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im-mad-im-mad:

terrorboys:

im-mad-im-mad:

notdeadyettoronto:

Here it is, the first announcement for NOT DEAD YET 2014!
Taking place November 20-23, we are proud to be hosting FORWARD, THE MARKED MEN, COLD WORLD, HOAX and what will be many more this year!
If you’ve been before, you know what to expect. If you haven’t, expect four days of some of the best hardcore and punk going right now. See the shows you want, skip the shows you don’t. Think of it more as a weekend of wicked gigs in an awesome city than a fest.
Over the coming months we will be announcing more and more bands along with ticket, schedule and local info.
The following bands will be joining us this year:
FORWARDTHE MARKED MENCOLD WORLDHOAXWORLD WAR 4DIETERCER MUNDOMUERTELA MISMANOMADGLUEINSTITUTEGENERACION SUICIDACOKE BUSTINTENTLONG KNIFEPERMANENT RUINEARTH GIRLSBIG ZITOOZECONSTANT FEARDEPTHS OF REALITYBUSTED OUTLOOKTHE BRASSAND A TON MORE!!

I’m gonna hurt myself this year.

I don’t advise it

DON’T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE

At least my excuse for not going to this is that the Canadian government thinks I’m too criminal to be allowed in the country so I’m literally too hardcore for a hardcore festival. It’s like that vice magazine article about Canadians never really understanding hardcore like Americans will never get hockey, but my actual life.

im-mad-im-mad:

terrorboys:

im-mad-im-mad:

notdeadyettoronto:

Here it is, the first announcement for NOT DEAD YET 2014!

Taking place November 20-23, we are proud to be hosting FORWARD, THE MARKED MEN, COLD WORLD, HOAX and what will be many more this year!

If you’ve been before, you know what to expect. If you haven’t, expect four days of some of the best hardcore and punk going right now. See the shows you want, skip the shows you don’t. Think of it more as a weekend of wicked gigs in an awesome city than a fest.

Over the coming months we will be announcing more and more bands along with ticket, schedule and local info.

The following bands will be joining us this year:

FORWARD
THE MARKED MEN
COLD WORLD
HOAX
WORLD WAR 4
DIE
TERCER MUNDO
MUERTE
LA MISMA
NOMAD
GLUE
INSTITUTE
GENERACION SUICIDA
COKE BUST
INTENT
LONG KNIFE
PERMANENT RUIN
EARTH GIRLS
BIG ZIT
OOZE
CONSTANT FEAR
DEPTHS OF REALITY
BUSTED OUTLOOK
THE BRASS

AND A TON MORE!!

I’m gonna hurt myself this year.

I don’t advise it

DON’T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE

At least my excuse for not going to this is that the Canadian government thinks I’m too criminal to be allowed in the country so I’m literally too hardcore for a hardcore festival. It’s like that vice magazine article about Canadians never really understanding hardcore like Americans will never get hockey, but my actual life.

lovebozey

I’d never taken a drug before Gummo, but as soon as that was over I started flirting with heroin, because making films was all I ever wanted, and once that was done I was just bored. And my problems, my violence, they all stem from boredom, and when I did that drug it was the first time I could just sit and feel blissful, you know? But in the end it’s a lie. So I went back to the anger. And I’m comfortable knowing that without the work I’d kill myself, because I feel like I’m here for one reason, and that’s to create.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Hundreds of New Yorkers rally in support of justice for Eric Garner

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Some 300 people, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and Eric Garner’s family members, marched Saturday in support of the 43-year-old Port Richmond man who died following an incident with police in Tompkinsville on Thursday.

Marchers rallied 1.5 miles, from the small Mount Sinai Center on Jersey Street in New Brighton to the 120th Precinct stationhouse in St. George, where crowds chanted Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe!” at the building’s steps.

The rally — marked by chants of “No justice, no peace,” “120’s gotta go” and “NYPD, no more killing” — culminated with words from Eric’s daughter, Emerald Garner, and his mother, Gwen Carr, who thanked all in attendance.

"This shows just how much [Eric Garner] was loved," said an emotional Ms. Carr from the steps of the 120th Precinct stationhouse. "Keep your children close. This is a terrible feeling to feel. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy."

kevrot
Look at this thing I posted on here that now has over 43,000 notes. 
I’m really glad this picture made it around the way it has. Fighting against the concept of policing, especially in it’s contemporary “new jim crow” incarnation of mass incarceration is something very important to me. 
The night before the 4th of July I was walking home from the grocery store that underlined why I like this very simple message this sticker expresses. For those of you who know Milwaukee, I live on Humboldt, a few blocks north of the intersection of Humboldt Blvd and North Ave. To give a quick back story every July 3rd is the big fireworks show by the lake in Milwaukee. Three years ago on that night following the fireworks a group of mostly very young (I’m talking 12-16) black kids were leaving the fireworks and then did the media described as a “flash mob” stealing a bunch of stuff from the BP gas station on that corner, then going through the park where people were still gathered following. Several people in the park were attacked and robbed. A girl I “dated” when I was 14 on AOL instant messenger was one of the people attacked and her attacker exclaimed “white girl bleed a lot”, a racist scumbag wrote a book titled that on the “scourge” of “black on white” racism in the US. It was a fucked up event and a similar one happened at the state fair grounds in Milwaukee at the end of the summer. Black youth were attacked and demonized in the media, by politicians and police. The police failed miserably handling the situation and told witnesses and victims to just leave.
In the following days my neighborhood became a police state. If you were young and black you almost certainly be stopped or at least followed. Three days after the event a young black man from the neighborhood named Derek Williams was killed while in police custody. He was a robbery suspect who ran, when he was found it was unclear what happened. Witnesses report they heard a scuffle, the district attorney’s office never investigated. He choked to death in the back of the squad car after pleading for his life saying he couldn’t breath and the officers telling him he was lying. Racists and cop apologists claimed he should not have been a robbery suspect, obviously he was never convicted and even the victim of the robbery spoke out against what the police did, no one knows it was him as the weapon that was used was never recovered. Long story short the cops covered up the death. The medical examiner ruled it a sickle cell crisis. Derek only carried the trait for sickle cell and thus it would have been literally impossible for him to die of the disease he did not have. He did have a cracked hyroid bone, a bone that is often only broken in cases of strangulation or a broken neck. After a year the story came out and the medical examiner changed the ruling to homicide. After months of protests, a grand jury voted to indict 5 officers on a misdemeanor charge of failing to provide medical support and failure to do their duty or something like that. Despite the grand jury indictment the state’s attorney declined to prosecute and the cops that killed Derek patrol my neighborhood everyday.Many people believe the heightened police presence and paranoia of the white citizens in the neighborhood contributed to the police mentality and violence that killed Derek.  
Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the country. The 53206 zipcode, which borders my zipcode and shares the same police district has the highest and most disproportionate black male incarceration rate in the country. NPR called Wisconsin “the worst state to raise black children”. Milwaukee Public Schools fail black children at some of the highest rates in the country and less than half of all black youth graduate high school. Milwaukee has the highest black male unemployment rate in the country. The employment rate for black males convicted of a felony crime is 0%. ZERO. My  reaction to the flash mobs 3 years ago is “what do you expect?”.
Last year on July 3rd after the fireworks, I walked from my house across the North Ave bridge to the East Side neighborhood. On the bridge I saw the police herding black youth like animals. Shouting that they would be ticketed if they stopped for loitering. Myself and my other white roommates of course could loiter all we wanted. Toward the end of the bridge I witnessed the police making a particularly violent arrest, one of the officers was dragging a young black women by her hair. I immediately started taping the incident on my phone. A horse officer tried to obstruct me from video taping stating “I know you can film, but if you want to play games let’s play games”. One of the officers making the arrest told me to stop filming, I replied that I didn’t have to. He got angry. He asked for my ID (you legally do not have to provide ID in the state of WI) and before I could reply I was tackled to the ground. My phone was stomped out of my hands. The officer mocked me for trying to video tape him and deleted the video (illegal). He took me into custody. He found out I was on probation and had a field day telling me how I was going to be upstate in jail and revoked from probation. All of a sudden my phone which was in his position buzzed and he read a text message my roommate who was still accross the street had sent that said “don’t worry dude I got it all on tape”. The officer decided I was not an asshole, because “he didn’t want a video of himself being an asshole to me shown to the chief”. Instead of going to jail I was given an “obstructing and resisting” citation, not even a misdemeanor but an $80 fine. I filed a complain with the fire and police comission, not so much worried about my incident but the whole atmosphere the cops created that night, blatantly targeting black youth. Without the video no my phone and lack of squad car video it was a “he said she said” and nothing happened.
Back to a couple of weeks on July 3rd of this year. This year I knew what was going to happen. Like they have every year the cops turned the corner of North and Humboldt into a police state. The gas station that was raided was sealed off with police tape. The cops blocking the intersection preventing traffic from going to the east side of the river were extraordinarily rude and volatile. But I made it to the grocery store and almost back to my house without any incident. By the time I was on my own black I looked behind me. There was about 30 black youth walking down the street with what looked like about 10 squad cars, a dozen bike cops and 3 horse cops trailing them shouting at them to move along. The youth were doing nothing out of the ordinary besides walking. I ran up onto my to my porch and filmed this www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkoTToIQdeI 2 mounted officers charge into the group who were completely non-violent, they weren’t even obnoxious, they were just kids. You can hear a girl scream “i don’t like horses”. I saw at least one kid shoved violently by the horse. The cops forced the kids to walk to the end of the block and then made them turn down a side street, leading them from  Humboldt Blvd into the Riverwest neighborhood. The intention was very clear. Black youth are perceived as dangerous and they do not belong in white neighborhood of the East Side. As my friends and I sat there stunned, a cop came rode up to us and asked if we were injured, I told him to leave the kids alone and stop making me feel unsafe. We walked down to the end of the street toward my friends house passing the 3 mounted officers and overheard a woman asking the officers what happened. The officer replied “there was a group of thugs and gang members that we were trying to get out of the area”. The youth ranged in age from what I could see from 8-16 years old, but they were black and thus were threatening and the equivalent to thugs and gang members. 
This isn’t the most eloquent thing I’ve ever written on here but this what I mean when I posted this. The police are not our friends. They especially are not if you are young and of color. 
I can’t wait to see the racist responses to this post. 

Look at this thing I posted on here that now has over 43,000 notes. 

I’m really glad this picture made it around the way it has. Fighting against the concept of policing, especially in it’s contemporary “new jim crow” incarnation of mass incarceration is something very important to me. 

The night before the 4th of July I was walking home from the grocery store that underlined why I like this very simple message this sticker expresses. For those of you who know Milwaukee, I live on Humboldt, a few blocks north of the intersection of Humboldt Blvd and North Ave. To give a quick back story every July 3rd is the big fireworks show by the lake in Milwaukee. Three years ago on that night following the fireworks a group of mostly very young (I’m talking 12-16) black kids were leaving the fireworks and then did the media described as a “flash mob” stealing a bunch of stuff from the BP gas station on that corner, then going through the park where people were still gathered following. Several people in the park were attacked and robbed. A girl I “dated” when I was 14 on AOL instant messenger was one of the people attacked and her attacker exclaimed “white girl bleed a lot”, a racist scumbag wrote a book titled that on the “scourge” of “black on white” racism in the US. It was a fucked up event and a similar one happened at the state fair grounds in Milwaukee at the end of the summer. Black youth were attacked and demonized in the media, by politicians and police. The police failed miserably handling the situation and told witnesses and victims to just leave.

In the following days my neighborhood became a police state. If you were young and black you almost certainly be stopped or at least followed. Three days after the event a young black man from the neighborhood named Derek Williams was killed while in police custody. He was a robbery suspect who ran, when he was found it was unclear what happened. Witnesses report they heard a scuffle, the district attorney’s office never investigated. He choked to death in the back of the squad car after pleading for his life saying he couldn’t breath and the officers telling him he was lying. Racists and cop apologists claimed he should not have been a robbery suspect, obviously he was never convicted and even the victim of the robbery spoke out against what the police did, no one knows it was him as the weapon that was used was never recovered. Long story short the cops covered up the death. The medical examiner ruled it a sickle cell crisis. Derek only carried the trait for sickle cell and thus it would have been literally impossible for him to die of the disease he did not have. He did have a cracked hyroid bone, a bone that is often only broken in cases of strangulation or a broken neck. After a year the story came out and the medical examiner changed the ruling to homicide. After months of protests, a grand jury voted to indict 5 officers on a misdemeanor charge of failing to provide medical support and failure to do their duty or something like that. Despite the grand jury indictment the state’s attorney declined to prosecute and the cops that killed Derek patrol my neighborhood everyday.Many people believe the heightened police presence and paranoia of the white citizens in the neighborhood contributed to the police mentality and violence that killed Derek.  

Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the country. The 53206 zipcode, which borders my zipcode and shares the same police district has the highest and most disproportionate black male incarceration rate in the country. NPR called Wisconsin “the worst state to raise black children”. Milwaukee Public Schools fail black children at some of the highest rates in the country and less than half of all black youth graduate high school. Milwaukee has the highest black male unemployment rate in the country. The employment rate for black males convicted of a felony crime is 0%. ZERO. My  reaction to the flash mobs 3 years ago is “what do you expect?”.

Last year on July 3rd after the fireworks, I walked from my house across the North Ave bridge to the East Side neighborhood. On the bridge I saw the police herding black youth like animals. Shouting that they would be ticketed if they stopped for loitering. Myself and my other white roommates of course could loiter all we wanted. Toward the end of the bridge I witnessed the police making a particularly violent arrest, one of the officers was dragging a young black women by her hair. I immediately started taping the incident on my phone. A horse officer tried to obstruct me from video taping stating “I know you can film, but if you want to play games let’s play games”. One of the officers making the arrest told me to stop filming, I replied that I didn’t have to. He got angry. He asked for my ID (you legally do not have to provide ID in the state of WI) and before I could reply I was tackled to the ground. My phone was stomped out of my hands. The officer mocked me for trying to video tape him and deleted the video (illegal). He took me into custody. He found out I was on probation and had a field day telling me how I was going to be upstate in jail and revoked from probation. All of a sudden my phone which was in his position buzzed and he read a text message my roommate who was still accross the street had sent that said “don’t worry dude I got it all on tape”. The officer decided I was not an asshole, because “he didn’t want a video of himself being an asshole to me shown to the chief”. Instead of going to jail I was given an “obstructing and resisting” citation, not even a misdemeanor but an $80 fine. I filed a complain with the fire and police comission, not so much worried about my incident but the whole atmosphere the cops created that night, blatantly targeting black youth. Without the video no my phone and lack of squad car video it was a “he said she said” and nothing happened.

Back to a couple of weeks on July 3rd of this year. This year I knew what was going to happen. Like they have every year the cops turned the corner of North and Humboldt into a police state. The gas station that was raided was sealed off with police tape. The cops blocking the intersection preventing traffic from going to the east side of the river were extraordinarily rude and volatile. But I made it to the grocery store and almost back to my house without any incident. By the time I was on my own black I looked behind me. There was about 30 black youth walking down the street with what looked like about 10 squad cars, a dozen bike cops and 3 horse cops trailing them shouting at them to move along. The youth were doing nothing out of the ordinary besides walking. I ran up onto my to my porch and filmed this www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkoTToIQdeI 2 mounted officers charge into the group who were completely non-violent, they weren’t even obnoxious, they were just kids. You can hear a girl scream “i don’t like horses”. I saw at least one kid shoved violently by the horse. The cops forced the kids to walk to the end of the block and then made them turn down a side street, leading them from  Humboldt Blvd into the Riverwest neighborhood. The intention was very clear. Black youth are perceived as dangerous and they do not belong in white neighborhood of the East Side. As my friends and I sat there stunned, a cop came rode up to us and asked if we were injured, I told him to leave the kids alone and stop making me feel unsafe. We walked down to the end of the street toward my friends house passing the 3 mounted officers and overheard a woman asking the officers what happened. The officer replied “there was a group of thugs and gang members that we were trying to get out of the area”. The youth ranged in age from what I could see from 8-16 years old, but they were black and thus were threatening and the equivalent to thugs and gang members. 

This isn’t the most eloquent thing I’ve ever written on here but this what I mean when I posted this. The police are not our friends. They especially are not if you are young and of color. 

I can’t wait to see the racist responses to this post. 

Protestant is a band from Milwaukee that has been around almost the entire time I’ve been in the scene. They released a new album. It is really good. I’ve been buying cups of coffee from Corey and records from his distro since before I was in high school. Jesse is the UPS driver who delivers to my job, he looks like Tony Hawk and has some amazing stories and used to have the meanest spin kick in the scene. Chris has been the nicest angry old young man in the scene to me since I was doing sketchy drugs at xForxDeathxOrxGloryx that him and Jesse played when I was 16. I don’t know the other dude tho he’s really good at drums.

Support them and this record that reminds why you black metal inspired music shouldn’t sound like city of caterpillar and death in june with airy guitars and pink record covers but the soul crushing brutal reality of inhumanity that is humanity.

ten-grand

ten-grand:

thanks for the money is the compilation of the 50+ hours of hi-8 video footage we shot over the 5 years we were a band. the camera wasn’t always rolling, but we still managed to capture a brief glimpse of the highs and lows of a slightly popular touring band. 

we always preferred to keep our sets short. 7 - 9 songs, which usually clocked in at around 30 minutes, with another half hour of set up and tear down. this left 23 hours remaining in each day to fill when we weren’t playing. dealing with the free time is usually the biggest mountain to climb on tour. boredom mountain.
our hope with thanks for the money is an honest representation of what it was like in the van, at the show and all the other random spots in between. thanks to everyone who sent in footage. sorry in advance for all the giggling from behind the camera.
dedicated to matt davis. 
This is very important for the culture. I got into hardcore partly because of this band and when Matt Davis passed I could feel his loss among the people I looked up to in the community.