so-treu:

strugglingtobeheard:

vinebox:

shouldnt:

SHE IS REAL

SHE IS REAL

Woahhhhhhhhh lol

and she’s Black!!!! lol i love how the audience gets live once they recognize her voice.

kropotkindersurprise:

Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.

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brigidkeely:

piddlebucket:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

softboycollective:

TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.

There’s been reports of white Anarchists assaulting Black women & breaking into stores & the KKK is reportedly there, so…

workingamerica:

A new study from CEPR shows higher employment growth in 2014 in states where the minimum wage went up.
The numbers are confirming what we already knew: higher wages are good for both workers AND businesses.
Text RAISE to 30644 to join our fight for fair wages. http://ift.tt/1k0FUxw

workingamerica:

A new study from CEPR shows higher employment growth in 2014 in states where the minimum wage went up.

The numbers are confirming what we already knew: higher wages are good for both workers AND businesses.

Text RAISE to 30644 to join our fight for fair wages. http://ift.tt/1k0FUxw

(via thefemcritique)

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

boozairob:

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

Please, please read the guy trying to get arrested.

(via kyssthis16)

Ferguson from my TL- August 18th (1/3)

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yellowxperil:

postracialcomments:

More reports about the White Anarchists

oh fun. you know who’s gonna end up paying for / getting blamed for the trouble you’re causing, white anarchists? y’all are always fucking up

(via heavymuffintop)

elonjames:

Tell me why this is necessary to move through an American town? #Ferguson

elonjames:

Tell me why this is necessary to move through an American town? #Ferguson

micdotcom:

Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

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snizzydoesit:

toots-toots:

sweet-transvestite:

blackgirlsrpretty2:

SPOTLIGHT:

http://toots-toots.tumblr.com/

Ughhhhhh so fucking beautiful!!!

I love y’all

Nah nah I love you

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musica-mundana:

sit-back-relax-relapse:

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT KIND OF MUSICAL NOTATION THIS IS

That’s a shark

musica-mundana:

sit-back-relax-relapse:

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT KIND OF MUSICAL NOTATION THIS IS

That’s a shark

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thecaptainsaid:

nevver:

Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

an important reminder as ‘4th of July’ rolls around

thecaptainsaid:

nevver:

Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

an important reminder as ‘4th of July’ rolls around

(via reverseracism)

gofatyourself:

thinksquad:

There are precisely 1,400,852 Americans currently serving the military both at home and abroad.

Whisper — an app which allows users to anonymously post messages — gives us a glimpse into the deepest, most emotionally-tinged thoughts of these men and women.

http://mic.com/articles/92885/what-america-s-soldiers-and-their-families-really-think-about-the-military

So important.  I’m always saying that so many soldiers take that path because they don’t have any other option, like college.  In a lot of instances they are flat out lied to.  The government legit gives military branches money to fund a position that is intended to con people into joining the military. 

(via nomercles)