Another Term in an Infinite Sequence

newyorker:

As the 2014 Olympics officially open in Sochi, take a look back at photos from the 1980 Summer Games, in Moscow: http://nyr.kr/1b9F7vo
Click-through for more of our coverage of the Sochi Games: http://nyr.kr/1iv4HdH
Above: Soviet dancers and gymnasts rehearse for the opening ceremony of the twenty-second Olympic Summer Games, at Moscow’s Lenin Stadium. The Games officially opened on July 19, 1980. Photograph by AP.

newyorker:

As the 2014 Olympics officially open in Sochi, take a look back at photos from the 1980 Summer Games, in Moscow: http://nyr.kr/1b9F7vo

Click-through for more of our coverage of the Sochi Games: http://nyr.kr/1iv4HdH

Above: Soviet dancers and gymnasts rehearse for the opening ceremony of the twenty-second Olympic Summer Games, at Moscow’s Lenin Stadium. The Games officially opened on July 19, 1980. Photograph by AP.

(Source: newyorker.com)

cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

Last Meals of Innocent Men

Campaign for Amnesty International, displaying the final meal requests of prisoners executed on Death Row, who were later found innocent.

Photographed by James Reynolds

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wifwolf:

Valentine’s day is boring. Instead, let’s celebrate the anniversary of Native Hawaiians killing the fuck outta douchebag English explorer Captain James Cook, on February 14, 1779.
anti-colonialism and indigenous resistance 8ever.

wifwolf:

Valentine’s day is boring. Instead, let’s celebrate the anniversary of Native Hawaiians killing the fuck outta douchebag English explorer Captain James Cook, on February 14, 1779.

anti-colonialism and indigenous resistance 8ever.

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mymodernmet:

Napkin Notes by Garth Callaghan

A 44-year-old father with terminal cancer writes 826 notes on napkins to pack with his daughter’s lunches for everyday she has class, through high school.

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hoforvangogh:

Comandanta Ramona was an officer of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), an indigenous rights movement in Mexico.
“She was said to be the most belligerent, aggressive and intransigent of all the Zapatistas, it was Comandante Ramona who—on horseback—led the military charge on San Cristobal during the EZLN’s uprising in January 1994.”
Later, “the sight of this brave and frail woman defiantly shouting ‘Ya Basta!’ (Enough is Enough!) catapulted her onto the world state. The media dubbed her “The Petite Warrior” and the Mexican government grew so fearful of her emblematic power that in 1997 they cynically spread false information that she had died.”
After consulting with indigenous communities on the status of women, the EZLN came up with the “Revolutionary Women’s Law,” which stated:
Women, regardless of their race, creed, color of political affiliation, have the right to participate in the revolutionary struggle in any way that their desire and capacity determine.
Women have the right to work and receive a fair salary
Women have the right to decide the number of children they have and care for.
Women have the right to participate in the matters of the community and have charge if they are free and democratically elected.
Women and their children have the right to Primary Attention in their health and nutrition
Women have the right to an education
Women have the right to choose their partner and are not obliged to enter into marriage.
Women have the right to be free from violence from both relatives and strangers.
Women will be able to occupy positions of leadership in the organization and hold military ranks in the revolutionary armed forces
Women will have all the rights and obligations which revolutionary laws and regulations give.
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hoforvangogh:

Comandanta Ramona was an officer of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), an indigenous rights movement in Mexico.

“She was said to be the most belligerent, aggressive and intransigent of all the Zapatistas, it was Comandante Ramona who—on horseback—led the military charge on San Cristobal during the EZLN’s uprising in January 1994.”

Later, “the sight of this brave and frail woman defiantly shouting ‘Ya Basta!’ (Enough is Enough!) catapulted her onto the world state. The media dubbed her “The Petite Warrior” and the Mexican government grew so fearful of her emblematic power that in 1997 they cynically spread false information that she had died.”

After consulting with indigenous communities on the status of women, the EZLN came up with the “Revolutionary Women’s Law,” which stated:

  1. Women, regardless of their race, creed, color of political affiliation, have the right to participate in the revolutionary struggle in any way that their desire and capacity determine.
  2. Women have the right to work and receive a fair salary
  3. Women have the right to decide the number of children they have and care for.
  4. Women have the right to participate in the matters of the community and have charge if they are free and democratically elected.
  5. Women and their children have the right to Primary Attention in their health and nutrition
  6. Women have the right to an education
  7. Women have the right to choose their partner and are not obliged to enter into marriage.
  8. Women have the right to be free from violence from both relatives and strangers.
  9. Women will be able to occupy positions of leadership in the organization and hold military ranks in the revolutionary armed forces
  10. Women will have all the rights and obligations which revolutionary laws and regulations give.

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pinktacolovers:

Good old fashioned lesbian gatherings Source: 1 2 3 4 5

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motherearthnewsmag:

Birch Trees: Natural Medicine in Your Backyard
If you have access to birch trees, take advantage of their medicinal properties by using the techniques outlined in this article.

By Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal
Photo by Fotolia/Erni

Reading on Birch and Pine-ing for Spring

motherearthnewsmag:

Birch Trees: Natural Medicine in Your Backyard

If you have access to birch trees, take advantage of their medicinal properties by using the techniques outlined in this article.

By Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal

Photo by Fotolia/Erni

Reading on Birch and Pine-ing for Spring

mothernaturenetwork:

The Japanese term Shinrin-yoku literally means “forest bathing,” and it refers to spending time in the woods for its therapeutic effect. Most of us have felt tension slip away in the midst of trees, and science confirms its healing influence. When you spend a few hours hiking or camping, you breathe in phytoncides, active substances released by plants to protect them from insects and rotting, which appear to lower blood pressure and boost your immune system.7 odd, natural ways to boost your health

mothernaturenetwork:

The Japanese term Shinrin-yoku literally means “forest bathing,” and it refers to spending time in the woods for its therapeutic effect. Most of us have felt tension slip away in the midst of trees, and science confirms its healing influence. When you spend a few hours hiking or camping, you breathe in phytoncides, active substances released by plants to protect them from insects and rotting, which appear to lower blood pressure and boost your immune system.
7 odd, natural ways to boost your health

afghangster:

This scene in last night’s episode of Modern Family was perfect.
When Gloria expressed how upset she was because she feels like she’s losing her children to America, it hit close to home. 

afghangster:

This scene in last night’s episode of Modern Family was perfect.

When Gloria expressed how upset she was because she feels like she’s losing her children to America, it hit close to home. 

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