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Asker kenway Asks:
do you have any morel inks about what's happening in mexico? im part of a club at my school where we focus on international affairs and problems and id like to present something about it but i feel like i dont know enough yet
bemusedlybespectacled bemusedlybespectacled Said:


yes absolutely

What is happening in Mexico? 

  • How it began

On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1986, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.

Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).

22 local policemen have been detained for suspicion of working with Guerreros Unidos. This is how authorities were then tipped on what has happened to some students. (x) (x)

  • The Mass Graves

~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.


MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x). 

Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are. 

We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t. 

  • You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico

You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.

On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.



Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed. 

Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention. 


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Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…


He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

Get tired. Thats right. Get good and fucking tired. Then act.

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Spoken Word - Domestic Violence 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The strong man is not the one who can throw another down. The strong man is the one who can keep hold of himself when he is angry.”

Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim 

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  compliments don’t get people killed. 

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MMA fighter War Machine, originally known as Jon Koppenhaver, was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting (ahem… ATTEMPTING TO MURDER) porn actress Christy Mack, his ex-girlfriend. 

The last time he was in prison for assault was in 2010. During his time there, War Machine kept weekly “prison blog” updates, where he whined about life in prison and the oppression of  “alpha males” in society. He wrote:

“The oppression of MEN is worse than oppression of Jews in Nazi Germany, worse than the slavery of blacks in early America … I’m not exaggerating either.

The oppressor has learned to kill MEN while their bodies remain alive. And with your ‘spirit extinguished’ you’re nothing but a f*cking zombie, a shell of a man, waiting to die. And THAT is just as bad as death itself.” 

“So it’s Christmas Day and I’m laying in my bunk wondering, ‘Why the hell do American men get married!?’ There is one guy in here for slapping his wife, one here for yelling at his wife, and one here for beating some guy’s *ss that disrespected his wife. WTF!? If your wife is being a b*tch you can’t slap her, if your wife is yelling at you, God forbid you yell back, and if some *sshole hurts your wife, you cannot protect her!”

“Next thing you know it will be illegal to f*ck your wife! LMAO! Maybe then, MEN in this country will get the f*cking hint and MOVE! This country forces you to be a b*tch! And then you go to jail!” [source]

What? A man espousing men’s rights views is violent, entitled, racist, antisemitic, and thinks that being denied the right to be violent is worse than literally anything else in the history of the world, including being systemically tortured and murdered? How very fucking unsurprising.

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I think it should be known that the military are trained to use those weapons and gear and it’s made blatantly obvious that local police do not. Why local police have the funding for these cache’s of guns and gear that they should never need EVER needs to be inspected. 

I have family members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have friends and acquaintances as well who served in both of those and other areas in security/military.  And they weren’t even that well equipped in A WAR. 

When you’re dealing with civilians in the area you know that being well equipped and dressed in your gear has the ability to escalate the situation JUST BY BEING THERE and that’s why they are trained in civilian crowd control techniques that are mostly peaceful to prevent escalation. It’s blatantly obvious these local police WANT to escalate the situation, they want to create more drama because NO ONE HAS A LEASH ON THEM. The police brutality and whole not-accountable-for-actions thing needs a complete overhaul in the the US. Our ARMED FORCES can look at the local police forces and tell something isn’t right, they can tell it’s seriously approaching terrorist level (I would say it’s at that level). 

The military has strict rules on who they can even POINT their weapons at; when we don’t have those same rules for our local police some shit has got to CHANGE NOW. 

A few notes

  • The police force in MO has better armor than (US) military forces did in a war in 2003. 
  • Their weaponry is more advanced than most (US) military forces even had in 2010. 
  • Right now, these cops have better gear and weaponry than the military forces 15 miles outside of North Korea. 
  • You can read the military’s guide on civil disturbances here
  • Check out these tweets from veterans. 

"Why local police have the funding for these cache’s of guns and gear that they should never need EVER needs to be inspected."

Several reasons, including:

This is a problem that has been growing for years, starting even before 9/11 with the drug war, and it has only escalated. This is not new, but there are ways to change it. This bill that was recently proposed would end military surplus being given to police, which would cut down on the fancy stuff they could have, but obviously more action needs to be taken.

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When TERFs like Robin Morgan (who supplied Sheila Jeffreys’ Gender Hurts a glowing recommendation) threatened to disrupt the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Feminist Conference unless the conference vote to eject trans women, the conference voted to instead keep trans women. Radical Feminists like Robin Tyler were physically beaten for trying to protect trans women from TERFs. Even though the conference overwhelmingly supported the inclusion of trans women, trans women left so that the conference wouldn’t be destroyed by TERFs. When TERFs threatened to boycott the iconic women’s music collective, Olivia Records unless it voted to eject trans women from the collective, Olivia instead voted to keep trans women. However, after the collective began receiving death threats, trans women left to prevent potential physical assaults and the threatened destruction of the entire collective by TERFs. Ironically, both of these cases are cited by TERFs as evidence of an inherent male-essenced trans aggression.

this article by Cristan Williams

(sources are linked from the article)

TERFs don’t make any fucking sense.

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I Can’t Breathe: Broadway Stars Send A Message About Police Violence & The Killing Of Eric Garner

On July 29th, at 6pm WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Eric Garner.

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Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence.

Raina Lipsitz

Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

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Do you think that your 16 year old daughter hasn’t masturbated already? Like, do you really think there’s anything in that scene that this chick hasn’t already tried when the lights go out at night, or in the bathroom, or in the tub, or with the shower head or something like that? I’m telling you, man, I’m not teaching this broad anything new. If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates.
Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings.  (via idioticteen)

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Please, sit down. Sit down!

Sexism in Hollywood:

On the set of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Die Hard, Rickman’s principles ground a day’s shooting to an expensive halt. Not through temper tantrum or artistic crisis, but because he refused point blank to throw Bonnie Bedelia to the floor. Cast as the archly sophisticated terrorist Hans Gruber against Bruce Wills’ gun-happy hero, the script called for Rickman to perpetuate a degree of violence on the actress that he considered to be both offensive and inappropriate.

”A big victory was won on that film set in terms of not conforming to the stereotype on the page,” Rickman explains. ”My character was very civilised in a strange sort of way and just wouldn’t have behaved like that. Nor would Bonnie’s character, a self-possessed career woman, have allowed him to. It was a stereotype—the woman as eternal victim—that they hadn’t even thought about. Basically, they wanted a reason for her shirt to burst open. We talked our way around it—her shirt still burst open, but at least she stayed upright.”

—Alan Rickman, interviewed by Lesley White, ‘’The Leading Man’’, British GQ Magazine, July 1992: 74 (x)

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Needs to be watched by everybody

i was laughing so hard in the beginning and then the last chorus came on and all the laughter was sucked out of me unrealistically fast


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February 19, 2013

Loggers in Brazil captured an eight-year-old girl from one of the Amazon’s last uncontacted tribes and burned her alive as part of a campaign to force the indigenous population from its land, reports claimed on Tuesday night.

The child was said to have wandered away from…

White ppl disgust me

Stop white people 2k14


Holy shit. Satan is real.

I legitimately cannot find the words to describe the absolute dearth of humanity in these people.


Is this what we are?  People it’s okay to assault for any old reason whatever?  Who handed down the memo that says, “If a woman inconveniences you, punch her?”

Honestly?  The culture that says women are punching bags—and there is one—makes me wonder if we’ve made any advances since the 1900s.

I’d better go put an ice pack on my head.

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Hell fucking yeah.


In 2010, there were 8 school shootings in the US.

In 2011, there were 10.

In 2012, there were 14.

In 2013? 28.

In the first half of 2014 alone, we have already suffered 38 school shootings. 

If that doesn’t horrify you, then I don’t know what would.

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