Funeral for Michael Brown will be Monday.
Also the National guard will be withdrawn
i havent seen ANYONE discuss what fox news said about muslims. and the growing tension towards muslims after news stations saying they’re scared of ISIS sleeper cells in the US (because muslims are always, always targeted and bombarded with surveillance and locked up and killed under false pretenses of terrorism when this happens) and it fucking scares me so fucking much.
don’t ignore me.
What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.
Things I’ve seen:
- Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way of their cameras
- Cameramen yelling at community leaders for stepping away from podium microphones to better talk to residents
- TV crews making small talk and laughing at the spot where Mike Brown was killed, as residents prayed, mourned
- A TV crew of a to-be-left-unnamed major cable network taking pieces out of a Ferguson business retaining wall to weigh down their tent
- Another major TV network renting out a gated parking lot for their one camera, not letting people in. Safely reporting the news on the other side of a tall fence.
- Journalists making the story about them
- National news correspondents glossing over the context and depth of this story, focusing instead on the sexy images of tear gas, rubber bullets, etc.
- One reporter who, last night, said he came to Ferguson as a “networking opportunity.” He later asked me to take a picture of him with Anderson Cooper.
- One anecdote that stands out: as the TV cameras were doing their live shots in front of the one burnt-out building in the three-block stretch of “Ground Zero,” around the corner was a community food/goods drive. I heard one resident say: “Where are the cameras? I’m going to go see if I can find some people to film this.”
- Last night a frustrated resident confronted me when he saw my camera: “Yall are down here photographing US, but who gets paid?!”
I went to an Arab-American comedy night and there was a Muslim guy making a joke about being in high school football.
"I was hit so hard, I saw Jesus. Do you know how hard you have to be hit to see somebody else’s god?"
This is what jokes about religion are supposed to look like.
In response to the GoFundMe Campaign for Darren Wilson, people are asking GoFundMe to close the account due to the fact that it incites hate and obviously violates their terms and conditions
The donors and the comments attached to the campaign are sick and simply racist. They asking for the “Killing of N*****s”, “purging the savages” and to support a “fellow White” individual that has the right to murder Black people.
Pass this around. Report the Darren Wilson page as for the violation
I will add their contact info as soon as I find it.
I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.
#MikeBrown #JusticeForAll #Ferguson #BostonForFerguson #HandsUp #DontShoot #Boston
I recorded this last night. The volume was mad low because my daughter was sleeping, so that’s my annoying mistake. But the audio is clear, just turn up your volume or use headphones and listen closely to the astonishingly malicious reporting from CNN International (which takes over American CNN every night for some reason).
They have 3 [Black] eyewitnesses, which they completely disregard by framing a false equivalency with— and I’m not making this up, "an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers"
Whaaaaaat? You’re rebutting 3 eyewitnesses with an anonymous caller who did NOT even see the events AND is a friend of the shooter? Really?
Where they do that at?
CNN continues, “"an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers says Michael Brown was the aggressor, which CNN has CONFIRMED matches the account officer Wilson gave authorities.”
Oh, you confirmed it did you? Of course it matches, she’s representing the guy who will literally say anything to stay out of jail. She already admitted that she could not possibly know if what she’s saying is true, and CNN broadcasts it around the world. Think about that. They use the word “confirmed” in an attempt to add validity to propoganda, while making it sound like they did some work.
Then, as if that wasn’t crazy enough, they immediately play the ANONYMOUS person’s call/version of events on TV!! (With captioning to make sure the narrative really burns into your consciousness.) Her version has literally zero merit. They did not play any of the eyewitness accounts and went straight to a play-by-play from someone who WASN’T EVEN THERE??!!
That is a gross violation of journalistic responsibility and public trust.
The question is not “if” but why; why have news networks chosen a side?
(Granted, none of these accounts are given under oath; none are automatically true. But at least ask people who could possibly be of value.)
SHE DIDNT EVEN SEE THE SHOOTING WHAT THE HELL IS SHE CONFIRMING ???
So you telling me that the U.S has completely cured the American doctor with Ebola in 26 days and he’s being released today. While Africa has been dealing with it since the 70’s and they are still looking for a cure.
Are we surprised?
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
Sign sealed and delivered to all my contacts. Please do your part people.
Can we please signal boost this shit?
fitness-fits-me is a Tumblr user who I recently had an encounter with regarding her misuse and misbranding of the concept of “kimono”. Naturally it got over a thousand reblogs and i’ve received countless very racist, VERY nasty anons over the last two days:
YOU’RE SUCH AN UGLY IDIOT. FUCKING COMMIT SUICIDE YOU RICE PICKER.
I hope you get shot in the head as you sleep. Nasty little chink.
UGKLY QUEER YOUR JUST JEALOUS YOURE A LITTLE FAGGOT. YOU WANT TO BE A CUTE WHITE GIRL TOO BUT YOU CANT THAT’S SO SAD LOL ;)
What the fuck did fitnessfitsme ever do to you. You look like a tranny bitch.
Your the reason why we bombed Hiroshima HAHA I HOPE THE RADIATION GIVES YOUR FAMILY CANCER
i hope you and your firend gets run over by a train and her dead body is raped in front of you faggot gook
Have fun trying to kill all white people when you can’t even open your eyes enough to see em you chink”
Needless to say, neither I or anyone involved in the previously mentioned argument ever used a sexist or homophobic or transphobic slur, nor did we threaten anyone with rape, etc.
You’d think this is the worst but unfortunately I got an anon who linked me to a tiny pic link. I fixed the url (they linked it broken up “(.)”,. etc so it’d get through the filter and into my inbox), and it was this:
(You can click
herefor a larger ver but warning, this shit is graphic and disturbing. Apparently a story of someone raping an infant from I have no idea. Hopefully not true.)
They wrote, and I quote, “because i know you’re a loli loving jap. stop being mean to ppl and go fuck a baby ok? ;3”
This isn’t disgusting, this is beyond that. I have no words. Well, when I addressed her regarding both the nasty anon and this link I was sent in response from her followers, all she said was this:
“Don’t dish out what you can’t take.”
fitness-fits-me has evolved from a regular old culture appropriating bigot to something much more. I can “take” a lot of things but being sent child porn? Especially RIGHT AFTER I TALKED ABOUT MY BABY SISTER AND COUSIN?
I am nauseous and without words.
There is arguing online and then there’s condoning the rape of children. Nevermind telling me to get cancer, or threatening to rape me.
Condoning the rape of infants.
I’m without words.
Guys please report this piece of shit, this is ridiculous. She was called out for her cultural appropriation and now she sicced her followers into doing this mess. Do not send her any hate mail, just report this cracker and perhaps pass on these pics to tumblr staff via firstname.lastname@example.org