msmarvelouss:

Get to know meme- five artists

M.I.A.

"The Third World deserves freedom of speech just like everyone else. We want to fight the battle to say what we want, whether to be serious or just make fun of ourselves. That’s what ‘Worldtown’ is about, that’s what ‘Paper Planes’ is about. It’s what people in the third world live through."

bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:


A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

bunmer:

redhester:

bunmer:

A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

glumshoe:

The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead.

blacklily13:

donc-desole:

nerdfaceangst:

nerdfaceangst:

cthulhu:

chairhiro:

feigenbaumsworld:

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Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

[1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296

[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics

 

we’re almost 3/4 of the way there!! c’mon guys, every bit counts!

will it ever stop

fucking signal boost

IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

IF THE U.S. FALLS TO THIS IT WILL OPEN OTHER DANGEROUS DOORS INTERNATIONALLY.

Last one, SIGNAL BOOST!!!

Signed it. As of 1 PM EST on 12 September 2014, we have 248,053 out of 300K. SIGNAL BOOST!


apaathy:

welcome to nowheresville USA where the old ladies have rly pretty gardens


amormoveosol:

musik-ist—leben:

il-tenore-regina:

vivelareine:

—Marie Antoinette (2006)

 Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

//Also known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges. It is confirmed that they did meet each other, they lived under the same roof for a little while in Paris.

Saint-Georges was well known as a soloist. The Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2 is an example of such a work used to display this ability as a performer.

Saint-Georges also commissioned and conducted Haydn’s Paris Symphonies, so we have him to thank for that. However, he was not a crucial figure in Mozart’s life since Mozart did not make his mark in Paris successfully.

I do not think it is correct to say that Saint-Georges was a major influence on Mozart. Mozart had to compose for Parisian taste, as did Saint-Georges, in order to make a living there. An example of the Parisian taste is evident in Mozart’s concerto for flute and harp, K. 299. It does not show the colour and emotion we so often hear in his later works.

This is not discrediting Saint-Georges. I only wish for people to see him as a great composer in his own right rather than associating him with more well-known composers.

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y’all realize martial law is back in ferguson right

ruininoyima:

there’s an armored convoy about tossing tear gas now so much for that fucking “resolution” earlier today

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don’t let this shit die. we still don’t have justice and even at that police CONTINUE to oppress the people so quit it and start paying attention again. open your eyes.


voodouqueen:

A lesson to white tumblr

❝I haven’t got a heart: only the former site of one, with a monument there to say that it has been removed and the area it occupied turned into a public garden, in pursuance of the slum-clearance scheme.❞
– T.E. Lawrence (via greenkneehighs)