vandlo:

Julian Assange’s new book “When Google met Wikileaks” is out this week. The epigraph is taken from “The Message” by M.I.A.

lol remember when all the critics depicted her as some crazed conspiracy theorist tho? where are their apologies

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"dang, RC doesn’t fuck around"

studio professor today @ my pin-up. gettin dat A (iA)

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think-progress:

South Carolina cop shoots black man for no reason.

Fucking watch it. Thank god they’re actually charging the officer.

ji-bril:

*writes my doctorate thesis on where jai paul is hiding*

(via niqabisinparis)

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Cacciatore describes the work of Aires Mateus as reversing the traditional relation between served and servant spaces, where the main and auxiliary spaces can be flipped. Cacciatore, in his discussion of the House in the Serra de Mira de Aire, writes, “the traditional relation between main and auxiliary areas is so clearly reversed that the former are conceived as a sort of huge and pervasive servant space inside which the basic geometric shape prevails” (Cacciatore, 2011). Figures 1b and 2b convey this reversal of Kahn’s hierarchical distinction, where served and servant spaces, main and auxiliary spaces, solid and void, positive and negative, figure and ground are reversible and reciprocal interchangeable integers or entities, seemingly able to go back and forth between their dialectic conditions. […]

The persistence of interstitial space and habitable walls as containers of spaces with different hierarchies and use values would lead Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus to gradually refine a representation technique that emphasizes spatial rather than building values” [x]

that moment when you remember otherkin exist

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My dad’s restaurant got featured on a local blog. I was pretty young when we opened it, but I remember thinking the name was fun/fitting for a bistro serving Middle Eastern/South Asian fusion cuisine. What I really don’t understand is why it’s always white girls who think the name is racist. Like just because a piece of our cultural attire is demonized in the media/American culture doesn’t mean we should be banned from using it? Is turban a dirty word now? I don’t get it?

My dad’s restaurant got featured on a local blog.

I was pretty young when we opened it, but I remember thinking the name was fun/fitting for a bistro serving Middle Eastern/South Asian fusion cuisine. What I really don’t understand is why it’s always white girls who think the name is racist. Like just because a piece of our cultural attire is demonized in the media/American culture doesn’t mean we should be banned from using it? Is turban a dirty word now? I don’t get it?

tagged by lehaaz

Name: Arsalan

Nickname: RC (or “Arsi” to Starbucks baristas, restaurant hostesses, or other white people who assume the name I’ve given them is ~ethnic)

Gender: M

Sexuality: eh

Height: 5’10”

Average hours of sleep I get each night: 0

The last thing I googled was: “nc building code means of egress”

My most used phrase(s): idk

What I last said to a family member: dafis (we hardly ever say khuda hafiz unless we’re being super formal?) 

One place that makes me happy & why: Lahore because family and summer and memories

How many blankets I sleep under: 1 quilt in summer, 1 light down comforter in winter, + cats.

Favorite beverage(s): Current fad: tart red cherry juice

The last movie I watched in the cinema: Planet of the Apes 2 or something similarly lame

Three things I can’t live without: food, water, people

Something I plan on learning: what the fuck i want to do with my life

A piece of advice for all my followers: don’t become an architect

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one of my good acquaintances (i.e. someone whom i called a bitch in sixth grade, but who later went on to join a group of friends i’ve had dinner with once every week since starting college) is a white anthropology major who wears “harem pants” and is beginning to sport dreads. each week i drop increasingly obvious hints about how hard i’m judging her. hopefully i shame some sense into this ladki pretty soon

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"

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

"

Arundhati Roy, WAR TALK  (via dialecticsof)

(Source: sonofbaldwin, via tothebatfax)

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jackpowerx:

stfurapeculture:

nezua:

negresse-intensa:

theyoungradical:

theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

Omar Khadr, a sixteen year old Guantanamo Bay detainee weeps uncontrollably, clutching at his face and hair as he calls out for his mother to save him from his torment. “Ya Ummi, Ya Ummi (Oh Mother, Oh Mother),” he wails repeatedly, hauntingly with each breath he takes.

The surveillance tapes, released by Khadr’s defence, show him left alone in an interrogation room for a “break” after he tried complaining to CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) officers about his poor health due to insufficient medical attention. Ignoring his complaints and trying to get him to make false confessions, the officers get frustrated with the sixteen year old’s tears and tell him to get himself together by the time they come back from their break.

“You don’t care about me. Nobody cares about me,” he sobs to them.

The tapes show how the officers manipulated Khadr into thinking that they were helping him because they were also Canadian and how they taunted him with the prospect of home (Canada), (good) food, and familial reunion.

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

He has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, suffering extremely harsh interrogations and torture (methods), and is now 25 years old.

27 now, and still imprisoned

i’m in complete shock. i’m so nauseous right now. how is this possible? i don’t know what to do w/ this information. i share it because i can’t imagine that anyone else knows about this. the boy has been incarcerated, tortured, and basically maimed allll w/out a trial. my heart hurts :/

Empire.

Omar is no longer in Guantanamo. Left without options, he pled guilty to war crimes so that he’d be given an eight year sentence and be able to transfer to a prison in Canada. He remains in prison there. His story is absolutely heartbreaking. This was a 15 year old boy who has been described as crying out for his mother, who slept holding a Mickey Mouse book one of his captors gave him. A teenager taken from his family, tortured, humiliated, threatened with rape, and falsely imprisoned for 12 years now. You can help Omar by writing to him, donating for his defense, and signing petitions for him. Please visit http://freeomarakhadr.com to learn more.

Look at these pictures. Burn the images into your minds.

This is the War on Terror.

Much like the War on Drugs, it aims to create prisoners rather than stop what it portends to be at war with.

Confining, torturing, and entrapping innocent people does not keep one person safe from any terror threat.

Not.

A single.

One.

This is what happens when “success” is measured by arrests and convictions. 

This is a microcosm of what we as a society - in the US and in any nation that explicitly or tacitly supports these tactics - has become.

We can’t be silent. We have to end this. We’re the only ones who can, because governments aren’t going to stop it - primarily because they’re the ones doing it.

(via frombaghdad-withlove)

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"My work attempts to reflect the following: To avoid capricious, moody, fashionable forms and instead express forms as space and structure through systems of organization, behavior and construction. To conceive space and structure as a single thought without distortions, respecting physical laws and the nature of materials. To express our time, to be ourselves, to develop modern thoughts, to share a common world with science and technology. To be conscious of architecture’s Bill of Rights by respecting its intellectual, spiritual and physical integrity, today violated more than ever by imitators of glorious pasts. To constantly move toward an ultimate environmental dream where architecture and green nature become the single texture of the earth as a single everchanging Garden of Babylon — ‘Architecture is always silenced by the outburst of spring.’ But perhaps moral significance in one’s work could be more deeply and meaningfully expressed by leaving this ‘civilized’ world and building, with one’s own hands, straw and mud, dwellings for the ‘lepers’ of the world."

Eduardo Catalano

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Been listening to this album a lot recently. Forgot how great it was.

Don’t think I posted this here… Two-day tiny house design charette with a classmate. Never designed anything from start to finish (in relative terms… this is obviously still very very under-developed) in a weekend before — definitely had fun with it. Bigger

Don’t think I posted this here… Two-day tiny house design charette with a classmate. Never designed anything from start to finish (in relative terms… this is obviously still very very under-developed) in a weekend before — definitely had fun with it. Bigger

I really need it though tbh. Third week in, three all-nighters under my belt. I had probably the closest thing I’ve ever experienced to an anxiety attack on Saturday night, but I’m starting to get into the routine of things.

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