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Harry Potter, Teen Titans, anime, Walking Dead, Persona 3 Portable.
Forever ship LeeXSaku, BeastBoyXRaven.
A MUTINY DURING WORLD WAR I
From the Imperial War Museum:
Over 15,000 West Indians volunteered and were included in new units called ‘British West Indies Regiments’. The recruits’ initial journey to England was perilous and hundreds of soldiers suffered from severe frostbite when their troopships were diverted via Halifax in Canada. Very many had to return home no longer fit to serve as soldiers. When the others arrived in England, they found that the fighting was to be done by white soldiers, and that West Indians were to be assigned the dirty and dangerous work of loading ammunition and digging trenches. Most of them went to war without guns.
Having served in the war against the Germans and the Turks, some West Indian soldiers were transferred to the British army base in Taranto, Italy, where one of the bitterest events of the war would occur – a mutiny. The days comprised largely of manual labour such as loading ammunition, or even cleaning clothes and latrines for British soldiers. For some of the black troops there, a pay rise was given to the white soldiers but not to them. For many, that was the final indignity and on 6 December 1918 the men of the 9th Battalion revolted. In the following four days, the unrest spread. The mutiny was put down, and around 60 soldiers went on trial. One black soldier was executed – and several others given lengthy jail sentences.
West Indian troops were kept away from the victory parades that marked the end of the war, and some of them were hurried home under armed guard. Their only possessions were the clothes and the uniforms they wore. There was no work for them at home. Many of the soldiers went on to become political activists, but the islands’ governments put pressure on thousands to emigrate to Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela or North America.
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This is really powerful.
Oh my god, this is such a perfect way to make a statement.
Reblogging this again because it’s so fucking good
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i’ll never not reblog
It is the civic duty of a female to reblog this, regardless of blog style.
Hofstra Hazard: Police Admit One of Their Officer’s Shots Accidentally Killed Andrea Rebello
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Hofstra University student being held at gunpoint by an intruder was accidently shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to the home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday.
Junior public relations major Andrea Rebello was shot once in the head early Friday morning by an officer who opened fire after the masked intruder pointed a gun at the officer while holding the 21-year-old in a headlock, Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata said.
In a tense confrontation with the officer, gunman Dalton Smith “menaces our police officer, points his gun at the police officer,” Azzata said. The officer opened fire, killing Smith and his hostage.
Azzata said the Nassau County police officer fired eight shots at Smith, who police described as having an “extensive” criminal background. Smith was hit by seven times and died. Rebello was shot once in the head.
“He kept saying, ‘I’m going to kill her,’ and then he pointed the gun at the police officer,” Azzata said.
A loaded 9-milimeter handgun with an obliterated serial number was found at the scene, police said.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale said he had traveled to Rebello’s Tarrytown, N.Y., home to explain to Rebello’s parents what happened.
“I felt obligated as a police commissioner and as a parent to inform them as soon as all the forensic results were completed,” Dale said.
The veteran police officer, who was not identified, has about 12 years of experience on the Nassau County police force and previously spent several years as a New York City police officer, Dale said.
The officer is currently out on sick leave. He will be the focus of an internal police investigation once the criminal investigation is completed, which is standard police procedure in any officer-involved shooting, the commissioner said.
Earlier Saturday, police announced that Smith, 30, had been wanted on a parole violation related to a first-degree robbery conviction and had an arrest history dating back nearly 15 years.
The shooting came just days before the school’s commencement ceremonies, which are scheduled to take place Sunday.
A university spokeswoman said students will be handed white ribbons to wear in memory of Rebello. The shooting, which took place just steps from campus, has cast a pall over the university community as it geared up for commencement on Sunday.
“Today is the last day of finals and this should be a happy day on campus; but it’s not,” Hofstra freshman Scott Aharoni of Great Neck, said Friday as he passed through the area rife with yellow crime-scene tape. “It’s really sad.”
Rebello was in the two-story home with her twin sister Jessica, a third woman and a man when Smith, wearing a ski mask, walked into the house through an open front door, Azzata said. Smith demanded valuables and was told they were upstairs, Azzata said.
Smith, apparently unsatisfied with the valuables upstairs, asked if any of the four had a bank account and could withdraw money, Azzata said. The intruder then allowed the unidentified woman to leave and collect money from an ATM, telling her she had only eight minutes to come back with cash before he killed one of her friends, Azzata said.
The woman left for the bank and called 911, according to Azzata.
Minutes later, two police officers arrived at the home and found Rebello’s twin sister Jessica running out of the front door and the male guest hiding behind a couch on the first floor, Azzata said.
One of the officers entered the home and encountered Smith holding onto Rebello in a headlock, coming down the stairs, Azzata said. Smith pulled Rebello closer and started moving backward toward a rear door of the house, pointing the gun at her head before eventually threatening the officer, Azzata said.
Rebello’s family declined comment Saturday.
The Rev. Osvaldo Franklin, who gave Rebello and her sister Jessica their first communions, on Saturday night told The Associated Press their mother, Nella, couldn’t even speak to him earlier in the day.
“She was so devastated,” said Franklin. “She’s just crying. We have to pray for Andrea, to pray for Jessica because she needs help.”
Franklin said a funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., and will be in Portuguese.
“The family’s a very good family, they have very good values,” he said. “I gave them first communion to Andrea and Jessica and they started to help me in the mass for many years. They are a very good, very devoted family.”
I think the whole third-wave liberal notion of choice needs to be dropped. I don’t think that any woman - and certainly not any woman who has to work for a living - has any kind of a free choice that is not heavily constrained by patriarchal capitalism. So rather than looking at the choices of women, which results in dividing prostituted women into poor women who are victims to be saved and rich women who have ”chosen” sex work and can therefore be condemned, I think we should look at those people who do have a choice:
The pimps and managers and abusive partners and others who make profit on prostituted women (these are mostly male, but some women do take on these roles) who choose to exploit women and girls (and sometimes boys and men) in this way. Who choose to facilitate the economic coercion/rape of women and girls. Who choose to rape women. Who choose to kidnap women. Who choose to abuse women. Who chose to turn a blind eye to this rape and abuse. Who choose to beat women. Who choose to traffick women. Who choose to force women. Who choose to manipulate women into believing it was their choice all along. Who choose to physically and psychologically terrorise women. Who choose to kill women. And all while making money.
And the male punters who chose to economically coerce women and girls (and sometimes boys or men) into sex. Who chose not to ask questions about whether the sex they are economically coercing is with an underage girl. Who chose to not ask questions about whether the sex they are economically coercing is with a woman or girl who has been trafficked or pimped. Who chose not to ask questions about how much of what they pay goes into the woman’s pocket and how much is passed on to a pimp or brothel manager or abusive husband or boyfriend. Who chose to use physical violence and extreme sexual violence to add to the economic coercion. Who choose to believe that they have the right to use women’s bodies for sexual purposes. Who chose to push past what they had negotiated to do for money and enact more sexual violence and rape. Who choose not to consider the feelings or needs or comfort or pain of the woman they economically coerce into sex. Who choose to ignore the risks (of disease, pregnancy, physical injury, psychological trauma) they are exposing the women they economically coerce into sex to. Who choose to rape. Who choose to abuse. Who choose to torture. Who choose to kill. And all because they believe it is their right.
Can we concentrate on those choices please?
in response to this quote: “A rich woman’s right to sell sex is not more important than a poor woman’s right to not get raped. Sort out your priorities.”
I believe orgasms are a mutation or a glitch in the human body. They don’t seem natural.
teenager on the internet seems to know where it s at in biology
I am almost 17. I understand biology. Humans are mutated.
Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, Lagos is set to become the continent’s 13th biggest economy, similar to the size of West African nation, Ghana, investment research and advisory firm, Renaissance Capital has revealed. In its latest report titled, “Nigeria Unveiled: Thirty Six Shades of Nigeria,” the company stated that with a per capita income of about $2,900 which is currently double amount of the national average of $1,700, Lagos is at par with countries such as Morocco and Sri Lanka.
Lagos’ economy is significant to that of Ghana and is the heart of Nigeria’s $284 billion GDP economy.
“We base our analysis on states’ internally generated revenue, which make up 15 per cent of state government revenue, and consumption data, as proxies for state income.
“Lagos State produces about 12 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP, which is equivalent to $32 billion by 2013 ending. Post rebasing, which we now expect in early 2014, we estimate a 40 per cent upward revision in the country’s national income.
“By our estimates, the Lagos State economy will become Africa’s 13th biggest economy in 2014 at approximately $45 billion – equivalent to that of Ghana,” said RenCap.
You know it’s serious when they start comparing a city to countries. And we manage all this without stable electricity, easy access to basic resources, and the necessary infrastructure to accommodate life in a commercial urban landscape.
Just think about what Lagos would be if all the above-mentioned factors were appropriately set up and maintained.
There should be a show called “You’ll Never Find Out” where each week there’s a new story with a new set of characters and it always ends on a cliffhanger.
Well hello there satan
NO BUT THEN IN THE SEASON FINALE THEY HAVE LIKE 3 MINUTE SPOTS TO SHOW THE CONCLUSIONS FOR ALL THE STORIES
AND PLOT TWIST: All those unconnected stories? They connect like puzzle pieces in the end.
SOMEBODY MAKE THIS HAPPEN