"We criticize dictators for quelling dissent and silencing protestors with tactics like curfews, we’ll certainly speak out when it’s happening in our own backyard," he said. "The people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting."

Amnesty International sending team to Ferguson. First time it’s deployed inside the US. (via soulsinsolidarity)

huffingtonpost:

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute. Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Hours before the curfew, and pigs are already firing on the crowd and threatening press. It’s gonna be a long night y’all #disgusting. #stawoke  

(Source: sandandglass)