not-native:


She hopes I’m cursed forever to 
Sleep on a twin-sized mattress 
In somebody’s attic or basement my whole life,
Never graduating up in size to add another
And my nightmares will have nightmares every night
Oh, every night. Every night.

not-native:

She hopes I’m cursed forever to 
Sleep on a twin-sized mattress 
In somebody’s attic or basement my whole life,
Never graduating up in size to add another
And my nightmares will have nightmares every night
Oh, every night. Every night.

indieannajones:

Seriously, what the police are doing is not “bad”, it’s illegal.

There is a reason why people are raging mad at this situation, and it’s because it’s a blatant violation of basic human rights.

If you don’t understand that, then you are part of the problem.

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

Be inspired!

2014, she’s still wanted as a terrorist. And you’re supposed to trust the government and the police -__-

ninjabikeslut:


Phoenix Arizona anarchists have been active supporting the Ferguson uprising in different ways. Anarchists are organizing and attending local events as well as spreading propaganda both online and off. Many comrades see the events in Ferguson as much more than an isolated disturbance or a singular flash point that the state is having trouble controlling.
To many, Ferguson represents an escalation in the way the state plans to handle rebellions they are unable to manage with propaganda and counter-insurgency. So what this ends up meaning is, moving forward we should expect immediate escalation and martial law. The next economic disaster and war will bring mass resistance. What we see in Ferguson is their plan to deal with it, to manage it.
So, it becomes imperative to support in ways that make the most sense. Single acts of support in many places not only provide hope and inspiration but the impression that anarchists can act in mass when needed. What does it look like during the next escalation if our acts continue to multiply?

-Phoenix, AZ: Anarchist Graffiti in Support of Ferguson, MO and Palestine

ninjabikeslut:

Phoenix Arizona anarchists have been active supporting the Ferguson uprising in different ways. Anarchists are organizing and attending local events as well as spreading propaganda both online and off. Many comrades see the events in Ferguson as much more than an isolated disturbance or a singular flash point that the state is having trouble controlling.

To many, Ferguson represents an escalation in the way the state plans to handle rebellions they are unable to manage with propaganda and counter-insurgency. So what this ends up meaning is, moving forward we should expect immediate escalation and martial law. The next economic disaster and war will bring mass resistance. What we see in Ferguson is their plan to deal with it, to manage it.

So, it becomes imperative to support in ways that make the most sense. Single acts of support in many places not only provide hope and inspiration but the impression that anarchists can act in mass when needed. What does it look like during the next escalation if our acts continue to multiply?

-Phoenix, AZ: Anarchist Graffiti in Support of Ferguson, MO and Palestine

In a study of injuries in 90 patients injured by rubber bullets, one died, 17 suffered permanent disabilities or deformities and 41 required hospital treatment after being fired upon with rubber bullets.

So when the cops claim this is a humane, legitimate crowd control tactic, they’re straight up lying to your face. Don’t let them bullshit you. (x)

(Source: ahsadler)

odinsblog:

"Looting and Rioting"
First, people need to understand something about the “riots” in Ferguson: I get the feeling that a lot of White people are somehow thinking “Wow, those Black people just stood up in their living rooms and basically set fires to their own residences”
Not the way it works…
You know what neighborhood businesses typically get burned? The ones that aren’t Black owned. You’ve seen them — the pawn shops, the quick-marts, the pay-day loan stores, the liquor stores, the third tier rent-to-own stores…you know, the kind of stores you rarely see on every other corner in middle class White neighborhoods. In short, all the businesses endemic of profiteering and structural poverty…the same businesses that like to follow innocent Black people around in stores for no reason. The businesses that won’t hire many of the Black people living in the neighborhoods they’re profiting off of. The businesses that charge twice as much for the same goods & services that are half as expensive in White neighborhoods
THOSE are the businesses that typically get burned in impoverished neighborhoods. Now, while I’m not necessarily advocating riots, I will repeat the words of Martin Luther King Jr, “I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard”
Second, Other than corporate media outlets repeating what the police are telling them, I haven’t seen much hard evidence of honest to God unprovoked “rioting”…but what I have seen is lots of white police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters. I’ve seen militarized police aim guns, tanks and sound cannons at unarmed civilians in their own neighborhoods. I’ve seen police not interviewing, but arresting key witnesses. I’ve seen people getting gassed in their homes—THEIR HOMES—for committing the crime of what, being Black at home?
The media goes on and on about “looting and rioting” without focusing too much on the police’s strong-arm tactics, they’re complicit in furthering the ratings meme of “unreasonably angry Black people” 
False media narratives: do the words match the facts?

odinsblog:

"Looting and Rioting"

First, people need to understand something about the “riots” in Ferguson: I get the feeling that a lot of White people are somehow thinking “Wow, those Black people just stood up in their living rooms and basically set fires to their own residences”

Not the way it works…

You know what neighborhood businesses typically get burned? The ones that aren’t Black owned. You’ve seen them — the pawn shops, the quick-marts, the pay-day loan stores, the liquor stores, the third tier rent-to-own stores…you know, the kind of stores you rarely see on every other corner in middle class White neighborhoods. In short, all the businesses endemic of profiteering and structural poverty…the same businesses that like to follow innocent Black people around in stores for no reason. The businesses that won’t hire many of the Black people living in the neighborhoods they’re profiting off of. The businesses that charge twice as much for the same goods & services that are half as expensive in White neighborhoods

THOSE are the businesses that typically get burned in impoverished neighborhoods. Now, while I’m not necessarily advocating riots, I will repeat the words of Martin Luther King Jr, I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard

Second, Other than corporate media outlets repeating what the police are telling them, I haven’t seen much hard evidence of honest to God unprovoked “rioting”…but what I have seen is lots of white police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters. I’ve seen militarized police aim guns, tanks and sound cannons at unarmed civilians in their own neighborhoods. I’ve seen police not interviewing, but arresting key witnesses. I’ve seen people getting gassed in their homes—THEIR HOMES—for committing the crime of what, being Black at home?

The media goes on and on about “looting and rioting” without focusing too much on the police’s strong-arm tactics, they’re complicit in furthering the ratings meme of “unreasonably angry Black people” 

False media narratives: do the words match the facts?

BREAKING: Inspiring Images Of Volunteers Cleaning Up After Violence In Ferguson

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Residents came to clean up their community after the night of clashes with police and looting in Ferguson, Mo.

Residents came to clean up their community after the night of clashes with police and looting in Ferguson, Mo.
Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

A woman picked up litter along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

Demonstrations have been taking place nightly since last Saturday when Michael Brown, an 18-year-old from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., was shot and killed by a St. Louis County Police officer. He was unarmed.


Sunday night, a peaceful protest turned violent as shootings, tear gas, and firebombs rocked the city.

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Protesters face off against police.

Monday morning:

Wonderful group of people who came out early to help clean up after last night #Ferguson

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Scott Olson / Getty Images

Protesters break into a McDonalds restaurant to take cover from police tear gas.

Monday morning:

Monday morning:
Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

A McDonalds employee scoops up broken glass after Sunday’s violence.

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Firefighters respond to fires that were set after looting at the Dellwood Market.

Monday morning:

Clean up inside the delwood market. Thick smell of liquor, smoke #Ferguson

At the Dellwood Market, which was looted last night #Ferguson

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Scott Olson / Getty Images

A protester throws back a gas canister at police after they fired tear gas to disperse a crowd.

Monday morning:

Monday morning:
Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

Volunteers clean up after overnight protests.

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Joe Raedle / Getty Images

A woman runs after police fire tear gas at protesters.

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Scott Olson / Getty Images

Protestors help a man overcome by police tear gas.

Monday morning:

Matthew Thurman, 27, and Kyle Borders, 26, helping nearby residents, helping clean up #Ferguson

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Scott Olson / Getty Images

Police tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street.

Monday morning:

This lovely lady, Erma Dupree, 55, has been out here for hours cleaning up at the QT in #ferguson.

Sunday evening:

Sunday evening:
Scott Olson / Getty Images

A man carries his child past a row of police.

Monday morning:

Monday morning:
Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

Tyrell Mosley and his daughter, McKayla (9) and son Demarre (6) clean up debris along West Florissant Ave. Mosley brought his children out to volunteer after over a week of protests have closed schools in the area.

Sunday night:

Sunday night:
Joshua Lott / Getty Images

A woman has her face doused with milk after being tear gassed by police.

Monday morning:

Monday morning:
Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

Brittany Banks cleans up trash littering West Florissant Ave. on her way to work.

Source: Tasneem Nashrulla for Buzzfeed News

isseymiyucky:

Wareham, Massachusetts Cops barge into Eldery woman’s home, SLAPS HER and then tries to GRAB CAMERA

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY BLOOD PRESSURE. DO YOU SEE . DO YOU SEE THIS SHIT !! BOOST THIS SHIT !! HELP THIS FAMILY GET THEIR VIDEO SEEN BY MEDIA OUTLETS !!! THEY WANT EVERYONE TO SEE THIS AND THEY NEED OUR HELP, BOOST !!