socialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Fergusonsocialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Fergusonsocialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Fergusonsocialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Fergusonsocialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Fergusonsocialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Fergusonsocialismartnature:

Boston vigil in support of #MikeBrown and against police violence (14 Aug 2014). Hundreds in attendance.
#Ferguson

sunvapor asked: "What the fucks happening in Ferguson?"

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

magictransistor:

Danny Lyon, The March on Washington, August 28, 1963.
archaicwonder:

World’s oldest labyrinth illustration, c. 2000-1700 BC, BabyloniaIn Old Babylonian on clay showing a labyrinth of square and symmetric form.
kafkasapartment:

Mundnacht (Night Moon) 1920. Heinz Waldmuller. Etching and drypoint

"

My country is handed over from one tyrant
to the next, a worse tyrant;
from one prison to another,
from one exile to another.
It is colonized by the observed
invader and the hidden one;
handed over by one beast to two
like an emaciated camel.

In the caverns of its death
my country neither dies
nor recovers. It digs
in the muted graves looking
for its pure origins
for its springtime promise
that slept behind its eyes
for the dream that will come
for the phantom that hid.
It moves from one overwhelming
night to a darker night.

My country grieves
in its own boundaries
and in other people’s lands
and even on its own soil
suffers the alienation of exile.

"

Abdullah Al Baradouni, From Exile to Exile

Translated from Arabic by Diana Der-Hovanessian and Sherif S. Elmusa

(via lastuli)

(via arabswagger)

presstvchannel:

A student with social message and the colours of the Indian tricolour painted on his face waits for the paint to dry on the eve of #India’s Independence Day in #Mumbai on August 14 2014.
voristrip:

Scrublands by Antoine Bruyvoristrip:

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descentintotyranny:

TV crews hit by bean bags, tear gas in Ferguson
Aug. 14 2014
As police broke up protests in Ferguson late Wednesday night, they also turned their tactics on local and national television news crews.
Two KSDK-TV photojournalists and reporter Elizabeth Matthews were filing a story about the cancellation of school in the Ferguson-Florissant school district. Matthews said they reported from a Ferguson neighborhood just outside a perimeter established by police. The crew was working out of a SUV and a larger “live” van. At least one other TV crew from Al Jazeera America was also in the neighborhood working from a mini-van.
Shortly after 9 p.m., police in riot gear began dispersing demonstrators about a quarter of a mile from the crew’s location. Matthews said as protesters fled the area they ran through the neighborhood about two or three at a time for a total of no more than 20.
One of the photojournalists walked to the intersection of Highmont and West Florissant where he documented what appeared to be an altercation between police and an individual they were detaining along West Florissant. About 15 seconds into his video recording, bright lights can be seen shining at his position. Approximately 30 seconds later, as he continues to record video the sound of an air rifle firing can be heard followed by a “thud.”
According to the 23-year veteran of television news, a “bean bag round” hit his camera equipment, and he retreated back to his original position on Highmont.
Both photojournalists and Matthews say police never told them to leave the area prior to this incident.
Approximately five to 10 minutes later, video recorded by the other photojournalist shows police at the intersection of Highmont and West Florissant fire what appears to be tear gas at the Al Jazeera America crew station nearby. The crew of three people is set up with television lights and a camera in front of their mini-van. The video shows the apparent tear gas billowing smoke directly in front of them. The KSDK crew says the canister hit the Al Jazeera America van.
The KSDK crew says the Al Jazeera America crew was yelling, “We’re the press.” The Al Jazeera America crew can be seen running away from the van on video. Then two police officers can be seen taking down the crew’s television lights and tilting the TV camera toward the ground.
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otpglobal:

ecowatchorg:

Methane Blow-Holes Sign of Runaway Climate Change?
Dragon’s mouth … a crater recently discovered in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said that they believe the 60-meter wide crater could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/02/methane-blow-holes-climate-change/

They are calling the point when frozen arctic methane in Canada, Alaska and Russia starts erupting into the atmosphere dragon burps.
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