My mind is flooded with emotions right now.
Jennifer Odum with the fake registration form AFP sent to her deceased toddler.
BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO.
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking
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Sweden went to elections on September 14 to elect a new government for the next four years. As expected, an informal red-green coalition gained outpolled (43.7% votes) its rival “bourgeois alliance” (39.3%). The red-green alliance includes the Social Democratic Party, the Left Party (the reformed Communist Party) and Greens. It has represented the ideological polarisation in Swedish electoral politics since the 1990s. It represents the mainstream Swedish left.
In contrast, the right-wing alliance, consisting of the Moderate Party (conservatives), Liberals, the Centre Party and Christian Democrats, was a formal block. It won the last two elections and during eight years of misrule, it managed to aggressively dismantle the famous Swedish welfare state. It will be news only for casual observers of Swedish developments that the country is now top among OECD lands where the class gulf has widened.
WINNIPEG STUDENT KICKED OFF THE BUS FOR WEARING SWEATSHIRT SAYING: GOT LAND? THANK AN INDIAN
[04. NOV, 2013] - The day after the city of Winnipeg launched their new aboriginal relations division to help build relationships and give opportunities to aboriginal youth in the city, a complaint has arisen.
A local high school student says she was unfairly kicked off a Winnipeg transit bus.
And the girl and her brother say the city of Winnipeg isn’t taking their complaint seriously.
CONTACT WINNIPEG TRANSIT:
Toll-free (phone or fax): 1-877-311-4974 (4WPG)
Mail: 311 Services, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9
California has become the first American state to ban the use of plastic bags for environmental reasons – but critics argue the policy will cost jobs.
Under the new law, plastic bags will be banned in phases. Grocery stores and pharmacies will be required to stop handing out disposable bags by July 1, 2015. Afterwards, customers will be charged 10 cents for paper bags or reusable plastic bags. By 2016, convenience stores and liquor stores will have to do the same.
“This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks, and even the vast ocean itself,” said California Governor Jerry Brown on signing the milestone bill into law. “We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.”
The city of Kobane has been under attack by Daesh (ISIS) fascists for a number of days leading to a mass exodus of Kurds from the city. But many Kurds are now returning to fight and defend the city despite being pushed back at the border by Turkish forces. Inside the border, Kurdish forces along with the Free Syrian Army continue to fight against Daesh.
Among those going to support and defend the city have been comrades from the Turkish anarchist group DAF (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet/Revolutionary Anarchist Action).
Below is a Statement from Revolutionary Anarchist Action- Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet:
In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth by capitalism and the states that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, subcontractor of the states that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “islamic state!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.
As freedom is to exist in danger of being non existant. As freedom is to live. Like the fight of Kawa, defending the life by resisting against Dehaks.
And now, USA, EU, Turkey; all the states that have expectations of income from the region, are establishing coalitions against ISIS, the “procreated violence” which in reality isn’t a disturbance to them at all. The ones who don’t like their position in the coalition start scheming, relations are getting tense and loose, and then tense again, while all the sides are changing their speech from dawn to dusk and acting inconsistent.
After all, this is the most obvious feature of any state. States can’t be expected to stand straight because states are spineless. Spineless states whose only expectation is income, would be founding ISIS yesterday, repenting it today and recognizing the islamic state tomorrow. And people will always be fighting for their future and their freedom, just like in the past.
Salutations to everyone who fight and defend the life in Rojava.
All the plots of states and capitalism will be destroyed, procreated violence will be extinguished, ISIS will lose against the freedom fighters and the people will be victorous as always. We take our belief in freedom from Kawa that stood against Dehak.
And we take our belief from many comrades fighting against Dehaks.
WE ARE ALL KAWA AGAINST DEHAKS.
Just over a decade after the Cuban Missile Crisis, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger laid out plans to attack Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s decision to send military forces into Angola in late 1975, declassified files have revealed.
"I think we are going to have to smash [Cuban President Fidel] Castro," Kissinger told President Gerald Ford at a February 25, 1976 meeting. "We probably can’t do it before the [1976 presidential] elections."
"I agree," the president responded.
On the face of it, far from being a ‘natural’ system, as some apologists have tried to argue, historical capitalism is a patently absurd one. One accumulates capital in order to accumulate more capital. Capitalists are like white mice on a treadmill, running ever faster in order to run still faster. In the process, no doubt, some people live well, but others live miserably; and how well, and for how long, do those who live well live? The more I have reflected upon it the more absurd it has seemed to me.
Many of the police officers present during protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri did not wear nametags and refused to identify themselves to members of the public when asked, a practice that is prohbited by law in some places and by department policy in many…
Many of the police officers present during protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri did not wear nametags and refused to identify themselves to members of the public when asked, a practice that is prohbited by law in some places and by department policy in many others. Per a Department of Justice letter sent to Ferguson police on September 23, Ferguson officers are in fact required to wear identification by the department’s own regulations. The DoJ instructed officers to begin following this requirement immediately. From Reuters:…the Justice Department said its investigators had observed Ferguson police officers not wearing, or obscuring, their name tags on their uniforms, a violation of the police department’s rules."The failure to wear name plates conveys a message to community members that, through anonymity, officers may seek to act with impunity," the letter said.
The Justice Department then reiterated the identification requirement in a second letter to Ferguson police (whose main purpose was demanding that officers stop wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” solidarity bracelets).It further was reported to us that some officers affirmatively displaying these bracelets had black tape over their name plates. The practice of not wearing, or obscuring, name plates violates your own department’s policies, which we advised you earlier this week when we requested that you end the practice imrnediately.
The second letter is dated September 26, which was last Friday. Here’s an excerpt from a New York Times account of events in Ferguson on Sunday.A gaggle of journalists standing near the protest spotted a police officer who was not wearing a name tag. When a cameraman asked his name, the officer refused to give it and left the area
Maybe the third time will be the charm when it comes to the Justice Department reminding Ferguson to follow their own rules.
As South Africa prepares to hold a state funeral for Nelson Mandela, we look at how the CIA helped the South African government track down and capture Mandela in 1962. In 1990, the Cox News Service quoted a former U.S. official saying that within hours after Mandelaâs arrest a senior CIA operative named Paul Eckel admitted the agencyâs involvement. Eckel was reported as having told the official, “We have turned Mandela over to the South African security branch. We gave them every detail, what he would be wearing, the time of day, just where he would be. They have picked him up. It is one of our greatest coups.” Several news outlets have reported the actual source of the tip that led to the arrest of Mandela was a CIA official named Donald Rickard. On Thursday, Democracy Now! attempted to reach Rickard at his home in Colorado. On two occasions, a man who picked up the phone hung up when we asked to speak with Donald Rickard. The activist group RootsAction has launched a campaign to urge the CIA to open its files on Mandela and South Africa, and the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has questioned why corporate media outlets have largely ignored the story. We speak to journalist Andrew Cockburn, who first reported on the CIA link to Mandelaâs arrest in 1986 in The New York Times.
I learned this while watching Drunk History! I was shocked I had never hear of her before.
Not even on tumblr!
I’ve seen this on Drunk History too!! Drunk History on comedy central: a better source for American history than the education system.
”I hate capitalism.” typed the communist individual on their MacBook Pro, a product that is a result of capitalism.”I hate feudalism.” wrote the burgher with their printing press, a product that is a result of feudalism.
"there is only one G*d" said the early christians as they traveled through roman roads, a product of a pagan empire.