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On the Front Lines of a New Pacific War:

On the small, spectacular island of Jeju, off the southern tip of Korea, indigenous villagers have been putting their bodies in the way of construction of a joint South Korean–US naval base that would be an environmental, cultural and political disaster. If completed, the base would hold more than 7,000 navy personnel, plus twenty warships including US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and destroyers carrying the latest Aegis missiles—all aimed at China, only 300 miles away.

Since 2007, when the $970 million project was first announced, the outraged Tamna people of Gangjeong village have exhausted every legal and peaceful means to stop it. They filed lawsuits. They held a referendum in which 94 percent of the electorate voted against construction—a vote the central government ignored. They chained themselves for months to a shipping container parked on the main access road, built blockades of boulders at the construction gate and occupied coral-reef dredging cranes. They have been arrested by the hundreds. Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun, who was jailed for three months, said, “If the villagers have committed any crime, it is the crime of aspiring to pass their beautiful village to their descendants.”

Jeju is just one island in a growing constellation of geostrategic points that are being militarized as part of President Obama’s “Pacific Pivot,” a major initiative announced late in 2011 to counter a rising China. According to separate statements by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 60 percent of US military resources are swiftly shifting from Europe and the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. (The United States already has 219 bases on foreign soil in the Asia-Pacific; by comparison, China has none.) The Jeju base would augment the Aegis-equipped systems in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and the US colony of Guam. The Pentagon has also positioned Patriot PAC-3 missile defense systems in Taiwan, Japan (where the United States has some ninety installations, plus about 47,000 troops on Okinawa) and in South Korea (which hosts more than 100 US facilities).

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On the island of Jeju, the consequences of the Pacific Pivot are cataclysmic. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, adjacent to the proposed military port, would be traversed by aircraft carriers and contaminated by other military ships. Base activity would wipe out one of the most spectacular remaining soft-coral forests in the world. It would kill Korea’s last pod of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and contaminate some of the purest, most abundant spring water on the planet. It would also destroy the habitats of thousands of species of plants and animals—many of which, such as the narrow-mouthed frog and the red-footed crab, are gravely endangered already. Indigenous, sustainable livelihoods—including oyster diving and local farming methods that have thrived for thousands of years—would cease to exist, and many fear that traditional village life would be sacrificed to bars, restaurants and brothels for military personnel.

read more at http://www.thenation.com/article/171767/front-lines-new-pacific-war

The hell USA. - - stop

This needs more reblogs!

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8 Current Comics Featuring Awesome Ladies

thelonelyskeptic:

So I buy a lot of comics. A lot. And since Tumblr likes comics featuring awesome ladies, I figured I should write a list of all the comics currently coming out featuring awesome ladies.

First, let’s start with the superhero stuff:

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1. She-Hulk by Charles Soule and…

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The Offering by Donghi Nguyen
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The Offering by Donghi Nguyen

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Jeju Island is the first place in the world to receive all three UNESCO natural science designations : Biosphere Reserve in 2002, Natural Heritage in 2007, Global Geopark in 2010. But the Korean and U.S. military is constructing a U.S. Naval Base over the UNESCO heritage sites.

Gureombi Rock was our prayer site, our dining place, our place of rest. It was our swimming pool. We did everything on the rock.

Every day, villagers & activists will sit, stand & dance at the gate of the naval base being constructed.

The villagers of Gangjeong Village outside the Jeju Courts, refuse to pay fines for their peaceful protests.

The villagers remember that 30,000 people were killed on Jeju Island in 1948, in an April 3rd massacre collaborated by the U.S. military.

Daily, rain or shine, the villagers protest the destruction of their people & land by the U.S. naval base

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"Upper One Games paired world class game developers with Alaska Native storytellers and elders to create Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa), a game based on stories that have been handed down for thousands of years. A game which delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people to present an experience like no other. An atmospheric puzzle platformer of wondrous adventure. A game of survival in a place where survival shouldn’t be possible. A game that opens a gateway to explore what it means to be human.” — http://neveralonegame.com/

Wow.

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Help Morgan M Page (Odofemi) Get to the Lambda Literary Writers' Retreat!

odofemi:

odofemi:

Hey Friends! Family! People who like me for some reason!

I was accepted into the Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Writers’ Retreat this year! They graciously gave me a partial scholarship, but I need to raise $1325 in order to go! If you can donate anything to help me, I would be supremely grateful. Help a trans woman go there (as far as I know, I’d be only the second trans woman to ever go to this retreat!) to write a weird noir novel about intergenerational conflict between trans women and what drives people to make terrifyingly cold decisions!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Please help me signal boost this! (I will later be raising an additional $600 for my flight.)

Raise $295 so far! That’s almost 25% of my goal. Thanks everyone! If you haven’t donated yet, I’d really appreciate any help you could give. And if you can’t afford to donate, it would be so cool if you reblogged this post so others might see it. <3

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OneFour KidLit Giveaway!!! #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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Your chances of winning diverse books just got bigger!

OneFour KidLit, a group of authors of MG and YA fiction debuting in 2014, wanted to do something to support the amazing #weneeddiversebooks campaign. Not only do we all think this campaign is massively…

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dontmakemechokeaginge:

look at this its the lesbian version of bonnie and clyde 

You had me at “lesbian version of Bonnie & Clyde.”

HOLY FUCK THAT WAS JUST. WOW

Shitttttt

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Kuan Yin Ease (© Richard Southall/Ilona Zielinska) 

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Kuan Yin Ease (© Richard Southall/Ilona Zielinska) 

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