Oh, shit, apparently race has now been “injected” into the Ferguson, MO situation

The Democrats have been setting up voter registration drives in Ferguson. The executive director of the state Republican Party gives an interview to the website of the dead-but-still-vile Andrew Breitbart:

“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”

Wills explained that the shooting death of Michael Brown was a tragedy for everyone.

“This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America,” he said. “Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn’t help a continued conversation of justice and peace.”

(h/t: Simon Maloy at Salon)


The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their ‘vital interests’ are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a [person] to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the ‘sanctity’ of human life, or the ‘conscience’ of the civilized world.
James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work (via theeducatedfieldnegro)
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"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution." - Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party (02/17/1942 - 08/22/1989)

"Machoism is Boring," Allston, MA, 2014


Protesters stop the few people trying to loot two stores. Friday night in Ferguson, about 1:15-1:35AM.

This is worth passing on so more people know about it.



Dancer Lew Christensen in a 1937 photo by George Platt Lynes. He is in costume for the George Balanchine ballet Apollo

I reblog any of George Platt Lynes photography that I come across.

Wow. They sound just like my friends.

Wow. They sound just like my friends.


A couple weeks ago here in Jamaica Plain was Porchfest, which featured musicians playing on various porches around the neighborhood. Over on the other side of the Charles River, Somerville has been doing it for a few years now, and now JP is getting in on the action. Got to simply walk around the corner to see Evan Greer entertaining the kids  on the front lawn of a local church. Does that happen in whatever less awesome neighborhood you live in? I doubt it.

Just to compare with those last images of Gaza, here’s some news from the Israeli side of the conflict.


Israel-Gaza conflict: UN accuses Israel of possible war crime after shelling of one of its schools kills 19




But fortunately for me, I’m a survivor. I’m not gonna beat myself up for being a woman, I’m not gonna beat myself up for being trans, I’m not gonna beat myself up for defending myself. ‘Cause I am a survivor.
CeCe McDonald, quoted in “The Transgender Crucible,” by  Sabrina Ruben Erdely in Rolling Stone.




U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.

Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

Fuck this

no money for water in detroit

no money for public schools

no money for student loan debt relief

no money for healthcare 

no money for crumbling infrastructure

no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country

no money 

no money 

no money 

no money

It’s amazing that when a hurricane or something hits the US, Congress is overcome with gridlock and can barely do anything, but when Israel needs a hand with financing the slaughter of Palestinians, suddenly they can just fast-track some emergency cash. Fuck them all.

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In a two-day-late nod to the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, here’s a song I wrote about it back when I was the frontman for a punk rock band in 2007 or so. Well, I wrote the words, at least. Just in case anyone ever wanted to hear my singing voice.

An app called “Yo” — which took 8 hours to develop and literally does nothing but let you send one word, “Yo,” from person to person — has already raised $1 million from investors.
News item in Huffington Post. Ain’t capitalism wonderful?


Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, Rebecca Vilkomerson, sits arrested with JVP colleagues for publicly reading the names of Palestinian victims killed in Gaza at the office of Friends of the IDF (FIDF) in New York City.


The source link is no longer available on Facebook. Wonder why?