1. They refused to give the public necessary details about why they are capitalizing off of this civil unrest, saying “we cannot professionally hand out that information, regardless of client or location. We put a security team of former SOF personnel into the STL area at the request of a client.”

    The company is comprised of tactical, deadly individuals hired for military operations, such as Navy SEALS, SEAL Team 6, Special Operations Forces, Army Green Berets, and more.

    They say they are deploying a “high threat team in (their) own city”, as they are ironically headquartered in St. Louis.

    How could any good possibly come from this? Are the powers that be trying to pour napalm on this raging fire that they created?

    This is something that must very carefully be taken note of.

    (Source: other-stuff)

     
  2. nitanahkohe:

The unexplained death of a Kamloops First Nation woman has led to another call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
On June 1, ATV riders found a skull in a remote area near Campbell Lake and White Lake, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Kamloops, B.C. A further search of the area uncovered more skeletal remains from the same person. That person was identified last week as 25-year-old Samantha Paul, who was reported missing in September 2013.
The RCMP haven’t confirmed foul play in her death, but her family and community are convinced she was murdered. This week, Paul’s family and local chiefs held an emotional press conference at the Kamloops Indian Band office, calling for an inquiry into her death.
Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson, appearing visibly shaken, said he believes Paul was killed and that women and girls in the community are not safe. ”Our community is small and it is heart-wrenching and appalling to know that a killer walks amongst us free today,” he said. ”It is very difficult for her family and our people to accept.” The chief said it is tragic that, in the end, Paul’s life has been reduced to a number."It is my understanding that the homicide rate for indigenous woman in Canada is seven times higher than for non-indigenous women," he said. "Samantha Paul is another woman who is now only a statistic."
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said the government must take action and hold an inquiry looking into not only Paul’s fate, but also the larger question of why so many aboriginal women are going missing and turning up murdered in Canada. ”It’s a national tragedy but, more importantly, it’s a national disgrace,” he said. “We are absolutely outraged that the Harper government refuses to agree to a national inquiry.”

    nitanahkohe:

    The unexplained death of a Kamloops First Nation woman has led to another call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

    On June 1, ATV riders found a skull in a remote area near Campbell Lake and White Lake, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Kamloops, B.C. A further search of the area uncovered more skeletal remains from the same person. That person was identified last week as 25-year-old Samantha Paul, who was reported missing in September 2013.

    The RCMP haven’t confirmed foul play in her death, but her family and community are convinced she was murdered. This week, Paul’s family and local chiefs held an emotional press conference at the Kamloops Indian Band office, calling for an inquiry into her death.

    Tk’emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson, appearing visibly shaken, said he believes Paul was killed and that women and girls in the community are not safe. ”Our community is small and it is heart-wrenching and appalling to know that a killer walks amongst us free today,” he said. ”It is very difficult for her family and our people to accept.” The chief said it is tragic that, in the end, Paul’s life has been reduced to a number."It is my understanding that the homicide rate for indigenous woman in Canada is seven times higher than for non-indigenous women," he said. "Samantha Paul is another woman who is now only a statistic."

    Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said the government must take action and hold an inquiry looking into not only Paul’s fate, but also the larger question of why so many aboriginal women are going missing and turning up murdered in Canada. ”It’s a national tragedy but, more importantly, it’s a national disgrace,” he said. “We are absolutely outraged that the Harper government refuses to agree to a national inquiry.”

    (via other-stuff)

     
  3. The police are but the tip of the sword wielded by American society itself. Something bigger than Stand Your Ground, the drug war, mass incarceration or any other policy is haunting us. And as long we cower from it, the events of this week are as certain as math. The question is not “if,” but “when.”
    — 

    Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic. Reparations for Ferguson: Total police control over black bodies has echoes in American history. 

    Coates’s  article, The Case for Reparations is brought into focus with all the recent events.

    Coates end this blog post with:

    There has always been another way.

    Go ahead and click through.

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  4. When a photo is published on the web, it falls into nimble, anonymous hands that upload and share millions of images each day. Context becomes a casualty. Its loss threatens photographers’ reputations, may endanger their subjects, and chips away at journalistic credibility. If a photojournalist’s responsibility is authenticity, her challenge is control.
     
  5. scienceisbeauty:

    Chicken, eggs, tomatoes and pinapple, I never would have thought that this blog would feature rotten food. But even there you can find (some) beauty (especially because the Internet not transmit the smell).

    Over a period of nine months, fine art photographer Klaus Pichler turned the bathroom of his studio apartment into a curated collection of plastic containers, each containing food items available to the average citizen of industrialized Europe.

    Full history at National Geographic: Visualizing Waste: Klaus Pichler’s Gorgeous, Rotting Food.

    (via freshphotons)

     
  6. archiemcphee:

    Hooray! It’s time once again to visit the Duck Fashion Show, where haute couture meets sassy waterfowl models. For the past 30 years Australian farmer Brian Harrington has been dressing up and showing off his Famous Ducks at the Fashionable Ducks Show, held during Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show. Harrington works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck in an impressively elaborate costume. The outfits range from day and evening wear, in both modern and period styles, to fancy bridal wear. Each year the beautifully dressed-up ducks waddle parade along a duck-sized runway before an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds.

    Visit Brian Harrington’s website to learn more about his fabulous Famous Ducks.

    [via Design Taxi]

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  7. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Reactions to racist media reports about Michael Brown having marijuana in his system at the time of his death.

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  8. dragonheartedrabbit:

    Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

    Stand up, speak out. 

    (via misandryandmakeup)

     
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  10. sun-thief-rai:

    No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

    So.

    Yeah.

    I’m weary.

    (via randomactsofchaos)

     
  11. thinksquad:

    A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.

    “The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”

    “I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/missouri-state-senator-says-she-tweeted-fck-you-at-governor#32tdaru

    (via randomactsofchaos)

     
  12. scottmcrogers:

yooooo! thats the girl who brought the milk! Look!

    scottmcrogers:

    yooooo! thats the girl who brought the milk! Look!

    (Source: mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers, via randomactsofchaos)

     
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  14. nhaler:

so this just happened

    nhaler:

    so this just happened

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  15. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Early evening in Ferguson. August 19th.

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