Happy Independence day to all the people of #Togo!
Independent since April 27, 1960.
Togo, home to Ewé, Tem, Tchamba, Kabye, Mina, Mossi, and Aja peoples; bordered by Ghana, Burkina, and Benin; located on the stretch of the Atlantic once known as the “Slave Coast”; formerly colonized by Germany, Britain, and France; declared independent in 1960 under Sylvanus Olympio, who was assassinated in 1963 by Eyadema Gnassingbe, who subsequently held power until his death in 2005, the longest run of any modern ruler on the continent; producer of chocolate, gold, coffee, petroleum, and earth minerals.
Paix, Union, Solidarité.
“Sailing the seas depends on the helsman, waging revolution depends on Mao Zedong Thought.” (1969).
(Source: , via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
Flag of Mozambique
Got an anon asking if “that’s ANOTHER Palestinian flag” on my wall, and how “I shouldn’t smear such a quality post about Israel with Palestinian filth”
I had this awesome smartass reply all typed up, pressed publish…and got an error page, with the question gone
Well, this is for anon
ALL OF THE PALESTINIAN FLAGS, I HAVE THEM
also PFLP flag in the background
Also felt I should throw on the Tarboosh for good measure
This is what happens when I’m at school all day and spend my entire first day of International Relations arguing with everyone
seriously, the ENTIRE CLASS IS OBSESSED WITH ROMNEY AND GLEN BECK
WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO
I’m feeling slightly burned out and in desperate need of sugar
From Existence is Resistance:
In protest against Rockefeller Center putting up every flag at it’s center except the Palestinian flag, Existence is Resistance organized it’s 2nd annual Occupation on Ice.
The activist where split up with some skating on the ice and raising the Palestinian flag at a precise moment with those all around the center. Palestinian flags were in full display on the skating rink and all around Rockefeller Center. Many tourist cheered the action and were supportive.
The NYPD came and demanded that we put our flags down and leave, they said no flags were allowed but we said Rockefeller Center is filled with flags. We are simply asking them to include the Palestinian flag amongst the flags of the world. After some questioning and checking our id’s we were let go.
Photos courtesy of Bud Korotzer of DesertPeace.
A noun, not a verb.
November 7, 2011: 94th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution
We did it then — we’ll do it again!
Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely at her apartment in Harlem, where Occupy Wall Street protesters occupied the building’s basement until the landlord agreed to replace the boiler. The building had been without heat and hot water on and off for years.
The difference between the dictatorship of the proletariat and the dictatorship of capital explained.
Get it? Got it? Good!
The Arsenal (Frida Kahlo Distributes Arms) from the The Political Vision of the Mexican People cycle - Diego Rivera, 1928. Ministry of Education, Mexico City, Mexico.
- The people’s flag is deepest red,
- It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
- And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
- Their hearts’ blood dyed its every fold.
- Then raise the scarlet standard high.
- Within its shade we live and die,
- Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
- We’ll keep the red flag flying here.
- — “The Red Flag”
People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), armed wing of the Communist Party of India (Maoist)