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Idk why I work in development when I hate like 99.9% of people who work in development

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likethievesinthenight:

Photo: Mohammed Wardi & Mahgoub Sharif.
الأسم الكاملانسانالشعب الطيب والديّالشعب حبيبي وشريانيأداني بطاقة شخصيةمن غيرو الدنيا وقبالوقدامي جزائر وهميةلا لونلا طعمولا ريحهوأيام مطفية مصابيحهازي نجمة بعيده ومنسيةالمهنهبناضل ويتعلمتلميذ في مدرسة الشعبالمدرسة فاتحة على الشارعوالشارع فاتح في القلب
والقلب مساكن شعبية
وديني محل ما توديني
شرد أخواتي وأخوانيفتش أصحابي وجيرانيخليني في سجنك وأنسانيفي سجنك جوه زنازينأرميني وكتف ايديّمن أجل الشعب السودانيوعشان أطفالنا الجايينوالطالع ماشي الورديةوحياة الشعب السودانيفي وش المدفعتلقانيقدام السونكيحتلقانيوأنا بهتف تحت السكينالثورة طريقي وأياميمعدودةوتحيا الحرية
Adaptations of the above poem by Sharif were sang by Wardi Al Sagheer and Mohamed Mounir.

Rest in peace Mahgoub Sharif who passed away today and respect to his daughter who was criticised for telling gov. members to kick rocks when they tried to visit him in hospital. 

likethievesinthenight:

Photo: Mohammed Wardi & Mahgoub Sharif.

الأسم الكامل
انسان
الشعب الطيب والديّ
الشعب حبيبي وشرياني
أداني بطاقة شخصية
من غيرو الدنيا وقبالو
قدامي جزائر وهمية
لا لون
لا طعم
ولا ريحه
وأيام مطفية مصابيحها
زي نجمة بعيده ومنسية

المهنه
بناضل ويتعلم
تلميذ في مدرسة الشعب
المدرسة فاتحة على الشارع
والشارع فاتح في القلب

والقلب مساكن شعبية

وديني محل ما توديني

شرد أخواتي وأخواني
فتش أصحابي وجيراني
خليني في سجنك وأنساني
في سجنك جوه زنازين
أرميني وكتف ايديّ
من أجل الشعب السوداني
وعشان أطفالنا الجايين
والطالع ماشي الوردية

وحياة الشعب السوداني
في وش المدفع
تلقاني
قدام السونكي
حتلقاني
وأنا بهتف تحت السكين
الثورة طريقي وأيامي
معدودة
وتحيا الحرية

Adaptations of the above poem by Sharif were sang by Wardi Al Sagheer and Mohamed Mounir.

Rest in peace Mahgoub Sharif who passed away today and respect to his daughter who was criticised for telling gov. members to kick rocks when they tried to visit him in hospital. 

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Time to Hard-Delete Carlos Danger

socialismartnature:

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holy fuck. only the NYTimes could turn the sexual idiosyncrasies and predatory creepiness of a man into a full-throttle racist, sexist, and islamophobic diatribe against a woman …

Was Hillary raised in Saudi Arabia too?

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Those of us who are not Black need to be very explicitly clear about this: Trayvon was not murdered because he was a person of color. This verdict was not delivered because he was a person of color. Trayvon was murdered because he was Black. This verdict was delivered because he was Black. Given the amount of intense anti-Black racism that continues to circulate in non-Black poc communities, given the number of ways we continue to benefit from anti-Black racism, it is paramount that we do not forget this. To appropriate the specificity of this injustice, to attempt to universalize this travesty as one faced by all people of color is to perpetuate another form of violence. To not acknowledge the role and specificity of anti-Black racism in this whole charade is another form of violence. This murder and this verdict are very specifically about anti-black racism – about the power of White supremacy and about what it means to have a black body in a White supremacist society.
We are NOT all Trayvon: Challenging Anti-Black Racism in POC Communities  (via ubahmadow)

(Source: stay-human, via erifresh)

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juror b37 and the racist complicity of white womanhood

themodernistwitch:

We were supposed to feel bad for HER. SHE was put in a difficult position. SHE cried. SHE signed with a literary agent to tell HER story. SHE went on Anderson Cooper to talk about HER experience.

Nowhere in Juror B37’s interview was a sense of empathy for her Black sisters. There were plenty of tears, of course, but they were not tears of rage at a racist judicial system at which she, as a citizen of Florida, was called to participate in. There was plenty of empathy for George Zimmerman, to the point where she put words in his mouth, but there was no empathy for Sybrina Fulton or Tracy Martin, no sorrow that a child died for simply existing in the world, one of the greatest tragedies I can think of.

Juror B37 is the monstrous specter of white womanhood, the plantation mistress, the mother who said My child’s school will not be integrated!, the woman who puts her whiteness over her humanity again and again.

I say this as a white person who generally reads as a woman and who cares deeply about gender equity: this is the failure of empathy that Black women, genderqueer people and other WOC/TWOC/QPOC have been telling us about for forever and a day. There is a history of white women in the Klan and other racist organizations. There is a history of white capital-F feminist organizations ignoring the specific stories, histories and contexts of women of color. It is something that persists to this day and beyond.

And we have been covering our ears and saying Not me. I would never do that. I’m not racist! Not ME. Why are you being so divisive? Why are you making this about race?  

Not ME. It is that centering of ourselves and our experiences again. Yes, white men push our experiences and stories out of the way so that they can hear themselves talk - and we do the exact same thing to the stories of POC. We, like juror B37, are raised in a white supremacist world, in which our bodies are not devalued simply on the color of our skin. We will never intimately understand that. But we can listen, we can put aside our egos, we can understand that we will never not be complicit in white supremacy but that we can work actively to dismantle it by offering our support, love, and empathy, by decentering ourselves, by asking ‘How can I help?’ 

Sometimes the answer is that we can’t. Sometimes it helps for us to do the shitwork - the flyering, the phonebanking, the spreading of the word. Sometimes it’s showing up to an event in solidarity (and not making ourselves key organizers/the center of attention unless we are very explicitly invited to do so).

But we need to listen.

We need to set aside our egos.

Otherwise we are no better than Juror B37. 

(Thanks to Brittney Cooper from the Crunk Feminist Collective for pushing for pieces of this type. I am not sure if I would have been able to put it together in such words without her post this morning.)