Animator Mama

america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!
I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.
We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.
Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!
Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!
Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.
Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)
Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!
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america-wakiewakie:

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $900 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday!

I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa :: Just Cause — a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.

We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting to put anti-speculation legislation on November’s ballot in San Francisco and fighting for a healthy-homes law in Oakland.

Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland. We want fight like hell this fall to pass legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!

Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!

Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.

Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd!  I would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)

Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!

Donate here. Please signal boost!

missturman:

When I started this Tumblr, I was depressed as a mug, or as my daughter would add, “two mugs.” It began as a way to distract me from the sads while also giving me a space focus on stuff I thought was beautiful, meaningful, etc. Then people began following it. Not millions, but enough, so I kept on posting. I queued up posts weekly, sometimes more, just to keep keep the site alive.

Now, it’s turned into a space where I actively procrastinate. It’s become a crutch that I don’t need. I am starting the second year of my PhD program, and really need to cut out the shit that is distracting from that, mamahood, my day job, and growing Black Girl Project.

In my quest to be a community accountable scholar, I must be first accountable to myself and what’s important. Basically, it’s been real. I have a bunch of stuff in the queue, and I do have another Tumblr that I am using as a process/praxis space for what I hope to be a bomb ass dissertation. They say that the average Humanities PhD takes 8-9 years. Not me, B! So if you want, you can check that out, or not. Or find me elsewhere on the web. I am not deleting this Tumblr, so you can always hit me up in the ASK box.

Peace + Whatnot

Wow, you were one of the first blogs I followed on Tumblr, right after becoming a mother. I’ve loved reading your words, esp. the days of gratitude. I feel you though—-dammit, I’m procrastinating right now!

Lots of powerful energy to your endeavors!

thepeoplesrecord:

If you want to share these photos on Facebook, they can be found here: Arundhati Roy, Stephane Hessel, Mairead MaguireSuzanne Weiss, Alice Walker, Russell Means, Angela Davis, Desmond Tutu, Norman Finkelstein

Side note: the url in many of these images is no longer functional. It is now http://thepeoplesrec.com

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The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it. Michael Rivero (via america-wakiewakie)

Free Marissa Alexander Standing Our Ground Week Events!

freemarissanow:

Details below on events in Chicago, Phoenix, Oakland, Trenton, Brooklyn, and of course, Jacksonville!

CHICAGO, IL

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2pm, CHICAGO
    A Community Gathering and Rally in Support of Marissa 
    Please join us for a community gathering and rally in support of Marissa Alexander and in solidarity with Stand Our Ground Week of Action. We invite all community members to join us in song, performance, poetry and more. This is a family-friendly event, with food and drinks provided, and also activities for children!
    More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/739587696099698/

OAKLAND, CA

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014; 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Farley’s East, 33 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
    Join Flying Over Walls - SF Bay Area Black and Pink for our Monthly Letterwriting Night!
    This month, in addition to connecting to folks from the Black & Pink list, we will pass a hat for the Free Marissa Now campaign and send Marissa postcards in honor of Standing Our Ground Week. More info: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1445094885764640/

PHOENIX, AZ

  • Friday, August 1, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
    Free Marissa Now Benefit Concert
    Jam Rock Cafe & Grill, 1714 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 
    Featuring local artists:
    Simply Susie G, Vaughn “SWIF” Willis, DJ Al Page
    All proceeds will go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund

PHILADELPHIA, TRENTON, BROOKLYN
Join Simply Netfah Wholistic Boutique as we partner up with local and state wide supporters, advocates and grassroots organizations to raise awareness and funding for Stand Your Ground: Justice for Marissa Alexander .

We’re kicking off Standing Our Ground Action Week (July 25-31st) with a 3-day fundraising crawl that takes us to 3 destinations to wrap heads in an effort to bring Free Marissa Now home for good.

  • Friday, July 25, 7pm: Philadelphia
    Selah Moon, 1439 N. 52nd St.
    ph. 215-779-0252
  • Saturday, July 26, 8pm: Trenton, NJ
    The Conservatory, 540 E. State St.
    ph. 609-858-2279
  • Sunday, July 27, 2pm: Brooklyn, NY
    593 Flatbush Ave.
    ph. 347-365-6197

More info: simplynetfah@hotmail.com / 267.918.6079
https://www.facebook.com/events/730948660302992/

JACKSONVILLE, FL STANDING OUR GROUND WEEK OF EVENTS
Updates & details

  • FRIDAY, JULY 25:
    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard
    Registration & Opening Ceremony
    Logistical details here

  • SATURDAY, JULY 26:
    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard
    10 am - 4pm: SisterSong Reproductive Justice 101, Logistical details here
    4pm - 6pm: Welcome Awards Program
    6pm - 8pm: Mingle Social/Cash Bar Social Media Party

  • SUNDAY, JULY 27
    10am - 2pm: Beach Action, Jacksonville Beach
    4:30pm - 9pm: Waterfront Benefit Concert to Free Marissa Alexander
    Waterfront Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr; Concert is 6 pm-9pm, VIP Room opens at 4:30 pm
    (VIP Tickets at EventBrite)
  • MONDAY, JULY 28
    7:30 am: March from Crowne Plaza Hotel to Duval County Courthouse, Prudential Side of Blue Bridge,
    Meet at 1201 Riverplace Boulevard, march to Duval County Courthouse, 501 W Adams St
    9 am: Press Conference, Duval County Courthouse Steps
    11 am: People’s Investigation, University sin Fronteras and a People’s Tribunal
    7pm - 10pm: Verbal Essence Poetry Night, Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St

  • TUESDAY, JULY 29:
    12pm - 2pm:
    Book signing, Chamblin Bookmine, 215 N Laura St
    3 pm - 6pm: Forum on the Women’s Movement and Social Change
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation
    Downtown Jacksonville Library,303 N. Laura Street, Convention Center Basement, Multipurpose Room #1, Please use Main St. Entrance

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 30:
    1pm - 2pm: Edward Waters College, Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Road
    2pm - 5pm: Forum on Prison Industrial Complex and Mass Incarceration
  • THURSDAY, JULY 31
    1pm - 2pm: Edward Waters College Reception, Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Road
    2pm - 5pm: Forum on Civil Rights Law & Community Legal Support Teams
    Milne Auditorium, Edward Waters College, Grunthal St. & W. 5th St.
    6pm - 8pm: Jazz at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
    9:00am: People’s Investigation/People’s Tribunal, Duval County Courthouse Library, Duval County Court House

standwithpalestine:

Israeli settlers - who live illegally on Palestinian land and shouldn’t be there in the first place - regularly destroy and uproot olive trees belonging to Palestinians, often striking at night to go unnoticed.

Olive trees are a livelihood for many families, and a key component of the Palestinian economy. That’s how they are meant to survive. 

These attacks are by no means limited to agriculture. They also burn and vandalize churchesmosques, homescars and… cemeteries

I saved the worst for last. Israeli soldiers escort Israeli settlers to attack Palestinians then stand by and watch, if not join in too

According to the UN the annual rate of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians has almost quadrupled in eight years.

GIFs from 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

(Source: standwithpalestine, via ibik23)

thepeoplesrecord:

US stands alone in vote against UN inquiry into Gaza assault | Common Dreams
July 26, 2014

The United States was the only country in the world that voted Wednesday against the United Nations investigating human rights violations in Gaza unleashed by Israel’s military assault.

Of the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council, 29 nations voted to set up a commission to launch an international, independent inquiry, effectively passing the resolution. Seventeen countries abstained, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

The inquiry will look at “all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Gaza Strip in the context of military operations conducted since mid June,” according to a statement from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The council criticized Israeli military operations for perpetuating “widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

U.S. ambassador to the Council, Keith Harper, said he issued the “no” vote because the resolution is a “biased and political instrument” that “will not help” the “cessation of hostilities.”

But Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, toldCommon Dreams that the U.S. vote simply “shows the great extent to which the U.S. goes to protect Israel in international forums from any accountability for its actions, no matter how egregious.” Ruebner added that U.S. claims of imbalance are illegitimate, as the inquiry will investigate human rights violations perpetrated by Hamas as well as Israel.

Phyllis Bennis, senior fellow at Institute for Policy Studies, told Common Dreams that the U.S. “no” vote is part of a larger pattern. “The U.S. is the reason why the United Nations is not able to play the role its charter requires, which is to stop the scourge of war,” said Bennis. “The U.S. vetoes and threatens to veto in the Security Council, and in arenas like the General Assembly or Human Rights Council where there is no veto, they threaten other countries.”

The UN resolution comes amid an ever-rising Palestinian death toll, with Gaza Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Qudra reporting Thursday that so far 784 Palestinians have been killed and over 5,000 wounded in Israel’s “Protective Edge” operation. Kyung-Wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, estimates that 74 percent of the Palestinians killed are civilians and one-third are children. “One child has been killed each hour in Gaza over the past two days,” Kang said on Wednesday, according to the UN.

Israel launched air strikes on Palestinians seeking shelter in a UN school in Beit Hanoun in Gaza on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens. The attack marked at least the fourth time a UN facility in Gaza has been hit since July 8, according to theGuardian. Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency, said on Twitter that "Precise co-ordinates of the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun had been formally given to the Israeli army."

Thirty-two Israeli soldiers, two Israeli civilians, and a Thai worker in Israel have died.

Rubner expressed concern that the U.S. is likely to obstruct any attempt on the part of the Council to hold Israel accountable for war crimes: “What’s likely to happen is same thing with the Goldstone Report and the Human Rights Council inquiry into the attack on the aid flotilla: reports will document the fact that Israel has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, and the U.S. will use its veto power or threat thereof to prevent the international community from acting on recommendations for accountability.”

Source

The US has also used its veto power in the Security Council more than 40 times to protect Israel. This is one of the biggest reasons why the United Nations has been an ineffective tool in stopping the genocide happening in Palestine.

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freemarissanow:

Show your support for Marissa Alexander online by posting #SelfiesForSelfDefense!

  • Take a selfie that includes a photo of you holding a supportive message to Marissa
  • Post on facebook, twitter, or tumblr with the hashtag #SelfiesForSelfDefense
  • We’ll print them out and bring to Marissa to connect her to a world of support & love!

More info: http://www.freemarissanow.org/selfies-for-self-defense.html