The human body is fascinating
I keep telling people this shit in real life and they don’t believe me.
I’ve seen it from multiple sources, and this just adds another (albeit usually unreliable) source.
This is actually legit, guys. This is how your eyes move when you’re thinking about something. It’s actually a good way to tell if someone is lying or not, because they’ll look to their left (your right, durr) when they’re constructing false memories, and to their right when they’re actually remembering them.
HOLY CRAP. SAVING THIS FOR FUTURE REF.
Grammy Award-winning singer Esperanza Spalding has a new video out called “We Are America,” wherein she urges Congress to close GITMO. In an interview with the ACLU, she credited the recent Guantanamo Bay inmate hunger strikes as a moment that inspired her to use her platform to make a political statement.
What motivated you to start this whole project to begin with, what was the spark?
It was the first time I heard about the hunger strike. I was touring in Europe, and I was appalled and embarrassed about what was happening. I remember I started researching online to see what I could do about, it and I saw that I could download this action pack. With that, you had some important info to use to call your representative. And I did, I did call my representative and Senators. In fact, I got a letter back from one Senator who basically said that she was not going to proactively deal with it but that they would ‘keep my comments in mind’ or something like that. But I really wanted to do more. And my band actually came to me first and said they wanted to do something too.
Earlier this year, rapper Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) released a video that brought attention to the practice of force-feeding inmates who had gone on hunger strike.