1. zuky:

    "You’re not protecting the people and you’re not protecting property, so why are you there?" 

    An actual interview, not Don Lemon style, but where you actually let the interviewee speak.

    (Source: jessehimself)

     
     

  2. zuky:

    How many times have you heard the excuse for police brutality, that police have a stressful job, they’re in harm’s way and must constantly fear for their lives because they’re targets of criminal violence. Let me provide a couple of statistics to illustrate what total horseshit it is to feel…

     
  3. futurescope:

    Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

    A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

    [read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

    (via burnitoffyourmind)

     
  4. kingjaffejoffer:

    certifiedholic:

    Lawrence O’Donnell Rips New York Times’ Lazy Crime Report.

    Just watch Lawrence do work on NY Times regarding Mike Brown. GOAT.

    Just fucking wow. 

    Great video. 

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  5. thepoliticalnotebook:

    This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism.

    I encourage you to donate something to the Committee to Protect Journalists in Foley’s name, so they can continue to work to protect reporters in danger around the world. (Other organizations that support and protect journalists include the Rory Peck Trust, RISC and Reporters Without Borders.)

    Photo: Gaza Strip. Two men, Adel and Mohammed, in the only room left in their house not utterly destroyed. August 16. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty.

    (via priceofliberty)

     
  6. dynastylnoire:

    ecklecticsoul:

    {Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke}

    Sexism,Patriarchy,Racism and Colonialsm.Full Discourse

    watch this video.

    it is soooooooo good

     
  7. socialjusticekoolaid:

    That CNN Anchor who said police should turn “water cannons” on the protesters… yeah, her ass is gone! #staywoke #cackling

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  8. paintdeath:

    Lijie Ong - I am the child I never had

    This series features narratives brimming with metaphors, weaving morbidly lush landscapes and anatomized bodies in my journey to translate a disoriented reality of vulnerability and self-awareness. The works act as a visual channel of reflecting on my concerns of entering and discovering womanhood; the cumulating experiences of juvenile prepubescent self to the teenage adolescent and finally the present stage of adulthood.

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  9. worthless-art:

    Map of Our Tribal Nations

    Our Own Names and Original Locations

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/06/24/323665644/the-map-of-native-american-tribes-youve-never-seen-before

    Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans.

    As a teenager, Carapella says he could never get his hands on a continental U.S. map like this, depicting more than 600 tribes — many now forgotten and lost to history. Now, the 34-year-old designs and sells maps as large as 3 by 4 feet with the names of tribes hovering over land they once occupied.

    "I think a lot of people get blown away by, ‘Wow, there were a lot of tribes, and they covered the whole country!’ You know, this is Indian land," says Carapella, who calls himself a "mixed-blood Cherokee" and lives in a ranch house within the jurisdiction of the Cherokee Nation.

    For more than a decade, he consulted history books and library archives, called up tribal members and visited reservations as part of research for his map project, which began as pencil-marked poster boards on his bedroom wall. So far, he has designed maps of the continental U.S., Canada and Mexico. A map of Alaska is currently in the works.

    What makes Carapella’s maps distinctive is their display of both the original and commonly known names of Native American tribes, according to Doug Herman, senior geographer at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

    "You can look at [Carapella’s] map, and you can sort of get it immediately," Herman says. "This is Indian Country, and it’s not the Indian Country that I thought it was because all these names are different."

    He adds that some Native American groups got stuck with names chosen arbitrarily by European settlers. They were often derogatory names other tribes used to describe their rivals. For example, “Comanche” is derived from a word in Ute meaning “anyone who wants to fight me all the time,” according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

    "It’s like having a map of North America where the United States is labeled ‘gringos’ and Mexico is labeled ‘wetbacks,’ " Herman says. "Naming is an exercise in power. Whether you’re naming places or naming peoples, you are therefore asserting a power of sort of establishing what is reality and what is not."

    Look at a map of Native American territory today, and you’ll see tiny islands of reservation and trust land engulfed by acres upon acres ceded by treaty or taken by force. Carapella’s maps serve as a reminder that the population of the American countryside stretches back long before 1776 and 1492.

    Carapella describes himself as a former “radical youngster” who used to lead protests against Columbus Day observances and supported other Native American causes. He says he now sees his mapmaking as another way to change perceptions in the U.S.

    "This isn’t really a protest," he explains. "But it’s a way to convey the truth in a different way."

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  10. tumblropenarts:

    Artist Name: LUFTRA 

    Tumblr: luftrawxrld.tumblr.com
     

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