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Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.


Saturday, August 30th.

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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters."

— Frederick Douglass (via disciplesofmalcolm)

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"But let’s get something straight: a community pushing back against a murderous police force that is terrorizing them is not a “riot”. It’s an uprising. It’s a rebellion. It’s a community saying We can’t take this anymore. We won’t take it. It’s people who have been dehumanized to the point of rightful rage. And it happens all over the world. Uprisings and rebellions are necessary and inevitable, locally and globally. This is not to say that actual riots don’t happen. White folks riot at sporting events, for example. Riots happen. But people rising up in righteous anger and rage in the face of oppression should not be dismissed as simply a “riot”.

Don’t be distracted by terms like “rioting”. Whether you’re for or against uprising and rebellion (side-eye if you’re against it, though), it’s a tool, not the issue itself. The issue is yet another Black teenager murdered by police. His name was Mike Brown."

Things To Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person Gets Murdered By Police | (via brutereason)

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soprie:

Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

It is not a riot.

Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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Artists Protest Carl Andre Retrospective with Blood.
For those unfamiliar with the story of Mendieta and Andre, a brief introduction is in order: The couple met in 1979 and married six years later, by which time both were making and selling art successfully. Andre had already been a fixture on the male-dominated Minimalist scene for years, while Mendieta and her more ephemeral, performance-based work .On the night of September 8, 1985, the pair had an argument in their apartment on the 34th floor of a building in Greenwich Village. In the course of the argument Mendieta “went out of the window,” in Andre’s words, and fell to her death. There were no eyewitnesses. No photos were taken of the body. Andre was charged with Mendieta’s murder and acquitted three years later.
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jpegheaven:

Artists Protest Carl Andre Retrospective with Blood.

For those unfamiliar with the story of Mendieta and Andre, a brief introduction is in order: The couple met in 1979 and married six years later, by which time both were making and selling art successfully. Andre had already been a fixture on the male-dominated Minimalist scene for years, while Mendieta and her more ephemeral, performance-based work .On the night of September 8, 1985, the pair had an argument in their apartment on the 34th floor of a building in Greenwich Village. In the course of the argument Mendieta “went out of the window,” in Andre’s words, and fell to her death. There were no eyewitnesses. No photos were taken of the body. Andre was charged with Mendieta’s murder and acquitted three years later.

More to this story here.

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khaste-irooni:

During Yemen’s 2011 protests

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During Yemen’s 2011 protests

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From the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade; June 28, 1970.

gayflames:

From the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade; June 28, 1970.

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sinidentidades:

Powerful Images Of DREAMers Blocking A Bus To Stop The Deportation Of Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration activists from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition were holding a vigil outside a Phoenix immigrant detention center when a bus filled with immigrants tried to leave the facility.

The DREAMers, undocumented youth brought to the country as children, and their mothers, ran towards the bus.

“It was weird, all of the families and moms everybody started running to get in front of the bus,” high-profile DREAMer, Erika Andiola, who was at the vigil, told BuzzFeed.

They surrounded the bus and didn’t let it go anywhere. 

Many of them fell to their knees in prayer while the bus flashed its lights in their faces. 

“There were people inside,” Andiola says. “Moms got on their knees and started praying.”

Photos were taken of prisoners inside the bus. A man held up his hands revealing he was chained.

Andiola, who’s mom was nearly deported earlier this year, before receiving prosecutorial discretion, couldn’t believe what she was seeing. “Seeing us chanting they started raising their arms and legs to show us their chains. My mom told me they chained her too but I didn’t think they were such big chains.”

Another woman wept while praying and waving to the DREAMers.

The standoff lasted for hours. Andiola says they were supposed to leave at 9 p.m. but stayed five hours longer.

Two DREAMers were arrested but later released. 

The standoff lasted for five hours before the bus retreated back into the Phoenix detention center.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was contacted for a statement on the incident but did not respond.

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