Vittorio Arrigoni (4 February 1975 – 15 April 2011)
Was an Italian reporter, writer, pacifist and activist. worked with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the Gaza Strip, from 2008 until his death.
Arrigoni maintained a website, Guerrilla Radio, and published a book of his experiences in Gaza during the 2008–09 Gaza War between Hamas and Israel.
I remember the day I heard that he was killed by Israel. May he and every other martyr for Palestine, rest in peace.
The Palestinians who were martyred today in Gaza in Khan Yunis following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 11, 2014.
A Yemeni inmate at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay will on Tuesday launch the first court bid to make the military respond to allegations of inhumane force-feeding of the prison’s hunger strikers.
“This is the first time that any court will compare what the prisoners are saying about the torturous methods with what the military is saying,” said Clive Stafford Smith, director of London-based human rights group Reprieve and the legal counsel in the case.
Stafford Smith is representing Emad Abdullah Hassan in his filing against President Barack Obama. Hassan is a 34-year-old Yemeni national who, Stafford Smith said, has mounted a “continuous hunger strike” since 2007.
(Photo: Photo courtesy of Reprieve)
Transphobes will still hate trans people regardless of how nice we are.
Queerphobes will hate queer people regardless of how nice we are.
Sexists will still hate women regardless of how nice we are.
Racists will still hate people of color regardless of how nice we are.
It doesn’t matter what we say or how we say it, they will still hate. And if your “support” is totally dependent on oppressed people’s tone and attitude, then you weren’t a supporter to begin with.
On March 11, 1985, Israeli forces invaded the southern Lebanese town of Zrarieh, massacring 40 people (some estimates go up to 70), 24 from Harakat Amal, and the rest civilians. Hundreds of men were arrested (including my grandfather and some of my uncles)…
It’s sad from this poster, we know exactly what happened.
this makes me so angry
Whenever I hear people defending rapists by making excuses such as 'they lead them on' or 'did you see what they were wearing' I casually interrupt them and ask if 'my six-year-old-self was asking for it by simply wearing a uniform to school?'.
IT. SHUTS. THEM. UP. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
It’s not the right approach for people to sensationalize this story and say: You were a trans woman in a men’s prison. Because at the end of the day, all prisons are bad for all people—trans, cys, gay, straight, Black, white, Asian, brown, purple, polka-dotted, striped, zebra, alien or whatever.
Yes, I had my issues. I dealt with extra discrimination and extra scrutiny. I had to deal with things that other people wouldn’t have had to deal with in prison because I was a trans woman in a men’s prison. Of course, it was upsetting, and it was hard.
But I was blessed to have the support of a team that was willing to support me in this fight against the system. Not everyone in there had that—not everyone had support or someone to help them or be there for them, to protect them or understand them or get them in touch with the right resources. I was blessed to have that.
So yes, I can say how hard it was for me, but what about the people in prison who are there wrongfully or for petty charges or because of the criminalization of everything? There are men and women who have been in there for days, years, even decades—what about them?