Activism and Eucalyptus

metalgirlysolid:

newsshift:

4chan is supporting The Fine Young Capitalists
Luckily, women in gaming are getting some good news as well. The good news comes from The Fine Young Capitalists, who report that 4chan is doing good! Today, for the second day in a row, 4chan is the number one contributor in donating money for the Women in Gaming Project. Which, for some reason, needed verification. 
“The Fine Young Capitalists’ mission is to create media using under represented labour, for unexplored demographics to fund non-profit organizations.
We took 5 women who had never designed a video game before and gave them professional concept artists to create their ideal game. We created a prototype and now want the internet to vote on the best game so we can make it and give all the proceeds to charity.” - Who Are The FYC, via Indiegogo

If you have any doubt on which charity they’re going to support, and if those charities can be trusted, then don’t be afraid:
“That’s the best part! You decide. Anyone who backs this project gets a percentage of the profits to donate to the charity of their choice (This isn’t STOCK or EQUITY), as well as an ability to get a say on how the game will be designed and marketed. The more you’re involved in design the better the game will be; the better the game, the more money it makes for your charity. Plus you get some awesome swag.” - Via their Indiegogo page

Please Support TFYC’s campaign.
A CAMPAIGN MADE BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN
5 GAME’S DESIGNED BY WOMEN, AND WE WILL VOTE FOR WHICH ONE WILL GET DEVELOPED, BY WOMEN.
and yes, this is the one Zoe Quinn tried to get shut down for being “Oppressive to Women” somehow

metalgirlysolid:

newsshift:

4chan is supporting The Fine Young Capitalists

Luckily, women in gaming are getting some good news as well. The good news comes from The Fine Young Capitalists, who report that 4chan is doing good! Today, for the second day in a row, 4chan is the number one contributor in donating money for the Women in Gaming Project. Which, for some reason, needed verification

  • The Fine Young Capitalists’ mission is to create media using under represented labour, for unexplored demographics to fund non-profit organizations.

    We took 5 women who had never designed a video game before and gave them professional concept artists to create their ideal game. We created a prototype and now want the internet to vote on the best game so we can make it and give all the proceeds to charity.” - Who Are The FYC, via Indiegogo

If you have any doubt on which charity they’re going to support, and if those charities can be trusted, then don’t be afraid:

  • That’s the best part! You decide. Anyone who backs this project gets a percentage of the profits to donate to the charity of their choice (This isn’t STOCK or EQUITY), as well as an ability to get a say on how the game will be designed and marketed. The more you’re involved in design the better the game will be; the better the game, the more money it makes for your charity. Plus you get some awesome swag.” - Via their Indiegogo page

Please Support TFYC’s campaign.

  • A CAMPAIGN MADE BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN
  • 5 GAME’S DESIGNED BY WOMEN, AND WE WILL VOTE FOR WHICH ONE WILL GET DEVELOPED, BY WOMEN.

and yes, this is the one Zoe Quinn tried to get shut down for being “Oppressive to Women” somehow

(Source: escapistmagazine.com, via sylphaeon)

campaignmoney:

Think of what someone earning minimum wage could do with $2.6 million…

campaignmoney:

Think of what someone earning minimum wage could do with $2.6 million…

musicnerdery:

Seriously tumblr.I dont ever ask you guys for anything.But this is a time where we need your help.Please.Call. Email. Reblog. SOMETHING.

musicnerdery:

Seriously tumblr.
I dont ever ask you guys for anything.
But this is a time where we need your help.
Please.
Call. Email. Reblog. 
SOMETHING.

(via allcopsarebad)

alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York
As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.  A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.
Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.
This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.
In this last year I have been thinking about some things….
I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.
I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.
I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.
I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.
I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.
I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.
I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.
I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.
Who the fuck are you people?
There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

alivesoul:

Welcome to Passive, New York

As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.

A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.

Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.

This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.

In this last year I have been thinking about some things….

I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.

I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.

I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.

I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.

I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.

I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.

I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.

I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.

Who the fuck are you people?

There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

(via allcopsarebad)

Ottawa Police Shoot Unarmed Teen 16 Times While Family Begs Them Not To

(Source: allcopsarebad)

Autopsy Report Indicates Police Cover-Up of Man Who ‘Shot Himself’ While Handcuffed

(Source: allcopsarebad)

Police chief defends cop in video threatening to ‘put a round in your ass’ during traffic stop

allcopsarebad:

Police in Florida are defending officers who pulled a gun on a driver and threw him to the ground in a videotaped traffic stop.

The cell phone video recorded by a back seat passenger during the Feb. 4, 2013 arrest has been viewed more than 46,000 times since it was posted last month.

It shows a Boynton Beach police officer telling four men in the car, all of whom are black, that he needs to see their identification and then ordering the passenger to turn off his cell phone.

The passenger refuses, saying, “I have rights, sir. I am recording this sh*t.”

Another passenger asks the officer for his name, but he ignores the request and orders the occupants out of the car.

When the driver sticks his own cell phone out the window and attempts to photograph the officer’s badge number, the officer drags him from the car and throws him to the ground.

The driver does not struggle with the officer as he’s placed in cuffs, and another officer rushes to the car with his handgun drawn.

The officer orders the three men inside the car to place their hands in front of them, and he tells the front seat passenger to place his hands on the dashboard or he will “put a round in your ass so quick.”

The officer then opens the rear driver’s side door, orders the men to put their hands “on the thing,” and the video stops.

An arrest report shows that officers were in the area searching for suspects in a nearby armed robbery, and police said they stopped the car because it was driving slowly and the people inside appeared to be trying to hide.

The arrest report states the car had a strong odor of marijuana and the driver was uncooperative during questioning.

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz posted a lengthy comment in response to the YouTube video, saying he had first seen it about a year ago but none of the men had filed a complain or provided any further details about the incident.

Katz said the officer felt threatened when the driver “reached out of his window with a black object in his hand.”

The chief said the men escalated the incident by refusing to cooperate and attempting to catch a “gotcha” moment by recording their interaction with police.

“People these days seem to like to draw strong and definitive conclusions based upon clips of video and information,” Katz said. “That’s not how this complex world works, folks. The driver and occupants of a vehicle have far more to do with the outcome of a traffic stop than does the initiating officer.”

Instead of “attempting to use this video to stoke racial tension and fear,” he suggested concerned citizens report perceived police misconduct, participate in citizen’s police academies, and make an appointment to meet with him personally to discuss their concerns.

Philly Police Officer Suing Philly Police Department for Brutality

getinvolvedyoulivehere:

Philly Police Officer Suing Philly Police Department for Brutality
Read more: http://bit.ly/1nJyksF

Ruff also alleges rampant corruption in his lawsuit and states that the police department as a whole encourages and tolerates officers who “misrepresent facts in order to establish probable cause, and allows officers to have persons falsely arrested or maliciously prosecuted.”

Surprised?

Stand by this guy and more will follow. Let him be the first of a tide of whistleblowers.

(via allcopsarebad)

hominishostilis:

xion1212:

Hunting lodge forced to pay for gay wedding

Hunting lodge that opposes gay marriage forced not only to host the wedding, but to pay for it. Economic tyranny. Whether you agree or not, any business has the right to not render service to anyone they don’t want to.

This is that part of the future that Liberals say “won’t ever happen” where the State starts forcing people to support things because it’s got a political agenda to sell. Especially when the State then also forces them to pay to support things they, again, are against. 

But hey, Big Government and Statism are your friend. 

Need to research this more thoroughly, but could be the leading edge of a very disturbing trend.

(via anti-feminism-pro-equality)

We damn sure need some form of accountability. They’ve proven they cannot and will not police their own, so we need to make them accountable to someone. 

We damn sure need some form of accountability. They’ve proven they cannot and will not police their own, so we need to make them accountable to someone. 

(Source: imminentdeathsyndrome)