Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber

Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber


The Manchester bomber was banned from a local mosque and reported by the Muslim community around him multiple times. UK authorities didn’t act.

I repeat: Not once, not twice, not thrice. Five times. They were alerted five times by the Muslim community around the bomber and were ignored.



In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute and acknowledge all the trans people who have chosen not to be visible, and remind you that your identity is still valid even if no one knows about it, and you are no less brave for choosing to remain invisible especially if that means it’s safer for you in your current living/ working situation.


In spite of how much hatred there is towards the lgbtq+ community, the little signs of acceptance make me incredibly happy. My brother referring to a trans woman on tv as a woman. Girls holding hands getting smiled at by other girls. All-gender restrooms getting created. How the gsa at my school made rainbow pins, and you find a kid in every friend group with one. How I’m able to talk about liking more than one gender with my friends. When a man casually mentions his boyfriend, and he is just greeted by smiles. Although they seem small, they are so huge to me.


Anousheh Ansari accepts the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, ‘The Salesman’ on behalf of Asghar Farhadi



Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

January 27 marks the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi era.

From 1940 to 1945, more than 1.1 million men, women and children were killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. 90% of them were Jews. All were innocent. Today, we remember

Never Again.

mlk and civil rights protests in cartoons: then, as now




in the 1960s, america would have been all to happy to extend civil rights to blacks if only they  weren’t all just a bunch of lawless looters and rioters.

good thing we’ve grown as a society since then!

in the 1960s, america would have gladly listened to civil rights leaders – if only they weren’t all just stoking so much darn violence all the time!

good thing mlk’s image has been rehabilitated and black leaders are taken seriously now!

in the 1960s, the value of human life was placed above that of inert property – if only those uppity blacks would just take our word for it

thankfully the value of black life is recognized today!

in the 1960s, america really wanted to give black protestors the benefit of the doubt – if only they weren’t just so darn complicit in their own oppression

thank god those antiquated views are all behind us now!

in the 1960s, jobs, education and housing were ripe for the picking for minorities – they just insisted on wasting all that energy on aimless protests instead!

thank heavens we actually listen to their grievances now instead of just telling them to sit down and shut up!

in conclusion, everything would be fine if they had just stayed in the back of the bus instead of getting out and rocking it

(huge thanks to Rebel Blob for digging all these old cartoons up!)

This is still such a good fucking post

another one worth bringing back today



According to University of Connecticut political science professor Jeremy Pressman, between 3.5 million to 4.2 million people marched in the United States alone today (as of 10:30pm EST on 21JAN). These are clearly the largest protests in U.S. history. With solidarity marches across the globe, Women’s March 2017 is without question the largest and most important—and peaceful!—protest march in world history.

Here’s a link to his up-to-date spreadsheet