medical treatment, or safe living conditions. Therefore WE are often times pushed towards non-legal means to providing for ourselves and our loved ones. 

    In a country where:

    1. police and their wanna-bes are protected at the expense of Black lives,

    2. prisons are filled with mostly Black and Latino men, 

    3. our communities and the borders are heavily patrolled by the same people who gun us down, 

    4. a Black trans woman is incarcerated for self-defense for allegedly killing a neo-Nazi who broke a glass bottle on her head, and an armed man kills a Black teenager and walks free,

    5. there are more Black men in prisons now then there were total Slaves in the 1850s

    it is clear that ‘citizenship’ and ‘criminal’ are categories that allow the US government to continuously function as a systemically racist institution. 

    This demo is to show solidarity and support for all people affected by the ICE raids, the Police, and Department of Corrections. This is for all of us- with or without papers, in or outside cells. We will not sit in compliance with these violent acts that seek to separate our communities further as “good” citizens and “bad” criminals.

    Free CeceMcDonald! Justice for Ramarely Graham an Trayvon Martin!  Off the borders and fuck the police!
     
     
  2. laprima510:

Shiiiiiiiit…..She on some real shit. 

BLAM!

    laprima510:

    Shiiiiiiiit…..She on some real shit. 

    BLAM!

     
     
  3. I see America isn’t the only turd racist nation.  Fuck yeah to the jews standing with the Sudanese.

     
     
  4. tranquality:

so-treu:

notyourkinddear:

baconisbetterthanbacon:

danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

stuish:

cheguevaraslovechild:

The Smile of Hope
This is a picture of a little 13-year-old girl arrested during the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest on the  Brooklyn Bridge.
The picture tells us something very important, with brutal clarity. When the police are out on the streets arresting  13-year-old kids for peacefully protesting political issues then we  know beyond argument something is terminally rotten in America.
It tells us that there is hope too, though. The spark of freedom  that flickered in the middle-east during the Arab Spring is being  re-ignited all over in America. People are waking up from the long, bad  dream. They are seeing the lies and exploitation and hypocrisy all around them and saying ‘Enough’.
The battles to be fought are formidable, the forces ranged  against us are frightening, but now at least we have hope that a better America, and a better world, is  possible. 
Ellie

JP Morgan has also made a massive, $4.6 million dollar donation to the NYPD today. Such a strange coincidence. http://theelitist.net/nypd-receives-jp-morgan-donation-mass-arrest-of-protesters-at-occupywallstreet
Thanks to reddit user emptyhunter

I love how her smile is all like
“idgaf bruh.”

Gir hat girl is a fucking badass.

I would only add that it would be more appropriate to say that we know there’s something rotten when WHITE 13-year old kids are being arrested for peaceful protest. Brown & Black kids get arrested for peaceful protests, or just for being in public, every day.

this makes me want to break things. america isn’t rotten when a 7 year old black girl is shot in the head by the police who were showing off for a tv show, america isn’t rotten when a 9 year old latina girl is shot by a supremacist vigilante posing as law enforcement, but let a little white girl get put in handcuffs and the whole world is ready to riot. 
and yes, i’m fucking bitter. bite me.

^^^^^^^^^^

    tranquality:

    so-treu:

    notyourkinddear:

    baconisbetterthanbacon:

    danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

    stuish:

    cheguevaraslovechild:

    The Smile of Hope

    This is a picture of a little 13-year-old girl arrested during the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest on the Brooklyn Bridge.

    The picture tells us something very important, with brutal clarity. When the police are out on the streets arresting 13-year-old kids for peacefully protesting political issues then we know beyond argument something is terminally rotten in America.

    It tells us that there is hope too, though. The spark of freedom that flickered in the middle-east during the Arab Spring is being re-ignited all over in America. People are waking up from the long, bad dream. They are seeing the lies and exploitation and hypocrisy all around them and saying ‘Enough’.

    The battles to be fought are formidable, the forces ranged against us are frightening, but now at least we have hope that a better America, and a better world, is possible. 

    Ellie

    JP Morgan has also made a massive, $4.6 million dollar donation to the NYPD today. Such a strange coincidence. http://theelitist.net/nypd-receives-jp-morgan-donation-mass-arrest-of-protesters-at-occupywallstreet

    Thanks to reddit user emptyhunter

    I love how her smile is all like

    “idgaf bruh.”

    Gir hat girl is a fucking badass.

    I would only add that it would be more appropriate to say that we know there’s something rotten when WHITE 13-year old kids are being arrested for peaceful protest. Brown & Black kids get arrested for peaceful protests, or just for being in public, every day.

    this makes me want to break things. america isn’t rotten when a 7 year old black girl is shot in the head by the police who were showing off for a tv show, america isn’t rotten when a 9 year old latina girl is shot by a supremacist vigilante posing as law enforcement, but let a little white girl get put in handcuffs and the whole world is ready to riot. 

    and yes, i’m fucking bitter. bite me.

    ^^^^^^^^^^

     
     
  5. "Person of color" = someone discriminated against for their race/ethnicity on a systematic level by the white majority

    creatrixtiara:

    downlo:

    (Inspired by the commentary on this post)

    For the purposes of anti-racism struggles, that’s all you need to go by.

    Yes, the term, “colored” is not normally associated with Asian people these days, but it was definitely used to label people of Asian descent in this country in the past. We have been and still are the targets of White racism:


    Believing the fallacy that people of Asian descent are not authentically or legitimately ‘Colored’ or ‘People of Color’ is wrong because:

    1) It ignores the long history of racial discrimination and persecution of Asians in the U.S. (e.g. the Chinese Exclusion Acts, the Japanese-American internment during WWII, explicit campaigns to drive Asians out of the American West, the lynching of Asian Americans. (Which is something that is not commonly known due to the fact that many Asian and Mexican victims of mob violence in the 19th c. were classified as ‘White’ in official records*)

    2) It ignores the history of White European imperialism in Asian countries, which intersects with White racism against Asian immigrants in White-majority countries. I assure you that White imperialists certainly did not view Indians, Chinese, or Vietnamese as being anything other than ‘Colored’

    Imperial map of Asia, source of map

    European man receiving pedicure from South Asian servants

    White European man receiving a pedicure from South Asian servants

    3) It plays into the White racist divide-and-conquer strategy.

    Even a brief look at the history of race/ethnicity in U.S. law alone makes it apparent that a key aspect of White racism has been the classification of non-Whites according to (white-defined) categories.

    Those hailing from Asia (as well as the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Latin America) have been legally categorized in a myriad of ways—very occasionally as White, but more often as non-White (e.g. Ozawa v. United States, United States v. Thind). In general, Asians have occupied a strange ethno-racial limbo as ‘Other’ (e.g. the Census prior to 1870). As far as Whites were concerned, Asians might not have been ‘Negros’, but we certainly weren’t White either. Our otherness made us targets for discrimination and violence, and—because our right to citizenship has constantly come under attack—we’ve historically had as little recourse to the protection of the law as African Americans have.

    Massacre of the Chinese at Rock Springs, Wyoming

    Massacre of the Chinese at White Springs, Wyoming (source)

    Yes, Asian people have (somewhat more recently than you think) enjoyed certain perks due to our ethnicity/race compared to Black and AmerIndian people (e.g. ‘the model minority’). But that’s just a more recent aspect of the divide-and-conquer strategy, which the White hegemony has used to pit minorities against each other so as to distract us from the real problems facing our communities.

    And yes, some Asian people are complete racist dicks to those who aren’t Asian or White, but that’s internalized White racism. If you’ve been kicked and beaten by your master for years, then suddenly given a few scraps from his table, would you throw them in his face? Or is it more likely that—as beaten down as you are—you’d give in to Stockholm Syndrome and play along? (To be clear: that’s an explanation for Asian racism, not an excuse.)

    Even so, incidents of Anti-Asian bias (e.g. Vincent Chin, Wen Ho Lee) and straight-up racist violence occur frequently enough these days that Asians are hyper-aware of the fact that many—including non-whites—don’t view us as Americans, let alone ‘Colored’. We’re simply foreign ‘others’.

    So if White is grudgingly treating you OK, while Black and Brown seem to hate and distrust you, then whom do you ally yourself with? More importantly, who benefits from this apparent alliance?

    In the American black-white paradigm of race relations, ‘others’ like Asians get shit on no matter which side we’re on. So the Asian internalization of White racism makes a twisted kind of sense as a survival strategy, particularly if your natural allies (other victims of White racism) are treating you like foreigners and even equating you with the oppressor himself. 

    My point: Asians’ conflicted, sometimes tense, relations with African Americans and those who have been historically, categorically considered ‘Colored’ is an artifact of White racism. This means that if you exclude Asians from ‘Colored’ solidarity against White racism, you are reproducing a highly successful strategy of White racism.

    Let that sink in for a minute.

    To conclude: Anti-Asian exclusion from POC solidarity movements is ignorant, wrong, and just plain stupid. Asians’s current role as a prop of White racial supremacy is not our doing, just as our historic role as the foreign ‘Other’ is not our doing. The peculiar place of Asians in race relations today has been the result of the intersection of White racism, xenophobia, and imperialism. It is a mistake to think otherwise.  

    TL;DR: Questioning the identity of Asians as “people of color” reinforces White racial supremacy.

    I love you.

     
     
  6. jizzykram:

“Defunding Planned Parenthood is a Violent Act Against Women!”
Detroit Walk for Choice 2011

    jizzykram:

    “Defunding Planned Parenthood is a Violent Act Against Women!”

    Detroit Walk for Choice 2011

     
     
  7. (Source: pyoereae)

     
     
  8. xicanagrrrl:

“Farmers blocked railway tracks in the Indian town of Karchana in a  protest against the takeover of their land for two proposed power  plants.” - BBC Day in Pictures, 1/21/2011
[photo: people dressed in brightly colored wraps (saris?) lay across railway tracks]

    xicanagrrrl:

    “Farmers blocked railway tracks in the Indian town of Karchana in a protest against the takeover of their land for two proposed power plants.” - BBC Day in Pictures, 1/21/2011

    [photo: people dressed in brightly colored wraps (saris?) lay across railway tracks]