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CallHerYanique
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If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

Or so I thought when I received a press release last week from a climate group announcing that ” scientists say there is a direct link between changing climate and an increase in violence”. What the scientists actually said, in a not-so-newsworthy article in Nature two and a half years ago, is that there is higher conflict in the tropics in El Nino years, and that perhaps this will scale up to make our age of climate change also an era of civil and international conflict.

The message is that ordinary people will behave badly in an era of intensified climate change.

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(Source: bluelightvine)

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"There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise."
-Emery Allen   (via lostcake)

(Source: wethinkwedream, via enduring-observer)

denaynicole:

philthethrillmusic:

mvgl:

Two days before the Smile Jamaica concert, gunmen appeared at Marley’s home and shot him, Rita Marley, and his manager Don Taylor. No one was killed. Marley performed, but not before showing his wounds to the crowd.
The failed assassination would serve as the inspiration for his song "Ambush in the Night"

real.

The documentary on Netflix about Bob Marley is absolutely one of my favorites.
 ‘nay 

denaynicole:

philthethrillmusic:

mvgl:

Two days before the Smile Jamaica concert, gunmen appeared at Marley’s home and shot him, Rita Marley, and his manager Don Taylor. No one was killed. Marley performed, but not before showing his wounds to the crowd.

The failed assassination would serve as the inspiration for his song "Ambush in the Night"

real.

The documentary on Netflix about Bob Marley is absolutely one of my favorites.

‘nay 

(via bluelightvine)

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rasdivine:

Shahrazad Ali: Are You Still A Slave ?

reachforunity:

Shahrazad Ali-“Hidden Colors” Documentary (Behind the Scenes Footage)



lorderebus:

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Scandal and Slave Movie Propaganda

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