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poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

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#john crawford 
resiststance:

Middlesbrough fans protest the filming of a new series of “Benefits Street” nearby.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/benefits-street-2-middlesbrough-fans-4158283

resiststance:

Middlesbrough fans protest the filming of a new series of “Benefits Street” nearby.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/benefits-street-2-middlesbrough-fans-4158283

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monodoh:

sideshowknob:

HQ Video: “How do you sleep at night?” One Show’s Matt Baker asks David Cameron

iconic

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#i will always reblog this 

senatrixx:

Mushrooms I saw today on wharncliffe heath

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#it was COVERED IN SHROOMS  #senatrixx  #mushrooms 

mexicofifa:

It’s so infuriating how Michael Brown, a seventeen year old boy who was brutally murdered, gets “he was no angel” in his fucking obituary but joan rivers who literally wished an entire group of people death gets a week of mourning and footage of her working at soup kitchens a billion years ago

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been a while since i did a vinyl selfie because my lighting is terrible… i took a gif by accident

been a while since i did a vinyl selfie because my lighting is terrible… i took a gif by accident

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#millie jackson  #caught up  #vinyl  #me irl 

alanna-mcardle:

Some thoughts on the Nai Harvest artwork-

I used to keep my mouth shut about things I thought people might call petty: I didn’t want to be the killjoy, and I operated within music as though I shouldn’t be there- trying to take up as little space as possible, making sure I never did anything that was ‘not my place’ to. Recently I’ve realised that I actually can speak out about things that make me feel uncomfortable and that my job is not to fit myself into this scene wherever I can find what little space there is, but to try to create as much space for myself and other non cis male people as we deserve to occupy.

I am not happy with the new Nai Harvest single artwork, and I am speaking about it because to me it signifies another contribution to this sort of bro-culture that has been growing in indie rock recently that is particularly alienating to women. I am NOT unhappy with it because of the art itself- I take no issue with the aesthetics, I do not necessarily have a problem with naked women in art in general, and I appreciate that it being made by a woman validates the imagery more so. This, however, is not the part I take issue with.

My problem is with the other side of the contextual coin. It’s all well and good to say that it’s made by a feminist woman, that can justify it on its own. But this particular artwork does not exist in a vacuum. It accompanies a record by a band comprised of 2 men whose music is derivative of a genre which has almost always held two middle fingers up to women; a genre that has acted nearly entirely as a space for boys to be boys since its inception (and please, I love emo music but you really have to be kidding me if you’re going to deny how alienating it is to any non-male person).
This is a band that fosters a macho and aggressive culture of circle pits at shows, which is so discouraging to women and something that I absolutely loathe.

I am pretty tired of keeping quiet about bands who actually make me feel uncomfortable about being in this supposed ‘scene’. This is not about my failure to see the value of the female form as ‘art’ (which, by the way is not a very good excuse to fall back on seeing as the tradition of the female nude in art is substantially borne from ownership, humiliation and objectification).

Ultimately it boils down to: I saw that this band used this artwork and it made me incredibly uncomfortable. I am bored of bro culture, I am bored of being silenced, I am bored of being ‘part of a scene’ that thinks this is okay.

— 1 week ago with 80 notes
#joanna gruesome  #nai harvest 
inconveniencewhitepeople:

some kid slapped together a top-10 anime video in windows movie maker and it just sat around on youtube until arriving at its karmic destiny of upsetting kanye west

inconveniencewhitepeople:

some kid slapped together a top-10 anime video in windows movie maker and it just sat around on youtube until arriving at its karmic destiny of upsetting kanye west

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— 2 weeks ago with 130361 notes
#kanye west  #i think about this a lot