2 days ago

(Source: ebilflindas)

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3 days ago

beeishappy:

Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

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6 days ago

vardoeger:

thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

Al Jazeera America film crew after a cop literally drove up to them, dropped tear gas, and drove away.

Here’s a few shots of them destroying the camera and equipement after they fled.

From blatant acts like this to the dubious goings on with Twitter trend suppression of #Ferguson, the attempt at censorship is one of the most enraging aspects about this.

They’re attempting to spin the narrative in their favour as it is happening and are getting help to do it.

I’m thoroughly disgusted.

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1 week ago

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jean-luc-gohard:

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thesoftghetto:

Jesus…really?

So he got across town and changed clothes in five minutes. Yeah, okay.

I checked it on Google Maps. It’s three quarters of a mile away, and he supposedly got there in six minutes.

literally bye.

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1 week ago

priceofliberty:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

They tear gas and elect elected officials, what hope is there for the citizens?

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1 week ago

aurajones:

To say that the past few days have been emotionally taxing is to greatly understate and trivialize how hurt & fed up I am with the treatment of people, my people, in this country. 2014 and we’re no further from persecution & slaughter than we were since….ever. Since forever. At what point have we not been given the treatment of a rabid dog? Of subhuman? Of beings undeserving of fair & humane treatment? Of beings deserving of protection?

I am not impressed with your president’s statement regarding the death of an entertainer before that of a boy being senselessly put down by an officer of the law. Or the lack of transparency in the media & by the police. Or the fact that several eyewitnesses have corroborated & confirmed the story that Michael Brown, an 18 year old who was to be furthering his education post-high school as of yesterday, was shot multiple times and ultimately murdered with his hands raised in surrender pleading not to be, for j-walking. Though the media speculated shoplifting or a struggle with the officer, who has YET TO BE NAMED, there is still no justification for the fact that the victim was unarmed (though the pressing of the fact is problematic in & of itself) was executed and left on the cement to stew in a pool of his own blood for hours. Peaceful protests were met by canines and riot gear. The media failed, unsurprisingly to report that. Your president failed, unsurprisingly, to report that.

How many more innocent brown people are to be put on micro-trial & executed by law enforcement before it’s acceptable to be upset? Before it’s acceptable to be angry, stop asking for permission to have change & demand that it be given before there is consequence? I’m not satisfied. I won’t be until there is accountability and reform. We are tired, we angry, and we are well within our right to be.

I can’t see this happen again. I need to do more.

(*Note: Photos provided by the timelines of people on the front lines in Ferguson & are not my own. To keep track of what’s happening as it happens or and get involved, vandalyzm & @antoniofrench (to name a few) have been my go to.

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angry-hippo:

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

Light it up, Ferguson. Respect to all of you.

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candlewinds:

it’s so unsettling to be reminded as an adult that the people and things you loved as a child are not immortal like you once thought they were

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redbikeprince:

i have never read anything more blatantly written by a man before

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Singer John Legend sums up the situation in Ferguson, MO pretty succinctly.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

: The fact that the small town police dept has all this equipment should disturb us all. Priorities.

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