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slaniasong:

PLEASE, HELP SPREAD THE WORD! THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN BRAZIL.

Protests against the increase of bus fare have been happening in various Brazilian cities for a week; in Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo, four acts already happened and a fifth is planned for the next Monday. People have grown tired of wasting, occasionally, 40% of their low monthly salaries on bus, subway or train tickets, which are highly expensive, and unfairly so, given the precarious infrastructure and lack of quality in public transportation in most of the country’s metropolies. The alarming political corruption that’s been plaguing our country for nearly a decade is also a factor that led to the culmination of these protests.

I’ve been actively participating in these perfect examples of democratic manifestations since day one. Violent confrontation with the police happened within all acts. Protesters have been deemed by the media as the violent side at fault in most of them. When the fourth act rolled, though, the lies spread by the media crumbled like a house of cards. I, for the first time in my life, experienced what dictatorship feels like. We (over 20.000 protesters, plus journalists and innocent bystanders) were hunted, attacked, humiliated by the police, the whole time claiming for “NO VIOLENCE!” while they treated us like thugs and criminals. Over 200 protesters were arrested for no reason other than being there, exercising their democratic rights. I won’t describe every abuse against human rights I witnessed - I think the video speaks for itself.

The government is trying to suffocate these protests because of the visibility Brazil is going to receive within the next years, what with the World Cup and Olympics programmed to take place here. It’s in their interests to portray our country as a nice, fluid democracy to the rest of the world. DON’T BELIEVE IN THESE LIES. The events from yesterday (06/13/2013) shows us that they won’t refrain from attacking the population with totalitarian oppression, when our interests aren’t perfectly alligned to theirs. 

Apparently Brazil’s becoming the second Turkey.

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this song is so cute <3


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16.02.2013


wordordeed:

abhortion:

Wow can I just say this is one of the stupidest posts I’ve ever seen, and reeks of this whole “white people feeling guilty for being white” thing, which, by the way, is ridiculous.
Here’s a newsflash: what you consider “bomb ass spices” are COMPLETELY NORMAL TO US. You achieve absolutely nothing by exotifying us and putting us on a pedestal whilst simultaneously putting white people down for no reason other than the fact that they’re white.
White people have great food! What do you think they ate in Europe before Columbus discovered the Americas? And you know what? It’s fine to appreciate it, and doing so doesn’t make you racist!
You know what’s racist? Acting as if you’re the centre of the world, and that things that are completely normal to other cultures, like I dunno, fruit, are “exotic”. It’s ridiculously Western-centric. 
You know what those “bomb ass spices” are called here? Food. No Japanese person is going parade around, talking about how exotic sushi is; no Korean person is going to talk about how exotic kimchi is. You know what’s considered more exotic here? Western food. 
Stop demonising white people. Stop acting like PoC are special perfect angels who have never done any wrongs and created everything worthwhile in this world. I don’t know who originally posted this, but the blog from which I screenshotted it from was run by a white person, and I can imagine a lot of the 1500+ people who reblogged it were white, in an effort to look soooo progressive and not racist. 
Don’t put us on a pedestal. Treat us like equals. 
Love,
An Asian girl

this reminded me of some guy being completely blown away bc “monkeys and jungles and shit are “normal things” in Brasil whoa”
yeah bro we jump from one exotic tree to the next in our way to work and swim across the Amazon river to go to school.

wordordeed:

abhortion:

Wow can I just say this is one of the stupidest posts I’ve ever seen, and reeks of this whole “white people feeling guilty for being white” thing, which, by the way, is ridiculous.

Here’s a newsflash: what you consider “bomb ass spices” are COMPLETELY NORMAL TO US. You achieve absolutely nothing by exotifying us and putting us on a pedestal whilst simultaneously putting white people down for no reason other than the fact that they’re white.

White people have great food! What do you think they ate in Europe before Columbus discovered the Americas? And you know what? It’s fine to appreciate it, and doing so doesn’t make you racist!

You know what’s racist? Acting as if you’re the centre of the world, and that things that are completely normal to other cultures, like I dunno, fruit, are “exotic”. It’s ridiculously Western-centric. 

You know what those “bomb ass spices” are called here? Food. No Japanese person is going parade around, talking about how exotic sushi is; no Korean person is going to talk about how exotic kimchi is. You know what’s considered more exotic here? Western food. 

Stop demonising white people. Stop acting like PoC are special perfect angels who have never done any wrongs and created everything worthwhile in this world. I don’t know who originally posted this, but the blog from which I screenshotted it from was run by a white person, and I can imagine a lot of the 1500+ people who reblogged it were white, in an effort to look soooo progressive and not racist. 

Don’t put us on a pedestal. Treat us like equals. 

Love,

An Asian girl

this reminded me of some guy being completely blown away bc “monkeys and jungles and shit are “normal things” in Brasil whoa”

yeah bro we jump from one exotic tree to the next in our way to work and swim across the Amazon river to go to school.

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16.02.2013


woodendreams:

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16.02.2013



favourites → Moscow

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11.02.2013


مہرین کسانہ: Things white liberals love

mehreenkasana:

ancientcontemporaries:

1. Showing Rihanna’s battered face

2. Lena Dunham

3. Holding black homophobes to a standard white homophobes don’t have to live up to.

4. Blackface

5. Black babies

6. Labels(anti-racist, ally)

7. It gets better

8. White kids acoustic covers of black songs

9….

(Source: yesiamthenaija)


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11.02.2013



joehillsthrills:

workmanpublishing:

The Power of Books.

I actually had image number 3 happen to me once, but if you’re going to bury yourself in maritime fiction, that’s one of the risks.

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11.02.2013


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11.02.2013


natural-magics:

i would love to have this statue of my goddess.

natural-magics:

i would love to have this statue of my goddess.

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07.02.2013



Our home.

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07.02.2013


brazilwonders:

Capoeira Tribo Unida - Itacaré, Bahia (by Tom Alves&#160;!)

brazilwonders:

Capoeira Tribo Unida - Itacaré, Bahia (by Tom Alves !)

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