The article outlining how Conde Nast, the publisher of The New Yorker, is in bed with Monsanto that Dr. Shiva links to at the end of her article is extremely important.
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.
Since that anon brought up Venezuela, I think this article is a good English language overview of the current left-right split within the PSUV. The National Guard repressed a strike by SIDOR steel workers last week, and the party leadership is purging members of the leftwing faction Socialist Tide.
If the government keeps this up, there’s no way Maduro is going to survive a recall election.
Anonymous said: Isn't it funny, that people like you (and others in the Left) are crying "Police brutality" in the case of Ferguson (which is, BTW) and yet, at the same time they totally justify the abuses and yes, the sheer brutality (oh, the irony) of Venezuelan National Guards and police against demonstrators in the February-May protests? The "good repression" and "bad repression" hypocrites conundrum, or the "I am absolutely unable to criticize what's wrong on my own side" mantra? Which one is it?
Nobody in Ferguson strung piano wire across streets to decapitate motorists. Nobody in Ferguson shot and killed people trying to take down barricades. Nobody in Ferguson burned trash, cut down trees, or generally tried to make urban spaces unlivable in an attempt to bring a right wing government to power.
And, most importantly, the protesters in Ferguson were overwhelmingly poor and black while the protesters in Venezuela were overwhelmingly white and middle class. The Ferguson’s of Venezuela weren’t the parts of the country protesting.
Totally false equivalence.
If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.
But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.
No, the Supreme Court didn’t say that at all. Most states or municipalities have minimum zones of protection. That’s because “disturbing the peace” is a crime. A misdemeanor, but you can be arrested. Also because you cannot interfere with a business by blocking access.
We are having enough trouble without purposely generating more hate and ignorance. Check the facts and knock it the hell off. (I wonder how many notes the truth is going to get?)
The Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts’s buffer zone law. That’s the case I was referencing. Don’t lecture me about facts and then get them wrong. Also, you don’t need to physically block access to the clinic in order to intimidate women.
If Darren Wilson had actually been injured, the Ferguson PD would have released photos of his face along with that convenience store footage. The fact that they didn’t tells us all we need to know