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strippedsoul:

dolfins-r-gay-sharks:

sancophaleague:

Renisha Mcbride was a 19 year old Black Girl from Michigan. On November 2nd, she was involved in a terrible car crash but survived. After the accident, she ran to the nearest house looking for help because her phone had died. She knocked on the front door and was shot in the face with a shotgun by the White Homeowner. After the murder, No Charges have been pressed against the White shooter and it is being called a justified Killing. Several Police officers and the Shooter’s lawyer have said that “He acted Properly” in shooting her. Don’t ever be fooled into believing that Racism is over.

If you’re a Fan of signing Petitions, you can sign one at http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/Renisha/?akid=662.675511.T8Xw70&rd=1&t=4

Written By @KingKwajo

are you fucking kidding me

JUSTICE FOR RENISHA 

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genderbitch:

tumblueberry:

ximena70:

citoyennecombeferre:

venitaspeaks:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Putting Things In Perspective: The photo on the left is Hurricane Katrina moments before it made landfall in Louisiana back in 2005. The photo on the right is Super Typhoon Haiyan, currently making landfall in the Philippines. Basically, what is happening in the Philippines is historic for the world. Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest storms in world history. You read that correctly, WORLD HISTORY. It is also the strongest storm in the world since 1979. Loss of life is unavoidable in the case of this Super Typhoon. It formed when two separate typhoons joined together. To put things in perspective, a storm bigger than Hurricane Katrina is hitting the Philippines. Unprecedented, indeed. 

Absolutely tragic too. :(
Keep the Philippines in your thoughts, please.

What makes it even worse is that it’s going to be mainly in the Visayas region which just experienced a massive earthquake, and there are still some areas that hadn’t received help because they’re hard to reach. The road to recovery has only barely started and now Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) appears.

If anyone out there wants to help, the Philippine Red Cross is currently open to donations. Even from people outside of the Philippines through this website. (You can pick “Supertyphoon Yolanda” under the campaign field, and since the denomination is in peso, 1 USD = 43 PHP fyi.) 


Reblogging for the donations links.

genderbitch:

tumblueberry:

ximena70:

citoyennecombeferre:

venitaspeaks:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Putting Things In Perspective: The photo on the left is Hurricane Katrina moments before it made landfall in Louisiana back in 2005. The photo on the right is Super Typhoon Haiyan, currently making landfall in the Philippines. Basically, what is happening in the Philippines is historic for the world. Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest storms in world history. You read that correctly, WORLD HISTORY. It is also the strongest storm in the world since 1979. Loss of life is unavoidable in the case of this Super Typhoon. It formed when two separate typhoons joined together. To put things in perspective, a storm bigger than Hurricane Katrina is hitting the Philippines. Unprecedented, indeed. 

Absolutely tragic too. :(

Keep the Philippines in your thoughts, please.

What makes it even worse is that it’s going to be mainly in the Visayas region which just experienced a massive earthquake, and there are still some areas that hadn’t received help because they’re hard to reach. The road to recovery has only barely started and now Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) appears.

If anyone out there wants to help, the Philippine Red Cross is currently open to donations. Even from people outside of the Philippines through this website. (You can pick “Supertyphoon Yolanda” under the campaign field, and since the denomination is in peso, 1 USD = 43 PHP fyi.) 

Reblogging for the donations links.

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abluesforbrklyn:

 Please help! My 16yr old brother is missing!Nasir Williams (aka Nasir Muhammad)5”8, Athletic build, Around 160lbsAtlanta, GA
My brother has been missing since Friday (09/28/2013) morning. My stepmother and my other brother, Eli, were traveling through Atlanta for an appointment. He was last seen around 9:15-9:20am when he split away from them. According to his friends that were with him a few days before he went missing, he said he was depressed & feeling horrible since my stepmom has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. My stepmom says that he wasn’t acting normal and had possibly been given some pills. She was yelling at him to hurry up and he wasn’t really responding, slowly walking behind them. They were rushing to catch the 9:22am Doraville train, my stepmom & brother, Eli, ran up the stairs and assume that Nas continued to walk out towards the buses. He hasn’t been seen since.
My stepmom & brother have been handing out flyers with his information. We are really, really worried. Please help us find him.
The police won’t help us because he’s 16yrs old, and they are considering him a juvenile runaway. My brother has no history of running away. He plays tennis and basketball. They recently moved to that area from Snellville, and is completely new to the area. He would not know where he was if he was to come to & doesn’t know anyone.
I was JUST told of this, my family was hoping that he would be found by now but he hasn’t been. There isn’t much I can do from here, but try to stay in touch & pray that he is okay. My father & stepmother have been separated for years, but still - THIS IS MY BROTHER.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.Any information, if anyone knows anything, please inbox or call/text me. (347) 947-8393 or (774) 219-8280 (both cellphone numbers)

abluesforbrklyn:

Please help! My 16yr old brother is missing!
Nasir Williams (aka Nasir Muhammad)
5”8, Athletic build, Around 160lbs
Atlanta, GA

My brother has been missing since Friday (09/28/2013) morning. My stepmother and my other brother, Eli, were traveling through Atlanta for an appointment. He was last seen around 9:15-9:20am when he split away from them. According to his friends that were with him a few days before he went missing, he said he was depressed & feeling horrible since my stepmom has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. My stepmom says that he wasn’t acting normal and had possibly been given some pills. She was yelling at him to hurry up and he wasn’t really responding, slowly walking behind them. They were rushing to catch the 9:22am Doraville train, my stepmom & brother, Eli, ran up the stairs and assume that Nas continued to walk out towards the buses. He hasn’t been seen since.

My stepmom & brother have been handing out flyers with his information. We are really, really worried. Please help us find him.

The police won’t help us because he’s 16yrs old, and they are considering him a juvenile runaway. My brother has no history of running away. He plays tennis and basketball. They recently moved to that area from Snellville, and is completely new to the area. He would not know where he was if he was to come to & doesn’t know anyone.

I was JUST told of this, my family was hoping that he would be found by now but he hasn’t been. There isn’t much I can do from here, but try to stay in touch & pray that he is okay. My father & stepmother have been separated for years, but still - THIS IS MY BROTHER.

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.
Any information, if anyone knows anything, please inbox or call/text me. (347) 947-8393 or (774) 219-8280 (both cellphone numbers)

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tyleroakley:

keluargakilljoy:

Astronaut hunt turns into sexist nightmare for female finalist
A competition on Facebook by a male grooming brand to send a Malaysian to a space camp in Florida, USA to train to be an astronaut turned ugly when the only female finalist was “trolled”, drawing sexist comments from netizens.
Post-graduate student Roshini Muniam, who is one of the top five finalists of Axe deodorant’s Apollo Space Race competition, was discriminated against online due to her gender.
A comment posted by Syed Wazien on Roshini’s profile, featured in Axe’s Facebook page, expressed surprise over a woman’s desire to go to space.
“What – a woman?! No way, hose!!!” he said.
Geeky Fredward wrote that Roshini should not compete and must make way for her male counterparts to win the competition.
“Banyak lagi competition untuk female only kat luar tu lady.. (there are many other competitions for females out there, lady) don’t ruin what’s intended or most considered to be men only chance?”
Another commentator, Dimitriy Mirovsky, was more insulting, saying that women should be prohibited from the competition as they menstruate.
“pompuan REJEK…… lelaki sahaje….. kang tampon ang pecah kat langit tu abis rosak space craft tu….. kah kah kah……” (Women should be rejected… it is only for males… if your tampon burst while you are in space, the entire spacecraft will be spoilt… kah kahkah…)
This is reminiscent of an incident in the Malaysian parliament in 2007 when controversial Barisan Nasional MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin, in a heated exchange in the Dewan Rakyat with opposition MPs over a leaky roof in Parliament House, said: “Mana ada bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor tiap-tiap bulan juga. (Where is the leak? The Batu Gajah MP also leaks every month.)”.
Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan and other women MPs were outraged by his comments and he was eventually forced to apologise.
Plucky Roshini, 27, has hit back at the trolls.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I am all out to win this competition because I want to inspire ordinary people to have extraordinary dreams & goals,” she posted on the page.
The contestants underwent a series of challenges which tested their mental strength and endurance. The pictures of the top five were posted online. Visitors to the page then could vote for their choice.
Some netizens have also come out in her defence, with Rajakumari Rajagopal pointing out that the competition was open to all Malaysians and that she qualified on merit.
“She was the only Malaysian woman who had made her way to the semi-finals and now to the finals. She needs your help and everyone’s help to make her dream come true. Why can’t she have a dream? Why can’t she be given an equal right to participate? Why can’t she be the final person to represent Malaysia. Malaysia Boleh! 1 Malaysia! Hidup Malaysia!”
Rafizal Rahman said Roshini should not be praised and not criticised, pointing out there was already a lot of female astronauts in the world.
The competition closes next Tuesday and the winner will be announced on September 24.
The winner will represent Malaysia in Florida and compete against other nations’ candidates for an opportunity to go to space.
Only 22 people will be selected for the Florida experience.


She’s losing by 20k votes. Let’s fix this.

tyleroakley:

keluargakilljoy:

Astronaut hunt turns into sexist nightmare for female finalist

A competition on Facebook by a male grooming brand to send a Malaysian to a space camp in Florida, USA to train to be an astronaut turned ugly when the only female finalist was “trolled”, drawing sexist comments from netizens.

Post-graduate student Roshini Muniam, who is one of the top five finalists of Axe deodorant’s Apollo Space Race competition, was discriminated against online due to her gender.

A comment posted by Syed Wazien on Roshini’s profile, featured in Axe’s Facebook page, expressed surprise over a woman’s desire to go to space.

“What – a woman?! No way, hose!!!” he said.

Geeky Fredward wrote that Roshini should not compete and must make way for her male counterparts to win the competition.

“Banyak lagi competition untuk female only kat luar tu lady.. (there are many other competitions for females out there, lady) don’t ruin what’s intended or most considered to be men only chance?”

Another commentator, Dimitriy Mirovsky, was more insulting, saying that women should be prohibited from the competition as they menstruate.

“pompuan REJEK…… lelaki sahaje….. kang tampon ang pecah kat langit tu abis rosak space craft tu….. kah kah kah……” (Women should be rejected… it is only for males… if your tampon burst while you are in space, the entire spacecraft will be spoilt… kah kah
kah…)

This is reminiscent of an incident in the Malaysian parliament in 2007 when controversial Barisan Nasional MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin, in a heated exchange in the Dewan Rakyat with opposition MPs over a leaky roof in Parliament House, said: “Mana ada bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor tiap-tiap bulan juga. (Where is the leak? The Batu Gajah MP also leaks every month.)”.

Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan and other women MPs were outraged by his comments and he was eventually forced to apologise.

Plucky Roshini, 27, has hit back at the trolls.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I am all out to win this competition because I want to inspire ordinary people to have extraordinary dreams & goals,” she posted on the page.

The contestants underwent a series of challenges which tested their mental strength and endurance. The pictures of the top five were posted online. Visitors to the page then could vote for their choice.

Some netizens have also come out in her defence, with Rajakumari Rajagopal pointing out that the competition was open to all Malaysians and that she qualified on merit.

“She was the only Malaysian woman who had made her way to the semi-finals and now to the finals. She needs your help and everyone’s help to make her dream come true. Why can’t she have a dream? Why can’t she be given an equal right to participate? Why can’t she be the final person to represent Malaysia. Malaysia Boleh! 1 Malaysia! Hidup Malaysia!”

Rafizal Rahman said Roshini should not be praised and not criticised, pointing out there was already a lot of female astronauts in the world.

The competition closes next Tuesday and the winner will be announced on September 24.

The winner will represent Malaysia in Florida and compete against other nations’ candidates for an opportunity to go to space.

Only 22 people will be selected for the Florida experience.

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She’s losing by 20k votes. Let’s fix this.

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approximately infinite universe: Yes, this IS ABOUT RACE

redlightpolitics:

brownfemipower:

and to be clear, before anybody starts. what i said: hugo is where he is today because of white feminists. they created, nurtured, supported him. the relationship between them was mutually beneficial. this is a pattern of institutional feminism….

queennubian:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Virginia Authorities And The FBI Are Not Issuing An Amber Alert For The Disappearance Of Teenager Alexis Murphy, Claiming It’s Because Her Car Has Been Found…I Think There’s Another Reason
Virginia State Police say no Amber Alert will be issued in the search for Alexis Murphy. Murphy was last seen on Saturday at a Liberty gas station in Lovingston.
She left her home in Shipman on Saturday – reportedly headed to Lynchburg. Her car was found on Tuesday in Albemarle County at the Carmike 6 movie theaters.
A police spokesperson says that since Murphy’s car was located in Albemarle, the case no longer fits the criteria for an Amber Alert.
According to Virginia Amber Alert’s official website, activation of the Virginia Amber Alert plan requires five elements to be fulfilled:
1) The abducted child must be 17 years of age or younger or is currently enrolled in a       secondary school in the Commonwealth, regardless of age, and the law enforcement agency believes the child has been abducted (unwillingly taken from their environment without permission from the child’s parent or legal guardian). 
2) The law enforcement agency believes the missing child is in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. 
3) A law enforcement investigation has taken place that verified the abduction or eliminated alternative explanations. 
4) Sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the child, suspect, and/or the suspect’s vehicle. 
5) The Child must be entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) missing person files as soon as practical.
If all of the criteria is not met, the Amber Alert plan won’t be activated.
To learn more about Virginia’s Amber Alert system, click here.
More info on Murphy’s disappearance:

Alexis Murphy, a 17-year-old Virginia girl, has been missing since Saturday after tweeting “Burg Bound” to her more than 11,000 followers, CBS affiliate WUSA reports.
"She was en route to go shopping in the Lynchburg area," said William Mays, a detective with the Nelson County Sheriff’s. "This was the last time she was seen by her family."
Deputies with the sheriff’s office, the Virginia State Police and agents working with the FBI are all working to locate Murphy, of Shipman, the station reports.
"Alexis is very close to her family," said Mays. "She has never disappeared in the past. In fact, she was looking forward to playing in volleyball tournaments later this week and excited to start her upcoming senior year in high school."
Worried family members gathered at a local elementary school Monday night, where investigators set up a command post and held a brief press conference asking for the public’s help.
"This includes anyone who may have seen Alexis in her white Nissan Maxima…or anyone who has had any contact with her after 6:00 PM on this past Saturday," Mays said.
Investigators spent Monday searching houses and wooded areas in Shipman, while two state police rescue helicopters searched by air. Detectives did not take questions during the press conference. Anyone with information is asked to call 434-263-7050.


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

queennubian:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Virginia Authorities And The FBI Are Not Issuing An Amber Alert For The Disappearance Of Teenager Alexis Murphy, Claiming It’s Because Her Car Has Been Found…I Think There’s Another Reason

Virginia State Police say no Amber Alert will be issued in the search for Alexis Murphy. Murphy was last seen on Saturday at a Liberty gas station in Lovingston.

She left her home in Shipman on Saturday – reportedly headed to Lynchburg. Her car was found on Tuesday in Albemarle County at the Carmike 6 movie theaters.

A police spokesperson says that since Murphy’s car was located in Albemarle, the case no longer fits the criteria for an Amber Alert.

According to Virginia Amber Alert’s official website, activation of the Virginia Amber Alert plan requires five elements to be fulfilled:

1) The abducted child must be 17 years of age or younger or is currently enrolled in a       secondary school in the Commonwealth, regardless of age, and the law enforcement agency believes the child has been abducted (unwillingly taken from their environment without permission from the child’s parent or legal guardian). 

2) The law enforcement agency believes the missing child is in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. 

3) A law enforcement investigation has taken place that verified the abduction or eliminated alternative explanations. 

4) Sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the child, suspect, and/or the suspect’s vehicle. 

5) The Child must be entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) missing person files as soon as practical.

If all of the criteria is not met, the Amber Alert plan won’t be activated.

To learn more about Virginia’s Amber Alert system, click here.

More info on Murphy’s disappearance:

Alexis Murphy, a 17-year-old Virginia girl, has been missing since Saturday after tweeting “Burg Bound” to her more than 11,000 followers, CBS affiliate WUSA reports.

"She was en route to go shopping in the Lynchburg area," said William Mays, a detective with the Nelson County Sheriff’s. "This was the last time she was seen by her family."

Deputies with the sheriff’s office, the Virginia State Police and agents working with the FBI are all working to locate Murphy, of Shipman, the station reports.

"Alexis is very close to her family," said Mays. "She has never disappeared in the past. In fact, she was looking forward to playing in volleyball tournaments later this week and excited to start her upcoming senior year in high school."

Worried family members gathered at a local elementary school Monday night, where investigators set up a command post and held a brief press conference asking for the public’s help.

"This includes anyone who may have seen Alexis in her white Nissan Maxima…or anyone who has had any contact with her after 6:00 PM on this past Saturday," Mays said.

Investigators spent Monday searching houses and wooded areas in Shipman, while two state police rescue helicopters searched by air. Detectives did not take questions during the press conference. Anyone with information is asked to call 434-263-7050.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

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jadedcoconut:

dr-killjoy:

ghost-plot:

l-angston:

str8nochaser:tqbonner:


Disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy has yet to grab widespread attention
Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to other missing children’s cases. Some advocates say the reason why may be as simple as the toddler’s gender — and his race.
From the still-unsolved slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey more than 15 years ago to the disappearance and killing of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, the public has watched with rapt attention as many cases involving young children unfolded, often over many months. Yet Amir Jennings, the little boy who hasn’t been seen since he was captured on surveillance video with his mother in South Carolina nearly a year ago, has registered as scarcely a blip on the nation’s consciousness.
Read more.


BOOST. let’s find this baby.

DON’T BE A BUTT REBLOG

Remember that fake alert about a Canadian child going missing “three minutes ago”? That post had over 20,000 notes. Just saying…

Fuck I live in SC, and I haven’t even heard anything about this.

This is really sad. The news story quoted here was from 2012 but Amir is still missing!

jadedcoconut:

dr-killjoy:

ghost-plot:

l-angston:

str8nochaser:tqbonner:

Disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy has yet to grab widespread attention

Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to other missing children’s cases. Some advocates say the reason why may be as simple as the toddler’s gender — and his race.

From the still-unsolved slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey more than 15 years ago to the disappearance and killing of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, the public has watched with rapt attention as many cases involving young children unfolded, often over many months. Yet Amir Jennings, the little boy who hasn’t been seen since he was captured on surveillance video with his mother in South Carolina nearly a year ago, has registered as scarcely a blip on the nation’s consciousness.

Read more.

BOOST. let’s find this baby.

DON’T BE A BUTT REBLOG

Remember that fake alert about a Canadian child going missing “three minutes ago”? That post had over 20,000 notes. Just saying…

Fuck I live in SC, and I haven’t even heard anything about this.

This is really sad. The news story quoted here was from 2012 but Amir is still missing!

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"I know black women in Tennessee who have worked all their lives, from the time they were twelve years old to the day they died. These women don’t listen to the women’s liberation rhetoric because they know that it’s nothing but a bunch of white women who had certain life-styles and who want to change those life-styles. They say things like they don’t want men opening doors for them anymore, and they don’t want men lighting their cigarettes for them anymore. Big deal. Black women have been opening doors for themselves and lighting their own cigarettes for a couple centuries in this country. Black women don’t quibble about things that are not important."

Wilma Rudolph (via blackheartedlove)

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"Anarchist communities often value and revere “back to the land” attitudes. They fetishize a world after the industrial collapse where we are all riding our bikes everywhere and growing our own food. But that’s not a world I can live in. As a person with a disability, I depend on technology to keep me alive. I depend on my hearing aid, and my mobility chair. I depend on my perscription (sic) drugs to keep my immune system from destroying my spine. I can’t afford to “fuck cars and ride my bike.” Anarchist communities who celebrate able bodies, have bonding and strategizing events in inaccessible locations, adopt mantras like “racism is a DISEASE” and “The revolution will not be motorized” are not welcoming or safe places for me. These ideas of what revolution mean are exclusive, and borrow heavily from eugenicist idealogy. They are rarely criticized, because PWDs (people with disabilities) are humiliated by dominant culture AND by most anarchist culture. It’s not a revolution unless everyone is invited."

Wren A.

THIS SO MUCH THIS

bless

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This is basically the killer argument against primitivism - their ideology is really incompatible with having autonomous and mobile disabled people.

(caveat: my idea of revolution doesn’t require “everyone” to be invited, but “disabled people” is obv not an exclusion I want!)

wow this is a super fucking important point and not something that gets talked about nearly enough

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yooo and this applies to people who have serioud conditions that require medications like asthma or diabetes.

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