descentintotyranny:

Al Jazeera Reporter Breaks Down On The Air In Gaza

July 21 2014

Covering the violent scene in Gaza has proven difficult for even the most seasoned reporters.

Al Jazeera’s Gaza correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh walked off camera on Sunday while reporting on the dozens of people killed and thousands of Shijaiyah residents forced to flee their homes as Israeli aircraft continued to target the area. Al-Dahdouh is an award-winning journalist and has covered the conflicts in his hometown for years.

Despite his experience, he could not hide his emotions while reporting on the 87 Palestinians who lost their lives Sunday.

Watch the video to see an emotional Al-Dahdouh unable to finish his coverage.

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warrenellis:

"Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says."

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onlyblackgirl:

The history of film in one scene

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the-goddamazon:

angelica-aswald:

thepeoplesrecord:

Florida city police department embedded with KKK members
July 21, 2014

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer’s home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

Last week, that initiation ceremony, which took place five years ago, stunned residents of the small town of Fruitland Park, who found out an investigative report linked two city officers with the secret hate society that once was violently active in the area. Ann Hunnewell’s ex-husband, George Hunnewell, was fired, and deputy chief David Borst resigned from the 13-member Fruitland Park Police Department. Borst has denied being a member.

James Elkins, a third officer who Ann Hunnewell says recruited her and her husband, resigned in 2010 after his Klan ties became public.

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Are we even surprised? 

Florida continues to be a trash ass state.

More news at 11.

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that-pineridge-girl:

This is my fiancé’s auntie Regina Brave. I was able to meet her this summer. She told us about her experience at Wounded Knee two. How she butchered the cow for their meals and taught the young thunder cats how to shoot and take apart their rifles. She loves talking about it and we were lucky enough to learn. She is such a badass woman! The real woman of Wounded Knee!

that-pineridge-girl:

This is my fiancé’s auntie Regina Brave. I was able to meet her this summer. She told us about her experience at Wounded Knee two. How she butchered the cow for their meals and taught the young thunder cats how to shoot and take apart their rifles. She loves talking about it and we were lucky enough to learn. She is such a badass woman! The real woman of Wounded Knee!

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darkmoonperfume:

he forthcoming biopic of the late singer’s life starring Zoe Saldana has been put on pause due to its own drama. Writer and director Cynthia Mort has been locked out by a legal dispute with the producers. This makes Lisa smile. She said:

"They did not ask me or the Nina Simone estate to participate in the film at all. It is based on a lie because it is based on the life of my mother’s assistant, Clifton Henderson. Clifton was gay so he could not have had an affair with my mother, which is what the film implies. And my mother was raised at a time when she was told her nose was too wide, her skin was too dark…She was rejected by the U.S. She loved classical music and wanted to become the first black classical pianist but her dreams turned to dust because of the colour of her skin. Zoe Saldana portraying her is a bad joke because there are more gifted actresses who are more in keeping with my mother’s appearance.

I know how my mother would feel about Zoe, so they are making a mockery of her experiences to construct their own truth. The goal seems to be to bleed me dry of everything my mother stood for, of everything she sacrificed. She had many experiences in her life that left her feeling sad and angry. They approached the estate for permission to use some of the songs but as administrator I refused. I had the biggest laugh when I heard that Cynthia Mort had been pushed out of the film. You could call it karma. There is most certainly a divine order at work.”

If Nina Simone’s own daughter has objects then you know the film is a piece of trash

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reverseracism:

cyberrghetto:

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Dear White People Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Comedy HD

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"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."

— Things I’ll teach my children (via wanksclub)

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nerdloveandlolz:

“Last year, Renisha McBride was fatally shot by Theodore Wafer, as the 19-year-old unarmed, lost and frightened Black women sought help after a car accident in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights, MI. Wafer’s tral for 2nd degree murder and manslaughter is set to begin on Monday, July 21. Now is the time to demonstrate that Renisha has supporters across the country who are counting on Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy, to deliver justice.”
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nerdloveandlolz:

Last year, Renisha McBride was fatally shot by Theodore Wafer, as the 19-year-old unarmed, lost and frightened Black women sought help after a car accident in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights, MI. Wafer’s tral for 2nd degree murder and manslaughter is set to begin on Monday, July 21. Now is the time to demonstrate that Renisha has supporters across the country who are counting on Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy, to deliver justice.”

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"What is disaster pornography? Africans define it as the Western media’s habit of blacking out Africa’s stock markets, cell phones, heart surgeries, soaring literacy and increasing democratization, while gleefully parading its genocides, armed conflicts, child soldiers, foreign debts, hunger, disease and backwardness."

— Gbemisola Olujobi, Nigerian journalist (Via the December 2007 issue of Ebony magazine)  (via the-cat-inside)

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"All but 3 of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white."

"American wealth" remains a gentle way of saying "white wealth" (via micdotcom)

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"Kid Rock Subpeonaed To Produce Glass Dildo As Evidence In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit"

— an actual real 2014 headline, what a time to be alive (via dinuguan)

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momo33me:

Israel has not ceased bombing or strafing Palestinians with illegal munitions like flechette shells & DIME weapons (which charcoal skin & sever limbs). But when this frantic binge of ethnic cleansing is halted by massive international opposition & revulsion at the savagery, Israel will stand more shamed & isolated than it has in its 66 years of ignominious existence. This is a historic moment signalling a historic reversal in the fate of Israel & Palestinians. Israel, reflecting political desperation & the dry rot of Zionism, went too far. And they did it after Palestinians organized an international economic & cultural boycott of Israel which exposed the truth of Israel & the justice of Palestinians behind the rancid Exodus myth created in film, song, & hasbara.World politicians came late to the revolution but their actions are a sign worth noting: Sweden refused landing to the plane of Shimon Peres, the former paramilitary death squad leader now president of Israel; Chile has stopped trade with Israel; Ecuador recalled its ambassador to Israel; South Africa is attempting to expel the Israeli ambassador; the Brazilian ambassador to the UN & the “king” of Sweden & his wife appeared in public wearing the keffiyeh, the Palestinian scarf. To be frank, these gestures may be telling but they are wimpy & not the scale of solidarity these regimes are capable of mobilizing. What about public denunciations & explanations? What about embargoes on Israel? What about cutting off aid & military deals with Israel? What about telling the damn truth after decades of going along with the lies?It is the tens of thousands of people around the world who almost spontaneously erupted in a massive expression of solidarity with Gaza who are creating this historic shift. Again it must be said, social transformation & Palestinian justice are a collective commitment, not a grandstanding operation. It isn’t some ambassador draping the keffiyeh around his neck that turned the tide, but the tens of thousands of men & women of good will who responded to the call of justice & in a thunderous international chorus demand “Stop the massacre of Gaza!”We have not witnessed a phenomenon like this outpouring of international solidarity since opposition to the war in Vietnam. The media always gave itself too much credit for turning public opinion against the Vietnam War & misrepresented & failed to accurately report antiwar activity for the duration of the war & certainly never gave the Vietnamese their due. But the hundreds of photos flooding out of Gaza of unspeakable barbarisms do play a central role in undoing the Exodus narrative & affirming the historic claims of Palestinians. It is clear this is ethnic cleansing & not self-defense. No one can ever undo the damage of claiming Israelis are huddled terrified in bomb shelters when photojournalism shows them whooping it up over genocide on the hills of Sderot.These women & children in Gaza City are fleeing from what they thought were safe buildings now being bombed by Israel. How do you undo this image? Even when media tries to temper the impact in their captions, they come out looking like jackasses covering for genocide.Palestinian intifada has become international. Long live intifada! Join a rally, join the economic boycott of Israel (barcode beginning 729), support the cultural boycott of Israel.And one last thing: to those who stand on the side in this struggle—shaking the naughty finger at both sides or chiding Palestinians for alleged terrorism—shame on you. Because in ethnic cleansing, there is only one side, the side of justice. And if you aren’t on it actively, you are in silent collusion. And that’s not too harsh a condemnation to make.Mary Scully(Photo by Carolyn Cole/LA Times)

momo33me:

Israel has not ceased bombing or strafing Palestinians with illegal munitions like flechette shells & DIME weapons (which charcoal skin & sever limbs). But when this frantic binge of ethnic cleansing is halted by massive international opposition & revulsion at the savagery, Israel will stand more shamed & isolated than it has in its 66 years of ignominious existence. This is a historic moment signalling a historic reversal in the fate of Israel & Palestinians. Israel, reflecting political desperation & the dry rot of Zionism, went too far. And they did it after Palestinians organized an international economic & cultural boycott of Israel which exposed the truth of Israel & the justice of Palestinians behind the rancid Exodus myth created in film, song, & hasbara.

World politicians came late to the revolution but their actions are a sign worth noting: Sweden refused landing to the plane of Shimon Peres, the former paramilitary death squad leader now president of Israel; Chile has stopped trade with Israel; Ecuador recalled its ambassador to Israel; South Africa is attempting to expel the Israeli ambassador; the Brazilian ambassador to the UN & the “king” of Sweden & his wife appeared in public wearing the keffiyeh, the Palestinian scarf. To be frank, these gestures may be telling but they are wimpy & not the scale of solidarity these regimes are capable of mobilizing. What about public denunciations & explanations? What about embargoes on Israel? What about cutting off aid & military deals with Israel? What about telling the damn truth after decades of going along with the lies?

It is the tens of thousands of people around the world who almost spontaneously erupted in a massive expression of solidarity with Gaza who are creating this historic shift. Again it must be said, social transformation & Palestinian justice are a collective commitment, not a grandstanding operation. It isn’t some ambassador draping the keffiyeh around his neck that turned the tide, but the tens of thousands of men & women of good will who responded to the call of justice & in a thunderous international chorus demand “Stop the massacre of Gaza!”

We have not witnessed a phenomenon like this outpouring of international solidarity since opposition to the war in Vietnam. The media always gave itself too much credit for turning public opinion against the Vietnam War & misrepresented & failed to accurately report antiwar activity for the duration of the war & certainly never gave the Vietnamese their due. But the hundreds of photos flooding out of Gaza of unspeakable barbarisms do play a central role in undoing the Exodus narrative & affirming the historic claims of Palestinians. It is clear this is ethnic cleansing & not self-defense. No one can ever undo the damage of claiming Israelis are huddled terrified in bomb shelters when photojournalism shows them whooping it up over genocide on the hills of Sderot.

These women & children in Gaza City are fleeing from what they thought were safe buildings now being bombed by Israel. How do you undo this image? Even when media tries to temper the impact in their captions, they come out looking like jackasses covering for genocide.

Palestinian intifada has become international. Long live intifada! Join a rally, join the economic boycott of Israel (barcode beginning 729), support the cultural boycott of Israel.

And one last thing: to those who stand on the side in this struggle—shaking the naughty finger at both sides or chiding Palestinians for alleged terrorism—shame on you. Because in ethnic cleansing, there is only one side, the side of justice. And if you aren’t on it actively, you are in silent collusion. And that’s not too harsh a condemnation to make.
Mary Scully
(Photo by Carolyn Cole/LA Times)

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beetsandsweets:

Spike Lee Edits Footage of Eric Garner’s Death at Hands of Staten Island Police w/ Radio Raheem Scene from ‘Do The Right Thing

Last week, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six living in Staten Island, died after a police officer put him in a chokehold. Garner, who had chronic asthma, diabetes and sleep apnea, according to NYMag.com, audibly told police officers that he could not breathe — nine times.

The horrific scene of NYPD brutality was captured on video.

Director Spike Lee edited the two-minute video, together with a terribly similar scene from his 1989 movie “Do the Right Thing.”

The edited video is powerful, because the fictional portrayal of Radio Raheem’s death — again realized, last week, in the death of Eric Garner — was inspired by the real-life death of Michael Stewart in 1983”

blackourstory:

Y’all ain’t fooling us with your modern-day anti-Blackness. Same racist bullshit your granddaddy pulled.

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