Thursday, August 23, 2012
brashblacknonbeliever:

queerkhmer:

dropfox:

Hmmm. I’m pretty sure Michael Jordan is best known for something else…

Lol no, Fox. 

“failed baseball player Michael Jordan”
“anti-police activist Carmelo Anthony”
…
I refuse to believe this is real.
I simply refuse to believe this is real.
This can’t be real.

brashblacknonbeliever:

queerkhmer:

dropfox:

Hmmm. I’m pretty sure Michael Jordan is best known for something else…

Lol no, Fox. 

“failed baseball player Michael Jordan”

“anti-police activist Carmelo Anthony”

I refuse to believe this is real.

I simply refuse to believe this is real.

This can’t be real.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Far more seductive than opium, infinitely more effective in shaping behavior and expectations than alcohol and religion. Television is the most powerful weapon in psychological warfare in history. Consumer slaves in the west schedule their lives and relationships around watching T.V. They use it as a baby sitter for their youth, and wake up to this drug. They consume it whenever possible in the day, and go to sleep with it. They even take it in their meals. Television doesn’t kill, it pacifies, turning viewers into compliant zombies. They wear a vacant glassy-eye look on their faces, because they are in a trance-like state, this is the ideal. They sit still and ready for indoctrination. (via aflameoffreedom)
Friday, June 8, 2012
stfuconservatives:

timekiller-s:

rabbleprochoice:

stfuprolife:

I definitely love how anti-choicers feel that it’s okay to appropriate everything that has nothing to do with them to further their oppressive movement.Seriously, just stop that and be decent human beings, please? 

My favorite part of the abortion debate is when anti-choicers use Hitler or the Holocaust as a comparison to something in the abortion debate because most don’t realize that they want to live in a society that Hitler actually created.
Under Hitler, abortions for Aryan people were outlawed unless the fetus was going to bring down the “master race” somehow (then they were basically forced). Hitler made abortions illegal and people died because of it and yet, anti-choicers want to live in a society like the one Hitler created but LOVE to use him and his legacy and the mass genocide he ordered as examples of what being able to choose has done?

Love,
Rabble

Here’s an overview on what Hitler intended for the role of women in Nazi-era Germany. See if you can spot the parallels between this and some modern-day rhetoric from the far Right (especially those that advocate against things like pay equality and reproductive justice), and keep in mind this is just basically a thumbnail sketch.

Also, Jewish doctors routinely performed abortions on pregnant women in concentration camps to spare them the horror of undergoing Nazi science experiments. Abortions saved lives in those camps.

stfuconservatives:

timekiller-s:

rabbleprochoice:

stfuprolife:

I definitely love how anti-choicers feel that it’s okay to appropriate everything that has nothing to do with them to further their oppressive movement.

Seriously, just stop that and be decent human beings, please? 

My favorite part of the abortion debate is when anti-choicers use Hitler or the Holocaust as a comparison to something in the abortion debate because most don’t realize that they want to live in a society that Hitler actually created.

Under Hitler, abortions for Aryan people were outlawed unless the fetus was going to bring down the “master race” somehow (then they were basically forced). Hitler made abortions illegal and people died because of it and yet, anti-choicers want to live in a society like the one Hitler created but LOVE to use him and his legacy and the mass genocide he ordered as examples of what being able to choose has done?

Love,

Rabble

Here’s an overview on what Hitler intended for the role of women in Nazi-era Germany. See if you can spot the parallels between this and some modern-day rhetoric from the far Right (especially those that advocate against things like pay equality and reproductive justice), and keep in mind this is just basically a thumbnail sketch.

Also, Jewish doctors routinely performed abortions on pregnant women in concentration camps to spare them the horror of undergoing Nazi science experiments. Abortions saved lives in those camps.

(Source: prolife4ever)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wednesday, December 7, 2011

theamericanbear:

LAPD uses excessive force, NPR ignores and apologizes for them

jonathan-cunningham:

I unlinked my arms voluntarily and informed the LAPD officers that I would go peacefully and cooperatively. I stood as instructed, and then I had my arms wrenched behind my back, and an officer hyperextended my wrists into my inner arms. It was super violent, it hurt really really bad, and he was doing it on purpose. When I involuntarily recoiled from the pain, the LAPD officer threw me face-first to the pavement. He had my hands behind my back, so I landed right on my face. The officer dropped with his knee on my back and ground my face into the pavement. It really, really hurt and my face started bleeding and I was very scared. I begged for mercy and I promised that I was honestly not resisting and would not resist.

My hands were then zipcuffed very tightly behind my back, where they turned blue. I am now suffering nerve damage in my right thumb and palm.

I was put on a paddywagon with other nonviolent protestors and taken to a parking garage in Parker Center. They forced us to kneel on the hard pavement of that parking garage for seven straight hours with our hands still tightly zipcuffed behind our backs. Some began to pass out. One man rolled to the ground and vomited for a long, long time before falling unconscious. The LAPD officers watched and did nothing.

At 9 a.m. we were finally taken from the pavement into the station to be processed. The charge was sitting in the park after the police said not to. It’s a misdemeanor. Almost always, for a misdemeanor, the police just give you a ticket and let you go. It costs you a couple hundred dollars. Apparently, that’s what happened with most every other misdemeanor arrest in LA that day.

With us Occupy LA protestors, however, they set bail at $5,000 and booked us into jail. Almost none of the protesters could afford to bail themselves out. I’m lucky and I could afford it, except the LAPD spent all day refusing to actually *accept* the bail they set. If you were an accused murderer or a rapist in LAPD custody that day, you could bail yourself right out and be back on the street, no problem. But if you were a nonviolent Occupy LA protestor with bail money in hand, you were held long into the following morning, with absolutely no access to a lawyer.

I spent most of my day and night crammed into an eight-man jail cell, along with sixteen other Occupy LA protesters. My sleeping spot was on the floor next to the toilet.

Finally, at 2:30 the next morning, after twenty-five hours in custody, I was released on bail. But there were at least 200 Occupy LA protestors who couldn’t afford the bail. The LAPD chose to keep those peaceful, non-violent protesters in prison for two full days… the absolute legal maximum that the LAPD is allowed to detain someone on misdemeanor charges.

As a reminder, Antonio Villaraigosa has referred to all of this as “the LAPD’s finest hour.”

Thank God news outlets like NPR are all over what happened there that day. Here’s what NPR has to say about it:

In the end, there was very little force used, in part because this is a new LAPD. It exercises much more restraint than it once did

Thank God for NPR, or we might actually learn about what the LAPD did to Occupy LA!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011