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poasterchild:

Free Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a Lakhota warrior who was falsely charged and imprisoned for the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975.  Many have charged that the FBI was complicit  in the reign of terror that followed the American Indian Movement’s occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 that resulted in the murders of some 60 traditional Lakhota and AIM activists during that time.  Those murders, perpetrated by the Goon Squads led former tribal chairman Dickie Wilson and paid for with Federal money that should have been used to aid the desperately poor traditional Lakhota on Pine Ridge, have never been investigated.  Last year, NPR reported that the case has been re-opened http://www.npr.org/2012/08/18/159058219/near-wounded-knee-years-of-alleged-injustice which may lead to the indictment and prosecution of those responsible for the violence against AIM and its traditionalist supporters.

Leonard Peltier has been named as a political prisoner by Amnesty International.  You can read the entire compelling story in Peter Matthiesen’s compelling “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,” reviewed by Harvard law professor and noted civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz, here: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/11/23/home/matthiessen-crazyhorse.html.  There is also a documentary about these events, “Incident at Oglala,” directed by Michael Apted and produced and narrated by Robert Redford.  You can watch the entire movie for free on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izazh10qbs.

It is long past time to free Leonard Peltier and lock up the real criminals.

Hoka Hey!

[The original illustration is by Shepherd Fairey and is copyrighted to Obey Giant, Inc. I claim a fair use exemption under the Copyright Act.]

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onthonym asked: So I'm in my Central American Studies class and today I learned that the US specifically targeted indigenous Guatemalans and killed over 200,000 people. My professor went on to state that this represents the worst human rights abuses of the 20th century in the Americas. I did not know this and at that moment I literally felt the pain of "my people" (I'm mixed indigenous/Ladino). It was surreal. I told my friends about it and they didn't really care so I figured I would tell you guys.

fyeahcracker:

(TW: murder, genocide, violence)

Yeah! I’ve been learning about this in my class as well. We’ve been talking about it. I’m reading Rigoberta Menchu’s book about it and I watched the documentary “When the Mountains Tremble” (the entire thing is on YouTube— tw: dead bodies, violence genocide etc.). I’m so glad you shared that because it’s extremely important to recognize and the fact that it was caught on film is atrocious. I’m pretty sure the man and men responsible either are getting off or have gotten acquitted. I can’t remember his name or his position or what the word of what he’s actually on his way to being deemed (not responsible) is but they said he’s on his way to being completely exempt because if he’s held responsible, so many other people will have to be etc. etc. and after this genocide, this atrocity they feel that it’s too much for the person responsible to be held rightfully responsible. It’s sickening.

The Guatemalan government had the army violently murder more than 200,000 Guatemalan Indigenous people and only increased in violence and torture of people to prove points about not resisting. They had guerillas forming resistance groups trying to defend the Indigenous people (because they were Indigenous people— they were farmers, etc.) from their country’s own army violently murdering their own people and the US contributed to it. When the guerillas would come to town, if the Guatemalan army found out, they’d kill the people that were giving them food to survive or say that if people were being killed it was because of the guerillas that were banding together to FIGHT and resist this genocide and were on their side…It was horrible.

If I remember correctly, the US military came to Guatemala and trained them and gave them more torture tactics and the president fully supported the army murdering these people and tried to tell the citizens of the US that they were doing a good deed and “fighting the violent guerillas” that only even existed because of this violence and atrocity being enacted upon them— in response!

People would try to get irrigation for their neighborhood that was left in shambles by the government and the people would be “kidnapped”, end up missing and then they’d find them murdered, literally just for trying to better their community and challenge the government’s awfulness.

It’s so tragic. This is Rigoberta Menchu and the link is to “When the Mountains Tremble” the documentary about it. It’s so tragic that as you said, people don’t even know about it (I didn’t know until this year) and yet it happened and it’s documented. I’m sorry your friends didn’t care because this is so vital.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4EADG6iZkM

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nontradpremed:

" Reading old Grey? That’s right. Physicians library needs just three books: Greys Anatomy and the Bible and Shakespeare. Study. You may become a great doctor… Set a high goal. Don’t let things slide. Get training. Go college before go medical school. Study. Chemistry. Latin. Knowledge!" - The Doc  Arrowsmith - Sinclair Lewis

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jackshappyplace:

What are you doing to care for life?

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ladylesbianlover:

urhajos:

Mirrored Fencing

yo that shit is sick but seriously, I’d be the idiot that doesn’t notice it and trips over it and impales myself

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tolteka:

Pedro Infante - Di Que No

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deans-pudding:

“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”

For those who don’t know the story behind this:

Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.

i cant handle this 

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The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude of life. Attitude to me is more important than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than failure, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than gifts. Attitude can break a company, a church, a home, and a friendship. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the sting we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you, we are in charge of our attitude.
Amanda Oosthuizen  (via thelittlephilosopher)

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I pray that God will bless you in everything that you do. I pray that you will grow intellectually, so that you can understand the problems of the world and where you fit into, in that world picture. And I pray that all of the fear that has ever been in your heart will be taken out.
Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (via thelittlephilosopher)
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