02 10 / 2014

cl-oy:

So this is my school… this happened

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02 10 / 2014

"With iOS 8 law enforcement can now control your phone and prevent you from taking photos, videos and recordings of officers when they are near. The apps will be disabled within a certain radius. Capturing any police brutality is now prohibited."

Apple employee who demands to remain anonymous

Sept. 17, 2014

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This better be a fucking joke/rumor.

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Apple holds a patent which mentions that its technology could have applications for law enforcement and government security. For example, the patent description notes that covert ‘police or government operations may require complete ‘blackout’ conditions’.

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This little tidbit sold me on the Galaxy over the iPhone for my next phone since I’m due for an upgrade.

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What?????????!

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If true, this is horrifying.

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Well, I guess I won’t be updating my iphone anytime soon…

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nope nope

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01 10 / 2014

africamustrise:

Before and After Colonisation

The British, referred to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Congolese people as ‘Primitive’ because they respected the land they lived on and understand the harmony that mankind and nature must abide by. In cultivating Palm trees, they only took what was needed for themselves to feed their families, and constructed a simple but efficient system of refining palms into oil and other products for many different purposes.

The British observed  and studied their technique, in their greed they decided to make it into a mass production enterprise, one explorer stated “buried in their jungle, they were too backward to realise the vast inheritance it had to offer, the untapped resources of their vast continent…wealth lay wasting”

It is by this same so called ‘primitive’ invention that they sought out to make profit from Palm (Palm Trees only grow in Tropical climates so the English knew nothing on how to cultivate and process it) they took the  invention of the Congolese and  enforced their system of capitalism in their country to fund their industrial ‘revolution’, producing more than was necessary, raping the land, causing major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and for the vast majority if not all of the profits to be enjoyed in their own countries.

They then spread propaganda wordlwide; ‘the savages lived in darkness’ ‘we found them swinging from trees’ ‘we saved them from  themselves’, ‘we civilised them’ and etc

They made it larger scale, a little tweak there, a little alteration here, and the white man has the audacity to herald himself as an inventor.

Making alterations to a pre-existing system/product whilst keeping the core technique does not make you an inventor. Its called Plagiarism.

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01 10 / 2014

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01 10 / 2014

asipofbrandy said: wait, can you explain why you don't like donald glover?

lordbape:

Don’t reblog this post because I don’t want to talk about this, you can literally copy and paste this verbatim and make it a separate text post if you want but if other people that follow me want to know

He makes rape jokes, he joked that a racist rapist would be better (WoC are raped at exponentially higher rates in real life, like), he said that he isn’t against bullying and gave some “it builds character and makes people work harder” bullshit line about it, he joked about race-play in which an Armenian woman makes him cum by calling him a n*gger, his role on Lena Dunham’s Girls was absolutely deplorable, his support of the meaning of the episode on the Breakfast Club radio show was god awful, he said “everyone is racist (in place for the correct word “prejudiced’)” completely (unsurprisingly) ignoring power dynamics that are the foundation of racism, whined about “twitter activism”, like, do I need to go on? Your fave is problematic? I’m not actively disliking him, I like that music video he’s in where someone else is singing, etc. but those things are harmful and put me specifically in danger as a person lol. He literally mobilizes ideas that put me as a person (and people like me) in danger. I’m not saying he should be burned alive or killed or everyone has to hate him but I do not like anyone, but especially a 30 year old, making rape jokes and thinking that’s okay, but crying about—I don’t know? everything in his life..  He’s like “People were racist to me and that was fucked up, and it added to fucking up my identity growing up, but by the way, let’s trivialize and joke about rape as if that experience isn’t traumatic enough!!!!!!” like…

01 10 / 2014

silversarcasm:

disabled people deserve to have their stories told, disabled people deserve representation, disabled people deserve stories that are not just pity ploys, and yes we deserve fucking superhero stories, fuck your abled norms

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01 10 / 2014

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters asked for Reverend Sekou’s release and they got it.

Then, in a sudden and very strange turn of events, the police just…left. 

Monday, September 29th

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01 10 / 2014

gaywrites:

This weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that prohibits “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used to escape murder charges. 

All over the country, murder charges can sometimes be downgraded to manslaughter when a person claims they acted out of panic after finding out a person was gay or trans. (It’s especially common around the murders of trans women.) It perpetuates the idea that LGBT people are “lying” about who they are if they aren’t out to everyone, it attempts to justify murder, and it says that LGBT lives aren’t as important as others. 

The American Bar Association has urged governments to end panic defenses, but with this legislation, California becomes the first state ever to outlaw them. 

Current state law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the killings happened in a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion.

But under the bill, approved by the Assembly last month, defendants would be barred from using their victims’ sexual orientation or gender identity to support such a defense.

Read that again: California is the first state ever to say that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is no excuse for murdering them. The first state ever. Wow, have we got a ton of work to do. 

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01 10 / 2014

browngirlblues:

Black women need to start a hashtag #icanbeboth where we post pictures of ourselves with degrees, at graduation, sitting in your office, being successful etc. along side pics of us partying, twerking, dancing, having fun as NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS DO.

Because this idea that you are either a hoe or a sophisticated woman is toxic as hell. It’s a racialized version of the virgin-whore dichotomy. I can be both a sexual being and an role model/educator at the same damn time.

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01 10 / 2014

urahonne:

laquedegarance:

Last week an Amsterdam court annulled the mayor’s decision to grant a permit to the annual Sinterklaas parade last year, after a group of anti-racist activists protested against this decision and eventually brought the case to court. These activists protested are engaged in a long struggle against the racist blackface figure - Zwarte Piet — who is a significant part of the Sinterklaas celebration. The court has now ruled that the mayor did not sufficiently into account the right that the black plaintiffs have to respect for their private lives, a right enshrined in article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights. The judges reasoned, based on the position taken by the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, that the figure of Zwarte Piet represents a negative stereotype of black people that could, if the effects are severe enough, have a negative impact on the black plaintiffs self-esteem and therefore their private lives. The same was deemed not to be the case for the white plaintiffs.

In this conversation activists Ramona Sno, Patricia Schor and Egbert Alejandro Martina break down the court’s reasoning and analyze what it says about the way race, racism and the role of the State are understood by the White, Dutch elite. They also speak on the limits of fighting against racism and blackface in particular in a court of law, where the laws themselves negate the realities of white supremacy and racism is framed in terms of a private matter and hurt feelings. Sno, Schor and Martina also discuss what this moment means in the public debate on institutional racism, the dynamics of cooptation and the role this ruling plays in maintaining the larger Dutch narrative of white, Dutch benevolence vis a vis post-colonial communitues.

katblaque, you might find this interesting.

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