madamecuriewasmymother:

Did you know that half a century ago, Afghanistan was a peaceful, relatively happy place to live. The capital of Kabul was a modern metropolis. Until the super powers of the US and USSR decided to play with Afghanistan.
These are pictures of the same view of the Paghman Gardens near Kabul taken in 1960 and 2007. I can hardly believe this used to be the same place.

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feministcatlady:



What they did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world. They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as they ran the world. We as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. Give ‘em hell, kids. 

I’ve never loved a post so much in the history of tumblr

well fuck

feministcatlady:

What they did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world. They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as they ran the world. We as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. Give ‘em hell, kids. 

I’ve never loved a post so much in the history of tumblr

well fuck

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bounddreamer:

neshatriumphs:

itsmerandi:

itsmerandi:

Black History Month Calendar Photography

I’ll just leave this here…

=]

 

Reblogging because this doesn’t have nearly as many notes as it should.

DOPE!!!!

Seriously, I’m baffled this doesn’t have more notes. You know you can reblog this outside of February, right?

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lespyrenees:

free-parking:

The Louvre is evacuated before German invasion in 1939, its works returning in 1945

ugh I’ve been dying to draw a story about the Fall of France from England’s POV (FrUK book) but holy moley this gives me so many ideas help alskjggn


To all the women who quietly made history.

Finally, and this is important: even those women who weren’t inventors and intellectuals, even those women who really did spend all their lives doing stereotypical “women’s work”—they also built this world. The mundane labor of life is what makes everything else possible. Before you can have scientists and engineers and artists, you have to have a whole bunch of people (and it’s usually women) to hold down the basics: to grow and harvest and cook the food, to provide clothes and shelter, to fetch the firewood and the water, to nurture and nurse, to tend and teach. Every single scrap of civilized inventing and dreaming and thinking rides on top of that foundation. Never forget that. (x)

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cocobaby23:

medeaismyfavourite:

babyslime:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

siddharthasmama:

thequilentone:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:


June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.



And white folk wonder why

My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.

my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively

I think photos like this need to exist, not because I like the subject matter, but because it helps immortalize events that many people want to forget ever happened (and work pretty hard to make it so). It makes us face it. I’ve seen this picture before, but don’t know all the details. I hope the children in this photo were okay.

I’m always going to reblog photos like this. People are always like “Oh just get over it already”. Well, no.
No.

Reblogging this picture AGAIN. Because NEVER FORGET.

cocobaby23:

medeaismyfavourite:

babyslime:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

siddharthasmama:

thequilentone:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.

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And white folk wonder why

My mom was born in ‘64, kay? So, what that means is… THIS SHIT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO AND Y’ALL NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SHIT WE TALK ABOUT IS ARCHAIC AND OLD-HAT.

my mom was still in trinidad when this happened but seriously it could’ve happened to either my aunt or uncle who were 12 and 15/16 respectively

I think photos like this need to exist, not because I like the subject matter, but because it helps immortalize events that many people want to forget ever happened (and work pretty hard to make it so). It makes us face it. I’ve seen this picture before, but don’t know all the details. I hope the children in this photo were okay.

I’m always going to reblog photos like this. People are always like “Oh just get over it already”. Well, no.

No.

Reblogging this picture AGAIN. Because NEVER FORGET.

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straightgirl:

i love medieval art it’s like

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first there’s a bull just shittin on this guy

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gremlin dude shooting arrows into a mermaids ass ok

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someone fuckin boneless dancing to this hot violin song what

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my favorite one a bunch of amputees beating the shit outta each other with crutches

idk why they call it the dark ages when they’re obviously so fun

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youknowyourebritishwhen:

sophieandherkind:

nationalpost:

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: King Richard III’s remains found buried beneath England parking lot
He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch’s 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester — a discovery Richard’s fans say will rewrite the history books.

University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries.

“Richard III, the last Plantaganet King of England, has been found,” said the university’s deputy registrar, Richard Taylor. (AP Photo/ University of Leicester)

Sorry why are more people not screaming about this???

Too busy trying to find somewhere else to park

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dudeistlibertarian:

Only seconds from death: Ahmed Dogan was giving a speech when a man stormed the stage and pulled the trigger at his head from point-blank range, only for the weapon to misfire, giving him enough time to hit the would-be assassin’s hand out of the way before a second shot could be attempted.

Full story

This is crazy.

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