1. micdotcom:

Yes, in 2014, a NYC apartment building will have a rich door and a poor door

The complex will mix luxury and affordable units; 219 luxury units overlook the water, while 55 affordable housing units, contained in a separate “building segment,” will overlook the street. Low-income tenants will also be barred from using amenities like a swimming pool and a basketball court on-site.
Yet another instance of the rich  trying to keep the poor away | Follow micdotcom

    micdotcom:

    Yes, in 2014, a NYC apartment building will have a rich door and a poor door

    The complex will mix luxury and affordable units; 219 luxury units overlook the water, while 55 affordable housing units, contained in a separate “building segment,” will overlook the street. Low-income tenants will also be barred from using amenities like a swimming pool and a basketball court on-site.

    Yet another instance of the rich  trying to keep the poor away | Follow micdotcom

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  2. hadeiadel:

A quick reminder.

    hadeiadel:

    A quick reminder.

    (via standwithpalestine)

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  3. Your mom tells you a story before you go to bed and you believe it. She tells you that you can be anything you want to be when you grow up. She says that you are a unique and valuable individual and that you are to never forget it. She says that you are very lucky and the world is your oyster. And she is right. You live in an exceptional time. You will travel greater distances in a single day than most people only a century ago travelled their entire lives. You will have food choices that English kings and Ottoman princes couldn’t have imagined. You will casually flood your system to the point of illness with sugar, once the currency of the world and the prizes of empires. You will live longer than nay generation before. Your wardrobe will contain cloth from what was once beyond the reaches of the greatest civilizations. Broken bones won’t render you a cripple. If you were born a girl you can become a boy. If you were born a boy you can become a girl. You can break tradition without death. You can upgrade your biology and change your organs. You can assume any identity you wish. Her words comfort you into a wonderful sleep. She is careful not to explain that this oyster isn’t for all the children of the world or that such good fortune is making that Earth sick.

    That would ruin the story.

    – Darren Fleet (via perhapsamongthestars)

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  4. When you plant a bomb in a discotheque, the death of bystanders is deliberate; when you drop bombs on a city, it is accidental. We can ease our conscience that way, but only by lying to ourselves. Because, when you bomb a city from the air, you know, absolutely know, that innocent people will die.

    […]

    There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable. If the purpose is to stop terrorism, even the supporters of the bombing say it won’t work; if the purpose is to gain respect for the United States, the result is the opposite: all over the world there is anger and indignation…

    Howard Zinn (via prettayprettaygood)

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  5. Do you know children in Palestine fly kites to prove that they are still free?
    Can you imagine how that string must feel between their fingers
    as they kneel in the cinders of our missile heads
    I wonder what the dead in warsaw would say about the taxes we pay without thought
    of funding another holocaust.


    The bough is breaking.
    The cradle is falling.
    Right now a six-year old girl is crutched in a ditch in Lebanon
    wishing on falling bombs.
    Right now our government is recording the test scores of black and Latino 4th graders
    to see how many prison beds will be needed in the year 2015.
    Right now there’s a man on the street outside that door
    with outstretched hands full of heart beats no one can hear.
    He has cheeks like torn sheet music,
    Every tear a broken crescendo falling on deaf ears.
    At his side there’s a girl with eyes like an anthem
    that no one stands up for.

    Doctor, our insanity is not that we see people who aren’t there.
    It’s that we ignore the ones who are.
    Till we find ourselves scarred and ashamed
    walking into emergency rooms at two a.m.
    flooded with a pain we cannot name or explain
    because we are bleeding from the outside in.
    Skin is not impervious.
    Cultures built on greed and war do not pick and choose who they kill.
    We all fill the graves.

    – snippet from When The Bough Breaks by Andrea Gibson. read the rest here  (via fallintoyourarmstonight)

    (via spirallingmadness)

    2 hours ago  /  335 notes

  6. By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?
    – Walter Rodney (via specialnights)

    (via spirallingmadness)

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  8. kenzeru:

ibtasem:

imnomuslimsuperman:

ah-you-fancy-huh:

lowkeydreamers:

ah-you-fancy-huh:

Fasting and furious 5

When it’s almost Iftar time and you’re not home

The Eid for speed

Fajr in 60 seconds

Jet Imaam - Every prayer on time

    kenzeru:

    ibtasem:

    imnomuslimsuperman:

    ah-you-fancy-huh:

    lowkeydreamers:

    ah-you-fancy-huh:

    Fasting and furious 5

    When it’s almost Iftar time and you’re not home

    The Eid for speed

    Fajr in 60 seconds

    Jet Imaam - Every prayer on time

    (via thymoss)

    5 hours ago  /  16,924 notes  /  Source: ah-you-fancy-huh

  9. marsder:

When we hear overly broad target demographics #marketerproblems #miniature

    marsder:

    When we hear overly broad target demographics #marketerproblems #miniature

    (via visaisahero)

    7 hours ago  /  19 notes  /  Source: marsder

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