M8 & M20 (DSLR RGB 2013)+(Ha CCD 2014)
Contains: NGC 6546, NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
Credit: Alberto Pisabarro on Astrobin
From 2008 to 2012, laboratories conducting research on potential bioterrorism weapons logged more than 1,100 accidents. That figure, chronicled in government reports obtained by USA Today, includes a case where two animals were accidentally infected with hog cholera, a virus that hasn’t been found in the U.S. since 1978.
In another case, an uninvolved cow residing on a nearby farm became infected with brucellosis, a virus that can be passed to humans through dairy products. In about half of the incidents, lab workers had to be medically screened or treated after accidental exposure to a mishandled toxin, and in five cases, lab workers were infected or sickened. (All lab workers recovered.)
The Centers for Disease Control reports don’t include many details; federal bioterrorism laws prohibited the names of the errant labs and most specific information about the mishaps from being disclosed. But just the number of accidents alone adds volumes to the genre of doomsday headlines chronicling high-stakes bio-error.
For many, the scenes of conflict from Ferguson, Missouri this week were a reminder of an era of racial conflict many Americans had hoped was far behind them — particularly in the era of the first black president.
A peaceful night of demonstrations on Thursday was preceded by four nights of unrest in which the people of Ferguson attempted to protest the slaying of an unarmed 18-year-old black teenager, Michael Brown, and were met by battle-clad local police armed with military equipment.
The police had sniper rifles pointed at peaceful protesters, used tear gas and rubber bullets, detained journalists and dismantled a filming crew’s camera equipment. The St. Louis suburb had become a war zone.
Palestinians express solidarity with the people of Ferguson
August 17, 2014
We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.
From all factions and sectors of our dislocated society, we send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.
We understand your moral outrage. We empathize with your hurt and anger. We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity.
And we stand with you.
We recognize the disregard and disrespect for black bodies and black life endemic to the supremacist system that rules the land with wanton brutality. Your struggles through the ages have been an inspiration to us as we fight our own battles for basic human dignities. We continue to find inspiration and strength from your struggles through the ages and your revolutionary leaders, like Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Bobby Seale and others.
We honor the life of Michael Brown, cut short less than a week before he was due to begin university. And we honor the far too many more killed in similar circumstances, motivated by racism and contempt for black life: Ezell Ford, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tarika Wilson, Malcolm Ferguson, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo, Yvette Smith, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Rekia Boyd and too many others to count.
With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.
- Susan Abulhawa, novelist and activist
- Linah Alsaafin, graduate student, SOAS
- Budour Hassan
- Rinad Abdulla, Professor, Birzeit University
- Ramzy Baroud, Managing Editor, Middle East Eye
- Diana Buttu, Lawyer, Palestine
- Rana Baker, graduate student, SOAS
- Abbas Hamideh, activist and organizer
- Abir Kopty
- Ahlam Muhtaseb, Professor, CSU
- Alaa Milbes, Ramallah, Palestine
- Alaa Marwan, Ramallah, Palestine
- Nour Joudah, Washington DC
- Ali Zbeidat, Sakhnin, Palestine
- Areej Alragabi , Jerusalem, Palestine
- Areej Saeb, student, Jerusalem
- Asma Jaber
- Beesan Ramadan, Nablus
- Dina Zbidat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Dr Jess Ghannam, UCSF
- Huwaida Arraf, Attorney, New York
- Nejma Awad, Tetra Tech DPK
- Monadel Herzallah, USPCN, San Francisco Bay Area
- Ghassan Hussein
- Dinna Omar
- Randa C. Issa
- Amal Khoury, MD MPH, Washington, DC
- Amani Barakat Moorpark, California
- Fadi Quran
- Fajr Harb
- Falastine Dwikat, PCACBI
- Hala Gabriel
- Khaled Jarrar
- Osama Ahmad, AMP Bay Area director
- Hala Turjman
- Halla Shoaibi, Birzeit University
- Harun Arsalai
- Zaid Shuaibi
- Hurriyah Ziada
- Dima Eleiwa, Shujaiyah, Gaza, Palestine
- Jamil Salem, Birzeit University
- Karam Saleem, International Solidarity Movement, Palestine
- Khaled Barakat
- Khuzama Hanoon, Palestine
- Laila Awartani, Ramallah, Palestine
- Lana Habash, Let’s Go There Collective
- Lana Khoury, Washington DC
- Yousef Aljamal, University of Malaysia
- Safwan Hamdi
- Leena Barakat
- Lema Nazeeh, lawyer
- Yara Kayyali Abbas, Palestine
- Mariam Barghouti, Birzeit University
- Mohammad Ayyad, graduate student, SOAS
- Nader Elkhuzundar
- Nancy Mansour, Existence is Resistance, New York/Palestine
- Mohammed Alkhader, Birzeit University
- Nazik Hassan, attorney, Riverside, California
- Nora Taha
- Rena Zuabi
- Roleen Tafakji-Haidami
- Samera Sood
- Sana Ibrahim
- Sherene Seikaly, UCSB
- Taher Herzallah
- Tamara Reem, Washington DC
- Ahmad Nimer, Palestine
- Riya Al’sanah, journalist, London
- Alaa Milbes, Ramallah
- Belal Dabour, Gaza doctor
- Huda Asfour, PhD, Durham NC
- Iyad Afalqa, Irvine, CA
- Ruba Leech, Portland, OR
- Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Network of Arab American Professionals
- Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib, Civil Rights Specialist
- Diana Alzeer, Ramallah, Palestine
- Mona Kadah, Boston MA
- Lucy Garbett, Jerusalem, Palestine
- Hadeel Assali, Columbia University, NYC
- Magid Shihade, Oakland, CA
- Tamara Tamimi, Palestine
- Hammam Farah, psychotherapist and editor
- Dina Elmuti, Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture
- Laila Hamdan, Portland OR
- Bushra Shamma, VA, USA
- Rev. Fahed Abuakel, Presbyterian minister , Atlanta, GA
- Rehab Nazzal, artist, Canada
- Ezees Silwady, Palestine
- Dua’ Nakhala, freelance researcher, Belgium
- Amal Oweis, Palestine
- Shaheen Nassar, UCR
- Amin Dallal, youth counselor
- Dr. Tariq Shadid, surgeon
- Zaha Hassan, Esq
- Randa Issa, PhD
- Murad Saleh, GED
- Lila Sharif, Ph.D
- Sa’ed Atshan, Ph.D
- Rasha Khoury, MD Jerusalem
- Hadeel Assali, Columbia University, NYC
- Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco University
- Tanya Keilani
- Shahd Abusalama
- American Muslims for Palestine
- Free Amer Jubran Campaign
- International Solidarity Movement, Palestine
- Let’s Go There Collective
- Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
- Students for Justice in Palestine, University of New Mexico
- The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat
- Bay Area Intifada, Bay Area
- PAWA, Palestinian American Women Association
- NSJP, National Students for Justice in Palestine
- Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
- Mashjar Juthour, Palestine
- Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee
- Al-Awda NY, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
- Stop the Wall
- The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Sgt. Thomas McVicar of the Jersey City Police Department shot 22 year old Kwadir Felton, leaving him blind, after Kwadir pulled a gun on him, he claims. Kwadir Felton denied the accusation, stating that he doesn’t even carry guns.
"I don’t understand!" Felton yelled at a police officer before his mother was removed from the courtroom. "You didn’t have to shoot me in the head for no reason! You trying to charge me with something I didn’t do!"
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This broke my fucking heart.
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