talesofthestarshipregeneration:

biodiverseed:

laboratoryequipment:

Ozone Layer is RecoveringEarth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis. For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.[Read more]

It’s nice when the news isn’t all apocalyptic.

YES

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

biodiverseed:

laboratoryequipment:

Ozone Layer is Recovering

Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.

Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis. For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.

[Read more]

It’s nice when the news isn’t all apocalyptic.

YES

micdotcom:

Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

superselected:

#IamaLiberianNotaVirus. A Call to End Ebola Stigmatization and Prejudice.

MORE.

hoodjab:

palestinienne:

The pictures aren’t that clear, but my friend is in Ramallah, Palestine right now and ya Allah yi7meehim. These are all screenshots from videos and the screaming I heard, the ambulances, the loud noises and bombs is terrifying.

hijabae

black-australia:

As many of you know, the G20 Summit is being held in Brisbane this year on Jaggera country from the 15th til the 16th of November. Leaders from the world’s largest and richest economies will all be coming together to discuss all things to do with international economic cooperation and decision-making. 

To present the state of Australia’s First Nations peoples to the global audience, a week of intense protesting, debating and networking for and by First Nations peoples from all over the country has been organized for the 8th of November, running til the 16th. This protest week is a chance for Blackfellas to come together, in big numbers, like we did for the 40th Anniversary for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the Commonwealth Games in 1982 to assert our rights as First Nations peoples, with common interests such as land rights, sovereignty and decolonization.

Musgrave Park has also been declared as a zone for peaceful protesting during the G20 Summit and will be where all attendees of the protest gather for different events throughout the week. Prior to invasion, Musgrave was home to the Kalperum-Jaggin people and is a part of Kurilpa ‘place of the water rats’. The park has been an important meeting place for First Nations peoples since time began and it still is today.

Excerpt from an article posted on Intercontinental Cry titled “WHY WE WILL PROTEST THE #GENOCIDAL20” written by Callum Clayton-Dixon (Nganyaywana):

We’ll protest the #Genocidal20 for the same reason Pemulwuy fought the British, the same reason the Aboriginal Embassy was established on the Australian government’s doorstep in 1972, and the same reason we protest Australia’s celebration of invasion on the 26th of January every year. Because we refuse to be treated as aliens in our own lands, and because the only justice we will get is the justice we take. Belonging to a nation is about rights and responsibilities, and nations must fight for their self-determination.

Read the full article here.

In this week, we have a chance for our voices to be heard and to come together as one. First Nations peoples will share their ideas and perspectives, and there’ll be lots of discussions on solutions to the many struggles we face under colonization. 

If you intend on coming or would like know more about the #Genocidal20, please “like” the Brisbane Blacks and the Brisbane Aboriginal-Sovereign Embassy (both pages are involved in organizing the event) on Facebook to keep up to date with all information regarding the protest. 

The event organizers are also seeking funds for the protest week, so if you are in a position to be able to donate, please do so here at their GoFundMe page.

This is an important opportunity for us determine our own futures as sovereign, First Nations peoples. Spread the word and please come along if you can. 

[Supplied image artwork by Jade Slockee (Gumbaynggirr)]

We got rid of tuition fees because we do not want higher education which depends on the wealth of the parents.

Gabrielle Heinen-Kjajic, Germany’s minister for science and culture.

Unlike Libertarians and Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney who favor “boot strap theory” and advise struggling college students to simply borrow from their wealthy parents to pay for higher education, Germany Just Abolished College Tuition Fees.

(via odinsblog)

quotelounge:

Good Vibes HERE
thotstothinkabout:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

I’m just gonna leave this here.
-Pierre

LET EM’ KNOW!

thotstothinkabout:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

I’m just gonna leave this here.

-Pierre

LET EM’ KNOW!

momo33me:

Tuesday August 26th, the Belgian feminist activist group Lilith’S took Liège airport by storm to condemn the airport authorities’ role in supplying arms to Israel. Under a banner bearing the slogan “HOW MANY TONS OF WEAPONS FOR SO MANY LITERS OF BLOOD ? “, the activists spilled a hundred liters of fake blood, creating a red pool to symbolize the slaughter committed by Israel in Palestine.

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

knowhomo:

Here’s the Status of Gay Marriage in All 50 States

Moudi Sbeity, Derek Kitchen

The Supreme Court turned away appeals this week that effectively raised the number of states allowing the practice from 19 to 30. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court rejected bans in Idaho and Nevada, which would become the 31st and 32nd states with same-sex marriage if the ruling is not put on hold for the Supreme Court to consider.

Here’s the status of gay marriage in all 50 states:

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WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS STILL NOT LEGAL AND CASES ARE PENDING:

— ALABAMA — Lawsuits challenging the ban have been filed in each of the state’s three federal court districts, but judges have yet to rule. The state is defending the prohibition.

— ALASKA — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday in a case filed by five couples challenging the state’s ban.

— ARIZONA — Lawyers in two pending federal lawsuits that challenge Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban are expected to urge the judge overseeing them to take note of a ruling Tuesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and immediately strike down the ban. The appeals court threw out gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada on constitutional grounds. The same issues have been raised by gay couples in Arizona’s lawsuits.

— ARKANSAS — A state judge in May struck down the state’s ban. The state Supreme Court brought marriages to a halt and is weighing state officials’ appeal. Same-sex couples are also suing the state in federal court.

— FLORIDA — A federal judge declared the state’s ban unconstitutional in mid-August, joining state judges in four counties. He issued a stay delaying the effect of his order, meaning no marriage licenses would be issued immediately issued for gay couples.

— GEORGIA — A lawsuit challenging the state’s ban was filed in federal court in Atlanta in April. The state wants to dismiss the suit, but the judge has not ruled. Lawyers for the ban’s challengers say the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial to consider other cases supports their arguments.

— KENTUCKY — Two Kentucky cases were among six from four states heard in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Aug. 6. Rulings are pending on recognition of out-of-state marriages, as well as the ban on marriages within the state.

— LOUISIANA — A federal judge’s ruling in September upholding the state’s ban has been appealed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A state judge ruled in a separate case that the ban is unconstitutional, a ruling that has been suspended while the state attorney general appeals to the state Supreme Court.

— MICHIGAN — The state’s ban was overturned by a federal judge in March following a rare trial that mostly focused on the impact on children. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments Aug. 6, and a ruling is pending.

— MISSISSIPPI — The state Supreme Court has been asked to hear arguments on a woman’s effort to get her marriage in another state recognized in Mississippi for purposes of getting a divorce.

— MISSOURI — The state attorney general said Monday he wouldn’t appeal a state court order that Missouri recognize marriages from in other states. But two other cases are pending: A federal challenge in Kansas City and one in St. Louis that focuses on city officials who issued licenses to four couples to trigger a legal test.

— MONTANA — Four couples challenged the state’s ban in a lawsuit that was filed in May and is pending in U.S. District Court. A Montana ACLU official said Tuesday’s decision by the 9th Circuit to strike down Idaho’s ban on gay marriage likely means Montana’s voter-approved ban also will be declared unconstitutional. Republican Attorney General Tim Fox is reviewing the decision, a spokesman said.

— NEBRASKA — The state’s ban remains intact. A federal judge struck it down in 2005, but an appeals court reversed the decision. Last year, a state judge refused to grant a divorce to two women who wed in Iowa in 2009. The state Supreme Court dismissed the case in June on procedural grounds.

— NORTH DAKOTA — Seven couples sued in June over the state’s ban; a U.S. district judge now must decide whether to rule or hear oral arguments.

— OHIO — Two Ohio cases were argued Aug. 6 in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a ruling is pending. In one, two gay men whose spouses were dying sued to have their out-of-state marriages recognized on their spouses’ death certificates. In the other, four couples sued to have both spouses listed on their children’s birth certificates.

— SOUTH DAKOTA — Six couples sued in May over the state’s ban, and arguments are being scheduled in U.S. district court on the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit; their attorney pledges to appeal to a federal circuit appeals court if they lose.

— TENNESSEE — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Aug. 6 on whether Tennessee’s refusal to recognize a valid marriage from another state is constitutional. A ruling is pending.

— TEXAS — A federal judge declared the state’s ban unconstitutional, issuing a preliminary injunction. The state is appealing to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which is soon expected to set a date for arguments.

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WHERE GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL:

— CALIFORNIA (2013)

— COLORADO (Oct. 6, 2014) — The state attorney general on Tuesday ordered all the state’s counties to issue licenses now that the state Supreme Court has lifted previous orders barring that.

— CONNECTICUT (2008)

— DELAWARE (2013)

— HAWAII (2013) — The Legislature legalized gay marriage last year, and couples continue to marry. An appeal is pending on a federal ruling that upheld Hawaii’s previous ban. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hasn’t specifically ruled on Hawaii, although on Tuesday it rejected bans in Idaho and Nevada after hearing arguments from all three states.

— IDAHO — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected appeals by state officials to retain the state’s ban.

— ILLINOIS (June 2014)

— INDIANA (Oct. 6, 2014) — The state attorney general’s office ordered county clerks across the state to issue licenses. Republican Gov. Mike Pence said his administration will follow the court’s decisions even though he remains committed to traditional marriage.

— IOWA (2009)

— KANSAS (Oct. 6, 2014) — The American Civil Liberties Union says the Supreme Court decision in the 10th Circuit cases affects Kansas because it’s in that circuit; the group plans to seek a federal court ruling to block Kansas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage. Gov. Sam Brownback was defiant, saying he swore to uphold the constitution, and some same-sex couples who applied for marriage licenses were turned away.

— MAINE (2012)

— MARYLAND (2013)

— MASSACHUSETTS (2004) — The first state to legalize gay marriage.

— MINNESOTA (2013)

— NEVADA — The 9th Circuit on Tuesday rejected the state’s ban. Officials in the Clark County clerk’s office say the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas will begin accepting license applications Wednesday from same-sex couples.

— NEW HAMPSHIRE (2010)

— NEW JERSEY (2013)

— NEW MEXICO (2013)

— NEW YORK (2011)

— NORTH CAROLINA (Oct. 6, 2014) — The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina says it will seek an immediate ruling in federal court overturning the state’s ban. The state attorney general has previously said he wouldn’t challenge such a ruling.

— OKLAHOMA (Oct. 6, 2014) — Tulsa County issued a marriage license Monday to Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, the couple who successfully challenged the state’s ban. Several other counties also issued licenses.

— OREGON (May 2014)

— PENNSYLVANIA (May 2014)

— RHODE ISLAND (2013)

— SOUTH CAROLINA (Oct. 6, 2014) — A lawyer for a gay couple seeking to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage said she will ask a federal judge to immediately rule in their favor. The attorney general said he will continue to fight to uphold the ban.

— UTAH (Oct. 6, 2014) — A handful of same-sex weddings occurred in Salt Lake County after the governor directed state agencies to recognize the marriages Monday. The state said Tuesday it will also drop an appeal in which it sought not to recognize out-of-state marriages.

— VERMONT (2009) — The first state to offer civil unions, in 2001.

— VIRGINIA (Oct. 6, 2014) — A day after the first same-sex couples wed, the governor ordered state agencies to comply with the new terrain, including allowing gay employees to add spouses and dependents to their health insurance.

— WASHINGTON, D.C. (2010)

— WASHINGTON STATE (2012)

— WEST VIRGINIA (Oct. 6, 2014) — A federal judge lifted his hold on a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban.

— WISCONSIN (Oct. 6, 2014) — County clerks are accepting applications for licenses which, by state law, can’t be issued until after a five-day waiting period.

— WYOMING (Oct. 6, 2014) — Lingering uncertainty over whether gay marriage is allowed in Wyoming prevented same-sex couples from marrying there Tuesday, prompting four couples to file a federal lawsuit a day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage by refusing to hear appeals on the issue. Those appeals included one from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Wyoming.

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descentintotyranny:

Guantánamo use of olive oil in force feedings ‘astonishing’, doctor tells court
Testimony on second day of court challenge to force feedings focuses on long-term health effects on detainees after procedure
Oct. 7 2014
The methods used by the US military to feed inmates in Guantánamo Bay against their will presents a long-term risk to their health, a federal court heard on Tuesday.
Steven Miles, a doctor and professor of medical ethics at the University of Minnesota, told a courtroom that lubricating the feeding tubes at Guantánamo, used on hunger-striking detainees, can cause a form of chronic inflammatory pneumonia, and questioned whether the force feeding was medically necessary.
The condition, resulting from olive oil reaching the lungs due to misplaced insertions, would be hard to detect by physicians for released or transferred detainees, as it might look on x-rays like tuberculosis or lung cancer, Miles testified, calling the olive oil lubrication “astonishing to me”.
“There’s simply no debate about this. All the medical literature I’ve found said the [lubrication] had to be water-soluble. One doesn’t have to make very many salads to know olive oil is not water soluble,” Miles said.
Miles testified during the second day of a court challenge to the force feedings brought by Syrian detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab, who wants judge Gladys Kessler to compel the US military to administer the forced feedings less painfully and to ban guards from forcing detainees out of their cells for the practice. Dhiab, whose lawyers rested their case on Tuesday, contends that the forced feedings and cell extractions are not medically necessary but are instead punishment for hunger striking.
Dhiab’s case has provided the first courtroom airing of a controversial procedure adopted by the military at Guantánamo, and represents the first judicial intervention into how the facility’s detention operations are conducted since it was established in 2002.
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descentintotyranny:

Guantánamo use of olive oil in force feedings ‘astonishing’, doctor tells court

Testimony on second day of court challenge to force feedings focuses on long-term health effects on detainees after procedure

Oct. 7 2014

The methods used by the US military to feed inmates in Guantánamo Bay against their will presents a long-term risk to their health, a federal court heard on Tuesday.

Steven Miles, a doctor and professor of medical ethics at the University of Minnesota, told a courtroom that lubricating the feeding tubes at Guantánamo, used on hunger-striking detainees, can cause a form of chronic inflammatory pneumonia, and questioned whether the force feeding was medically necessary.

The condition, resulting from olive oil reaching the lungs due to misplaced insertions, would be hard to detect by physicians for released or transferred detainees, as it might look on x-rays like tuberculosis or lung cancer, Miles testified, calling the olive oil lubrication “astonishing to me”.

“There’s simply no debate about this. All the medical literature I’ve found said the [lubrication] had to be water-soluble. One doesn’t have to make very many salads to know olive oil is not water soluble,” Miles said.

Miles testified during the second day of a court challenge to the force feedings brought by Syrian detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab, who wants judge Gladys Kessler to compel the US military to administer the forced feedings less painfully and to ban guards from forcing detainees out of their cells for the practice. Dhiab, whose lawyers rested their case on Tuesday, contends that the forced feedings and cell extractions are not medically necessary but are instead punishment for hunger striking.

Dhiab’s case has provided the first courtroom airing of a controversial procedure adopted by the military at Guantánamo, and represents the first judicial intervention into how the facility’s detention operations are conducted since it was established in 2002.

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Why does the west have to look after other countries? …… That’s the least they could do, after stripping these countries of their resources, causing wars and genocide and leaving nothing but disease and poverty… No? This cup of tea though..

mediamattersforamerica:

After waging a smear campaign aimed at taking down Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Fox wants to know why there isn’t a Surgeon General to deal with Ebola.

Fox host Steve Doocy:  

You would normally think that in something like this, the Surgeon General would be in charge, but right now at this point oddly, the United States of America does not have a Surgeon General. His nomination is tied up in politics.

Shouldn't a better way to say "white people" be "american white people" because as an european I am white and yet have my own culture and tradition so we are not like those white trash you got in the us - Anonymous

whitegirlsaintshit:

plikepterodactyl:

whitegirlsaintshit:

hahaha okay 

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you’re right. the white trash is only in the US. gotcha.

Cause Germany is all of Europe and nazis are only in Europe right gotcha

those countries above, in order, are:

Sweden

Germany

Finland

Greece

Ireland

France

Ukraine

Thanks for contributing! Maybe next time you won’t do it with your head 1000 leagues deep in your asshole.

smallrevolutionary:

mimicryisnotmastery:

northmiamigoon:

kropotkindersurprise:

October 14  2014 - Teachers in the Mexican state of Guerrero clashed with police and set city hall ablaze Monday in the city of Chilpancingo, calling for greater action over the disappearance of 43 students in September. It is widely believed they were taken by police and handed over to a drug cartel with ties to local government. [video]

no games pleh boi

#fuckthegovttho

bruh. fuck it up.

smallrevolutionary:

mimicryisnotmastery:

northmiamigoon:

kropotkindersurprise:

October 14  2014 - Teachers in the Mexican state of Guerrero clashed with police and set city hall ablaze Monday in the city of Chilpancingo, calling for greater action over the disappearance of 43 students in September. It is widely believed they were taken by police and handed over to a drug cartel with ties to local government. [video]

no games pleh boi

#fuckthegovttho

bruh. fuck it up.

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