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Aug 20 2014 3:24 am

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Aug 20 2014 3:03 am

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"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)

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Aug 20 2014 1:17 am

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"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."

: I am not Mike Brown. (via disobey)

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Aug 20 2014 1:14 am

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marxvx:

the comments on the “sweden is going to give all its citizens $33,000 per year” post is like vintage liberalism

Aug 20 2014 1:12 am

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Anonymous Asked: Can you explain why Islam seems to have such an astronomically high rate of "radicals" compared to every other religion. Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Muslim Brotherhood, ISIL/ISIS/IS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the list goes on and on. Where are all these murderous evil groups within Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism etc...? What other religions behead people for not converting and blows themselves up in crowded public places with no regard for innocent human life?

popping-smoke:

I can explain how your understanding of Islam has been distorted by the media. How it’s been twisted and manipulated to make you afraid, so you go down quietly when the government passes measures like the Patriot Act, and the NDAA.

I can also explain how you’re wrong with one simple image:
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I can also explain how Adolf Hitler was a Christian, and that the Nazis won their elections by promoting themselves as ”Positive Christians.” The Ku Klux Klan are also nothing but Christians, as was the US government when it committed genocide on the Native Americans. And let’s not forget how Central America was eviscerated by Catholics, and almost wiped out entirely. 

This isn’t about who can throw more dirt on who, because one side would clearly win. There are atrocities committed by all organized religions… there are even radicalized Buddhists, believe it or not.

This is about thinking for yourself, and not letting a talking head decide what you need to believe. You have incontrovertible facts in front of your face, now. I hope you take a second and open your eyes, my friend.

Aug 20 2014 1:11 am

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librarienne:

How are people not absolutely horrified and outraged by Michael Brown’s death and what is going on in Ferguson?  How are people insisting that  Brown robbed a store when the police chief is admitting that he had nothing to do with it?  How are people seeing these videos of police threatening and tear gassing the media and shooting peaceful protestors with rubber bullets and still issuing apologetics for the officers pointing military weapons at civilians? How are people generalizing the protestors as looting thugs when they have been actively discouraging this behavior?  How dare you choose ignorance and apathy?

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Aug 20 2014 1:06 am

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chris-spacetornadoogawa-ray:

basedskeleton:

codenamecan:

so libertarians need gun rights to fight back against the government.. but then complain when bottles are thrown at police? seriously? are you guys really anti-government or do you just not want to pay taxes

[citation needed]

What fucking libertarians are you talking to?  Seriously, even Rand Paul hates the cops acting like soldiers.  This enemy in your head?

Aug 20 2014 1:02 am

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Aug 20 2014 12:51 am

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softboycollective:

fullghettoalchemist:

shit

there it is

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Aug 20 2014 12:47 am

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"There is no electoral way to move forward on this goal — only direct action. Only in rendering institutions useless, only by starting our own alternatives will we be successful. There is no single answer to the problems that have given rise to the situation in Ferguson, there is no way top-down decree will ever successfully manage the lives of individuals who simply long to be free of institutional suppression. Addressing problems from the top down, via the war on poverty, the war on drugs, the war on terror, and so on and so on only exacerbates the problems of everyday people."

Hands Up. Don’t Shoot!

Aug 20 2014 12:46 am

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clickholeofficial:

10 Beautiful Interracial Arrests

Race is complicated, but one thing remains true: An arrest transcends skin color.

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Aug 20 2014 12:41 am

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Aug 20 2014 12:31 am

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supersmashthestatebros:

but the police are just trying to do their job! and restore order! by operating in the same heavyhanded way that caused the disorder in the first place!

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Aug 20 2014 12:20 am

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dangerouspoetry:

american horror story: the police

The longest running show.

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Aug 20 2014 12:04 am

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