I Live Between Concrete Walls


To your scattered bodies go!

As a species we've hit the bedtime barrier.

Your father should have taught you how to sharpen your own knives.

center-for-chthonic-studies:

Very odd how that poster edited the quoted article from Northern Ireland to  Ireland, though - is making violent racism/xenophobia the problem of a nation, rather than the problem of a region, advantageous in some way?

Also interesting how the bloggers’ posts were talking solely about racism and white supremacy, even though xenophobia was clearly an issue too (which is why the news article talked about violence targeting central/eastern european immigrants as well — though it should not be forgotten that a lot of anti-CEE sentiment is rooted in anti-Rromani racism).

That whole post is strange. The photos are of African immigrants in the South, and the text is a segment of an article mostly about Asian immigrants in the North, but altered to remove the very important regional context which was the focus of the original article . I have no idea WHY they did it, but the whole thing is willfully decontextualising a bunch of different stuff. Why go to so much trouble?

koreaunderground:

globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

The poster changed every instance of ‘Northern Ireland’ in the original article to ‘Ireland’. The 26 counties do have problems too, but due to unique historical circumstances Northern Ireland has especially serious problems with race. If you follow the link to the actual article you’ll see what I’m saying. This doctored article has been pointed out multiple times by Irish people on here. Please stop reblogging it!

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tomlikesdance:

NOWHERE, Dimitris Papaioannou

This central scene is dedicated to the memory of PINA BAUSCH.

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andrewmcclain:

St Vincent Interview - 7/19/10 (Pitchfork)

Great interview question, bro. You should throw that one at Jack White sometime. 

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charliewaters:

Diamanda Galás

charliewaters:

Diamanda Galás

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Taga Shin

Taga Shin

ahhr:

In the Serpentine Passage looking through to the Altar Chamber in the Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent. The subterranean passageway was discovered in 1835, and is decorated in mosaics created entirely from seashells. The date of construction remains a mystery.

ahhr:

In the Serpentine Passage looking through to the Altar Chamber in the Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent. The subterranean passageway was discovered in 1835, and is decorated in mosaics created entirely from seashells. The date of construction remains a mystery.

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suonko:

by Rose Briar

suonko:

by Rose Briar

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cavetocanvas:

Elihu Vedder, Memory, 1870

cavetocanvas:

Elihu Vedder, Memory, 1870

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cryptofwrestling:

Chassino, The Foot Silhouettist

Creator of the world.

cryptofwrestling:

Chassino, The Foot Silhouettist

Creator of the world.

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bienenkiste:

Ph. Emma Hartvig

bienenkiste:

Ph. Emma Hartvig

theglasspingle:

Svetlin Vassilev, from Romeo and Juliet

theglasspingle:

Svetlin Vassilev, from Romeo and Juliet

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thisblueboy:

Otto Marseus van Schrieck (Nijmegen ca.1613-1678 Amsterdam), A Forest Floor Still-life with various Fungi, Thistles, an Aspic Viper, etc., 1660, Private Collection

thisblueboy:

Otto Marseus van Schrieck (Nijmegen ca.1613-1678 Amsterdam), A Forest Floor Still-life with various Fungi, Thistles, an Aspic Viper, etc., 1660, Private Collection

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10 Books

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten people.

I decided to only list fiction.

1. D.H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers
2. Tanith Lee: Don’t Bite the Sun
3. Thomas Mann: Faust
4. Ursula le Guin: The Birthday of the World
5. L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables
6. Doris Lessing: Memoirs of a Survivor
7. Julie O’Faolain : Women in the Wall
8. Margaret Atwood: Surfacing
9. Octavia Butler: Parable of the Sower
10. Chinua Achebe: Things Falls Apart

I can’t get bloody tagging to work, so uh…Do it if you want to I guess.