THE REALEST SHIT I EVER SEEN GOD DAMN
just to avoid accidentally using offensive language i’m going to start using 90s surfer dude slang because inadvertently offending someone is totally bogus dude
people might not want to be called dude
you are radically right and that is so not tubular my friend i apologise
A Brief, Critical Retrospective of Nelson Mandela’s Revolutionary Legacy, Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Piero Gleijeses’ Havana’s Policy in Africa, 1959-76: New Evidence from Cuban Archives
Piero Gleijeses: Havana’s Policy in Africa, 1959-76: New Evidence from Cuban Archives — .PDF
- Karen Wald: Mandela thanks Cuba for its solidarity (1991)
- Nicole Sarmiento: Cuba and the South African anti-apartheid struggle
- Cuito Cuanavale: How Cuba fought for Africa’s freedom
- Carlos Martinez: Cuito Cuanavale 25 Years On: Revolutionary Internationalism and the Struggle Against Colonialism and Apartheid
- Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial
- Nelson Mandela: “An ideal for which I am prepared to die” (Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme Court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20, 1964)
- Mike Kuhlenbeck: Obama’s hypocrisy regarding Nelson Mandela
- John Millington: Liberals Cannot Claim Nelson Mandela
- Brian Becker: It was the CIA that helped jail Nelson Mandela
- Vishwas Satgar: Reclaiming the South African Dream: Analysis of Post-Apartheid South Africa 17 Years On
- Jerome Roos: South Africa’s untold tragedy of neoliberal apartheid
- Peter Murray: Unfinished Revolution — Post-Apartheid South Africa shows the need to take on capitalism at its roots
- Charlie Kimber: Brief Retrospective of Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
- Louis Proyect on Dear Mandela: An oustanding 2011 documentary on current-day struggles in South Africa
- A brief look at 2011 documentary, Dear Mandela
- Patrick Bond: South Africa — Public sector strike highlights post-apartheid’s contradictions
- Inequality in post-apartheid South Africa
- Visions of Freedom: New Documents from the Closed Cuban Archives
I came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic to continue preaching peace and non-violence. This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle. I can only say that I felt morally obliged to do what I did.
—Nelson Mandela, “An ideal for which I am prepared to die” (1964)
The most embarrassing movie you will ever see.
Hempstead Independent School District (ISD) in Texas has confirmed that a middle school principal has been placed on leave after Latin@ students said that she forbade the entire school from speaking Spanish.
A group of students told KHOU that Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey announced over the intercom on Nov. 12 that they were no longer to use their native language in order to “prevent disruptions.”
It was over two weeks later before the superintendent sent a letter home insisting that “neither the district or any campus has any policy prohibiting the speaking of Spanish.”
But the students said that the effect of the ban had been chilling.
“People don’t want to speak it no more, and they don’t want to get caught speaking it because they’re going to get in trouble,” sixth-grade student Kiara Lozano explained to KHOU.
Some students felt that the principal gave teachers permission to discriminate against them.
“She was like no speaking Spanish,” eighth-grader Yedhany Gallegos recalled. “I was like that’s my first language. She said, well you can get out.”
Hempstead ISD spokesperson Laurie Bettis said in a statement that Lacey had been placed on leave while the district investigated the charges.
“The district has received allegations regarding this issue and the district is investigating the matter,” Bettis wrote. “At this time, the administrator is on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed and appropriate action is determined. This is all we can say at this time as there is a pending investigation on this matter.”
“The district is committed to efficiently and effectively resolving this matter with as little disruption to our students and their learning environment as possible.”
"How To Tell If Somebody Loves You:
-Ryan O’Connell (via majortvjunkie)
Somebody loves you if they pick an eyelash off of your face or wet a napkin and apply it to your dirty skin. You didn’t ask for these things, but this person went ahead and did it anyway. They don’t want to see you looking like a fool with eyelashes and crumbs on your face. They notice these things. They really look at you and are the first to notice if something is amiss with your beautiful visage!
Somebody loves you if they assume the role of caretaker when you’re sick. Unsure if someone really gives a shit about you? Fake a case of food poisoning and text them being like, “oh my god, so sick. need water.” Depending on their response, you’ll know whether or not they REALLY love you. “That’s terrible. Feel better!” earns you a stay in friendship jail; “Do you need anything? I can come over and bring you get well remedies!” gets you a cozy friendship suite. It’s easy to care about someone when they don’t need you. It’s easy to love them when they’re healthy and don’t ask you for anything beyond change for the parking meter. Being sick is different. Being sick means asking someone to hold your hair back when you vomit. Either love me with vomit in my hair or don’t love me at all.
Somebody loves you if they call you out on your bullshit. They’re not passive, they don’t just let you get away with murder. They know you well enough and care about you enough to ask you to chill out, to bust your balls, to tell you to stop. They aren’t passive observers in your life, they are in the trenches. They have an opinion about your decisions and the things you say and do. They want to be a part of it; they want to be a part of you.
Somebody loves you if they don’t mind the quiet. They don’t mind running errands with you or cleaning your apartment while blasting some annoying music. There’s no pressure, no need to fill the silences. You know how with some of your friends there needs to be some sort of activity for you to hang out? You don’t feel comfortable just shooting the shit and watching bad reality TV with them. You need something that will keep the both of you busy to ensure there won’t be a void. That’s not love. That’s “hey babe! i like you okay. do you wanna grab lunch? i think we have enough to talk about to fill two hours!” It’s a damn dream when you find someone you can do nothing with. Whether you’re skydiving together or sitting at home and doing different things, it’s always comfortable. That is fucking love.
Somebody loves you if they want you to be happy, even if that involves something that doesn’t benefit them. They realize the things you need to do in order to be content and come to terms with the fact that it might not include them. Never underestimate the gift of understanding. When there are so many people who are selfish and equate relationships as something that only must make them happy, having someone around who can take their needs out of any given situation if they need to.
Somebody loves you if they can order you food without having to be told what you want. Somebody loves you if they rub your back at any given moment. Somebody loves you if they give you oral sex without expecting anything back. Somebody loves you if they don’t care about your job or how much money you make. It’s a relationship where no one is selling something to the other. No one is the prostitute. Somebody loves you if they’ll watch a movie starring Kate Hudson because you really really want to see it. Somebody loves you if they’re able to create their own separate world with you, away from the internet and your job and family and friends. Just you and them.
Somebody will always love you. If you don’t think this is true, then you’re not paying close enough attention."