An independent network of over 100 students occupied the headquarters of the University of London at Senate House, demanding that ”the University of London Union (ULU) remain in student hands – democratically run by students – and has its block grant returned, that all outsourced workers at the university are awarded a pension, that the ULU oppose the privatization of student loans, and that the financial statements of the University’s academic departments and non-academic services be published so that they can be scrutinized so that the University’s decisions can be properly held to account by the community.”
Here are two videos provided by The Guardian. One shows an officer punching a protester in the face during Wednesday’s demonstration. The other shows a cop trying to hit protesters (on the other side of a gate) with his baton.
As coverage for the protest decreases, the police brutality and suppression continues to increase. It’s up to the public to spread this info.
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Remember that Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist by many during his lifetime, as someone who fought against
- white supremacy
- forced relocation of South African Natives from their own homelands
- laws restricting South African Natives to reserves encompassing only 7% of the agricultural land
- a pass system for blacks going into “white areas” of South Africa
- the extreme underfunding of the education of black children compared to that of white children by the South African government
and someone who believed in
- the self-determination of African nations
- the necessity of civil disobedience and armed resistance against the violent oppression of a people when other avenues have failed
Never ignore the reality or deny the legitimacy of how oppressed people are forced to fight for their basic human dignity against colonial governments, historically and presently.
Rest in peace now, Mr. Mandela.
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South African UN troops check out a burnt out tank, abandoned by M23 rebels on November 3 in Kimbumba.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
Remembering the unvarnished truth of Mandela’s words means refusing to let anybody sanitize his legacy. As the United States attempts to piggyback on Mandela’s revolutionary spirit, never forget that it was the CIA who helped jail him for 28 years. His sentiments toward our imperialist government reflect what our government remorselessly tries to keep we citizens from seeing, that indeed ”…the United States now feels that they are the only superpower in the world and they can do what they like" regardless of who we harm in the process.
Here are a few more quotes we are unlikely to see in the mainstream press:
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
“No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.”
"If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers."
Breaking Bad meme: characters [2/??]"uhm, i used to be a beat cop a long time ago. now i’d get called out on domestic disputes all the time, hundreds probably over the years. but there was this one guy, this one piece of shit, that i will never forget. Gordy. he looked like Bo Svenson. remember him? "Walking Tall"? you don’t remember? anyway, big boy. 270, 280. but his wife, or whatever she was, a lady, she was real small, like a bird. wrists like little branches. anyway, my partner and i get called out there every weekend and one of us would pull her aside and say, "c’mon, tonight’s the night. press charges." and this wasn’t one of those "deep down he really loves me" set ups, we get a lot of those, but not this. this girl was scared. she wasn’t gonna cross him no way, no how. nothing we could do but pass her off to the EMTs, put him in the car, drive him downtown, throw him in the drunk tank, he sleeps it off, next morning out he goes back home. one night, my partner is out sick and it’s just me. then the call comes in and it’s the usual crap. broken nose in the shower kind of thing. so i cuff him, put him in the car and away we go. only that night, we’re driving into town, and this sideways asshole is in my backseat humming "Danny Boy." and it just rubbed me the wrong way. so instead of left, i go right, out into nowhere, and i kneel him down and i put my revolver in his mouth and i told him, "this is it. this is how it ends." and he’s crying, going to the bathroom all over himself, swearing to God he’s gonna leave her alone, screaming as much as you can with a gun in your mouth. and i told him to be quiet and i needed to think about what i was gonna do here. and of course he got quiet. goes still and real quiet, like a dog waiting for dinner scraps. and we just stood there for a while, me acting like i’m thinking things over and Prince Charming kneeling in the dirt with shit in his pants. after a few minutes i took the gun out of his mouth and i say so help me if you ever touch her again, and such and such and such and blah and blah and blah blah blah blah blah. of course. just trying to do the right thing. but two weeks later he killed her. of course. caved her in with the base of Waring blender. we got there and there was so much blood you can taste the metal. the moral of the story is i chose a half measure when i should have gone all the way. i’ll never make that mistake again. no more half measures, Walter."
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