Gaza August 19,2014.

"Extended cease-fire ends. Airstrikes resume. More than 30 Palestinians injured and 2  killed in Gaza."

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

  • 2,019 Palestinians killed [80% civilians] , including 542 children and 251 women from Israeli bombardment
  • 64 Israeli Soldiers killed in combat and 3 civilians
  • 10,223 Palestinians wounded, including 3,486 children and 1,970 women
  •  UNRWA has exhausted its capacity to absorb displaced persons, and overcrowding in shelters risks the outbreak of epidemics.
  • 122 Palestinian families have lost 3 or more members of their family.
  • UNICEF estimates about 373,000 Palestinian children have had some kind of direct traumatic experience and require immediate psycho-social support.
  • 1.5 million people in Gaza have limited or no access to water supplies. 26 health facilities have been damaged.
  • More than 485,000 internally displaced are in need of emergency food assistance.
  • Shelling and bombing have damaged 142 schools — 89 of them run by the United Nations — , and multiple Israeli strikes on Gaza’s only power plant and other infrastructure have left it beyond repair.The cost of reconstruction will run to “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars,” - Pernille Ironside, the head of the Unicef office in Gaza

Gaza Livesteam

Gaza Updates

Gaza Emergency Appeal

(Source: merosezah)

Darren Wilson, the officer who murdered Mike Brown, has raised over $11,000 from supporters in less than a day.

lilacghost:

This is unacceptable.

If you can, consider donating to help ensure that the children of Ferguson are kept fed or by donating to Mike Brown’s family for legal fees/funeral costs/etc.

gelopanda:

New York City Trans Women of Color call to End Violence.

I can’t seem to find the original tumblr post with this image so I am posting a screen capture of it as an original post. If anyone can find the original tumblr post, send me a message and I will reblog it as well.
What Laverne is saying is very important because everyone wants to talk about inter-sectional social justice but not practice it. Just as how when Elliott went on a mass killing spree, the same people who chanted “there is no single issue because we don’t live single issue lives” made that out to only be about sexism and misogyny against cis women (which trans exclusionary feminists loved as much as they loved all the “kill all men” posts floating around) they are now making this latest police killing to be only about racial violence against cis heterosexual black men. 
Do not get me wrong, cis heterosexual black men in America are victims of violence just like any other marginalized group (I know this is hard to believe for trans exclusionary feminists who believe that the foundation of all oppression is “sex based.”) but when we look at the statistics, low-income and working class trans black women face an overwhelmingly disproportionate amount of violence in relations to their population in America.
Another thing, when discussing anti-black racism, you cannot leave out gay/bisexual cis and trans black men, heterosexual cis and trans black women, lesbian/bisexual cis and trans black women, undocumented cis and trans black people, disabled het/gay/lesbian/bi cis and trans black people etc because anti-black racism affects us just as well because we are….black in America.
So you cannot discuss racism without discussing homophobia, colorism, biphobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, misogynoir, transmisogynoir, misogyny, classism, immigration status, disability, geographic location and a whole range of issues because it really is connected. 
Rest in peace and power to all the black and brown victims of police and vigilante brutality in this country.
Still we rise. 

I can’t seem to find the original tumblr post with this image so I am posting a screen capture of it as an original post. If anyone can find the original tumblr post, send me a message and I will reblog it as well.

What Laverne is saying is very important because everyone wants to talk about inter-sectional social justice but not practice it. Just as how when Elliott went on a mass killing spree, the same people who chanted “there is no single issue because we don’t live single issue lives” made that out to only be about sexism and misogyny against cis women (which trans exclusionary feminists loved as much as they loved all the “kill all men” posts floating around) they are now making this latest police killing to be only about racial violence against cis heterosexual black men. 

Do not get me wrong, cis heterosexual black men in America are victims of violence just like any other marginalized group (I know this is hard to believe for trans exclusionary feminists who believe that the foundation of all oppression is “sex based.”) but when we look at the statistics, low-income and working class trans black women face an overwhelmingly disproportionate amount of violence in relations to their population in America.

Another thing, when discussing anti-black racism, you cannot leave out gay/bisexual cis and trans black men, heterosexual cis and trans black women, lesbian/bisexual cis and trans black women, undocumented cis and trans black people, disabled het/gay/lesbian/bi cis and trans black people etc because anti-black racism affects us just as well because we are….black in America.

So you cannot discuss racism without discussing homophobia, colorism, biphobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, misogynoir, transmisogynoir, misogyny, classism, immigration status, disability, geographic location and a whole range of issues because it really is connected. 

Rest in peace and power to all the black and brown victims of police and vigilante brutality in this country.

Still we rise. 

georgetwopointoh:

#pleasedontshoot #handsup #MikeBrown #Ferguson #peace #janellemonae (at With Ferguson)

georgetwopointoh:

#pleasedontshoot #handsup #MikeBrown #Ferguson #peace #janellemonae (at With Ferguson)

blackgirlflymag:

BGF Fly Girls :: This morning we feel inspired by the unnamed Fly Queens from Nashville who are down in MO, peacefully protesting. The images are akin to some photos of Vintage Fly Girls from the 1970s that we will share today. Mainstream media is void of images like this, so we are grateful for independent media outlets and individuals taking to social media to share what is happening on the ground in Missouri.

blackgirlflymag:

BGF Fly Girls :: This morning we feel inspired by the unnamed Fly Queens from Nashville who are down in MO, peacefully protesting. The images are akin to some photos of Vintage Fly Girls from the 1970s that we will share today. Mainstream media is void of images like this, so we are grateful for independent media outlets and individuals taking to social media to share what is happening on the ground in Missouri.

anarcho-queer:

Ferguson Police conveniently forgot to publicly release this part of the footage.

It shows Michael Brown paying for the pack of cigars he supposedly stole.

The officer who murdered Michael did not know he was a ‘suspect of a robbery’, so the tape of him ‘stealing’ the cigars have no relation to the killing.

But this footage is important because it proves that the police are trying to justify Mike’s murder by slandering his character.

pernellc:

@RussellWebster: Now they just say “Support ‘our’ police” and everyone knows what they mean. http://t.co/b10zWkXDll

pernellc:

@RussellWebster: Now they just say “Support ‘our’ police” and everyone knows what they mean. http://t.co/b10zWkXDll

missdontcare-x:

Winner for Guest Actress, Comedy Series at #EmmysArts is @UzoAduba, @OITNB!