Design The Revolution

Spread the Love

695 notes

A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath of days of angry protests that swept through the city this month.

The lawsuit, filed by six plaintiffs, accuses police of using “wanton and excessive force” when demonstrators took to the streets after Darren Wilson, a white officer with the Ferguson Police Department, shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Newsweek reports.

6 Protesters File $40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Against Ferguson - The Root (via guerrillamamamedicine)

Get em! Have that police force shut down!

(via sourcedumal)

(via navigatethestream)

262 notes

necessaryveganism:


Currently nearly half of all US land is already dedicated to animal agriculture. If we were to switch over to grass-fed beef it would require clearing every square inch of the US, up into Canada, all of Central America and well into South America. (this includes all mountains, forests and cities)
And this is just to feed the United States’ demand on meat. 

Animal agriculture of any kind is unsustainable and inhumane. The only Earth, human and animal friendly decision you can make is to go vegan
- Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

necessaryveganism:

Currently nearly half of all US land is already dedicated to animal agriculture. If we were to switch over to grass-fed beef it would require clearing every square inch of the US, up into Canada, all of Central America and well into South America. (this includes all mountains, forests and cities)

And this is just to feed the United States’ demand on meat. 

Animal agriculture of any kind is unsustainable and inhumane. The only Earth, human and animal friendly decision you can make is to go vegan

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

(via soycrates)

Filed under vegan meat production meat industry meat production land land use animal agriculture unsustainable

185,106 notes

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

(via proletarian)

53,273 notes

White people:
You have to wait for the facts before you talk about Ferguson!
Eyewitnesses:
He was on his knees with his hands up.
Medical examiner:
There was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, no sign of struggle, and there were entry wounds on the inside of his arms and the top of his head, implying he was on his knees with his hands up.
Convenience store owner and clerk:
There was no robbery and we didn't call the cops.
Ferguson PD:
Okay, we admit it, Wilson didn't know anything happened at the convenience store and we determined no crime was committed.
...
...
...
White people:
Nobody can say what happened! We still have to wait for the facts to come in!

1,030 notes

The biggest thing I’ve taken away from this project is something I’ll never be able to prove, but I’m convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government—not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force—wants you to know how many people it kills and why.

It’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the evidence. What evidence? In attempting to collect this information, I was lied to and delayed by the FBI, even when I was only trying to find out the addresses of police departments to make public records requests. The government collects millions of bits of data annually about law enforcement in its Uniform Crime Report, but it doesn’t collect information about the most consequential act a law enforcer can do.

I’ve been lied to and delayed by state, county and local law enforcement agencies—almost every time. They’ve blatantly broken public records laws, and then thumbed their authoritarian noses at the temerity of a citizen asking for information that might embarrass the agency. And these are the people in charge of enforcing the law.

What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings (D. Brian Burghart, Gawker)

(Source: pinstripesuit, via navigatethestream)

27,086 notes

jhenne-bean:

rabbivole:

once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 
'protests turn violent'
'clashes with police'
'violence breaks out'
'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 
all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!
i’m really tired of it

loaded language and media bias

jhenne-bean:

rabbivole:

once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 

'protests turn violent'

'clashes with police'

'violence breaks out'

'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 

all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!

i’m really tired of it

loaded language and media bias

(Source: ursorum, via dizzydezzi)