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— Lua, Bright Eyes (via land-of-the-sun)

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i am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. we must rapidly begin to shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

— martin luther king jr. (via honorheindl)

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Colonialism is alive and well in most former colonies — with one major difference. Previously, the colonials barged in armed to the teeth, compelling locals to produce selected crops to make fortunes and fuel their Industrial Revolution. Today, the neocolonials are no longer content monopolising the output of those same lands; they want the source of the produce, too — the land itself and the accompanying water supply.

Najma Sadeque gives a detailed account of global and local land-grabbing taking place in Pakistan.

Oxfam found that almost 60 per cent of the land deals between 2000 and 2010 were in developing countries with serious hunger problems, while 60 percent of the lands were to produce biofuels for Western road vehicles. Two-thirds of the investors were producing purely for export, not to feed local hungry. When the financial crash of 2008 sent prices of staples sky high — Pakistan was no exception and the poor had to tighten their belts further — governments passed the buck onto unexplained ‘external’ reasons.

Oxfam put it very succinctly: “… very few if any of these land investments benefit local people or help to fight hunger. Two-thirds of agricultural land deals by foreign investors are in countries with a serious hunger problem.

Oxfam informs us that several thousand land deals over the past decade acquiring 260 million acres could have produced food for a billion people.

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Zoom playagiron:

Che y Camilo.

playagiron:

Che y Camilo.

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STFU, Conservatives: michellefund: I am absolutely speechless… You all have done so much...

michellefund:

I am absolutely speechless… You all have done so much for me. Because of you, I reached my goal of $425.00 to pay for my abortion. Some people even donated above the goal, and I’m issuing refunds to those who did. I won’t let you guys down! Not only am I going to have a safe,…

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j-ckie:

romamochi:

profmth:

Mitt Romney’s family misspell their last name in the greatest Freudian slip in history.



i just spit my drink everywHERE omfG

“I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.” -RMONEY

futuretoews:

j-ckie:

romamochi:

profmth:

Mitt Romney’s family misspell their last name in the greatest Freudian slip in history.

i just spit my drink everywHERE omfG

“I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.” -RMONEY

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See, the darkness is leaking from the cracks.
I cannot contain it. I cannot contain my life.

— Sylvia Plath, Three Women (via thelittleyellowdiary)

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