A Crashing Train of Thought

carlboygenius:

Hemp is a Sensible, Sustainable, Highly-Industrializable Plant

We should utilize it. Hemp could solve many problems.

END PROHIBITION. It is NOT just about smoking.

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winnememwintuvoice:

Support Winnemem Wintu Cultural Survival!
SIGN the petition and SHARE.  PETITION LINK:http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/support-winnemem-cultural-1 Then write your congress representatives directly!  No matter what state you live in, your federal legislators will vote on this.  Tell them to vote NO on raising Shasta Dam!
This is not a drill.  This is as real as it gets.

As horrible as this is, saving a community isn’t going to be enough of a reason for the legislators to vote no. California’s drought is an issue that needs to be addressed and it needs to be addressed with a strategy to change water usage and processing. If legislation hasn’t sympathized before, I doubt they’ll do it now. They need a different option.

winnememwintuvoice:

Support Winnemem Wintu Cultural Survival!

SIGN the petition and SHARE.

PETITION LINK:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/support-winnemem-cultural-1

Then write your congress representatives directly!  No matter what state you live in, your federal legislators will vote on this.  Tell them to vote NO on raising Shasta Dam!

This is not a drill.  This is as real as it gets.

As horrible as this is, saving a community isn’t going to be enough of a reason for the legislators to vote no. California’s drought is an issue that needs to be addressed and it needs to be addressed with a strategy to change water usage and processing. If legislation hasn’t sympathized before, I doubt they’ll do it now. They need a different option.

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treehuggingurbanist:

chztn:

Underwater Room - Manta Resort

The Underwater Room is a three-storey floating platform by Manta ResortThe bottommost part is submerged under water, whilst the upper roof functions as a place for stargazing and sunbathing.

I don’t know that I could go to sleep!!

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

(Source: feu-follet, via selfdeterminingmenofcolor)

this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

literallysame:

juilan:

Friendly reminder: Eating foods that aren’t from your own ethnicity is cultural appropriation so please don’t do it!!
( ◕ ◡ ◕ ) thank u~

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*eats whatever I damn well please.*

If you are so concerned then take it up with the Nepalese, Indians, and Chinese, who successfully run their own ethnic restaurants near white suburbans areas. Why not tell them to quit selling their culture to white people? Why not tell bloggers to quit posting their cultures’ recipes in English? If those groups didn’t provide the merchandise, whites would have a harder time appropriating culture.

Just like stereotypes, not all aspects of cultural appropriation carries the same weight, especially when it directly benefits POC or gives them a platform to represent their culture.

Lets take your logic a step further. If people travel to different countries, don’t you think they should eat food that is available to them? Don’t you think people should culture themselves? What does it sound like when someone enters a country (US or other) and believes they should only eat their own nation’s cuisine because to do otherwise would be a form of cultural appropriation?

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