*sends you a platonic nude*
Why don’t dogs get to see the world too?
This dog is literally smiling.
Oh my god
Ninety-eight years ago today, on 24 April 1916, the Easter Rising began in Dublin, Ireland. A rebellion against the seven-century-long British occupation of Ireland, it called for a “sovereign and indefeasible” independent socialist republic independent from the United Kingdom and the event acted as a catalyst for the Irish Revolution (1921–1922).
Initially a force of 1,300 members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), Volunteers (IV) and Citizen Army (ICA) under the command of socialist republican James Connolly, the rebellion acquired a further 3,000 soldiers over the course of five days and occupied several Dublin landmarks—including the Four Courts, City Hall, St Stephen’s Green, Phoenix Park and the General Post Office, from which Pádraic Pearse read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic (Forógra na Poblacht na hÉireann) and declared independence from Britain.
Pearse, Connolly and other leaders surrendered on 29 April after 15,000 British troops were deployed to Dublin by the week’s end, and the conflict lasted until 30 April. A total of 466 people (64 IRB/IV/ICA members, 132 British soldiers and 254 civilians) were killed during the conflict. In the aftermath, 1,500 men were interned by the British government and 16 leaders and planners of the Rising were executed, without inquiry, at Kilmainham Jail. However, Éamon de Valera—who would later become President of Ireland–escaped execution due to his American birth.
Although unsuccessful in achieving independence from Britain, the Easter Rising is seen as a catalyst to the later events in the Irish revolutionary period, particularly the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922–1923).
"I write it out in a verse—
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.” — W.B. Yeats, “Easter, 1916”
Well, to be fair, the bees did half the work :)
The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.
never read the fucking comments
For all the Irish folks always crying about how Irish people were ~*~*~ALSO OPPRESSED~*~*~