My Heart

this is a map of my heart
the land of my father
my mothers world
treat it kindly
read it with care
you can do a lot of damage here

“It’s funny, the stereotypes we given. Lazy, as if we ain’t build an entire country on our backs. Thieves, as if we wasn’t stolen from our home. Hateful, as if we was the ones that murder for dark skin. Selfish, as if we took over another people’s country and claimed they land as our own. Funny, how them stereotypes so perfectly describe the ones who done doomed us all.”

—   My grandmother, talking to my brother who was recently called, “nothing but a black thug” for daring to wear a hoodie in the rain. (via asiaraymonet)

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While it’s important to acknowledge that anarchists wish to break with the existing society and contain within them a negative politics, it’s also important to recognize that historically anarchists have had a generative politics. That is, within destruction is also creation. So anarchism is also a creative endeavor — this has been demonstrated historically through anarchist attempts to create alternative institutions or, in the words of the IWW, build “the new world in the shell of the old.”

In the place of systematized robbery, anarchists have proposed the social ownership of society or, alternative stated, the abolition of property altogether. This might sound absurd in a society that treats property as sacrosanct, but anarchist put forward a specific definition of property: ownership claims on those things that one neither occupies nor uses. Anarchists usually juxtapose this with possessions, or those things that we use or the homes that we live in (i.e. no anarchist wants to take your home or guitar away). This is how bosses and landlords exploit workers, by claiming to own the things they do not use or the places in which they do not live, then extracting rents and value from the people who do actually use them. In place of private ownership, anarchists put forward visions of a social system in which we produce for the needs of the people instead of the profits of capitalists.

Similarly, instead of a state [government] that stands above society, directing it, anarchists typically propose federations of neighborhood assemblies, workplace associations, community councils, and the like as coordinating bodies compromised by the people. We would collectively make decisions that affect our lives than rather having those decisions made for us by politicians or left to the whims of the market. Functions of safety and collective decision-making, then, would be organized through networks “of participatory communities based on self-government through direct, face-to-face democracy in grassroots neighbourhood and community assemblies” instead of representation, police, prisons — in a word, bureaucracy.

—   "Is Also A Creative Urge" in Queering Anarchism (via anarcho-queer)

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krysfox:

The MINOTAUR BLUES
Photo by KRYS FOX
BROOKLYN, NY 2012
Model: JUANO DIAZ

krysfox:

The MINOTAUR BLUES

Photo by KRYS FOX

BROOKLYN, NY 2012

Model: JUANO DIAZ

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museumuesum:

Ken Kitano

photographs from the series One Day

chromogenic color prints

Sunrise to Sunset, Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi, 2007

The Seto Inland Sea, Okayama, 2008

Morning to Evening, Sea of West Izu, Shizuoka, 2009

theancientworld:

Hafted axe with dragons
ca. 1300-1200 B.C.E. Unidentified, Chinese  Late Shang dynasty  Early Anyang period Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) bladeAnyang, China
Smithsonian Museums

theancientworld:

Hafted axe with dragons

ca. 1300-1200 B.C.E.

Unidentified, Chinese
Late Shang dynasty
Early Anyang period

Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Anyang, China

Smithsonian Museums

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svpplyco:

the color of that water… is amazing

svpplyco:

the color of that water… is amazing

(Source: limpiditive, via gyzym)

sfilate:

Sophie Srej in “Moi Je Joue” photographed by Sophie Delaporte for Lula #16, S/S 2013

sfilate:

Sophie Srej in “Moi Je Joue” photographed by Sophie Delaporte for Lula #16, S/S 2013

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thepeoplesrecord:


A female Palestinian runs bare foot as she takes part in the Palestinian Marathon and passes part of the Israeli ‘separation barrier,’ or wall in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, 21 April 2013. 

Palestine’s Right to Movement marathon began with a tribute to Boston. How beautiful.

thepeoplesrecord:

A female Palestinian runs bare foot as she takes part in the Palestinian Marathon and passes part of the Israeli ‘separation barrier,’ or wall in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, 21 April 2013.

Palestine’s Right to Movement marathon began with a tribute to Boston. How beautiful.

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devoutfashion:

Jourdan Dunn for Antidote Magazine Spring Summer 2013 / The Street Issue photographed by Yann Weber

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toutpetitlaplanete:

Sherrie Levine - False God, 2007

toutpetitlaplanete:

Sherrie Levine - False God, 2007

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You are the daughter of the sea…

Naiad: cut your body into turquoise pieces,
they will bloom resurrected in the kitchen.
This is how you become everything that lives.

And so at last, you sleep, in the circle of my arms
that push back the shadows so that you can rest—
vegetables, seaweed, herbs: the foam of your dreams.

Pablo Neruda, from Sonnet XXXIV

Photography: Genèse by Lucien Clergue, 1973

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