Remember that Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist by many during his lifetime, as someone who fought against
- white supremacy
- forced relocation of South African Natives from their own homelands
- laws restricting South African Natives to reserves encompassing only 7% of the agricultural land
- a pass system for blacks going into “white areas” of South Africa
- the extreme underfunding of the education of black children compared to that of white children by the South African government
and someone who believed in
- the self-determination of African nations
- the necessity of civil disobedience and armed resistance against the violent oppression of a people when other avenues have failed
Never ignore the reality or deny the legitimacy of how oppressed people are forced to fight for their basic human dignity against colonial governments, historically and presently.
Rest in peace now, Mr. Mandela.
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Super Zips are “the country’s most prosperous, highly educated demographic clusters. On average, they have a median household income of $120,000, and 7 in 10 adults have college degrees.” This fascinating map from the Washington Post reveals how “it’s possible to live in a Super Zip and rarely encounter others without college degrees or professional jobs.” That’s problematic because “the trend is isolating well-to-do Americans from the problems of the poor and the working poor.”
I came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic to continue preaching peace and non-violence. This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle. I can only say that I felt morally obliged to do what I did.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela (07/18/18 - 12/05/13)
Britain burnt 'embarrassing' documents of colonial crimes - The Times of India
British officials burned and dumped documents from colonies in the final years of the empire in a systematic effort to hide their “dirty” secrets, according to files declassified on Friday.
They want us to FORGET what they did to our peoples and lands, they want to keep us ignorant of what crimes they committed against our ancestors.
they did this shit to Kikuyu history in east Africa too.ughhh
These are pictures from the anti-Prawer Plan “Day of Rage” protests in Hura, a Palestinian Arab village in the Southern Negev desert in Israel. Their communication has been cut off, electricity has been cut off, no one is allowed out of the area, and Israeli police are demanding that media hand over all pictures of the protests. These pictures were forwarded to me by a friend who got them from a Palestinian friend. This is the insane Israeli reaction to people who protest for their dignity and against ethnic cleansing being conducted by a “democratic state” that they are supposedly “equal citizens” of. Please spread these pictures because Israel is trying its damn hardest to squash these voices.
Tomas Rios throws truthbombs about Neyer’s statement that women don’t want to become sports-writers.
When I made my intention of (at least trying to) getting into sportscasting known, my (male) professor told me I should consider another career…
This also applies to most male-dominated industries.
Thousands of people protesting U.S. drone strikes on Saturday blocked a road in northwest Pakistan that is used to move NATO troop supplies and equipment in and out of Afghanistan, the latest sign of rising tension brought on by the U.S. strikes. The U.S. drone program is deeply unpopular in Pakistan and condemned by Islamabad as counter-productive and a violation of sovereignty, although previous governments have given their tacit support to the strikes.
The protest, led by Pakistani politician and former cricket star Imran Khan, had more symbolic value than practical impact as there is normally little NATO supply traffic on the road on Saturdays. The blocked route in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province leads to one of two border crossings used to send supplies overland from Pakistan to neighboring Afghanistan.
Photo: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
Power Structure of Oppression
Acknowledging & Apologizing for the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii
President William Jefferson Clinton signing Public Law 103-150 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., 11/23/1993. The resolution acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the January 17, 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and offered an apology to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Vice President Albert Gore, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka and Representatives Patsy T. Mink and Neil Abercrombie are present. The image was photographed by Sharon Farmer.
For more context on the annexation of Hawaii, be sure to see: