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(CNN)   "Racism is so American that when they see me protesting it, they think I'm protesting America" - Anonymous sign seen at protest. Civil Unrest, Day 12   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2020-06-06 8:27:06 PM  
This.
 
2020-06-06 8:27:40 PM  
Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?
 
2020-06-06 8:27:42 PM  
Good one
 
2020-06-06 8:28:10 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:28:31 PM  
That is not incorrect.
 
2020-06-06 8:28:56 PM  
Cheers Subby, not HoTY, but a very good one none the less,

/Now if Hair Furor strokes out this tonight, then it would be HotY.
 
2020-06-06 8:29:08 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


34 people.  Far less than the 28 million that came to throw roses at the inauguration of President Donald JOHN AND NOT HUSSEIN Trump.
 
2020-06-06 8:30:33 PM  
what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane
 
2020-06-06 8:31:20 PM  
I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.
 
2020-06-06 8:32:25 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


A bunch.

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2020-06-06 8:32:50 PM  

edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.


Me too.
 
2020-06-06 8:33:19 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


Someone is a chicken shiat little biatch.
 
2020-06-06 8:33:26 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:33:32 PM  
Joey Bologna. Joey Bologna. Joey Bologna
 
2020-06-06 8:33:53 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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2020-06-06 8:34:31 PM  
I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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2020-06-06 8:34:33 PM  
DC George Floyd Protest Live (June 6, 2020)
Youtube uWWdlV4WrGg

Kittykat lounge dc feed, moshpxt is up as well but signal has been unreliable.
 
2020-06-06 8:34:57 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


It shouldn't say "The White House", it should say "Trump". His advisors talked him out of it.
 
2020-06-06 8:35:03 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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Very nice pics, thank you.
 
2020-06-06 8:36:03 PM  
Ani Di Franco - 'Tis of Thee
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"My country 'tis of thee
To take swings at each other on the talk show TV
Why don't you just go ahead and turn off the sun
'cause we'll never live long enough
To undo everything they've done to you"
 
2020-06-06 8:36:56 PM  

edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.


Which is crazy, since there has been other forms of protests in our history that were also considered un-American.  Like all those "commie-hippies" who protested the Vietnam war.  Granted, that is the current place we're at.  I'm just pointing out no matter what the subject, protesting in America short of wage increases is un-American.  So there you go, protest bad things, un-American; protest not making more money as a union worker, American.

/okay, there are also protesting against normal things like pets, and eating meat, that just illogical.
 
2020-06-06 8:36:58 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


America. Land of the free. Home of the brave...
 
2020-06-06 8:36:58 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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In glad to see a lot of masks in the crowd there.
 
2020-06-06 8:36:59 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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This is what protests look like when right wing thugs and white nationalists aren't trying to turn them into riots.
 
2020-06-06 8:37:41 PM  
Protesting?  No.

Burning shiat down?  GTFO.
 
2020-06-06 8:38:23 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


Thank God Esper and Milley grew a f*cking pair this week.

/Mattis got to them
//Good
 
2020-06-06 8:38:52 PM  

libranoelrose: CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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Very nice pics, thank you.


I'm happy to share. I can't wait to see the pictures from everyone else who went in the next few days.
 
2020-06-06 8:39:51 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:39:53 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


There are dozens of people there! DOZENS!
 
2020-06-06 8:41:14 PM  

AngryDragon: Protesting?  No.

Burning shiat down?  GTFO.


I don't see anything going up in flames except GOP talking points.
 
2020-06-06 8:42:03 PM  
easily a couple hundred thousand. been watching since around noon. even the mayor came out and made a speech.
 
2020-06-06 8:43:06 PM  
The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/​j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government
 
2020-06-06 8:44:51 PM  

lack of warmth: edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.

Which is crazy, since there has been other forms of protests in our history that were also considered un-American.  Like all those "commie-hippies" who protested the Vietnam war.  Granted, that is the current place we're at.  I'm just pointing out no matter what the subject, protesting in America short of wage increases is un-American.  So there you go, protest bad things, un-American; protest not making more money as a union worker, American.

/okay, there are also protesting against normal things like pets, and eating meat, that just illogical.


The irony being is our country is built on protesting.  Protesting, riots, and vandalism was the catalyst to the revolutionary war.  The above mentioned actions caused the british to start attacking coastal towns and that caused the people to take up srks against the monarchy.

Over stamp taxe increase which evolved to taxation without representation.

It is in the DNA of the USA to protest.  It's what founded this country.
 
2020-06-06 8:46:17 PM  

shastacola: The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government


I'm waiting for the Branch Dildonians to condemn this heinous government intrusion into the loves of private citizens

Gonna be here while I think

Woke Twitch has had coverage from all over through the afternoon, awesome to see. Most looked like a big street party, would have been awesome to have been involved

Soon :)

Hope everyone is well, cheers to another non-violent night
 
2020-06-06 8:46:48 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:47:38 PM  
C'mon, everyone knows there's racism in most countries in one form or another, right?
 
2020-06-06 8:47:47 PM  

edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.


Here's the pic I found on Twitter:

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2020-06-06 8:48:54 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


It is the Trump Administration. The whole notion of "President Trump" was insane when he announced. But here we are
 
2020-06-06 8:49:52 PM  
Not threadjacking - replying to the awesome quotations that have been used for the civil disobedience threads. And also as a "Thank you" to ZZ9 plural and others, for all the great links, found in real time.

Some quotations I like. They guide me regularly, but this selection is, IMHO, really useful for white people who are trying to work for social change in the midst of the pandemic and the corruption and the police violence of 2020.

"It was this misinterpretation that caused Nietzsche, who was a philosopher of the will to power, to reject the Christian concept of love. It was this same misinterpretation which induced Christian theologians to reject Nietzschean philosophy of the will to power in the name of the Christian idea of love. Now, we've got to get this thing right. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anaemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice."
-Martin Luther King Jr. (1986). "A Testament of Hope." Harper and Row: New York, 247.

"The personal is political. There is a deep relationality that links the struggles against institutions and struggles to reinvent our personal lives, and recraft ourselves."
-Angela Y. Davis. (2016). "Freedom is a Constant Struggle." Chicago: Haymarket Books, 106.

"Then do you think there is something to facts?"
"Of course. but facts can only lead us to visions. Some of us, at least, were born to see visions."
-George Bowering. (1983). "Burning Water." General Publishing Ltd.: Toronto, 15.

Everything the power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....From childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves."
- Black Elk of the Oglala Lakota, quoted in Lisa Monchalin. (2016). The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada, 33.

Most of the time
you will be the "it"
being let go of.
- Lenore Kandel. (1995). "In Transit" in "Beat Voices: An Anthology of Beat Poetry." New York: Beach Tree, 104.

"There will be no new concepts in any form of media once this administration is complete, all time will be spent pondering, reenacting, interpreting what has happened like Rabbis over a Torah. I'm not even sure if I'm joking anymore."
-"neil jung" the Farker, in this thread:
http://www.fark.com/comments/9861976/​1​12976994#c112976994

You might think love of humanity in general was safe, but it isn't. If you leave out justice you'll find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials 'for the sake of humanity,' and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man."
― C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity (YOINK from internet).

"This is what makes it possible, for example, for graduate students to be able to spend days in the stacks of university libraries poring over Foucault-inspired theoretical tracts about the declining importance of coercion as a factor in modern life without ever reflecting on the fact that, had they insisted on their right to enter the stacks without showing a properly stamped and validated ID, armed men would have been summoned to physically remove them, using whatever force might be required."
-David Graeber (2019). The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. London: Melville House, 58.
 
2020-06-06 8:50:38 PM  
At This Very Moment: in the White House
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I gotta get out there!
NO Donny!  They'll tear you apart!
It don't matter.. they're my people, they NEED me
What a guy...
 
2020-06-06 8:50:58 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:51:25 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.


Hope you don't get sick.  No sarcasm.
 
2020-06-06 8:52:08 PM  

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Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is
 
2020-06-06 8:54:09 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:54:28 PM  
Meh things are quiet in my part of the BX

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2020-06-06 8:54:45 PM  
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Worth it. Fark the GOP. They weren't going to play nice regardless.
 
2020-06-06 8:55:00 PM  

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2020-06-06 8:56:10 PM  

shastacola: The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government


and this too 
https://www.univision.com/local/nueva​-​york-wxtv/protesters-are-being-interro​gated-by-fbi-agents-about-their-politi​cal-views-video?utm_campaign=univision​NY&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitte​r&fbclid=IwAR2M2EbxNNZ6Q0_CANOWA4YYSD4​hCx48ijCvJBgP0iEjgkp-Vj69CDkp9LE
 
2020-06-06 8:56:15 PM  
Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link
 
2020-06-06 8:56:59 PM  

FunkJunkie: shastacola: [Fark user image image 751x769]

Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is


There are some towns and cities that have had protests that I never thought would do such things.  I am pleasantly surprised...so far.  (Let's see what happens.)
 
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