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This comic was produced in partnership by Years of Living Dangerously and Symbolia Magazine. For more amazing real life comics, get Symbolia on your iPad or via PDF. And for more information on the biggest story of our time - check out YEARS.

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Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

and 17 countries are guilty by association by abstaining from voting one way or another

bohemianarthouse:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

and 17 countries are guilty by association by abstaining from voting one way or another

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Check out RAISE’s documentary, WHY WE RISE.Three brave New Yorkers, also RAISE members, reveal what it’s like to grow up being undocumented. Their struggles and their strength are on full display as they come out of the shadows and into the light.

Our documentary recently won the Loni Ding Award at the Center for Asian American Media Festival (CAAMFest 2014). Currently the documentary is up for voting at the PBS Online Film Festival. Please support the documentary by voting here.

RAISE thanks filmmakers Brian Redondo and Corinne Manabat and the support for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) for making this documentary possible.

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A View From The Border: Signs From A Surprising Rally In Texas

MCALLEN, TX — At least 60 advocates braved sauna-like conditions near the Texas border last Saturday to rally across the street from the McAllen Border Patrol Station, showing their support for the influx of unaccompanied Latin American children being apprehended there.

About 57,000 children, mostly from Central America, have been detained this fiscal year by Border Patrol agents, many in Texas’s Rio Grand Valley towns, like McAllen. Studies show that — at least since 2009 — children have been leaving the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in droves because of increasing violence and grinding poverty, taking dangerous journeys to the U.S. to seek refuge.

The rally, which was also an interfaith prayer vigil, was meant to counter hundreds of planned “anti-amnesty” protests across the country over the Obama administration’s handling of the surge. Only three people showed up nearby as part of the national anti-immigrant protests. They said they expected others to arrive, but also speculated they may have “gotten the wrong address.”

Attendees at the rally in support of the children brought messages of love, compassion, and sympathy for children for whom they feared a return to Latin America could mean certain death.

Some alluded to the tragic maltreatment of minors crossing the border, such as incidents where protestors have berated children as they are bused to processing centers.

The vigil included representatives from several religious traditions, including Catholics, Unitarians, Presbyterians, and Muslims. Faith groups have been at the forefront of efforts to offer relief to the unaccompanied minors, and Pope Francis recently called for the international community to work together to address the crisis. A regional atheist group was also present at the rally to express support for the kids.

The Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, recently introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), seeks to expedite the process of trying unaccompanied minors by making the federal government deport Central American children just as quickly as they already do with Mexican children. However, the act would deny many of these children the fair trial they deserve, and would probably only hurt those it claims to protect.

Some 2,000 people have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border over the past 10 years. That number could increase as more and more Central Americans flee horrific violence and poverty in their home countries.

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Photographs from vigils and rallies held in remembrance of Eric Garner, the 43 year old Black man, father of six, who was murdered by the police, on camera. 

The baby. I can’t

smh

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"you’re too fat for being a cheerleader" 

NEVER

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queensdivasf5:

hit-hit-pull-cheer:

"you’re too fat for being a cheerleader

NEVER

Favourite gif, hands down.

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When someone tells me they’re “not political”

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1939 newsreel featuring bowlers in San Francisco

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Dashcon raised 17k in an hour and I only need 2 grand to adopt my sister.

dynastylnoire:

specialagentfuckingasshole:

Please, if you have the means, help my family adopt my sister.

A donate button and information are on the side of the blog.

I can’t promise and extra hour in the ball pit, but my sister can draw your URL and we can promo you!

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i want a video of all the tries it took to make this

nihtendo:

i want a video of all the tries it took to make this

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