Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl) - Shonen Knife
A kid was walking around school wearing this today and didn’t receive a single comment from administration.
Meanwhile, I was pulled over twice by them to mention how “incredibly short” my bottoms were.
Last time I checked, my shorts don’t reference blowjobs.
Quit sexualizing things that aren’t meant to be suggestive.
what the hell’s a laker
this is the teacher from the incredibles
An amazing sunset east of Sonoita, Arizona. The sky was on fire from a monsoon thunderstorm and the setting sun of course, but an actual wildfire was off camera left of this image, which created a sky full of smoke and only enhanced the colors this night. I was amazed when I turned from the fire to look at this mountain…that the field of grass was actually reflecting the reds and oranges. It was stunning. A rainbow can faintly be seen over the mountain peak. Mike Olbinski
I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people.
**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**
#Ferguson #Mike Brown
burn these statistics into your mind. never forget who it is experiencing the brunt of the prison system’s violence
Full Text on Storify: How US Imperialism Created ISIS
Correction: ISIS was not a subsidiary of Al Qaeda, although there were links between the groups which contributed to its rise before Al Qaeda disavowed ISIS. “ISIS grew out of the former Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), a jihadist militant umbrella group that is believed to have helped create the al-Nusra Front in mid-2011” (x). al-Nusra is al Qaeda’s official arm in Syria.
- CIA funds radical Islamist Afghan mujahideen, a large number of whom eventually come to form the Taliban
- Afghanistan under the Taliban was a base for Al Qaeda, ISIS was linked to the proto-groups which eventually formed al-Nusra, al Qaeda’s wing in Syria, although al Qaeda has since disavowed them for their brutality and sectarianism.
- Hamid Karzai comments on how the US directly contributed to radicalization of Islamist groups in Afghanistan and the region as a whole, “The more radical we looked and talked, the more we were called mujahedin. The consequence of that was a massive effort toward uprooting traditional Afghan values and culture and tolerance.”
- US invasion of Iraq leads directly to many of the catastrophes we are seeing now
- The US invasion of Libya leads to a virtual “terror diaspora” across the region
- Libyan arms in Syria post-US invasion
- US arms & those of “US allies” in the region being funneled into Syria and into the hands of Islamist groups
- "How America Made ISIS: Their Videos and Ours, Their ‘Caliphate’ and Ours"
- More on how ISIS is the product of US imperialism and the “War on Terror”
A short (and incomplete given the scale of US-propagated violence across the globe) account of the myriad ways in which US imperialism directly led to creation of ISIS. US imperialism is never the answer and the US-led coalition now will only destabilize the situation further and lead to even more violence and long term problems in the entire region.