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Comrades from Cairo, "We Can Smell the Tear Gas from Rio and Taksim to Tahrir"

Passed on from comrades in Cairo, yet we must not fail to acknowlege that the present military coup is complicated- influenced by many factors… I mean, it cannot be sheer coincidence that US peace keeping troops were recently sent to Egypt or that talks between powers have been reagular or that the CIA and SCAF are in bed together.
Regardless, may the revolutionaries always continue the work and message for a world free of tyranny.  Here is that message.

The only measures of time that are observed by the creatures and plants of the Earth are the days, nights and seasons. It will take much patient learning and perseverance to learn all the Earth has to teach us. We will never learn it all in one lifetime, and most of it will probably be lost after that time, so pay attention and share the greatest wealth that we could hope to have in this time- deep knowledge and care for the natural world. Tread on it a little lighter, tend it a little longer, wonder over the amazing phenomena of life. Act with the knowledge that our system is slowly raping and killing the only Life-giver that we know of…

Gays in the park: Why a rainbow flag has become one of the primary symbols of Occupy Gezi - Vocativ

“Erdogan called the protesters marginals, not radicals,” says  Sansal. “Marginal is a word that mostly refers to gays in Turkey. And he picked this word because rainbow flags were everywhere. But who cares? If anything, the Gezi protests played a historic role in our battle with homophobia.”

Heteronormativity isn’t just about the presumption that everyone is heterosexual. The expectation that boys woo girls feeds into your mind the expectation that relationships are necessary for fulfilment, and you are less than if you are not having particular kinds of sex with a particular, and a particular kind of, person at particular intervals. It’s about what Lauren Berlant calls the love plot, in which love is produced as a generic text enabling society to interpret your life as following certain conventions. It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you’re supposed to want. You’re not encouraged to think about what you want in relationships, if anything, so much as you are encouraged to fit a script. Heteronormativity messes things up for everyone, straight people included.

Tossing the script of desire | Zero at the Bone (via brute-reason)

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Wow. Relevant.

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