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

http://www.livestream.com/activistworldnewsnow

 

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/

 

Twitter:

 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
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ferguson&src=typd

#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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