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rtamerica:

Anonymous launches #OpFerguson after cop kills unarmed Missouri teen
Hacktivists have set their sights on the town of Ferguson, Missouri after police there on Saturday shot and killed an unarmed man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, elevating a wave of protests that have occurred in the days since to the digital realm.
Demonstrations and vigils across the St. Louis, MO suburb have taken place ever since Saturday afternoon’s incident in which Brown was shot eight times by a Ferguson cop after an altercation allegedly occurred between the two, reportedly just days before the victim was expected to begin college. By Sunday, however, peaceful protests aimed at raising awareness of the shooting death began to turn violent in the city of barely 20,000, and local law enforcement responded to reports of riots and looting by deploying SWAT teams and heavily weaponized police.

rtamerica:

Anonymous launches #OpFerguson after cop kills unarmed Missouri teen

Hacktivists have set their sights on the town of Ferguson, Missouri after police there on Saturday shot and killed an unarmed man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, elevating a wave of protests that have occurred in the days since to the digital realm.

Demonstrations and vigils across the St. Louis, MO suburb have taken place ever since Saturday afternoon’s incident in which Brown was shot eight times by a Ferguson cop after an altercation allegedly occurred between the two, reportedly just days before the victim was expected to begin college. By Sunday, however, peaceful protests aimed at raising awareness of the shooting death began to turn violent in the city of barely 20,000, and local law enforcement responded to reports of riots and looting by deploying SWAT teams and heavily weaponized police.

descentintotyranny:

Here’s A Picture Of John McCain Hanging Out With ISIS Freedom Fighters In 2013
June 26 2014
So here’s a heck of a thing: Back in May 2013, Forever Warmonger John McCain was really excited about the prospects of arming the Syrian moderates who were fighting to free that country from the iron grip of Bashar al-Assad. He even sneaked into the country to meet with the head of the Free Syrian Army, Gen. Salim Idris, the fellow in the striped shirt there (Idris was ousted in February of this year).
Only one small problem with the little photo-op: In addition to Idris, some of the other guys in the pic are apparently members of a slightly less “moderate” group: ISIS, the guys who are currently bringing down Iraq, and the photo is reportedly being circulated by ISIS as proof of their legitimacy. Oops. 
And this is where you may want to get your skeptic hat on: The initial source for that claim appears to be righty blog WeaselZippers (they don’t cite a source), and so far, most of the reposts have been wingnut blogs trumpeting it as “proof” that there’s no such thing as a “moderate Muslim.” Even so, we’re happy to pass it along, if for no other reason that it’s yet more evidence that John McCain loves him some military intervening, regardless of who it is that we’re intervening for, just as long as we’re bombing somebody.
And if you’d like a more nuanced look at McCain’s love for whover he thinks is the enemy of our enemy, go take a look at this piece at the Atlantic, which frankly just left us thinking what a wonderful can of worms America opened when it “liberated” Iraq.”

descentintotyranny:

Here’s A Picture Of John McCain Hanging Out With ISIS Freedom Fighters In 2013

June 26 2014

So here’s a heck of a thing: Back in May 2013, Forever Warmonger John McCain was really excited about the prospects of arming the Syrian moderates who were fighting to free that country from the iron grip of Bashar al-Assad. He even sneaked into the country to meet with the head of the Free Syrian Army, Gen. Salim Idris, the fellow in the striped shirt there (Idris was ousted in February of this year).

Only one small problem with the little photo-op: In addition to Idris, some of the other guys in the pic are apparently members of a slightly less “moderate” group: ISIS, the guys who are currently bringing down Iraq, and the photo is reportedly being circulated by ISIS as proof of their legitimacy. Oops.

And this is where you may want to get your skeptic hat on: The initial source for that claim appears to be righty blog WeaselZippers (they don’t cite a source), and so far, most of the reposts have been wingnut blogs trumpeting it as “proof” that there’s no such thing as a “moderate Muslim.” Even so, we’re happy to pass it along, if for no other reason that it’s yet more evidence that John McCain loves him some military intervening, regardless of who it is that we’re intervening for, just as long as we’re bombing somebody.

And if you’d like a more nuanced look at McCain’s love for whover he thinks is the enemy of our enemy, go take a look at this piece at the Atlantic, which frankly just left us thinking what a wonderful can of worms America opened when it “liberated” Iraq.”

“Looking at the racist histories of the United States’ government and its legalized enforcers, we are presented with this question: why do we continue to seek justice from our oppressors? We must recognize that we are complicit in crafting the strength and legitimacy of police forces across the country each time we equate our ideas of justice with theirs… [O]ur collective allegiance to the penal and criminal justice system necessitates the police as enforcers of a racist, sexist, classist and violent society.”

Against Hired Guns (via america-wakiewakie)

Gabor Mate with Rebekah Demirel, Seattle, May 16, 2014 

“You may have heard that a proton is made from three quarks. Indeed here are several pages that say so. This is a lie — a white lie, but a big one. In fact there are zillions of gluons, antiquarks, and quarks in a proton. The standard shorthand, “the proton is made from two up quarks and one down quark”, is really a statement that the proton has two more up quarks than up antiquarks, and one more down quark than down antiquarks. To make the glib shorthand correct you need to add the phrase “plus zillions of gluons and zillions of quark-antiquark pairs.” Without this phrase, one’s view of the proton is so simplistic that it is not possible to understand the LHC at all.”

– Matt Strassler, What’s a Proton, Anyway? (via thesummerofmark)

The New Gezi Park Protesters: Istanbul’s Gentrification Wars

This weekend’s presidential election in Turkey is as good as decided. The mass protests surrounding Gezi Park, the corruption scandals, the Soma mining accident — none of these incidents will stop the majority of Turks from electing Recep Tayyip Erdogan as president. Among other things, this means that ambitious development projects will likely multiply — and with them, the controversies Erdogan’s AKP party aggressive policies routinely provoke.
 
The Gezi uprising that rocked Turkey in June 2013 was sparked by a government project to transform the park in central Istanbul into a gigantic mall. And while a relentless police crackdown has led many of last year’s protesters to abandon hope, the problems at the heart of Erdogan’s vision for Turkey’s urban development have not gone away. Those directly affected by the aggressive development of their neighborhoods are often left with only one of two options: to despair, or to fight.
 
One group that has decided to take the fight to the government is the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front, or DKHP/C. This extreme-left party, labeled a terrorist organization by the EU, is entrenched in many of the disenfranchised neighborhoods that have become targets for ruthless urban development. To stave off the forced relocation of inhabitants, the DKHP/C militants are prepared to combat not only the police, but also violent drug gangs that terrorize their neighborhoods, which they believe are collaborating with the state.
 
VICE News travelled to Istanbul to meet the DKHP/C on its home turf, document its fierce clashes with the police on May Day, and understand what motivates these violent, self-proclaimed champions of the poor.