We Are Prostitutes - Crookers
June 5, 1968: Senator Robert F. Kennedy is Shot
On this day in 1968, New York Senator Robert “Bobby” Kennedy was shot by an assassin at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Moments after winning the California and South Dakota primary elections, Sen. Kennedy was shot as he walked through the Ambassador Hotel. The 42-year-old presidential hopeful died hours later at Good Samaritan Hospital in L.A.
His tragic death came only four and a half years after his brother President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas. Explore American Experience’s biography of Robert. F. Kennedy to learn more.
Photos: Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 (Library of Congress). Robert F. Kennedy speaking to a crowd through a megaphone outside the Justice Department, 1963 (Library of Congress).
I wonder what the world would be like if progressives didn’t get murdered.
…[some] may not remember what made Iran-Contra such an extraordinary scandal. The Reagan administration “raised money privately” by selling weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States. Why? Because it wanted to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua. And when I say “illegal war,” I mean that quite literally—Congress told the Reagan administration, in no uncertain terms, that Reagan could not send money to the Contras. Period. The Reagan administration, unrestrained by laws and the Constitution, did so anyway, and much of the president’s national security team ended up under indictment.
Reagan knew everything. However, I bet this Time magazine piece doesn’t get into the juiciest part of Iran-Contra, which is that in the 1980s the CIA put into operation a crack cocaine pipeline to import narcotics from Central and South America and distribute it in US inner cities. This is not a “conspiracy theory”, this is a documented conspiracy, most rigorously researched and reported by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb, whose series in the San Jose Mercury News and subsequent book “Dark Alliance” literally got him killed. To me, that’s the story of Iran-Contra: not that Reagan sold weapons to Iran, but that the US government imported and sold crack to Black America, as part of an arms and drugs trade which funded war in the Third World and which devastated lives and filled prisons in the USA.
Also, why are we in Afghanistan? Who is controlling the poppy trade?
African-Americans are almost FOUR TIMES as likely as white people to be arrested for marijuana possession, even though drug use is the same.
This was on Lawrence last night. It’s nice to see someone - even as unintelligible as him, point this out for MSM audiences.
We Are Prostitutes - Crookers
Hummus - Crookers (feat Hudson Mohawke & Carli).
¡A bailar! :D
There you go, all the anons who tell people to go and kill themselves. It’s pretty easy to find out your identity.
Reblog. Reblog. Spread this.
for everyone having a stupid anon annoying them this could be a life-saver
Tear gas stinging your eyes. Flashbangs overhead. Should you run?
When not to run
- People panicking means twisted ankles, falls, trampling over people. It can be “fucking dangerous”.
- Running in panic can send you, and others around you, into a trap.
- Running empowers the police with a prey/predator mentality.
- If you’ve taken the street, and you want to keep it, then be prepared to defend it.
- If you run, you leave behind your comrades that ARE willing to stand.
When to run
- If it’s a tactical retreat, made consciously and free of panic. Develop a strategy ahead of time to fall back on. Otherwise, you’re letting the police set the terms.
- If you’re past your comfort level. This will obviously be true for most people fleeing police, but remember that your comfort level isn’t necessarily a static thing - if you want to, change it.
- If your energy is gone. Understand your limits, and leave with the peace of mind of knowing you have reached yours for the day, and have accomplished what you can.
“Not running is hard. Really fucking hard. Most of us are totally guilty of it sometimes, even if just for a few seconds before our brains click and goe ‘hey, wait just one effing minute’. But working towards being able to overcome that fear is important.
This won’t be an overnight transition. It will take time and experience, but it will be worth it. I know, because I can imagine the day when we ALL don’t run, but instead hold our ground and face down the state. Together.”
Word the fuck up.This should be reblogged way more then riot porn.
Also if your gonna be in the streets (ESPICALLY IF WEARING BLACK IN THE SUMMER) Bring and drink water. apoint some one in your AG as a water carrier and have them keep a bit extra if you really cant handle the weight. You can get cheap camel packs from wally world for like 15 bucks that are small enough to go under your hoodie. or free with the ever easy 5 finger discount)
The first mass mobilization i medic’d i didn’t have one and it was hell.
Almost every injury i have ever treated at any protest has to do with lack of hydration.
Also i think its important to mention that most police tactics are to scare you and not hurt you. Most departments cant afford the lawsuits if they where to seriously hurt 1,000s of people. Of course use your head and dont put your noggin in front of a metal baton and if they bring out rubber bullets,bean bags shotgun shells, or even pepper balls seek cover immediately.
Also in alot of American cities as long as things arent too outa control (dispersal orders etc…) the side walk is a safe zone where most wont arrest you.
Bring water. “Fear is a choice.” I guess Will Smith was right.
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