Q: What are your thoughts about 9/11?
Leila Khaled: l don’t agree with the murder of civilians, wherever it is in the world.
Q: Could you be described as a terrorist?
Leila: Our enemies say so. Our enemies call any form of popular resistance terrorism.
Q: What you did was an act of terrorism.
Leila: Who decides and define what terrorism is? As far as I’m concerned, occupation is terrorism. My people and I have a right to fight it. I don’t care what others call it. People have a right. People have a right to fight those who occupy their country by all means possible including weapons. That’s what it says in the UN declaration.
Q: But Leila, if you look up ”terrorist” in a dictionary…
Leila: You, the whole of Sweden and Europe and the USA can travel to Haifa. But l can’t, l’m not allowed to. Not just me. 5 million Palestinians can’t see Palestine. lsrael doesn’t care about international law. Why should we accept that? What have we done to deserve this? We have suffered a lot. Why is what l did wrong? lsn’t it our right to resist? When we hijacked the planes the whole world wondered who we were. Regardless of what they thought about it, they wondered. But when we were tortured in lsraeli prisons, who heard our screams? We had to do what we did in order to get your attention. Our people suffered injustice. No sound person accepts that! No one.
— Leila Khaled: Hijacker (2006), documentary directed by Swedish-Palestinian filmmaker Lina Makboul → watch here
<3 Leila Khaled
Each morning, like clockwork, they board the subway, off to begin their daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
But these aren’t just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.
Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.
Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.
Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs.
Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city centre, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the centre in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”
Dr Poiarkov told how the dogs like to play during their daily commute. He said: “They jump on the train seconds before the doors shut, risking their tails getting jammed. They do it for fun. And sometimes they fall asleep and get off at the wrong stop.”
The dogs have also amazingly learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow.
With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy – and scraps.
Dr Poiarkov added: “Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.”
independent dogs that don’t need no man
Fate works best in hindsight, right? You don’t realize things are right for you or meant for you as they happen. So fate only works in retrospect. Or that’s how it works best at least….
Indian clothing is so pretty…too bad I look nothing like that when I wear it :(
“Who loves fuzzy Okenite? Everybody, that’s who. It’s actually fuzzy!
Nature can do some cool ass shit
It’s fucking ridiculous that the media all over in covering the soldier that was murdered in England and barely a word about the 75 year old Pakistani man that was stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack…
last night there was a dinner in the state museum in the state capital and it was to honor the winners/runner ups/honorable mentions for a state contest and I submitted three submissions with this other girl and we ended up getting first runner up for one of them and honorable mention for another. two guys got second runner up and one of them was SMOKING HOT and both of them kept staring at us all dinner, probably just my friend though…anyways, on the way home, she freaking found his name from the state website and added him on facebook and he accepted and messaged her like “ooh thanks for adding me you’re so cute I wanted to talk to you while we were there but I thought you’d find me creepy blah blah blah here’s my number and snapchat let’s talk oh and let’s skype on friday aw yay us” and they’re hitting it off so well and I’m just sitting here like -_-
I mean… is there just like a Racist Surplus store?
Costume shops maybe? Either way…they need to stop