Fox News hired a doctor to confirm that President Obama’s son would look nothing like Trayvon Martin. That’s fucking investigative journalism and science at its finest.
“I read a depressing quote from someone who had been active with OWS earlier today, in which she lamented the loss of energy in the movement since the eviction, crackdown etc. on occupiers in New York. I know this is controversial but I’m going to say it. I know there are occupiers who view working with a group such as MoveOn.org as a co-option. But the fact is this: MoveOn along with Greenpeace, Jobs with Justice and a host of labor unions including the AFL-CIO are trying to get 100,000 of us trained in tactics for non-violent direct actions. That sounds pretty fucking good to me. (Note, this is my first cursing in a post.) I know Occupy Philadelphia has said it won’t support the 99 percent declaration gathering in Philly (differences re: tactics).
It is natural that the movement will have more radical elements and some of us who still see value in working within the system to some extent. Or we may even vacillate between the two…
But instead of fighting, why don’t we support all of one another’s efforts?
DO ME A FAVOR PLEASE AND RE-BLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS THING. Now I’ve cursed twice…”
To sign up for free training in non-violent tactics taking place ALL OVER THE U.S.:
To join the National Occupation of Washington DC : nowdc.org
To learn more about the 99 percent declaration and its convention in Philadelphia: http://www.the99declaration.org/” —
Never ever. nuh-uh times infinity.
“We want to let everyone know how innocent our mother, this woman, was,” Alawadi’s husband Kassim al-Himidi told the somber crowd in Arabic as his son Mohammed translated.
Addressing his wife’s killer, he said: “The main question we would like to ask is, ‘What are you getting out of this, and why would you do this?’”
Himidi looked drained as he spoke, as his children ages 7 through 17 quietly looked on. He did not make eye contact or speak with anyone after his remarks at the mosque near El Cajon, nestled in the foothills of a long, deep valley 25 miles from downtown San Diego.
San Diego Imam Sharif Battikhi told mourners said the killing had harmed not just Alawadi but the entire community.
“As an Iraqi and an American citizen here, all of us are in the same boat. We stand to save this boat. We stand not to kill each other, but to get to know each other,” he said. “These criminal hands, they don’t just kill (Alawadi). But they kill our community.”” —
“Mourners Remember Slain Iraqi-American Woman In California,” Reuters, 3/27/12 (via racialicious)
So terribly sad.