Conflict in Northern Ireland 

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The authoritarian mindset it takes to sit down and write an article that boils down to “Obey or get hit” is amazing. I bet that cop is sitting at home right now thinking “I really helped some people!”


Power Plant over frozen Lake Superior

“Sometimes they appear as surveillance cameras, security guards, police stopping and searching or shooting us. Other times, when that becomes too controversial, the forces of peace and justice reappear as the good cops who really seem to care about us, the earnest politicians who want to make everything better—whatever it takes to get public opinion back on the side of the ones who shoot the tear gas. Still other times, the forces of peace and justice are community leaders begging us to leave the streets, accusing us of being “outside agitators,” or promising some more effective outlet for our rage if only we will cooperate—anything to thwart, discredit, or defer immediate concrete struggle against injustice. In every case, it’s the same swindle: peace now, justice later.”
— What They Mean when They Say Peace (via ninjabikeslut)

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The mental and rhetorical gymnastics some people will do just to avoid confronting the reality that the police aren’t the good guys is pretty depressing.


 Stephen E. Fabian’s illustration for The Tower of the Elephant by Robert E.Howard

“When police officers are dressed like soldiers, armed like soldiers, and trained like soldiers, it’s not surprising that they are beginning to act like soldiers. And remember: a soldier’s main objective is to kill the enemy.”
Arthur Rizer & Joseph Hartman in The Atlantic. How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police (via protoslacker)

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City of broken dreams | Detroit, MI

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Looking at these photos from the Officer Wilson support rally.

They all look hopeless and constipated. 


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Russian Orthodox Clergy Vestments