11 hours ago . August 20, 2014
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vul-va:

I am tired of listening to people tell me that “the system is falling apart.” The system is not falling apart. The system is functioning the way it was intended to function. Normally the political order functions more discreetly and complicated so that you cannot view any of its abuse so quickly and transparently. Right now you are seeing its brutal mechanism in the open, that’s all. This is a reality for those who are not rich/white or both.

fleshrealm100:

JoAnn Hardesty at Demilitarize Local Police rally in Lownsdale Square, Portland, Oregon. August 16, 2014.

fleshrealm100:

JoAnn Hardesty at Demilitarize Local Police rally in Lownsdale Square, Portland, Oregon. August 16, 2014.

lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

Trans UCSC students

transnormativity:

Did you know you can submit a form to change your name and gender in the university system? You don’t have to provide any sort of “proof” to do it, and it changes your name in the system so that teachers will see that name on class rosters and you can get an ID with your preferred name on it.

It doesn’t change your name on official records and on your diploma, but the pages I’ll link to explain the process to do that, if you want to change your name legally as well.

Here’s a page explaining the process.

Here’s the form for preferred name/gender.

I was really happy to learn about it so I thought I should share the knowledge since this will be my second year at UCSC and I only found out about it by chance.

naturepunk:

Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

If no one saw/reported me for scratching the side of that parked car and driving away I will go to church every week in Ireland I swear

briteboy89:

thebluelip-blondie:

mytinyisabella:

freekahzoid:

astoldbyanastajah:

shatterlands:

don’t stop signing though! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

A petition doesn’t mean it’s actually going to happen…

And 100k signatures isnt gonna create a law in a country of millions, it needs way more signatures

Could make a difference, I signed it.

the petition means the white house will have to make an official statement at least…

Keep signing, keep boosting, email your local officials…now is the time.

17 hours ago . August 20, 2014
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godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

18 hours ago . August 20, 2014
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me = cool bisexual, good taste in music, bad at simple math

19 hours ago . August 20, 2014
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japanteez:

Buddhist Monks all the way from Tibet and India have come to protest in Ferguson.
20 hours ago . August 20, 2014
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femalevillain:

http://www.gofundme.com/justiceforMikeBrown
1 day ago . August 19, 2014
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thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

kingjaffejoffer:

Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

kingjaffejoffer:

Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

zatanass:

furiouslystinginghiddentragedy:

Let’s face it, if Marvel owned Wonder Woman she’d have two movies by now.

Yeah, just like Black Widow and Captain Marvel right ? :)