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 "Gaza is often described as 'the world's largest open air prison' because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons - they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday."  - Banksy "A local man came up and said 'Please - what does this mean?' I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by... Read more
Tags: Banksy, Gaza, Occupation, Israel-Palestine
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of what makes us different from eachother. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. But this is not necessarily the case, in fact people's rights get violated everyday and no one is talking about it. No one is talking about the women whose bodies are violated... Read more
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"For the first time in six years, the Oscars ratings dipped---down to an estimated 36.6 viewers. Though mainstream media has yet to acknowledge the success of her efforts, it wouldn’t be a leap in logic to assume that the abysmal showing is due in part to April Reign’s #OscarsSoWhite boycott in protest of the fact that not one black actor was nominated in any category.This... Read more
Tags: #OscarsSoWhite, Entertainment Industry, Selma, North America
It seems that Israel has comitted yet another human rights violation in Gaza. As usual there has been no coverage of this incident by mainstream media outlets. 'Brigadier Gerneral Said Al-Saudi, chief of the civil defence agency in Gaza, told Al Jazeera: "Israel opened water dams, without warning, last night, causing serious damage to Gazan villages near the border. More than 40 homes... Read more
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Malcom X's daughter, ILYASAH SHABAZZ, writes about her father's legacy of activism and action, and postulates what he would think of activism and activists today, particularly the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Ferguson actions taken recently. She criticizes "hashtag activism" and writes that her father would encourage more direct action, as well as taking positions of power "inside the... Read more
Tags: #BlackLivesMatter, Activism, Civil Rights, Malcom X, North America
http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/welcome-to-winnipeg-where-canadas-racism-problem-is-at-its-worst/'“Colonialism didn’t just impact Aboriginal people,” says Perry Bellegarde, the new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. “It forever changed the way the European population on the Prairies would see Aboriginals as a problem, never a partner.”'"It is no coincidence that on a huge range... Read more
Tags: Canada, First Nations People, Racism, North America
Repost from the Huffington Post:By John W. WhiteheadAttorney, President of The Rutherford Institute, and author of 'A Government of Wolves'"Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today -- perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice... Read more
Tags: prison industrial complex, North America
Link: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/The White-Savior Industrial Complex, by Teju Cole "One song we hear too often is the one in which Africa serves as a backdrop for white fantasies of conquest and heroism. From the colonial project to Out of Africa to The Constant Gardener and Kony 2012, Africa has... Read more
Tags: Africa, Kony 2012, US Foreign Policy, White Saviour Complex, Africa
Democracy Now reports that the UN Security Council demanded the Houthi rebels to step down in Yemen, with the British ambasaddor to the United Nations citing that "those who use violence and intimidation to try to dictate Yemen’s future are undermining the security of all Yemeni citizens." This rings of hypocrisy, however. The Security Council repeatedly allows the Israeli government to use... Read more
Tags: Security Council Israel/Palestine, Middle East

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