kropotkindersurprise:

Two ways of dealing with tear gas grenades from comrades in Turkey: Either submerge them in water. Make sure you can close off the container cause the gas will still spread for a while. Or throw them in the fire so the gas burns off before it can spread.

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methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

methblue:

uptownzurban:

Please!!! I encourage anyone who follows me or sees this to sign this petition. My city is under a lot of distress right now for this wrongful doing. Here is the link to sign the petition… https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

see this makes more sense, change.org wouldn’t do shit but here the government HAS to look at it

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micdotcom:

Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

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owning-my-truth:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

This is the petition literally:

"Petitioning President Barack Obama:  Please Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct"

Signal boost the shit out of this.

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thepeoplesrecord:

7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
August 18, 2014

Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.

1)      Brittany Noble | Reporter for KMOV in St. Louis | Twitter/Instagram

2)      Yamiche Alcindor | Contributor for MSNBC and USA Today | Twitter/Vine/Website

3)      Maria Chappelle-Nadal | Missouri State Senator | Twitter

4)      Patricia Bynes | Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township | Twitter

5)      Tasha B. | Resident & activist | Twitter/Instagram

6)      @Awkward_Duck | Resident & activist | Twitter

7)      Johnetta E. | Resident & activist | Twitter

Source

Anonymous said: can u rec any good books featuring queer ladies?

theladymonsters:

CAN I EVER

  • santa olivia by jacqueline carey
  • the gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray
  • the circle of magic and related series by tamora pierce
  • the lynburn legacy by sarah rees brennan
  • the seven kingdoms trilogy by kristin cashore
  • fingersmith by sarah waters
  • white is for witching by helen oyeyemi
  • the telling by ursula k le guin
  • ash by malinda lo
  • kissing the witch by emma donoghue
  • silhouette of a sparrow by molly beth griffin
  • otherbound by corinne duyvis

and on my to-read list:

  • adaptation by malinda lo
  • when women were warriors by catherine m wilson
  • fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe by fannie flagg
  • tipping the velvet by sarah waters
  • affinity by sarah waters
  • oranges are not the only fruit by jeanette winterson
  • the daylight gate by jeanette winerson
  • hild by nicola griffith
  • ammonite by nicola griffith
  • the princess trilogy by jim c hines
  • i can’t think straight by shamim sarif
  • wildthorn by jane eagland
  • the handmaid’s tale by margaret atwood
  • luna by julie anne peters
  • annabel by kathleen winters
  • orlando by virgina woolf
  • empress of the world by sara ryan
  • the drowning girl by caitlin r kiernan
  • love in the time of global warming by francesca lia block
  • china mountain zhang by maureen mchugh
  • pantomime by laura lam
  • water witch by nene adams

i also strongly recommend checking out the resources available at the lesbrary!

spaceparty said: Your coverage of Ferguson has been so useful and great and I just want to thank you for spending the time to compile all the tweets and information that you've shared because it's been a wonderful and much appreciated resource.

staff:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

I really appreciate you saying that. I’m exhausted

In case you haven’t already seen it come through your dashboard, iwriteaboutfeminism is doing a fine job of rounding up on-the-ground coverage of the events in Ferguson.

Pair this with links from the venerable shortformblog, fantastic as usual. 

For all the protesters out there:

pon-raul:

If you aren’t aware, cops love to destroy the phones of people who record them. 

So next time you’re in a situation where you are recording an officer and fear for the safety of your video evidence, try using the Bambuser app.

It uploads your video online to your Bambuser account while you record it. You can also stream the video live. This way your videos are saved online, safe from the hands of the uniformed pigs. 

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ghostofscrooge:

Senator Nasheed has started a petition to Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Investigate the Murder of Michael Brown the county prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, has demonstrated police sympathies and the people do not trust him to adequately process this case to achieve justice. PLEASE SIGN 

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STOP GIVING CNN RATINGS! THEY ARE LYING TO US TO PROTECT DARREN WILSON

sheenvelopesthenight:

thatprettymvthafvcka:

blackgirlsparadise:

You can follow journalists on twitter that are on the ground in Ferguson. They are showing what’s really going on an verifying with pics and videos.

Follow these people on twitter: @zellieimani @jamilahlemieux  @FeministaJones @MichaelSkolnik @iJesseWilliams @shaunking @Yamiche @Timcast @vicenews @chrislhayes @AntonioFrench @marclamonthill

^^^^*

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