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Is there a source for the "St. Louis police trained by IDF" image other than "something that some dude posted on Facebook"? It's not that I don't think this is entirely plausible, but I tend to not consider stuff some rando posts on the internet to be a legit source.
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thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

1964 … 2014


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Obama’s plea for peace rings hollow without an equally firm pursuit of racial justice.

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Obama just made a statement about ‪#‎Ferguson‬ in which he said that “there is no excuse for violence against police.”

What about when police are violating people’s civil rights, unjustly murdering Black people, beating up peaceful protesters, committing sexual assault, using “non-lethal” chemical weapons against journalists? Were the people of Egypt wrong to violently rise up against the former dictator’s police force in 2011? What about those opposing Assad’s police in Syria? Or the Israeli police in Palestine?

When the police are themselves committing violence and enforcing an oppressive and unjust order, it becomes obligatory to resist them by any means necessary.


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In case you are wondering, those cops in your posts are armed with M4 Carbines, standard issue for the marines and fires about 700 rounds a minute. And that sniper has an HK417 battle rifle/marksman rifle, which can kill at about 1000 meters. Non-lethal, my ass.
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"Weapons of war do not belong on our streets." -Obama. (Looks at Ferguson) Yeah, about that...
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word. if we want to end gun violence in the U.S., we can start by de-militarizing the police.


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WATCH: State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal ask #Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson why she was tear-gassed by his officers during a peaceful protest.

And after you’ve watched share and demand #JusticeForMikeBrown now: http://www.JusticeForMikeBrown.org/

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“‘It’s like the elephant in the room,’ said Yusra, 45, of East St. Louis. ‘We are being occupied.’

‘They say it’s the death of three men that started a chain reaction of death and destruction in Gaza,’ she continued. ‘Will we as a people rise up like the people of Gaza? Will our community be bombed like last night with tear gas? That was a terrorist attack.’”

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US Uncut
Let’s not forget who the real looters are.

Let’s not forget who the real looters are.

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#Ferguson police trained by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)

#Ferguson police trained by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)


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Today in Ferguson, following the arrest of two journalists police continued their all out assault on the liberties and rights of the town’s citizens. Here’s the latest update on what we know so far.

 … Ferguson police arrest, assault, and teargas journalists to prevent them from recording police behavior there. The no fly zone has banished news helicopters. No live streams remain active in Ferguson. Freedom of the press is dead.

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Incredible photo: Howard University students standing with #Ferguson photo taken today via https://twitter.com/The_Blackness48

Incredible photo: Howard University students standing with #Ferguson photo taken today via https://twitter.com/
The_Blackness48

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That’s because it is a war. A sometimes open, sometimes hidden war between the police, the state, and the ruling elite against poor people, people of color, and working people. The real problem is that it is a one-sided war — a one-sided class war — with their side massacring us.

We need to better organize our side in order to fight back and win; to end this war and all wars and create a society in which the free development of each is the prerequisite for the free development of all — a democratic socialist society premised upon people’s empowerment, equality, and the emancipation of all from all forms of economic, social, and political oppression.

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Black man in #Ferguson to journalist: "Not in Afghanistan, not in Iraq … our problem ain’t with Hamas; it’s right here in the United States of America where you’re shooting us down like dogs and n****s"

See http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/13/overkill-images-from-ferguson-protest-show-cops-treating-city-like-a-war-zone

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Just as Muhammad Ali said fifty years ago, the enemy of Black people in the United States cannot be found in any US-labeled “terrorist organizations” overseas, but rather amongst the police, politicians, and white supremacists, right here at home.


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‘Overkill’: Images from Ferguson protest show cops treating city like a war zone

As demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri enter their fourth night, pictures and online posts from the scene show an escalation in response from St. Louis County police.

Despite police insisting, “Your right to demonstrate is not being obstructed,” they have brought at least 70 SWAT team officers and one tank to stand opposite the protesters in the street. The Huffington Post reported that state Sen. Maria Chapelle Nadal (D), who criticized the police response in an MSNBC interview on Tuesday night, was taken into custody.


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