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sci-universe:

Beautiful view of a streaking meteor and the Orion constellation above Lake Bumbunga, AustraliaImage copyright: Silveryway on Flickr

sci-universe:

Beautiful view of a streaking meteor and the Orion constellation above Lake Bumbunga, Australia
Image copyright:
Silveryway on Flickr

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— 1 week ago with 2006 notes

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

BREAKING NEWS

KURDISH PESHMERGA RETAKE MOSUL DAM FROM ISLAMIC STATE; TWITTER ISLAMISTS BUTTHURT————

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/18/world/meast/iraq-mosul-dam/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews

— 1 week ago with 27 notes

gettyimages:

MOSUL, IRAQ - AUGUST 9,10: Thousands of Yezidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains without food and water for days as they tried to escape from Islamic State (IS) forces, are rescued by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Peoples Protection Unit (YPG) in Mosul, Iraq on August 10, 2014. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

— 1 week ago with 88 notes
brown-likeme:


"And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention."
Recent picture taken in Gaza.

And yet the people of Gaza still took time out from their lives to give the people of Ferguson tips on how to deal with tear gas

brown-likeme:

"And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention."

Recent picture taken in Gaza.

And yet the people of Gaza still took time out from their lives to give the people of Ferguson tips on how to deal with tear gas

(Source: themuslimavenger, via timshelwind)

— 1 week ago with 138113 notes

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

(via timshelwind)

— 2 weeks ago with 74947 notes

kchikurdi:

pdk-i peshmerga cleaning up the frontlines in southern kurdistan.

(via kurdishhijabi)

— 2 weeks ago with 25 notes

serxwebunanishtiman:

- Independent Kurdistan
- Peshmerga
- A free woman rises like the sun
- Free Kurdistan
- Bijî Kurdistan
- Apo
- No friends but mountains
- Kurdistan lives
- Kirkuk: Cursed by black gold

Gimo Zangana

— 2 weeks ago with 150 notes
bijikurdistan:

Meysa Ebdo – commander of the of the Kurdish Women’s Defense Units (YPJ)

"Let everyone know: we are resisting against groups (ISIS, Al Nusra) committing inhumane attacks and we will win. We are giving our lives so that our people might live freer and that our flag might fly freely in the sky."

bijikurdistan:

Meysa Ebdo – commander of the of the Kurdish Women’s Defense Units (YPJ)

"Let everyone know: we are resisting against groups (ISIS, Al Nusra) committing inhumane attacks and we will win. We are giving our lives so that our people might live freer and that our flag might fly freely in the sky."

— 2 weeks ago with 373 notes
My heart is breaking for Iraq. →

50or60oramilliondifferentthings:

In 2004 I lived on top of a mountain in Northern Iraq, outside of a town called As’Sherqat, on a patrol base which was the main entrance of an old Iraqi weapons depot. There was a tribe of Bedouin herders who lived in these beautiful tents in the valley below our patrol base. There were also Kurds who were living on our patrol base.

Our mission was to patrol MSR Tampa between Bayji and Mosul, so that’s what we did for the most part. There were also Blackwater contractors there who would blow up tons of weapons, bombs and ammo left over in the bunkers.

It was a quiet place most of the time. Nights and skies that you wouldn’t believe. A deep blue sky with stars I had never seen before. Mountains broke the skyline like black teeth of the earth, taking a bite out of the stars. In the valley you could see campfires around the Bedouin tents and a few stray lights far, far off in the distance. The silence was only interrupted by the sounds of yourself and maybe the wind. Brutally cold nights compared to the scorching days.

I didn’t interact with the locals as much as I wished I could. It was a complicated situation then. I was a Soldier, and the only healthcare provider for 68 other soldiers on that mountain, so I was very busy. I did get to interact with them occasionally as a healthcare provider, and even ate a feast with them as a guest once. I often wonder what ever happened to those Kurds and Bedouins.

With what is happening to the Yezidi and Kurdish people, I find myself remembering more and more how fucking amazingly beautiful those mountains are, and then the people.

And then regret. And then sadness.

— 2 weeks ago with 53 notes