Aug 28th, 2014
dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos
Aug 25th, 2014
Aug 23rd, 2014

lostsplendor:

"Throughout the "war to end all wars," cats were a common sight in the trenches and aboard ships, where they hunted mice and rats. Beyond their "official" duties, they were also embraced as mascots and pets by the soldiers and sailors with whom they served." - Mark Strauss, io9

Aug 20th, 2014
Aug 15th, 2014
levantineviper-archive:

Palestinians riot against British colonialism and the nascent Zionist project at the New Gate in Jerusalem, Palestine on October 13, 1933. 
Aug 15th, 2014

pyrexvisean:

police have killed more americans this decade than the iraq war.
if you support the police, you are sympathetic to domestic terrorists.

(via bewareofmpreg)

Aug 12th, 2014

heytoyourmamanem:

As the Great War Centenary commemoration begins, here’s project that aims to ensure Africa’s involvement is no longer forgotten or ignored.

Photo: Senegalese Troops. Illustration from Scott’s Official History of the American Negro in the World War, by Emmett J. Scott, Arno Press, 1919. Courtesty Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

Kenya is one of the countries that will be hosting Centenary events. For details, go to the 100 Taita Taveta website.

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

Aug 12th, 2014
demons:

A mother and child wearing their gas masks, France/1918
Aug 4th, 2014
bantarleton:

The official British government confirmation of war, circulated around Whitehall on evening 4th August 1914.
Aug 4th, 2014
cunty:

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, Tower of London. Marking 100 year anniversary of the First World War.
Taken by Julia.
Aug 4th, 2014
awnelly:

Tree limbs surround the World War One Canadian Memorial, also known as the ‘Brooding Soldier’ in St. Julien, Belgium on March 7, 2014. The statue is a memorial to the Canadian troops who died in the first gas attacks of the First World War in 1915. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Aug 3rd, 2014
Aug 2nd, 2014

#communist interracial gay marriage
Jul 31st, 2014
Jul 30th, 2014
Thérèse Casgrain, feminist icon, quietly dropped as federal award namesake

coolchicksfromhistory:

Thérèse Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced by a volunteer award bearing the prime minister’s banner. (Source: CBC)

Petition: Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes (Change.org)

Petition: Restore the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award (Liberal Party)