No, I’m not going to the world cup.
Please, please share it guys! This is the truth. We Brazilians are really tired of this shit.
this video is spreading like wildfire on my facebook newsfeed, with good reason. watch this.
“so yeah, maybe the guy selling ice cream on the beach is going to do better… that week… but will the event really change his life?”
Please spread this. This is so important.
No whistle-blower is ever safe under the State that it decides to call out but in a uni-polar, disturbingly weaponized and imperial setting, the whistle-blower takes upon a grave and often lethal position by exposing the State and its affairs, mechanisms through which power is usurped and maintained. I’m not surprised in the least to see people like Manning, Snowden, Swartz or soldiers or IT workers or students stumbling on classified info and showing it to the public (something that should be understood as a civic responsibility of every conscientious citizen that genuinely cares for the public and its civil liberties) and then receiving grossly unjust sentences for their “crime” i.e. Telling the truth. This can be studied under Pakistan’s State as well where journalists and citizen activists often go “missing” for exposing funding between the Military and terrorist groups or corruption cases and mass money laundering by high profile politicians. If you get to read Swartz’s case, his ex-girlfriend explains how their Gmail chat conversations were gone through by FBI agents, their emails, their blogs and how Swartz was terribly “disturbed” by this intrusion because the most harmless conversations were being interpreted into the most conspiring plans. The pressure led him to suicide.
Even now what we say and do - with the expansive developments in surveillance of content and speech and movement - shows us that we are essentially under constant scrutiny. Nothing is really private anymore. Everything can be turned into a razor sharp edge against you. The fact that my main blog gets frequent visits from the State Dept or that my Twitter profile (imagine how “dangerous” 140 character tweets can be) gets followed by SCOTUS and other profiles is hilarious. It should show you how paranoid an imperial State can be about dissent, voices and simple fucking sentences that can be used against you in courts.
Please slap the next motherfucker who tells you that a government with unlimited power is sincerely working for your freedom and protection.
An Iranian channel ran a story about how a certain kind of martial arts is enjoying increasing popularity among Iranian women. This means that a) Iranian women have rights, b) Iranian women can access the public sphere, c) Iranian women participate in organized, public sports, and d) an Iranian government news channel has no problem with any of this.
Faced with these facts, the Western media panicked: some news agencies resorted to the stereotype of Iranian women as veiled, militant fanatics; others opted for infantilizing portrayals of suffering women using martial arts as their only escape. Can you imagine any self-respecting Western reporter writing a story that explained, unprovoked, the popularity of karate among girls in suburban Los Angeles by citing America’s high rates of sexual assault? Additionally, few bothered to mention that recently it has been Western sports organizations that have prevented Iranian women from playing, for example in 2011 forcing the Iranian women’s soccer team to forfeit hope of reaching the Olympics because they wore sports hijabs on the field.
Narratives of weak or militant Iranian women are not just dishonest; they also fuel a political narrative whereby Islamism is equated with backwardness and the ability of women to reconcile Islamic ideals with feminist goals is entirely obfuscated. Both Western conservatives and many secular feminists often participate in this obfuscation, effectively trying to either hide Iranian women’s successes in order to demonize Iran or by ignoring the ideologies of liberation they have formulated in order to preserve the status of secular feminism as the only path to women’s liberation.
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SERIOUS SIGNAL BOOST (steubenville rape trial, westboro church, etc)
“Anonymous” hacker who outted the students of the Steubenville Rape Trials. He is now being punished for bringing the young girl justice. The FBI showed up to his house with assault rifles and made him and his family get on the ground and took possession of his computer and is now pressing charges. THEY’RE PRESSING CHARGES BECAUSE HE ‘HACKED’ an account to save a girls life. Also involved in Westboro church hacking.
Please help out as you can. You can find this all over google with interviews with Anderson Cooper and Roseanne Barr and others such as:
The facebook like support page has a lot more information and how you can help:
And web address:
Facing indictment from the Federal Government for relation to the hacking and hacktivism of http://www.rollredroll.com/ during the rape case in Steubenville, Ohio. Exposing the corrupt and paying the price.
IF NOTHING ELSE PLEASE REBLOG SO WE CAN SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS
I posted this three times tonight and had three people tell me that I helped save their life. Thank you to those people who have decided to struggle through to let us enjoy the gift of one more day of their prescence gracing us all. I hope that you all reblog this, to save another few. Because we all dserve another chance and hope in life. I went to the hospital 6 times before I decided to keep my life but I hope none of you suffer that much. And I hope you all can make that scary, seemingly painful, blind, hoping, wonderful step to live.
I want to help you in any way I can. ANYTHING. I mean it. If I had had someone stay with me and text me or talk to me all night, just one time, it would have changed my life. I know how hard those nights can be.
^I love this girl more than words can express.
foundmywaywheniwaslost: I am always here if anyone ever needs to talk/vent. You have a purpose, Please Stay Alive. <3
Not just for tonight but for the rest of your life. You have so much to look forward to in the future that if you choose to kill yourself, it will be the biggest mistake of your life. You’re going to miss out on people you’ll never be able to meet, kids you’ll never have, a partner to love or partys to go to. There’s just too much that you’ll miss out on. You deserve and have the right to be here as much as the person next to you does. You’re just a drop in the ocean. You were meant to be here and you have a purpose. Don’t ever forget that. And if you feel like you don’t, just believe in yourself because you do. If you ever feel worthless or like shit, know that I love you and those dicks that tell you shit are jealous that you’re who you are because there’s something about you that they wish they could have. Please stay strong and never give up because things DO GET BETTER.
3rd time I reblog this xx
Keep your self awake, I hope your here to stay. This day is not yet over, let me be your four leaf clover.
Reblogged it and queued it so it’ll post tomorrow too. And the next day and the next so I hope I can save someone. We all love you.
someone messaged me this morning saying it helped and thanked me, so im reblogging this again, and queuing it. stay strong guys.
I reblog this whenever I see it. If you don’t reblog it, unfollow me right now. If you don’t care enough to put this simple picture on your blog, I’m judging you.
The very first time that I reblogged this, I had someone message me the next day saying that because of me, they didn’t kill themself. From then on whenever I see anything like this on Tumblr it’s an instant reblog for me. After receiving that message it just changed something in me. Whenever anyone I see on my dash is having thoughts of self-harm or even suicide, I automatically go to their page and offer them even just an ear to listen. Nearly all of them I receive messages back from saying that they are grateful, and they end up sharing their story with me, and in return I give them advice as best I can. Several of them have said that their lives have gotten much better because they opened up and sought out help.
Out of those people, I’d say at least 5 have even gone so far as to say that they didn’t kill themself because of me. That is, I kid you not, the best feeling in the world.
I needed this reminder.
This life is worth living and you will make an impact and difference in this life.
:( dolphin love forevur