Hillary Clinton, who has yet to comment about the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, ignored questions about the incident on Sunday.
After signing more than 700 books at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach, Clinton was asked by two reporters for her reaction to the controversy.
Clinton ignored both questions and left the bookstore.
Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst.
And if someone shot them down in cold blood like they deserve, suddenly it’s a race and justice thing. I hate these people and wish for the worst things to happen to them
Random thought: Never talk to me about King Lear becasue While it was good I couldn’t stand three of the characters in the play. I also wrote a paper on Cordelia and how she is the hero.
Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”
That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.” What did he replace it with? Hate speech.
The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”
The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.
The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.
Spread this like wildfire.
Good to see our elected officials are hard at work!!! :)))))
funny how a bunch of white people can violently harass people going into an abortion clinic and the cops never show up even when they’re physically touching the patients against their will but if black people organize a totally non-violent and non-confrontational protest after a member of their community has been murdered they bring out the police dogs and shotguns and claim it’s going to be a riot lol
#5 - Octavia Butler
If Sun-Ra is the Father of Afro-futurism, than it’s mother would have to be Octavia Butler. Highly influenced by the fantastic, sci-fi and a nuanced reading of the history of Black people in America, Octavia fused elements from ancient Africa, the modern and the future state to develop a manipulated metaphorical, social critique of race, class, gender, spirituality and sexuality. As a MacArthur genius, she was the first science fiction writer awardee.
*white person shoots up movie theater* oh he probably maybe had a mental disorder and rough childhood, i feel bad for him we should have seen the signs and gotten him help….
*black person gets shot unarmed* oh he probably was walking around like a gangster thug, i want a full toxicology report and i’m def gonna ignore the eye witness accounts of the incident because they are all…you know…black…and probably biased and lying.
Criminal Minds S03E09: A Hacker is searching for files and then later doing a Hacker battle.
FAIL-Quote from the scene:
"Wow!…. This system is insane…Its completely linux based…..open source programming…….you don’t see this in government systems in outside of like Switzerland!"
We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.
"I don’t want my ears pierced."
"I don’t want any earrings."
The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.
She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”
Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’
We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.
Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’
Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.
Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.
No means no, yeah, right.
Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”
from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.
This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.
For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.
When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.
Palestinians express solidarity with the people of Ferguson
August 17, 2014
We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.
From all factions and sectors of our dislocated society, we send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.
We understand your moral outrage. We empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity.
And we stand with you.
We recognize the disregard and disrespect for black bodies and black life endemic to the supremacist system that rules the land with wanton brutality. Your struggles through the ages have been an inspiration to us as we fight our own battles for basic human dignities. We continue to find inspiration and strength from your struggles through the ages and your revolutionary leaders, like Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Bobby Seale and others.
We honor the life of Michael Brown, cut short less than a week before he was due to begin university. And we honor the far too many more killed in similar circumstances, motivated by racism and contempt for black life: Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tarika Wilson, Malcolm Ferguson, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo, Yvette Smith, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Rekia Boyd and too many others to count.
With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.
- Susan Abulhawa, novelist and activist
- Linah Alsaafin, graduate student, SOAS
- Budour Hassan
- Rinad Abdulla, Professor, Birzeit University
- Ramzy Baroud, Managing Editor, Middle East Eye
- Diana Buttu, Lawyer, Palestine
- Rana Baker, graduate student, SOAS
- Abbas Hamideh, activist and organizer
- Abir Kopty
- Ahlam Muhtaseb, Professor, CSU
- Alaa Milbes, Ramallah, Palestine
- Alaa Marwan, Ramallah, Palestine
- Nour Joudah, Washington DC
- Ali Zbeidat, Sakhnin, Palestine
- Areej Alragabi , Jerusalem, Palestine
- Areej Saeb, student, Jerusalem
- Asma Jaber
- Beesan Ramadan, Nablus
- Dina Zbidat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Dr Jess Ghannam, UCSF
- Huwaida Arraf, Attorney, New York
- Nejma Awad, Tetra Tech DPK
- Monadel Herzallah, USPCN, San Francisco Bay Area
- Ghassan Hussein
- Dinna Omar
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- Amal Khoury, MD MPH, Washington, DC
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- Osama Ahmad, AMP Bay Area director
- Hala Turjman
- Halla Shoaibi, Birzeit University
- Harun Arsalai
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- Jamil Salem, Birzeit University
- Karam Saleem, International Solidarity Movement, Palestine
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- Lana Habash, Let’s Go There Collective
- Lana Khoury, Washington DC
- Yousef Aljamal, University of Malaysia
- Safwan Hamdi
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- Lema Nazeeh, lawyer
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- Mariam Barghouti, Birzeit University
- Mohammad Ayyad, graduate student, SOAS
- Nader Elkhuzundar
- Nancy Mansour, Existence is Resistance, New York/Palestine
- Mohammed Alkhader, Birzeit University
- Nazik Hassan, attorney, Riverside, California
- Nora Taha
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- Sana Ibrahim
- Sherene Seikaly, UCSB
- Taher Herzallah
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- Ahmad Nimer, Palestine
- Riya Al’sanah, journalist, London
- Alaa Milbes, Ramallah
- Belal Dabour, Gaza doctor
- Huda Asfour, PhD, Durham NC
- Iyad Afalqa, Irvine, CA
- Ruba Leech, Portland, OR
- Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Network of Arab American Professionals
- Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib, Civil Rights Specialist
- Diana Alzeer, Ramallah, Palestine
- Mona Kadah, Boston MA
- Lucy Garbett, Jerusalem, Palestine
- Hadeel Assali, Columbia University, NYC
- Magid Shihade, Oakland, CA
- Tamara Tamimi, Palestine
- Hammam Farah, psychotherapist and editor
- Dina Elmuti, Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture
- Laila Hamdan, Portland OR
- Bushra Shamma, VA, USA
- Rev. Fahed Abuakel, Presbyterian minister , Atlanta, GA
- Rehab Nazzal, artist, Canada
- Ezees Silwady, Palestine
- Dua’ Nakhala, freelance researcher, Belgium
- Amal Oweis, Palestine
- Shaheen Nassar, UCR
- Amin Dallal, youth counselor
- Dr. Tariq Shadid, surgeon
- Zaha Hassan, Esq
- Randa Issa, PhD
- Murad Saleh, GED
- Lila Sharif, Ph.D
- Sa’ed Atshan, Ph.D
- Rasha Khoury, MD Jerusalem
- Hadeel Assali, Columbia University, NYC
- Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco University
- Tanya Keilani
- Shahd Abusalama
- American Muslims for Palestine
- Free Amer Jubran Campaign
- International Solidarity Movement, Palestine
- Let’s Go There Collective
- Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
- Students for Justice in Palestine, University of New Mexico
- The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat
- Bay Area Intifada, Bay Area
- PAWA, Palestinian American Women Association
- NSJP, National Students for Justice in Palestine
- Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
- Mashjar Juthour, Palestine
- Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee
- Al-Awda NY, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
- Stop the Wall
- The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel