POLITICAL, SOCIAL ISSUES

micdotcom:

After an autopsy revealed Michael Brown was shot 6 times, Ferguson once again descended into chaos

The ongoing situation in Ferguson, Mo. quickly worsened again this weekend after a few days of relative calm. Tensions escalated significantly on Sunday as police used tear gas violently dispersed hundreds of angry protesters marching towards a police command center — two hours before a midnight curfew was scheduled to go into place. Missouri’s Gov. Jay Nixon said on Monday morning that he would send the National Guard to Ferguson to restore calm.

"It is now beginning to look like a movement"

laarte:

Black lives matter! Yesterday in Chicago. Photo by lawrence agyei.

chicagotribune:

What a difference a day makes.

chicagotribune:

What a difference a day makes.

Photo of the year

Photo of the year

welfarestate:

how many more?

welfarestate:

how many more?

usweekly:

#RIPRobinWilliams

Mourners visited sites from Robin Williams’ movies — laying flowers and memorabilia in his honor. 

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

—~Robin Williams (July 21, 1951-August 11, 2014)

yahoonewsphotos:

Fatal shooting of teenager sparks protests

The FBI opened an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager whose death stirred a night of unrest in a St. Louis suburb.

Many questions loomed over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after an altercation with an officer in Ferguson.

It was unclear whether Brown or a man he was with was involved in the scuffle, and authorities were vague about what led an officer to open fire. (AP)

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doctorswithoutborders:

In more than 20 countries,  Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) focuses on reducing maternal and infant mortality through care during pregnancy, birth, and after delivery. Teams provide prenatal consultations, emergency obstetric care, postnatal care, and access to contraception and family planning services. Go to doctorswithoutborders.org to learn more.

doctorswithoutborders:

In more than 20 countries,  Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) focuses on reducing maternal and infant mortality through care during pregnancy, birth, and after delivery. Teams provide prenatal consultations, emergency obstetric care, postnatal care, and access to contraception and family planning services. Go to doctorswithoutborders.org to learn more.

reuterspictures:

Gaza in ruins

A half-million Gaza residents have been displaced by the violence.

quickhits:

That’s not 31 in one election, that’s 31 cases in separate elections over a span of nearly a decade and a half. That’s 31 out of more than one billion.The idea that in-person voter fraud is influencing the outcomes of elections is a ridiculous and absurd lie.

Voter ID laws are meant to keep legal voters away from the polls. There is no way that voter fraud is anything even approaching an actual, real problem for the integrity of our elections. 

Voting is our most basic right and duty as citizens. The fact that Republicans don’t seem to care that they’re taking that freedom from legal voters — and they are — is proof enough that all their flag-waving and freedom talk and poseur love for the Constitution is bullshit. The enemies of democracy are the enemies of freedom.

And Republicans have proven themselves again and again to be no friends of democracy.