"In today’s world no one is innocent, no one is neutral. A man is either with the oppressor or the oppressed. He who takes no interest in politics gives his blessing to the prevailing order…"
— George Habbash, PFLP (via maxineanwaar)
"In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different."
Briana (via absinthedisco)
Reblogging every time I see it.
Boom. Fucking this.
(Source: chumpkaboo, via apihtawikosisan)
"I am called anti-Semitic if I criticize Zionism, the movement that called for, and actively continues to implement, the ethnic cleansing of one people in order to allow for the creation of a “Jewish” state. The Jewish National Land Fund laws keep land ownership for the exclusive use of Jews. That, I am told, is not racist. But anyone who criticizes Israel as an exclusionary apartheid state is racist, or guilty of hijacking “important issues,” because a discussion of the victimization of Palestinians is always beside the point, must always be subordinate to other issues. Can my feminist friends tell me why anti-Semitism is a prominent feminist issue, but a discussion of anti-Palestinian racism is not, as Betty Friedan tried to explain to Egyptian feminist Nawal Saadawi at the United Nations International Conference on women in Nairobi, urging her: “Please do not bring up Palestine in your speech. This is a women’s conference, not a political conference."
— Nada Elia (via readyokaygo)
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”
"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)
DON’T GIVE ME THAT FRENCH SHIT.
My new hero. (Seriously.) I wish I’d known this story before.