We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism … Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children…
Robert Bowman, former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force
Posted 2 years ago on Monday, October 8, 2012, 2:03pm
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Almost every nation claims concern only for peace but, mistrusting other nations, arms itself in self-defense. The result is a world that has been spending $2 billion per day on arms and armies while hundreds of millions die of malnutrition and untreated disease.
David G. Myers
Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 10:47pm 10 notes
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"Where’s the Love" by Trevor Hall live at Paste.

So many Gods but no love for the people
My mama told me that we’re all made equal
What are we fighting for, why are we still at war?

Posted 2 years ago on Friday, November 18, 2011, 5:13pm 13 notes
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Rafeef Ziadah - ‘We teach life, Sir’, London, 12.11.11

I wish I could just run barefoot in every refugee camp, and hold every child and cover their ears, so they wouldn’t have to hear the sound of bombing for the rest of their life the way I do

Simply Amazing  

Rafeef Ziadah is my hero. Absolutely brilliant. So much of her words just leave me speechless.


(Source: fattysaid)

Posted 2 years ago on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 12:45am 88 notes
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can we ever really truly understand war
until we can put our fingers through the bullet holes,
smell the gunpowder,
and be devoured by the history of misery? it gets to me
thinking ‘bout ‘84, wondering,
if these troops got families of their own
don’t they realize the pain they’re causing?

what I’m fearing is a lot, man
its sad that they’re lost, even worse if they’re forgotten
bodies rotten, bulldozed, set ablaze
said they came to fight the terror, but its all a masquerade
blast away the buildings,
shoot the women and the children, drag us by our hair,
but don’t dare think we’ll disappear
we gon’ pick up the pieces ‘cause
history teaches that
freedom only exists when we can share in it

- Humble the Poet, (excerpts from) “Singh With Me”

Posted 2 years ago on Monday, October 24, 2011, 8:57pm 20 notes
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Posted 3 years ago on Saturday, July 9, 2011, 11:22pm 4 notes
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Sokak Savaşa Karşı | Streets Against The War from sokak savasakarsi on Vimeo.


More gorilla art from Turkish street artist Sokak Savasa Karsi.
Posted 3 years ago on Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:06pm 7 notes
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Economic Hitmen

I think if they used cartoons/animations in school more often, grades would generally improve. They make things so much easier to understand.

Posted 3 years ago on Thursday, March 17, 2011, 1:20pm 4 notes
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"you’re…so free that you’re in over your head in credit card debt and so brave enough to make sure the rest of the planet is brought to the same situation." -amfipolos

Posted 3 years ago on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:12pm 1 note
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"One Day" by Matisyahu

I know previously I said how I don’t usually pay much attention to lyrics in music, but Matisyahu’s lyrics are an exception. I agree with every single thing he says in this song.


Sometimes I lay under the moon
And thank God I’m breathing.
Then I pray, don’t take me soon
‘Cause I am here for a reason.

Sometimes in my tears I drown,
But I never let it get me down.
So when negativity surrounds,
I know some day it’ll all turn around, because

All my life I’ve waiting for,
I’ve been praying for,
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more,
There’ll be no more wars,
And our children will play.

One day (x6)

It’s not about win or lose
‘Cause we all lose when they feed on the
Souls of the innocent, blood-drenched pavement,
Keep on movin’ though the waters stay ragin’.

In this maze, you can lose your way (your way)
It might drive you crazy, but
Don’t let it faze you, no way (no way)


One day this all will change,
Treat people the same,
Stop with the violence,
Down with the hate.
One day we’ll all be free,
And proud to be
Under the same sun,
Singin’ songs of freedom like…

Posted 4 years ago on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 12:14am
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