This happened today (Feb 12th 2014) in Venezuela, in a peaceful protest carried out by college students in various cities across the country.
The demonstration was met with violence from the Venezuelan Armed Forces, the Government Police and armed groups. Two students were killed by gunshots, and many other were injured.
The media completely ignored the violent response towards the students, because all of our national TV channels are under control of the government.
Our own government is killing us, either with hunger or violence. Please, reblog. We need help in Venezuela!
More. And the news are repressing it. An opposition leader ordered arrested.
Don’t post gore just to be shocking. Don’t showcase the mutilation or torture of human beings, animals, or their remains. Dick.
We’re not in the business of hosting adult-oriented videos (and it’s fucking expensive).
While you’re free to ridicule, parody, or marvel at the alien beauty of Benedict Cumberbatch, you can’t pretend to actually be Benedict Cumberbatch.
Anonymous asked: Gale (and Katniss) was part of a highly oppressed group of people fighting against their oppressors... they can't be compared to a country, let alone the US of all places. vilifying those who fight back against their oppression is a problem, and it happens often in media and it happens a lot in this fandom.
The similarities are still there.
And also, my problem is not with those that fight back, but with those that fight back to make themselves feel better. So yeah. Gale == USA.
Dear Suzanne Collins:
The more times I read your books, the more frustrated I get with how it ended. I will hand you this: You set Gale up to be an amazing character. You built him beautifully. You created him and I adore him, so for that…thanks.
But do you realize the…
Hells no. Gale is not a villain because of a love triangle! Gale is like the United States: bold, arrogant, angry; he wants to stand up for his rights. But instead his actions get a bunch of people killed. Katniss? She’s impulsive and until pushed, a coward. Peeta is the only character that has redeemable qualities. He will do what’s right without hurting everyone around him. At his expense.
My only complaint about the books is the way the author hid the characters away at the climax of the movie, and killed the momentum that she beautifully built.