tygerbug:

Media blackout in Ferguson, Missouri, as militarized police wage war on protesters. Protesters came out after a still-unnamed police officer shot innocent, unarmed teenager Michael Brown eight times, leaving his body in the street for the entire day and - judging from 911 dispatch that day - not informing the St. Louis Police Department about what had occurred.

A militaristic no-fly zone is in effect from August 12 to the 18. Residents cannot leave or enter the town and take their lives into their own hands if they leave their homes.

Two journalists - from the Washington Post and Huffington Post - were arrested and assaulted, but not following the usual rules of arrest, like being read their rights, being charged, having any paperwork attached — it was just to get them to stop reporting. Also true of many reporters on the ground who were gassed or arrested —

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-ferguson-washington-post-reporter-wesley-lowery-gives-account-of-his-arrest/2014/08/13/0fe25c0e-2359-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html


Antonio French, elected alderman of the 21st ward, became a hero for his constant coverage on Twitter and Vine. He’s now been arrested for no reason other than that —

https://twitter.com/AntonioFrench


Al Jazeera TV reporters were shot at with tear gas landing directly at their feet - they ran, and police calmly dismantled their recording equipment.
https://twitter.com/CassFM/status/499800133174063104/photo/1

Christina Coleman of NBC5 was also shot at with tear gas —
https://twitter.com/ChristinaKSDK/status/499734263424884736/photo/1

Otherwise, there’s been a media blackout, with any major news outlets forced to leave the area before nightfall - which is when all the police violence begins, every night so far. Major coverage of tonight’s violence came from a small local radio station and from alderman French - nothing from the TV stations. Failure to comply has resulted in the tear gassing seen above, as well as flash grenades and wooden and rubber bullets fired indiscriminately at anyone in the area.

What the fuck? This is so horrible it doesn’t even sound real.

Nine Muses - News

I don’t know what they’re saying exactly because I don’t speak this language but I think it’s about the constant struggle a woman experiences when caught between innocence and her sexuality. A woman must often repress her sexuality in order to protect herself but within there is this passion that can only be unlocked once she finds someone she can connect with and feel ready with.

22 wounded in stabbing at Chinese School

aghoulistmike:

andtylertoo:

This will go almost completely ignored now that there are dead Americans to talk about, but Newtown Elementary was not the only school attacked today.

Wow. 

It’s happening all over the world. Society is collapsing. These seemingly random acts of violence are all connected by one basic thing: People are unhappy with their lives and what they see around them. They envy children because children get to be happy. It’s socially acceptable for a child to be silly and happy. Adults are told they must hide their emotions at all times and never express them and must also work nonstop. This system is wrong. That lifestyle is wrong. People are lashing out everywhere. This keeps happening. Violence in public places. Until people re-evaluate their lives and start to realize that maybe working nonstop is unhealthy and is driving people insane nothing will get better. Turn off the TV and start reading reliable online news sources. Things are changing but it’s going to take a lot of darkness before we reach the light. Pay attention to the people around you and take care of those you care about. Society is shifting.

mylittlebrittany:

outinthetwilight:

crystalsavestheday:

thehollowlady:

stfuhypocrisy:

Who knew such republicans existed.

HOLY SHIT, give this man an award.

I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Republicans for Planned Parenthood.
SHOCKED

Contrary to popular belief, most Republicans aren’t bad people! The Republican Party has become incredibly warped over the past few years, going far more right than most right-winged citizens. It’s unfortunate that the Republican Party is the new name for the Tea Party these days.

I had no idea that that group existed either.

mylittlebrittany:

outinthetwilight:

crystalsavestheday:

thehollowlady:

stfuhypocrisy:

Who knew such republicans existed.

HOLY SHIT, give this man an award.

I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Republicans for Planned Parenthood.

SHOCKED

Contrary to popular belief, most Republicans aren’t bad people! The Republican Party has become incredibly warped over the past few years, going far more right than most right-winged citizens. It’s unfortunate that the Republican Party is the new name for the Tea Party these days.

I had no idea that that group existed either.

(Source: stfueverything)

[Intro:]
Ah, the name of this song is Uncle Sam goddamn
It’s a show tune but the show ain’t been written for it yet
We’re gonna see if Tony Jerome and the band can maybe work this shit out for
me
And straighten me out right quick
I like it so far man
…Yeah, come on, lets go

[Chorus]
Welcome to the United Snakes
Land of the thief home of the slave
Grand imperial guard where the dollar is sacred and proud
Lets do this shit for real, come on now

[Verse 1:]
Smoke and mirrors, stripes and stars
Stolen for the cross in the name of God
Bloodshed, genocide, rape and fraud
Written to the pages of the law good lord
The Cold Continent latch key child
Ran away one day and started acting foul
King of where the wild things are daddy’s proud
cos the Roman Empire done passed it down
Imported and tortured a work force
and never healed the wounds or shook the curse off
Now the grown up Goliath nation
Holdin open auditions for the part of David, can you feel it?
Nothing can save ya, you question the reign
You get rushed in and chained up
Fist raised but I must be insane
cos I can’t figure a single goddamn way to change it

[Chorus x2]
Welcome to the United Snakes
Land of the thief home of the slave
The grand imperial guard where the dollar is sacred and power is God

[Verse 2:]
All must bow to the fat were lazy
The fuck you obey me and why do they hate me (who me?)
Only two generations away
from the world’s most despicable slavery trade
Pioneered so many ways to degrade a human being
that it can’t be changed to this day
Legacy so ingrained in the way that we think we no longer need chains
to be slaves
Lord it’s a shameful display
The overseers even got raped along the way
Cause the children cant escape from the pain
and they’re born with poisoness hatred in their veins
Try n’ separate a man from his soul
you only strengthen him and lose your own
But shoot that fucker if he walk near the throne
Remind him that this is my home (now I’m gone)

[Chorus x2]

Hold up give me one right here
Hold on

[Verse 3:]
You don’t give money to the bums
on a corner with a sign bleeding from their gums
Talking about you don’t support a crackhead
What you think happens to the money from your taxes
Shit the governments an addict
With a billion dollar a week kill brown people habit
And even if you aint on the front line
when massah yell crunch time you right back at it
Plain look at how you hustling backwards
At the end of the year add up what they subtracted
Three outta twelve months your salary pays for that madness
Man, that’s savage
What’s left get a big ass plasma
To see where they made Dan Rather point the damn camera
Only approved questions get answered
Now stand your ass up for that national anthem

[Chorus x2]

[instrumental break]

[vocals: Mankwe Ndosi]
(You’re so low)
Custom made (You’re so low)
To consume the noose (You’re so low)
Keep saying we’re free (You’re so low)
But we’re all just loose (You’re so low)

[Repeat til fade:]
Custom made (You’re so low)
To consume the noose (You’re so low)
Keep saying we’re free (You’re so low)
But we’re all just loose (You’re so low)

If I were Muslim they would call me a terrorist.
I noticed this picture floating around on Facebook today. It pisses me off. Here’s my 2 cents:
But you’re not and they aren’t. In this incident racism isn’t really relevant. People are ignoring the real issue.
There’s no sense in complaining about racism that didn’t even happen! There are actual real examples of racism happening all the time. Let’s talk about those if you want to talk about racism! This shooting was tragic and should be talked about but it shouldn’t be turned into a conversation about racism because that doesn’t apply here. It was senseless violence and should be addressed for what it is. Don’t turn it into an issue it’s not just so you can have something to say.
Racism is bad and is definitely an issue but in this case it doesn’t really apply. People like to bring up racism when it doesn’t apply because it’s a very charged issue and is easy to define. Racism is obviously wrong. So if people bring up how wrong racism is they automatically get to feel smart because they’re right. This incident is not about being right or wrong! The real issue here is senseless violence but senseless violence is harder to understand and harder to talk about. People are ignoring the real issue here!
People should never just go around talking about racism and nothing else when things like this happen. Violence isn’t that simple.

If I were Muslim they would call me a terrorist.

I noticed this picture floating around on Facebook today. It pisses me off. Here’s my 2 cents:

But you’re not and they aren’t. In this incident racism isn’t really relevant. People are ignoring the real issue.

There’s no sense in complaining about racism that didn’t even happen! There are actual real examples of racism happening all the time. Let’s talk about those if you want to talk about racism! This shooting was tragic and should be talked about but it shouldn’t be turned into a conversation about racism because that doesn’t apply here. It was senseless violence and should be addressed for what it is. Don’t turn it into an issue it’s not just so you can have something to say.

Racism is bad and is definitely an issue but in this case it doesn’t really apply. People like to bring up racism when it doesn’t apply because it’s a very charged issue and is easy to define. Racism is obviously wrong. So if people bring up how wrong racism is they automatically get to feel smart because they’re right. This incident is not about being right or wrong! The real issue here is senseless violence but senseless violence is harder to understand and harder to talk about. People are ignoring the real issue here!

People should never just go around talking about racism and nothing else when things like this happen. Violence isn’t that simple.