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{ LINK: Uganda: Police arrest over gay activist Kato killing }

fyeahafrica:

Ugandan police have arrested a man over last week’s murder of David Kato, a gay activist who sued a local newspaper which outed him as homosexual.

Police say Enock Nsubuga, the second person arrested in connection with the killing, is their main suspect.

They deny that Mr Kato was killed because of his sexuality and that initial inquiries point to robbery.

Homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda, and can be punished by 14-year prison sentences.

An MP recently tried to increase the penalties to include the death sentence in some cases.

Uganda’s Rolling Stone newspaper then published the photographs of several people it said were gay, including Mr Kato, with the headline “Hang them”.

Mr Kato worked for the Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug) group, which said he started receiving death threats after his name, photograph and address were published by the newspaper last year.

His colleagues say he was beaten to death at his home.

The BBC’s Joshua Mmali in Kampala says Mr Nsubuga was arrested in Mukono, a town east of the capital where Mr Kato had lived.

The suspect has yet to be brought before a magistrate, our reporter says.

There has been a recent spate of “iron-bar killings” in Mukono in which people have been assaulted with pieces of metal.

Our reporter says the death of Mr Kato has attracted a great deal of international attention.

The UN refugee agency head Antonio Guterres said people facing persecution for their sexual orientation in Uganda should be given refugee status in other countries.

A year after it was proposed, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is yet to be formally debated by the Ugandan parliament.

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“In all Saudi and Hariri propaganda, orders came down that they should refer to the (bombed) pipe line as the one that carries gas to Jordan—not to Israel.”

The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب

yeah this is what i had heard too, that the pipeline was to jordan.  was corrected last night by an egyptian friend. 

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{ LINK: Of Another Fashion: An officer inspects the luggage of this smiling Japanese American... }

abagond:

zuky:

wtfhellokitty:

ofanotherfashion:

An officer inspects the luggage of this smiling Japanese American woman wearing a cardigan and cross at the Santa Anita Park assembly center where she will be processed for internment. Among the items confiscated were cameras. Japanese Americans were not allowed to visually document their…

These photos of smiling Nikkei—propaganda. Insulting. Vicious lies.

*sniff, sniff*  Do you smell it?  That powerful odor of mendacity?

Yep. These photos are intended to convey, “Check it out, internment’s totally cool, these well-dressed smiling cooperative Japanese people are proof! They’re down with the program, you should be too!”

The slaves were happy too! They loved to sing and dance!

{ LINK: Of Another Fashion: An officer inspects the luggage of this smiling Japanese American... }

youmustfirstinventtheuniverse:

zuky:

wtfhellokitty:

ofanotherfashion:

An officer inspects the luggage of this smiling Japanese American woman wearing a cardigan and cross at the Santa Anita Park assembly center where she will be processed for internment. Among the items confiscated were cameras. Japanese Americans were not allowed to visually document their…

These photos of smiling Nikkei—propaganda. Insulting. Vicious lies.

*sniff, sniff*  Do you smell it?  That powerful odor of mendacity?

Yep. These photos are intended to convey, “Check it out, internment’s totally cool, these well-dressed smiling cooperative Japanese people are proof! They’re down with the program, you should be too!”

 This is similar to the propaganda documentry made in Theresienstadt when the international red cross came to visit the internment camp…

A photograph of Jewish children in the Theresienstadt ghetto taken during an inspection by the International Red Cross. Prior to this visit, the ghetto was "beautified" in order to deceive the visitors. Czechoslovakia, June 23, 1944.

[2nd image: photo of a group of seemingly happy children, many wearing yellow Holocaust star badges.]

The Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed Islamist movement that until 18 days ago was considered Egypt’s only viable opposition, said it was merely a supporting player in the revolt.

“We participated with everyone else and did not lead this or raise Islamic slogans so that it can be the revolution of everyone,” said Mohamed Saad el-Katatni, a spokesman for the Brotherhood. “This is a revolution for all Egyptians; there is no room for a single group’s slogans, not the Brotherhood’s or anybody else.”

The Brotherhood has said it will not field a candidate for president or seek a parliamentary majority in the expected elections.

Egypt Sees New Era After Exit of Hosni Mubarak - The New York Times (via cuckooforcristiano)

Ignorant ass U.S trolls on the Internet are already proclaiming that Egypt will be turned into a pro-terrorist Islamist republic just like Iran, just because of Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in Egypt’s February Revolution. LOL!! Is it because Muslim Brotherhood is called MUSLIM Brotherhood, so therefore they must be right wing, Taliban-like, orthodox Islamic extremists!!! Dumb fucks.

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^ yep.

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definatalie:

fuckyeahfatpositive:

queerfathungry:

Hello, I am Fat

“I don’t give a shit what causes anyone’s fatness. It’s irrelevant and it’s none of my business. I am not making excuses, because I have nothing to excuse. I reject the notion that thinness is the goal, that thin = better—that I am an unfinished thing and that my life can really start when I lose weight.”

FUCK YES!

Oh my god. I just read this entire post and pretty much died like at least fifty-seven times throughout. This is SO INCREDIBLE omg I want to hug Lindy West until my fat little arms fall off.

“Rolls of exposed flesh are unsightly” is in no way a “tame statement of fact.” It is not a fact at all—it is an incredibly cruel, subjective opinion that reinforces destructive, paternalistic, oppressive beauty ideals. I am not unsightly. No one deserves to be told that they’re unsightly. But this is what’s behind this entire thing—it’s not about “health,” it’s about “eeeewwwww.” You think fat people are icky…. And sorry, I reject your eeeeeewwww.”

(Also, as always: DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS! They are predictably triggering, offensive and absurd.)

Read it. Commented. Shared it on Google Reader.

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{ as you read about the trail of Brisenia Flores’s murderers… }

radicallyhottoff:

Please note how rarely MSM is calling her murderers white supremacists and how rarely the organization they are a part of is called a hate group.

Notice how key phrases like “hotly contested issue” keep coming up as code words for “white supremacist violence.” Notice how the Minutemen are never called a terrorist organization. Notice how Brisenia is always mentioned in context of the little white girl shot during the Giffords shooting—as if Brisenia only became important and a tragedy *after* a white girl was killed. As if the only thing that could help us to understand the tragedy of Brisenia is first understanding a tragedy through a lens of whiteness. 

Remember that Brisenia was killed first. And that she was specifically murdered because of the color of her skin. 

What happened to Brisenia was an act of white supremacist violence. White supremacy is gendered male—and sees brown children as “anchors” and brown girl children as the next generation of resource drainers. Race IS gender. Citizenship IS gender. Border crossing is a direct threat to white supremacy. 

This is the truth we miss unless we teach other how to find it. 

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“Blaine will openly question whether bisexuality is real. I think that some people will love that discussion and some will not love it.”

Ryan Murphy, Out.com (via leeyna)

Go fuck yourself, Ryan Murphy. (via fannybaws)

That’s enough, Ryan Murphy.

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Are you fucking kidding me? It’s because of people like you that when I go with a girl to a party, straight guys make dumb-ass explicit comments about us. When I tell them I’m bisexual, they always have that stupid smirk and a stupid question about threesome, but it’s funny, they’re kidding, god, why are you so upset, it’s not that big a deal.

Fuck you, Ryan Murphy, and how you seem to think the only important part of the spectrum is being a gay male. Because a subplot about lesbians would turn it into a show about “being gay” (the horror) while a subplot about Kurt is totally fine as well as the transphobic shit you’ve put in.

I just. I can’t even.

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Just when I think I can’t dislike Ryan Murphy anymore…

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And I’m officially over “Glee.” Screw off Ryan Murphy.

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Are they also going to have a discussion about whether or not gravity is real? Maybe a subplot about whether or not the world is round?

I think it’s time to stop validating viewpoints that exist solely to erase identities. Why not have a conversation about how goddamn stupid it is to question if bisexuality is real? Why not a conversation about how we as individuals don’t get to decide the question of identity and orientation for anyone other than ourselves?

(via therotund) I love darren criss but seriously. Ryan Murphy. You are an asshat. (via williamaweasley)

Hey Ryan do you think the fuckin’ planet is flat too? Fuck off and eat a hornets’ nest.

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agree with all of the above commentary.  fuck that guy and fuck his erasing bullshit.  THEIR HATRED ONLY MAKES MY FILTHY MULTISEXUAL PERVERSIONS STROOOOOOONGER

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darling80m:

“Blame the Muslims”: Violence Against Women in Egypt - Huffington Post

almaswithinalmas:

As soon as CBS announced yesterday that correspondent Lara Logan had been sexually assaulted while covering the Egyptian protests, the media sprang alive in search of a scapegoat….

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{ LINK: Atchka!: For the douchelord who laments the oppression of rich white men }

atchka:

From “Understanding Mobility in America

The key findings relating to intergenerational mobility include the following:

  • Children from low-income families have only a 1 percent chance of reaching the top 5 percent of the income distribution, versus children of the rich who have about a 22…

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