Black and Unarmed: A Growing List…
I really don’t know enough about prison abolitionism as I should.
Is there any suggestions for a starting place?
Here’s a statement by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.
these are some books I have in my wishlist. I haven’t read them (with the exception of Angela Davis) but they look good!
Woah thank you so much.
“Do you see law and order? There is nothing but disorder, and instead of law there is the illusion of security. It is an illusion because it is built on a long history of injustices: racism, criminality, and the genocide of millions. Many people say it is insane to resist the system, but actually, it is insane not to.” - Mumia Abu-Jamal
Made By: @Champion_Us
theres always that one weak bitch in the group that isn’t down with murder
Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart
I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.
After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.
They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that it is never the woman’s fault in domestic violence, and how wrong to think that it ever is. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”
Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.
Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.
^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart
That is just… like, the worst armed robbery attempt of all time.
I’m actually embarrassed for the knife wielding douchebag.
God bless that shop keeper. “FUCK YOU, IDIOT.” >WHAM<
Knocked the disguise right of his stupid head. Magic.
Folding chair > tiny knife
It’s a school night, kid. Does your mom know you’re out of the house?
some good tips
I’m on the hidden front lines of a secret war. A war that is making Billions of dollars for corrupt mafia related organizations and people. (bone, tissue, organ, body parts harvesting black market) when we lay our loved ones to rest….we hope and pray their bodies are not violated but I am here to tell you, as long as the bone, tissue & organ harvesting indu$try is NOT REGULATED….on any level(s) whether it be local, state, federal or national………..your loved ones body parts are NOT $AFE. It’s not fun for me to be the Me$$enger here. It was not fun in 1999 when I made accidental discovery and became a “Person of interest”.
My mother wants me to SHUT UP. My brothers fear me. My sister hates me. My cousins have hostility towards me (they work in healthcare) I have lost most of my friends. I have spent more than $130,000.00 on legal fee’s in 13.5 yrs. They burned down my home, killed my dogs, my cat, my rabbit, blew up my 1966 Plymouth Valent. They destroyed my marriage, they distracted my career, they stalked, they trolled, they came in to my home, took my computers, had me arrested 22 times and guess what? I am still a thorn in their corrupt anals! I will remain here until Jesus Christ decides its time for me to go. (ur welcome and amen. :)
The only two ways to actually hurt somebody with a ricin-laced letter are (well, three; I suppose you could mail it to a teething baby) to coat the paper in something that would cause the ricin to transfer right through the fingers into the body, although it would have long since transferred right through the paper envelope if you did, or somehow convince them it was blotter acid, but they had to swallow THE WHOLE THING AT ONCE. Anyone dumb enough to believe that sort of deserves to die.
Ricin is an amazing and very dangerous poison, but this whole “plot” is about as plausible as trying to blow up a city by throwing handfuls of the Canadian Shield at it because it contains Uranium.
As the French press laughs (x).
Robert Downey Jr just wins at life.
GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maddy Pfeiffer has been released from prison!
Maddy was the last of three anarchists, known as the Grand Jury Resisters, being held in prison without charge for refusing to speak to a grand jury.
In a grand jury trial, when court can grants you ‘immunity’ your 5th amendment right to remain silent is suspended. If you refuse to remain silent, you can be jailed for up to 18 months with are charge.
This is exactly what happened to the resisters. To be clear, theywere charged with a crime, there was no evidence to convict them of a crime. Maddy was held in prison since December 26th solely for refusing to speak about a vandalism that occurred last May Day in Seattle.
Most of the time Maddy spent in prison was in solitary confinement. This was in attempt to make them speak against their comrades but evidently it failed. Love and solidarity with Maddy for staying strong and refusing to cooperate with the state.
For more on the Grand Jury Resisters, check out my tags.
»letter-pedacitos de desespero« by miriam londoño
Collage made of loose sentences based on a letter written by Ingrid Betancourt during her captivity in the Colombian jungle. The collage represents linguistic chaos: words seem to sink into the gaps existing between them and the shadows projected on the wall, making the texts impossible to read in its totality. This chaos becomes a metaphor of the dimension of the pain of those who unjustly lost their freedom.
As a typical sociopath, Cameron could feel no real emotion. With no conscience or empathy, sociopaths don’t respond as others do. In fact, Dr Robert Hare, the world’s leading expert on sociopath behaviour, says the only emotion they feel is annoyance they have been found out.
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