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millennialau:

For Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell of Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown’s death meant putting school on hold and devoting themselves to organizing against police brutality and fighting for racial justice. For Oct.13’s day of civil disobedience, they took their message to the Frontenac Mall, an upscale shopping complex in suburban St. Louis. As a series of protest events unfolded across the city on Monday, a Missouri grand jury is weighing evidence against Officer Darren Wilson to determine whether he should stand trial over the August shooting death of unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown.

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millennialau:

Demonstrators interrupt St. Louis Symphony singing a ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDc4Z-ex8sQ

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black-culture:

The video of protestors interrupting the STL symphony is powerful. Their harmony gave me chills #RequiemforMikeBrown

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millennialau:

A white civilian plowed his car through a group of peaceful protestors. When police responded they arrested a victim of the assault and not immediately the assaulter. Eventually the assaulter was arrested, but so were two other protestors. It took over 2 hours for the young boy to be transported to the hospital.

Wheres the justice?

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sjwarrior:

So in case you weren’t aware today in several cities fast food workers are protesting to raise the minimum wage. Detroit police are running out of handcuffs. 
Here’s a link to the website for StrikeFastFood with a petition asking fast food giants to raise the minimum wage. 
Here’s some more news links:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/fast-food-protests_n_5760882.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/business/economy/fast-food-workers-seeking-higher-wages-are-arrested-during-sit-ins.html?ref=business&_r=4
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/fast-food-protests-expected-in-push-for-higher-pay/2014/09/04/004c2662-3402-11e4-9f4d-24103cb8b742_story.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/04/fast-food-restaurants-strike-mcdonalds-wendys-burger-king-taco-bell/15058943/
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descentintotyranny:

Over 1,000 Protest in Ferguson, Call for Highway Shutdown Monday

Ya’ll they so badly are hoping we forget. That this will lose steam..

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

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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