July 25, 2014
unamusedsloth:

Armadillo playing

LTMC: Je t’adore.

unamusedsloth:

Armadillo playing

LTMC: Je t’adore.

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Filed under: animals pics armadillos 
July 25, 2014
"My parents escaped from [Nazi] Germany. ‘Never again’ was always understood by me to mean never again for anyone. Speaking as a Jew, [what’s happening in Palestine] is a shonde. We’re driven by our tradition that says, ‘you shall not stand idly by,’ and we won’t stand idly by. I was shot at and arrested for principles of equal rights. I want a state where Israelis and Palestinians are safe [with] equal rights for all."

Dorothy Zellner

July 25, 2014
Protesters march in New York to protest the Israeli military’s latest intervention into Gaza, July 24, 2014.
Via Jewish Daily Forward

Protesters march in New York to protest the Israeli military’s latest intervention into Gaza, July 24, 2014.

Via Jewish Daily Forward

July 24, 2014

Lama Al Satari, five months old, was killed in Rafah on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in an Israeli airstrike.
Via Humanize Palestine

Lama Al Satari, five months old, was killed in Rafah on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in an Israeli airstrike.

Via Humanize Palestine

July 24, 2014
Al-Jazeera Gaza offices evacuated after direct hit by Israeli fire

azspot:

Staff in Gaza said their 11th floor bureau was hit by two Israeli bullets as a crew was preparing to broadcast live from the balcony. “Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building,” said Stefanie Dekker. “We are high up in the building so we had a very strong vantage point over the area. But we have evacuated.” Al-Jazeera aired footage of their staff standing outside the building.

Nothing says freedom and democracy like shooting at the press.

LTMC: Must have been ”hiding Hamas’s rockets.”  More human shields, right?

July 24, 2014
reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet politician Lucy Flores, Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. Flores is currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada and is not your typical politician. This amazing lady has worked her way from being an inmate and high school dropout, to a lawyer and state legislator, all of this by the age of 31. Flores strongly believes in women’s reproductive rights, speaking openly about having an abortion in her youth because she was not ready to be a mother. Flores has been targeted by pro-life groups and has received multiple threats for admitting an abortion, but this hasn’t stopped the politician’s continuous pro-choice efforts.
You can learn more about Flores’ political positions, which include a comprehensive immigration reform and support for education, here. 
*picture courtesy of PODER PAC, an organization dedicated to “provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns”.

LTMC: And here we see a former convict who is smart, educated, and stunning.  It’s almost like not everybody who winds up in prison is irretrievably broken, dirty, or evil.

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Meet politician Lucy Flores, Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly. Flores is currently running for lieutenant governor of Nevada and is not your typical politician. This amazing lady has worked her way from being an inmate and high school dropout, to a lawyer and state legislator, all of this by the age of 31. Flores strongly believes in women’s reproductive rights, speaking openly about having an abortion in her youth because she was not ready to be a mother. Flores has been targeted by pro-life groups and has received multiple threats for admitting an abortion, but this hasn’t stopped the politician’s continuous pro-choice efforts.

You can learn more about Flores’ political positions, which include a comprehensive immigration reform and support for education, here

*picture courtesy of PODER PAC, an organization dedicated to “provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns”.

LTMC: And here we see a former convict who is smart, educated, and stunning.  It’s almost like not everybody who winds up in prison is irretrievably broken, dirty, or evil.

(via political-linguaphile)

July 24, 2014
"Three years ago, a team of Israeli documentary-makers produced a brilliant film about the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank entitled The Gatekeepers. For this, they persuaded five former heads of the Shin Bet, the nation’s security service, to be interviewed on camera. The outcome was fascinating, and devastating. Each chief in turn described the ruthless policies he had enforced to sustain Israeli dominance. Most agreed that repression had been counter-productive. Part of the explanation, they said, was that since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish fanatic back in 1995, no Jerusalem government has pursued a serious political strategy for peace. The security forces have simply been left to impose varying degrees of repression, while Jewish settlers grab ever-larger areas of the West Bank and Jerusalem. In a remarkable moment of frankness, one former Shin Bet chief said: ‘Occupation has made us a cruel people.’"

Max Hastings

July 24, 2014
"I think my ancestors who were persecuted, tormented and exiled down the centuries for being Jews would be horrified to see what is being done in their name today. Maybe it’s crass to put words in the mouths of your dead relatives, but right-wing hawks have been putting their opinions in the mouths of my dead relatives for weeks, so I think I’m entitled to a say, too."

Laurie Penny

July 24, 2014

Late Night Music: Kimbra, Plain Gold Ring (Nina Simone Cover)

Lyrics

Plain gold ring on his finger he wore
It was where everyone could see
He belonged to someone, but not me
On his hand was a plain gold ring

Plain gold ring had a story to tell
It was one that I knew too well
And in my heart it will never be spring
Long as he wears that plain gold ring

Nighttime comes calling on me
I know why I’ll never be free
I can’t stop these teardrops of mine
I’m gonna love him till the end of time

Plain gold ring has but one thing to say
I’ll remember till my dying days
In my heart it will never be spring
Long as he wears that plain gold ring

Plain gold ring on his finger he wore,
Plain gold ring on his finger he wore…

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Filed under: late night music 
July 24, 2014

jakke:

Oh my goodness mind blown so hard right now.

(Source: medium.com)

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