[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

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#people  #comics  #political  #i'm so glad for u  

farhanshk:

Would like to inform you that the tear gas shells which were used on the peaceful protestors yesterday in Islamabad were made by Smith & Wesson Co. (based in Massachusetts). Those shells were made in 1991 which have expired in 1999. These expired shells are proved to be more potent which have resulted in deaths. The same shells were used in Ferguson riots a few days back and in Bahrain too to stop protestors.

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#re: ferguson  #political  
oglaighnaheireann:

Bobby Sands Street, Iran

Following Bobby’s death on hunger strike Iran renames the street that the British Embassy is located to Bobby sands Street. This obviously meant all mail being delivered to the embassy has to be labelled with Bobby’s name. The embassy has since moved its main entrance so that it is on a different street.

oglaighnaheireann:

Bobby Sands Street, Iran

Following Bobby’s death on hunger strike Iran renames the street that the British Embassy is located to Bobby sands Street. This obviously meant all mail being delivered to the embassy has to be labelled with Bobby’s name. The embassy has since moved its main entrance so that it is on a different street.

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#holy shit  #political  #history  

theamazingindi:

extendedburning:

godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

the fact i’m seeing reblogs slow down despite the fact there is still news breaking is concerning

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#re: ferguson  #political  

lavernecox:

When I agreed to participate in a recent Sylvia Rivera Law Project campaign, which involved me reading a letter from a member of their Prisoner Advisory Committee, I was not aware of the charges for which she was convicted. If I had been aware of those charges, I would have never agreed to read the letter.

To everyone who has been a supporter of me and my work, as well as for those who have found inspiration in my story, it is important for me to let you know that I have never, nor would I ever, support abuse or violence against anyone, especially a child like Ebony Nicole Williams. This is something I unequivocally do not support.

My intention was to highlight the horrific conditions many trans people experience during incarceration — to shed a light where often there is only darkness.

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#political  #good  

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

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#re: ferguson  #political  #WHOA  

Far fewer articles describe the other constitutional violations taking place on the streets of Missouri, and those violations are every bit as urgent as the infringements on speech and assembly. We’ve seen very little coverage of the use of tear gas and rubber bullets as constitutional violations. But the due process clause bans the police from using excessive force even when they are within their rights to control a crowd or arrest a suspect. And tear gas is in a category all its own. Not only is unleashing it into a crowd an unconstitutional exercise of excessive force, but its use is banned by international law. That’s one of the reasons Amnesty International sent a team of investigators to Ferguson. Similarly, the use of rubber bullets under the circumstances is also unconstitutional. Some kinds of rubber bullets are more unconstitutional than others, because certain types are more likely to injure and maim.

But excessive use of force is only the beginning. Pulling people out of the crowd and arresting them without probable cause (or for being 2 feet off the sidewalk) violates the Fourth and 14th Amendments, particularly when those arrests are disproportionately of black protesters. The general arrest statistics in Ferguson reveal what looks to be a stunning constitutional problem. According to an annual report last year from the Missouri attorney general’s office, Ferguson police were twice as likely to arrest blacks during traffic stops as they were whites. Emerging reports about racial disparities in Ferguson’s criminal justice system and the ways in which the town uses trivial violations by blacks to bankroll the city (and disenfranchise offenders) all represent constitutional questions. Why don’t we characterize them as such? These are not just violations of the law or bad policy. These are violations of our most basic and fundamental civil liberties.

Of course, probably the biggest potential constitutional violation of all—and eyewitness testimony suggests this as a real possibility—is the alleged use of excessive force by the police in shooting an unarmed 18-year-old at least six times. Under the law, each of those bullets must be separately justified, as necessary, even if one believes the officer’s story that Michael Brown rushed him. To be sure, the news media has covered this, but very few of us talk about the shooting as a potential violation of the Constitution. Remember, the Constitution is the foundational bargain between the people and their government, the framework on which our legal order rests. When we fail to talk about the arrests, searches, racial profiling, and government brutality in constitutional terms, we are failing to capture how profoundly the state has betrayed its promises.

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#re: ferguson  #political  

nystic:

this is important please spread

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#re: ferguson  #political  

socialjusticekoolaid:

Love “Da Man Wit the Chips” but Jameila White is the new “Protest MVP.” #staywoke #trill 

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#re: ferguson  #political  #people are amazing  

marinashutup:

nosdrinker:

slutgarbage:

Boys who are into consensual sex and agree with feminism are so cute and I wanna kiss them all.

the bar has never been lower

#boys who are not rapists

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#political