1. Millions of historic images posted to Flickr - BBC News →

    Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.

    The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library books scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.

    The images have been difficult to access until now.

    Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures.

    Internet Archive on Flickr:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/with/14784850762/

  2. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

    (Source: vine.co)

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  4. (via Cartoonist Lynda Barry Reveals the Best Way to Memorize Poetry | Open Culture)

    Lynda Barry is worthy of sainthood for giving the world Marlys and Maybonne, and she still makes cartoons sometimes, but these days she’s better known for her writing workshops. She’s in great form in this short video, like that professor you had back in the day, the one that turned on your love for poetry (or for you maybe it was drama, or painting, or Medieval philosophy) — take a few minutes for joy and some nifty memorization tricks. Follow the link to Open Culture for lots more wonderful things people have done with poetry.

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    (via How a Reporter’s Clueless Report on ‘Rubber Bullets’ Made the Internet Explode in Hilarious Ridicule)

  6. “Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

    …How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

    No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…

    […]

    Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….”

    — Brittney Cooper: In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream (via misandry-mermaid)

  7. america-wakiewakie:

    The fight for humanity and just treatment continues

  8. kohenari:

    The photos and information coming out of Ferguson, MO this evening are shocking.

    SWAT teams clearing out fast food restaurants, journalists arrested, full-scale police-as-military response to non-violent protest.

    And yet perhaps the most amazing thing is that there seem not to be any elected officials willing to tell this police force to stand down.

  9. mitsurugireiji:

fasteronfire525:

xbeatrce:

It’s important that people see this

I dont even know who this is, but the media pulls shit like this often and it should be publicized.

mark duggan was the young man shot to death by the met police here in london, and whose murder, now ruled controversially as ‘legal’, sparked the summer riots a few years back.

    mitsurugireiji:

    fasteronfire525:

    xbeatrce:

    It’s important that people see this

    I dont even know who this is, but the media pulls shit like this often and it should be publicized.

    mark duggan was the young man shot to death by the met police here in london, and whose murder, now ruled controversially as ‘legal’, sparked the summer riots a few years back.

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