August 29, 2014

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August 29, 2014
"We are living in an era of revolution, and the revolt of the American Negro is part of the rebellion against the oppression and colonialism which has characterized this era… It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter."

Malcolm X, 1965

Truth.

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August 29, 2014

ghdos:

BRUHHHHHH. Do you fucking see this?

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August 29, 2014

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.

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August 29, 2014
Eurocentrist interpretation of history are suited to serve and favor the interest of caucasians. Sadly, these interpretations are hardly refuted and are deeply embedded in the American psyche.

luxuriouspain:

Relearning my history through the eyes of PoC.

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August 29, 2014

nigga-chan:

Please

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August 29, 2014
How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

latinosexuality:

hmm

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August 29, 2014
Tell the Senate: Overturn Citizens United | CREDO Action

smearedwithscreams:

markruffalo:

Please consider signing this important anti-Citizens United petition telling the Senate to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, which it will vote on on September 8. 

The link in the text part above doesn’t work for some reason, but:

Boost like fuck, and please sign.

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August 29, 2014
thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.
We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.
Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.
Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.
No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans
Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.

We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.

Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.

Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.

No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans

Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

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August 29, 2014

visualsofsamuelomare:

Afropunk 2014 @blackfashion itsaliencum

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August 29, 2014
Police: [White] Teen acts erratically, attacks police, takes and fires officer's gun while high on mushrooms. Don't worry, he's fine.| Seattle News. Breaking News | KOMO News

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August 29, 2014
This Chart Shows An Alarming Rise In Florida Gun Deaths After 'Stand Your Ground' Was Enacted

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August 29, 2014
"If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich."

My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)

THIS is EVERYTHING THOUGH

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im so angry

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!!!!! Or to a black child “why is your hair like that?”

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For those who don’t know, this is exactly how I wound up not speaking my language anymore. And exactly how I lost my accent.

The kids at school made fun of me until they convinced me that because I was in America, I needed to speak like an American.

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August 29, 2014
lickystickypickyshe:

In July 1761 an illegal slave ship foundered near Tromelin, a speck of land 200 miles east of Madagascar. After six months on the island, the surviving gentlemen and sailors assembled a makeshift boat and departed, promising to return for the 60 slaves left on the island. They never did.
The slaves kept a fire going for 15 years while they struggled to survive on an island of barely 0.3 square miles. They fashioned houses from coral and sand, built a communal oven, and subsisted on turtles and seabirds.
“We have found evidence of where they lived and what they ate,” archaeologist Max Guérout told the Independent in 2007. “We have found copper cooking utensils, repaired, over and over again, which must originally have come from the wreck of the ship.”
Many of the castaways simply succumbed. At one point 18 left on a makeshift raft; it’s not known whether they reached land. In 1776 a French sailor was shipwrecked on the island, built a raft, and escaped to Mauritius with three men and three women. When a rescue ship arrived for the last seven castaways, they included a grandmother, her daughter, and an 8-month-old grandchild who had been born on the island.
The governor in Ile de France declared them free, since they had been bought illegally. He adopted the family of three and named the boy Jacques Moise. His surname is a French form of Moses — a baby rescued from water.

lickystickypickyshe:

In July 1761 an illegal slave ship foundered near Tromelin, a speck of land 200 miles east of Madagascar. After six months on the island, the surviving gentlemen and sailors assembled a makeshift boat and departed, promising to return for the 60 slaves left on the island. They never did.

The slaves kept a fire going for 15 years while they struggled to survive on an island of barely 0.3 square miles. They fashioned houses from coral and sand, built a communal oven, and subsisted on turtles and seabirds.

“We have found evidence of where they lived and what they ate,” archaeologist Max Guérout told the Independent in 2007. “We have found copper cooking utensils, repaired, over and over again, which must originally have come from the wreck of the ship.”

Many of the castaways simply succumbed. At one point 18 left on a makeshift raft; it’s not known whether they reached land. In 1776 a French sailor was shipwrecked on the island, built a raft, and escaped to Mauritius with three men and three women. When a rescue ship arrived for the last seven castaways, they included a grandmother, her daughter, and an 8-month-old grandchild who had been born on the island.

The governor in Ile de France declared them free, since they had been bought illegally. He adopted the family of three and named the boy Jacques Moise. His surname is a French form of Moses — a baby rescued from water.

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August 28, 2014
sagansense:

ucresearch:

Police Often Provoke Protest Violence, UC Researchers Find
Violent protests can often be unintentionally provoked by aggressive law enforcement tactics like approaching demonstrators in riot gear or the use of military-style formations, according to a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

“Everything starts to turn bad when you see a police officer come out of an SUV and he’s carrying an AR-15,” said Nick Adams, a sociologist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Data Science who leads the Deciding Force Project. “It just upsets the crowd.”

The researchers found that some law enforcement agencies are taking less provocative measures to calm the crowd.

During the Occupy protests, for example, police in some cities deployed officers in small clusters rather than in skirmish lines. Such cities tended to see fewer clashes between demonstrators and police, the researchers said.
“When it’s two or three officers, protesters don’t get intimidated,” Adams said. “They may even talk with the police.”

Read more about steps some law enforcement agencies are taking to reduce protest violence

“A civilization at war with itself…
…is doomed.”
— Carl Sagan

sagansense:

ucresearch:

Police Often Provoke Protest Violence, UC Researchers Find

Violent protests can often be unintentionally provoked by aggressive law enforcement tactics like approaching demonstrators in riot gear or the use of military-style formations, according to a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

Everything starts to turn bad when you see a police officer come out of an SUV and he’s carrying an AR-15, said Nick Adams, a sociologist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Data Science who leads the Deciding Force Project. It just upsets the crowd.

The researchers found that some law enforcement agencies are taking less provocative measures to calm the crowd.

During the Occupy protests, for example, police in some cities deployed officers in small clusters rather than in skirmish lines. Such cities tended to see fewer clashes between demonstrators and police, the researchers said.

When it’s two or three officers, protesters don’t get intimidated, Adams said. They may even talk with the police.

Read more about steps some law enforcement agencies are taking to reduce protest violence

A civilization at war with itself…

…is doomed.

— Carl Sagan

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