thepeoplesrecord

thepeoplesrecord:

Here is a short list of a few of the hundreds of examples of the media intentionally manipulating the public to support Israel’s recent offensive against Palestinians
July 24, 2014

Please reblog or message with additions as you see/think of them and I will edit with the additions. I am sure we can create quite a large list of examples.
rtamerica
rtamerica:

NYPD cops use illegal chokehold on suspected subway farebeater (VIDEO)
New York City police officers are under investigation for using a chokehold, a move banned under NYPD rules, on a man accused of skipping subway fare. The incident occurred three days before Eric Garner died during a similar arrest.
Videos posted online show two New York Police Department officers wrangling with Ronald Johns, 22, on July 14 while using the banned technique. The officers are also seen punching Johns in the face. Pepper spray was also used in the “struggle” to subdue him, officers said according to court papers. 

rtamerica:

NYPD cops use illegal chokehold on suspected subway farebeater (VIDEO)

New York City police officers are under investigation for using a chokehold, a move banned under NYPD rules, on a man accused of skipping subway fare. The incident occurred three days before Eric Garner died during a similar arrest.

Videos posted online show two New York Police Department officers wrangling with Ronald Johns, 22, on July 14 while using the banned technique. The officers are also seen punching Johns in the face. Pepper spray was also used in the “struggle” to subdue him, officers said according to court papers. 

randomactsofchaos

thepeoplesrecord:

standwithpalestine:

Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.

Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), confirmed the bombing, saying that no warning was given by Israel before the missile hit.

"There are certainly multiple dead and injured," he told Al Jazeera.

The strike comes as the United Nations continued to stress the urgent need for an end to the bombardment of Gaza amid rising civilian deaths and a growing humanitarian crisis.

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There is literally no limit to what Israel will do and get away with. 

pax-arabica

pax-arabica:

nannerlies:

pax-arabica:

Hey so, remember that UN school that all the displaced Gazans fled to for shelter?

Israel just bombed it.

Dozens dead so far, nobody is sure just how many.

What are you going to say now? That the bloody UNRWA was firing rockets at Israel?

”We want you flee from one site we’re going to bomb, to another.”

And before the Ziotrolls come out of the woodworks, the UNRWA representative confirmed that they received no pre-warning from Israel about the bombing.

Not like that is much of a defense anyway. I’m sure they’ll find a way to justify this.

Tumblr alone is not revolutionary. What you do with the information is. We need more people to take the information shown on here seriously. You can’t understand the reality of the situation by passingly reading a few posts about it. You have to take a topic and seriously engage in study of it. We talk about many issues on here, but how effectively can we debate them in person?

Have you attempted yet to educate the people in your communities? The people need the truth more than ever, and it would be selfish for us to know so much and to understand so well while at the same time not sharing this information with anyone in our communities and keeping it to ourselves.

We need unity and struggle, but too many people haven’t even reached unity yet. You’re not united with the people if you’re not involved in organization or mobilization of the masses. We can’t call ourselves revolutionaries when we haven’t moved yet towards engaging with our communities. It’s good to learn on here and to radicalize your mind, but to reach a higher stage of consciousness theory must become action.

thepeoplesrecord
thepeoplesrecord:

Rick Perry sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to further militarize borderlandsJuly 23, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they will bolster security efforts to prevent criminals from taking advantage of the current crisis there.
"I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," he said at a press conference. "We are too good a country for that to occur."
The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally has increased rapidly, with more than 57,000 apprehended by border patrol agents since the beginning of October 2013. Most are coming from Central America, and officials say they often turn themselves in to border agents rather than evading them.
Perry and other Republicans have said National Guard troops at the border could help deter children from crossing illegally and aid with efforts to care for them once they’re in the government’s custody. The Monitor and Bloomberg News first reported Perry’s plans on Monday morning.
Texas officials said the effort will cost about $12 million per month. The state plans to bill federal officials for the costs they incur.
"Texans are willing to put boots on the ground, but we expect Washington to foot the bill," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor as a Republican.
President Barack Obama said after meeting with Perry earlier this month that he was open to deploying National Guard troops, but he has not yet done so.
In response, Republicans have urged the states to go it alone. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced a resolution last week to support the constitutional authority of governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California “to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States.” Twenty-six fellow GOP House members signed on to the resolution as original co-sponsors.
Perry and fellow officials focused on criminals crossing the border illegally rather than the unaccompanied minors. He said “the plight of” the children was rightly attracting attention, but said criminals were exploiting the tragedy as border patrol agents are distracted from other duties.
"The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay," Perry said.
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Fuck Rick Perry. Fuck your borders. Fuck your National Guard. All are welcome in the borderland. 
Our border existence must mean resistance!

thepeoplesrecord:

Rick Perry sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to further militarize borderlands
July 23, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they will bolster security efforts to prevent criminals from taking advantage of the current crisis there.

"I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," he said at a press conference. "We are too good a country for that to occur."

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally has increased rapidly, with more than 57,000 apprehended by border patrol agents since the beginning of October 2013. Most are coming from Central America, and officials say they often turn themselves in to border agents rather than evading them.

Perry and other Republicans have said National Guard troops at the border could help deter children from crossing illegally and aid with efforts to care for them once they’re in the government’s custody. The Monitor and Bloomberg News first reported Perry’s plans on Monday morning.

Texas officials said the effort will cost about $12 million per month. The state plans to bill federal officials for the costs they incur.

"Texans are willing to put boots on the ground, but we expect Washington to foot the bill," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor as a Republican.

President Barack Obama said after meeting with Perry earlier this month that he was open to deploying National Guard troops, but he has not yet done so.

In response, Republicans have urged the states to go it alone. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced a resolution last week to support the constitutional authority of governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California “to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States.” Twenty-six fellow GOP House members signed on to the resolution as original co-sponsors.

Perry and fellow officials focused on criminals crossing the border illegally rather than the unaccompanied minors. He said “the plight of” the children was rightly attracting attention, but said criminals were exploiting the tragedy as border patrol agents are distracted from other duties.

"The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay," Perry said.

Source

Fuck Rick Perry. Fuck your borders. Fuck your National Guard. All are welcome in the borderland. 

Our border existence must mean resistance!

reagan-was-a-horrible-president
nerdloveandlolz:

“Last year, Renisha McBride was fatally shot by Theodore Wafer, as the 19-year-old unarmed, lost and frightened Black women sought help after a car accident in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights, MI. Wafer’s tral for 2nd degree murder and manslaughter is set to begin on Monday, July 21. Now is the time to demonstrate that Renisha has supporters across the country who are counting on Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy, to deliver justice.”
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nerdloveandlolz:

Last year, Renisha McBride was fatally shot by Theodore Wafer, as the 19-year-old unarmed, lost and frightened Black women sought help after a car accident in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights, MI. Wafer’s tral for 2nd degree murder and manslaughter is set to begin on Monday, July 21. Now is the time to demonstrate that Renisha has supporters across the country who are counting on Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy, to deliver justice.”

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mehreenkasana

warkadang:

In the first half of 2014, civilian casualties in Afghanistan have risen by 24 percent, according to a mid-year report by UNAMA. From January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014, around 4,853 civilians have been killed, mostly by ground combat and crossfire. The alarming rate of civilian casualties have affected women and children especially. Child victims of war have increased by 34 percent and women fatalities have increased by 24 percent. But this war is protecting the Afghan people, right?

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.

reagan-was-a-horrible-president

What Americans don’t seem to comprehend is that if the government can arbitrarily take away your property, without your having much say about it, you have no true rights. You’re nothing more than a serf or a slave.

In this way, the police state with all of its trappings—from surveillance cameras, militarized police, SWAT team raids, truancy and zero tolerance policies, asset forfeiture laws, privatized prisons and red light cameras to Sting Ray guns, fusion centers, drones, black boxes, hollow-point bullets, detention centers, speed traps and abundance of laws criminalizing otherwise legitimate conduct—is little more than a front for a high-dollar covert operation aimed at laundering as much money as possible through government agencies and into the bank accounts of corporations.

The rationalizations for the American police state are many. There’s the so-called threat of terrorism, the ongoing Drug War, the influx of [undocumented] immigrants, the threat of civil unrest in the face of economic collapse, etc. However, these rationalizations are merely excuses for the growth of a government behemoth, one which works hand in hand with corporations to profit from a society kept under lockdown and in fear at all times.

reagan-was-a-horrible-president

mediamattersforamerica:

"So those calls, you have to respond to, even though for the most part, when you get there you realize, they’re not even American citizens?" 

Today in Fox News heartlessness: Host Brian Kilmeade is very concerned that emergency services have to to respond to undocumented immigrants, saying,  "not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here."

According to the Huffington Post:

Migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border spiked 27% in 2012, reaching nearly 500. And as of May 2013, some 5,595 immigrants had died crossing the border since 1998.

The danger of border crossings was highlighted in a tragic story last month, when authorities in Texas found the decomposing body of an 11-year-old, who wore “Angry Bird” blue jeans and a white rosary around his neck. 

america-wakiewakie
descentintotyranny:

FBI pressured Muslims into committing terrorist acts, then arrested them: report | Raw Story
July 21 2014
The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published Monday.
“Far from protecting Americans, including American Muslims, from the threat of terrorism, the policies documented in this report have diverted law enforcement from pursuing real threats,” said the report by Human Rights Watch.
Aided by Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Watch examined 27 cases from investigation through trial, interviewing 215 people, including those charged or convicted in terrorism cases, their relatives, defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges.
“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report said.
In the cases reviewed, half the convictions resulted from a sting operation, and in 30 percent of those cases the undercover agent played an active role in the plot.
“Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the US,” said Andrea Prasow, the rights group’s deputy Washington director.
“But take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.”
US Attorney General Eric Holder has strongly defended the FBI undercover operations as “essential in fighting terrorism.”
“These operations are conducted with extraordinary care and precision, ensuring that law enforcement officials are accountable for the steps they take -– and that suspects are neither entrapped nor denied legal protections,” Holder said July 8 during a visit to Norway.
The HRW report, however, cites the case of four Muslim converts from Newburgh, New York who were accused of planning to blow up synagogues and attack a US military base.
A judge in that case “said the government ‘came up with the crime, provided the means, and removed all relevant obstacles,’ and had, in the process, made a terrorist out of a man ‘whose buffoonery is positively Shakespearean in scope,’” the report said.
The rights group charged that the FBI often targets vulnerable people, with mental problems or low intelligence.
It pointed to the case of Rezwan Ferdaus, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison at age 27 for wanting to attack the Pentagon and Congress with mini-drones loaded with explosives.
An FBI agent told Ferdaus’ father that his son “obviously” had mental health problems, the report said. But that didn’t stop an undercover agent from conceiving the plot in its entirety, it said.
“The US government should stop treating American Muslims as terrorists-in-waiting,” the report concluded.
Mike German, a former FBI agent now with the Brennan Center, said FBI counterterrorism excesses were a source of concern — “concerns that they both violate privacy and civil liberties, and aren’t effective in addressing real threats.”
But JM Berger, a national security expert, said law enforcement faces a dilemma: it can’t just ignore tips or reports about people talking about wanting to commit a terrorist action or seeking support for one.
“The question is how to sort out which cases merit investigation and which do not,” he said.

descentintotyranny:

FBI pressured Muslims into committing terrorist acts, then arrested them: report | Raw Story

July 21 2014

The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published Monday.

“Far from protecting Americans, including American Muslims, from the threat of terrorism, the policies documented in this report have diverted law enforcement from pursuing real threats,” said the report by Human Rights Watch.

Aided by Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Watch examined 27 cases from investigation through trial, interviewing 215 people, including those charged or convicted in terrorism cases, their relatives, defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges.

“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report said.

In the cases reviewed, half the convictions resulted from a sting operation, and in 30 percent of those cases the undercover agent played an active role in the plot.

“Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the US,” said Andrea Prasow, the rights group’s deputy Washington director.

“But take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.”

US Attorney General Eric Holder has strongly defended the FBI undercover operations as “essential in fighting terrorism.”

“These operations are conducted with extraordinary care and precision, ensuring that law enforcement officials are accountable for the steps they take -– and that suspects are neither entrapped nor denied legal protections,” Holder said July 8 during a visit to Norway.

The HRW report, however, cites the case of four Muslim converts from Newburgh, New York who were accused of planning to blow up synagogues and attack a US military base.

A judge in that case “said the government ‘came up with the crime, provided the means, and removed all relevant obstacles,’ and had, in the process, made a terrorist out of a man ‘whose buffoonery is positively Shakespearean in scope,’” the report said.

The rights group charged that the FBI often targets vulnerable people, with mental problems or low intelligence.

It pointed to the case of Rezwan Ferdaus, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison at age 27 for wanting to attack the Pentagon and Congress with mini-drones loaded with explosives.

An FBI agent told Ferdaus’ father that his son “obviously” had mental health problems, the report said. But that didn’t stop an undercover agent from conceiving the plot in its entirety, it said.

“The US government should stop treating American Muslims as terrorists-in-waiting,” the report concluded.

Mike German, a former FBI agent now with the Brennan Center, said FBI counterterrorism excesses were a source of concern — “concerns that they both violate privacy and civil liberties, and aren’t effective in addressing real threats.”

But JM Berger, a national security expert, said law enforcement faces a dilemma: it can’t just ignore tips or reports about people talking about wanting to commit a terrorist action or seeking support for one.

“The question is how to sort out which cases merit investigation and which do not,” he said.