With all the trouble in Ferguson after the death of Mike Brown….Palestinians took to Twitter to help protesters deal with tear gas….instructing them on what to do when gassed…..and now the people of Palestine have sent a statement to the people of Ferguson in support…….the statement reads…….
We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.
From all factions and sectors of our dislocated society, we send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.
We understand your moral outrage. We empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity.
And we stand with you.
We recognize the disregard and disrespect for black bodies and black life endemic to the supremacist system that rules the land with wanton brutality. Your struggles through the ages have been an inspiration to us as we fight our own battles for basic human dignities. We continue to find inspiration and strength from your struggles through the ages and your revolutionary leaders, like Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Bobby Seale and others.
We honor the life of Michael Brown, cut short less than a week before he was due to begin university. And we honor the far too many more killed in similar circumstances, motivated by racism and contempt for black life: Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tarika Wilson, Malcolm Ferguson, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo, Yvette Smith, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Rekia Boyd and too many others to count.
With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.
The protesters in Ferguson have sent the trouble with the police international……social media has helped so many and will keep that spot light on the situation……eventually the dinosaurs that rule this country will realize that social media is instantaneous…..the world is watching!
With the horrible news coming out of Ferguson and the military style intervention….there are facts that need to be known……
Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com.
All eyes are on Ferguson, Missouri……..the daily news is not too good…….protestors are being bold and SWAT is being vicious…… since the shooting death of Mike Brown the police in Ferguson have been tight lipped about the series of events that lead to the death of the young man……the collective known as Anonymous have released the police communications call which so far the city has not wanted to release….
So if you are asking how this situation came to this….then you may want to read this…….
(Newser) – St. Louis County police haven’t released audio regarding the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, but the hacker collective Anonymous took care of that today, reports Mashable. The lengthy file released on YouTube shows the progression of events after an officer shot the unarmed teen in the suburb of Ferguson. As Mother Jones notes, the first hint of trouble comes more than nine minutes into the recording, with the dispatcher making a request for crowd control. But the circumstances were still unclear as to why at that point. Some excerpts, with the bold referring to the time of the audio recording:
- 9:35: “Ferguson is asking for assistance with crowd control …”
- 10:58: “Now they have a large group gathering there, she doesn’t know any further …”
- 11:20: “We just got another call stating it was an officer-involved shooting. … Be advised, this information came from the news ,,,
- 21:55: “They are requesting more cars. Do you want me to send more of your cars?”
- 43:55: “Attention all cars, be advised that in reference to the call 2947 Canfield Drive, we are switching over to the riot channel at this time …”
Police say they are aware of the audio and are investigating how it became public. Anonymous is also trying to identify the officer involved, reports the New York Daily News. Ferguson’s police chief has balked at doing that so far because the six-year veteran has gotten death threats. (The FBI has launched an investigation into the shooting.)
In case you are interested there is a Livestream of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri………
I have one question…..why do cops need camo?
By now the news is full of reports about the problems in Missouri……but what do you know about the situation?
I guess would depend on which news outlet is your favorite……I read this today and thought that it would make a good informative piece for those that may not be following the situation as deeply as the media……
Outrage in Ferguson after police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown – Vox.
It pleases me to see that there are still people of conscience left in this world…..these people will be very unpopular in Israel and for that reason the US MSM will probably not cover this with any consistency….
Glad toi see tghat war protesters are not the dying breed that some have predicted….these people have my respect.
More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve.
The war drums are beating slowly and quietly…….but that is gonna change……
The hawks of this country are starting to beat those war drums….again! That could possibly lead to massive protests……will history repeat itself?
After my return home from Vietnam….I became one of those long hard “hippie commies” and protested the war….unless you are an old fart you probably have NO idea what I am talking about…..if you are one of those that has no idea….then please watch this vid….
We Americans use to know how to protest….not anymore now we start a blog and bitch until we tire and then move on……..
A Brief History of GI Resistance During the Vietnam War | Common Dreams.
I have been watching most news reports on the situation in Ukraine……there is a wealth of opinions…..and one can have too much info to make a learned opinion of their own……however I read this piece a few minutes ago and thought I would let my readers decide some things for themselves……
An excellent and interesting article….well worth the read if you are interested…….
Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong | PandoDaily.