cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

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breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

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breenewsome:

& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism

Bloop.

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maxistentialist:

Vox:

Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.
"We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.
The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.
America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.
Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America’s majority “white people” sect.
Analysts who study the opaque American political system, in which all provinces are granted semi-autonomous self-rule, warned that Nixon may seize the opportunity to move against weakened municipal rulers in Ferguson. Missouri’s provincial legislature, a traditional “shura council,” is dominated by the opposition faction. Though fears of a military coup remain low, it is still unknown how Nixon’s allies within the capital will respond should the crisis continue.
Now, international leaders say they fear the crisis could spread.

Vox covers Ferguson as they would if it were in another country.

maxistentialist:

Vox:

Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence.

"We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.

The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.

America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.

Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America’s majority “white people” sect.

Analysts who study the opaque American political system, in which all provinces are granted semi-autonomous self-rule, warned that Nixon may seize the opportunity to move against weakened municipal rulers in Ferguson. Missouri’s provincial legislature, a traditional “shura council,” is dominated by the opposition faction. Though fears of a military coup remain low, it is still unknown how Nixon’s allies within the capital will respond should the crisis continue.

Now, international leaders say they fear the crisis could spread.

Vox covers Ferguson as they would if it were in another country.

a-little-bi-furious:

kill-dorothy:

I think this video might interest you guys.

4 days ago, Olivia Olson confirmed that Marceline and Bonnibel have dated before. The reason it has been confirmed is because the new Adventure Time book coming out soon may have details on their relationship, and their relationship obviously can’t be aired on TV because some states of America (and countries in the world) are against same-sex marriage and relationships. 

But yeah, they have indeed dated before.

Some more context here.

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People Who Don’t Want To See

gailsimone:

This may seem a little bit irreverent in light of what is going on in Ferguson, I mention it because it seems to be a little bit indicative of a toxic mindset.

A while back, after seeing peaceful protests all over the world ignored by the supposedly leftist media, I wrote a comic book called the Movement.

It was a superhero comic, of a sort, put out by a mainstream publisher and clearly meant to be an action/adventure comic, rather than a deathly serious political tract.

However, despite the powers and costumes, it had a few themes up front; economic disparity, the pervasiveness of classism and racism, the danger of militarizing the police force, and the deliberate marginalization of young people’s attempts to enact change for the better.

The odd thing about the book was people who would review it and critique it had a theme, too. That these problems were ‘over,’ and all linked to the Occupy movement, and thus the themes of the book were ‘dated’ and ‘obsolete.’  Somehow, pretending that these things belonged to one particular protest was absolutely essential to nearly every news story done about the book.

You could sell the scorn by the pound. These people who did stories on the book had their noses so far in the air, and were so rich with entitlement, that a comic that dealt with these things (instead of, say, alien invasions or jewel heists) was somehow ‘jumping on a bandwagon’ and ‘no longer relevant’ at the same time.

That’s fine, you expect that, people don’t want to face unpleasant realities. I get that.

But every day one of these stories came out, every day, there was a story in the news about an unarmed POC being killed by police, or a peaceful protest being met with a Draconian police response. Every single time. It got so odd, I figured it was a bizarre coincidence.

But it’s not. It’s just that those things are so common they occur with far too much regularity.

I love comics. I am not an expert in politics. 

But I do think we can have characters doing more heroic things than punching poor people in the face for a hundred issues. 

This stuff is still happening. I get that superhero comics are escapism for most of us, including me. 

But it’d be nice to see Superman stand up for the people of Ferguson, wouldn’t it?

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

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yxxz:

i’ve never seen police throw tear gas or shoot rubber bullets at Westboro Baptist protestors. 

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aethracaelis:

adreamerofimpossibledreams:

WAKE UP WORLD #YesAllWomen

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chubby-bunnies:

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size10plz:

girlgrowingsmall:

"Fitness." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness>.

I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.

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angry-hippo:

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

Light it up, Ferguson. Respect to all of you.

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