Arguably every rebellion has its soundtrack or theme song. In recent memory the Rodney King Rebellions/ LA Riots had NWA’s “F**K Tha Police”. The Oscar Grant Rebellions had Killer Mike’s “Burn“, the Trayvon Martin Uprisings had Zoeja Jean’s “All Black In My Hoodie“ and the police murder of Ezell Ford in LA had Fords own cousin, Ceebo the Rapper’s “Fuck Tha Police” .
Undoubtedly the list will grow as there’s no end in sight to the colonial project known as the USA and its genocidal police and security forces. With conservative estimates of police shootings reaching between 900 and 1200 per year we could have 3 or 4 new songs a day. The latest edition to the soundtrack of police murders comes from the latest rebellion itself: Baltimore. Continue reading
Reposted from Kissing in the Dark
To be free is to break the law
“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”
I write to you from a humbled place. Striving to be a warrior for my people; looking and listening. This is an attempt to share some political reflections as a Black womyn in the struggle since I left the womb. The last two days Turtle Island (united states) has been on fire in solidarity with Mike Brown’s family and Ferguson, Missouri to protest the murder of Mike Brown by pig Darren Wilson, who continues to live freely with no charges filed against him. Mike Brown, like many of my brothers and sisters before me, was murdered for being a Black man in the White mans system. A system built out of the genocide of Black and Native folks. No justice will ever be served in their courts. This week in particular is a powerful week to be remembering and honoring native resistance, and Indigenous resistance all over this earth to white supremacy and state violence. Nothing has changed including the lies and bullshit holidays they try to feed us to distract us from these truths. We honor by continuing to resist. Continue reading
From Anti State STL
A bail and legal fund has been established to support the 43 or so people who have been arrested during the anti-police demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. Please spread the word widely and help us get some money together to get these people out.
Also, we are looking for information on who was arrested so we can get them legal support and bail them out if necessary. If you have a friend or family member who was arrested, please email us their name at email@example.com
All funds collected will be used to support those arrested during the demonstrations–their bail money, fines, legal funds, or other related expenses. In the unlikely event that there are additional funds, they will be used to support people resisting police repression and police violence in the future.
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July 22 2014
All Photos From Anna Ferensowicz
Originally Posted in Light Rocket / Pacific Press Agency
Palestinians defiantly came out into the streets of Bethlehem, in the West Bank to continue to show their rage and resentment against Israel’s assault on Gaza. Since Israel’s military incursion began, all most every night for the last 16 days, Palestinians in Bethlehem have gathered in both spontaneous and planned demonstrations and marched towards checkpoint 300, the military checkpoint in Bethlehem.
Each night they are met by Israeli soldiers who use tear gas, rubber bullets, sound bombs, and at times live ammunition. As of Tuesday afternoon, on the 16th day of Israel’s military incursion into Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” the Palestinian death toll rose to over 650 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilian, including 160 children. The Israeli death toll reached 29, 27 of whom were soldiers.
Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.
A car that has been set on fire and is used as a barricade against Israeli soldiers, burns in the streets of Bethlehem.
A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous “Dove of Peace” by artist Banksy.
Photo taken by Dominik Wach
The following is a compilation of reports & videos between September 21st to September 23rd in Khalil (Hebron) , Occupied Palestine. All content is from YAS – Youth Against Settlements, ISM- International Solidarity Movement & SMP- Solidarity Movement of Palestine.
From Youth Against Settlements
Israeli soldier injured in Alkhalil
Violent clashes broke out in the city of Hebron in the area of Bab al Zawiya and around Shuhada Street, the once vibrant street in the centre of Hebron which has been closed off by the Israeli Occupation Army for more than 19 years. The Israeli army heavily used tear gas and sound bombs wounding tens of Palestinians, some of whom suffered from suffocation and were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment. An Israeli soldier was also wounded as a result of stone throwing. Youth Against Israeli Settlements, a Palestinian group established in 2008, videotaped the incident. Continue reading
Rio De Janeiro. Posted on A Nova Democracia on 17 June 2013.
r R. Miner
We can see the streets, the greatest legacy of the Confederations Cup. Thanks Fifa.
The ministers and communication monopolies, astonished, say they understand the meaning of such revolt. Isolated in his artificial paradises are scared to face the country. There are at least ten years, I hope that things like this happen. The day dawned, “Every night – has auroras, rays – all the darkness.” “Brazil woke up”, this phrase could be read on posters of many manifestations. Waking to dream.
In a historic night, lucky those who could not sleep. Insomnia of that attack is much more pleasurable than the defenders of the old fort.
The reactionary ruling classes and, amidst the nightmare of the streets, outlining its strategy to empty the demonstrations. Last week saw the venomous attacks of its spokesmen. Arnaldo Jabor said that the youth was not worth a penny, Luiz Datena called us vandals and troublemakers. After it became clear that repression only increased the rebellion, the discourse changed. Yesterday, Jabor spoke of a generation that finds ideas; Datena told the CQC, which despite being in the journalism police, his specialty was human rights. Continue reading
Posted from Insanlik Hali 17 June 2013
A cop drawn in Gezi. From Insanlik Hali.
Good morning Neighbor,
I say good morning, but I am writing this to you at the break of dawn, after a night of no sleep. You know me, we’ve been living in the same building for years. I am the quite one, without many visitors. I go to bed early and wake up before morning prayer. But last night I didn’t sleep a wink. You slept instead of me dear neighbor. I know you did because I was out on the balcony so many times, banging pots and pans. My husband was turning the lights on and off. We tried everything to get your attention.
But you kept on sleeping, neighbor.
While we sat with our hands on the door knob, our hearts racing at top speed, our eyes sore, you slept. I am not angry with you. If I had relied on that box called ‘television’ to be informed about what’s going on in the world, in my country or even on the next street, I would also go to bed and sleep peacefully after the evening news.
After all, what have they said on TV? Gezi Park has been evacuated. And it was done with utter ease. Without causing any harm. “Our people started leaving the park on time, due to the announcements made half an hour in advance. The marginal, illegal terrorist groups who stayed behind were treated with tear gas and water cannons.” On top of it our Mayor has made a speech, explaining that no harm was done to the people and children. That Gezi Park was evacuated and the public workers were taking down the tents. We should be at peace. This story has come to an end.
REUTERS/Murad Sezer A protester in Turkey braves tear gas.
Update as of 6 am (PST)
Due to a media blackout, the following updates are hard to confirm, but come directly from comrades on the ground in an undisclosed major city.
Vicious attacks from state security
- Police chased protesters towards military barracks. The military opened their gates to allow protesters in and pointed their guns at the police. No shots were reported to have been fired.
Four people are said to have died so far. Other reports from the ground say this is not at all confirmed.
Internet and satellite services are scheduled to be be shut down by the State. Mobile communications were down the entire day yesterday, as well as throughout the night.
Anyone seen filming (with exception of mainstream media) targeted with violence by police.
Street lighting shutdown.
Helicopters are shooting plastic bullets indiscriminately into crowds of protestors and pedestrians.
The massive amounts of tear gas being used has caused many injuries and is said to be the biggest obstacle.
From a source on the ground, the numbers of injuries are in the thousands. Continue reading