Oct 8th, 2014
cryptoscience:

professorfangirl:

queertrees:

geekygothgirl:

verycuriousnocure:

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah

aaand she slept with Frida Kahlo.

USA - driving out brilliant people with shitty bigotry since 1492
Oct 3rd, 2014
waffenss1972:

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill during the Tehran Conference 
Oct 3rd, 2014
waffenss1972:

Female Sniper Shanina Rosa and her commander A. Balayev 
Oct 2nd, 2014
siddharthasmama:

this is a war-cry from 60 years ago that is still being shouted today.
Sep 30th, 2014
waffenss1972:

A column of German soldiers in the city Bolhov, USSR 
Sep 17th, 2014

farandolae:

On a serious note though people who idolize serial killers honestly disgust me. Especially when white men who are convicted rapists and murderers are celebrated by wannabe edgy fucks for their “beautifully twisted minds” who wax philosophically about how they shouldn’t be in jail because they’re just poor sensitive lambs lost in society’s evil machine… while black men on minor drug charges rot in jail and no one blinks an eye……

(via mlekko)

Sep 10th, 2014

archaeologicalnews:

A study of over 500 child skeletons from a mass workhouse grave has uncovered the harrowing deaths suffered by the youngest victims of the Famine.

The medical secrets from the hundreds of children buried between 1847 and 1851 in the grounds of the Kilkenny Union Workhouse are uncovered in a…

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