once i was an eagle



teresa, 23, portugal - INFJ



man repairs photomaton - i was amélie for a little while! 😯#wrongcountry #vsco #vscocam #firenze (em Largo Fratelli Alinari “Fotografi” - Firenze)

#vsco  #vscocam  #firenze  #wrongcountry

thefashiondontlivewithoutvogue:

"Purity of White": Jacquelyn Jablonski photographed by Julia Noni for Vogue Japan May 2014

#fashion  #photography  #vogue

I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won’t pull on the England shirt again. However, I do look forward to continuing my strong realtionship with the FA and helping out in any way I can going forward. I’d firstly like to thank my family and friends for all their support throughout my England journey. I’d also like to thank everyone who has been part of my international career, from the England mangers I’ve played under to the staff at the FA and, of course, all the players I’ve been fortunate to play alongside. In particular, the supporters have been amazing, not least in Brazil when they got behind the team despite the disappointing results. I’d especially like to thank Roy for giving me the captaincy permanently when he took the job, making me the proudest man in the country and allowing me to fulfil my childhood dream.

Thank you for everything Stevie.

This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.

“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.

To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.

Greg Shupak - "A Plague on One House" via Jacobin Magazine

In addition to these distinctions, the “both sides” idea is dangerous because it is immobilizing. With its use, it becomes impossible to demand an end to colonial practices. And that is exactly the point.

(via aconstantache)



Track: Champions League
Artist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Academy of St Martin Chorus
#daisies

little-trouble-grrrl:

Winona Ryder playing guitar in her apartment by Joe McNally, 1994