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Bienvenue à l'an CCXXII de la République

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thinksquad:

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.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-brown-shooting-amnesty-international-sends-team-within-us-for-first-time-as-national-guard-deployed-9675149.html

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Café Le Procope is the oldest restaurant of Paris, founded in 1686. Among its famous clientele over the centuries were Rousseau, VoltaireBalzac, Victor Hugo, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and many more. During the turbulent years of the French Revolution, the café provided the backdrop for meetings between such notables as Robespierre, DantonMarat and the Cordeliers. Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte, then a young officer, once left his hat as collateral when he could not settle his bar tab.

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cubanazo:

This proves they intend to get away with their actions, which are definitely illegal and inhumane. Anonymity + power is a devastating combo…

wait WHAT fucking hell

#this is actually and legitimately illegal #not only does this violate several amendments #but it directly infringes upon madison’s statement in federalist 10 regarding safeguards against factions #not only that buy why isn’t the federal government getting involved #eisenhower versus arkansas national guard anyone? #even under a president who dislike integration he still followed the law #he was fucking conservative and he signed the goddamn civil rights act #where the hell is the fucking government? these events beyond justify intervention (via queerodinson)

hollrodes:

medusabitch:

cubanazo:

This proves they intend to get away with their actions, which are definitely illegal and inhumane. Anonymity + power is a devastating combo…

wait WHAT fucking hell

#this is actually and legitimately illegal #not only does this violate several amendments #but it directly infringes upon madison’s statement in federalist 10 regarding safeguards against factions #not only that buy why isn’t the federal government getting involved #eisenhower versus arkansas national guard anyone? #even under a president who dislike integration he still followed the law #he was fucking conservative and he signed the goddamn civil rights act #where the hell is the fucking government? these events beyond justify intervention (via queerodinson)

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