52 years ago today, on July 5, 1962, Algeria declared its independence.
Paris, France: Thousands defy a French government ban on Palestine solidarity rallies to stand with Gaza, July 19, 2014.
Via Abbas Falasteen Hamideh
N. Irish youth shouting at British soldier in Northern Ireland, unknown date
Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces’ operation in Northern Ireland from August 1969 to July 2007. Its role was to assert the authority of the British Government in Northern Ireland. The main opposition to the British military’s deployment came from the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). It waged a guerrilla campaign against the British military from 1970 to 1997.
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.
Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.
“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Garner’s wife, Esaw, told the Daily News.
She got no details from police until after she had gone to the hospital to identify his body, she said.
“I saw him with his eyes wide open and I said, ‘Babe, don’t leave me, I need you.’ But he was already gone,” she said.
and people wonder why black people don’t trust or have any love for cops. they murdered this man. this black man. and for what? fucking cigarettes. yea, WE’RE the fucking problem.
this is so heartbreaking fuck the five o
★ ✩ ✮Comandante Che Guevara★ ✩ ✮
“The revolution, in our present context, is above all a mental liberation. To score any victories we must do this as soon as possible.”—
Taken from “Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987” (page 248).
“The positions we take don’t always make people happy. But we face a dilemma. We either remain silent on positions we believe to be correct, consciously lying in order to enjoy the good graces of those who can help us, to please our delicate and powerful partners. Or we tell the truth in the firm conviction that we are helping our own people and others.”—