in love and struggle

 

like Sinbad my ship has crashed on these cliffs

too many times
too many times
their lack of science of logic fails me
and the cunningness of the merchant
didn’t make it past the Sassanids
maybe its lingering in my genes
waiting for reactivation 
Feb 23
farsizaban:

Iranian women demonstrate against mandatory Islamic hijab, days after Iranian revolution
Feb 12

farsizaban:

Iranian women demonstrate against mandatory Islamic hijab, days after Iranian revolution

My teacher passed away today. It’s breaking my heart
Oct 4

My teacher passed away today. It’s breaking my heart

mansplainedmarxist:

When I have to sell books to pay my rent

I love this tumblr
Apr 5

mansplainedmarxist:

When I have to sell books to pay my rent

I love this tumblr

Apr 5

First Aid Kit, “When I grow up”

mansplainedmarxist:

When people start any sentence “_______ is human nature.”
Mar 3

mansplainedmarxist:

When people start any sentence “_______ is human nature.”

"This hole is so deep that I probably have a better chance of going to the other side than coming back up."

Mar 1

"სინამდვილეში ტკივილი ყოველთვის იქნება , უბრალოდ უნდა იპოვო ის ვისთვისაც ღირს ტანჯვა"

Feb 28
Feb 25

circusbones:

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

Her name was known in my house, I hope it’s known in many, many more in the future.

(Source: feu-follet, via fuckyeahhardfemme)