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its-almost-as-if:

PLEASE SHARE/REBLOG WIDELY!!! Glasgow Palestine Action Shut Down Drone Manufacturer

Statement from Glasgow Palestine Action: A group of activists from Glasgow Palestine Action network have today shut down Thales UK, the weapons systems manufacturer, in Govan, Glasgow. The activists climbed onto the factory roof, and blocked the doors, during the early hours of the morning and are planning to remain as long as possible. Activists are blockading both entrances, lying on the ground attached to arm tubes, and are occupying the roof. The action is in response to the recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza, and the UK economy’s ever growing military industrial cooperation with governments that flout international law. In just over 7 weeks, Israel, armed with weapons supplied by the UK, killed more than 2000 innocent Palestinians. Thales is being targeted today for their close relationship with Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest military company and the world’s largest drone producer. In a joint venture, Thales UK is working with Elbit Systems to make the next generation of ‘Watchkeeper’ drones, a contact worth £1 billion. These drones are based upon the Hermes 450, which was documented killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza in 2008-2009. The drones are marketed as ‘field tested’ – which means they have proven effective at killing Palestinians. Fiona McDermot, one of the roof occupiers, explains: ‘Drones are a key part of Israel’s military arsenal. By allowing this factory to export drone components and other arms to Israel, the UK government is providing direct support and approval to Israel’s massacres.’ Speaking about Scotland, Leena O’Hare said: ‘The UK government, and by allowing Thales to operate with Elbit systems, have blood on their hands. Last year alone the UK government had 381 extant arms licences to Israel, worth almost £8 billion. We demand that the Scottish government puts pressure on the UK government to end arms sales to Israel. And also takes active steps towards ending the production of weapons systems in Scotland that are connected to apartheid, colonialism and genocide. Another Scotland is possible!’


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MEDIA CONTACT:

Blair Poutney

Phone: 07545891704

e-mail: glasgowpalestineaction@gmail.com



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kameelahwrites:

Prepping texts for then DUMBO ART FESTIVAL this weekend. I will be part of @heat_her_hart BARTERTOWN with a store called “text exchange” where patrons can exchange their printed matter for mine. I will have photocopies of speeches by folks like Shirley Chisholm and Haile Selassie. 10 point plans, collective statements. Excerpts of books, etc. Come trade your texts for your texts! You can trade your poem for two paragraphs of Beloved or one of your books for one of mine. More details to follow!

kameelahwrites:

Prepping texts for then DUMBO ART FESTIVAL this weekend. I will be part of @heat_her_hart BARTERTOWN with a store called “text exchange” where patrons can exchange their printed matter for mine. I will have photocopies of speeches by folks like Shirley Chisholm and Haile Selassie. 10 point plans, collective statements. Excerpts of books, etc. Come trade your texts for your texts! You can trade your poem for two paragraphs of Beloved or one of your books for one of mine. More details to follow!


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If the dead are watching, I want them to see us writing, dancing, singing, painting. I want them to see that we still reach out to each other.

— Richard Siken, ‘Black Telephone’ (via llleighsmith)

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fyeahwomenartists:

Eva Hesse Metronomic Irregularity I, 1966.

fyeahwomenartists:

Eva Hesse 
Metronomic Irregularity I, 1966.


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tatyanafazlalizadeh:

Old painting, new wheatpaste. 

In 2011, I began a series of paintings called Victim of American Fear.(The title is from this article by Adam Serwer for The Prospect. As an illustrator, I’m often inspired to create a painting from something I’ve read.)

The series was meant to address the killings of black people that happen when people find themselves afraid of black people just because they are black. Think Trayvon Martin. Think Oscar Grant. 

Also think Renisha McBride. If I continue this series, I’ll want to include a black woman.  

After the recent killings of more black bodies, I decided to try these paintings out on the street as wheatpastes. 

Critiquing my own work, I do think these paintings are a little over-literal, with the gun targets covering the bodies. I don’t mean to be provocative just for the sake of it. But I do think it’s a strong image. 

These are pasted in Newark. 

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torisoulphoenix:

couitus:

We better listen……

This is for all the “New Black” crowd.  It could happen to you, too!!!

Relevant.

nikkisshadetree:

torisoulphoenix:

couitus:

We better listen……

This is for all the “New Black” crowd.  It could happen to you, too!!!

Relevant.

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thisisdino:

New Orleans, LA

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