"Many girls, even in this country, are growing up in a society that does not provide real and viable opportunities for the future. At the same time, they’re living in a culture that increasingly teaches them that their worth and value are defined by their sexuality… with this in mind, the issue of choice must be carefully framed and understood in the context of the individual and cultural factors facing girls at risk. The sex industry may initially appear to provide a life of economic freedom, independence, and a secure future with someone who loves them, in contrast to the bleak futures that they may believe are their only alternatives. Selling sex may seem like a small price to pay, particularly for girls who have been abused and raped."

— Rachel Lloyd Girls Like Us p 82 (via smashesthep)

(via the-uncensored-she)

c4ss:

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq. He will send 475 additional US troops, increasing the total number in Iraq to about 1,600. Obama announced he would conduct “a systematic campaign of airstrikes” in Iraq, and possibly in Syria. But, not limiting himself to those countries, Obama declared the whole world his battlefield, stating “We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are … if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”

If, indeed, there were an imminent threat of attack on the United States, Obama would be legally entitled to launch a military operation. The United Nations Charter, which prohibits the use of military force, allows an exception when a country acts in self-defense. Under the well-established Caroline doctrine, the “necessity for self-defense must be instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation.” The only problem is, Obama admitted, “We have not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland.” Citing only the vague possibility of future “deadly attacks,” Obama nevertheless declared a perpetual war with no specific end time. …

(via the-uncensored-she)

Tags: endless wars

A senior UN official has confirmed that the Israeli military turned a school in the Gaza Strip into a military base during July’s ground offensive.

The comments last week by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui corroborate a report that was published in The Times on August 5 (‘Invaders turn abandoned school into command base’).

Addressing a Security Council debate on children and armed conflict, Zerrougui said 244 schools, including 75 UNRWA schools, “were shelled by Israel’s armed forces”, adding that “one school was used as a military base by the IDF.” Although she did not name the school, it has been confirmed to me this was a reference to Hani Naim Agriculture Secondary School for Boys in Beit Hanoun.

The piece in The Times which appeared early August describes in detail the scene after the soldiers had left, when residents discovered that in the past four weeks the school had been turned into a command centre for the Israeli army.

"Dozens of grenade shells and bullet casings were scattered amid brick dust and rubbish under desks pushed up against a window. Spent ammunition littering the classroom floors told of the ferocity of the battles waged from there…The shells found scattered in classrooms were for launchers that could fire 300 grenades per minute. The casings were from a machinegun that can cut through a house. The remains of what looked like a 155mm Howitzer artillery shell was left in the playground."

(Source: momo33me, via anonymousmilitant)

readabookson:

kwamejaw:

lifeforliberation:

Black Panther Community Programs

Black Panther Party Community Programs
1966 - 1982

1. Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site

2. Benefit Counseling

3. Black Student Alliance

4. Child Development Center

5. Consumer Education Classes

6. Community Facility Use

7. Community Health Classes

8. East Oakland CIL (Center for Independent Living) Branch

9. Community Pantry (Free Food Program)

10. Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program

11. Drama Classes

12. Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and Attendant

13. Drill Team

14. Employment Referral Service

15. Free Ambulance Program

16. Free Breakfast for Children Programs

17. Free Busing to Prisons Program

18. Free Clothing Program

19. Free Commissary for Prisoners Program

20. Free Dental Program

21. Free Employment Program

22. Free Food Program

23. Free Film Series

24. Free Furniture Program

25. Free Health Clinics

26. Free Housing Cooperative Program

27. Food Cooperative Program

28. Free Optometry Program

29. Community Forum

30. Free Pest Control Program

31. Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program

32. Free Shoe Program

33. GED Classes

34. Geriatric Health Center

35. GYN Clinic

36. Home SAFE Visits

37. Intercommunal Youth Institute (becomes OCS by 1975)

38. Junior and High School Tutorial Program

39. Legal Aid and Education

40. Legal Clinic/Workshops

41. Laney Experimental College Extension Site

42. Legal Referral Service(s)

43. Liberation Schools

44. Martial Arts Program

45. Nutrition Classes

46. Oakland Community Learning Center

47. Outreach Preventative Care

48. Program Development

49. Pediatric Clinic

50. police patrols

51. Seniors Against a Fearful Environment

52. SAFE Club

53. Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation

54. Son of Man Temple (becomes Community Forum by 1976)

55. Sports

56. Senior Switchboard

57. The Black Panther Newspaper

58. Teen Council

59. Teen Program

60. U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program

61. V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling

62. Visiting Nurses Program

63. WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program

64. Youth Diversion and Probation Site

65. Youth Training and Development

The next time someone (white people and ignorant black people alike) tell you that the Black Panthers were a terrorist group/hate group, kindly ask them if the KKK ever did any of this. But people will believe what this country wants them to believe…so why bother. As long as YOU know what the panthers stood for and represented, that’s all that matters.

http://www.filedropper.com/theblackpantherpartyservic-thedrhueypnewtonfoundati

(Source: talesofthestarshipregeneration, via transmisogynykills)

darvinasafo:

The Brotha of course…. Their laws don’t protect our rights!

darvinasafo:

The Brotha of course…. Their laws don’t protect our rights!

(via the-uncensored-she)

staticdiplomat:

The Australian counter terrorism raids launched this morning and are already brutally affecting innocent Australian Muslims.
Maywand Osman, who was detained during the raids at Waterloo Rd in Marsfield but not arrested, said: “I opened the door this morning at 4:45am to about four police officers.
"They asked me to raise my hands. I immediately raised my hands. Four officers then jumped at me and one punched me in the face.
"They threw me to the ground and started hitting me in the head and pulling my hair.
"One officer grabbed me by the hair and said, "You piece of shit’.
While they were beating me I heard one officer say, ‘Just don’t make him bleed’.
"They then went inside my house to conduct a search. They found nothing in my house and I was not under arrest or in custody at any point in time."

staticdiplomat:

The Australian counter terrorism raids launched this morning and are already brutally affecting innocent Australian Muslims.

Maywand Osman, who was detained during the raids at Waterloo Rd in Marsfield but not arrested, said: “I opened the door this morning at 4:45am to about four police officers.

"They asked me to raise my hands. I immediately raised my hands. Four officers then jumped at me and one punched me in the face.

"They threw me to the ground and started hitting me in the head and pulling my hair.

"One officer grabbed me by the hair and said, "You piece of shit’.

While they were beating me I heard one officer say, ‘Just don’t make him bleed’.

"They then went inside my house to conduct a search. They found nothing in my house and I was not under arrest or in custody at any point in time."

(via transmisogynykills)

darvinasafo:

Independent autopsy goes against Police official story… SHOCKER!

darvinasafo:

Independent autopsy goes against Police official story… SHOCKER!

(via the-uncensored-she)

In history class…

onlyblackgirl:

"White people built america"

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"Columbus is a hero"

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"Manifest Destiny" 

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"Survival of the fittest" 

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"Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"

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"The Melting Pot" 

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"Land of the free/opportunity" 

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(via the-uncensored-she)

"Dude, I’m a lawyer and these women are educators," she said in reply. "Why the hell would I be in here soliciting prostitution?" Washington said he answered, "I don’t know but that’s what you’re doing."

A trendy NYC hotel accused 3 black women out for drinks of being prostitutes 

How does this keep happening?

(via occupiedmuslim)

(Source: micdotcom, via occupiedmuslim)

"

Oklahoma Police Officer, Suspected Racist and Suspected Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw has been arrested and charged with raping and/or molesting at least eight black females. Just like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Jr.’s killers, Whites invested in Holtzclaw; an alleged White sexual predator raked in approximately $10,000 in roughly three days. His bond was subsequently lowered and he’s been released to house arrest. Thus far, Daniele Watts has received more attention and harsher treatment. And it’s undisputed that she’s raped no one.

These incidents reflect White values. These concurrent events offer additional evidence of the global empire of White Supremacy, White Terrorism. Sexual exploitation of non-white people is a persistent, undeniable and essential component of White amusement and domination.

"

"Interracial Relationships" Are SADD 3.0 by Gus T. Renegade, host of the counter-racist broadcast The COWS (via codelens)

whatebur:

America’s failed foreign policy summarized in 2 pictures.

(via sans-nuage)

acceber74:

unrepentantauthor:

masterofbirds:

did-you-kno:

Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.
Source

Pretty sure it was first called  Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and Hawaiʻi.
The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.
Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh

This. ffs

acceber74:

unrepentantauthor:

masterofbirds:

did-you-kno:

Hawaii was first called the Sandwich Islands.

Source

Pretty sure it was first called  NiʻihauKauaʻiOʻahuMolokaʻiLānaʻiKahoʻolaweMaui and Hawaiʻi.

The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, whereas the 1778 arrival of British explorer James Cook was Hawaiʻi’s first documented contact with European explorers. Cook named the islands the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Because things only exist when Europeans discover them smh

This. ffs

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(via occupiedmuslim)

fromgreecetoanarchy:

The array of antifascist protests all over Greece today, one year after antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death by neonazis in Keratsini, Greece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUVGzyrUmgA

fromgreecetoanarchy:

The array of antifascist protests all over Greece today, one year after antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death by neonazis in Keratsini, Greece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUVGzyrUmgA

(via psilolysergicamine)