nolanna replied to your post: “just ordered Said, Fanon, and a book on the decolonisation/partition…”:
Things I look forward to the most !! So.excited for you babe !! <3
omg Najma, thanks!! I’m really excited too!! ❤️
just ordered Said, Fanon, and a book on the decolonisation/partition of India and Pakistan. i’m so ready to be educated and angry.
“O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light. O Allah, make for me a light in my grave. And a light in my bones. Increase me in light, increase me in light, increase me in light. Grant me light upon light.” — Prophet Muhammad (Du’a upon entering the masjid)
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Greg Rivera - The Pleasure of Thought (1997)
"I’ll tell you what is harder than dying in Gaza by an Israeli missile deluxe. What is harder is that you get a phone call from the Israeli army telling you toevacuate your home because it will be bombed in ten minutes. Imagine; ten minutes; and your whole short history on the…
my uni staged several ‘die ins’ so at random points around 30/40 of us would drop and lie on the floor holding signs of the names of those passed away and I keep finding pictures of it on news sites and it’s really weird
the pro palestine march in London yesterday was probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever done or been a part of. I wish I could convey what it’s like to march 100,000 strong for hours, shutting down Central London with placards and banners, screaming about the horrific injustices at the hands of Israel, US and Britain and actually /forcing/ people to pay attention. there was literally a sea of people stretching so far that you couldn’t see the ends ahead or behind you, and you couldn’t hear chants that started at the top of the crowd but had to wait for them to make their way down. I really think something was achieved. if not just solidarity, then the fact that as we marched, thousands of people were out watching and taking pictures and hopefully realising the gravity of the situation.
AND ITS NOT INDIAN JUST TO BE CLEAR the literal name bloody translates to ‘free’ Kashmir it’s a goddamn self governing state with its own democracy and autonomy why are ppl so intent on forcing ownership over it
how is someone gna take my caption off my azad kashmir pictures post and replace it with “INDIA 🙌” why are ppl like this why are you so petty r u gna solve decades of war and strife with your reblog like I’m so curious what the aim is r u gna go and tell the Kashmiris their years of displacement and violence are over bc u decided azad Kashmir is indian why are ppl such trash
“This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.
“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.
To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.” —
Greg Shupak - "A Plague on One House" via Jacobin Magazine
In addition to these distinctions, the “both sides” idea is dangerous because it is immobilizing. With its use, it becomes impossible to demand an end to colonial practices. And that is exactly the point.
“I understand, all right. The hopeless dream of being—not seeming, but being. At every waking moment, alert. The gulf between what you are with others and what you are alone. The vertigo and the constant hunger to be exposed, to be seen through, perhaps even wiped out. Every inflection and every gesture a lie, every smile a grimace. Suicide? No, too vulgar. But you can refuse to move, refuse to talk, so that you don’t have to lie. You can shut yourself in. Then you needn’t play any parts or make wrong gestures. Or so you thought. But reality is diabolical. Your hiding place isn’t watertight. Life trickles in from the outside, and you’re forced to react.” — Persona (1966) dir. by Ingmar Bergman (via pazhmurda)
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