Posts Tagged ‘Ferguson’

A Few Bad Apples

By mike flugennockTuesday - September 30th, 2014Categories: liberty, media

As far back as I can remember — the late ’60s or so — after every outbreak of police violence, government officials and media droids would try to blow it off with some hand-waving bullshit about “a few bad apples”.

I didn’t buy it back then, and I’m not buying it now.

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American Handala

By mike flugennockTuesday - September 2nd, 2014Categories: Middle East, Obamarama, War on Terror, liberty

You’d have to be living in a cave to not see the clear parallels between the Israeli treatment of Palestinians — and Gazans in particular — and the police abuse and brutalization of poor black neighborhoods in the US. Poor black neighborhoods are occupied by militarized police who murder with impunity, collectively punish, threaten, harass and humiliate residents with tactics learned from the Israeli military. Tear gas, concussion grenades and other weapons used by police in towns like Ferguson, Missouri are manufactured by the same corporations which arm the Israeli military. It’s no surprise that during the Ferguson Rebellion, Palestinians in Gaza provided residents of Ferguson with tips on street fighting and proper techniques for the handling of tear-gas grenades.

This cartoon is in honor of dissident Palestinian cartoonist Naji al-Ali — who was assassinated in 1987 — and his iconic Handala character, and is a call for solidarity between victims of US police brutality and Palestinians enduring the same kind of oppression at the hands of Israel.

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DC Says “No More Mike Browns!”

By mike flugennockSunday - August 31st, 2014Categories: DC Local, liberty

“No More Mike Browns!” Wash DC 08.30.14 from Mike Flugennock on Vimeo.

The explosion of public outrage over the current wave of police terrorism shows no signs of letting up. Here’s the third night of actions in Washington, DC in solidarity with Ferguson, MO and victims of police terrorism all over the US. We took H Street Northeast and held it all night long.

Don’t look now, folks, but the Moment is turning into a Movement.

TRT: 05:10

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