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Palestinian boy shows an Israeli soldier a portrait of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with writing below it in English which reads ‘You are a terrorist’ during a protest in the West Bank village of Maasarah on September 30, 2011 in support of thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, who are on a hunger strike.   
thepalestineyoudontknow:

Palestinian boy shows an Israeli soldier a portrait of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with writing below it in English which reads ‘You are a terrorist’ during a protest in the West Bank village of Maasarah on September 30, 2011 in support of thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, who are on a hunger strike.  

thepalestineyoudontknow:

(via palestina)

“When Columbus got off the boat, he asked us who we were. We said we’re the Human Beings, we’re the People. Conceptually the Europeans didn’t understand that, it was beyond their conceptual reality. They didn’t see us. They couldn’t see who we were. Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. It’s five hundred years later and they still can’t see us. we are still invisible. They don’t see us as human beings, but we’ve been saying to them all along that’s what we are. We are invisible to them because we are still the Human Beings, we’re still the People, but they will never call us that. They taught us to call ourselves Indians, now they’re teaching us to call ourselves Native Americans. It’s not who we are. We’re the People. They can’t see us as human beings. But they can’t see themselves as human beings. The invisibility is at every level, it’s not just that we’re tucked away out of sight. We’re the evidence of the crime. They can’t deal with the reality of who we are because then they have to deal with the reality of what they have done. If they deal with the reality of who we are, they have to deal with the reality of who they aren’t. So they have to fear us, not recognize us, not like us. The very fact of calling us Indians creates a new identity for us, an identity that began with their arrival. Changing identity, creating a new perceptual reality, is another form of genocide. It’s like severing a spiritual umbilical cord that reaches into the ancestral past. The history of the Indians begins with the arrival of the Europeans. The history of the People begins with the beginning of the history of the People. The history of the People is one of cooperation, collectivity, and living in balance. The history of the Indians is one of being attacked and genocide, rather than a history of peace and balance. The history of the People under attack, the Indians, in an evolutionary context, is not very long, it’s only five hundred years. The objective of civilizing us is to make Indian history become our permanent reality. The necessary objective of Native people is to outlast this attack, however long it takes, to keep our identity alive.”

— John Trudell (Santee Sioux) via stay-human

(Source: cocothinkshefancy, via intotheordinary)


Israel stops Palestinian children on the grounds that they threw stones against its glorious army and locks them in prisons with Israeli adult common criminals. Children are exposed to sexual assault and racist violence on an ongoing basis, these treatments being considered part of their sentence. Similarly, children experience violence during interrogations and physical torture, sexual and psychological abuse usually reserved for adults. In addition, these children are deprived of their rights to education, personal hygiene and a healthy & adequate diet. These children are most often arrested during night raids at their homes and are then bound and immobilized in postures unbearable as Israeli soldiers searched the house, destroying everything they find and brutalize other family members for hours in the presence of the child prisoner. Then, the child prisoners are detained in secret locations whose parents have no knowledge, for days and even weeks, in violation of all international conventions and regulations that guarantee the rights of political prisoners adults and minors.  neverdancewiththedevil

Israel stops Palestinian children on the grounds that they threw stones against its glorious army and locks them in prisons with Israeli adult common criminals. Children are exposed to sexual assault and racist violence on an ongoing basis, these treatments being considered part of their sentence. Similarly, children experience violence during interrogations and physical torture, sexual and psychological abuse usually reserved for adults. In addition, these children are deprived of their rights to education, personal hygiene and a healthy & adequate diet. These children are most often arrested during night raids at their homes and are then bound and immobilized in postures unbearable as Israeli soldiers searched the house, destroying everything they find and brutalize other family members for hours in the presence of the child prisoner. Then, the child prisoners are detained in secret locations whose parents have no knowledge, for days and even weeks, in violation of all international conventions and regulations that guarantee the rights of political prisoners adults and minors.  neverdancewiththedevil

(Source: anonymousmilitant, via intotheordinary)