rising up, you float outside yourself

The clouds are // following each other // Into Eternity

Martin Luther King, Jr., 51 Years Ago Today

In the midst of everything going on in Ferguson & elsewhere in this country, I thought these excerpts from Dr. King’s famous speech were especially appropriate/relevant. 

"We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make the real promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

"There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality."

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HAIM | Let Me Go

This song still gives me goosebumps. So obsessed after seeing them at MFNW.

i’m pretty obsessed with them.

just walking to work. #hyperlapse

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten/some] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

tagged by thisbirdhasflown!

  1. Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
  2. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Dune Saga, Frank Herbert
  4. The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
  5. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
  6. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
  7. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Blankets, Craig Thompson
  9. Race Matters, Cornel West
  10. A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut

tagging: forthedamagedcoda, lunaaleche, thingsdelightful, its-not-pain, mhribar, helloloveducks, science-baker

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Mortality is a myth, Ted Lawson

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"…the thing is he [Obama] posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody—a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility."

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Cornel West (via unvitation)

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Sinkane's music conjures East and West African music, James Brown, free jazz and shoegaze.
Stream Mean Love from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

listen to the groove of that first track & tell me this isn’t hot as fuck.

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nprmusic:

Sinkane's music conjures East and West African music, James Brown, free jazz and shoegaze.

Stream Mean Love from NPR Music’s First Listen

listen to the groove of that first track & tell me this isn’t hot as fuck.

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holdencaulfieldthinksuraphony:

donotruninfear:

jennaanne01:

THIS IS IMPORTANT. 

wow.. the fucking story line. speechless. 

It’s such an important time for this film to come out.

It’s so easy for the film idustry to show people we fought against in the past as real people. But it’s something new to put a face a name and a story to the people that so many of us see as the enemy.

Please watch the trailer. This’ll stir up a lot of shit with the american public but I have a good feeling about this movie.

No. Y’all need to stop. This is a vehicle for a white bitch’s reactions to the plight of a person of colour and not at all about said person of colour. I can promise you right now that this movie will not accurately or respectfully portray Middle Easterners or Islam and I’m also pretty sure that the Ali Amir character is meant to be Arab while the actor portraying him is Iranian because, LOL, all brown people people are interchangeable! 

Fuck this white nonsense

yes, this has all the makings of another white savior film.. hope i’m wrong.

i will say, however, to your point about the actor portraying ali amir being iranian (persian) - most prisoners are from saudi arabia, afghanistan, yemen, & pakistan. there was one iranian prisoner, but he was repatriated in 2004 after being held for ~2 years. but my point is that the prisoners in guantanamo come from all over the world.

i don’t know enough about this film to know the details of the character peyman moaadi is playing, but i would assume living most of his life in iran would give him a better cultural perspective on the role than others, even if he is not an arab.

lastly, i haven’t seen a separation, but i’ve heard moaadi was absolutely fantastic in the role. so, maybe that casting choice isn’t as problematic as you think it is.

.. or maybe it will be a giant, damaging, piece of shit movie. i don’t know.

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Costume DesignThe Fifth Element (1997)

by Jean Paul Gaultier

st. vincent & nirvana

umm.. dead.

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Summer in Abaddon

just getting pumped up for the show in a few weeks (!!!!)