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Tear gas used on Pakistan protesters

falch10n:

Right, this is all I can find on the tear gassing of protesters that started a few hours ago. I have reason to believe that the media twists things that go on in Pakistan and it shows in the biased reporting. The large majority of my relatives live in Pakistan so I think I can make some educated statements on the matter.

Consider this:

  1. Peaceful protesters have been wanting the PM to resign for about two weeks now. There has been zero violence by the protestors
  2. Police have tear gassed not protestors, but dozens of innocents as well. 

I’ll add that the capital city of Islamabad has been closed off by skipyard containers filled with sand, making them extremely heavy, and effectively blocking off all outside sources of food, water, clothing, etc.
Also, I have witnessed video evidence of fires, and structural damage to buildings, a result of the shelling, i.e. bombing, that happened as well. Apparently the police did it.

It sounds similar to something that went down very recently, doesn’t it?
The events in Ferguson.

Unlike Ferguson, however, there has been little to no media coverage of this event and even in that case there has been very little of it on social media. I can only speak for tumblr and facebook here.
I have seen news reports on the internet concerning the protests, but there are inconsistencies in the information on those as well.  Only the link above has very little truth of the events unfolding right now.

Why is no one knowledgeable about this, why has no one seemed to say anything then? A few reasons, I think.

  1. The people of Pakistan themselves cannot access the internet as easily as people in say, America or Britain. Even the ones who can don’t get very much attention by other users of social media for whatever reason.
  2. The government lies and prevents information escaping the country. They were able to ban youtube and any proxies or VPN’s starting late 2012 so you get an idea of the control they have.
  3. People in Pakistan are not good at actually doing anything about their problems, generally speaking. The country may have begun changing a while ago if they were.
  4. The elections that took place last year were thought to be rigged and that another country helped to do this. Asking around 5 dozen people who had the right to vote, I know that at least 80% didn’t vote for the party that is in power at the moment.

Even if the elections weren’t rigged, and the political figures leading these protests are wrong, it doesn’t excuse the actions of the government and the police. These protesters were peaceful just this morning. Only now have they been forced to fight back. How? By throwing rocks and using slingshots. 

At it’s core, what’s happening is wrong. It’s unjust. 

What’s more, nobody seems to know. It angers and sickens me that a community that can rise up against the injustice in Ferguson can’t or won’t do anything about this.

So please, spread this. Please. I can’t bear the fact that nothing is even being said about this. The more people who know, the more we can do about it. 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Can you please explain what's going on in Ukraine

swedebeast:

In brief, Ukraine has several ethnicities and one of them are Russians. Combine that with Russia not having a good land connection with their most important naval bases in the Black Sea, the Crimean Peninsula, this has given the President of Russia - Putin - a reason to wage war on Ukraine. He will most surely not be satisfied until the east of Ukraine is Russian, absorbing the Russian minority and the land-bridge.

WHat is happening right now is that Russia is funding and aiding rebels in the Ukraine, comprised mostly of ethnic Russians, who want that region of the Ukraine to become part of Russia. Russian Black-Ops have worked inside of the Ukraine with guns in their hands, and supposed “russian soldiers on leave” volunteered to go into the Ukraine and fight with the rebels.

Now however, and a few weeks back, Russia has not just sent armoured fighting vehicles to aid the rebels, but actually went over the border with their military fighting against Ukrainian forces. And the other day Russian military forces engaged in heavy fighting inside the Ukrainian border, and that constitutes by any definition as an invasion and a declaration of war.

Europe talks about economic sanctions against Russia - and some have been done - but nothing serious because many European nations need those deals with Russia. Europe is not prepared at this time to go to Ukraine’s defense for many reasons.

So, in short, Putin is doing a repeat of Hitler in 1938 when he said that the Czechoslovakian land bordering to Germany should be German because it has a German minority being oppressed and nobody is stopping him. Just like with Hitler.

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

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mrrandomcoding asked:

In your opinion, should we try to stop Russia in Ukraine, or should we draw the line at the borders of Poland?

swedebeast:

If we don’t draw the line in Ukraine, why should we draw the line at Poland? Russia has recognized these borders as they are years ago, Putin is making shit up to further his nationalist imperialist ambitions (to resort to the old words used, but they ring true).

We should draw the line here and now at Ukraine, otherwise we would only condone his actions. Economic sanctions is a slap on the wrist that Putin can live with, because Europe is just as dependent on them as Russia is. No, he is going too far for any democratic leader.

And last time I checked, we don’t take too kindly too non-democratic demagogues.

Oh, wait, that is if Europe and NATO had any real balls.

thinksquad:

Pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, battled government forces on two fronts Thursday, a Ukrainian military official said.

The fighting was taking place southeast of Donetsk, and along the nation’s southern coast in the town of Novoazovsk, about 12 miles (20 km) from the Russian border, according to Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion.

"This is a full-scale invasion," Lysenko said, referring to the fighting in the south.

U.S. officials also said Russian troops were directly involved in the latest fighting, despite Moscow’s denials.
Intelligence now indicates that up to 1,000 Russian troops have moved into southern Ukraine with heavy weapons and are fighting there, a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/28/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html

ehomicide:

hesgotdagays:

So my school is fighting back against this principal
August 14- Principal Rich Thomas, in a senior class meeting about new rules and policies, when explaining the new phone policy, said “I don’t care if your Aunt is laying on her deathbed, you aren’t getting your cell phone back if we take it.”
Made a male student change out of his tank top in front of the school in front of him and at least 50 students into a shirt that followed the new dress code.
August 15-on- Constantly scans hallways, walkie talkie in hand, searching for students to either A. Give tardies to or B. Send to the In-School-Suspension room (ISS).
August 19- Pulled approximately 50+ female students from classrooms to be sent home over wearing gym/running shorts, made the girls who weren’t old enough to drive, and who’s parents couldn’t bring them clothes sit in ISS the rest of the day, even though this was many of their first EVER offenses.
August 20- Sent Mariah Adams home for wearing the outfit included in the picture attached.
Side notes: Was fired from Scott County High School for discrimination of the LGBTQ community members of the school.
Is forcing all students to wear lanyards with IDs to get into school.
Gives ISS after 4 total tardies in one semester, giving us 0.007% success rate in not going to ISS. With a total of 150 tardies within the first three days of school because of new, non-relenting policy.
Has expanded ISS room from capacity of 15 to capacity of 40 students with knowledge of the fact that he would be sending multiple student there for menial reasons every day.
And he also was fired before from another local school. LGBTQ Nation sent him a letter and sued the school: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/assets/2013/02/021413_Scott-County-Prom-Letter.pdf
The local news network has gotten word if the large amounts of chaos in the school and the nauseating dictatorship he’s made of our school.
We’re located in Perryville, MO. Literally and hour and half away from Ferguson.

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ehomicide:

hesgotdagays:

So my school is fighting back against this principal
August 14- Principal Rich Thomas, in a senior class meeting about new rules and policies, when explaining the new phone policy, said “I don’t care if your Aunt is laying on her deathbed, you aren’t getting your cell phone back if we take it.”
Made a male student change out of his tank top in front of the school in front of him and at least 50 students into a shirt that followed the new dress code.
August 15-on- Constantly scans hallways, walkie talkie in hand, searching for students to either A. Give tardies to or B. Send to the In-School-Suspension room (ISS).
August 19- Pulled approximately 50+ female students from classrooms to be sent home over wearing gym/running shorts, made the girls who weren’t old enough to drive, and who’s parents couldn’t bring them clothes sit in ISS the rest of the day, even though this was many of their first EVER offenses.
August 20- Sent Mariah Adams home for wearing the outfit included in the picture attached.
Side notes: Was fired from Scott County High School for discrimination of the LGBTQ community members of the school.
Is forcing all students to wear lanyards with IDs to get into school.
Gives ISS after 4 total tardies in one semester, giving us 0.007% success rate in not going to ISS. With a total of 150 tardies within the first three days of school because of new, non-relenting policy.
Has expanded ISS room from capacity of 15 to capacity of 40 students with knowledge of the fact that he would be sending multiple student there for menial reasons every day.
And he also was fired before from another local school. LGBTQ Nation sent him a letter and sued the school: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/assets/2013/02/021413_Scott-County-Prom-Letter.pdf
The local news network has gotten word if the large amounts of chaos in the school and the nauseating dictatorship he’s made of our school.
We’re located in Perryville, MO. Literally and hour and half away from Ferguson.

Signal boost this, it’s important
ehomicide:

hesgotdagays:

So my school is fighting back against this principal
August 14- Principal Rich Thomas, in a senior class meeting about new rules and policies, when explaining the new phone policy, said “I don’t care if your Aunt is laying on her deathbed, you aren’t getting your cell phone back if we take it.”
Made a male student change out of his tank top in front of the school in front of him and at least 50 students into a shirt that followed the new dress code.
August 15-on- Constantly scans hallways, walkie talkie in hand, searching for students to either A. Give tardies to or B. Send to the In-School-Suspension room (ISS).
August 19- Pulled approximately 50+ female students from classrooms to be sent home over wearing gym/running shorts, made the girls who weren’t old enough to drive, and who’s parents couldn’t bring them clothes sit in ISS the rest of the day, even though this was many of their first EVER offenses.
August 20- Sent Mariah Adams home for wearing the outfit included in the picture attached.
Side notes: Was fired from Scott County High School for discrimination of the LGBTQ community members of the school.
Is forcing all students to wear lanyards with IDs to get into school.
Gives ISS after 4 total tardies in one semester, giving us 0.007% success rate in not going to ISS. With a total of 150 tardies within the first three days of school because of new, non-relenting policy.
Has expanded ISS room from capacity of 15 to capacity of 40 students with knowledge of the fact that he would be sending multiple student there for menial reasons every day.
And he also was fired before from another local school. LGBTQ Nation sent him a letter and sued the school: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/assets/2013/02/021413_Scott-County-Prom-Letter.pdf
The local news network has gotten word if the large amounts of chaos in the school and the nauseating dictatorship he’s made of our school.
We’re located in Perryville, MO. Literally and hour and half away from Ferguson.

Signal boost this, it’s important

ehomicide:

hesgotdagays:

So my school is fighting back against this principal

August 14- Principal Rich Thomas, in a senior class meeting about new rules and policies, when explaining the new phone policy, said “I don’t care if your Aunt is laying on her deathbed, you aren’t getting your cell phone back if we take it.”

Made a male student change out of his tank top in front of the school in front of him and at least 50 students into a shirt that followed the new dress code.

August 15-on- Constantly scans hallways, walkie talkie in hand, searching for students to either A. Give tardies to or B. Send to the In-School-Suspension room (ISS).

August 19- Pulled approximately 50+ female students from classrooms to be sent home over wearing gym/running shorts, made the girls who weren’t old enough to drive, and who’s parents couldn’t bring them clothes sit in ISS the rest of the day, even though this was many of their first EVER offenses.

August 20- Sent Mariah Adams home for wearing the outfit included in the picture attached.

Side notes: Was fired from Scott County High School for discrimination of the LGBTQ community members of the school.

Is forcing all students to wear lanyards with IDs to get into school.

Gives ISS after 4 total tardies in one semester, giving us 0.007% success rate in not going to ISS. With a total of 150 tardies within the first three days of school because of new, non-relenting policy.

Has expanded ISS room from capacity of 15 to capacity of 40 students with knowledge of the fact that he would be sending multiple student there for menial reasons every day.

And he also was fired before from another local school. LGBTQ Nation sent him a letter and sued the school: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/assets/2013/02/021413_Scott-County-Prom-Letter.pdf

The local news network has gotten word if the large amounts of chaos in the school and the nauseating dictatorship he’s made of our school.

We’re located in Perryville, MO. Literally and hour and half away from Ferguson.

Signal boost this, it’s important

goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.
goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.
goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.
goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that

his father was like that to his mother

he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that

and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that

And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

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storming-fallen-angels:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN INDIANA AND SURROUNDING STATES

An Amber Alert was just issued for the abduction of the baby above, Delano Wilson. He was abducted at noon today(8/27) and is assumed to be with a White manm 25-30 years old, 5’6”-5’9”, meduim build, short brown hair with a Hispanic female, 25-30 years old, thin build, Long brown hair. They are assumed to be in a Blue Ford Tarus, older model 2000-2003 4 door.

Please spread the word so he can come home to his family. He was abducted around an  ALLEY OF THE 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET in INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

HE IS IN EXTREME DANGER

If you know any information call 1-888-58AMBER

Full information can be found here

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