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{ LINK: Petition - Drop charges against transgender victim Jewlyes Gutierrez. }

askatranswoman:

This is literally the government stepping in when the school stopped being transphobic to make sure someone was being transphobic and horrible. This girl was attacked, they VIDEOTAPED her attack, and now that they’re finally admitting she’s been abused repeatedly and consistently harassed, the government decides she should be charged with assault for defending herself.

Just like CeCe.

PLEASE go sign this petition.

(via numol)

awomanfromitaly:

Friendly reminder that http://awomanfromitaly.tumblr.com (ME!) makes COMPUTERS THAT ARE REALLY REALLY GOOD AND SO CHEAP YOU WILL CRY. 

Like, forreal. You wanna play any video game out today? You don’t even need to spend 600$. You can spend more to be able to do that longer and get even better performance if you’d like, but around 500$ is all you need for a solid gaming pc. And I ship to most of the world!

Also if you’re trans or a person of color, I’ll charge even less. ZERO profit margin. :| None. Zip. Cost of parts and shipping only. 

And if you don’t want a desktop or can’t afford one, signal boost me because I’m a trans girl in a state where its legal to fire / not hire someone in the first place for being trans? I do porn too but the industry makes me REALLY uncomfortable, so I prefer to do this. :(

also cute girls should message me

(Source: thewomanfromitaly)

{ LINK: Reggie Clemons could be the next Troy Davis. }

numol:

numol:

thecurvature:

jhameia:

zami:

mixedbyziggy:

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From http://www.justiceforreggie.com:

In 1991, two young women went missing after visiting the abandoned Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis Missouri — a popular hang-out with local teens — with their cousin. The cousin told the police an impossible tale: that the girls had been pushed from the bridge, but he was ordered to jump by an unknown assailant and survived the nearly 80-foot fall into strong currents with no injuries and dry hair. The police were naturally skeptical of his account and, within hours, he confessed to killing the girls.

Yet this man, who is white, has never spent a day in jail. Instead, the police arrested four local youths who were also on the bridge that night. Three of the young men, all African-American, received the death sentence. The fourth young man, who is white, received a 30-year sentence and will be eligible for parole soon.

Reggie Clemons is one of the youths that received the death sentence, even though prosecutors conceded that Reggie neither pushed the women nor planned their deaths. The prosecutor simply theorized that Reggie was an “accomplice” even though there is no physical evidence linking Reggie to the crime for which he received the death penalty: no fingerprints, no DNA, no hair or fiber samples.

Many of Reggie’s claims have never been heard in a court of law because of procedural rules that have barred the presentation of important evidence. After reviewing the evidence, two federal judges voted to overturn his death sentence and found that Reggie was denied a fair trial. But Reggie’s sentence of death remains.

So many people were up in arms yesterday…now that Troy Davis is gone, will you continue to fight or were you just hype for the moment?

Click the link to head to amnesty.org and learn more about Reggie’s case, sign the petition—do something. We have lots more time to act.

keep this revolution moving

This is on my dash again and this STILL bothers me. TWO. FEDERAL. JUDGES. Voted to OVERTURN this sentence. BUT HE’S STILL GOING TO DIE. Why? 

Amnesty International fact sheet here (pdf).

there’s also a much longer amnesty international report (2.07 megabytes).  it’s a PDF and it’s hosted here (link) [WARNING for more talk of racism in the US “justice” system/racist murders by the state/abuse/harassment/police brutality].  NOTE: hosting of the report seems to change a lot.  if that link doesn’t work, try searching for “Death by prosecutorial misconduct and a ‘stacked’ jury”, in quotes.

[image above: photo of Reggie Clemons in prison.  he’s looking into camera with a tense, stiff expression.]

contact information for Missouri Governor Nixon:

email form (link)

snail-mail address:

Office of Governor Jay Nixon
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102

phone number: (573) 751-3222

fax number: (573) 751-1495

and here are some online free faxing places:

[also edited my earlier reblog to add warnings and note and correct long report link.]

(via revolutionary-afrolatino)

janetmock:

One day until my book is finally here!!!
This is such a dream. 

janetmock:

One day until my book is finally here!!!

This is such a dream. 

{ LINK: Petition - Drop charges against transgender victim Jewlyes Gutierrez. }

askatranswoman:

This is literally the government stepping in when the school stopped being transphobic to make sure someone was being transphobic and horrible. This girl was attacked, they VIDEOTAPED her attack, and now that they’re finally admitting she’s been abused repeatedly and consistently harassed, the government decides she should be charged with assault for defending herself.

Just like CeCe.

PLEASE go sign this petition.

(via numol)

{ LINK: Petition - Drop charges against transgender victim Jewlyes Gutierrez. }

askatranswoman:

This is literally the government stepping in when the school stopped being transphobic to make sure someone was being transphobic and horrible. This girl was attacked, they VIDEOTAPED her attack, and now that they’re finally admitting she’s been abused repeatedly and consistently harassed, the government decides she should be charged with assault for defending herself.

Just like CeCe.

PLEASE go sign this petition.

(via myradish)

{ LINK: Niara's Book Wishlist }

revenge-of-the-witches:

visit her support site for more information

revolutionary-afrolatino:

tranqualizer:

HELP ME SAVE MY LIFE
[Jessica is to the left of the photo, to the right is her mother, Silvia] 
Jessica’s Story
My name is Jessica Sánchez-Rodriguez and I am an undocumented, disabled 18 year old currently living in Charlotte, NC with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. 17 years ago I crossed the border with my mother, Silvia, in order to receive life saving medical treatment. For years I was traveling to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, a two and half hour trip from my home, in order to receive medical care. Because I am undocumented and no longer a minor I no longer have access to the medical help I received before.
I have been living in the United States since I was 11 months old and have been educated here for 13 years. My parents, while undocumented, pay taxes yet I am still unable to receive government help. Access to Medicaid right now would mean that I would not have to continue to wait for an emergency surgery that would save my life.
Right now I need an emergency surgery to connect a catheter to my bladder and without financial assistance a surgery like that will cost my family $45,000 dollars.
I am starting this fundraiser because I want to do whatever it takes to get this surgery. $45,000 is not something we can afford on our own. Please donate whatever you can and help me save my life.
~Jessica
Advocates from all across the U.S are saying that 2013 is the year for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, as communities are organizing to ensure that all 11 million undocumented immigrants have a just pathway to citizenship, Jessica is one of millions of immigrants who is blocked from health services only because she lacks a social security number. Not having access to social services also means that she can’t get financial assistance to pay for a much needed, life saving surgery. Jessica cannot continue to wait.  
WHAT’S IN THE $55,000 GOAL? 
$45,000 for the surgery
$10,000 to cover specialist/doctor costs for follow ups and the fees charged by WePay/GoFundMe
Need to know more about spina bifida and hydrocephalus?

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revolutionary-afrolatino:

tranqualizer:

HELP ME SAVE MY LIFE

[Jessica is to the left of the photo, to the right is her mother, Silvia] 

Jessica’s Story

My name is Jessica Sánchez-Rodriguez and I am an undocumented, disabled 18 year old currently living in Charlotte, NC with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. 17 years ago I crossed the border with my mother, Silvia, in order to receive life saving medical treatment. For years I was traveling to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, a two and half hour trip from my home, in order to receive medical care. Because I am undocumented and no longer a minor I no longer have access to the medical help I received before.

I have been living in the United States since I was 11 months old and have been educated here for 13 years. My parents, while undocumented, pay taxes yet I am still unable to receive government help. Access to Medicaid right now would mean that I would not have to continue to wait for an emergency surgery that would save my life.

Right now I need an emergency surgery to connect a catheter to my bladder and without financial assistance a surgery like that will cost my family $45,000 dollars.

I am starting this fundraiser because I want to do whatever it takes to get this surgery. $45,000 is not something we can afford on our own. Please donate whatever you can and help me save my life.

~Jessica

Advocates from all across the U.S are saying that 2013 is the year for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, as communities are organizing to ensure that all 11 million undocumented immigrants have a just pathway to citizenship, Jessica is one of millions of immigrants who is blocked from health services only because she lacks a social security number. Not having access to social services also means that she can’t get financial assistance to pay for a much needed, life saving surgery. Jessica cannot continue to wait.  

WHAT’S IN THE $55,000 GOAL? 

$45,000 for the surgery

$10,000 to cover specialist/doctor costs for follow ups and the fees charged by WePay/GoFundMe

Need to know more about spina bifida and hydrocephalus?

signal boostin

{ LINK: Take Action: Show your support for safe and affordable healthcare for trans and gender non conforming people! | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) }

thespiritwas:

Hi everyone! Please Sign & Share the Change.org petition to tell NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYS Health Commissioner Shah its time for trans and gender non conforming people New Yorkers have the healthcare they need!

Then share our videos above and infographic at srlp.org/healthcare !

“[Herbert Smulls’] EXECUTION STAYED. Contact Attorney General Koster NOW to tell him not to interfere with the Supreme Court’s necessary review of Missouri’s shady, evolving execution protocol. 573-751-3321”

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (facebook post link)

and apparently it is ok to call if you do not live in Missouri.

also his fax number is 573-751-0774 (source link) so please fax if you are absolutely unable to call.

online free faxing links:
http://gotfreefax.com/ (up to 2 a day for free)
http://faxzero.com/ (up to 5 a day for free)

Case info from Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (link)

[also i am sorry the earlier post about his case did not show up in any of the tags i tagged the post as, i don’t know why that happened, hopefully it won’t happen with this post too.  edit: or maybe the site just won’t show me my own posts when i go to the tags.  sorry for derail.]