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s-k-apegoat:

My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.


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It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this week, and the movement has escalated into citizens occupying Government Square and now, a main road leading into Hong Kong’s central hub.

Most protesters are younger generation Hong Kongers, including university students and even secondary school students. The leader of the student movement himself is barely even old enough to drive a car. 
The movement began peacefully with citizens merely sitting quietly and occupying a public space in a silent protest on Friday night. 

Then at 7:00 in the morning the next day, policemen stormed into the public square and began clearing out the area by force, dragging youngsters out violently, injuring many of them. Policemen have also been witnessed to beating youngsters without reason, and using high-concentration, anti-riot pepperspray on civilians who are merely attempting to protect themselves. No civilian put up any sort of fight or attempt at assaulting the police as far as i know,
(Police justified clearing out the area with the reason that protesters are holding illegal meetings in a public space.)

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(Protesting civilians who remained on the streets overnight are wearing plastic wraps and raincoats under 30 degree weather in an attempt to protect themselves should the police utilize peppersprays again.)

The movement escalated again tonight when the protesters (now 4 times the size of the student movement the previous week) occupied a main road leading to the central hub of Hong Kong.
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The police barricaded the roads and attempted to stop more people from joining the crowd this whole afternoon, but the peaceful crowd remained persistent and would not leave the area even after the police issued verbal warnings. (I emphasize “peaceful”, because protesters continued to be orderly and did not display any forms of aggression. They even cleared out a path for cars to pass the area, something the police didn’t even bother to do.)

At around 6:00, the police began using peppersprays on civilians again, this time high-powered ones that came in tanks instead of in bottles. Our people continued to shield themselves with umbrellas, but the umbrellas were also soon snatched away by the police. Live feed videos have also confirmed that police have been misusing peppersprays by firing them at close proximity, and also not giving any sort of verbal warnings before firing.

Video of a policeman firing at an elderly man at point-blank range:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0r4jKkcDA7E

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Yet again, protesters remained, and at 7:00, armed forces were sent into the crowd. They began firing tear gas capsules INTO the crowds and even INTO First-aid stations. The rounds came every few minutes and i counted at least 5 capsules being fired in a 10-minute period according to the live feeds. 
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at least 30,000 people continue to stand their ground right this second, more armed policemen are being sent in, and news is that these police are ordered to use guns (loaded with plastic bullets) on civilians if protesters continue to remain. 

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I fear for the people because policemen are not what they used to be anymore. These “police” who should be protecting us are now private armies for the government. I am watching my city die. It’s a terrifying feeling. If the police feel they are justified to use force on innocent civilians, tonight could end up in another massacre just like that of the Tian An Men June Fourth Massacre in 1989. 


And at this point I am too emotional to say anything else except that we need your prayers and your support. Please spread this out, people all over the world need to see what is happening right now. 

LIVE FEED OF THE CURRENT SITUATION:
http://sonoapp.net/stream/u/MeeJTV

Democratic Socialism vs National Socialism

"feed everyone" vs "kill everyone".

i-know-im-useless:

It’s been 10 years now since I first started really being hardcore depressed… and in a weird and stupid way I want it to go on for another two years so that when someone tells me, “just wait, it’ll get better!” I can reply with, “I DID MY WAITING! 12 YEARS OF IT!”

Harry Potter FTW! No, it doesn’t always get cured. Sometimes “better” is just learning to accept where you are and what you feel. You can find beauty, grace, and forgiveness even in very dark places.

BREAKING: There is a video a protestor recorded that shows the cops swung first..inciting the riot. #Ferguson

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • NO ONE in attacked chief Jackson
  • NO ONE WAS TRYING TO HARM CHIEF JACKSON. LOOK: this is seconds b4 the mayhem. cc
  • I was right by the chief for much of his walking . No one attacked him. Folks were trying to protect him if anything!
  • Fox and other media outlets falsely reporting that protestors attacked police chief. Live streams show otherwise in

UPDATE (11:22 PM 9/15/2014): Full video from Ferguson PD Chief Tom Jackson’s talk with protesters, including the police-instigated fight that started last nigh’t chaos has been released. TW: Graphic Language & Violence

fatsexybitch:

whatisthat-velvet:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

Black excellence.

More indepth info about this project:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ferguson-man-forms-inspiring-team-cop-watchers-hold-police-accountable/

I know gofundme has fucked shit up, but it seems like this project is about 700 away from its second goal of clip on cameras for residents

http://www.gofundme.com/Copwatching-in-Ferguson

tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!

emilianadarling:

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008. 

Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.

Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.

And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.

Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.

These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you. 

The Boxtrolls is transmisogynist

deathbyunicorn:

phoenixhobbit:

So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.

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I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film without warning of what’s in it. I’ll explain why below.

TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.

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oh jesus christ stop making everything a god damn social justice issue. seriously its a fucking kids movie get over yourself.

Look, sweetie. I was an honors student who was dismissed from my university because university administrators thought I was a girl in boy’s clothing. It will never just be a children’s movie for me. It will be $30,000 worth of education and no degree. With my life and those like mine as the laugh track for grade schoolers. Whose parents should be teaching them that our lives are not jokes or “plot twists”.

So why don’t you write to my university and tell them it’s just a god damn trans person and to get the fuck over themselves?

slimydad:

i hate old crusty ass adults who are like “how can you love someone youve never met or touched” shut up you dont know how to open new tabs in your internet browser

I should not be laughing at this as hard as I am, okay.

http://thoseinterrupted.tumblr.com/post/97977121157/thoseinterrupted-i-just-told-my-therapist »

thoseinterrupted:

thoseinterrupted:

I just told my therapist everything. Absolutely everything. I sent it in an email and I’m terrified now. Well, very dissociated but crying and physically panicking.

I don’t know why I’m posting this. I feel numb.

I haven’t gotten a response yet and I probably won’t…

Oh, love, your therapist isn’t ignoring you, promise. It might take a while or even day or two, because they’ve got their own life and problems. But don’t worry about it, okay? I know that their response is very important to you, but it won’t change your worth, no matter what they say or how long it takes. Your issues matter and you can always find people who care, even if it takes a lot of searching.