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    New era of civil rights action?

    This article impressed me. I thought we could use a thread on this movement, it's background and history that doesn't reduce itself to whether or not the last martyr in question scared a pig.

    Black Panther Cub On New Era Of Civil Action
    Everything under heaven is in utter chaos; the situation is excellent. - Mao

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    Capitalism has co-opted many of the smart, driven black people. So, while they may, every once and a while, align themselves with reformist movements, their solidarity will not go to the extent it undermines the comforts the system provides. At least, that’s my take, controversial as it may be. A decent house, car, and television will keep about anyone, all races, on their ass, even if people are literally starving in the streets a few neighborhoods away, never mind countries. Anything that threatens to disrupt these comforts is dismissed, or worse, the anxiety is channeled into extreme conservatism, which will use any means to suppress the threat, be it violence, growing prisons, increasing militarization, etc.

    The most likely mainstream outcome from the recent riots is something else I’ve seen reported.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/how-jo...heal-ferguson/

    The most looked to black community leaders are Republicans.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carson

    There may be moments here and there, but I think it would have to get much, much worse, before any thing substantial changes. It'd be cool if I was proven wrong.
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    Madrigal, you should get on twitter and follow @deray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makers!* View Post
    The most likely mainstream outcome from the recent riots is something else I’ve seen reported.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/how-jo...heal-ferguson/
    Looks like I might already be eating my words. Speaking of twitter...https://twitter.com/occupythemob?lang=en

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ferguson?src=hash&lang=en

    This isn't good for anyone in my opinion.

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