"Be a man when you go out, and a Jew within your tent" 

baruchobramowitz:

The poem "הקיצה עמי" ("HaKitzah Ami/Awaken, My People") by Yehuda Leib Gordon is tragic because it has stanzas like

The land where we were born and now live
Is now considered a part of Europe—
Europe may be only a small portion of all the world
But its wisdom is unmatched.

This paradise is opened to you,
Her sons now call you “our brother.”
How long can you be among them as an outsider,
Why do you go against them?

Gordon wrote this poem while living in St Petersburg. He wrote it around twenty years before the pogroms following the assassination of Tsar Alexander II and the May Laws that displaced hundreds of thousands of Jews.

About thirty years after Gordon wrote this, the opening article of the Tivoli Program of the DKP declared, “We fight against the often obtrusive and corrosive Jewish influence on our national life.” 16 delegates were voted into the Reichstag under the banner of the People’s Anti-Semitic Party.

Also thirty years later was the Dreyfus Affair, probably the first time in modern French history that mobs took to the streets of Paris chanting “Death to the Jews!” (but certainly not the last time, as current events have proven).

"This paradise is opened to you,
Her sons now call you ‘our brother.’”




darksilenceinsuburbia:

Caterina Silenzi




jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.




"That same day white jurors giggled while Mrs. Mary Ruth Reed, a pregnant black sharecropper, testified that Lewis Medlin, a white mechanic, attempted to rape her in front of her five children. In an effort to get help, she scooped up her youngest child and ran across a field. Medlin knocked her down and pummeled her until a neighbor finally heard her screams and called the police. In court, Medlin’s attorney argued that he had been drinking and was “just having a little fun.” Then, turning to the white jurors, the attorney pointed to the woman sitting next to Medlin. “You see this pure white woman, this pure flower of life?” he said. “… This is Medlin’s wife … Do you think he would have left this pure flower, God’s greatest gift,” he asked, “for THAT?” Reed burst into tears as the jury broke for deliberation. Less than ten minutes later they returned a not guilty verdict."

 
- At the Dark End of the Street; Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, by Danielle L. McGuire, p. 142 (via inlovewiththepractice)



titounettes:

naturalmomma:

Why are guys so obsessed with their dicks? We’ll be like “Mothers have the right to breastfeed their baby in public!” And without fail, dudes chime in with, “Does that mean I can pull my dick out in public? Can I urinate in public?” Chill the fuck out. This isn’t about your dick. You are already allowed to have your nipples out in public, sit the fuck down.

oh my GOD THANK YOU




chryswatchesgot:

Chrys Watches GoT [x]



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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com 



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This video of Joan doing her makeup and dispensing life advice is bonkers and amazing. Also: spit is good for everything. No, Joan, No!



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Cop charged with sexually assaulting 8 women earns thousands on GoFundme. 




arabellesicardi:

i deserve this shirt

arabellesicardi:

i deserve this shirt