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Helen Nelson-Reedselected by Alternative Art
brianmichaelbendis:

Batman Incorporated #1 cover by J.H. Williams III

"Peace requires the people of Israel and Palestine to recognize the human being in themselves and each other; to understand their interdependence."

Desmond Tutu in Haaretz. My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

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history-does-not-suck:

A Syrian man walks on a street covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces, in the old city of Aleppo, on July 21.
urgetocreate:

Henri Matisse, Bay of Nice, 1918
rmanyc:

#TBT to our 2011 exhibition Human Currents, featuring photographs by #HannesSchmid. The images depict the 2001 Maha Kumbh Mela festival, a gathering so large that the crowd is visible from space. We are premiering a stunning documentary, Faith Connections here in September. #RubinMuseum #KumbhMela by rubinmuseum http://ift.tt/V0JvW7

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It’s almost as though the greater the devastation caused by neoliberalism, the greater the outbreak of NGOs. Nothing illustrates this more poignantly than the phenomenon of the U.S. preparing to invade a country and simultaneously readying NGOs to go in and clean up the devastation. In order make sure their funding is not jeopardized and that the governments of the countries they work in will allow them to function, NGOs have to present their work in a shallow framework, more or less shorn of a political or historical context. At any rate, an inconvenient historical or political context. Apolitical (and therefore, actually, extremely political) distress reports from poor countries and war zones eventually make the (dark) people of those (dark) countries seem like pathological victims. Another malnourished Indian, another starving Ethiopian, another Afghan refugee camp, another maimed Sudanese…in need of the white man’s help. They unwittingly reinforce racist stereotypes and reaffirm the achievements, the comforts and the compassion (the tough love) of Western civilization. They’re the secular missionaries of the modern world.

Eventually—on a smaller scale, but more insidiously—the capital available to NGOs plays the same role in alternative politics as the speculative capital that flows in and out of the economies of poor countries. It begins to dictate the agenda. It turns confrontation into negotiation. It depoliticizes resistance. It interferes with local peoples’ movements that have traditionally been self-reliant. NGOs have funds that can employ local people who might otherwise be activists in resistance movements, but now can feel they are doing some immediate, creative good (and earning a living while they’re at it). Real political resistance offers no such short cuts. The NGO-ization of politics threatens to turn resistance into a well-mannered, reasonable, salaried, 9-to-5 job.

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— Arundhati Roy, “Public power in the age of empire” (via rs620)

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"Some anarchists see anarchy as the ability to do whatever they want without having to be accountable to anyone else for their actions, I personally think that that kind of attitude is just the standard American “rugged individualism” bullshit repackaged as a faux-radical alternative, because it doesn’t challenge the fundamental alienation from each other we suffer under capitalism and the state. If our society replaces genuine community with consumer culture, authority, and oppression, that kind of anarchism simply rejects any idea of community at all. For me, anarchism is about replacing the false community of the state and consumer culture with a community based on mutual aid rather than competition, gift economy rather than capitalism, and collective agreements based on full consent and voluntary association rather than rules or laws based on state coercion and violence. Instead of being accountable to authority, I want us to actually be accountable to each other. A pretty important part of that is being able to come together as radical communities and have conversations about how alcohol and drugs impacts our work, our spaces, our relationships, and our unity, and to figure out what sorts of agreements and boundaries makes sense for us."

Towards a Less Fucked Up World by Nicky Riotfag (link)

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thecomicsvault:

"You know, this movie has involved extraordinary secrecy.."
"Yeah…and I know why. That geneticist guy, Furnesse, told me they’d used a human brain making that goddamned special effect."
WATCHMEN #8 (April 1987) & WATCHMEN #12 (Oct. 1987)By Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
thecomicsvault:

"You know, this movie has involved extraordinary secrecy.."
"Yeah…and I know why. That geneticist guy, Furnesse, told me they’d used a human brain making that goddamned special effect."
WATCHMEN #8 (April 1987) & WATCHMEN #12 (Oct. 1987)By Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
thecomicsvault:

"You know, this movie has involved extraordinary secrecy.."
"Yeah…and I know why. That geneticist guy, Furnesse, told me they’d used a human brain making that goddamned special effect."
WATCHMEN #8 (April 1987) & WATCHMEN #12 (Oct. 1987)By Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
guardian:

Ferguson, 11 days on: “We are sitting on a powder keg” 
"Just about the only thing clear through the fog of noxious gas clouding Ferguson’s streets is the burning, implacable rage of Brown’s peers against the police and their political masters"
• Read our special report 
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