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I have realised recently that tumblr is an extremely efficient, albeit slightly flawed, way to spread information and i have seen the overwhelming support towards many social issues on this website. it is now that i ask of you to watch this documentary. i am aware 1hour is a large amount of time for many, but consider what you would be doing otherwise. Tibet is the home of my grandmother, yet she never was able to set foot in it. Her mother, my great-grandmother, walked from Lhasa to India in 1910 when the chinese military presence was felt. This issue is extremely close to my heart, and i implore upon you to please, please, watch this, share this, raise awareness in your area. The chinese government is systematically destroying Tibetan culture. Their attempts to blame H.H. The Dalai Lama for the inevitable uprising of the Tibetan people is an insult to all Tibetan Buddhists. While the in modern day society many view h.h the dalai lama as a celebrity of sorts, he is much much more than, for us he is the holy incarnate and to be deprived of the ability to worship him is just another example of the chinese totalitarian regime. please, please, i beg of you watch this, reblog this, demand that the governments of the world to stand up to china and stop the destruction of tibet.
japanese school uniforms are so cute why dont we have cute school uniforms here
I sure hope you are seeing a bunch of stuff about Brazil, either on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook or TV. But I need you to understand what is going on. What’s truly going on around here. So I prepared this masterpost, a list of links that should explain this to you!
- Brazil is one of the most corrupt governments in the world
- Our government doesn’t take care of us
- And goes unpunished, leaving us conformed
- Mostly because we have laws that they can manipulate to protect themselves, seen here and here.
- There’s so many problems with our government it’s hard to list everything.
What triggered the people:
- Is Brazil ready to host the 2014 World Cup? (With this government? No.)
- Football being used to distract the people from the World Cup and corruption issues
- In Brazil, you work 5 months a year to pay tax. By the age of 70, the average Brazilian will have worked 30 years just to pay tax. Brazilians pay around 61 different taxes
- “Several of these stadiums risk becoming white elephants,”
- José Sarney, an undistinguished but influential former president, earns 62,000 reais a month
- 81 senators in the upper house will have parity with the country’s Supreme Court judges, earning R$26,723.13 (£10,063) a month.
- The bus pass is now 20 centavos (10 cents) more expensive in 22 May. 10 cents for each bus ride (some people take 2 different buses to get to work, so that would be at least 4 bus rides a day) for each person in São Paulo alone (with a population of 11.32 million), we know damn well what are they doing.
Where the protest begins
- First protest in Porto Alegre in March 2013, when protesters convinced the local city hall to reduce the fare price.
- In Goiania, 16 May also before the prices were officially changed, where two buses were incinerated and two buses were stoned, but leaving no victims on behalf of the protesters.
- There was another protest in Goiania, on 6 June, where the fares were brought back to their previous price by judge Fernando de Mello Xavier.
- An then finally, São Paulo.
- I say finally because the São Paulo protests were everywhere in the news.
- The city hall announced the raise of the tickets prices from R$3,00 to R$3,20, starting on 2 June. It’s one of the most expensive bus tickets in the country.
- Not just the bus tickets, but healthcare, economy and education are being left aside in order to steal from us and invest as much money as possible in the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.
- 13th June 2013: The day 5 thousand protesters occupied Avenida Paulista, one of the most important avenues in São Paulo. There was a worldwide repercussion to it.
- There was also a protest on 16 June in Brasília, our capital, right before a Brazil vs Japan football match. “They are building these overpriced stadiums and are not worrying about the situation of their own people.”
- There was a protest today on Maracanã, one of the stadiums where 2013 Confederations Cup is taking place, a match between Italy and Mexico. And yes, it was violent.
- In all of these cases, most of Brazil’s media websites (like Veja, one of the most important and influential Brazilian magazines) blamed the protesters, saying the police was violent because they were violent first, saying the protesters deserved what they got, calling them troublemakers (among other names)
- Even though “innocent people” (non-protesters) were injured by the police, like people passing by and reporters.
- I won’t link you pictures of the victims specifically, but you can see some here. TW violence TW blood TW bruises.
Examples of the police being violent with protestants (TW violence):
- A group of people are yelling “no violence” in portuguese, as the police shoots rubber bullets at them
- Same scene, from another point of view
- Please Help Us Change Brazil: Why we are saying #changebrazil
- There are protests about this all over the world!
- Dublin, Ireland, scheduled for 1pm local time Sunday in sign of solidarity with Brazilian protesters, many of whom are university students.
- Dozens of demonstrations are also being organized in other cities, including Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, Brussels, Boston, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. In general, the actions are scheduled for Tuesday.
So please, hear us out! Don’t let the media fool you about what is going on. Support us, we want to change Brazil! I will be updating this post with more information and news! Please reblog, watch this video and support us!
i’d be interested in checking them out ^_^
Katsura Imperial Villa, photos by Ishimoto Yasuhiro, 1950s
“I feel that there is a kind of fateful link between Bauhaus and me. I would like to donate fifty-five of my photographs to the Bauhaus Archive Berlin”, said Ishimoto Yasuhiro in a letter to the Bauhaus Archive. Many of the photographs that were mainly shot in May 1954 were published 1960 in the book, together with texts by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.
More to see/read here.
匿名 asked: I'm Japan born and I've moved between the Japan and the US every 3 years because of the way the military stationed my dad but now I'm in the US and your blog makes my heart ache. Japan will always always always be my home. I know for a fact I'm happier when I'm there. Like I honestly, my mouth hurts because I never stop smiling. And I just miss it so much! Long story short, thanks for existing.