I haven’t exactly provided evidence of my presence online these past two days, but I have, in fact, been here. I have no idea what my internet-access situation will be like for the rest of the week, though (MORE family vacations!), so I might really disappear for a few days. If that does turn out to be the case, goodbye for now, and I’ll return Saturday or Sunday!

Louis XVII.! let us see. For whom do you mourn? is it for the innocent child? very good; in that case I mourn with you. Is it for the royal child? I demand time for reflection. To me, the brother of Cartouche, an innocent child who was hung up by the armpits in the Place de Greve, until death ensued, for the sole crime of having been the brother of Cartouche, is no less painful than the grandson of Louis XV., an innocent child, martyred in the tower of the Temple, for the sole crime of having been grandson of Louis XV…Let us come to an understanding. Shall we weep for all the innocent, all martyrs, all children, the lowly as well as the exalted? I agree to that. But in that case, as I have told you, we must go back further than ‘93, and our tears must begin before Louis XVII. I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people.”

"I weep for all," said the Bishop.

"Equally!" exclaimed conventionary G——; "and if the balance must incline, let it be on the side of the people. They have been suffering longer."

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo 

And okay, I think I’ve said all I want to say about that for now

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tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.

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jobhaver:

[watching a sporting event] communism will win

"i dont think that-"

it will win

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goodmorningleftside:

momo33me:

Despite French President François Hollande’s ban on Palestine solidarity demonstrations, thousands of protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza. Clashes broke out after riot police fired tear gas at protesters .19. July 2014

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thepeoplesrecord:

Today was a beautiful Gaza solidarity rally in TImes Square. The energy was high & optimistic, yet outraged at this week’s bloodshed after the Israeli ground invasion. 

New York City stands with Gaza! Long live Palestine!

Awesome photos by Jenna Pope

pilferingapples:

idiopathicsmile:

feuillyed:

it’s like a modern au hair/les mis crossover
god somebody fucking take me to dallas already.

I keep thinking about this, not just because O holy god do I want to see Les Mis performed like this (although: O HOLY GOD DO I), but also that sign in the back there, “CLEAN WATER FOR ALL!” is literally something Americans are fighting for, right now, today, in Detroit. (It’s kind of striking how often, when you really look at something, the compassionate response is also genuinely the most practical one. Like, dang, you know what is probably not going to help a low-income family focus on catching up with their water bill? Depriving them of water!)
Anyway, the Detroit Water Brigade is doing awesome work, and they’ve set up an ingenuous “wedding registry” on Amazon where anyone on the internet can donate water and supplies to the many, many people affected by the shutoff. If you’ve got a few extra bucks and you can’t make it to Dallas but you still feel like sticking it to the man somehow, something to keep in mind!

!!!
THANK YOU FOR THE LINK.

pilferingapples:

idiopathicsmile:

feuillyed:

it’s like a modern au hair/les mis crossover

god somebody fucking take me to dallas already.

I keep thinking about this, not just because O holy god do I want to see Les Mis performed like this (although: O HOLY GOD DO I), but also that sign in the back there, “CLEAN WATER FOR ALL!” is literally something Americans are fighting for, right now, today, in Detroit. (It’s kind of striking how often, when you really look at something, the compassionate response is also genuinely the most practical one. Like, dang, you know what is probably not going to help a low-income family focus on catching up with their water bill? Depriving them of water!)

Anyway, the Detroit Water Brigade is doing awesome work, and they’ve set up an ingenuous “wedding registry” on Amazon where anyone on the internet can donate water and supplies to the many, many people affected by the shutoff. If you’ve got a few extra bucks and you can’t make it to Dallas but you still feel like sticking it to the man somehow, something to keep in mind!

!!!

THANK YOU FOR THE LINK.

I previously forgot to mention that I’m spending the weekend visiting people who do not have an internet connection, so I’ll only be around when I am at my hotel and can make its internet function, which may not be often.

The rather sudden appearance of Family Vacations is also causing unexpected delays in the fixing-up of a certain piece of writing which I swear will actually be available to read one of these days.

To turn Javert, the tenacious respecter of authority, ‘that savage in the service of civilization’, into the villain of the piece is to deprive the novel of its dynamite, to point the finger at a single policeman instead of at the system he serves.

Victor Hugo, Graham Robb (via hernaniste)

I think I’ve reblogged this before, but it bears repeating as it’s such an important point - to single out Javert and make him the villain is to miss Hugo’s point about the entire system (legal, cultural etc) that he serves. As I’ve said before, when you take his treatment of Fantine, for example, it would not have found general condemnation…no one sought to take her part aside from Valjean, because not only did Javert think she deserved that treatment, so too did those who witnessed the Bamatabois incident. Javert isn’t an aberration, he isn’t solely culpable, he is only a part of what is “by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth”.

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atomicdomme:

a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.

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Keep Going Back: Enjolras, Combeferre

maedhrys:

I gripped your hand
and caught a glance
of the next time round

In Another Life, Vienna Teng

They’re dragged off a bus in Missouri for not knowing their place. They’re killed at sixteen.

They’re drafted. No protest avails. They ship to Vietnam; one makes it a month and the other a year. They’re twenty-one and nineteen.

They keep going back.

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This is so much more than a literal reincarnation story - it works symbolically too. That the soul of the fight for a better future is not stopped by death, that as long as humans are alive and struggling, there must always be another revolutionary apocalypse to go through, and try again… I’m attempting to say that this is a beautiful piece of writing, simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful.

2beinz:

feminist antifa vandals
making public space unwelcome for sexists
nicosia 2014

2beinz:

feminist antifa vandals

making public space unwelcome for sexists

nicosia 2014

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feuilly:

hi lm fandom i speedpainted a thing for u

feuilly:

hi lm fandom i speedpainted a thing for u

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I told myself I will not rant about the Les Mis fandom till I make a positive contribution to it.

I suppose this means I should really start working on that attempt at fic again. You know, the one I’ve been talking about for four months but have yet to post.

(Anyone want to read over yet another take on “male revolutionaries discuss women’s roles in society, with mixed results”?)

Rod Janois - Ca Ira Mon Amour

greatest-kind-of-courage:

Sur tous les murs j’écrirais je le jure liberté!

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