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2 Ferguson Protesters Prove Why Black Women Protesters Need Support

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur

The quote became a regular prayer of sorts for all of us in St. Louis in those chaotic weeks after Michael Brown was killed. As the nights dragged on, and the weather changed (though the police tactics didn’t), a number of notable protesters began to stand out of the crowd, for various reasons—two of whom were Brittany Ferrell and Alexis Templeton. Earlier this week, Ferrell and Templeton appeared in court for a pending case regarding a direct action that occurred in 2015. They found ...

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur

The quote became ...

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Over 1,000 Boston protesters show up for people in prison: “We see you.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South Bay House of Correction, where they chanted, “We see you” and “Black lives matter.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Ferguson Grand Jury Edition

“You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow.” – rapper Killer Mike

“This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.” – an open letter from the protestors in Ferguson 

“You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow.” – rapper Killer Mike

“This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.” – ...

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A night of heavy hearts: Reflections on the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict

As if they were extras in a perfectly framed shot from a post-apocalyptic horror movie, a faceless row of heavily armoured riot police stood guard beneath a glowing “Seasons Greetings” sign hung between telephone poles, backlit by streetlamps and heedless traffic lights. 

As if they were extras in a perfectly framed shot from a post-apocalyptic horror movie, a faceless row of heavily armoured riot police stood guard beneath a glowing “Seasons Greetings” sign hung between telephone poles, backlit ...

“It’s OK to sit one out.”

Like many people I know, I’ve been consumed with the news coming out of Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks. It’s hard to look away when a Black child is killed in the streets and all signs point to the police officer responsible for his death getting away with it. Add to that a city under siege for exercising its right to assembly, and this is perhaps the biggest news story of the year on American soil. It demands our attention.

And not just our attention, our outrage. Our support. It demands that we show up and let the family of Michael Brown and the community that held him dear know that they are not alone. ...

Like many people I know, I’ve been consumed with the news coming out of Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks. It’s hard to look away when a Black child is killed in ...

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