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humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

drquinnmedicinewoman:

hiddlesfiddleswithme:

Little girl being pepper sprayed in #ferguson #stopdontshoot #justiceformikebrown

THOSE ARE CHILDREN??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT FUCKING IDIOT???

This was really terrible when it happened & police 100% can’t be trusted, but to be clear this photo is from a couple of years ago. It was from a protest in Rio in 2011, & has nothing to do with the Ferguson protests. Source

Don’t be fooled - the situation in Ferguson looks way worse than this right now. They’re skipping little handheld cans of pepper spray & launching bottles of tear gas that aren’t even allowed in combat into families yards with no warning, as much as two hours before the announced citywide curfews. They’re firing LRADs (sound grenades) at over 170 decibles into residential neighborhoods (permanent hearing loss can occur in adults at 150db). People are being hit by cars as they try to run from the fogs of tear gas & rubber bullets. Children are being injured.

Amnesty International has deployed a delegation of monitors within our own country for the first time in history to observe the human rights violations firsthand.

So many things are happening very quickly there. Please be careful to check date stamps on photos & info as you repost.

brooklynboobala:

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.’

Wow.

peterflyawaywithme asked:

Hi, I saw the picture you posted of the Son of Baldwin Facebook post and I just wanted to let you know that there are apparently two Darren Wilsons. One is with the Ferguson police department and one is with the St. Louis Metro Police Department. Wasn't sure if you had heard about that yet and I figured you might be interested to know :)

All of this trust in their word & yet… no statements from any department clarifying the identity or affiliation of the correct person. No photo. No vague physical description.

The same police department also said that the protesters provoked the police to use tear gas & tanks, but they didn’t & there’s proof. The same police department said that they didn’t shoot wood pellets or rubber bullets into the crowds, but they did & there’s proof. 

Are you going to believe them that easily?

You can come drop me a tip when they cough up some information that his friend Dorian Johnson can corroborate. Until then, I don’t really care to hear or help disseminate any of their corrupt, racist, manufactured bullshit. Thanks!

theyaremineandiamtheirs:

The Darren Wilson that’s being talked about above is not the right Darren Wilson. There are multiple Darren Wilson’s that work for the police department in the St. Louis Area. 

Source

The Facebook of the above mentioned Darren Wilson can be seen here with the following statement:

Greetings community members of St. Louis, MO and all those across the nation. The Ethical Society of Police has been closely following the events surrounding the unfortunate police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
As a result of public outcry and a demand for justice, the Ferguson police officer’s name was released and happens to be, Darren Wilson.
The first thing we would like to assure the world is that this is a horrific coincidence.
May I assure the world that this is not the President of the Ethical Society of Police’s Sergeant Darren R. Wilson who is African-American, and happens to be an 18 year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department.
I’m sure additional clarification statements will be released immediately.
Thank you for your continued support.

Guys, this information needs to get out, but fact check everything!

How long do you think they’re going to wait to clear the name of yet another innocent black man?

It’s been a day.

Is it going to take the whole weekend to get some clarification? Another wave of protests?

Of course it wasn’t Darren Wilson, or any other of the few black cops on the 50-some person police force, that’s the whole conspiracy.

(Source: skeptictank)

To all of the cop apologists fact checking me- of course the real Darren Wilson, the black cop, released a statement that it wasn’t him. We knew this from the moment they spoke his name. Where’s the statement from the Ferguson/St Louis police confirming the description or any details of the correct officer involved instead of letting it go on pinned on the wrong man? Something still stinks.

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