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jessehimself:

breelifts:

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

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KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

Sep 6

(Source: elixirkitten)

wocinsolidarity:

not-homophobic-but:

These tweets from @OfRedAndBlue are very important.

RIGHT!!!?!?? like we’re not playing a theoretical game here, we’re talking about people’s LIVES

redupnyc:

One year after implementation, how are the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTIC) impacting people in the sex trades in NYC? As sex workers concerned with economic justice, human rights, and challenging the prison industrial complex, Red Umbrella Project’s members have been doing observations in the Brooklyn and Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to document what is happening within the system. On October 1, join us at Long Island University in Brooklyn for a free event to learn about our findings and get a copy of our report. 
Much more info to come! On October 1 we’ll also be releasing the report online.
The event takes place October 1, 7-9 pm at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in the Health Sciences Building, Room HS 107. FREE. RSVP/info: https://www.facebook.com/events/544850512281784/

The production of this thing is dominating my life for the next month, along with the outreach and advocacy strategy for what happens after it is out in the world.

redupnyc:

One year after implementation, how are the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts (HTIC) impacting people in the sex trades in NYC? 

As sex workers concerned with economic justice, human rights, and challenging the prison industrial complex, Red Umbrella Project’s members have been doing observations in the Brooklyn and Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to document what is happening within the system. On October 1, join us at Long Island University in Brooklyn for a free event to learn about our findings and get a copy of our report. 

Much more info to come! On October 1 we’ll also be releasing the report online.

The event takes place October 1, 7-9 pm at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in the Health Sciences Building, Room HS 107. FREE. RSVP/info: https://www.facebook.com/events/544850512281784/

The production of this thing is dominating my life for the next month, along with the outreach and advocacy strategy for what happens after it is out in the world.

thebriskconvergence:

Amazing.

Lifted from:

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

http://unclesean.tumblr.com/post/95827464455/maarnayeri-let-us-be-vividly-clear-about-this

maarnayeri:

Let us be vividly clear about this.

What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.

Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.

The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the value of black life and the tragedy of black death.

They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.

This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.

This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.

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kim-jong-chill:

what a difference 50 years can make

or not

Aug 8

Woke myself from a dream to savor this moment

I was running for public office and my mom came to see me debate. The woman introducing me said that I fight for the rights of workers, then someone whispered in her ear that I fight for sex workers. She turned beet red and then said to me, “I have trouble taking your concerns seriously.” My dream mom stood up and said fuck you to her. Thanks, dream mom! My mom would stand up for me like that in real life. But it felt pretty awesome in the dream.

Aug 5

Always get the money first! Newbie sex worker problems.

(Source: sihamdalila)