Stay Informed on #Ferguson

My Facebook newsfeed is by far the most radical, instant, open source of information that I have, thanks to my friends. Colorlines and Angry Asian Man are often days behind on the news. 

So here’s list of what popped up on my newsfeed today.

(Click HERE if you have no idea what’s going on and need to get caught up on #MikeBrown murder and #Ferguson. Also I would recommend that you get yourself a new batch of socially aware Facebook friends or watch actual news that is not CNN)

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“Photos From The Protests In Ferguson, Missouri, You Won’t Believe Happened In The United States Of America” | The Business Insider
I, of course, have a tiff with the title — as in it’s only unbelievable if you don’t know U.S.’s history of police brutality and racism, but a good visual of the militarization of police & their over-the-top attacks on civilians.

Elegies for Mercy: Michael Brown and Ferguson, Mo. | The Gawker
A beautiful prose piece honoring the death of Mike Brown

I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson? | Tumblr
A list of legal funds and anti-police brutality events you can support. Also a good list of compiled sources for articles/videos. Also you can donate to the Jail Fund for Mike Brown.

For the sake of Mike Brown | St. Louis American
A longer article giving social and economic context of St. Louis and its surburbs, where Mike Brown was murdered. Speaks to the history of police brutality and the racial tensions.

Palestinians teach Ferguson how to deal with tear gas | The Daily Dot
A series of tweets and primary sources connecting the dots between #FreeGaza and #Ferguson

Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest | Washington Post
A reporter recounts his unwarranted arrest in Ferguson for filming the officers. Good example of the media control and lockdown that’s going on.

The QPOC Speakeasy Speaking Out With Love To Mike Brown | Autostraddle
Group of QPOC writes about their sad familiarity of this type of violence and how they relate to the events unfolding in Ferguson, MO

#OpFerguson Anonymous video
A little delayed, but the hacktivist group Anonymous released a 2-min video Sunday night detailing their demands for the local police and legislators

“Anonymous will not be satisfied this time … with simply obtaining justice for this young man and his family. Anonymous demands that the Congressional Representatives and Senators from Missouri introduce legislation entitled ‘Mike Brown’s Law,’ that will set strict national standards for police conduct and misbehavior in the USA.”

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