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tartarsaucegaryen:

Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote for Chief Executive, the city’s highest political leader in 2017.

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Article 45 of the Basic Law (Hong Kong’s own mini-constitution implemented after the handover from Britain to China in 1997) states that the Chief Executive should be chosen by universal suffrage as an eventual goal. Time and time again the Communist Party of China have dodged/shut down any democratic progress. Last month the NPC announced that they would continue using the 1200-member committee, consisting of members loyal to the Communist Party, to vote for our CE. THIS IS ILLEGAL. THIS IS SHAM DEMOCRACY AND SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

The sit-in of university students belongs to a movement called ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’ and is led by The Hong Kong Federation of Students (schedule and declaration of the strike included). This act of civil disobedience consists of absolute non-violence. It consists of free public lectures offered by university professors and writers on topics like Orwell’s ‘1984’, history of Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy, Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight to end injustice etc etc. I was one of the students sitting in Tamar Park on Tuesday and Thursday and it was one of the most rewarding, educational and, I must emphasise, peaceful political activities I have ever witnessed.

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On Friday, high school students led by the student group Scholarism joined in the protest. They marched to Civic Square, pleading for our current CE to come out of his offices and listen to their requests, just like he promised during his ‘campaign’ in 2012. More and more citizens joined in the protest after work.

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The police started cutting off access to Civic Square, which is a publicly owned area. They used shields to form a blockade against the protestors and started pushing them back. When people resisted with umbrellas, they started using clubs and pepper spray on the protestors, who started putting both of their hands up to show they are unarmed. Many students who managed to rush in Civic Square are arrested, including the leading of Scholarism. Many of them have visible injuries caused by police brutality and some of them still haven’t been released from police custody.

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THE FIGHT IS STIL GOING ON. PEOPLE ARE STILL CROWDING OUTSIDE CIVIC SQUARE AND TAMAR. Resources are running thin and the police are still threatening violence. Some of my friends are at the protest and they are continuing the struggle despite the risks. It is predicted that the police will escalate their brutality with tear gas, more pepper spray and water cannons against innocent, peaceful protestors, many of them teenagers.

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You can watch Occupy Central live here: x (Apple Daily livestream)

I know tumblr is a US-centric place but PLEASE PLEASE SPARE A SECOND TO REBLOG THIS POST. Hong Kong is a tiny city. We are anything but a formidable force in international politics. The only thing we can do is raise awareness among the world and force our corrupt government to answer to our protests. 

PLEASE HELP US. 

Articles on Occupy Central (English): x (The Economist), x (BBC News), x (Mail Online), x (Newsweek), x (CNN), x (Right Now I/O), x (NY Times)

Updates (Chinese): x (Campus TV, HKU), x (Apple Daily), x (Amnesty International Hong Kong), x (InMedia HK), x (926政總現場消息發佈)

Posted 3 weeks ago with 23,543 notes
#hong kong  #democracy  #i am always so scared for protesters  #protesting is the first sign that there is something unequal and unbalanced  #when it becomes a problem for those in charge they use violence  #instead of changing or listening to the protest  #it's a sign you should change  #not try and silence those that have a voice and are willing to use it  #if we ever stop protesting  #it will be a sad day  #that day we give up the fight  #NEVER GIVE UP  #but also stay safe  

j2asndh:

sirscrewloose:

atomic-glitter:

theroguefeminist:

dopeworldemmanuel:

This what some of you guys missed when watching the Anaconda video by Nicki Minaj

wow this analysis is so good
this also makes the parallel between drake in the video and shinji actually have substance when you think about it

What’s funny is that people are so full of it. They accuse her of making shallow 2-dimensional music, so they must be pretty damn deep and analytical, right? WRONG, because as soon as they see asses shaking, they’ve already made up their minds. They’ve missed everything this person is saying because they’re the ones who are shallow. The only place where these people could ever truly be considered analytical is within the confides of their own minds.

THANK you, I knew there had to be more to that video than what I was seeing but I couldn’t figure it out myself.

All of this. The only thing I don’t agree about in that video is the tasteless “skinny bitches” comment. I love that she is glorifying having curves, but I dislike the fact that she downplays another body type to do that.

She doesn’t though go and listen to the song again. My analysis of the last part of the song could be way way WAAAY off base here but let me explain how I understood it. In the same way that one of the above posters explained that the whole song is about subtly. It is so subtle in fact that if you don’t pay enough attention you miss the fact that it’s incredibly feminist. Personally I’d say that the last part isn’t really about body type because the song isn’t actually about body type if you really think about it. The skinny bitches comment is actually about race in my opinion. I know it’s a massive generalization to say that white women don’t have fat asses but if you roll with the stereotype for a second. The song isn’t just about feminism it’s about feminism as a person of color. Not only does Nicki have to fight against sexism she also has to fight against the fact that white women are idealized over women of colour. So yeah the song really is for the “bitches with a fat ass in the fucking club” read: women of colour and not the “skinny bitches” read: white women because yeah fuck them. I say this as basically a white woman myself because I’ve been on tumblr long enough to see and read enough things to know that feminism for a person of colour and feminism for a white person is not the same fucking thing and I’m often equal parts disgusted and frustrated by the things that white people do. Like don’t project your idea of feminism onto Nicki (because I’m pretty sure there are women that have plenty to ‘say’ about the video) she is a feminist and I don’t think anyone has a right to undermine that or tell her she’s not because she’s not doing it the right way or something. I personally don’t have a problem respecting something that I know I’m not exactly a part of. You can still enjoy the song and learn from the song while understanding it’s not about you. Honestly I really believe Nicki is saying all of this and that is pretty fucking deep. 

Posted 4 weeks ago with 61,590 notes
#nicki minaj  #racism  #sexism  #anaconda  #i dont even know what im talking about  #probably bollocks  

pussy-pat:

christel-thoughts:

this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 

do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?

stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.

!!!!!!!

THIS SO FUCKING MUCH. IT IS ONE OF MY PET PEEVES. THIS ACTUALLY MAKES ME SO FURIOUS ESPECIALLY WHEN CELEBRITIES JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON OF THINGS LIKE ‘STOP POISONING YOUR KIDS WITH UNHEALTHY FOODS ETC ETC’. DO YOU THINK THE PARENTS WANT THEIR KIDS TO LIVE OFF OF BAD FOOD? IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT, ITS THE FOOD CORPORATIONS AND ADVERTISING COMPANIES THAT HAVE CREATED THIS PROBLEM. HEALTHY EATING IS BASICALLY A LUXURY FOR THE WEALTHY. IN MY LIFE I’VE AT LEAST BEEN EDUCATED ON WHAT IS A GOOD DIET (NOT EVERYONE EVEN GETS THIS MUCH) BUT HAVE AT TIMES HAD TO SACRIFICE MY HEALTH BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT HEALTHILY. I’VE WANTED TO, I’VE TRIED BUT WHEN I END UP SPENDING 30 DOLLARS ON ONE FUCKING MEAL!!!! I DETEST THE WAY THAT THE BLAME IS PUT ON THE INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE THINK ABOUT IT I GET STRESSED AND I’M JUST TRYING TO FEED MYSELF. IF I REALLY REALLY WANTED TO EAT HEALTHILY ALL THE TIME I COULD SACRIFICE OTHER THINGS IN MY LIFE THAT ARE DEEMED LUXURIES BUT IF YOU’RE SAY A SINGLE PARENT TRYING TO SUPPORT THREE CHILDREN 120 DOLLARS GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK. WHEN A SINGLE FUCKING TOMATO COSTS OVER A DOLLAR AND YOU CAN GET A FULL MEAL AT MACDONALD’S FOR 5 WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO. IF I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER (AHEM) I’D SAY THERE IS A CONSPIRACY GOING ON TO MAKE THE RICH RICHER AND KEEP THE POORER DOWNTRODDEN AND UNABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE THINGS OR THE LIFESTYLE THAT SIGNIFIES AFFLUENCE AND SUCCESS. 

Posted 1 month ago with 124,359 notes
#food  #this makes me so angry  #i am so angry  #SO ANGRY  

bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies 

Posted 1 month ago with 132,177 notes
#sexism  #truth  

iridessence:

strugglingtobeheard:

Dascha Polanco at the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

My heart started beating faster

i’m wEAK

(Source: winchestersarrow)

Posted 1 month ago with 101,106 notes
#actors  #dascha polanco  #orange is the new black  
Why do white people own so many pets?
Because we’re not allowed to own people anymore.
*****
What is the scariest thing about a white person in prison?
You know he did it.
*****
how many Chicago cops does it take to change a light bulb? None, they just beat the room for being black.”
*****
A good looking 50 year old white man is trying to get laid on reality TV. What show are you watching?
To catch a predator.
*****
Why do white girls travel in groups of three or five?
They can’t even
*****
What do you call 64 white people in a room? A full blooded Cherokee.
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from various reddit threads

at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke.  nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.

white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response.  tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.

(via cuterpillar)

I’m fucking screaming at the last one tho.

(via queerfabulousmermaid)

(Source: transascendant)

Posted 1 month ago with 59,666 notes
#jokes  #how to call out peoples racism  #im white  #(basically)  

(Source: foxadhd.com)

Posted 1 month ago with 3,995 notes
#pizza  

saberspinner:

mobabyducky:

MY HEART

I actually just started tearing up in the middle of the marshall center lol

(Source: sizvideos)

Posted 1 month ago with 454,747 notes
#babies  #hearing  #disabilities  #deafness  

procrastinationcelebration:

popopo77:

feminism chose me when I ate a yorkie as a 10 year old

ok I’ve seen this post so many times now I’m confused   WHY ARE PEOPLE EATING TINY DOGS   AND WHY IS THIS MAKING THEM FEMINISTS   SHOULD I BE EATING TINY DOGS TO BE A MORE EFFICIENT FEMINIST   I AM CONFUSED   (chaoticallyprecise)

For those who are confused:

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also it had ads like this

Sadly this advertising method totally did it’s job because once i was told that i couldn’t have it i went out of my way to have it. Now i’ve wised up to their techniques. 

(Source: quicheparty)

Posted 1 month ago with 37,334 notes
#advertising  

postracialcomments:

monsterbeard:

raptoravatar:

postracialcomments:

This level of conflict of interest is massively unsurprising.

This is horrifying. The worst of Chicago politics migrated south to St. Louis.

Extremely. While we think of Chicago and New York as the most corrupt, we tend to forget our own local politics. This problem is wide spread in every city/county/state. 

There is no way to escape it until we all become aware of this problem. And then when we are aware, we have to organize and attack the problem by its roots. 

Posted 1 month ago with 28,251 notes
#this is horrifying  #racism  #but the thing is nothing has every really changed  #but now  #the people  #have the power to change things  #but drawing attention to what once remained hidden  #privacy has become an issue  #but in this case we can use it to our advantage  #for justice  #FIRE ALL THESE MEN  #this is where the president should be able to step in  #fire them  #and replace them with good people  #FUCK THE WORLD  #you're scum