Returning to the ancestral void

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
Rumi

muslimgirl:

"Struggle between two parties"  according to the media

muslimgirl:

"Struggle between two parties" according to the media

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”

—   Markus Zusak (via kushandwizdom)

(via mentallydivine)

“Be committed, not attached. But more importantly, know the difference.”

—   Kai, Lessons in Life #21 (via reclusieve)

(Source: theloverboi, via nebublahs)

meeera-e:

theanti90smovement:

people get angrier about their tax money going towards helping people than it going towards killing people 

Fucking truth.

Anonymous said: Where do Afro Palestinians fit in with the struggle? They also face racism from other Palestinians and are often not considered Palestinian enough nor that they have the right to be in the land despite many of them being in the country since the Islamic conquest. What is their position and who is rallying for their rights?

ard-al-burtuqal:

First, Afro-Palestinian have always fitted in the Palestinian anti-colonial struggle for national liberation they participate in resistance and mobilizations against the occupation. The first Palestinian woman to organize a commando operation in “israel” was Fatima Bernawi and she is Afro-Palestinian.I don’t know where you got that Afro-Palestinians “don’t have the right to be on the land” they are indigenous to the land just as any Palestinian. I suggest you look at these links to resources i provided below to learn more about the community and their struggles and aspirations. 

Video: Ali Jiddah Afro-Palestinian activist from Jerusalem 

Afro-Jerusalmite Society: An Afro-Palestinian organization based in Jerusalem 

Article: Black, Proud and Palestinian

Photo Portraits: Portraits of Afro-Palestinians from Jerusalem and Jericho 

Articles about Afro-Palestinians in Gaza:

Here & Here 

Darg Team Palestinian Hip-Hop group group from Gaza that is made up of Afro-Palestinian members (The second article above talks about them)

Reema Morgan Afro-Palestinian singer from Gaza

The crisis of solidarity: Using ‘’their plight” to score political points by Budour Hassan 

This is a great article although Budour discusses Eritrean and South Sudani refugees in “israel” she also writes about Afro-Palestinians.

You can read about Fatima Bernawi here beginning on page 10:

Daughters of Palestine Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement by Amal Kawar

Article about Majed Abu Maraheel the first Palestinian to compete in the Olympics back in Atlanta in 1996 who is Afro-Palestinian.

“It is not a contingency of history that the US and Israel are so closely connected in alliance that there is ‘no daylight between them’. On the contrary, the hegemonic United States is a settler society and Israel is the only social formation of a similar type planted, in the decolonizing period of modern history, in the middle of the periphery (for want of a better term) and in a land of great religious significance at that. Therefore, much more than all the other such sites of struggle, Israel is a cornerstone of the political world-system. The struggle against Israel is therefore not only a question of the emancipation of the Palestinians, but it is a struggle against settler logic altogether, and through this, a struggle against the political manifestation of the current world order. This makes it a crucial site in the perpetuation of the imperialism of the West as well as in the ‘containment’ of global revolutionary and emancipatory struggles, and this gives it its particular significance.”

throughthefeathers:

miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too

This hurts.

http://ancestralvoidness.tumblr.com/post/93020185896/kvrmah-and-i-dont-necessarily-want-to-take

kvrmah:

ancestralvoidness:

kvrmah:

kvrmah:

And i don’t necessarily want to take through side of Palestine just yet bc from what I’ve read, the hamas are the real problem and are rising the death toll of their people to gain sympathy BUT i have no idea how true that is and either way the Palestine people are in WAY more…

ahh thank you! what I’ve heard is that Hamas are a TERRORIST group? but is that not the case, they’re just a resistance group against the Israel (government/population?) ?? bc yeah that make a lot more sense.

I will check out that link when i get to a computer!

Naturally, the occupation will call Hamas (and all other resistance groups, which include secular leftists movements) terrorists. The problem is with the occupation itself, not the population. But it is quite difficult to distinguish the two since Israel has compulsive military conscription and few people (like religious students and married women) are exempt. Most Israelis are reservists up to the age of 55.

This link (from a Palestinian news agency) is about the current situation and includes news about politburo chief of Hamas and his latest interview. Perhaps it could shed some light on this issue.

NB: I am NOT a Hamas supporter, yet I do support the right to resist the occupation by any means necessary.

May you dwell in peace.

Thank you so much for all your insight!

You are most welcome. Thank you for having an open mind.

ahsuytac:

lizzy-liz012:

Oh the cuteness.. *insert anime sparkly eyes here*

Seriously though, this is what the world should be like 24/7.

ahsuytac:

lizzy-liz012:

Oh the cuteness.. *insert anime sparkly eyes here*

Seriously though, this is what the world should be like 24/7.

ultrafunnypictures:

Melbourne, Australia now has a “Cat Cafe” where shelter cats live and interact with customers. If a customer takes a liking to one, they can adopt it and take it home.

ultrafunnypictures:

Melbourne, Australia now has a “Cat Cafe” where shelter cats live and interact with customers. If a customer takes a liking to one, they can adopt it and take it home.

(via scandal-maniac)

““Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” - Lao Tzu (via…”

infographicjournal:

The Science of Procrastination

infographicjournal:

The Science of Procrastination

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Jewish student caught painting Swastikas on her own door then claiming Anti-Semitic Attack