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Scene from the upcoming action epic, Chronicles of Ferguson.
Directed by Michael Bay
Shit, wait. My sources got it wrong. Apparently this is an actual cop in Ferguson, Missouri, brandishing ridiculously heavy weaponry against nonviolent protesters. 

Scene from the upcoming action epic, Chronicles of Ferguson.

Directed by Michael Bay

Shit, wait. My sources got it wrong. Apparently this is an actual cop in Ferguson, Missouri, brandishing ridiculously heavy weaponry against nonviolent protesters. 

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Thomas Jefferson: Father of White Supremacy

Nearly every white supremacist idea, claim, or rationale, can be found in one chapter, in Notes on the State of Virginia, the only book that Thomas Jefferson ever published. 

In 1965, at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign. Herron remembers the events that surrounded that World Press Photo prize wining photos:

The picture was taken at the side entrance to the Governor’s mansion on Capital Street in Jackson in the summer of 1965. The boy is Anthony Quinn, aged 5. His mother, Mrs. Ailene Quinn of McComb, Mississippi and her children were trying to see Governor Paul Johnson; they wanted to protest aganist the election of five Congressmen from districts where blacks were not allowed to vote. Refused admittance, they sat on the steps. The policeman struggling with Anthony is Mississippi Highway Patrolman Hughie Kohler. As Kohler attempted to confiscate the flag, Mrs. Quinn said: ‘Anthony, don’t let that man take your flag.’ Kohler went berserk, yanking Anthony off his feet.

In the South during the civil rights movement, the American flag was a potent symbol of support for racial integration (and support for federal law). Southerners who believed in racial segregation displayed Confederate flags instead. People were pulled from their cars by policemen and beaten simply for displaying an American flag on their license plates. So the simple act of a small child carrying an American flag represented defiance of Mississippi law and custom.

Anthony and his mother were arrested and hauled off to jail, which was a cattle stockade at the county fairground, since the city jails were already full of protesters. The Quinn protest was organized by COFO (Council of Federated Organizations), an umbrella organization responsible for most civil rights activities in the state. Today Anthony lives in Florida. I believe he is a lawyer. His mother died recently, and when Patrolman Kohler died a number of years ago, his obituary in theJackson Daily News referred to this photograph and mentioned how Kohler regretted that moment ‘for the rest of his life’.”

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The Dance Hall | A-Z OF AFRICAN DANCES |

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Hm. Do you figure there is any correlation between the violence of English’s origins and the mass-scale violence (e.g. empire/colonialism) undertaken by its speakers?

Hm. Do you figure there is any correlation between the violence of English’s origins and the mass-scale violence (e.g. empire/colonialism) undertaken by its speakers?

Why i Stopped Watching Porn" with Ran Gavrieli

Empathy vs. Sympathy

The Corporate Policy of Energy Companies

Welcome to the (Don't Be) Evil Empire: Google Eats the World

Imagine that it’s 1913 and the post office, the phone company, the public library, printing houses, the U.S. Geological Survey mapping operations, movie houses, and all atlases are largely controlled by a secretive corporation unaccountable to the public. Jump a century and see that in the online world that’s more or less where we are. A New York venture capitalist wrote that Google is trying to take over “the entire fucking Internet” and asked the question of the day: “Who will stop Google?”

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12 Years A Slave: For Whites Only

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"Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them."

Assata Shakur