(Source: steph-mcmillan)

thebowspring:

History was made today when Ashraf Nu’man Alfawaghra’s spectacular free-kick gave Palestine a 1-0 victory over the Phillipines in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup. The win secures Palestine’s place in next year’s Asia Cup, the team’s first ever major international tournament.

"All the world now sees Palestine. I am very happy." said Ramzi Saleh, the Palestinian goalkeeper.

In Gaza, thousands watched the big match on large screens on the beach and thousands also turned up in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The victory is extra-special because of the obstacles the national team face. Israel often bans Palestinian players from going abroad, leaving management to pick 2nd or 3rd choice players, or sometimes not even be able to name the minimum number of players required to start matches.

In January of this year, Israeli soldiers shot 12 bullets into the feet of Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17, as they were on their way home from soccer practice. They will never play again.

In July 2009 Palestinian soccer player Mahmoud Sarsak was arrested at the Erez Checkpoint between Gaza and Israel despite having a valid permit. He was put behind bars for 3 years without being told why. It was only after a 91-day hunger strike and international pressure that Israel released him.

(Source: fajrarmy, via ragemovement)

rtamerica:

A new report by the New York Times reveals that the US government is using illegal immigrants detained in detention centers as cheap labor. Sometimes they pay them $1 a day, sometimes not at all. The work is only supposed to benefit the detention centers, but meanwhile immigrants are being used to package meals for prisoners at other jails. Detractors are calling it a hypocritical, unlawful practice that bends many rules on the book. The Resident discusses. 

(via ragemovement)

Squat demolition called off after four nights of rioting in Barcelona - Telegraph →


Happening NOW: McDonald’s has closed their corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois and sent executives home after thousands of protesters from around the country block the entrance to the annual shareholder’s meeting in the largest labor protest the company has ever faced. 100 protesters have so far been arrested.
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/21/mcdonalds-closes-corporate-hq-chicago-protest

Happening NOW: McDonald’s has closed their corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois and sent executives home after thousands of protesters from around the country block the entrance to the annual shareholder’s meeting in the largest labor protest the company has ever faced. 100 protesters have so far been arrested.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/21/mcdonalds-closes-corporate-hq-chicago-protest

(Source: socialismartnature)

yamino:

mixedlollybag:

blackwaifu:

goldstarprivilege:

appropriately-inappropriate:

hellomissmayhem:

gaywitchesforabortions:

tehbewilderness:

the-fly-agaric:

bajo-el-mar:

Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.

I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more Lundy Bancroft quotes on my dash because this book CHANGES THE LIVES OF ABUSE VICTIMS.The programs run for rehabilitating abusive men through the courts? Bancroft DESIGNED THEM. His programs are replicated ALL OVER THE WORLD.He literally wrote THE book on abuser rehabilitation.

Here’s a link to a pdf copy. If you haven’t read this book yet, read this book.

Can we talk about how it seems like the entirety of the book is online on PDF, this making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection?
That is how we stop abuse.
We enable everyone to know what it looks like, so that when it happens, they can shut it down.

Arm yrself with knowledge!

Changed my life, would reccomend.

Reblogging for the link to the pdf copy. Please be safe when reading it - i have been triggered just by reading 1 chapter, and my experiences were rather mild. I still highly recommend it to everyone, but be safe.

I’ve reblogged this before, but it’s worth reblogging again.

yamino:

mixedlollybag:

blackwaifu:

goldstarprivilege:

appropriately-inappropriate:

hellomissmayhem:

gaywitchesforabortions:

tehbewilderness:

the-fly-agaric:

bajo-el-mar:

Reading about abusive men and the way they think. Very unsettling and an incredible book so far. Here are my very professional notes.

what book is this?

This is from “Why Does He DO That” by Lundy Bancroft.

I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more Lundy Bancroft quotes on my dash because this book CHANGES THE LIVES OF ABUSE VICTIMS.

The programs run for rehabilitating abusive men through the courts? Bancroft DESIGNED THEM. His programs are replicated ALL OVER THE WORLD.
He literally wrote THE book on abuser rehabilitation.

Here’s a link to a pdf copy. If you haven’t read this book yet, read this book.

Can we talk about how it seems like the entirety of the book is online on PDF, this making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection?

That is how we stop abuse.

We enable everyone to know what it looks like, so that when it happens, they can shut it down.

Arm yrself with knowledge!

Changed my life, would reccomend.

Reblogging for the link to the pdf copy. Please be safe when reading it - i have been triggered just by reading 1 chapter, and my experiences were rather mild. I still highly recommend it to everyone, but be safe.

I’ve reblogged this before, but it’s worth reblogging again.

(via fuckyeahwomenprotesting)

darvinasafo:

Malcolm was a prophet.

darvinasafo:

Malcolm was a prophet.

(via nerd--vana)