porcelain-horse-horselain:

theshieldtech:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

twentyminutesfortyyears:

ocdplayer:

soultired:

soultired:

goldenheartedrose:

captasode:

rgr-pop:

ask-the-black-widow:

ooc: Go to www.tumblr.com/help

type “suicide” in the search bar, and the first picture will pop up.

Click on “Pass the url of a blog on to us”.

The second picture will pop up.

Fill out the form, and an email is sent directly to tumblr, who will be able to track their IP if necessary, and look at their page to see exactly what’s going on.

This is the best way to help those who have turned off all methods of communication on their blog.

Request to my followers: please don’t do this to me.

Never, ever, under ANY circumstances do this to me. EVER. If you do an I come back from under I will fucking find you and I will not be happy.

Of all the people to report me to WITHOUT MY CONSENT, you’d choose TUMBLR SUPPORT?

This is a really shitty thing to do without someones consent.

I am so glad that my IP address (AFAIK) doesn’t resolve to my address. 

Guys, when you do shit like this, the police sometimes will show up at the person’s house. 

You will then have to convince them you are not suicidal and not a danger to yourself.  Depending on the cops, you might be ignored completely.  The cops sometimes show up in huge numbers, so all your neighbors know something is going up. 

If they don’t believe you are not a threat to yourself, they’ll handcuff you.  They’ll stick you in the back of a squad car and take you to the hospital.  You’ll be kept up to 48 hours.  It will cost thousands of dollars.

DO NOT DO THIS SHIT TO SOMEONE.  ESPECIALLY IF YOU ONLY KNOW THEM OVER THE INTERNET.

People say shit on the Internet.  They say they’re going to kill themselves to get attention, or to get out of some commitment, or just to vent feelings.  Reading it online is not like them telling you in person.

Doing this can severely traumatize someone.  It can put them on the hook for a huge bill.  It can ruin their relationship with neighbors, friends, and family. 

And the worst part is that it can destroy their trust in people.  If someone needs to talk and they get treated like a fucking criminal, they’re going to be a lot less likely to seek help when they need it.

GUYS DO NOT DO THIS.  IT IS SHITTY AND AWFUL AND NOT A WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIEND.

There has been at least one case in the last few weeks of cops killing a POC who they were sent to save from committing suicide. I don’t know what the risk to other disprivileged demographics is (particularly trans* women or disabled people, who are also often harassed by cops), but I would not want to bet someone’s life against it. By doing this, you may directly cause someone’s death.

Finally people are realizing you shouldn’t do this.

reblogging 100% for commentary

By doing this, you may directly cause someone’s death.  
By doing this, you may directly cause someone’s death
By doing this, you may directly cause someone’s death.

I think this might be the article soultired is referring to about police shooting a person of color who was threatening suicide. (trigger warning on that link for violent details)

Yes, a lot of times cops are assholes. Believe me, I have many many issues with how police behave most of the time, particularly towards certain demographics. But saying “by doing this you may directly cause someone’s death” is idiotic, because a good chunk of the time, by doing that you may directly save someone’s life

I’m sorry. But if someone’s threatening suicide and I don’t take them seriously/don’t do anything about it when I have the power to… No. I’m not going to sit back and do nothing based on what might happen in a very small percentage of cases. And if tumblr SJ wants to get on my ass about it, fine, but I’m not going to sit there and do nothing.

did you even read the commentary?
maybe read it again…? idk

This is a really shitty thing to do without someones consent.”

Depending on the cops, you might be ignored completely.  The cops sometimes show up in huge numbers, so all your neighbors know something is going up.”

Doing this can severely traumatize someone.  It can put them on the hook for a huge bill.  It can ruin their relationship with neighbors, friends, and family.”

I have nothing against helping people who ASK for help, but going over someone’s head and not having their consent is really fucked up. This is the internet. The internet. Don’t make assumptions. Someone venting on the internet, possibly their ONLY private anonymous venting area, could end up getting them handcuffed and institutionalized, charged for bills, humiliated in front of family, friends, neighbors, etc. It’s NOT okay.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

On September 7th, 2012, 20-year-old Bronx Resident and father Reynaldo Cuevas was shot and killed by an NYPD officer outside the bodega where he works. According to witnesses, Cuevas had tripped while attempting to escape an armed robbery inside the bodega. Immediately after, a 42nd precinct officer shot his gun, killing Cuevas, who was later dragged by the officer some 20-feet along the sidewalk.The shooting occurred just one block away from where unarmed 19-year-old Jateik Reed was recently beaten by a team of 42nd precinct officers.
— Take Back the Bronx

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

On September 7th, 2012, 20-year-old Bronx Resident and father Reynaldo Cuevas was shot and killed by an NYPD officer outside the bodega where he works. According to witnesses, Cuevas had tripped while attempting to escape an armed robbery inside the bodega. Immediately after, a 42nd precinct officer shot his gun, killing Cuevas, who was later dragged by the officer some 20-feet along the sidewalk.

The shooting occurred just one block away from where unarmed 19-year-old Jateik Reed was recently beaten by a team of 42nd precinct officers.

— Take Back the Bronx

It has already begun.

darkjez:

They’re already spinning it to make sure that the cops’ murder of an UNARMED, HANDCUFFED young man looks like it’s his fault. 

 Man shot, killed by officer in northwest Charlotte

Police shoot black man, which version is true?

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Montreal riot police fire tear gas at student protest

coeus:

MONTREAL— Four people were injured during student protests as Quebec’s battle over university tuition-fee hikes took a nasty turn Wednesday.

Clouds of tear gas wafted over downtown Montreal as riot police used billy clubs to slam their way through protesters who were blocking a public building. Some responded by tossing snowballs at officers.

Though the injuries were all minor, two people — one policeman and one protester — had to be whisked away by ambulance to have their wounds treated in hospital.

The scene in Montreal’s streets illustrated the increasingly bitter battle over fees, pitting the Charest government against those who deem the province’s rock-bottom tuition rates an inviolable right.

It also served to highlight the student pushback that in the past has dissuaded Quebec governments from increasing rates, which have remained frozen in the province for 33 of the last 43 years while authorities either avoided or abandoned plans for hikes.

Students converged Wednesday on several provincial buildings, including the liquor commission and the education minister’s office, and they momentarily attempted to occupy the Loto-Quebec headquarters which is home to the organization representing university rectors.

Helmeted and shielded police charged a line of students near the Loto-Quebec headquarters after they pushed down a row of metal barriers. They also came in swinging on the front steps of the building, knocking away students who were blocking the entrance.

One student said police overreacted, claiming he was “brutalized” for a simple act of civil disobience. Frank Levesque-Nicole was hit by a baton in the base of his skull and was blinded with blasts of pepper spray by the group of officers who surrounded him.

“I was only standing there blocking the door, but obviously the cops didn’t see it that way,” Levesque-Nicole said. “They … hit us very hard.

To protect and serve. Protect. And serve. The words must have a different meaning than what I understand. 

PAS BEAUCOUP BONJOUR LA POLICE

PLUS DE BAISE LA POLICE!

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servile-masses-arise:

The shameful deeds of the British State in Derry on January 30th will always be remembered as Bloody Sunday, but often forgotten are its shameful deeds of January 31st 1919, or ‘Bloody Friday’.

“On Friday 31 January 1919 upwards of 60,000 demonstrators gathered in George Square in support of the 40-hours strike and to hear the Lord Provost’s reply to the workers’ request for a 40-hour week. Whilst the deputation was in the building the police mounted a vicious and unprovoked attack on the demonstrators, felling unarmed men and women with their batons. The demonstrators, with the ex-servicemen to the fore, quickly retaliated with fists, iron railings and broken bottles, and forced the police into a retreat.”
“An estimated 10000 English troops in total were sent to Glasgow in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of George Square. This was in spite of a full battalion of Scottish soldiers being stationed at Maryhill barracks in Glasgow at the time. No Scottish troops were deployed, with the government fearing that fellow Scots, soldiers or otherwise, would go over to the workers side if a revolutionary situation developed in Glasgow.
 
On 10 February 1919 the 40-hours strike was called off by the Joint Strike Committee. Whilst not achieving their stated aim of a 40-hour working week, the striking workers from the engineering and shipbuilding industries did return to work having at least negotiated an agreement that guaranteed them a 47-hour working week; 10 hours less than they were working prior to the strike.”

servile-masses-arise:

The shameful deeds of the British State in Derry on January 30th will always be remembered as Bloody Sunday, but often forgotten are its shameful deeds of January 31st 1919, or ‘Bloody Friday’.

“On Friday 31 January 1919 upwards of 60,000 demonstrators gathered in George Square in support of the 40-hours strike and to hear the Lord Provost’s reply to the workers’ request for a 40-hour week. Whilst the deputation was in the building the police mounted a vicious and unprovoked attack on the demonstrators, felling unarmed men and women with their batons. The demonstrators, with the ex-servicemen to the fore, quickly retaliated with fists, iron railings and broken bottles, and forced the police into a retreat.”

“An estimated 10000 English troops in total were sent to Glasgow in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of George Square. This was in spite of a full battalion of Scottish soldiers being stationed at Maryhill barracks in Glasgow at the time. No Scottish troops were deployed, with the government fearing that fellow Scots, soldiers or otherwise, would go over to the workers side if a revolutionary situation developed in Glasgow.

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On 10 February 1919 the 40-hours strike was called off by the Joint Strike Committee. Whilst not achieving their stated aim of a 40-hour working week, the striking workers from the engineering and shipbuilding industries did return to work having at least negotiated an agreement that guaranteed them a 47-hour working week; 10 hours less than they were working prior to the strike.”

(Source: class-struggle-anarchism, via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

“General Strike!” by Cristy C. Road

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

“General Strike!” by Cristy C. Road

Boot Down The Door: Greek police beat 8-year old girl: “Dad, why did they hit me?”

bootdownthedoor:

Girl hit by Greek policeFollowing troubling signs that democratic freedoms in Greece are rapidly withering away, the beating of little Melina caused a national stir.

Originally published at Enet.gr, loosely translated via Google

“Dad, why did they hit me?” even she, the eight-year old Melina, wondered. ”I do…

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iamseafoamgreen:

The face of fear is most definitely brown | openDemocracy

TW for racism, harassment. Racist policemen doing the harassment.

juthikakijawani:

ontologicalterrorist:

Amber Ansari:

Walking around Covent Garden last Tuesday, I found myself nearly knocked over by a speeding police car with no sirens or lights down a small street. I thought it was strange: such hurry and no warning system.

As I reached Tesco in Covent Garden, I saw six heavily armed police officers surrounding some-one. I walked past and saw a small, middle aged, Indian man. He was holding a white charity bucket in one hand. Two police officers were standing behind him telling him not to move and to spread his legs; they were going to search him. Another two officers were taking all his belongings out of his small beige rucksack and reading every piece of paper and asking him about its contents. At the same time another officer was asking him who he was, what his name was and why he was behaving suspiciously.  Someone else was going through his wallet. The man spoke broken English and he did not seem to quite understand what was going on. He kept saying he was collecting money for charity and you could see from his body language and the way he was looking at them that he was stunned and very scared.

These men were tall, heavily built, all Caucasian, talking loudly, moving him around physically, going through his things and saying he had been reported for suspicious behaviour. Someone, they said, had seen him collecting money for charity outside Covent Garden station and had called the police saying they had seen a terrorist. You could feel the adrenalin rising in these men as they went through his bag and I remembered the terrible outcome with Jean Charles de Menezes six years ago. 

If a Caucasian man or woman had been standing outside Covent Garden station with a charity bucket and a rucksack would someone have rung the police reporting a ‘possible terrorist’? Do people go around calling the police every time they see a Big Issue seller? Or one of those chuggers? They look more threatening half the time than this small framed middle-aged man. But then, Jean Charles had no padded jacket on and did not jump over any tube barriers, as was first alleged. He was not even carrying the dreaded rucksack. But he was the wrong colour. The colour of a terrorist.

They spotted me watching and I felt myself get worked up. I wanted to cause a scene.  To let people know what was going on here. I said ‘Racists’ out loud. They heard me and none of the armed men could look at me in the eye. But an Asian bobby who had turned up couldn’t stop eyeballing me. I stared right back. 

After reading all his personal papers, and telling him they thought he could be a terrorist, they had to admit they had found nothing. They formed a ring around him. They could see me watching, so they blocked my view. The biggest of them was laughing and asking where he should go next? ‘To the next brown man’, I suggested. He ignored me. People walked by but no one could see what was happening because they had ringed him in. It was clear now that he was not carrying a bomb- so now they formed a tighter ring around him- to hide what? The fact that they had been searching a man based on the colour of his skin, perhaps?

After half an hour the armed police officers left. Two plain clothes were left taking his details and the Asian bobby kept eye balling me. I had nothing to hide. I eyeballed him back. Eventually they walked away and the man was left crouching in the street putting his things away. I went up to him and put my hand on his shoulder. Asked him if he was fine. I did not want to scare him. I told him I had seen what had happened. He seemed wary and said yes he was fine. I said I would have been scared, I was scared because of how many men there were. And his eyes started to fill with tears and he said yes he was scared but he was okay. He asked me my name and where I was from. He said he did not understand why he had been stopped. I told him it was because he was carrying a rucksack, he did not understand what that word meant, and because he was brown. He understood that with resignation.

Just as I was asking him if he needed anything the Asian bobby turned up again. They had been sitting in the police car watching me. He looked down at where I was crouched with the man and asked me if I was okay. I said ‘yes thank you fine’. He would not move. He looked at my brown paper bag from the teashop in Neal Street. There was a terracotta tea pot in there and some jasmine tea. I told him I did not have a bomb and would he like to arrest me for being brown too. He said nothing. I said I am having a private conversation please would you go away. He said I heard you called us ‘racists’ and I wanted to explain that we are not and I am Asian as well. Good for you, I said. You stopped this man because of the colour of his skin. He started to say no and get quite pushy. Provocative, I would call it. I was not going to be riled. I told him I was exercising my human right to have a private conversation, he was disturbing this, he had no legal right to stop me from speaking to someone and to go away. He would not go away. He said he wanted to explain to me why they had stopped this man. Perhaps he thought I was from the press. Perhaps he thought this would go further. I turned my back on the bobby and finished my conversation with the man. I wandered dazed and upset into Tesco to get away from the meddling bobby, who would not even let me extend some generosity to the man they had just harassed.

After aimlessly moving through chillier cabinets and food aisles, I went to leave and there he was, resilient, by the entrance, with his white charity bucket. He was not making any noise. Just silently standing there with his bucket collecting for charity.  We spoke some more. He seemed stunned but he thanked me for being kind to him.

This incident is a sharp reminder of what the so-called ‘war on terror’ has done to us. Take this incident and change a few variables. The man had a beard and was wearing Muslim dress. The man was younger, resented being stopped, and resisted the police.  The man had no papers to prove who he was. The man didn’t speak any English. The man had a Koran on him and anti-war literature. The man knew people who wanted to teach him a lesson for annoying his neighbours, and who reported on him. All these and you are one step closer, perhaps, to cases like those of Baber Ahmad and Shaker Aamer, who is still languishing in Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Wrong place, wrong time, and most definitely the wrong colour.

tearing up.

Really worthwhile read.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Los Angeles Rebellion flyer, Movement for a People’s Assembly (MPA), 1992
This is the solidarity flyer we distributed in NYC during the LA uprising. Hope someone’s doing something similar in the UK right now.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Los Angeles Rebellion flyer, Movement for a People’s Assembly (MPA), 1992

This is the solidarity flyer we distributed in NYC during the LA uprising. Hope someone’s doing something similar in the UK right now.

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