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Pul-i-Charki prison, Afghanistan

Pul-i-Charki prison, Afghanistan

But sometimes protests get “out of hand,” which is to say, they actually impact the authorities’ ability to keep the population under control. Then, without fail, police and politicians proceed to the second strategy in their playbook: they declare that they support the protesters and are there to defend their rights, but a few bad apples are spoiling the bunch. In this new narrative, the enemies of the protesters are not the police who are gassing and shooting people, but those who resist the police and their violence.

—The Making of “Outside Agitators” (via ninjabikeslut)

Today marks 43 years since the guards at San Quentin Prison gunned down the black revolutionary, George Jackson (August 21, 1971)

Today marks 43 years since the guards at San Quentin Prison gunned down the black revolutionary, George Jackson (August 21, 1971)