The World’s first Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin relaxes at the billiard table on April 13, 1961, the day after his historic space flight on board Vostock 1.
A man braves a flood in Odisha, India to save a cat and her kittens
My hero, forever.
"After 22 years of injustice and inhuman living in camps with nobody caring for us, we feel that we have the very full right to protect our revolution, we have all the right to protect our revolution. Our Code of Morals is Our Revolution. What serves our revolution, what helps our revolution, what protects our revolution is right, is very right and honourable and very noble and very beautiful, because our revolution means justice, means having our homes back, having back our country, which is a very just and noble aim."
-My People Shall Live The Autobiography of a Revolutionary, Leila Khaled (via bonjour-habibti)
At the age of 25, Leila Khaled gained worldwide notoriety for hijacking planes to bring attention to the plight of Palestinians whose land had been stolen and settled by Zionists. In 1969, armed with handguns and grenades, under the direction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Leila became the first woman to ever hijack a plane.
She commandeered a flight from Rome bound for Athens and demanded that the pilot fly over her birthplace, Haifa, where her family was forced from their home by Zionist Israeli settlers. No flight personnel or passengers were injured, but the plane was blown up.
She still rejects any charges of terrorism leveled at her, explaining in a recent interview, “There is a difference between terrorism and armed struggle. Palestinians have the right under international law, to struggle by all means, including armed struggle.”