A woman sleeps with her baby on sidewalk at a market in Mumbai, India on August 13, 2014. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)
Willy Cartier backstage | Miharayasuhiro Spring/Summer 2011 | ph. Temina Kiasinian
Chungking Express (1994) dir. Wong Kar Wai
the face april 1998 “blue chip” devon aoki photographed by mario sorrenti
what are the ferguson police trying to achieve at this point? distract from mike brown’s murder? crush the peaceful protests? help darren wilson leave the state? convince the media that the majority of ferguson’s citizens are violent rioters and looters? done all that, and they’re still going. it’s like they’re going to keep attacking black people for as long as they can get away with.
“When you wake up it’s the same thing. It’s there in your face. You can’t escape it.”
Kids (1995) dir. Larry Clark
"You just have to fight for yourself; no one’s going to save you. That’s just life, right?"
Battle Royale (2000) dir. Kinji Fukasaku
Brett Whiteley (Australian, 1939-1992), The Divided Unity, 1974. Screenprint, 66.5 x 93.5 cm. Edition 63/70.
"I always see in some magazines lines like:" Sting, environmentalist "and" Kurt Cobain, whiny, unhappy, neurotic, angry guy who hates everything and everyone, hates fame and his own life. "But I’ve never been so happy as now. I’m a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am." - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The people of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.