that’s what the bottom of my fuckin chacos look like you’re seriously gonna pass this liberal bullshit around?



that’s what the bottom of my fuckin chacos look like you’re seriously gonna pass this liberal bullshit around?

is this the new “its media”?

is this the new “its media”?



In light of the uprisings in Ferguson, the phrase “white anarchists” is suddenly all over my dash. A random dude punched you? White anarchist. Someone yelled at you in the street? White anarchist. You heard on the news that a convenience store was looted? White anarchist outside agitators have infiltrated Ferguson!

I wonder, does anyone on tumblr actually know what anarchism means? Beyond “someone who does something you don’t like.” 

I’m going to say this because apparently, it’s not obvious to some of you. Not all white people in Ferguson are anarchists. Not all anarchists are white. The KKK is not an anarchist organization. (Yes, someone actually implied that in a post I saw today.) Also, I kind of doubt that the people running from the police and getting tear gassed are stopping to chat about where they stand vis a vis capitalism and the state so maybe you should just stop throwing the A word around all together.

I understand that some people have anxiety around the subject of property destruction. But why is it so hard to believe that the people rioting and looting in Ferguson are the same people living and dying in Ferguson? Why do they have to be outside agitators? Is it that hard for us to imagine that after witnessing yet another daily reminder of the violent disregard for black life in this country, people decided to fight back?

Property destruction is just one of many acceptable ways to show that we will no longer tolerate a system that makes blackness a crime, that we won’t obey racist laws or kowtow to racist cops who are more concerned with protecting convenience stores than human beings.

—An Angry Black Anarchist

anarchoskeleton420 reblogged this from freemarketsocialist and added:

Burning down somebody’s livelihood is not an acceptable way to show frustration. Destroying the property of people just trying to make a living does not put them on your side.  If you claim to be anarchist because you care about people, then quit fucking hurting them. 

I’m not hurting anyone by smashing the window of a convenience store. What hurts everyone is a system in which people are forced to “make a living” by profiting from other people’s needs. Unfortunately, capitalism puts the vast majority of people in situations where the easiest option is to do this—to exploit the needs of others to try to survive. In that sense, we’re never JUST trying to make a living…

I don’t think it necessarily has to be an issue of taking sides. If the shopkeeper opens his doors and gives the protesters milk and bread for free, then he’s my ally. Otherwise, I will always side with people fighting for their freedom over shopkeepers and homeowners.

But sometimes protests get “out of hand,” which is to say, they actually impact the authorities’ ability to keep the population under control. Then, without fail, police and politicians proceed to the second strategy in their playbook: they declare that they support the protesters and are there to defend their rights, but a few bad apples are spoiling the bunch. In this new narrative, the enemies of the protesters are not the police who are gassing and shooting people, but those who resist the police and their violence.
The Making of “Outside Agitators”
Cops exist so people can’t loot ie have nice things for free so idk why it’s so confusing that people loot when they protest against cops
Hannah Black



Ways I sing along with Johnny Hobo:

1. Scream

2. Mumble along sadly

The only ways to sing along to Johnny Hobo

pig getting pepper sprayed in Oakland the other day.i’d say this is karma, but karma’s letting this fucker off LIGHT.

pig getting pepper sprayed in Oakland the other day.

i’d say this is karma, but karma’s letting this fucker off LIGHT.


daily reminder that the freedom experienced in imperialist nations is at the expense of millions in exploited ones






Update, 4:30 p.m.: The ACLU, responding to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner on Twitter, says that the officer involved in the incident described above has been removed from duty following a public ACLU complaint.



this is great and all but lets observe the fact that the moment a WHITE journalist is threatened, action is taken…while Michael Brown’s murderer still walks freely and the police officers threatening the lives of black people/hitting them with tear gas and rubber bullets are still on the clock 


they blatantly don’t care about our lives this is incredible

I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again: the press and the state have an unspoken pact (or perhaps spoken, who can know). When Ferguson PD arrested those two journalists from HuffPo and WaPo at McD’s and then deliberately tear gassed al-jazeera, that’s when the conversation in the media turned against them so quickly and so ugly, because the press rallied not necessarily around Mike Brown and the People of Ferguson, but around the journalists and media. They rallied when they realized that the State had broken its pact. The consequence was swift: Ferguson PD was replaced by State Troopers, Obama was forced to interrupt his vacation, and so on. But by that point the genie was out of the bottle, and the State made sure their damdnest not to repeat that mistake again.

But they did it again, and this is why that officer was fired swiftly. Not because ACLU saved the day (though they love to remain relevant and this helps) or because anybody in the press as an institution gives a shit about Ferguson or the protestors, but because once again the state crossed a line and if they didn’t fire him, the media would rally around once again.

Sad to say, but the only way I see a way out of this is if a journalist gets seriously injured by the police, especially if they’re from a big white capitalist established media like WaPo or CNN. The shit storm the media would conjure up from being attacked would be so severe, it might just accidentally lead to justice for Mike Brown and the people of Ferguson. Fuck this place so much.

But of course, the goal is not merely the attention of dominant media. Nor is the goal a certain kind of media attention: no matter how peaceful and well-behaved a protest is, the dominant media will always push the police talking points and the white-supremacist agenda. The goal is justice. Here, we have to briefly grapple with the legacy of social justice being won in America: namely that of non-violence and the civil rights movement. And that means correcting a more pervasive and totalizing media and historical narrative about the civil rights movement: that it was non-violent, that it claimed significant wins because it was non-violent, and that it overcame racial injustice altogether.
In Defense of Looting