7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
August 18, 2014
Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.
is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?
(also, i feel bad for you.)
Houthi Shia rebels threaten Yemen’s transition to democracy | Peter Salisbury
An offensive by a militant Shia movement in Yemen that has taken its fighters to within 50km of the capital has reignited fears of a new wave of sectarian violence on the Arabian Peninsula.
Moderate Islamists and western diplomats are increasingly concerned that military successes by the Houthis, coupled with the re-emergence of the local al-Qaeda franchise, could ignite the kind of debilitating ethnic fighting that is raging elsewhere in the region – pushing Sunnis towards the violent rhetoric of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, the jihadist group engaged in a campaign of sectarian warfare in Syria and Iraq.
Western and local officials fear a surge in sectarian violence could derail Yemen’s internationally backed political transition to democracy aimed at putting an end to decades of conflict. Thousands of Houthi supporters protested in the capital on Tuesday, the day after their leader publicly called for the government to be dissolved.
FULL ARTICLE (The Financial Times)
Photo: Rod Waddington/flickr
this why they killed him
JFK will forever be one of the best presidents this nation ever had.
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
“She liked this vicarious view of herself; it excited and reassured her. She wasn’t a directionless girl adrift in a monstrous city, wandering from one confusing social situation to the next, having stupid affairs. She was a bohemian, experimenting. The idea made rock music start playing in her head.”
—Mary Gaitskill, “Trying to Be”