Posts tagged ‘submission’

November 25th, 2012

so-treu: fuckyeahhistorycrushes: Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a…



so-treu:

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a Japanese-American who did a lot of amazing things.

From wikipedia:

To protest of the use of napalm in Vietnam in 1968, he announced that a dog would be burned alive in front of the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt Library. Thousands turned up to protest, only to find a message from Kuromiya: “Congratulations on your anti-napalm protest. You saved the life of a dog. Now, how about saving the lives of tens of thousands of people in Vietnam.”

BOOM.

November 8th, 2012

womenwhokickass: Doreen Lawrence: Why she kicks ass Activist,…



womenwhokickass:

Doreen Lawrence: Why she kicks ass

  • Activist, Writer, Mother
  • Mother of Stephen Lawrence; a black teenager who was murdered in London (UK) at the age of 18 in a brutal racial attack in 1993
  • Doreen cited the institutional racism of the Metropolitan Police in light of the treatment of her son’s case. She brought to light the unprofessionalism and incompetence shown by the police that were intrinsically linked to racist presumptions in relation to Stephen.
  • In 1999, after years of campaigning, and garnering the support of many in the community, the media and politics, a wide-ranging judicial inquiry into the circumstances of Stephen’s death was established, rousing great interest in the Metropolitan Police’s attitude towards PoC. 
  • She helped overturn double jeopardy law in the UK, allowing Stephen’s case to go to trial again and leading to the subsequent imprisonment of two of Stephen’s five attackers; David Norris and Gary Dobson.
  • Doreen Lawrence continues to campaign for justice for her son as well as for other victims of racist crime. She has worked to secure further reforms of the police service.
  • She also founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, a charity of a multifarious nature and great community value that started out as means to help underpriveleged aspiring architects, as Stephen dreamt of becoming one himself. 
  • She is a member of both the board and the council of a human rights organisation called Liberty, and is also  a patron of hate crime charity Stop Hate UK.
  • Though Lawrence has recieved much praise and success for her charitable work and campaigning, she often stresses that she would give it all up to have her son back.

I remember this case—the police assumed the parents would be uneducated and docile and this heartbroken woman kicked their asses.

October 20th, 2012

cabinporn: Handbuilt cabin in Washington State. Writes owner…



cabinporn:

Handbuilt cabin in Washington State.

Writes owner Bryan Graham:

Built in 1978 over a nine month period without power tools while living in a tent next to the site. About a week after moving into the cabin, during the night a large alder fell through the middle of the tent. This was home for several years.

October 12th, 2012

oldpunkflyers: Last show ever.



oldpunkflyers:

Last show ever.

September 3rd, 2012

cabinporn: Caretaker’s cabin on Borestone Mountain, Maine….



cabinporn:

Caretaker’s cabin on Borestone Mountain, Maine.  

From submitter Jere DeWaters:

The cabin, along with two large lodges and lots of other outbuildings is accessible only by boat after a rough ride or hike up the side of the mountain.  Imagine my surprise to find a full-sized Steinway grand piano in the main room —in tune, too.  The caretaker’s cabin is just big enough for a single bed, writing desk, chair, and fireplace.  The door and window trim are made of spruce bark that has been peeled and soaked in the lake.  When it softens enough it is laid to dry flat and used for ‘sprucing’ up around the doors and windows, so to speak.     

August 9th, 2012

meganwest: shananaomi: eaglebadges: I am submitting on behalf…



meganwest:

shananaomi:

eaglebadges:

I am submitting on behalf of my husband. I am very proud of him for taking this stand. 

another night crying over these letters. thank you, sir.

No, not brave at all.

activism.

August 2nd, 2012

Betty always.



Betty always.

July 25th, 2012

cabinporn: Ship cabin on the coast of British Columbia, Canada….



cabinporn:

Ship cabin on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Submitter Mark McInnis says,

8 children were born and raised here!

Packing.

July 19th, 2012

cabinporn: Spruce log and sod roof cabin of author Robert…



cabinporn:

Spruce log and sod roof cabin of author Robert Service in Dawson City, Yukon. Built in 1897. Submitted by Tom Fowlks.

May 25th, 2012

HAVE COUCH – BAY AREA (NORTH OAKLAND), CALIFORNIA

transhousingnetwork:

Hi, I am a 25yo queer mixed (white and Latina)  cis-woman with a couch available in north oakland (by the MacArthur bart). I live with my sister, a 20yo cis-woman…she’s moving out soon, so I wanted to offer up my couch to a queer or trans kid for a long-term stay…totally free, though it’d be nice if you could do a lil tidying up or something in exchange (i’m kinda disorganized). Please be responsible and easy-going…I am doing this because I was a queer teen runaway who worked really hard to survive, and now that I have a stable life I want to help someone going through what I went through. My apartment’s not much—it’s a one bedroom, and it might be a lil crowded with 3 people until my sister moves out, but coming from NYC i’m used to it. I have one dog(a chihuahua) and one cat. We smoke marijuana, but no hard drugs please. On the ground floor, so possibly wheelchair accessible…there’s one raised step before the door, but it seems like it’d be fairly easy to push a wheelchair over it, and the bathroom is a little small but probably wheelchair doable. If you’re interested, you can email me or leave a note here…my tumblr is crazythatcatches.tumblr.com

the transgender housing network will make you love people again, a little. As soon as my houseguest leaves, I’m putting my couch up.