August 28 2014, 03:48 AM
August 28 2014, 03:44 AM
August 28 2014, 03:44 AM
ironeurope:

British Motorcycle with a Vickers Machine Gun attached to the side car

ironeurope:

British Motorcycle with a Vickers Machine Gun attached to the side car

August 28 2014, 02:38 AM

laptopped:

*accidently has crush on someone 193739 miles away*

August 28 2014, 01:16 AM

dynamicafrica:

The World War I in Africa Project Sheds Light On An Often Forgotten Part of History.

As a student of history for all my years of secondary education, I can’t say that I never learned about World War I, the events leading up to it as well as the aftermath it had on Europe and to some extent the United States. Perhaps we never delved into it in quite as much depth as we did World War II, but even then, I’d be hard-pressed to think of time where my history teacher (bless her soul) ever mentioned the impact that the First World War had on Africa and Africans. Such a truth wouldn’t concern me if the circumstances were different; if I wasn’t at a school in an African country, if I weren’t an African myself, if I wasn’t one of five black students in a history class of over 20, if I didn’t come from a country that was colonized by the British (who, as history goes, love war).

But all these things were and still are a part of who I am, and it is for these reasons – and so many more, that the World War I in Africa project is incredibly important learning for me. Even beyond the personal connection of history and heritage, the ignorance of many to the involvement of Africans in World War I and the integral roles the played speak to a much broader concern of the omission and reduction of black people and Africans in many important events in Western history.

It’s been 100 years since the First World War began. 100 years since the first shot fired by British troops occurred in what is today known as Togo, on August 7th, 1914. 100 years gone by and still, the world is yet to actively include and universally commemorate the lives of the estimated two million Africans who in some way contributed to the efforts of their colonial empires during this bitter war of the 1910s. World War I was indeed what its title refers to it as – a war that saw involvement on a global scale.

From the Gold Coast to German East Africa, Algeria to the southernmost tip of Africa, a new initiative is bringing to light the forgotten ways in which European politics brought the Great War to African homes. Through the efforts of World War I in Africa project, we are provided with a multimedia database that both highlights and archives the ways in which African lives were affected by a war they had no agency in. Because what happens in Africa should be told around the world.

World War I in Africa.

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August 28 2014, 01:08 AM
the-renegade-rose:

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

I was ready to be mad and then I was not hah

the-renegade-rose:

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.

Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.

So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.

This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

I was ready to be mad and then I was not hah

August 28 2014, 12:45 AM

portlandthinkersbaseball:

salparadisewasright:

sweetsweetsurrealism:

maisiewilliams:

if only?? notre dame was real?????

Reasons why I want to delete my tumblr

oh for fuck’s sake

????????????

Oh, Buzzfeed. Now the author has lamely added a parenthetical: ”(Yes, Notre Dame cathedral does actually exist, but it’s probably not easy to host a wedding there.)”

The list also includes “Scottish Castle”. Because, you know, there aren’t any of those in real life.

Also Sherwood Forest.

August 28 2014, 12:22 AM

sweetsweetsurrealism:

maisiewilliams:

if only?? notre dame was real?????

Reasons why I want to delete my tumblr

oh for fuck’s sake

August 28 2014, 12:21 AM

astratos:

Paris Snow  |  

August 28 2014, 12:00 AM
ARTIST: Neutral Milk Hotel
TRACK: Oh Comely
ALBUM: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
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