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Saturday, November 22, 2014

#Ferguson: "These people want a lynching"




Fox Nation Readers Want to Kill Ferguson Protestors
Fox Nation editor and O’Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters has some ‘splaining to do about the racist, murderous comments we found on Fox Nation about Ferguson protesters. And then tell us again about how black people complaining about racism is “old, tired rhetoric.”
Aria found 42 extremely disturbing comments earlier this week. 
Some were on this thread with the inflammatory title, "Rep. John Lewis Calls for 'Massive, Non-Violent Protests' Nationwide if Wilson Isn't Indicted." This is the same John Lewis that Bill O'Reilly and Bernard Goldberg recently chided for being too civil rights-y.

Psst President Obama, protestors aren't the ones using Ferguson as an excuse for violence, Sir.  
The protests have been peaceful and the fact is civilians aren't the ones perched atop armored vehicles with military rifles, clad in riot gear firing rubber coated bullets and making violent arrests -- that's law enforcement.
If you believe that federal officials must protect peaceful protestors from local, county and state law enforcement then take action and demand that President Barack Obama and A.G. Eric Holder do everything in their power to keep peaceful protesters safe from a militarized crackdown following the indictment decision: http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/mikebrownpresobama/
And so we wait to see if The United States of America is the the land of the free and the home of the brave, or the land of the suppressed and the oppressed.

Friday, November 21, 2014

If #DarrenWilson is not Indicted what are black Americans NOT going to do?





As the world waits for the secret grand jury decision whether to indict (or not) Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Mike Brown, elected officials and police are calling for peace as they prepare for violence.  In all the pleas for peace in Ferguson, I've not heard one plea for justice.

People we seem to have lost the thread of what Ferguson is all about
-- the reasons this story has stirred the passions of millions of Americans. The so-called leaders of St. Louis County, the scene of the crime, have spent most of the last two months focused on these three things. 1) Stocking up, and I mean stocking up big-time, on the latest state-of-the-art riot control equipment, to the tune of at least $100,000. 2) Amassing a civilian army of 1,000 police, who've received, in total, at least 5,000 hours (costing God only knows what) of training in battling civil unrest, etc. and 3) Constructing an artificial, bogus narrative that will keep the focus on the possibility of violent protest (something there's actually been very little of over the last three months) and away from any culpability for the reckless actions of Darren Wilson...or the separate and unequal society that Wilson's department props up.
Black people are not the ones stockpiling weapons and making threats, however if Darren Wilson is not indicted don't expect us to say Oh OK, go back to sleep, and wait for the next Mike Brown to happen. No, we are going to protest our outrage in the non violent, peaceful tradition of the Civil Rights movement.

We are black, but that doesn't mean we are stupid enough to think we can prevail against government issued, taxpayer funded, weapons of mass destruction.  Nor are we crazed, out of control savages seeking revenge against our oppressors because Obama.   All we've ever asked for is justice

Know Justice
Know Peace
No Justice
No Peace
There will be no peace until there is justice.  This is a not a threat of violence, this is promise we will march on until victory is won.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Who is preparing for violence in #Ferguson Governor Nixon?


# Ferguson: A Racial State of Emergency in America

Sara (L) and Dennis Happel shop for a gun at Metro Shooting Supplies on November 12, 2014 in Bridgeton, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sara (L) and Dennis Happel shop for a gun at Metro Shooting Supplies on November 12, 2014 in Bridgeton, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
What do you want to bet if this were a photo Bertha (L) and Bubba Washington shopping for a gun in Ferguson, Missouri they wouldn't make it out of the store alive?

The picture above is a direct result of the fear mongering  promoted by government officials as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict #Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen, #MikeBrown.

 Between shoot-to-kill police, the KKK,  and trigger-happy vigilantes (see picture above), and a militarized police force,  unarmed people, and sympathetic, peaceful, protesters are sitting ducks! Then, once they're murdered, all the killers have to say is, "I feared for my life!"
 We hold our breaths. We wait for the explosion. Of police weapons – of their tear gas canisters, their stinging rubber bullets, their hundreds of thousands of dollars of new artillery, that will be brought out to intimidate citizens. We wait, reminded that we are unprepared, because one can never prepare to accept violence to our personhood.
Government officials are talking about protecting citizens and businesses from angry black folks, but who is going to protect angry black folks from angry, armed to the teeth white folks with government issued, taxpayer funded, weapons of mass destruction at their disposal?  Ain't black folks citizens too?  Don't black folks  have the right to protest without white folks arming up like they are getting ready to put down a slave revolt?  I'm beginning to think they really do hate us for our freedoms.
"I am fighting so that we have the luxury of simply living".

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All #Ferguson All the Time


Watch this amazing video that truly captures what #Ferguson is about.  Fist Dap to Molly Crabapple,  an artist and writer living in New York.



Read this passionate Open Letter to the People of #Ferguson

 protes

 Stop the Media's reckless provocation of violence in Ferguson.


NEWS: As the nation patiently waits to hear whether a Missouri grand jury will indict #Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing #MikeBrown 102 days ago, the FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the "decision “will likely” lead some protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents."

This type of dangerous and inaccurate narrative only serves to criminalize the victim and peaceful protestors and fails to acknowledge a longstanding crisis of violent policing. The fact is; it's not civilians that are clad in riot gear, firing rubber-coated bullets, launching flash grenades and perched on top of armored trucks with military style rifles, making unjust arrests and leaving hundreds injured -- it's law enforcement. 


You won't see this on TeeVee because it doesn't fit the false narrative.  KKK Threatens Liberal Blogger for reporting on Anonymous unmasking of Hate Group
Willis says she will not let a threat from small-minded racists to dissuade or intimidate her, though. "Here is how this works. I'm not stopping anything that I do, ever. I am going to get up every day for the rest of my life and do what I think is right - just as I have every single day prior to this one," she wrote. "Threaten me and you're just going to make me even more determined. Please understand that I'm one of those crazy liberal b*tches who is willing to die for what she believes in. Do you really think an anonymous threat is going to deter me?"
Gov. Nixon's Pre-Emptive Strike threatens to stir up tensions:
 Hands Up United organizer Tory Russell noted on Twitter that Nixon does not have the authority to declare a preemptive state of emergency, as Missouri law mandates that a disaster of "major proportions" must have actually taken place before such a declaration can be made. Russell quoted a state General Assembly statute that reads, "The existence of an emergency may be proclaimed by the governor or by resolution of the legislature, if the governor in his proclamation, or the legislature in its resolution, finds that a natural or man-made disaster of major proportions has actually occurred within this state[.]"
Psst!  Governor Nixon! This is what a state of emergency looks like.

Black on Black crime my Donkey.

Monday, November 17, 2014

#FergusonSpeaks

You won't see this on TeeVee.

Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson from FitzGibbon Media on Vimeo.

In Ferguson, Tactics Set for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case
Now, with the grand jury’s decision expected in the coming days, the groups are preparing with intricate precision to protest the no-indictment vote most consider inevitable. Organizers are outlining “rules of engagement” for dealing with the police, circulating long lists of equipment, including bandages and shatterproof goggles, and establishing “safe spaces” where protesters can escape the cold — or the tear gas.
And they want us to sing God Bless America?
And the United States of America government, when it came to treating her citizens of Indian descent fairly, she failed. She put them on reservations. When it came to treating her citizens of Japanese descent fairly, she failed. She put them in internment prison camps. When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains, the government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton field, put them in inferior schools, put them in substandard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education and locked them into positions of hopelessness and helplessness. The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing "God Bless America". No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America — that's in the Bible — for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent.
No.  No.  And NO!