mypubliclands:

Last night’s blood moon as viewed along the American Wild and Scenic River in California, one of the few urban rivers in the U.S. to have a wild and scenic designation. The river flows from the Sierra crest to downtown Sacramento.  The BLM manages segments of the North and South forks of the river which are popular for whitewater boating and gold panning.  BLM photo.
Plan your visit: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/folsom/nfamerican.html

mypubliclands:

Last night’s blood moon as viewed along the American Wild and Scenic River in California, one of the few urban rivers in the U.S. to have a wild and scenic designation. The river flows from the Sierra crest to downtown Sacramento.  The BLM manages segments of the North and South forks of the river which are popular for whitewater boating and gold panning.  BLM photo.

Plan your visit: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/folsom/nfamerican.html

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We have kept saying ‘never again,’ but it keeps on happening, again and again—in Syria today, in the Central African Republic tomorrow. Without an idea of action, that sense of solidarity atrophies.
George Packer on genocides, remembered and forgotten: http://nyr.kr/1mVQafC (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via npr)

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songofablackbird:

rwanda20:

April 7 marks the 20th commemoration of the start of the Rwandan genocide in which at least 800,000 people were killed.Post your message of solidarity with survivors and/or genocide prevention using the #Rwanda20 hashtag, or submit right to our tumblr. All photos will be displayed in Rwanda during the 100 days of genocide commemoration.

For real though! Post a pic at www.rwanda20th.com!

songofablackbird:

rwanda20:

April 7 marks the 20th commemoration of the start of the Rwandan genocide in which at least 800,000 people were killed.

Post your message of solidarity with survivors and/or genocide prevention using the #Rwanda20 hashtag, or submit right to our tumblr. All photos will be displayed in Rwanda during the 100 days of genocide commemoration.

For real though! Post a pic at www.rwanda20th.com!

6 days ago
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sassingintothevoid:

Coffee porn.     

(Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

1 day ago
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Photography is about death, she said to me. It preserves the illusion of a past moment that can never be re-enacted.

Anonymous asked: what is the definition of queer?

queergirlquestions:

Great question… I’m going to pull this right from the Wiki

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual, or gender-binary. Originally meaning strange orpeculiar, queer developed a usage as a pejorative term for homosexual in the late 19th century. Beginning in the late 1980s, some political and social LGBT groups began to reappropriate the word to establish community and assert a political identity, with it becoming the preferred term to describe some academic disciplines and gaining use as a descriptor of non-heterosexual identities.[1] Queer may be used by those who reject traditional gender identities as a broader, less conformist, and deliberately ambiguous alternative to LGBT.

The term is now used in the name of some academic disciplines, such as queer theory, to denote a general opposition to binary thinking. Queer arts, queer cultural groups, and queer political groups are examples of expressions of queer identities.

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