once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them 

'protests turn violent'

'clashes with police'

'violence breaks out'

'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing 

all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!

i’m really tired of it

loaded language and media bias

it’s even worse if you watch the 24hr coverage. CNn has literally been referring to the situation as “uprisings”. Uprisings, like we’re talking about the fucking districts rising against the capitol or some such shit.

As a long-time activist, I can attest to the fact that “clashes with police” is media code for police violence.

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cant even handle this

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 (via urulokid)

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Margaery Tyrell + tumblr text posts

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“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”

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Make Me Choose» lesmiserablesrants asked: Mike or Johnny

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"And if you’re ever feeling lonely just look at the moon.
Someone, somewhere, is looking right at it too."

—Night Vale (via koreyan)

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"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world." 

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood - Helping children deal with tragic events in the news

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A girl becomes embarrassed after giving flowers to a female US soldier on duty in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. 16 April 2007

The caption changes so many assumptions

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