The Wanderer

staff:

It’s that semester again. “Fall.” Come spend it as an intern for Tumblr. 

Email your resume, Tumblr URL, and a short cover letter to jobs@tumblr.com, and include the team you’re applying to in the subject line. 

Plus: Fall in New York City. Best season, no contest. 

bloglikeanegyptian:

operation-noahs-arc:

qahera:

a quick comic on accountability. sometimes it is important to disassociate yourself from patriotism and realise when you are contributing to the suffering of others. 

the names of the martyrs listed in panels 23, 24 and 25 are as follows:

[panel 24]
1. Mohammed Shaaban, 24
2. Ahmed Shaaban, 30
[panel 23]
24. Abdel Hadi Jamaat al-Sufi, 24
25. Naifeh Farjallah, 80.
26. Abdel Nasser Abu Kweek, 60
27. Khaled Abu Kweek, 31
28. Mohammed Areef, 13
28. Amir Areef, 10
30. Mohammed Malakiyeh, 18 months old
31. Hana Malakiyeh, 27
32. Hatem Abu Salem, 28
33. Mohammed Khaled al-Nimri, 22
34. Sahar Hamdan, 40
35. Ibrahim Masri, 14
36. Mahmoud Nahid al-Nawasra
37. Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra, 4
38. Nidal Khalaf al-Nawasra al-Meghazi, 5
39. Salah Awwad al-Nawasra al-Meghazi, 6
40. Aisha Nijm al-Meghazi, 20
41. Amal Youssef Abdel Ghafour, 27
42. Ranim Jawde Abdel Ghafour, an 18-month-old girl
43. Rashid al-Kafarneh, 30
44. Ibrahim Daoud al-Balawi, 24
45. Abdel Rahman Jamal al-Zamli, 22
46. Ibrahim Ahmad Abideen, 42
47. Mustafa Abu Mar, 20
48. Khalid Abu Mar, 23
49. Mazen Farj al-Jarbah, 30
50. Marwan Slim, 27
51. Hani Saleh Hamad, 57
76. Omar al-Fyumi, 30
77. Abdullah Ramadan Abu Ghazzal, 5
78. Ismail Hassan Abu Jamah, 19
79. Hassan Awda Abu Jamah, 75
80. Mohammed Ahsan Ferwanah, 27
81. Yasmin Mohammed Mutawwaq, 4 
82. Mahmoud Wulud, 26
83. Hazem Balousha, 30
84. Nour Rafik Adi al-Sultan, 27
85. Ahmad Zaher Hamdan, 24
86. Mohammed Kamal al-Kahlout, 25
87. Sami Adnan Shaldan, 25.
88. Jamah Atieh Shalouf, 25
89. Bassem Abdel Rahman Khattab, 6
90. Abdullah Mustafa Abu Mahrouk, 22
91. Anas Rizk Abu al-Kas, 33
92. Nour Marwan al-Najdi, 10
93. Mohammed Mounir Ashour, 25
94. Ghalia Deeb Jabr al-Ghanam, 7
95. Wasim Abd al-Rizk Hassan al-Ghanam, 23
96. Ra’ed Hani Abu Hani, 31
97. Shahraman Ismail Abu al-Kas, 42
98. Mazen Mustafa Aslan, 63

[panel 25]

998. unknown
999. unknown 
1000. unknown

(at the time of writing this comic, the list of victims was at 1000. it has now surpassed that number. the full list is here).

no politics, just regular human stuff. 

Nice comic. Thanks for not blaming one party and acting like the other is faultless. 

Personally, I think everyone could use a time out in their own respective corners and then talk things out without bombs and gunshots. But that’ll probably never happen in my lifetime. 

well perhaps this wasn’t immediately evident but when you say ‘thanks for not blaming one party and acting like the other is faultless’ 

i mean this is about complicity in the massacre of palestinians and how we are accountable for it, most particularly in relation to neighbouring and arab countries like egypt but it goes for everyone really

which builds on the fact that one party is already doing the massacring. i thought this was apparent.

i guess what i’m trying to say is although this comic may not address israel directly in so many words, it in no way subscribes to the ‘both sides’ argument. it explicitly already recognises that it is a coloniser/colonised situation but focuses more on (and is critical of) people who indirectly support it through silence and lack of aid, and are therefore still accountable for palestinian suffering.

orion-the-activist:

ahighlyunpopularblog:

jamaicanamazon:

Black Excellence.

He hasn’t done anything with it yet. 
Funny how these “excellent blacks” never pop up in Nigeria. 

It’s almost like people need education and resources to utilize their intelligence? And given 46% of Nigerians live below the poverty line that can be hard? Maybe there’s a proven correlation between wealth and intelligence? That’s gone out throughout history? No? 

orion-the-activist:

ahighlyunpopularblog:

jamaicanamazon:

Black Excellence.

He hasn’t done anything with it yet. 

Funny how these “excellent blacks” never pop up in Nigeria. 

It’s almost like people need education and resources to utilize their intelligence? And given 46% of Nigerians live below the poverty line that can be hard? Maybe there’s a proven correlation between wealth and intelligence? That’s gone out throughout history? No? 

(via orion-the-oreo)

ourloveissemperfii:

"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”

(via occupiedmuslim)

thisiseverydayracism:

  • White New Zealand woman attacks Asian woman with a screwdriver in road rage demanding to know if she has a New Zealand driver’s licence
  • …while her white friends watched and giggled
  • …and then the police offer the white woman a ‘diversion’ due to hardships that would result from a conviction. 
  • Nobody gives a damn about how this affected the Asian woman’s life, or any justice for her. 

A middle aged woman has been punched in the face by a woman wielding a massive screwdriver. The attack happened during a road rage incident in New Zealand’s North Island.

A screaming woman, demanded to know if the Asian driver had a NZ driving licence.

Clad only in a bikini she gesticulated wildly with the screwdriver, before punching the older woman with it still in her hand.

At that point her giggling companions in the car realised she’d gone too far and called for “Jess” to back off. After the video (below) went viral she handed herself into the police, her placid victim has yet to be found.

An 18 year old Hutt Valley [in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital] woman has appeared in court charged in connection with the road rage incident. She’s been given name suppression until she appears in court again on 18 March. source

In the meantime, police have offered her diversion if she pleads guilty

”If she completes diversion the charge will be withdrawn without resulting in a conviction on her list. To be eligible for diversion the offender has to admit guilt…

Her lawyer Marty Robinson opposed media taking pictures in court saying she had received death threats, been assaulted and had things thrown at her house after media picked up on the video.

She had lost two part time jobs and feared she would be unable to get others in the hospitality industry where she had worked.

He said it would cause her extreme hardship for more pictures to be out there. He also asked for name suppression…” source

As usual in New Zealand the story focuses on hard-done-by perpetrator and the damage to their life – not their immigrant victim’s.

How does the assaulted woman and her daughter feel about their attacker getting off, do they feel safe on the road?

Where are their victim impact statements?

What messages does ‘diversion’ send out to other road users who  think they have a right to assault anyone who inconveniences them?

Its a sad reflection of New Zealand’s culture of brutality if this young woman walks away from this without consequence.

Source: Bikini Clad NZ Woman Punched Asian Driver in the Face in Road Rage Attack – Offered ‘Diversion’

(via thisiseverydayracism)