Today in Solidarity: Incredible Women (and Girls) of Ferguson 

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chinesekleptocracy:

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cwax82:


"Because capitalism is inherently racist, police departments everywhere serve at the behest of corporate sponsored governments — that is, in protective service of white supremacist private corporate power. As an institution police departments operate as state sanctioned gangs employed to uphold the violent, racist hierarchy of capitalism and, whenever possible, to further the monopoly of power where all violence from/by those higher on the hierarchy upon those lower can be legalized and normalized. Any deviation from this narrative, any counterviolence — or even the threat of force — by those lower on the hierarchy upon those higher is met with brutal repression. This is why cops are always present at protests. It is not to “keep the peace.” It is to protect the private property/interests of corporate power, the owners of US government, and to maintain at all times the explicit reminder of America’s power hierarchy, meaning, inevitably, black and brown people’s brutalization above all others. Such will always be the primary function of police no matter who we elect — Democrat or Republican — so long as the cement between private corporate power and government remains un-fractured. Thus we know, all cops may not be racist, but all cops replicate/enforce white supremacist, capitalist oppression."
— Gangs of the State: Police Departments & the Hierarchy of Power | AmericaWakieWakie

#education #police #mission

cwax82:

"Because capitalism is inherently racist, police departments everywhere serve at the behest of corporate sponsored governments — that is, in protective service of white supremacist private corporate power. As an institution police departments operate as state sanctioned gangs employed to uphold the violent, racist hierarchy of capitalism and, whenever possible, to further the monopoly of power where all violence from/by those higher on the hierarchy upon those lower can be legalized and normalized. Any deviation from this narrative, any counterviolence — or even the threat of force — by those lower on the hierarchy upon those higher is met with brutal repression. This is why cops are always present at protests. It is not to “keep the peace.” It is to protect the private property/interests of corporate power, the owners of US government, and to maintain at all times the explicit reminder of America’s power hierarchy, meaning, inevitably, black and brown people’s brutalization above all others. Such will always be the primary function of police no matter who we elect — Democrat or Republican — so long as the cement between private corporate power and government remains un-fractured. Thus we know, all cops may not be racist, but all cops replicate/enforce white supremacist, capitalist oppression."

— Gangs of the State: Police Departments & the Hierarchy of Power | AmericaWakieWakie

#education #police #mission

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dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."

yo fuck these white moms who be putting their Black kids in danger because they wanna be on some post-hippe everything is love and sunshine bullshit. that’s fucking child endangerment.

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sonofbaldwin:

I’m antsy, anxious, and impatient waiting on justice for Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Islan Nettles, Rashawn Brazell, and Ezell Ford, who are the kind of black people few people (including other black people) care about.

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If you don’t ask…I won’t tell.
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sonofbaldwin:



This is that shit that drives me to complete and utter rage.

This despicable piece of a human being, Atlanta police officer Tahreem Zeus Rana, shot, multiple times, murdered, and then set on fire, Vernicia Woodward, a 26-year-old black woman who he met through Craigslist.

This scumbag obliterated this woman, the mother of an 8-year-old girl, and you know what most of the mainstream press does?

You got it.

Talk about how great a person Rana seemed to be and how HIS family must feel about these “allegations.”

You know what, “free press”?

Fuck you.

Fuck you down to your mitochondria.

They are no longer “allegations” when the bullets have been traced back to his police department-authorized weapon STILL IN HIS POSSESSION, when the shell casings found at the scene are identical to the shell casings found in his apartment, when he was caught trying to flee the country, when he refuses to cooperate with authorities.

You talk about “let the justice system do its work” like that work hasn’t been to grind black people into dust.

Get all the way the fuck out of here.

We give ZERO fucks about how “wonderful a person” Rana was, how “shocked” all his friends are, or how when he was a little boy, he wanted to be a police officer when he grew up.

Fuck Rana.

We only care about Vernicia.

We want to know what will become of HER family now.

We want to know who will take care of HER daughter now that this shit puddle took her away for no earthly cause.

We want to know about the endless sadness HER absence will wreak on those whose lives she touched.

We want to know which jail you will be burying Rana under for the rest of his natural-born life to ensure that no black woman is ever in danger of knowing him.

We want you to not dig into Vernicia’s life to use the time she kissed somebody, the time she stepped on a roach, the time she stayed out past 10 p.m., or whatever else you fucking bottom-feeders scrounge around for and promote in order to make it seem like a black victim can never be a victim.

We want you to know that it doesn’t escape us that the photo you’re using for Rana is his police officer head shot with the bloody-ass American flag sagging brightly in the background like he’s some kind of fucking Superman. But the photo you used for Vernicia appears to be a mugshot.

For that, may you choke on your own bile.

You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to find a justification for what Rana did to her because, as any human being with an ounce of sense or compassion would know, THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR WHAT WAS DONE TO HER.

VERNICIA WOODARD IS THE VICTIM HERE.

And we won’t let you forget it.

(H/T James Scott)

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feminally:

yourscientistfriend:

Labor Day 2014
In Ferguson
Credit to the young man that I listed above.

Labor Day in Ferguson.

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