My name is Meredith Santoro. I'm a queer, cisgender female (she, her), a woman of color (black, mixed race), mentally ill, and I make and share stuff. I always try to post sources.
  • iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police escalate the violence. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 2

    [part 1]

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  • i saw attack the block tonight :}

  • "don’t fight hate with hate"
    white people that have never had to fight for their humanity  (via majiinboo)

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  • unpretty-princess:




    Please watch the video.

    I’m getting scared as fuck to be alive right now.


    Don’t let it disappear. Not now, not ever.

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  • iwriteaboutfeminism:

    The best photo I’ve seen from Ferguson all day. 

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  • atane:

    ‘Am I Next?’: Ferguson’s Protests Through the Eyes of a Teenager


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  • goodadvicegiver1337:


    The above is Travis Morales. If you don’t know who he is, he’s one of these privileged jokers who goes around talking about “revolution”. He and many other jokers like him traveled to Ferguson and are using this opportunity to incite further mayhem. He went to Ferguson for the “revolution” and “rebellion”. It’s not their communities being targeted so they can leave when it gets too hot. They can ignite a match and walk away. They will promote violence and leave.

    Like I mentioned here, avoid these people Black folks. Avoid them at all costs. They aren’t your friends. They aren’t your allies. These people have their own agendas and fighting anti-Blackness isn’t it. They’re dangerous.

    rcp is piggish af

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  • Tear gas



    Do not wear contact lenses if you are in a situation where you may be tear-gassed.  When I went through basic training, we were warned that there was a possibility the tear gas they were using could melt contact lenses.


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  • why is this still happening why the fuck is this still happening what the fuck is wrong with everything

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  • I made a script for calling elected officials about Ferguson



    Hi, my name is NAME. I live in PLACE, and I am a constituent of ELECTED OFFICIAL. I am calling because the police department of Ferguson, Missouri is using federally funded weapons against unarmed American citizens in a reckless, inappropriate, and unlawful manner. I am calling to request immediate action to protect the people of Ferguson and to fully investigate the Ferguson Police Department’s actions, including the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent abuse of protestors and arrest of journalists and elected officials. I believe that all civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to free speech and lawful assembly, are very important, and I hope that ELECTED OFFICIAL agrees with me. Thank you for your time.

    You can use this handy form (http://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5950/getLocal.jsp) from the League of Women Voters to identify your elected officials. I am going to call my U.S. senators and congressmen and the president’s office. If you can’t call, you can e-mail, but I’ve been told phone calls count more.

    Sometimes when you call they ask some questions about who you are or where you live, but it’s really painless usually. And, call even if you think your rep is an asshole — whoever answers the phone is trained to be polite. If they get enough calls, they usually wind up listening at some point.

    in my experience emailing is not always so great. i’ve gotten replies that basically said “thank you for your email in SUPPORT of *thing i don’t actually support*” buy hey idk ??

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  • cognitivedissonance:

    Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

    We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

    No justice, no peace.

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  • transnormativity:

    This is a fund set up for the people who have been arrested while protesting in Ferguson. Please donate if you can and share widely. This is concrete action we can take to support the people of Ferguson. Also please call your local representative and let them know you do not agree with what’s happening. Here’s a script and a way to find the contact info for your local reps. 

    Please signal boost.

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  • memewhore:




    As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

    Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.

    Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.

    Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.

    Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.

    Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.

    Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.

    Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.


    it begins

    This is getting absurd.


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