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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.

admiralhip said: they sell plus sized clothing there? I’m impressed, since I can barely fit into a size 14 there when normally I am a size 10. W/e, it’s good that they have affordable plus sized clothes

Well I bought online and the nearest store is too far away so I’m not sure if they have the same selection in store. They have like a separate Forever 21 Plus line that starts at 14 (which is my usual size). Actually I used to fit 10 as well so I’m not sure if the sizing is changed or I went up sizes in the last few years, but now I have trouble finding even 12’s in some stores, and when I do go to the mall they seem to assume plus size means knee-length cargo shorts or something?

Anyway I’ve been doing a lot of shopping online and there service is really good.

Bought a bunch of stuff from Forever 21 because they seem to be the only place I can find plus size clothing that isn’t randomly overpriced and totally different/more modest in style from their regular store.

Anyway I have a pair of jeans that fit comfortably for the first time in like four or five years and they’re high-waisted and I’m excited.

Canada Revenue Agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity

The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.

The bizarre bureaucratic brawl over a mission statement is yet more evidence of deteriorating relations between the Harper government and some parts of Canada’s charitable sector. […]

Agency officials informed Oxfam that “preventing poverty” was not an acceptable goal.

“Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not,” the group was warned. “Preventing poverty could mean providing for a class of beneficiaries that are not poor.”

Oxfam Canada’s executive director called the exchange an “absurd conversation.”

“Their interpretation was that preventing poverty may or may not involve poor people,” Robert Fox said in an interview with The Canadian Press. […]

…Legal precedents mean charities cannot help people not already impoverished from falling into poverty.

“Purposes that relieve poverty are charitable because they provide relief only to eligible beneficiaries, those in need,” Brideau said in an email.

“However, the courts have not found the risk of poverty as being equivalent to actually being in need. Therefore, as the courts have indicated, an organization cannot be registered with the explicit purpose of preventing poverty.” […]

(Source: fycanadianpolitics)


Anonymous asked:

i think i may be missing something whats wrong with the wonder women thing


basically, gal gadot is a zionist israeli actress who served in the IDF, the israeli defense forces

israel is a settler colonial state current occupying palestinians and is guilty of genocide, apartheid and ethnic cleansing. the israeli defense forces enforce all of this and are also notorious for breaking international law and committing war crimes against the indigenous palestinians whom they occupy.

for the past two weeks, israel has taken an offensive against the besieged palestinian territory of gaza under the guise of self-defense that has killed over a thousand palestinians thus far, the majority of whom were civilian men, women and children. this has been generally condemned by the international community. gal gadot spoke up in defense of israel’s actions with the hashtags #weareright supporting the IDF and israel. 

so to sum up, a person who has publicly spoken up in favor of the massacre of palestinians is cast as wonder woman and is allowed to be celebrated at comic con during a time where palestinians are still dying in gaza and the world is in uproar. 

this is perhaps the best example of why ‘two sides’ ideology is the most harmful, because it allows people to think that supporting a brutal colonising force is acceptable. it is not acceptable. it is a heinous immoral act. and having her cast as wonder woman is perhaps the biggest and worst irony of all. 

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