12 7 / 2014

A staff member from the Russian Space Training Center hangs out the freshly washed space suits of Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA’s U.S. flight engineer Kathleen Rubins, and Japanese space agency’s flight engineer Takuya Onishi.

A staff member from the Russian Space Training Center hangs out the freshly washed space suits of Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA’s U.S. flight engineer Kathleen Rubins, and Japanese space agency’s flight engineer Takuya Onishi.

18 5 / 2014

atane: yes, of course even 54 years later it’s still white man’s fault… this is why the whole of Africa is in deep shit.. Cause nobody wants to take the responsibility.. it’s all the fault of the colonial past.. get over it it’s the 21st century.. It’s nobody’s fault that Nigeria is THE most corrupt country in the WORLD.. Nobody’s but Nigerians. 

When I discuss politics with fellow Nigerians, the discussion always starts post-independence, as if things post-independence happened with no connection to the past and like Nigeria has been controlled without western influence after 1960.

When I try to explain that the issues…

11 5 / 2014

m4zlum:

Kurdish Women. Freedomfighters from the YPG in Westkurdistan (Syria)

PKK is officially recognised as a terrorist organisation. so easy on freedom fighting stuf…

m4zlum:

Kurdish Women. Freedomfighters from the YPG in Westkurdistan (Syria)

PKK is officially recognised as a terrorist organisation. so easy on freedom fighting stuf…

(Source: bijikurdistan, via slugsteak)

08 5 / 2014

minumi-chan:

marilynsnotes:

sanitaryum:

The Captain America/Puerto Rico pic  AND Marvel’s majestic response

I showed this image to my younger sister. Here’s HER majestic response:

     That moment you realize some people need to catch up on some history.

     In the midst of the 19th century, Spain’s economy was devastated from the abrupt loss of their colonies in Continental America (yeah, Continental America: South and Central America). Soon two nations, with strong fraternal ties, were under a colonial government that proved to be a great violation to fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, they wanted a change for which they fought together. From this event stems the famous phrase, by the Puerto Rican writer Lola Rodríguez de Tió, “…de un pájaro las dos alas…” (two wings of a bird), demonstrating the rooted brotherhood between Puerto Rico and Cuba.

     As a demonstration of their bravery, and with airs of rebellion, Jose Martí funded a separatist party, “el Partido Revolucionario Cubano” (the Cuban Revolutionary Party) in 1892. Puerto Rican exiles, the majority participants of “el Grito de Lares” (Cry of Lares), funded, in a similar fashion, the Puerto Rican section of that party. The flag that represented the Cuban section of this party is the actual Cuban flag. In 1985, Puerto Rico adopts their flag by inverting the colors of the Cuban flag. This was a demonstration of the strongest fraternity between two countries with a similar history that had developed their own nationality, not being Spanish anymore, but Cubans and Puerto Ricans.

     The Puerto Rican section of this party was chaired by José Julio Henna, who fought for various years for Puerto Rico’s independence. Unfortunately, when Puerto Rico was close to obtaining its liberty, through Spain’s Autonomic Charter, the United States received Puerto Rico as war loot in 1898 after the Spanish-American War.

     Puerto Rico already had its flag before the creation of Captain America as pro-war (WWII) propaganda. It was just recognized by the United States in 1952, along with its Constitution, when it was obligated by the UN (post WWII) to change Puerto Rico’s colonial status by renaming it as ELA (Commonwealth). The UN defines colonies as illegal and defends the cease of such practice however it can, with peace or violence, via the Special Committee on Decolonization.

     With this, we are not implying that Captain America’s costume was based on the Puerto Rican flag, “la monoestrellada” (one star), but rather we are imploring that the rich history of every other American country be respected.

She asked me to upload this for her and help others in their quest for knowledge. She also had a minor stroke when she saw the image.

Here’s an extra fun image, our flag has legit variations of our blue triangle:

PUR Libre (Free/Independent) has the same blue as Cuba’s flag.
PUR-USA is our flag as preferred by the United States and pro-statehood Puerto Ricans, hence the use of the same blue color in USA’s flag.

I needed to reblog this again because I knew some good soul out there would write something as eloquently put as this, and it needs to be said.

(via scinerds)

25 11 / 2013

07 8 / 2013

oilrockz turned 2 today!

oilrockz turned 2 today!

(Source: assets)

14 5 / 2013

30 4 / 2013

Once upon time in South Caucasus ..

Once upon time in South Caucasus ..

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Istanbul

Istanbul

11 9 / 2012

oilrockz:

untitled on Flickr. Best picture ive taken so far…
Via Flickr: Nuarro, Mozambique, Dec. 2010

oilrockz:

untitled on Flickr. Best picture ive taken so far…

Via Flickr:
Nuarro, Mozambique, Dec. 2010

(Source: )

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27 5 / 2012

Moscow, graffiti 2012

Moscow, graffiti 2012