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Prior to the camera turning on, Albers had had water and urine thrown at him, Jiminez said. He then saw three men with bandanas in the crowd, and one of them had a gun. He then heard gunshots, but not from that gun. So Albers raised his gun. The three men started running, and then a crowd of people with cameras raised saw him with the raised gun and came toward him. They were “a whole bunch of what you’d call citizen journalists, who were sitting with cameras recording, waiting for something stupid to happen, which they got. They won on this one.”

You see how they are trying to discredit video evidence?  

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  • White people: You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
  • Eyewitnesses: He was on his knees with his hands up.
  • Medical examiner: There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
  • Convenience store owner and clerk: There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
  • Ferguson PD: Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
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  • White people: Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!
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iamroyalbum:

Never forget. RIP to the lives of those lost on this tragic day to Hurricane Katrina. #NOLA #Louisiana (at Royal Bum LLC Headquarters)

iamroyalbum:

Never forget. RIP to the lives of those lost on this tragic day to Hurricane Katrina. #NOLA #Louisiana (at Royal Bum LLC Headquarters)

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thinkmexican:

1970 Chicano Moratorium

44 years ago today, 30,000 marched in East LA in the Chicano Moratorium in protest of the Vietnam War, and in an act of self-determination for Chicanos. Historians believe the Chicano Moratorium was one of the largest anti-war protests of its day and the first to call attention to the number of Chicanos disproportionately represented in Vietnam.

Thousands who gathered at Laguna Park after the march to listen to speakers and performers were forced to run for cover after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began brutally attacking march-goers with night sticks. Reporter Rubén Salazar was one of them.

Salazar, who was a well-known journalist, was killed later that evening at the Silver Dollar Bar on Whittier Boulevard when sheriff’s deputies shot a tear gas canister into the bar. The canister hit Salazar in the head and killed him instantly. Salazar had clashed with local police in the months before his death, reports the LA Times. Ángel Díaz and Lynn Ward also died that day.

See documentary on the Chicano Moratorium. More stories here.

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heytoyourmamanem:

Women near Earle, Arkansas, July 1936
Dorothea Lange, photographer
OWI/FSA Collection, Library of Congress

heytoyourmamanem:

Women near Earle, Arkansas, July 1936

Dorothea Lange, photographer

OWI/FSA Collection, Library of Congress

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airedmania:

cvasquez:

"You’re not immortal. I musta heard hundreds of you rodents make the same claim. Each one of them has tasted the end of my sword."


And Kevin Feige talmbout “the right time for a black lead in the MCU”…..

airedmania:

cvasquez:

"You’re not immortal. I musta heard hundreds of you rodents make the same claim. Each one of them has tasted the end of my sword."

And Kevin Feige talmbout “the right time for a black lead in the MCU”…..

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"On January 5, 1993, a 22-year-old pre-operative transsexual woman from Seattle, Filisa Vistima, wrote in her journal, “I wish I was anatomically ‘normal’ so I could go swimming… . But no, I’m a mutant, Frankenstein’s monster.” Two months later Filisa Vistima committed suicide. What drove her to such despair was the exclusion she experienced in Seattle’s queer community, some members of which opposed Filisa’s participation because of her transsexuality — even though she identified as and lived as a bisexual woman. The Lesbian Resource Center where she served as a volunteer conducted a survey of its constituency to determine whether it should stop offering services to male-to-female transsexuals. Filisa did the data entry for tabulating the survey results; she didn’t have to imagine how people felt about her kind. The Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network announced that if it admitted transsexuals the SBWN would no longer be a women’s organization. “I’m sure,” one member said in reference to the inclusion of bisexual transsexual women, 4 6 the boys can take care of themselves.” Filisa Vistima was not a boy, and she found it impossible to take care of herself. Even in death she found no support from the community in which she claimed membership. “Why didn’t Filisa commit herself for psychiatric care?” asked a columnist in the Seattle Gay News. “Why didn’t Filisa demand her civil rights?” In this case, not only did the angry villagers hound their monster to the edge of town, they reproached her for being vulnerable to the torches. Did Filisa Vistima commit suicide, or did the queer community of Seattle kill her? (4)"

TW: Transmisogyny, Transphobia, Suicide

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Fuck.

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i’ve been talking around this for a long time but yes the systematic desexualisation and segregation of trans women from communities of intimacy and care literally makes us die so haha

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I brought this up recently, although I don’t remember to whom or in what context, beyond pointing out ways cis women have caused the deaths of trans women.

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zimmay:

Been trying something new with my coffee this fall.

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fuckallies:

On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered

A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered

The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90 

The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old

75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc

Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”

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so-treu:

afterthecall:

so-treu:

hi y’all………..

so as some of you may have seen from my post yesterday, i finally got a job! specifically tutoring, part time. i’m still looking for more work, but this is definitely coming in the nick of time, as i’m literally flat broke right now.

flat broke as in, i have about 20 dollars to my name between now and next friday, when i get my first paycheck. so i’m wondering if y’all can help me out a bit - i’ve got the major necessities on lock for the most part, but between then and now, i’ve got no gas money, and i’m going to be driving all next week for my job, which will consist of a decent amount of driving - driving 40 mins up the road to pick up the kid from school, take her to her house, then back down the road to my house at the end of the night. and i’ve currently got about 1/4th a tank of gas in my car.

so if you’re able and willing and feel up to donating a few bucks towards my gas fund, you can do so here (hopefully this link works) or you can click on the “donate” link on my tumblr. it usually takes only $45 to fill up my tank, so i’m not aiming for hundreds - if 5 people could each donate ten dollars, id be set.

thanks so much tumblr fam……for all of your support, monetary and otherwise. <333

i’ve been meaning to say this since it came in the mail last week but so-treu’s zine is totally brilliant and i recommend supporting her however possible

:”””””) you are so so so kind. i’m so glad you enjoyed it.

and yes i totally should have mentioned this, folks can also buy copies of my zine if ya wanna contribute……….