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mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

hickeybickeyboo

Anonymous asked:

Marvel's current Mighty Avengers might be the weirdest comic I've ever seen in a while. I'm not reading it and I never will, because it's as hypocritical as it gets. With the insane amount of black characters on the roster (almost every single black superhero in the Marvel universe is in the team) it's obviously meant for black people. Not for white people. Not for asians. Not for hindus. Not for martians. Only for black people. It's ... it's ... it's ****ing racist!

brevoortformspring answered:

So you’re not reading it, and you never will, but you profess to know what it’s all about?

That seems a strange way to gather such information!

Plus, you’re simply wrong here. As you’d know if you read an issue.

But therein lies the madness.

If it’s not the book for you, that’s perfectly fine. Not every comic is for every reader.

But MIGHTY AVENGERS is meant for all readers.

darrylayo:

This kind of thing wears on a person’s spirit. This was written by a real human being.

Now don’t talk to me about “well that’s superhero comics, blah blah blah.” We all breathe the same air as this anonymous person and we share soil and water with this person. This person is in our world and for all we know, *we might know them*

And they have decided that a comic book has too many black characters. They’ve decided this because to them, “racism” is when more than one or two non-white characters (and extrapolating thus: people) actually exist in the same place at the same time.

This is also how racism manifests. The insistence that our very existence is an intrusion.

stranglelove

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

t2ncker

elwynbrooks:

Here’s the shotguns used tonight. Lots of restraint shown:

Summary of the night (August 18th, 2014):

There were many arrests throughout the night. Water bottles and other objects were thrown at police, and after gunshots rang out near the QuikTrip, police began firing smoke and gas indiscriminately. There have been reports of white anarchist agitators from out of town, provoking police.

Many protesters ran, terrified, coughing. Journalists were caught in the gas: one canister rolled right under a photographer, who collapsed from it. Fires and bricks were used by residents to try and keep back police.

Police began clearing out the street, ordering anyone who wasn’t credentialed media to leave or be faced with arrest. When one reporter (who is livestreaming the events and has a camera on him) explained he lost his credentials while being fired at and showed his PRESS patch instead, officer told him “this doesn’t mean shit” while ripping the journalist’s PRESS patch off of his vest and throwing it to the ground.

Police formed two lines and began moving forward. A handful of protesters got caught between the lines, trapped but repeatedly told to get out. Among them, WaPo reporter Wesley Lowery reports that the entire neighbourhood has barriers and many people are unable to get home.

SWAT teams have begun doing tactical sweeps and media were ordered away.

Amnesty International was also on the ground tonight and were kicked out by police. Currently, AI is highly critical of the US.

There are still a few people trapped, it appears, including a few reporters, who are tweeting that they’re being mercilessly gassed:

And here’s an image of what it looks like when they fire gas:

Currently waiting for a presser from Captain Johnson, who was seen tonight attempting to keep peace with no helmet/mask/gear.

"Michael Brown, the black teenager whose killing by a Missouri police officer has prompted more than a week of unrest, was shot at least six times, a family-commissioned medical investigation has said.

"Six bullets struck, and two may have re-entered" the 18-year-old’s body, said Michael Baden on Monday. Baden was asked by Brown’s family and lawyers to conduct an independent examination on his remains.

One of the bullets hit the top of Brown’s head, another struck his eye, while others hit his right arm, Baden told a news conference in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson.

"All of the gunshot wounds could have been survivable, except the one at the top of the head," he said.

The family said that the bullet wound on the top of the skull suggested Brown was bowing his head to submit to the officer when he was shot.

Baden said he had found no evidence of an alleged struggle between Brown and the officer, who is said to have been hurt in the incident, but added that he had not examined the policeman.

The absence of gunpowder on Brown’s body indicated that the muzzle of the gun could have been as close as metre away, or as far as nine metres away, he added.

The respected former New York City chief medical examiner stressed his findings were preliminary and that he needed to see X-rays taken by local coroners just before the bullets were removed Brown’s corpse.

Brown was shot dead while he was walking down a street on August 9. He was unarmed. His death prompted protests and a harsh police crackdown in Ferguson, which has a black majority but a mainly white police force.

Three autopsies on the body are under way: one by St Louis County authorities, another by the Brown family and a third by the US federal government, which is investigating possible civil rights violations.

Following the latest findings, the US National Guard began deploying in Ferguson as Missouri’s governor lifted a curfew imposed over the protests.

"With these additional resources in place, the Missouri state highway patrol and local law enforcement will continue to respond appropriately to incidents of lawlessness and violence, and protect the civil rights of all peaceful citizens to make their voices heard. We will not use a curfew tonight," Missouri’s governor, Jay Nixon, said in a statement.

UN chief Ban Ki Moon on Monday called on US authorities to protect the right of peaceful protests over Brown’s death in Ferguson.

"He calls on all to exercise restraint, for law enforcement officials to abide by US and international standards in dealing with demonstrators," a UN spokesman said."

hickeybickeyboo
methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

dammit-lolly-get-off-tumbler

Anonymous asked:

I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

natnovna answered:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290

bozrat:

This is really important ;____;
Reblogging it to my art blog as well for more follower exposure