essence of humanity

I believe that everything and everyone is connected. You can't solve world hunger without solving poverty, homelessness, political corruptness, global warming, etc. Likewise, humanity should be viewed as just that--humanity--and not as individual people. Your rights are my rights. And I will fight for them. We are all in this together. We are all connected, all one. THAT is the essence of humanity.

Of course, this is one of the profound ways in which oppression works—to mire us in body hatred. Homophobia is all about defining queer bodies as wrong, perverse, immoral. Transphobia, about defining trans bodies as unnatural, monstrous, or the product of delusion. Ableism, about defining disabled bodies as broken and tragic. Class warfare, about defining the bodies of workers as expendable. Racism, about defining the bodies of people of color as primitive, exotic, or worthless. Sexism, about defining female bodies as pliable objects. These messages sink beneath our skin.
— Eli Clare, “Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies” (via genderqueer)

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humanrightswatch:

Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread.
These bakeries were clearly civilian objects.
Every pilot who deliberately launches a rocket at a bread line of civilians, and every commander who gives such an order, should face justice for their crimes.
Read testimony and check out our video after the jump.
Photo © 2012 Ricardo Garcia Vilanova
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humanrightswatch:

Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread.

These bakeries were clearly civilian objects.

Every pilot who deliberately launches a rocket at a bread line of civilians, and every commander who gives such an order, should face justice for their crimes.

Read testimony and check out our video after the jump.

Photo © 2012 Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

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reuters:

Sherry Henson and Charmin Cosse try to save a cow after Hurricane Isaac along Highway 23 in Plaquemines, Louisiana August 30, 2012. [REUTERS/Sean Gardner]
LIVE COVERAGE: Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac
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reuters:

Sherry Henson and Charmin Cosse try to save a cow after Hurricane Isaac along Highway 23 in Plaquemines, Louisiana August 30, 2012. [REUTERS/Sean Gardner]

LIVE COVERAGE: Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac

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motherjones:

At least seven people were killed (including a shooter) at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday. That’s 57 mass murders in 30 years.
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motherjones:

At least seven people were killed (including a shooter) at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday. That’s 57 mass murders in 30 years.

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