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40-Year-Old American Bombs from the Laotian Secret War Still Cause Two Casualties a Week

Every day, Manixia Thor and her team of 20 women wake up knowing the jobs they have to go to could get them blown to smithereens. Unexploded American cluster bombs could detonate at any moment as they excavate dangerous areas of Laos with their metal detectors. Since the Laotian “Secret War” ended some 40 years ago, millions of these unexploded bombs lay dormant across the country, regularly maiming children and ruining or ending the lives of the thousands who accidentally set them off.

Due to Western involvement in foreign coup d’états, alleged third-party funding of rebel uprisings, and diplomatic meetings behind closed doors, history has seen many wars fought in a way that could be considered secret. Few secret wars, however, laid and continue to lay siege to a native population like the Secret War in Laos—an undeclared state of conflict so brutal that it gave Laos the official title of being history’s most bombed country.

For nine years, from 1964 to 1973, the US government dropped over two million tons of cluster bombs and other heavy artillery on Laos. They did all this to help the Royal Lao Government (RLG) combat the far-left communist rebel group Pathet Lao, whose members were trying to, and eventually succeeded in, overthrowing them and taking control of the country.

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thepeoplesrecord:

Today (May 9, 2013) is the 66th anniversary of the start of the first Freedom Ride.

It was called the Journey of Reconciliation, and white & black activists rode (otherwise) segregated buses through four southern states.

The interstate bus ride, lasted from April 9-23, and was designed to test the June 3, 1946 Supreme Court ruling that said Black passengers could not be forced to sit at the back of the bus. Bayard Rustin, a 101 Changemaker, participated in and helped to organize the ride. The riders were arrested several times.

Later rides and riders would be violently attacked by racist mobs.

Read more in: 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History.

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Pledge Allegiance to the Struggle

Pledge Allegiance to the Struggle

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beyoncespenis:

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AVATAR BEYONCE GISELLE KNOWLES HYPHEN CARTER BENDING THE FOUR ELEMENTS AS SHE GEARS UP TO TAKE BACK HER CROWN FROM THOSE WHO DOUBTED HER RELEVANCE WITH 4

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Afropolitan Dreams
Artist: Blitz The Ambassador 
Stylist: Joshua Kissi 
Photography/Creative Direction: J. Quazi King
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quazimottoonwax:

Afropolitan Dreams

Artist: Blitz The Ambassador 

Stylist: Joshua Kissi 

Photography/Creative Direction: J. Quazi King

http://quazimottoonwax.tumblr.com/

Instagram = @Quazimottoonwx 

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youngblackandvegan:

HEAD WRAP SUPREMACY!
must try them all this summer!!!!!!!!!!111

youngblackandvegan:

HEAD WRAP SUPREMACY!

must try them all this summer!!!!!!!!!!111

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thechanelmuse:

Photos that speak: Fuck your fountain. Fuck your tree. Fuck voter suppression. Fuck your labels. Fuck your stereotypes. Fuck your hatred. Fuck your restaurants. Fuck that dude. Fuck police brutality. Fuck white supremacy. 

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dashuri96:

http://www.inglotcosmetics.com/nails/products/141

this retailer sells a halal nail polish. this allows for oxygen and water to go through the nail, which makes it acceptable to wear during prayer. spread the word. 

“Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day.” (source)

respect! I didn’t know this was a thing. but yay!

Wow this is a fantastic thing and everyone should know about it!

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