I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

celluloidsheep:

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

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"Don’t dream it, be it."

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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accidentalbeardo:

tempurafriedhappiness:

Here are some dogs enjoying Popsicles. 

Pupsicles!

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"There is always a saturation point with protest and compassionate response, and this is what the militarized response in Ferguson is banking on—that they can wear out the protest and more strategically, wear out our attention. It’s not that people get bored and move on, it’s that they know we’ll get compassion fatigue and our brains will invoke the Silencing Response, where we want to turn away from things we feel ill-equipped to fix. We have a lot to do now that a compassionate response to injustice has been prompted, and most importantly that includes not shutting down. not turning away because we don’t know what to do. I’m bearing down on bearing witness."

Deb Rox (via polkadotsandplatypi)

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that70ssongs:

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

accidentalbeardo:

NUMBAT

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People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

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— The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via sara-the-narco)

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"Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value."

— Arthur Miller (via wordsnquotes)

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thefrogman:

Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand[website | tumblr | twitter | facebook]

thefrogman:

Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand
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"The United States has more people in prison than any other country and incarcerates people at a higher rate than at any other time in history. Our crime rate, however, is not higher than in other countries or than it has been historically. Why, then, are so many Americans behind bars? The answer lies in the United States’ use of mass incarceration as a strategy to reduce crime, particularly to fight illicit drug use. Yet mass incarceration has not been effective at reducing crime and illicit drug use. It has, however, destroyed families and communities and has exacerbated racial inequality in that the primary victims of intensified law enforcement have been people of color."

Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach – Racism and the Criminal Justice System (via oupacademic)

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accidentalbeardo:

stokerbramwell:

transparasite:

sexymonstersupercreep:

gothiccharmschool:

always-halloween:

Cretur Fetur

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*screams* there are MORE of them

stokerbramwell , look

AAAAAAAAA I WANT THEM

Cuddly bat-friends!

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boromirs:

you don’t understand how much i need galadriel to utterly raze dol guldur in the battle of five armies. 

she is the lady of light and the necromancer is shadow. she can build yes, but she can also destroy. like, we’ve seen galadriel as a queen and a councilor now, but it’s about time we see her as a conqueror. 

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The phrase “rubber bullets” is often used to describe what are more accurately termed “rubber-coated metal bullets”, heavy steel projectiles with a minimal coating of 1mm or 2mm of rubber, that are regularly used to lethal effect alongside — not instead of — live ammunition.

Rubber-coated metal bullets are fired from metal tubes placed on the end of high-velocity rifles such as the M-16s commonly used by Israeli troops. Tubes contain around 8 rubber-coated, cylindrical, steel projectiles, which are powered by blank rounds fired from the gun’s magazine.

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Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, [doctors] said firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability.”

They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.

“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”

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Misleading terminology: “Rubber” bullets  (via wot4)

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equal-rep-night-vale:

elizarickman:

I asked Cecil Baldwin last night if he wanted to try on one of my dresses. He paused for a split second, and said, “Yes. Yes I do.” (at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts)

Eliza made a point to specifically mention this photo during the live show… so of course we had to share.

equal-rep-night-vale:

elizarickman:

I asked Cecil Baldwin last night if he wanted to try on one of my dresses. He paused for a split second, and said, “Yes. Yes I do.” (at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts)

Eliza made a point to specifically mention this photo during the live show… so of course we had to share.

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