Ali Michael by Petra Collins for Oyster #104
Instead of using its position to line the pockets of water companies, the World Bank should support what is most needed: affordable and clean – and public – water for all.
Opinion: World Bank wants water privatized, despite risks: Efforts endanger access to and pricing of life’s most precious resource (via aljazeeraamerica)


oppressors paint famous radicals as soft pacifists because they know quiet rebellion (read: quiet acceptance of the system) won’t get us anywhere. if you manage to convince someone that their hero was peaceful and kind even in the face of oppression, you manage to squash rebellion before it can rise up. 

(Source: eiufiundkjn, via student-for-an-anarchist-society)

Anonymous asked:
Don't you think you would reach a broader audience if you didn't try to sound so smart? Our youth seem to love ignorance; perhaps we can enlighten them by masking our intelligence? Also, I really hate reading obnoxiously long words when short ones'll do. But, you are conditioned to think you're only smart if you sound smart, so I can dig it.


I don’t “try to sound smart”, you are making assumptions about my desired choice of vocabulary.  I will often use various descriptive terms that maintain themselves as necessities due to their convenience in condensing massive explanations.  Considering that the majority of my content puts an emphasis on the importance of detail, this allows for efficient communication with as little reading to be done as possible.

There is no way to conveniently appeal to ignorance.  Our youth do not “love ignorance”, they have undergone a process of fear based conditioning that has them clinging to irrational self images and ideologies, but there are always cracks in this foundation.  Taking initiative to educate others risks scorn, but such is life.  There will always be risks.  Hiding our intelligence and manipulating people would entail a level of oppression and perpetual stagnation.  Awareness is cultivated through analysis and understanding of the components of phenomena perceived.  This will always entail lengthy focus and deconstruction, but those willing with the desire to learn will embrace this process eagerly.

This question was handled perfectly. You stated your peace with speaking the truth and without leaving a bitter taste in the persons mouth.


Une fille et des fusils (Claude Lelouch, 1964).


In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.