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Indian Female Revolutionary & Top Military Leader Dies

deafmuslimpunx:

R.I.P

NEW DELHI — Top Indian female revolutionary Lakshmi Sehgal, who fought Allied forces during World War II, died on Monday following a heart attack, a doctor said. She was 97.

Sehgal, who fought against Britain and its allies in an all-female regiment organised by Indian radical Subhash Chandra Bose, was hospitalised last Thursday after suffering a heart attack in the northern city of Kanpur.

The mother of two daughters slipped into a coma following a brain haemorrhage and was in critical condition until she died, a hospital doctor said.

“She was put on ventilator support but due to her advanced age she succumbed to multiple organ failure,” Kanpur Medical Centre hospital chief V.K. Johri told AFP by telephone.

Born on October 24, 1914, to a lawyer in the southern Indian city Chennai, then known as Madras, Sehgal studied medicine and practised as a gynaecologist before travelling to Singapore in 1940.

After three years in Singapore she met fiery nationalist Bose, who famously broke ranks with Indian independence champion Mahatma Gandhi over his non-violent approach to combating British rule on the sub-continent.

Bose, revered as a hero by many, enlisted Sehgal into his Indian National Army where she fought in a female regiment named after 18th-century Hindu warrior queen Laxmibai.

Sehgal was arrested in 1945 at the end of World War II as she retreated from the jungles of Myanmar towards India’s northeastern city of Imphal.

The revolutionary, known as “Captain Sehgal” by her supporters, was held under house arrest for several months in Myanmar and was then brought to Kolkata and freed, according to one of her daughters, Subhashini Ali.

“In terms of progressive female revolutionaries, Sehgal was number one because she also had a vision for social change and wanted equity in the Indian society,” said historian R. Gopinath from New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University.

“Sehgal and Bose were also instrumental in waging an armed opposition to the British, which was the first systematic opposition to colonial rule after the (anti-British) revolt of 1857 in India,” Gopinath told AFP.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent his condolences, describing her as an “icon of liberal values and selfless service”.

After India’s independence from the British in 1947, Sehgal joined the country’s main Marxist party which nominated her to a seat in the federal parliament’s upper house in 1971.

In 1998, India gave Sehgal the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award and four years later she unsuccessfully contested India’s presidential elections.

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Race has everything to do with it.

thinkspeakstress:

I’m not ready to talk about this new case. But for now, I’m only going to say this one thing, because I just can’t handle this yet. The wounds of Trayvon Martin’s case have barely begun to heal, and already, I and every other Black person, are being reminded of our worth. I’m being reminded yet again that any given day could be the day that I get the phone call that my nephew, my niece, my sister, my brother, my mother, my grandparents, have been killed for no god damn reason other than that they were Black.

I can not handle thinking that yet another little Black boy—a child was killed in cold blood. And in front of his mother.

Innocent Black person.

Murdered by a white person.

Again.

Again.

AGAIN.

Again as in, “another day that ends with “y”” AGAIN.

As in, “every day” AGAIN.

I’m not saying Black people don’t attack other Black people. But that’s not what I’m talking about. What I’m talking about, specifically, is white people—who are privileged because of their skin, who are considered the norm, who are considered superior, who the media, the government, everybody uplifts as the greatest people since the birth of time—killing Black people—people who have been consistently spat on, shat on, kicked around, dehumanized, oppressed, othered, and marginalized since white people realized we existed.

And people want to act like these are all isolated incidents. Because 29 murders (these are the reported ones, mind you), plus one shooting spree in which all of the victims were Black, clearly adds up to isolated incidents.

Let me put this megaphone on high for all the white folk in the back. You can plug up your ears all you want to, but you are going to hear this, and I don’t give a fuck whether you want to or not:

When people of color are getting murdered again and again by white people.

When those white people are consistently getting let off the hook for said murders, again and again.

When this happens every fucking day.

It is not an isolated incident.

It’s an epidemic.

And race has everything to do with it.

Let’s say they are isolated incidents. You know what that makes this? A series.

A series of awful events. You know what that is?

IT’S AN EPIDEMIC.

EITHER WAY, IT ADDS UP TO THE SAME GOD DAMN THING.

SO WHY ARE WE STILL DENYING IT?

Race has EVERYTHING to do with it.

EVERYTHING!

Let me say it again: I don’t care that you think we’re being irrational. Until your child being murdered and their murderer being let off, or given a pay raise and a god damn vacation, is a legitimate fear that you have every time your child steps out the door, you don’t get to tell us we’re being irrational.

I don’t care that you love the cops. That only shows that you don’t understand the first thing we’re going through.

I don’t care that this will hurt your little white feelings. These are my people being murdered by yours, and being excused by a system that was created by yours, to show you favor, and it consistently lets the rest of us who weren’t born white know that our lives have less value. Do you understand that? The government—who is supposed to be for the people—for all people, regardless of color—thinks that we have less value than white people.

I don’t care if this makes you upset. I don’t care if you want to keep your ears plugged. You can plug them and whine and baww at me all you want, but you are going to hear this. If you’re going to cry, it’s going to be for a god damn reason.

Race. Has EVERYTHING. To do with it.

Denying it won’t make it go away.

Ignoring it won’t make it go away.

Not talking about it won’t make it go away.

White people, you consistently give us these suggestions and act like we haven’t tried these things! Guess what? WE HAVE. And you know what happened?

NOTHING.

Nothing got better.

Nothing stopped.

Nothing went away.

The same shit kept happening, but now, it was worse because everyone was fucking ignoring it.

A PoC who attacks a white person will get more time in prison than a white person who murders one of us. They will get a harsher punishment. The white victim will get news coverage. A PoC gets attacked by a white person and they get charged and jailed for their own god damn attack. They get vilified. They get everyone trying their damndest to dig up irrelevant past sins in order to try to justify their murder. Even in the case of Darius, who stood on his porch and did nothing but his fucking chores, white people are scrambling to insist that he was a thug. A child doing his chores is a thug who deserved it. Do you understand the difference between you as a white person, and us as people of color?

Race has everything to do with it.

The reason we say it’s because of race is because we know. It’s because this is too fucking familiar to us. To the point where we know it inside and out. It’s fucking terrifying.

There is a reason why the people who know that it has to do with race are always PoC, and the people who insist that race has nothing to do with it are white.

YOU don’t have to worry about it.

YOU don’t have to worry about whether or not you will be shot because your skin color arouses suspicion.

YOU don’t experience the crippling fear of watching your children leave the house, and worrying that you might never see them again because their skin color makes them a target to everyone who is supposed to be protecting them.

And if something does happen, you don’t have to worry that justice will be delayed, or even wonder if it will be served at all. For you, justice is hot, or at the very least, warm. Always. For us, it is a dish served cold and undercooked, if it’s even brought to the table in the first place. And most times, it’s not.

There is a reason why most PoC distrust the police, and white people do.

There is a reason why when a victim of anything is a PoC and the cops do nothing, we aren’t surprised.

When a hate crime happens, yes, we’re shocked by the ugliness. But when have you ever seen us be surprised that it happened? When have you ever seen us surprised that justice wasn’t served? What? Never?

I. WONDER. WHY.

This isn’t rocket science, white people. It’s not. IT’S NOT.

For us, this is nothing new.

For us, this is nothing new.

For us. This is nothing. new.

THIS. IS NOTHING. NEW. TO US.

THIS IS CONSISTENT.

THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH RACE.

THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH RACE.

THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH RACE.

And you can plug your ears, and give every excuse in the book if you want to. But that doesn’t change the truth.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE WHITE FOLK:

If you’re going to comment and try to be cute or willfully obtuse? Save it for your mama. Because I will not tolerate it.

If you, white people, dare try to give “I can totally relate because here’s what happened to me” stories. If you try to say that perhaps we should behave/act/dress/speak/think/ this way or that way, don’t bother. Because we’ve heard it before from other white people who are just as obtuse as you’re about to be. If you’re going to say that we need to be nicer, and that this hurt your feelings? SAVE IT. Because I DO NOT, HAVE NOT, WILL NOT, AND DO NOT EVER PLAN TO GIVE A FUCK, NOR ANY SEMBLANCE OF ONE. If you’re going to say, “Well, I wanted to try and learn about this, but…this was so rude, so now I don’t care anymore,” then don’t bother, because you’re a fucking liar who didn’t give a shit in the first place. If you’re going to comment with ridiculous colorblind bullshit, SAVE IT. Because if after reading all of this, you still feel any “we’re all human” colorblind remark you have to say could be appropriate, then you missed the entire fucking point and therefore have no place opening your god damn mouth. If you want to tell me that you are a special white snowflake who “isn’t like that”, SHUT UP. Because if you feel the need to come onto this post and make it all about you ? You’re exactly like that. If you feel the need to come in and say, “All white people” aren’t like that, then again, shut the fuck up. Y’all really think we don’t know? Your comment isn’t appropriate, nor is it welcome, here. If you’re going to whine? Save it. No one cares. It’s not about you. If you want to ask questions? Don’t. Our mourning is not the time for you to come in asking shit and trying to get us to educate you, and you don’t get to capitalize on our fears and pains, not when we’re hurting, not when we’re joyous, not fucking ever.

And yes. You are that predictable. Because nearly every single one of you say one, all, or a combination of any of those things. Every. Fucking. Time.

Race. Has everything. To do with it.

firsttimeuser:

Lion in a sidecar on The Wall Of Death

firsttimeuser:

Lion in a sidecar on The Wall Of Death

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angelophile:

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You have the power to save Sean Bean from dying in yet another film.

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seriouslyamerica:

There are more bullets to this list, but it’s telling that they list death as the first way to escape your student loans.

seriouslyamerica:

There are more bullets to this list, but it’s telling that they list death as the first way to escape your student loans.

thedailywhat:

RIP: Don Cornelius, creator and host of the legendary musical variety show Soul Train, was found dead this morning of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound in his home in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 75.
Introducing many Americans to soul music through his hit TV show which premiered in 1971, Cornelius helped promote the careers of such musical icons as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson.
He is perhaps best remembered, even among non-viewers, for his signature catchphrase, with which he would end each show: “I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!” 
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thedailywhat:

RIP: Don Cornelius, creator and host of the legendary musical variety show Soul Train, was found dead this morning of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound in his home in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 75.

Introducing many Americans to soul music through his hit TV show which premiered in 1971, Cornelius helped promote the careers of such musical icons as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson.

He is perhaps best remembered, even among non-viewers, for his signature catchphrase, with which he would end each show: “I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!” 

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lifestwistandturns:

A day of Silence. 
My friend (on the right) and I (left duh) and a whole group of kids from school dressed in all black and put red duct up our mouths and didn’t speak for a whole day we also put the tape on our shirts and pants and wrote “LIFE” on the tape. 
The black clothes was to mourn the loss of life, the red is the blood that has been shed through abortions,we didn’t talk/facebook all day we gave up our voice for those who would never have one, and writing LIFE on the duct tape if for how we’re going to over power both the mourning and death.
Together we can end this injustice and beat this culture of death :)  


Yes, how DARE a person decide to get rid of a bundle of cells! I mean, it’s disgusting they can do what they want with their bodies.  Seriously, my face when people are like this.

syntheticaudio:

lifestwistandturns:

A day of Silence. 

My friend (on the right) and I (left duh) and a whole group of kids from school dressed in all black and put red duct up our mouths and didn’t speak for a whole day we also put the tape on our shirts and pants and wrote “LIFE” on the tape. 

The black clothes was to mourn the loss of life, the red is the blood that has been shed through abortions,we didn’t talk/facebook all day we gave up our voice for those who would never have one, and writing LIFE on the duct tape if for how we’re going to over power both the mourning and death.

Together we can end this injustice and beat this culture of death :)  

Yes, how DARE a person decide to get rid of a bundle of cells! I mean, it’s disgusting they can do what they want with their bodies. Seriously, my face when people are like this.

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schoolis4chumps:

10-of-cups:

just put in in perspective… no offense ment. but really?

how does this only have 13 notes?

schoolis4chumps:

10-of-cups:

just put in in perspective… no offense ment. but really?

how does this only have 13 notes?

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siesindmeintodeswunsch:

i dressed up for a while.

siesindmeintodeswunsch:

i dressed up for a while.

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life:

THIS JUST IN: We are incredibly saddened to say that ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn has died earlier this morning in a tragic car accident in Pennsylvania. It goes without saying that Ryan Dunn will be missed.
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life:

THIS JUST IN: We are incredibly saddened to say that ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn has died earlier this morning in a tragic car accident in Pennsylvania. It goes without saying that Ryan Dunn will be missed.

See More— Tragic Celebrity Car Crashes