this is the reality of the world that you live in
"Ignorance has prevailed so long only because people do not want to find out the truth."

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” — Edward Everett Hale

❝ 1,700 ❞

— That’s how many people died in Syria this week, it’s bloodiest ever — and yet, you heard nothing about it (via micdotcom)

theultimateginger:

artbylexie:

twowhovianhearts:

fishtwigz:

History according to Tumblr.

I’M CRYING I’M IN HYSTERICS I DON’T THINK I’LL EVER RECOVER THIS MEANS I CANNOT GO TO COLLEGE ON WEDNESDAY THANK YOU

Putting this on my main blog because I know everyone loves history as much as I do and needs to laugh.

I think this just gets funnier every time I see it.

nemfrog:

Our Earth is peppered with some 20,000 tons of stardust a year. Scanned from Wonderland of Science. 1930s.

standwithpalestine:

(The death toll was 1,032 at the time of posting.)

❝ I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in Israel. I speak Hebrew. I watch their news. All the time they talk about fear. How they have to run to their bunkers to hide from the rockets. How their children can’t sleep because of the sirens. This is not a good way for them to live. We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying. ❞

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Mohammed al-Khoudry a Palestinian farmer in Gaza. (via saddestboyincanada)

And they are scared the same way an exploitative and abusive employer is scared of a workers’ revolt. They’re afraid because they know that after all the atrocities they’ve committed, something’s bound to come their way. 

(via cerebralproxy)

speaking of, plz sign this Whitehouse.gov petition to FREEZE Aid to Israel til it complies w/Human Rights laws: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/freeze-all-aid-israel-until-it-complies-international-law-human-rights/774gHhDD

(via snarkbender)

use the area code 66614 if you’re out of the states

(via bluandorange)

❝ It’s prime-time news on ABC, and Diane Sawyer is opening a report on a dramatic escalation in the Middle East. “We take you overseas, now, to the rockets raining down on Israel today,” she says. The segment shifts to a photograph of two men near the angular wreckage of a bombed-out building. “And here, an Israeli family tries to salvage what they can,””Sawyer says, her voice straining to articulate the inhumanity of the destruction. “One woman, standing speechless among the ruins.”

There was one small problem with the clip: the people Sawyer describes aren’t Israelis; they’re Palestinians – struggling to deal with the brutal bombardment that Israeli forces are raining down on the Gaza Strip. ❞

— ABC’s flagrant mix up sums up everything wrong the media’s Israel-Gaza coverage (via cheapandjuicy)

thebowspring:

Why Doesn’t the Media Care About Dead Palestinians?

Abby Martin remarks on the latest violence in Palestine, including Israeli airstrikes on civilian targets in Gaza.

jackanthonyfernandez:

jewmingle:

fallen-inspiration:

BREAKING NEWS

Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.

The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST

The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire. 

The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.

This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people. 

The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people). 

Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved. 

Where the fuck is Obama @

People who go “both countries are at fault”

pax-arabica:

What they think they sound like:

“I’m so rational. The truth is somewhere in the middle, they’re both wrong. I’m so nuanced and enlightened with my views.”

What they actually sound like:

“History and context are things that do not exist to me. In whatever dimension I exist in, I believe that there is an equivalence between an advanced occupying army that is notorious for war crimes, and an occupied brutalized population.”

redplebeian:

Anas Qandeel, 17 years old Palestinian from Gaza wrote on his Facebook two days ago,”I can not sleep, when are you going to attack my home”. Today, he was killed by an Israeli airstrike. Rest In Peace, Anas.

(source)

coffeewithajla:

"Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."

descentintotyranny:

Israel begins its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

megacosms:

dumb-science-jokes:

sagansense:

Welcome to the United States of America.

Yay republicans! I’m so glad that they’re finally learning science!

Was this actually uttered by a human living in the 21st century? I must have slipped into an alternate dimension or something. You can’t really be that stupid can you? Oh wait. Yes. Yes you can.

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