Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
(Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky / AP)
Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 295 people on board was shot out of the sky over Ukraine on Thursday by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials told NBC News.
Cautious reading lies ahead. Nothing is certain. Most information is speculation. Still unknown who shot down the airliner.
Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.
The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST
The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire.
The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people.
The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people).
Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved.
Boost the shit out of this.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Hobby Lobby (HBO)
I just want to say I’ve always been a John Oliver fan. His show is amazing. If you haven’t watched a whole episode, do so.
Here we have John putting a smack down on Hobby Lobby.
Wake up, if you let the media twist your news, you’ll see all the most important things about your freedom taken away.
Read and sign.
Outrage is growing against a Billings, Montana, judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a rapist teacher and said the victim, who had killed herself, “was as much in control of the situation” as the teacher—35 years her senior at the time—because she was “older than her chronological age.” Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence in the case, with 10 years suspended. District Judge G. Todd Baugh imposed a 15-year sentence and suspended all but 31 days of it, with one day credited for time already served. The judge noted that the crime “did not warrant a lengthy sentence.”
Whatever other rulings the 66-year-old Baugh has made during his time on the bench, that one makes him unfit to serve a single day longer.
His victim was a 14 year-old child.
FOURTEEN. YEARS. OLD.
And he was given 31 days for raping a child.
I don’t even have words right now, I’m so angry.
Here is the whole story from Dailymail UK.
Here’s an excerpt that will make your blood boil…
"It was later revealed that administrators at Billings Senior High School had warned Rambold not to touch female students or be alone with them”
I’d be just as mad if not more mad at the admins that ALLOWED this guy to keep working at a co-ed high school.
They knew. They knew he was a threat to those kids and they let him keep working in that school.
There’s more going on here than a shitty judge, there’s also a shitty teaching admin.
So here’s there names and emails.
Dennis Holmes, Principal
Joe Sukut, Associate Principal
Shelli Strouf, Assistant Principal
Jeff Uhren, Assistant Principal
Academy (406) 281-5188
Senior (406) 281-5408
Mark Wahl, Assistant Principal
These contacts are from the Billings Senior High School website (via).
Those words are the last words a father’s to his dead daughters who killed by Bashar al-Assad and his supporter army with chemical weapon attack.
Almost 2000 innocent people died at this attack. Most of all, 0-10 years old children. Most of them, killed while they are sleeping. They couldn’t wake up for a new day.
There’s no words to explain this massacres. You don’t have to be a Syrian or Muslim to support this people. This can be happen to you, one day. We don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Please, share this with everyone. Please.
[NOTE: My english is pretty bad but I hope you’d get it.]
Reblog, reblog now.
It’s painful to see but it’s a crisis that needs more attention. Just like Fukushima, we can’t let these people down. Knowing is half the truth, keeping it in the media, reminding each other that there is still problems in the world is important. Problems that we can help resolve or support those in need.
Read about where countries stand in this issue from the BBC here.
Read about the Syrian Civil War via wikipedia here.
Australian PM Julia Gillard ousted in party vote
Kevin Rudd becomes new Labor leader; could become new PM (via)
I don’t know much about Australian politics but at least we’ll always have this.
Do you remember SOPA? The bill that would give government the right to spy on internet activity without warrant, and let them censor “unwanted” sites by blocking people’s access to them?
Meet its twin. But this time it’s all the more frightening; the House has passed it despite Obama’s threats to veto. And by an alarmingly large margin, at that. CISPA threatens the US constitution’s guarantees of due privacy and free speech, permitting any government agency to access and transfer of vast amounts of data- from internet records to even the content of personal e-mails, and all without obtaining a warrant.
What’s even more disgusting than this bill actually making through the House is some of the arguments used to help it’s passage, and comments made by one of the bill’s biggest supporters admitting the bill helps big business while insulting opposers (whose is also speculated to have personal reasons for wanting CISPA made into law).
This threatens every element of your online presence. From personal emails to general activity, any government agency will have the ability to go fishing without consequence.
Please, PLEASE, sign the following petitions. You don’t even have to be a US citizen to sign most of them or act against CISPA, and please keep in mind that if this shit flies in America, who knows what country might use its example to do it, too.
Petition: Avaaz: Save the Internet from the US
(you don’t have to be a US citizen to sign this)
Petition: Sites Not Spies
(you don’t have to be a US citizen to sign this)
Petition: CISPA is Back: Write Congress
Petition: Tell Mike Rogers more that 14-year-olds oppose CISPA
(you don’t have to be a US citizen to sign this)
Twitter: Tweet @RepMikeRogers with your age
Twitter: Tweet @BarackObama and tell him to veto CISPA
Twitter: Tweet reps like @RepDelBene, @GovHankJohnson, @KeithEllison and @GovGaryJohnson and thanks them for acting against CISPA. Look for other reps that have spoken against it, and thank them.
Call your reps: and tell them you strongly oppose the bill. You can look up your reps using the form on the lower portion of this page.
Resource: Fight for the Future
Reblog: This and other posts like it to raise awareness of this threat to internet freedom and privacy.
I will be posting more petitions and resources as I become aware of them.
it’s baaack D:
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. :(
Oh fucking fuck.
Tumblr, please spread this like WILDFIRE. This teenager has been wrongly suspected of being one of the Boston bombers. He’s scared for his family.
Please pass it on.
Signal boost or GTFO. NOW.
A fertilizer plant has exploded in the town of West, Texas (north of Waco).
- 500 homes leveled or extremely damaged
- Unknown causalities
- School leveled (and on fire)
- Nursing home leveled
- Apartment complex leveled
Reports still coming in. Whether you pray, jingle bells, or just send good thoughts… please do so.
From the Mesquite, Texas scanner page on Facebook (very reputable):
- Another tank has caught on fire near the football field.
- Anhydrous Ammonia tanks is now on fire. Clearing units back immediately.
- Tank is now venting. Crews evacuating.
man…too close to Dallas…
I get Waco news. They are reporting 60-70 deaths so far.
Reblogging for fellow Texans.
CBC reports 5 dead, 15 injured, another 160 possibly injured.
Please post more local accounts! Reblog for any Texan/American followers
AMBER ALERT: Police have issued an Amber Alert for Bryeon Hunter, a 1-year-old boy taken from 6th and Main in Maywood.
The child was apparently taken by three male Hispanics.
The African-American boy is two feet tall and 30 pounds. He was wearing a two-tone, blue stripe long-sleeved shirt, jeans, and brown Nike boots.
MAYWOOD IS A SUBURB IN ILLINOIS. PLEASE REBLOG IN CASE YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS FROM OR AROUND THIS AREA.
What date was this child taken? Today?
According to this, the alert was issued today but was taken on Tuesday.
It disappoints me that I’ve not seen this more on my dash…
Amidst the Boston Marathon tragedy, can’t let stories get lost.
Anyone in the Chicago/Illinois area, this one is for you. Contact the Maywood Police Department at 708-450-4471.
Morocco to change laws to outlaw rape marriages after suicide of girl forced to wed her rapist
Nearly a year after Morocco was shocked by the suicide of a 16-year-old girl who was forced to marry her alleged rapist, the government has announced plans to change the penal code to outlaw the traditional practice.
Women’s rights activists on Tuesday welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid’s announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn’t do enough to stop violence against women in this North African kingdom.
A paragraph in Article 475 of the penal code allows those convicted of “corruption” or “kidnapping” of a minor to go free if they marry their victim and the practice was encouraged by judges to spare family shame. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
This is the article of the day.