1. -Leila Khaled

    "Do you expect our people to go throw roses on the planes which killed our children?"

     
  2. Palestinians inspect destroyed houses in the Shujai’iya neighbourhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Corbis

    @viaTheguardian

     

  3. acid-anarchism:

    Republicans: We dont want homosexuals to marry but we do want to exploit their labor

    Democrats: We want homosexuals to marry and we also want to exploit their labor

    (via ragemovement)

     

  4. "…assume that colonised, occupied people sit down together to come up with a strategy. If you’re looking for organisation, it doesn’t happen this way. Sometimes at the peak of a revolution, leaders emerge - revolution makes leaders, leaders don’t make revolutions."
    — Mazin Qumsiyeh on the Palestinian Day of Rage
     
  5. peterfeld:

    Flow chart explains how Israel decides who to bomb, via @gaza_team

     

  6. In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

    They hid at the El-Wafa hospital.

    They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital.

    They hid at the beach, where children played football.

    They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad.

    They hid among the residential quarters of Shujaya.

    They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.

    They hid in Rafah and Khan Younis.

    They hid in the home of the Qassan family.

    They hid in the home of the poet, Othman Hussein.

    They hid in the village of Khuzaa.

    They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.

    They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities.

    They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup.

    They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured.

    They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble.

    They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing.

    They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa.

    They hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag.

    They hid themselves in the “incomparable chaos of bodies” arriving at Gaza hospitals.

    They hid themselves in an elderly woman, lying in a pool of blood on a stone floor.

    Hamas, they tell us, is cowardly and cynical.

    -Richard Seymour

    (from The Guardian)

     

  7. "If violence began this very evening and if exploitation and oppression had never existed on the earth, perhaps the slogans of non-violence might end the quarrel. But if the whole regime, even your non-violent ideas, are conditioned by a thousand-year-old oppression, your passivity serves only to place you in the ranks of the oppressors."
    — Jean-Paul Sartre
     

  8. "'When we revolt it's not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe'"
    — Frantz Fanon
     
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  10. "Theory is taught so as to make the student believe that he or she can become a Marxist, a feminist, an Afrocentrist, or a deconstructionist with about the same effort and commitment required in choosing items from a menu."
    — Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism (1993), Chap 4, Sect 2 (via ardora)