We either live free or we die here.

A Palestinian in Gaza, from this interview with BBC (quote begins at 2 minutes)

Extended quote:

Palestinian man: “We either live free or we die here.”

Interviewer: “What about the argument that if Hamas stopped firing rockets into Israel—”

Palestinian man: “No, no, this is not an argument. We have lived under blockade for the last seven years. We have been deprived for the last seven years. Don’t talk to me about rockets that is so tiny small. Look at this! [motioning to rubble of a destroyed neighborhood] This is a nonsense argument. We didn’t start it, they started it. In the 2008 agreement they fulfilled nothing. 2012 agreement, they fulfilled nothing. Why should we believe this time the ceasefire when they say let’s negotiate? Negotiating with the Israelis is a waste of time.”

If Gaza were the United States, the toll would be 235,252 dead, and 1,171,939. In 23 days.
That’s equal to 1.4 million casualties. In 23 days.
That’s equal to 78 September 11 attacks. In 23 days.
That’s equal to 4 times all American deaths in Vietnam War. In 23 days.
Arun Gupta
When the whole apartment is clean but I still have writers’ block

When the whole apartment is clean but I still have writers’ block

Anonymous said: If you truly learned Marx, you wouldn't be a marxist.

Hate to break it to you, but I’ve closely studied Marx and a I’m definitely a Marxist.  But way to imitate mansplaining tone the best I’ve seen on the internet.  (Or maybe it isn’t an imitiation?)

When someone asks me if I’m a feminist

When someone asks me if I’m a feminist

When a male customer strokes my cheek while making his sexist comment

When a male customer strokes my cheek while making his sexist comment

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ISRAEL IS KILLING.  They are resilient people who have survived seven years of siege and 66 years of illegal occupation. 

My whole heart is with them. #STANDWITHGAZA #BoycottIsrael

#ISupportGaza because you can’t be neutral on a moving train.

#fromtherivertothesea #freePalestine #boycottIsrael #longlivetheIntifada

When a customer yells at me for a mistake they made…while they are still on their phone

When a customer yells at me for a mistake they made…while they are still on their phone

Y'all feel me on being a woman in academia, am I right?

Yeah, I'm a Marxist historian and social theorist and I'm sick as fuck of cis-dudes thinking their penis gives them insight into Das Kapital. Working to build a left where Marxist-Feminist is redundant.

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