September 30, 2014

littlegreengarden:

Here’s a Vietnam adventure I thoroughly enjoyed: a motorbike ferry! We stumbled upon it after driving randomly around various Vietnamese dirt roads.

The proprietors were very insistent that I wear a life jacket for the 5 minute crossing. 

Makes me miss the road….

September 29, 2014

throwherinthewater:

Huey (Agnes Varda, 1968)

Watch in full here.

(via amodernmanifesto)

September 28, 2014
"A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students do not offer Algebra II; a third of these schools do not offer chemistry. Fewer than half of American Indian and Native-Alaskan high school students have access to the full range of math and science courses in their high school"

College in Context: Racial Inequality in America’s Public High Schools | United 4 Social Change  (via reverseracism)

(Source: diasporasdaughter, via anarcho-queer)

September 27, 2014
micdotcom:

Teen birth rates have fallen 57% since ’91. The primary culprit? Contraception. 

Thank you sex ed and Planned Parenthood!

micdotcom:

Teen birth rates have fallen 57% since ’91. The primary culprit? Contraception. 

Thank you sex ed and Planned Parenthood!

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

September 26, 2014

(Source: questionall, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

September 25, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I’d been studying German for a few years, and I met this woman who gave me the opportunity to go to Germany for a full year. The brochure looked very nice. The program included hikes, volunteer work, singing in church. It was very expensive, but my family thought it would be a great experience for me, so all my relatives chipped in to pay the program fee. I was so excited for months. On the day that I was supposed to leave, I went to the airport, and waited in line to check my baggage. When I got to the front of the line, they told me that my ticket was a forgery. When I tried to call the woman’s phone, it had been disconnected." (Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"I’d been studying German for a few years, and I met this woman who gave me the opportunity to go to Germany for a full year. The brochure looked very nice. The program included hikes, volunteer work, singing in church. It was very expensive, but my family thought it would be a great experience for me, so all my relatives chipped in to pay the program fee. I was so excited for months. On the day that I was supposed to leave, I went to the airport, and waited in line to check my baggage. When I got to the front of the line, they told me that my ticket was a forgery. When I tried to call the woman’s phone, it had been disconnected." 

(Nairobi, Kenya)

September 24, 2014

cornersoftheworld:

Always strive for a challenge, move forward and progress. When you become too comfortable with where you’re at, that’s when you stop growing and expanding the dimensions of your mind. Putting limitations on your capabilities will only deter the possibilities of your success.

Truth.  Activism, travel, internationalism, social justice work.  They are all very similar.  This shit is what we do.  Work till there isn’t work to be done in a place, or till we are more valuable elsewhere.  Then go elsewhere.

September 23, 2014
I watched the western media turn away from explaining the world

This is a phenomenally important piece.  I wonder at least 50 times a week why we all aren’t doing social justice work.  Good to know someone else has that thought.

September 22, 2014
cornersoftheworld:

Shanghai, China | by Manu Huttelmaier

cornersoftheworld:

Shanghai, China | by Manu Huttelmaier

September 21, 2014
beautyofiran:

Flying Bread

beautyofiran:

Flying Bread

(Source: Flickr / el_borse)

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