"When France Francois (pictured) held up her sign last week at a vigil in Washington, D.C., devoted to the death of Michael Brown and other black people gunned down by cops, she had no idea it would resonate with so many people on social media.
Her sign read, “I CANNOT BELIEVE I STILL HAVE TO PROTEST THIS SHIT!!”
Taken from http://www.alternet.org
(regram @blackspade) The pain felt is universal. this is why we have to band together and make this an issue of police brutality and not keep it at a race issue. DON’T GET IT TWISTED: RACE WAS CLEARLY A FACTOR. Prolly the biggest factor. However, recent convos w/my folks who are hurt by these stories lead me to think this is one of many solutions to help end this bullshit. Peace to my peoples in the MO. I’m sending y’all all the loving energy I have #MikeBrown #JusticeForMikeBrown #Ferguson
The Reset the Net privacy pack will be a selection of software and tips tailored to common computers, phones, and tablets that literally anyone can use.
Our goal is to accommodate literally everyone, and offer bonus tools and instructions for more technical users. Since the tools will be pretty much universal, it should be easy for people to share the privacy packs with friends.
It’ll provide tools and tips for iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows, and GNU/Linux, and everything will be free software.
Here’s what we’re offering…
#fuck the nsa
… Koch Industry Gasoline:
Koch Industry/Invista Products:
SOMERELLE® bedding products
TACTESSE® carpet fiber
TERATHANE® polyether glycol
POLARGUARD® fiber and
Koch Industry/Georgia-Pacific Products:
Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Vanity fair napkins
Georgia Pacific Building products:
Dense Armor Drywall and Decking
ToughArmor Gypsum board
Georgia pacific Plytanium Plywood
G/P Industrial plasters (some products used by a lot of crafters)-
Arts & Crafts Plaster
General Purpose Plaster
Glass-reinforced Gypsum (GRG),etc.
"You don’t care and I don’t trust you."
DON’T LET DIRECTV CONTROL THE WEATHER
Demand that they keep
The Weather Channel.
For over 30 years, The Weather Channel has been the most trusted resource for disseminating timely information to help prepare and protect families across the nation against weather-related emergencies. But now DIRECTV is threatening to remove this critical life-saving community resource from 20 million households. We’re working hard to reach an agreement with DIRECTV to keep The Weather Channel in its lineup. You can help!
Edward Snowden was clearly acting as a whistle-blower in revealing documentation of the NSA’s shocking dragnet that collects information about the phone calls, emails and other communications of virtually all Americans.
And yet the government has thus far chosen to prosecute him for criminal violations of the Espionage Act and will likely seek a life sentence once Snowden is in custody.
Rick Ledgett, the hand-picked head of the White House’s task force on the NSA has said that he could support amnesty if Snowden would stop any additional leaks. And former high-ranking State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter announced her support for the New York Times editorial board’s call for clemency.
“When someone reveals that government officials have routinely and deliberately broken the law, that person should not face life in prison at the hands of the same government,” writes the Times. And as the editorial notes, for Snowden there was no other recourse that would have brought the NSA’s abuses to light.
The White House and its Department of Justice can ensure that in the wake of the constitutional crisis brought to light by Snowden, our constitutional rights are restored and the NSA is reformed. The president, White House officials, attorney general and Department of Justice staff should read this editorial, and summon up the courage to take action. …
Teenage girl shot by Taliban in Pakistan says pens and books are weapons to defeat terrorism, in seven-minute speech
… “I am honoured to be part of the opening,” she said. “The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives. There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.
"It is my dream that one day, great buildings like this one will exist in every corner of the world so every child can grow up with the opportunity to succeed." …
A.C.A.B. around the world.
We are facing a crisis in the world, and sadly, it’s become the elephant in the room.
Via Sum of Us
The entire “food service industry” wants a major overhaul, as do all low-pay jobs.
I worked for an el cheapo women’s clothing chain, which began demanding a doctor’s note were you too sick to work. They naturally didn’t pay us enough to afford doctor’s appointments, and I wish to hell I’d told the owners so during that meeting. Pricks.
It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request. The document – reproduced here in an easily searchable format – shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.
The documents, released after long delay in the week between Christmas and New Year, show a nationwide meta-plot unfolding in city after city in an Orwellian world: six American universities are sites where campus police funneled information about students involved with OWS to the FBI, with the administrations’ knowledge (p51); banks sat down with FBI officials to pool information about OWS protesters harvested by private security; plans to crush Occupy events, planned for a month down the road, were made by the FBI – and offered to the representatives of the same organizations that the protests would target; and even threats of the assassination of OWS leaders by sniper fire – by whom? Where? – now remain redacted and undisclosed to those American citizens in danger, contrary to standard FBI practice to inform the person concerned when there is a threat against a political leader (p61).
As Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the PCJF, put it, the documents show that from the start, the FBI – though it acknowledges Occupy movement as being, in fact, a peaceful organization – nonetheless designated OWS repeatedly as a “terrorist threat”:
“FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) … reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat … The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country.” …
NRA, GTFO A demonstrator held up a banner as Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, delivered a statement in Washington on Friday. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images via The New York Times)
I’m sincerely asking my followers to reblog the shit out of this photo.
Cafe chain executive to face questions from MPs, while protesters plan to turn branches into creches and refuges