Velvet Forest.




Walk softly through the darkness.the Haunts can hear you breathing.

Curated by Anouk Vonne Geist


omgitsbrilliant:

livindavidaloki:

redhjedi:

The Hulk ain’t never lied.

I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo.  The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.

Omg, it’s true

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kireishi:

Jayson Carter
small talk, 2014

Anonymous: Who are you getting your Ferguson information from? I'm having problems verifying what's actually happening!

wearesynchronizednowandforever:

wearesynchronizednowandforever:

That’s actually what’s taking me so long to update some of my posts; not only is the information surfacing slowly about his case specifically, but I make sure to cross reference at least three sources because some people are just blatantly lying to stir shit up.

Also live feeds keep going down and new ones pop back up but I know some of you are sensitive to video, so

Here’s a list of some twitter handles:

Journalists (All of these are either on the ground in Ferguson as I type this or actively covering events in Ferguson, both Brown’s case and the rallies):

Residents/Legislature/Other:

Instagram Accounts: (TW: Some of these accounts feature graphic video or images of Ferguson events)

Tumblr Accounts:

I’m sure I forgot a bunch but here’s a start. I’ll update it periodically and reblog. Some of it is compilations from a bunch of sources, some is original content. Disclaimer: I’m not vouching for any other content on any of these blogs/twitters/instagrams or any that may be posted after this list but as of right now, the information regarding Ferguson and discussions taking place about the rallies/police and Mike Brown’s death seems accurate.

if you want to be included on any of these lists, shoot me a message with your web-address and I’ll check it out

You will find everything I’ve posted under tagged/ferguson, tagged/police-brutality or tagged/michael-brown

updated and combined.


http://velvetforest.tumblr.com/post/95300823238/northwestwhore-velvetforest-oh-youre

northwestwhore:

velvetforest:

northwestwhore:

northwestwhore:

velvetforest:

Oh, you’re “tired of” me “posting about Ferguson?” I’m “tired” of having to. Complacence + using your privilege to ignore inequality and corruption = compliance with racism and current policies that reinforce the status quo. To the left, worthless…

you are so soon to jump to conclusions. how about you read the actual facts? all this new evidence coming out should show you that maybe this isn’t an injustice. if anyone here is ignorant, it is you.

Yup, the “new evidence” that shows you can’t even buy colt 45 in glass bottles in Missouri? The “new evidence” that major news networks are flashing around photos that aren’t even of Mike Brown but are labeled as such? The new evidence of surveillance tape showing Mike Brown paying for the items he allegedly stole? (Which still didn’t warrant being murdered without trial by a cop who works for a police department with years of documented instances of racist behavior) Or the “new evidence” of all the journalists who are covering this mess right now and are in fact using Twitter to do it. Maybe find a news network not owned by a right-wing media conglomerate to list “sources” from. The “new evidence” that shows the alleged Molotov cocktails were thrown by white anarchists from a different state entirely who have nothing to do with the citizens who have gathered peacefully. And if you think a broken ankle warrants live ammunition, tear gas (an illegal chemical weapon), more armor than soldiers wear in Iraq, and a fucking tank, then you are a bigger idiot than I thought.

you just reread everything you said, then go fact check it. and I don’t understand why you brought up the race of who was throwing the Molotov cocktails. I don’t care about the race of the people who were throwing them. who cares?? people like you are forcing this to be a major race issue.

It’s perfectly clear that you don’t understand shit since you have nothing intelligent to say.


iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 3

[part 1] [part 2]

So, #northwestwhore is convinced that Ferguson “is bullshit”, and that people “shouldn’t believe what they read on Twitter”. Here is some explanation for a couple of the people tweeting about #Ferguson above:


http://mashable.com/2013/10/30/jim-roberts-mashable/

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/jon-swaine

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/08/19/sports-illustrated-writer-robert-klemko-on-being-wrongly-arrested-in-ferguson/

Oh look, even fucking Fox news believes that Ferguson is more of an issue than poor little white girl who thinks “it’s bullshit”. You are a thoughtless asshole, #northwestwhore


http://velvetforest.tumblr.com/post/95300823238/northwestwhore-velvetforest-oh-youre

northwestwhore:

northwestwhore:

velvetforest:

Oh, you’re “tired of” me “posting about Ferguson?” I’m “tired” of having to. Complacence + using your privilege to ignore inequality and corruption = compliance with racism and current policies that reinforce the status quo. To the left, worthless…

you are so soon to jump to conclusions. how about you read the actual facts? all this new evidence coming out should show you that maybe this isn’t an injustice. if anyone here is ignorant, it is you.

Yup, the “new evidence” that shows you can’t even buy colt 45 in glass bottles in Missouri? The “new evidence” that major news networks are flashing around photos that aren’t even of Mike Brown but are labeled as such? The new evidence of surveillance tape showing Mike Brown paying for the items he allegedly stole? (Which still didn’t warrant being murdered without trial by a cop who works for a police department with years of documented instances of racist behavior) Or the “new evidence” of all the journalists who are covering this mess right now and are in fact using Twitter to do it. Maybe find a news network not owned by a right-wing media conglomerate to list “sources” from. The “new evidence” that shows the alleged Molotov cocktails were thrown by white anarchists from a different state entirely who have nothing to do with the citizens who have gathered peacefully. And if you think a broken ankle warrants live ammunition, tear gas (an illegal chemical weapon), more armor than soldiers wear in Iraq, and a fucking tank, then you are a bigger idiot than I thought.


northwestwhore:

velvetforest:

Oh, you’re “tired of” me “posting about Ferguson?” I’m “tired” of having to. Complacence + using your privilege to ignore inequality and corruption = compliance with racism and current policies that reinforce the status quo. To the left, worthless shitbrain.
*middle fingers in the air*

maybe people are tired of you posting so much about ferguson because there is waaaay more important things going on right now, like actual genocide in the Middle East.

It isn’t zero-sum game. Guess what! People can care about More Than One Issue at a time. *eyeroll* And perpetuating the myth that injustice happens somewhere else, and that injustice in the United States isn’t as “important” as injustice elsewhere is both harmful, and ignorant.

Also, by a cursory glance at your blog, I can see that you are a compete fucking moron who denies that this is even an issue, so kindly Die in a Fire, you racist piece of garbage.

But I will keep fighting for your right to be an ignorant smegma-filled trash-heap. And I know you’ll keep taking advantage of that right.

inneroptics:

Baron Adolph De Meyer - The Cup

inneroptics:

Baron Adolph De Meyer - The Cup


solar-aestheticss:

Denis Forkas Kostromitin

solar-aestheticss:

Denis Forkas Kostromitin

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c86:

J. Pascal Sébah - Egypt. Group of Minarets, c. 1865-1889

a-spoon-is-born:

trapbuddha:

adumbrant:

nirvanatrill:

Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln university (HCBU in Pennsylvania) in 1946

Sure as hell never mention that about him.

HOMIE

His anti-racism views and work are often totally ignored by historians.


Smarter than you. Also anti-racist. Frankly, I’m shocked. /Sarcasm

a-spoon-is-born:

trapbuddha:

adumbrant:

nirvanatrill:

Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln university (HCBU in Pennsylvania) in 1946

Sure as hell never mention that about him.

HOMIE

His anti-racism views and work are often totally ignored by historians.

Smarter than you. Also anti-racist. Frankly, I’m shocked. /Sarcasm


Fear of a Black Victim [credit]

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By the way, falsely equating peaceful protests with anarchy, and then seeing a necessity for police to start out in riot gear, using weapons against private citizens that are illegal to use in war shows your ignorance of the actual situation. People in positions of authority are not always right. In the case of Ferguson county police, even the guy who was chief of police of Seattle during the WTO riots in 1999 (where the police beat protesters, and our city was basically under martial law) was appalled at the actions of police in Ferguson. Trying to get me to say, “yeah anarchy woo” so you can feel validated in your wilful ignorance is pretty pathetic.


blvndering: Would you suggest anarchy to mend this country?

I have no idea if you are being facetious or what, but I will answer as if you are not….

Is anarchy the answer? Hmm, well, considering that anarchy is basically chaos, a lack of a system, and the foundation depends on people making their own rules—policing themselves, I would say that doesn’t work to make a functioning society. Also considering that most “anarchists” are white youth who usually get a slap on the wrist and use their “anarchy” status to promote violence because “hey no rules!”. In fact, I would say that the prominence of violent/aggressive “anarchist” behavior is evidence in and of itself that anarchy doesn’t work.

What might actually work? Well, having a population of citizens who are tuned-in, hold their government accountable in ever possible way, actually vote in elections (especially the local ones!), and an education system that deals in facts, not whitewashed history, as well as teaches critical thinking would be a start. There isn’t a country in the world without problems, that doesn’t make it okay to ignore the ones we have and expect other people to make them better.



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