April 14, 2014   7,281 notes
venusmilk:

Paul Ranson. The blue room or Nude with Fan (1891)
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venusmilk:

Paul Ranson. The blue room or Nude with Fan (1891)

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April 6, 2014   8,073 notes

theblackdalia:

israelfacts:

A Health Ministry inspector poured bleach over pots full of food in a Sudanese restaurant in Tel Aviv Sunday night.

The inspector, from the ministry’s district office for Tel Aviv, was participating in a raid by police and municipal inspectors on illegal businesses owned by African migrants. Altogether, the raid shut down 10 businesses in the city’s Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood, confiscating their equipment and welding the doors shut. The equipment was then loaded onto vans by other African migrants who had been hired as contract workers.

Many diners saw the inspector pouring bleach on the food, and one, asylum-seeker Aladin Abaker from Sudan’s Darfur region, posted photos of the incident on his Facebook page. He also described his feelings of humiliation.

“Everyone − except the destroyers − was in tears from the humiliation,” he wrote. “The waitress told us, ‘I’ve seen very harsh things in my life, like torture in Sinai, but this humiliated me more than what happened to me in Sinai.”

Abaker accused the inspector of “insensitivity to people and their culture, which sees food as a sacred thing that must be respected,” and said the raid was aimed at “embittering our lives so we’ll return to Africa ‘voluntarily.’”

Altogether, he said, more than 200 kilograms of meat, chicken and fish and over 500 prepared meals were destroyed.

The inspectors said they didn’t know where the meat came from and therefore feared for the diners’ health, Abaker wrote. “We told them: But this is the only place we’ve eaten all our meals for four years now, and none of us ever had stomach problems. Even whites eat here.”

The Health Ministry responded that inspectors had discovered “deplorable sanitary conditions, food stored under unsuitable conditions and temperatures, and food from unknown sources. In order to preserve the public’s health and that of the diners themselves, it was decided to destroy the food immediately. As part of the process of destroying the food, chemicals suitable to this purpose are used. It should be noted that this was a routine process of food destruction that is no different from other destructions of food/meat.”

Tel Aviv’s deputy city manager, Ruby Zelof, said the raids were carried out “to eradicate the undesirable phenomenon of businesses operating illegally, with sanitation and safety problems and illegal connections to electricity and water, and sales of alcoholic beverages without permits.”

Haaretz | Photo credit: Aladin Abaker

Israel is deporting Africans and also planning to put tens of thousands into detention camps.

Knesset Member Miri Regev — a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud Party — called the refugees “a cancer in our body” and Danny Danon — also a Likud Knesset Member — wrote on his Facebook page referring to the Africans as “infiltrators”. Interior Minister Eli Yishai said the African asylum seekers threaten “the Zionist dream,” adding, “Jobs will root them here.”

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March 28, 2014   20,225 notes

takhtee:

“broken english”

when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her

— aysha via Diaspora Defiance
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March 26, 2014   99 notes
stoptellingwomentosmile:

Atlanta, GA: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will be in town April 2-8th producing and installing work around STWTS. On April 2nd, Tatyana will give a presentation and lecture hosted by Georgia State University. All are invited. Wednesday, April 2nd100 Auburn Avenue Building, 120 Conference Room5:30-7pmFor STWTS’s April 4th International Wheat Pasting Night, we are looking for volunteers to be a part of the Atlanta wheat pasting team. To participate, email stoptellingwomentosmile@gmail.comAdditional times and dates for events will be added soon. 

stoptellingwomentosmile:

Atlanta, GA: 
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will be in town April 2-8th producing and installing work around STWTS. 

On April 2nd, Tatyana will give a presentation and lecture hosted by Georgia State University. All are invited. 
Wednesday, April 2nd
100 Auburn Avenue Building, 120 Conference Room
5:30-7pm

For STWTS’s April 4th International Wheat Pasting Night, we are looking for volunteers to be a part of the Atlanta wheat pasting team. To participate, email stoptellingwomentosmile@gmail.com

Additional times and dates for events will be added soon. 

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aseaofquotes:

Richard Brautigan, “Passing to Where?”

aseaofquotes:

Richard Brautigan, “Passing to Where?”

March 3, 2014   2,632 notes

Niño Dormido, Oswaldo Guayasamín

Niño Dormido, Oswaldo Guayasamín

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February 26, 2014   218,165 notes
mrdiv:

cycloid

mrdiv:

cycloid

February 22, 2014   2 notes

How astonishing it is that language can almost mean,
and frightening that it does not quite. Love, we say,
God, we say, Rome and Michiko, we write, and the words
get it all wrong. We say bread and it means according
to which nation. French has no word for home,
and we have no word for strict pleasure. A people
in northern India is dying out because their ancient
tongue has no words for endearment. I dream of lost
vocabularies that might express some of what
we no longer can. Maybe the Etruscan texts would
finally explain why the couples on their tombs
are smiling. And maybe not. When the thousands
of mysterious Sumerian tablets were translated,
they seemed to be business records. But what if they
are poems or psalms? My joy is the same as twelve
Ethiopian goats standing silent in the morning light.
O Lord, thou art slabs of salt and ingots of copper,
as grand as ripe barley lithe under the wind’s labor.
Her breasts are six white oxen loaded with bolts
of long-fibered Egyptian cotton. My love is a hundred
pitchers of honey. Shiploads of thuya are what
my body wants to say to your body. Giraffes are this
desire in the dark. Perhaps the spiral Minoan script
is not language but a map. What we feel most has
no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses, and birds.