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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)

Happy 7th birthday, Deathly Hallows!

You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious, I am a painter. I am simply I am…You are a shit.
Frida Kahlo in a letter to Diego Rivera. (via rattking)
12th of Jul (13216) viareblog

Este es “El reloj del sur”, así lo ha bautizado Bolivia, país que lo ha puesto en el edificio del congreso y lo piensa poner en otros lugares con el fin de mostrar a su pueblo que las cosas se pueden hacer diferente, solo es cuestión de ser creativos y pensar mas allá.

Este es “El reloj del sur”, así lo ha bautizado Bolivia, país que lo ha puesto en el edificio del congreso y lo piensa poner en otros lugares con el fin de mostrar a su pueblo que las cosas se pueden hacer diferente, solo es cuestión de ser creativos y pensar mas allá.

28th of Jun (33403) viareblog
Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this.
Noam Chomsky (via asdfcriiiis)

I want so much more than they’ve got planned
I want so much more than they’ve got planned

Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native’s brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverted logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed peo­ple, and distorts, disfigures, and destroys it.

The Wretched Of The Earth - Frantz Fanon

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Did It Again

We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning.
~Sandra Cisneros, on writing (via playdateswithbuxomsecretaries)