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A wanton girls random scribblings that she pretends are writing

cavetocanvas:

Tina Modotti, Woman Of Tehuantepec, 1929

cavetocanvas:

Tina Modotti, Woman Of Tehuantepec, 1929

Chooch, I feel I'm horribly uneducated on the Israel/Palestine situation. :( I mean, I understand the basic conflict, but I know there's much more to the issue and I have no idea where to start looking. Are there any links/articles/videos on the topic that you've found particularly accurate or informative? Zayn's tweet definitely makes me want to learn more on this issue. asked by Anonymous

goodladnicelittlebody:

Here is one of the biggest benefits to having zayn tweet this; uninformed people decide to figure out what’s going on. Unfortunately, I’m not the best person to talk to about this, but I’ll try my best. I also know that twerk-it-larry is pretty informed on the situation and has faced it first hand.

So, Zayn Malik tweeted this today:

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Some history:

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Until1946, Palestinians lived all over the country, some Jewish people did too, and they actually lived pretty peacefully.

After WW2, the British, finding that Jews felt unsafe in Europe, decided to establish Israel as their state. Over a million fled to Israel from 1948-1970.

Here’s some more history.

Here’s a video.

Here’s a post about some of the ways Palestinians are discriminated against.

Here’s whats happening now:

The current escalation was caused when 3 Israeli teenagers were kidnapped while they were found on Palestinian land. Israeli government was quick to blame Hamas, the people in power in Palestine, they later admitted that that it was a lone act, in other words, Hamas wasn’t involved. In other words, you could make the argument that Israel blamed Hamas in order to justify the planned attack.

Further, the Israeli government was well aware the teens were dead, but acted as if they didn’t:

Yet for the next two weeks authorities put on a phony rescue effort, instituted a gag order to prevent the public from knowing the truth and rallied the Jewish domestic and diaspora populations in anticipation of their move against Hamas.

Sad.

The death toll is approaching 1,000, most of them women and children. That because Israel consistently target, hospitals, and UN shelters

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Israel: 42.

"Israel has the right to defend itself?"

In a nutshell, the conflict is about two peoples, living in peace. One side does something, and the other reacts.

I’m not saying Palestine is innocent in all of this, but they are definitely the disenfranchised population. According to Human Rights Watch:

World Report 2014.

Israeli forces killed more Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and demolished more Palestinian homes than in 2012. Israel continued to build settlements in the West Bank, violating international law. Palestinian security forces in both the West Bank and Gaza enjoyed virtual impunity from criminal prosecution despite credible allegations of torture. In Gaza, Israel and Egypt impeded rebuilding of the devastated economy by blocking virtually all exports. Israeli and Palestinian security services in the West Bank and Gaza arrested people arbitrarily and unlawfully restricted people from protesting.

Oh and:

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I have general knowledge of what’s going on, so here are some more links to explore and stay updated:

Haaretz 

PressTV

James Gelvin

Noam Chomsky

Jewish Voices for Peace

*Note: this is really general, I hope its informative, but please don’t let this post be your sole source. Please do your own research, come to your own conclusion.


Niña cargando a su hermanito, Janitzio Michoacán.

Niña cargando a su hermanito, Janitzio Michoacán.

(Source: cazadordementes, via fuckyeahmexico)

aljazeeraamerica:

Local hunger for drugs brings torture, kidnapping and death to Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — A silver sedan sits in front of Bar Heaven in the Zona Rosa here, the nightclub district that serves the rich locals and foreign tourists. Inside is an investigator from the attorney general’s office, asleep with a clipboard on his chest. It’s not clear why he’s there, since the club has long been shuttered with police tape, the walls covered with memorial photos of the 13 young people who were abducted there five months ago, their decapitated remains found later in a grave some 30 miles away.
“Confidential,” the investigator growled when asked why his presence was required at the spot, which now serves as a landmark for the sadism and kidnappings that have long been associated with other areas. Drug-related violence that has claimed perhaps 70,000 lives nationwide over seven years has now arrived 15 minutes from the seat of the federal government.

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Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

aljazeeraamerica:

Local hunger for drugs brings torture, kidnapping and death to Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — A silver sedan sits in front of Bar Heaven in the Zona Rosa here, the nightclub district that serves the rich locals and foreign tourists. Inside is an investigator from the attorney general’s office, asleep with a clipboard on his chest. It’s not clear why he’s there, since the club has long been shuttered with police tape, the walls covered with memorial photos of the 13 young people who were abducted there five months ago, their decapitated remains found later in a grave some 30 miles away.

“Confidential,” the investigator growled when asked why his presence was required at the spot, which now serves as a landmark for the sadism and kidnappings that have long been associated with other areas. Drug-related violence that has claimed perhaps 70,000 lives nationwide over seven years has now arrived 15 minutes from the seat of the federal government.

Read more

Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

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Fall in a Renovated House

I love the way American
phrasing sounds from
the mouth of someone
born elsewhere

Tall lean bodies that are not
used to the heat of a vengeful
Texas summer after a rainy spell
blowing in the Plains

How lucky tumbles out of a full
lipped Spanish mouth, the tongue
catching the L lovingly, saving it and
pulling it close, not wanting to let go

Making statements that are questions
on how to enunciate and thrive in the dry
I’d be his if he asked with those big
round vowels and short W sounds

mapsontheweb:

Etymology of Mexican State Names
Source: wouj (reddit)

mapsontheweb:

Etymology of Mexican State Names

Source: wouj (reddit)

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Old House in Summer

Tonight,
I am desperate for you
like I have not been in
so, so long

I awake
to the sound of pans
hitting each other too
hard when you try to
cook for us

Forgotten
were these pangs of
want from behind my
kidneys near my spleen
inside deep

Breakfast
with you is just a cave of
wonders that I wander into
blind and groping for some
stability

Unwavering
eye contact with all your old
love for me that I’ve washed
and pressed and sent home
with you clean

Those feelings
were all just tractor beams
summoning you towards me
nothing real, all science fiction
and dreams

Gaunt
my face grows all these days
I can’t bring myself to eat, is
that why you’re in here
cooking

My cheeks
I suck them in and wonder
if you could love me if I were
5 foot 3 and itty bitty
a waif

Tonight,
I am replaying hard-edged
memories like old movies
on the TV

fuckyeahmexico:

aparentementenadie submitted

fuckyeahmexico:

badjujumamma:

mortem-et-necromantia:

Mictlantecuhtli.

in Aztec mythology, there was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple

Mictlantecuhtli (del náhuatl mictlantēuctli /mikt͡ɬtekʷt͡ɬi/ ‘señor del inframundo’, derivado de tēuc-tli ‘señor’ y mictlan ‘[lugar] de los muertos’) en la mitología mexica, zapoteca y mixteca es el dios del inframundo y de los muertos, también era llamado Popocatzin (de “popoca” ‘fumar’), por lo tanto era el dios de las sombras. Junto con su esposa Mictecacíhuatl, regía el mundo subterráneo o reino de Mictlán. Ejercía su soberanía sobre los “nueve ríos subterráneos” y sobre las almas de los muertos. Se le representa como el esqueleto de un humano con una calavera con muchos dientes. Asociado con las arañas, los murciélagos y los búhos, al ser dibujado se representaba con cabello negro y con ojos estelares o estrellas, la escultura de la derecha se encontró en la Casa de las Águilas, dentro del recinto sagrado donde se hallaba el Templo Mayor de México-Tenochtitlan.

Regía el día número 10 llamado Itzcuintli (perro), la trecena número 10 y su fecha especial (de nacimiento) era el 6 casa. Su versión maya es Ah Puch.

historicaltimes:

Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata in Mexican Presidential Palace, Villa enthroned, c. Dec. 1914
jay—mac:


According to one story of this encounter, Villa iinsisted they take turns sitting in the presidential chair for the photographer. Zapata repliad: “I didn’t fight for that. We should burn that chair to end all ambitions.” You can really get a sense of their personalities in this photograph.

historicaltimes:

Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata in Mexican Presidential Palace, Villa enthroned, c. Dec. 1914

jay—mac:

According to one story of this encounter, Villa iinsisted they take turns sitting in the presidential chair for the photographer. Zapata repliad: “I didn’t fight for that. We should burn that chair to end all ambitions.” You can really get a sense of their personalities in this photograph.

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artisanos-de-michoacan:

Artista Angelica Morales, ceramica con corazon!

Camino a Ichupio, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan, Mexico

cell 443 318 7947

angelicamoralesg@yahoo.com

Support the artisans, buy from them!

©Florence Leyret Jeune

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— Hey, hippie girl, you Mexican? On both sides?
— Front & back, I say.
— You sure don’t look Mexican.

A part of me wants to kick their ass. A part of me feels sorry for their stupid ignorant selves. But if you’ve never been farther south than Nuevo Laredo, how the hell would you know what Mexicans are supposed to look like, right?

There are the green-eyed Mexicans. The rich blond Mexicans. The Mexicans w/the faces of Arab sheiks. The Jewish Mexicans. The big-footed-as-a-German Mexicans. The leftover-French Mexicans. The chaparrito compact Mexicans. The Tarahumara tall-as-a-desert-saguaro Mexicans. The Mediterranean Mexicans. The Mexicans w/Tunisian eyebrows. The negrito Mexicans of the double coasts. The Chinese Mexicans. The curly-haired, freckled-faced, red-headed Mexicans. The Lebanese Mexicans. Look, I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say I don’t look Mexican. I am Mexican. Even though I was born on the U.S. side of the border.

—Sandra Cisneros, Caramelo  (via victoriamonserrath)

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GPS directions

GPS were made to make the
trip easier the drive smoother
foretelling each turn and every
exit yet they seem to muck
things up

Further by telling some lie about
taking a high way that’s been closed
for a year but its information had not
updated that fact yet
to your chagrin

Below the line of the land the sun
tucks itself in to some other sky
somewhere else with different
highways and its own travelers
all beyond the sky border

Driving in the dark down an unknown
road wracks the nerves especially
with an unreliable GPS spitting falseties
system telling you to turn right
where there is no road

Then the lanes become familiar and
you remember all the summertime
family trips down this very route to
your grandmothers house you know
where you’re going again

I was the only one who showed up
every time you were hospitalized
and I waited and now I know
I held her hand for nothing
no one

Old highways where the cracks in
the pavement have been there for
years and they are old remembered
friends just like the sprinkler lights
out in the fields

That’s far enough the road says to
your tires we’ve reached our destination
the GPS chirps out happily
turn the key, kill the engine
you’ve arrived

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