Western onlookers have a very firm notion of the trajectory along which LGBTQ rights should advance. That trajectory places trans rights as a clear “next step,” something that can only be achieved once the groundwork has been laid by the advancement of the “L,” “G,” and perhaps “B” contingencies (representing lesbian, gay, and bisexual, respectively). But the Lebanese courts are not following that trajectory. The same ruling that decriminalized homosexuality also formally recognized gender variation and codified principles of self-identification.
I understood this wrong when I first read about it, but only because I did not dare to hope for this. And yet..
This makes me very happy.
On another note, did you know that in the 1970s Iraq’s “date” exports supplied more than 68% of the global consumption? Generating revenues of around 40 million USD (in the currency value of 1970), which is approximately 251 Million USD now, and in post-2003 Iraq began to IMPORT dates and palm trees/seeds from Saudi Arabia.
I dream of the day I can buy Iraqi dates from the grocery store!!
That’s really intense
Family and friends are in mourning and shock after the alleged murder of a Texas lesbian couple. As KHOU is reporting, a beer deliveryman discovered the bodies of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, both 24, next to a dumpster outside of the Fishe…
Once again how violence is targeted at black queer people/ women. Black and brown bodies are not expendable, when will people stop focusing on trying to hide that racism exists and start taking action against the cause of why so many are intentionally targeted with brutal violence in this way?
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that at least 550 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state have launched a hunger strike.
The detainees, who have been refusing to eat since Friday, are demanding better food, safer working conditions and for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order ending deportations, according to Maru Mora Villalpando, founder of Latino Advocacy.
The hunger strikers, Villalpando said, are part of a growing, nationwide campaign against the U.S. immigration policy. Villalpando put the number of hunger strikers at 1,200, more than twice what ICE reported to Al Jazeera.
(Photo: Joe Barrentine/The News Tribune/AP Photo)
Yes yes yes, folx this is so important. Most people (at least yesterday) that were participating in the outside demonstrations are families. We have mothers and their children, people who have loved ones incarcerated within this institution standing in the rain, screaming to have their loved ones inside hear. We need more people out, more people showing solidarity, we need to fill the streets till there is no room surrounding the detention center. Stop deportations, no one is illegal, hold the settlers of this land and their descendents who make money on the caging of human beings accountable. This ethnic cleansing state can no longer uphold itself on the backs of indigenous, immigrant, global south peoples. I hope to see more people out in support on Tuesday.
Also we have been told and the media doesn’t want it to be know, that all detainees withing the NW detention center are on hunger strike that is 1000+ people, this is important!
Follow this link to find a short clip and analysis that considers intersections of privilege and colonialism.
|White people:||Remember 911|
|White people:||Remember the Holocaust|
|White people:||Remember The Alamo|
|White people:||Remember the American Revolution|
|White people:||Remember Pearl Harbor|
|White people:||Slavery? Come on are you still stuck on that? It's time to move on that was yearsssssss ago no one cares anymore|
All y’all going to DC are going to live blog w/ pics the whole time right?
i do not understand this liberal obsession with nonviolent resistance, but neither do i understand this leftist glorification of armed resistance. we do not bear arms in struggle because we’re too hot headed to give peace a chance as liberals think, but neither do we bear…