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Deeper than Atlantis
Tuesday
Aug262014

“We appreciate your service in the animal control division of the Ferguson police department”: GoFundMe Defends its Racist Fundraising Drive for Cop who killed Michael Brown 

Stop Supporting White Supremacy. GoFundme was founded in May 2010 by racist suspects, Brad Damphousse and Andrew Ballester. Stop giving them your money. 

 From [HERE] GoFundMe typically takes 5% from the total raised by campaigns using the site, meaning that it stands to collect more than $11,000 from the fundraising effort for Wilson so far. In a statement released on Friday, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe said: “Some donors’ comments have contained content that is in violation of GoFundMe’s terms and have been removed accordingly.”

The website’s acceptable use policy states that it may not be used for activities relating to the sale of “items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime”.

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Tuesday
Aug262014

Columbia Daily Tribune Publishes Racist Cartoon Mocking Ferguson Protesters: "No 60 inch Plasma TV, No Peace" 

From [HERE] Yesterday's Columbia Daily Tribune featured this syndicated cartoon by racist suspect illustrator Gary McCoy, who once depicted Barack Obama destroying fetuses with a baseball bat

Tuesday
Aug262014

Oklahoma sued over secrecy of botched Inhumane execution of Black Man 

From [HERE] A decision by state authorities in Oklahoma to keep the botched execution hidden behind a curtain from press and public observers is being legally challenged, with a leading legal rights group joining media outlets in charging that prison officials acted unconstitutionally.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced the lawsuit Monday in a bid to prevent the state from concealing future executions from reporters and the public.

The suit — in which the Guardian newspaper and the Oklahoma Observer also feature as plaintiffs — comes at a time of increased scrutiny over the administration of lethal injections.

Amid a growing scarcity of ingredients for the lethal drug cocktail, death penalty states are increasingly attempting to hide information pertaining to executions, including the types of drugs used and where they were brought. That secrecy, experts say, can lead to executions going horribly wrong.

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Monday
Aug252014

Thousands mourn Michael Brown: [Singing & Putting Your Hands Up in the Air will Not Stop White Supremacy] 

The Black Fear of Confronting White Supremacy From [HERE] Hundreds of people gathered Monday to pay their final respects to Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white Ferguson, Missouri, race soldier earlier this month. The ceremony was accompanied by calm on the streets of Ferguson — contrasting with the turmoil in the aftermath his death. [MORE]

"The total Black collective in the U.S. has yet to confront consciously the "mind-blowing" logic and thought-distorting shock and fear that set in following the assassinations of practically all courageous Black male leaders: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, Medgar Evers and Fred Hampton. Since all of these deliberate deaths have occurred, there has been aprofound disinclination by surviving Blacks to confront the awesome and murderous reality of white supremacy directly. The struggle for justice and true Black power now is perceived "through a glass darkly" and not face-to-face because there is overwhelming fear. In spite of their super­ficial differences, the various analyses of the Black problem by the afforementioned men, if carried through to their ultimate implications, all lead ultimately to an eventual neutralization of white power control. 

Since the demise of these Black men, who all were aware of the necessity to resist and destroy white supremacy, the remaining rhetoric coming from our Black collective is consistent withsubmission to and/or cooperation withthe racist oppressive dynamic - albeit with an historical and continuing chorus of complaints. This behavior of submission to and cooperation with white supremacy is consistent with the illusion that there can be a complete integration of non-whites into the white supremacy system. In contrast to these modes of thought and action, the Black men cited above are examples of resistance to and destruction of white supremacy as an absolute form of injustice. These latter forms of behavior require high levels of self- and group-respect and can be sustained onlywhen there is the willingness to give one's life for the achievement of justice, as each of these men demonstrated." [MORE]

Monday
Aug252014

"Genocide begins with the silence of the world": Holocaust Survivors Condemn U.S. for Aiding Israel in the Ongoing 'Gaza massacre'  

[Above is video of Israeli airstrike that destroys 13-story residential tower in Gaza City [a war crime

From [HERE] Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors have signed a letter, published as an advertisement in Saturday's New York Times, condemning "the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza" and calling for a complete boycott of Israel.

According to the letter, the condemnation was prompted by an advertisement written by Elie Wiesel and published in major news outlets worldwide, accusing Hamas of "child sacrifice" and comparing the group to the Nazis.

The letter, signed by 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors and sponsored by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, accuses Wiesel of "abuse of history" in order to justify Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip:

"…we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water."

The letter also blames the United States of aiding Israel in its Gaza operation, and the West in general of protecting Israel from condemnation.

"Genocide begins with the silence of the world," the letter reads.

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Sunday
Aug242014

#Stop Supporting White Supremacy: Although Most Twitter Users are Black, Only 2% of its Employees are Black

No Qualified Blacks? From [HERE] A 2009 study by the Pew Research Center revealed that proportionally more black people use Twitter than whites. Over the years, black Twitter has emerged as an incisive and influential community promoting social justice both on- and offline. But Twitter’s latest diversity data show that black Twitter is still a job fair waiting to be properly mined.

Twitter’s release of its ethnic and gender diversity data last month confirmed what we already knew about Silicon Valley–based tech companies: Its employment record for women and people of color is abysmal at worst and its stated plans hopeful at best. As with Google and Facebook, fewer than 3 percent of Twitter’s employees are people of color or women. Silicon Valley’s numbers overall are even lower.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, a racist suspectcommented last year that diversity is not as simple as “checking a box.” He implied that Twitter should not follow an affirmative action model in its recruitment but rather hire a qualified person who fits the company’s needs. Fair enough. But his comments seemed to deny the existence of the host of women and people of color in the tech industry who are unemployed or underemployed. In addition to those who can be educated and trained, there are simply too many individuals qualified for the jobs at hand.

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Saturday
Aug232014

Alabama community alleges race bias over toxic landfill site

From [HERE] Five-and-a-half years have passed since an earthen dam holding toxic coal ash from a coal plant failed in Harriman, Tenn., spilling more than a billion gallons of the ash into rivers and forests, and destroying several homes. The TVA Kingston Fossil Plant disaster was widely considered one of the worst in U.S. history, or at least one of the biggest by volume. And it’s still causing headaches, hundreds of miles away.

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency investigators traveled to Uniontown, Ala., to interview residents and activists who say a local landfill that accepted much of the Tennessee coal ash is polluting air and water sources nearby, causing people who live in the area to become sick. The residents of the poor, predominantly black area say they are being unfairly burdened with the literal remnants of a disaster they had nothing to do with.

"The landfill is a hill, a mountain, and it’s scary," said Esther Calhoun, a 51-year-old resident that has lived in Uniontown for most of her life. "Who wants to live in a place that might be bad for your health? But most of us are on a fixed income. We’re stuck here."

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Friday
Aug222014

Slavery by Another Name = "Looking for a Job" 

With the Same People Having the Jobs and the Same People Determining our Wages. The following graphs appeared in the New York Times on Wednesday. Across a broad range of economic and demographic indicators, the data paint a largely depressing picture. Five decades past the era of legal segregation, a chasm remains between black and white Americans – and in some important respects it’s as wide as ever. 

The unemployment gap is virtually unchanged over the last 40 years. The income and wealth gaps have actually widened. So has the gap in educational attainment. Through economic booms and busts, the unemployment rate has been persistently higher for African-Americans than for whites across the decades.

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Wednesday
Aug202014

[White Supremacy is Big Business] Ferguson protests send Taser stock up 30%

From [HERE] As the protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of Michael Brown, shares of Taser International (TASR) have soared 28%. The company is most well-known for its taser guns that shock people, but it also makes wearable video cameras used by law enforcement.

Investors are betting that allegations of heavy-handed police tactics during the Ferguson conflict will spur sales of the video cameras.

The thinking is simple: If the film is rolling, a record will be made of any officer who engages in police brutality. At the same time, the videos could provide another layer of credibility for police by showing what they are seeing when they are out on patrol.

Interest in equipping police with body cameras has swelled nationwide. Pilot programs using Taser's products are underway in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, and London. New York may soon follow suit as a result of scrutiny of its controversial "stop and frisk" policing.

Even smaller police departments like Rialto, California, a city of 100,000 with a police force of 115, have been experimenting with Taser's cameras for some time. Taser is one of only main two companies currently making the cameras. The other, Vievu LLC, is private. [MORE]

Wednesday
Aug202014

The same makers [white people] of tear gas canisters being fired at Palestinians [non-whites] by Israeli [honorary whites] forces have also supplied Missouri authorities

From [HERE]  Tactics and ammunition used by area police and Missouri National Guard forces against Ferguson protesters - as well as bystanders and journalists - have come under deep scrutiny, as RT has previously reported. The heavy-handed response to civil unrest highlights the overall trend amid the “wars” on terror and drugs in previous decades to arm local police departments with the fruits of the military-industrial complex.

In Ferguson, those on ground have been subject to the use of tear gas, armored vehicles, rubber bullets packaged in cluster grenades, flash bangs, smoke bombs, sound cannons known as Long Range Acoustic Devices, bean bag guns, pepper spray, wooden batons, the presence of German shepherds, the issuance of a no-fly zone over the area and darkness aided by night vision goggles, not to mention other violent threats made with firearms.

Citizens, activists, and journalists have chronicled much of the weaponry - including Cold War-era riot grenades - used by state forces in Ferguson.

Manufacturers of these munitions have come under fire, as well. Activist Mariam Barghouti pointed out that the same makers of tear gas canisters being fired at Palestinians by Israeli forces have also supplied Missouri authorities.

YES! Magazine reported that the company is Combined Tactical Systems based in Pennsylvania. With American funding, the company has also supplied tear gas canisters to regimes in Bahrain and Egypt for use against protesters, according to Mondoweiss.

The St. Louis County Police Department is using Combined Systems munitions, according to Truthout,while the Ferguson police and Missouri State Highway Patrol have used products made by Defense Technology, a division of The Safariland Group. The two contractors are responsible for the bulk of 'less-than-lethal' ammunition used in Ferguson, according to the report.

As it so happens, Combined Systems, Inc. and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is navigating state forces against angry and concerned citizens in Ferguson, are both scheduled to take part in the 73rd annual Military Police Expo to be held next month in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, hosted by the Military Police Regimental Association. Fort Leonard Wood is a major US military base and headquarters for the United States Army Military Police School. [MORE]

Wednesday
Aug202014

Missouri Lt Gov: 'Justice is one of the great advances of Anglo-American civilization' - [Justice Rises No Higher than the Stupidity or Treachery of those who have been [s]elected to administer it']  

From [HERE] Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job.

Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain teen Michael Brown, Kindler told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow that Nixon had been wrong to end the curfew in Ferguson.

“I don’t understand an argument for not reinstating it,” he insisted. “I don’t understand that. I’m not trying to be overtly political. I am saying, the people of Ferguson, the people of the state of Missouri are crying out for leadership.”

Before Farrow ended the interview, he asked the lieutenant governor if he agreed with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles that “the perspective of all residents” was that there was no “racial divide” in the city.

Kinder said there was “no question” that race was playing a role in what was happening in Ferguson.

“We do not do justice in America in the streets though,” he argued. “We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition, they’re designed to protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved.”

“That includes the Brown family, for justice for them and for the community. It also includes the officer who has not yet been charged,” he added. “Our constitutional and our Bill of Rights protections have to be followed here, and we do not do justice in the streets.”

“That’s one of the great advances of Anglo-American civilization, is that that we do not have politicized trials. We let the justice system work it out.”

Wednesday
Aug202014

$10 Million Settlement/15 Yrs in Prison: White NYC Prosecutor Hid Favorable Evidence, Coerced Witnesses & Suborned Perjury to Convict Black Man

From [HERE] New York City has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by Jabbar Collins, a Black man who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

The settlement announced today concludes a decades-long struggle for Collins, now 42.

 He was just 22 when he was sent to Green Haven Correctional Facility in upstate New York for the 1994 murder of Brooklyn landlord Abraham Pollack. In the years that followed, Collins turned his cell into a full-fledged jailhouse lawyer's office. He filed Freedom of Information Requests, re-interviewed witnesses, and taught himself to write and submit legal motions. Eventually, he gained the attention of a Manhattan defense attorney named Joel Rudin, who helped Collins win his freedom by persuading Federal Judge Dora Irizarry to vacate his conviction in 2010.

As ProPublica has reported, the effort by Rudin and Collins, in many ways, helped trigger the downfall of former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes, a racist suspect, whose top aide Michael Vecchione prosecuted Collins. In their lawsuit, Collins and Rudin accused Vecchione of violating several bedrock legal principles in order to win the conviction, saying he coerced witnesses, withheld exculpatory evidence, and suborned perjury. To bolster their claim, Collins and Rudin pointed to other instances of similar abuses by Brooklyn prosecutors, suggesting that what Vecchione did was part of a larger, systemic pattern of misconduct that Hynes either overlooked or encouraged during his 23 years in office.

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Wednesday
Aug202014

White man charged with hate crime for running over Sikh [non-white] man with Truck and Dragging him Down the Street

From [HERE] A 55-year-old New York psychopathic white man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. [a hate crime? How about Assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder? white supermacy/racism] 

Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime and leaving the scene without reporting. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say Caleca and 29-year-old Sandeep Singh exchanged words in Richmond Hill, Queens, on July 30 because Singh’s car door was open. They say Caleca got back into his truck and drove head-on into Singh, dragging him several feet before fleeing. Singh was treated for abdominal and back injuries.

Tuesday
Aug192014

Leadership as Performance: Sharpton Inspires in Ferguson but Offers No Concrete Plan (except for funeral) 

[MORE] Rhyme and rhetoric have yet to neutralize white supremacy.

Monday
Aug182014

Is it Time to Question Obama's [democrats] Vicarious Leadership? He Does Little to Challenge White Domination - the Only Problem Facing Black People  

On Tuesday in the wake of Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white police officer, President Obama advised: "We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." Clearly, he was not talking about the system of white supremacy. It probably is a good time to question Obama, the Democratic Party and other Black & Brown leaders & so-called Black & Brown organizations who do little to challenge the system of white domination, the root cause of the social, economic and political issues plaguing non-white people, yet claim to zealously represent us.  

NBC states: Criticisms of President Barack Obama’s approach to race relations are unlikely to fade in the wake of his comments about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Some black activists say Obama’s response to this and similar situations show that he is too reluctant to address directly issues of race. Nafees Syed of CNN urged Obama to push a racial profiling [targeting] bill - stating, "President Obama is our best chance for the "more perfect union" he called for as a presidential hopeful in 2008." [MORE] Of course, the best way to "perfect the union" is to dismantle white supremacy. 

Hopes of the moral suasion of white folks who have no morality where race is the variable [MORE] ignores the painful reality of white supremacy domination. Civil rights legislation like any other laws will be primarily enforced, executed and remedied by white police, white prosecutors, white legislators and white judges - in other words by racist suspects filtered into the system. This kind of proposal is about as constructive as rapping or making a police brutality app to address the problems caused by white domination. 

These illusions also ignore the greater context of the white supremacy system. Dr. Cress Welsing breaks down Reality here: Black people throughout the world, live under the power of the white supremacy system of total oppression and domination, implying the absence of any true power to determine ultimately what happens to their individual and collective lives. This is the major and only problem facing Black and all other non-white peoples throughout the world. This is precisely why they are called and classified as Black and non-white, to setthem specifically in oppositional contrast to, and in conflict with, the genetic reality of white. [MORE]

Racism/White Supremacy is the cause of issues such as police brutality. In other words, police brutality is a symptom of white supremacy. Like many other issues crippling non-white persons - it must be understood in its proper context. To deal with police brutality non-white people must face reality and get over their fear of confronting white supremacy once and for all. Black people especially must transform their emotional response to white supremacy into a pragmatic, analytical and tactical response to end this power relationship that is destroying us.