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I am so confused, what's happening, I live over in Ireland and i have received no news of any of this. What is your police force doing gassing out the protesters... why am i out of the loop here.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot a killed Michael Brown a little over a week ago. The community has been protesting since then.

No one has any idea why the police are tossing their shit. I mean, other than institutional racism.

A lot of people still don’t know about this because the mainstream media in America have done a really poor job of covering it. Check out social media to stay up to date. 

Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Recipe for continued disaster. August 19th. 

princemono:

VERIFIED FUNDRAISERS:

aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitterteepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal

and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund

Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)

i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so

if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Important updates from Ferguson, Tuesday afternoon. August 19th.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Less than 3 miles from where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, another young black man was gunned down by police this afternoon in North St. Louis.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Journalists on twitter are sharing info on where to buy gas masks.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Everyone needs to be following Elon James White! His coverage of Ferguson has been TOO REAL!!

Echoing others, thank you for this! It's honestly shocking that this is happening in a Western country in 2014.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

I agree! 

This is the first time that Amnesty International has sent a team to observe human rights abuses within America. 

Thank you for your coverage of Ferguson. It's horrible to read about, but a lot of the information I know about what happened over the past few days is because of you. The best way to instigate change is to inform people why we need it, and to keep them updated about it. Thank you.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

I agree! 

It’s a sad and frustrating story, but one that NEEDS to be told. It speaks to so many issues, namely institutional racism. 

So what is happening during the day in Ferguson? I feel like it's been nighttime for a week in the photos.
Anonymous

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Daytime in Ferguson is a lot more peaceful. More celebratory, more community-orientated. 

At night, the police feel they can do whatever they want. Remember, the police are the ones instigating and escalating violence here. 

I cover both times of day, but there’s just more to cover at night. 

No response needed to this, I know you're tired, but your reports and compilations have been amazing, and so useful, and if it's okay I'd like to refer people to them. This is why Tumblr, and your generation of social media journalists and activists, has been a far better news source for me than mainstream media. You're amazing--thank you so much!

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Yes, please do share! 

Thank you so much for the information about Ferguson. I asked other people around my area if they have heard about it, and most people haven't! I only see posts on Tumblr about it, and none on Facebook or the news. We need to get the word out!
Anonymous

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Social media has been the best source of info from the beginning and continues to be. Though, yeah, seems pretty silent on Facebook. 

I’m glad you’re talking to people about it! Keep it up!

Thank you so much for the coverage. I'm from Belgium and this case 'kinda' made the news because of the riots but other than that I have to rely on Twitter and tumblr to know what's going on. Thank you.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

I’m glad to know people around the world are watching!