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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Heavy Weather (All the Uncool Kids)


Activists raise flag depicting Black victims of police violence atop flagpole of #Oakland Police headquarters: image via Darwin BondGraham @DarwinBondGraha, 15 December 2014 

All the Uncool Kids, the Other, got to be the Indians. The country club folks were gripping, choking on their hot hors d'oeuvres.

nd for all these reasons we have decided to scalp you, and burn your village to the ground."

"Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs!"

Cut me open for your Thanksgiving meal. Christina Ricci as “Wednesday Addams” in Addams Family Values: image via Sprinkles and Booze

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WIN: family tickets to #Disney Junior Live On Tour! in #Oakland: image via KQED @KQED, 15 December 2014

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UPDATE 25 arrested in civil disobedience at #Oakland police headquarters
: image via KTVU @KTVU, 15 Decenber 2014

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Way more cops here than required to direct traffic. What do they think these kids will do? #Oakland #BlackLivesMatter: image via Not Frantz Fanon @violentfanon, 15 December 2014

Die-in held by OUSD students at the fruitvale BART station #freeoakland #oaklandprotest via @slumpyspaceprin: image via Occupy Oakland @OccupyOakland, 15 December 2014

Students from OUSD schools marching into Fruitvale BART! #oaklandprotest
: image via advancethestruggle @advancethestruggle, 15 December 2014

"#HandsUpDontShoot!" Students marching up Fruitvale Ave #oaklandprotest: image via advancethestruggle @advancethestruggle, 15 December 2014
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100s of students arriving--"No justice, no peace! We're takin' over our streets!" #oaklandprotest #freeoakland: image via advancethestruggle @advancethestruggle, 15 December 2014

#Oakland Unified School District walk-out because #BlackLivesMatter Now at Fruitvale Bart station @advancethestruggle: image via Revolution News @NewsRevo, 15 December 2014

#Oakland youth have taken over Fruitvale Plaza! Hundreds of students and educators in the streets #HandsUpWalkout: image via Josh Healey @mrjoshhealey, 15 December 2014

Crowd chanting, "No justice, no peace, no racist police." #oakland #insidebayarea: image via Natalie Neysa Aylund @nataliealund, 15 December 2014

Definite favorite chant of the crowd: "FREE OAKLAND!" These kids have the right idea. #Oakland #BlackLivesMatter: image via Not Frantz Fanon @violentfanon, 15 December 2014

Nearly every driver honking in support or giving high fives to the kids. "FREE OAKLAND!" #Oakland #BlackLivesMatter: image via Not Frantz Fanon @violentfanon, 15 December 2014

Thousands gather at the Alameda County Courthouse during a #MillionsMarch #OAKLAND: image via SF Business Times @SFBusinessTimes, 15 December 2014

Hundreds of people silently holding candles as a helicopter hovers loudly above #oakland #BlackLivesMatter: image via The Doctrinaire @TheDoctrinaire, 15 December 2014

About 200 high school students holding a #blacklivesmatter vigil at Lake Merritt in #Oakland: image via Carter Lavin @CarterLavin, 15 December 2014

After the Vigil. #oakland #blacklivesmatter: image via the hoopoe @the hoopoe, 15 December 2014

Taylor Swift last month showing off her pits: photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic via The Guardian, 15 December 2014

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a scene from The Hunger Games: photo by
Allstar/LIONSGATE/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar via The Guardian, 15 December 2014

Dior A/W 14
: photo by The Guardian, 5 September 2014

Chanel A/W 14: photo by The Guardian, 5 September 2014
Mareeba mosque graffiti

Vandals have spray painted the word “Evil” across a far north Queensland mosque -– an act the local mayor describes as deeply saddening. Worshippers arrived at the mosque in Mareeba, inland from Cairns, on Friday morning to find their place of worship defaced with the yellow paint: image via Islamophobia Watch, 19 September 2014

A Qantas Airways Boeing 737-800 flies through storm clouds above Sydney after the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning
: photo by David Gray/Reuters via The Guardian, 15 December 2014


TC said...

Addams Family Values (1993): Thanksgiving Play

A Tribe Called Red: Burn Your Village to the Ground

Natacha Atlas: Fun Does Not Exist

vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) said...

Somebody should tell them uppity-ass kids to stop acting up and get their butts back on the couch and make like a potato—or else.. . . .”

TC said...