That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.
Handcuff suicides are oddly common… #handsup #dontshoot #policebrutality #ourlivesmatter #ferguson #mikebrown #blacklivesmatter
'Resistance Is Not Terrorism'
White House press secretaries are charged with briefing the press on the activities of the president’s administration, but a new survey shows just how often they try to avoid that obligation by evading questions.
By diving into the transcripts of more than 5,000 press briefings since 1993 – the earliest that the American Presidency Project’s archives date back to – Buzzfeed was able to compile a list of phrases favored by press secretaries as they try to avoid answering sensitive or critical questions. These were dubbed “weasel phrases” by the site, and include sayings like, “I can’t comment on,” “not going to speculate,” and “I’m not aware.”
After seeking out these phrases, the website calculated how often they were uttered per every 1,000 words the press secretary spoke. Although the survey is far from scientific, it did produce some interesting results.
A socially progressive and secular pan-Kurdish revolution with libertarian socialist elements, uniting the Iraqi and Syrian Kurds and re-invigorating the Turkish and Iranian struggles, may yet be a prospect. In the meantime, those of us who value the idea of civilization owe our gratitude to the Kurds, who are fighting the jihadists of Islamist fascism day and night on the frontlines in Syria and Iraq, defending radical democratic values with their lives.
Yesterday one thousand antifascists held a demonstration against a neonazi squat at the working class and multi-ethnic neighborhood of Tetuan (Madrid). As usual, policemen protected neonazis of being smashed by the angry people of the hood.
They shall not pass!!!!!!
People who act like it’s a POCs responsibility to be cordial and composed when interacting with racists instead of it being a person’s responsibility to not be a fucking shit-stain racist baffle me
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The state - centralised, coercive authority - is there not just to keep law and order or to settle disputes, but to promote, uphold and defend systems of social and economic inequality - in other words, class interests. According to the author of this seminal anarchist text there is only one way of really understanding the State, and that is to study its historic development. That is just what Kropotkin does in this brilliant, erudite and provocative essay. In subjecting the build-up of statist forms of power to his critical analysis he demonstrates a radical and comprehensive understanding both of the nature of the state and the social conditions that support it.
The influence of Murray Bookchin in the new PKK
My manager thinks that because it’s Labor Day that the “no managers or corporate in the break room” rule doesn’t apply. Like naw dude, it applies double hard.
the future will only contain what we put into it now