Ferguson, USA ‘looks like Iraq’

This video from Missouri, USA says about itself:

“They invaded Ferguson like they invaded Iraq

Ferguson residents say police crackdown turns city into war zone

18 August 2014

After Monday’s deployment of the National Guard to Ferguson by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon following more than a week of protests, police tightened down on protestors’ right to peaceable assembly. In this video, residents speak about the connection between the militarization of society and the attack on democratic rights.

Police launched several rounds of tear gas and what appeared to be crowd-control percussion devices late Monday night to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri after a tense half-hour confrontation between several hundred protesters and a wall of law enforcement officers 60 wide and five deep: here.

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan: here.

Are U.S. police departments responding to a real threat with their ramped-up militarization? No, of course not: here.

The events in Ferguson, Missouri over the past ten days mark a political turning point for the entire country. The immense scale of social inequality, the ruthlessness of the financial aristocracy, the disintegration of American democracy—all have been exposed in the execution-style police killing of unarmed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown and the vicious crackdown on protests that erupted in response: here.

An independent autopsy of Michael Brown, performed Sunday, provides graphic evidence that the 18-year-old unarmed youth was shot execution-style by Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson: here.

At least three journalists were arrested while trying to cover the demonstrations, allegedly for failing to follow police instructions to leave. The fresh clashes came the day after Mr Brown’s family released preliminary results of a private autopsy into his death. Dr Michael Baden said that there “weren’t signs of a struggle” on Mr Brown’s body and that he appeared to have been shot six times while trying to surrender to officer Darren Wilson: here.

Police Officer Threatens To Shoot Reporter Live-Streaming Protests In Ferguson: here.

The streets of are filled with the gut-wrenching reminders of a young life ended by police: here.

Workers and youth across US speak on police murder of Michael Brown: here.

Protester in Ferguson with sign: Humbly standing in for Nelson Mandela, photo by EPA

“Strict new protest rules and the presence of the National Guard in Ferguson didn’t prevent fresh clashes with police on Monday night, the ninth night of unrest since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9.” Two men were shot, two fires were started, and 31 people were arrested last night, including a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to St. Louis tomorrow to oversee the case. The first day of school has been postponed to next week for all schools in the Ferguson-Florissant district. And lawmakers are already evaluating the Pentagon program that has resulted in the dispersion of military gear to police precincts across the country. [HuffPost]

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from companies supplying Israel, Bahrain and Egypt: here.

Parents with children killed by police were among those who attended a rally in front of New York City police headquarters on Monday to demand justice in the murder of Michael Brown and similar cases: here.

A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers midday on Tuesday, less than four miles from the protests in Ferguson: here.

80 thoughts on “Ferguson, USA ‘looks like Iraq’

  1. Pingback: Eric Garner killed, no indictment, people protest | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Ferguson police militarisation on exhibition drawing | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Police brutality in Greece | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: CIA torture, Michael Brown and Eric Garner | The Socialist

  5. Pingback: Journalist sues police over Ferguson, USA arrest | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Santa Claus and Ferguson, Mark Fiore animation | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Ferguson, USA solidarity in Derry, Ireland | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Michael Brown solidarity in Ireland | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Florida campus police militarization, students protest | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Walter Scott killed by South Carolina, USA, police | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Violence, from Ferguson, USA to Iraq | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Freddie Grey killed, military occupation of Baltimore, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Stop United States police militarisation, British trade unionists say | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Jounalists jailed for journalism in Ferguson, USA? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: United States General Wesley Clark attacks civil liberties | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Sandra Bland, murdered for her #BlackLivesMatter views? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: Turkish journalist, arrested in Ferguson, USA, lawsuit settlement | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: White religious fundamentalist’s massacre in Louisiana, USA, cinema | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: European Union threatens democracy | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: Knitting against racism in Missouri, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: Missouri, USA NAACP supports civil rights march | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: Michael Brown’s death and after, by an African American psychologist | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: United States Pentagon manual justifies war crimes and censorship | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  24. Pingback: Mumia Abu-Jamal about Ferguson, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  25. Pingback: Mass charges of demonstrators in Ferguson, USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  26. Pingback: Militarised Ferguson police was wrong, United States Justice Department says | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  27. Pingback: Film on unarmed people killed by Cincinnati, USA police | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  28. Pingback: Ferguson, USA residents interviewed | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  29. Pingback: 12-year-old Tamir Rice killing whitewash in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  30. Pingback: United States police kill over 1,000 people in 2015 | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s