Freenet or die

If more people would participate. They can use the Internet.

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Cases like Rodney King, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner and Michael Brown have helped fuel demands for police accountability. We are joined by a guest who has advice for the growing number of people filming police abuse with their smartphones and video cameras, particularly with respect to how to properly preserve such video. Yvonne Ng is senior archivist for WITNESS, a group that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights. She co-authored their resource, "Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video."

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Besides Michael Brown, Whom Else Does The New York Times Call “No Angel”?

zuky:

Here’s who comes up in Vanity Fair’s search of people the New York Times has called “no angel”:

  • Al Capone, white mobster
  • James “Whitey” Bulger, white convicted murderer
  • Donald Manuel Paradis, white motorcycle gangster on death row
  • Erwin Rommel, Nazi field marshal
  • Clayton Lockett, white convicted murderer and rapist
  • Larry Flint, white pornographer
  • Eric Harris, white Columbine serial killer

Who else does the Times label “no angel”?

  • Samuel Spencer, Black victim of murder by four white men
  • Magic Johnson, Black basketball player
  • Michael Jackson, Black musician

Yeah. You do the math.

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ragemovement:

Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!

hey everyone, this post has only gotten a thousand or so notes and only a single follower of mine has reblogged this from me specifically.
Detroit has been shutting water off for entire neighborhoods regardless of whether people paid bills or not. Even if they didn’t, should that really mean that they should die of thirst? Should there really be a cost to stay alive?
Please, spread this. Link it on other sites so someone down the line who needs this anywhere can take back water, something that should be the right of every human being.

marchcouldbedarker:

ragemovement:

Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!

hey everyone, this post has only gotten a thousand or so notes and only a single follower of mine has reblogged this from me specifically.

Detroit has been shutting water off for entire neighborhoods regardless of whether people paid bills or not. Even if they didn’t, should that really mean that they should die of thirst? Should there really be a cost to stay alive?

Please, spread this. Link it on other sites so someone down the line who needs this anywhere can take back water, something that should be the right of every human being.

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Free Range Chickens
The free range farming label is one of the biggest marketing scams of our time, goading ethically minded consumers into buying cruelty based products by selling them an ideology which in no way represents reality.
Many consumers are opposed to the idea of factory farming as it is clear to see how cruel and inhumane it is for the animals trapped inside the industry. Upon discovering the truth of factory farming, a large number of people switch to buying free range eggs, as they are under the impression that these birds live happy healthy lives with the freedom to roam in lush green fields, flapping about in the sunshine and pecking in the dirt. Sadly, this vision of a free range hen is often just an illusion.
Free Range Lies
Consumers are led to believe that free range hens spend all day outside with the freedom to enjoy a relatively normal and happy life, but statistics show that the vast majority of free range hens live in overcrowded cramped conditions and never get the opportunity to feel the sun on their backs, or grass under their feet.
The legal requirements for free range hens in the United States only stipulates that hens are given access to the outside, but the amount of space and time spent outside is left up to the farmer to decide. Many farms are designed with tiny doors to the outside, and due to the hens’ territorial nature, these entrances are often guarded by certain individuals, not allowing access to others. A huge majority of hens are so far away from these doors that they do not even know they exist, and the farmers do not even legally have to open them unless they want to.
Many farmers do not allow access to the outside until 5 months of age, by which time they have become so accustomed to living inside that they are afraid to venture into an unknown area. In practice this means that the majority of free range hens never actually go outside and instead live their entire lives in huge, cramped, squalid conditions which lead to feather loss, illness, disease, injury and depression. Hardly the picture printed onto the side of the egg carton, is it?
Free Range and Factory Farming Practices are Almost Identical
As well as considering the lies told about the living conditions of free range hens, it’s important to look at the standard industry practices as well, as these are enough to make ethically minded consumers think twice about what they are supporting when buying eggs, free range or not.
All eggs come from hatcheries where male chicks are considered to be a byproduct of the process and are crushed alive at just one day old. Females have the tip of their beaks burnt off to prevent pecking injuries to each other and are then crammed into huge crates and sent off to their destination farms, with millions dying in transit due to starvation, dehydration and injury.
Despite not being housed in individual cages like factory farmed hens, free range egg layers are kept in extremely cramped conditions with as many as 20,000 hens being raised in a single barn, each having a space the size of an iPad.
There is nothing humane about conditions these hens have to endure during their lives, and it is time we started lifting the lid on the myth of free range farming. It is factory farming with a pretty label on the packaging, certainly not a welfare standard consumers should be feeling happy about.

Free Range Chickens

The free range farming label is one of the biggest marketing scams of our time, goading ethically minded consumers into buying cruelty based products by selling them an ideology which in no way represents reality.

Many consumers are opposed to the idea of factory farming as it is clear to see how cruel and inhumane it is for the animals trapped inside the industry. Upon discovering the truth of factory farming, a large number of people switch to buying free range eggs, as they are under the impression that these birds live happy healthy lives with the freedom to roam in lush green fields, flapping about in the sunshine and pecking in the dirt. Sadly, this vision of a free range hen is often just an illusion.

Free Range Lies

Consumers are led to believe that free range hens spend all day outside with the freedom to enjoy a relatively normal and happy life, but statistics show that the vast majority of free range hens live in overcrowded cramped conditions and never get the opportunity to feel the sun on their backs, or grass under their feet.

The legal requirements for free range hens in the United States only stipulates that hens are given access to the outside, but the amount of space and time spent outside is left up to the farmer to decide. Many farms are designed with tiny doors to the outside, and due to the hens’ territorial nature, these entrances are often guarded by certain individuals, not allowing access to others. A huge majority of hens are so far away from these doors that they do not even know they exist, and the farmers do not even legally have to open them unless they want to.

Many farmers do not allow access to the outside until 5 months of age, by which time they have become so accustomed to living inside that they are afraid to venture into an unknown area. In practice this means that the majority of free range hens never actually go outside and instead live their entire lives in huge, cramped, squalid conditions which lead to feather loss, illness, disease, injury and depression. Hardly the picture printed onto the side of the egg carton, is it?

Free Range and Factory Farming Practices are Almost Identical

As well as considering the lies told about the living conditions of free range hens, it’s important to look at the standard industry practices as well, as these are enough to make ethically minded consumers think twice about what they are supporting when buying eggs, free range or not.

All eggs come from hatcheries where male chicks are considered to be a byproduct of the process and are crushed alive at just one day old. Females have the tip of their beaks burnt off to prevent pecking injuries to each other and are then crammed into huge crates and sent off to their destination farms, with millions dying in transit due to starvation, dehydration and injury.

Despite not being housed in individual cages like factory farmed hens, free range egg layers are kept in extremely cramped conditions with as many as 20,000 hens being raised in a single barn, each having a space the size of an iPad.

There is nothing humane about conditions these hens have to endure during their lives, and it is time we started lifting the lid on the myth of free range farming. It is factory farming with a pretty label on the packaging, certainly not a welfare standard consumers should be feeling happy about.

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"I Believe in the Magic Bastard in the Sky and I Am a Homophobe"

Meet the American Pastor Behind Uganda’s Anti-Gay Crackdown

Lively, a 56-year-old Massachusetts native, specializes in stirring up anti-gay feeling around the globe. In Uganda, which he first visited in 2002, he has cultivated ties to influential politicians and religious leaders at the forefront of the nation’s anti-gay crusade. Just before the first draft of Uganda’s anti-gay bill began circulating in April 2009, Lively traveled to Kampala and gave lengthy presentations to members of Uganda’s parliament and cabinet, which laid out the argument that the nation’s president and lawmakers would later use to justify Uganda’s draconian anti-gay crackdown—namely that Western agitators were trying to unravel Uganda’s social fabric by spreading “the disease” of homosexuality to children. “They’re looking for other people to be able to prey upon,” Lively said, according to video footage. “When they see a child that’s from a broken home it’s like they have a flashing neon sign over their head.”

Lively is not the only US evangelical who has fanned the flames of anti-gay sentiment in Uganda. As they lose ground at home, where public opinion and law are rapidly shifting in favor of gay equality, religious conservatives have increasingly turned their attention to Africa. And Uganda, with its large Christian population, has been particularly fertile ground for their crusade. Journalist (and past Mother Jones contributor) Jeff Sharlet has reported at length on the Family, a politically connected US-based ministry, which promotes hard-line social policies in the East African nation.

Scott Lively Is One Sick Piece of Shit

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Watch These FOUR Eyewitnesses Tell Almost the Exact Same Story About Michael Brown Shooting! (Video)

Michael Brown Murdered

  • All witnesses apart from Dorian Johnson confirmed as having no relationship to Brown.
  • Brown and Johnson walking down street.
  • Police car pulls up, and stops with its driver-side door within inches of the two. Close enough that it couldn’t fully open without hitting them.
  • Officers tells the two “Get the f*** on the sidewalk.” No mention of “freeze” or “halt.”
  • Johnson tells officer they were “not but a minute away from the destination.”
  • Officer tries to open door “aggressively,” hitting both Johnson and Brown with it before the door had come “an inch out.”
  • Officer extends arm from window, and wraps arm around Brown’s neck. (Officer in SUV, high enough to reach)
  • Officer attempts to pull Brown in through SUV window in a headlock-style maneuver, with crook of elbow locked around the back of Brown’s neck.
  • Several witnesses confirm seeing struggle at SUV window, with at least three saying Brown was definitely attempting to pull away.
  • Officer reaching for his gun with free hand.
  • Johnson reports that the officer said “I’ll shoot, I’ll shoot!” while still grappling with Brown.He says the weapon discharged then, with the bullet possibly going up and out of the window. The number of total shots fired has not been released by police.
  • The other witnesses say the first shot came after Brown broke away from the police officer’s grasp and started running away with his back turned. The timing of the first shot is the primary internal inconsistency with Johnson’s testimony and the other three witnesses. The rest is undisputed.
  • The officer got out of the vehicle and started chasing after Brown. When Brown was about 20 feet away, the officer opened fire, reportedly shooting Brown in the arm the first time. As he chased, he continued firing, striking Brown at least once in the back or the arm. Verified by forensics and multiple eye-witness accounts.
  • Brown, realizing he’s hit, stops and turns around with his hands in the air.
  • All witnesses verify that Brown was standing still in a posture of surrender.
  • Johnson reports Brown as telling the officer to “Stop shooting, I’m unarmed.”
  • At least two witnesses verify he had his hands up.
  • Officer continues to advance, firing his weapon as he does, hitting Brown as many as three times in the right arm, and once in the chest. Multiple witness verification.
  • Witnesses report officer still firing even as Brown doubled over from the chest and arm wounds.
  • Officer fires two shots to the head, the last being from the top of the skull and exiting through the face, confirming that Brown’s head was down with the top pointed toward the officer. Consistent with witness testimony that he had crumpled from previous shots.

Medical examiners have determined that Brown could have survived the first five shots with medical treatment. It was the final shot to the top of his skull, the coup de gras delivered as Brown was crumpling to the ground, that killed him.

Summary

By all witness reports, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson (from no less than 20 feet away) shot a fleeing, unarmed teen with his back turned, and then advanced to deliver an unnecessary killing shot to the head while said teen was visibly incapacitated.

Darren Wilson is a murderer.

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Two in the Top of the Head, Means Murder

Michael Brown’s autopsy, among other things shows two bullet wounds entering from the top of his head. All witnesses have indicated Michael had been shot repeatedly and was slumping forward before the murderer, Darren Wilson fired the last two killing shots into Michael’s head from a downward angle.

The wounds to the top of Michael’s head demonstrate an execution style murder. Considering all the witness testimony this was an execution murder and the fantasy that Michael was shot as an aggressor serves only as a lie uttered by those racists who would defame a murder victim so that a psychotic murderer can wander the streets with the rest of our children - black and white.

Darren Wilson belongs on death row.

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