A prayer for those being oppressed in Ferguson, Missouri

Rebalancing Acts

Hail Loki, Scarlipped God and Revealer of Harsh Truths,
I ask You to intervene in the media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri.
May those who misrepresent events in order to maintain cruel, unjust dominance be silenced.
May their lies be shown for what they are.
May all those speaking truths, especially the “unpleasant” truths that the oppressors most want silenced, be heard and known to be speaking the truth, and
May those truths lead to a better world.

Hail Loki, Father, Mother, Hero of the Lokka Tattur.
I ask You to intervene in Ferguson, Missouri, to protect the children there.
May those would would make them outcasts, who would bind them, harm them, kill them, be blocked and defeated.
May the children escape unscathed from all malevolent giants who would pursue them,
May their families remain intact, and may those who have already suffered terrible losses find support in their grief.

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Your Ferguson links roundup: The slaying of Michael Brown and continuing protests

Michael Brown slaying and updates  from 08/09/2014 – 08/10/2014 http://www.mediaite.com/online/police-fatally-shoot-unarmed-black-teenager-outraged-town-protests/


Ferguson police use tear gas on protesters, arrest at least 2 reporters: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/reporters-ryan-reilly-and-wesley-lowery-arrested-ferguson

MISSOURI MAYOR: LOOTERS WERE OUT-OF-TOWNERShttp://www.wnd.com/2014/08/missouri-mayor-looters-were-out-of-towners/


In Ferguson, the blurred line between law enforcement and combat: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ferguson-the-blurred-line-between-law-enforcement-and-combat

US attorney launches civil rights investigation into Michael Brown casehttp://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ferguson-police-chief-people-just-want-continue-fight


Chief: More Than 40 Arrested in Ferguson, Missouri Unrest: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2014/08/13/chief-more-than-arrested-ferguson-missouri-unrest/zROg06mluKV8g0HrScTmYK/story.html


Ferguson, MO No-Fly Zone: http://thyblackman.com/2014/08/13/ferguson-mo-no-fly-zone/


Even before Michael Brown’s slaying in Ferguson, racial questions hung over police: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/even-before-teen-michael-browns-slaying-in-mo-racial-questions-have-hung-over-police/2014/08/13/78b3c5c6-2307-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html


Live updates, live stream 2/3 way down pagehttp://voices.suntimes.com/news/live-updates-unrest-in-ferguson-missouri-over-shooting-death-of-michael-brown/


Defense against tear gas for Ferguson Mo #OpFerguson 


LIVE :http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930



St Louis County Police Scanner: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/st-louis-county-police-scanner


Updates: http://revolution-news.com/ferguson-justified-resistance-to-a-racist-system/



 Ferguson police chief’s wife gets screencapped from Facebook post<a>https://twitter.com/_ReMona/status/499031932303601664</a> May be bogus. I’ve been unable to confirm veracity. UPDATE: It is bogus. http://twitchy.com/2014/08/14/wife-of-ferguson-police-chief-attacked-for-allegedly-calling-black-people-feral/


#ferguson livestreamhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23ferguson%20livestream&src=rela 

UPDATE 08/14/14: NBC, 36 stories and counting on Michael Brown (I have no idea which way the bias goes in these stories, it is just an easy link to check)http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting 

Bail and Legal Fund for Those Arrested During Ferguson Anti-Police Demonstrations:http://antistatestl.noblogs.org/post/2014/08/11/bail-and-legal-fund-for-those-arrested-during-ferguson-anti-police-demonstrations/

Call For Submissions for a Beloved Dead Devotional – Graititude project, day 13

Gratitude project, day 13, for folks doing similar work
(I thought I’d reblogged this a week ago!)

Foxglove & Firmitas

I said I wasn’t going to start this, and yet here I am anyway…  Doing the Work.

Crossing the River: A Devotional to Our Beloved Dead

Calling for submissions for Crossing the River: A Devotional to Our Beloved Dead, edited by Camilla Laurentine (and possibly others to sign on at a later date). Submissions open August 7th, 2014 and close February 28th, 2015.

The intention of this devotional is to build a source book of modern meditations, hymns, prayers, and other resources for death workers working in our greater community. All Pagan and Polytheist traditions are welcome and encouraged to submit to this project.

Submissions should fall into one of three categories: Vigil of the Dying, For the Recently Deceased, and Funerary Tools. They may include, but are not limited to meditations, poems, hymns, prayers, original retellings of myths, rituals, and scholarly articles with a…

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Gratitude project, day 11, the hubster

There is one name brand pain killer that consistently works at the rare times I succumb to taking meds for neck/back pain. The hubster was going to the drug store and remembered I had mentioned needing more. Except they didn’t have it. Or the other 2 store locations of the same company. Or the one store of another company. Or the grocery store. Or the other store that we never shop at, but he looked anyway. Then he came home, looked it up on the Internet and ordered from e-bay. o_O

Pretty sure he loves me. 😉