Super busy atm with lots of things, but I finished my comic for the apizine! Here’s a little doodle of the main character as a magical girl huhu. There’s about a week until the deadline for it, so go ahead and submit! >3
Doing the Right Thing for Eric Garner
Jelani Cobb on Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and the cinematic sense of déjà vu: http://nyr.kr/1nb8qkR
“The images remain familiar twenty-five years later because time has passed but in crucial ways our context has scarcely changed at all.”
Above: A memorial for Eric Garner at the site where he died. Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux
"You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens."
Louise Hay (via rainysundaysandcoffee)
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (please forward): Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began around 10am this morning. Individuals involved asked workers to leave, asserting that the land is Haudenosaunee territory guaranteed under the Haldimand deed, and that Enbridge’s workers were present without consent or consultation.
“Meaningful consultation isn’t just providing information and going ahead without discussion – it’s giving the opportunity to say no and having a willingness to accommodate.” says Missy Elliot.
“Enbridge left a voice message on a machine with one person. That’s not meaningful – it’s not even consultation.” Emilie Corbeau, there in support of Six Nations points out.
Those involved intend to host an action camp, filling the time with teach-ins about Six Nations history, indigenous solidarity and skill shares centering on direct action.
The group states that they’ve tried the other processes available to them and here out of necessity. “We’ve tried pursuing avenues with the NEB, the township and the Grand River Conservation Authority. Our concerns were dismissed. What other choice do we have if we want to protect our land, water and children?” Missy Elliot of Six Nations asks.
Under bill C-45 the section of the Grand River adjacent to the Enbridge work site and pipeline is no longer protected. Approximately half a million people rely on drinking water provided by the Grand River.
“This isn’t just about line 9 – or Northern Gateway, Energy East or Keystone XL. This is about pipelines – all of them.” Daniell Boissineau, of Turtle Clan, asserts. “This is about the tarsands and how destructive they are to expand, extract and transport.”
“This is a continental concern. It’s not just a Six Nations issue or an indigenous issue. We share the responsibility to protect our land and water as human beings.” Elliot states.”
If you live in Illinois or Texas and you want to help unaccompanied immigrant children please consider volunteering as a child advocate
They’re especially looking for people who can speak Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, or Punjabi
If you can’t personally do this, please consider spreading the word.
The best way we can help these children is with personal, one on one activism. If you have the strength and the time please consider it. Thank you.
In case you missed us talking about it on this weeks page, Minor Acts of Heroism Issue 5 is up on Comixology! It’s just $0.99 and it’s got all the exclusive, never-published-online bonus material (like hero profiles, gag comic, and a sketch section) that the printed version comes with. Plus there’s no shipping charge!
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TBT that time my mom let me be myself and it was not great
Just a reminder
The deadline for the Summer APIZINE is in 2 weeks! (August 1st 2014)
Remember, we’re accepting all forms of media, on virtually any topic, but if you’re feeling stuck feel free to check out our Submission Guidelines page for some prompts.
You can also check out our FAQ if you have any questions.
If you have any questions not covered there, need help in some other way, or just need encouragement, feel free to message us here, or email batsa (ami.batsa at gmail.com)
Thank you everyone! Good luck!
i wonder why when women write teen novels they’re categorized as chicklit yet when jgreen writes teen novels hes a nyt best selling author and praised as understanding the tru nature of teens nvm i know why
Other things that are totally cool:
Don’t worry if you think your entry is too long or too short! We’ll accept all entries, regardless of length. The 2-10 pages I mentioned in the submission guidelines are merely a suggestion. It’s going to be a pdf so there are no real restraints! I look forward to your entry!! Hope everyone’s summer is going well!
Single images are totally cool too!
Remember, any length or type of entry is accepted! Single illustrations, long form comics, songs, photos, anything you can imagine!