“It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | “The Other America.” Grosse Pointe High School (1968)
Police were fighting running battles with anticapitalists in the streets of Hamburg, Germany on Thursday night as protests against the G20 summit turned violent. Masked protesters hurled smoke bombs and glass bottles at police. Police said they were “horrified by the violence”.
Sucesos del hoy #18MAYO de 2017 el pueblo venezolano perdió el miedo y tiene más de 40 días en la calle batallando contra la DICTADURA instaurada. Nos han matado a más de 55 hermanos, un régimen genocida que arma a deficientes que actúan junto al ejército para que maten a un pueblo desarmado. Pero nadie se rinde, no tenemos miedo a pesar de que estamos completamente solos.
Ayúdanos difundiendo estás imágenes que demuestran la verdadera realidad de Venezuela. Realidad que está totalmente censurada por el gobierno amenazando a los medios con cárcel por decir la verdad. Las únicas herramientas son las redes sociales y no sabemos hasta cuando!
VENEZUELA TE NECESITA! PA'LANTE!
Fotos de nuestros valientes reporteros gráficos y periodistas que día a día arriesgan sus vidas para mostrar la realidad:
In protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans, the parade was precipitated by the East St. Louis riots in May and July 1917, when between 40 and 250 black people were killed by white mobs.
East St. Louis riots
The ferocious brutality of the attacks by murderous white mobs, and the
refusal by the authorities to protect innocent lives contributed to the
reactionary measures of some African Americans in St. Louis and the
nation. Marcus Garvey
declared in a speech that the riot was “one of the bloodiest outrages
against mankind” and a “wholesale massacre of our people”, insisting
that “This is no time for fine words, but a time to lift one’s voice
against the savagery of a people who claim to be the dispensers of
They hoped to influence Democratic President Woodrow Wilson
to carry through on his election promises to African-American voters to
implement anti-lynching legislation, and promote Black causes. Wilson
did not do so, and repudiated his promises, and federal discrimination
increased during Wilson’s presidency.
The parade was the very first protest of its kind in New York, and the
second instance of African Americans publicly demonstrating for civil
rights so bravely.
this is a tired country, tired of dying because there is no food, tired of dying because you cant find medicines, you die protesting or you die when someone decides to steal your phone (that’s how much a Venezuelan life costs). I’m posting this because I have A LOT of friends outside Venezuela and they don’t know what is going on here, we don’t know what is happening in Caracas, except for what people posts on twitter or instagram, and the internet isn’t working well, and I wanted people to know what’s happening here