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Part 1 from journalist David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” at (audio/mpeg 17.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
19min Part 1 from journalist David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” at University of New Orleans on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:50AM
Interview with WBOK Black talk radio host and cartoonist John Slade (audio/mpeg 22.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Janet Hays interviews the imitable John Slade - New Orleans native, black cartoonist/author of Afro Brother Spacemen, WBOK Black talk radio host
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:45AM
Kern County Residents Fast Against Plan to Fast Track Fracking - by Dan Bacher
"Valley communities are already overburdened by the environmental health impacts of oil and gas drilling," according to Juan Flores of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment in a press release. "Residents expect the County to approve the ordinance and plan to fast to call attention to the County’s unwillingness to protect its people." Photo of fasters in front of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, including Madeline Stano (left) and Juan Flores (center) from the Center on Rac...
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:10PM
Los Angeles Sued Over Racially Discriminatory Oil Drilling Permitting - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2015 — Youth groups and community organizations sued the city of Los Angeles today for allowing oil companies to drill hundreds of contaminating wells near homes without conducting mandatory environmental studies, and for exposing black and Latino residents to disproportionate health and safety risks by imposing less-protective rules in their neighborhoods.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 4:22PM
Chumash Heritage Marine Sanctuary Moves Forward - by via Sierra Club
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that the nomination for a new Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary has been accepted. The acceptance recognizes the site as deserving special status, and puts it officially under consideration for protec- tion as part of the National Marine Sanctuary Program. The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary would be the first one to focus on indigenous culture and history as a primary core value along with...
Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:54PM
Fundraising Call Out for Oso Blanco - by Flint
Join other cities across the country to start raising funds for Oso Blanco's legal defense.
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:56PM
How do we honor wisdom from the elders, Ben Burkett ~ Federation of Southern Cooperatives - by Beverly Bell
Ben Burkett, a global representative of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, continues to travel the globe sharing an essential story, good stewardship of the land requires work, study and prayer. 26th National Bioneers Conference and 5th Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardner's Conference in Northern California is the next stop for Ben... How do we honor the wisdom from our elders?
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 9:13AM
Author Anita Wills announces release of book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland - by Anita L Wills
Author Anita Wills announces the release of her book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland. The book is an indepth look at the state of the American Justice System and its treatment of African Americans.
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 5:55PM
Ramsey Orta has been catching hell. (video/quicktime 45.1MB) - by WeCopwatch
over the last year it wasn't been organized copwatch groups or projects that brought the killing of Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, or Walter Scott to the public eye, but rather individuals who live in the areas being impacted by police violence. With this overt transition of copwatch from the privileged to the oppressed, there is a responsibility for organized Copwatch groups, as well as police accountability groups to support and insulate these "Copwatchers" so they are not targeted for retaliat...
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:36PM
Massive pain inflicted on Australian Aborigines to steal their land rights - by Diet Simon, sourcing from WGAR News
“In 2007, the soldiers came with their guns. The first experience of the Intervention for many was terror. Do we run into the bush to prevent their taking our kids, to avoid being shot?” The dread and panic is palpable in the relating. Rachel Willika’s eloquent and powerful telling inspired Rosie Scott to compile this anthology.” “The Intervention – an Anthology” has now been presented at eight venues in New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Eight years after the...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:28PM
Has the SF Human Rights Commission declared the Black community dead? - by Allen Jones
For years the SF Human Rights Commission, which was created in 1964 to fight against discrimination and for equality. Today, sadly, there is strong evidence to suggest it discriminates against the Black community to the point of leaving for dead or worse.
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:04AM
Albert Woodfox Takes First Steps Towards Retrial in State Court on Sept. 21 in St. Francis - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
This legal update on Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 was released today as the A3 Coalition Newsletter.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:53AM
Letter to Pope Francis Re: The Doctrine of Christian Discovery - by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends has sent a letter to Pope Francis asking him to repudiate and rescind the Doctrine of Christian Discovery promulgated by predecessor popes. In addition to achieving its stated goal, the letter supports the Amah Mutsun effort to call attention to the inhuman way that the Catholic Church and many of those within it acted towards the Native Peoples of North America (and elsewhere).
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:43AM
Landmark Agreement Ends Indeterminate Long-Term Solitary Confinement in California - by Center for Constitutional Rights
Settlement Reached in California Class Action Suit Moves Out of SHU Those There 10 Years or Longer, Ends Solitary Purely Due to Gang Validation
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 4:36PM
The Hidden Shackles and Chains on the Statue of Liberty - by LA Progressive
The story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty was suppressed for more than 125 years. Finally, the National Park Service includes literature that explains the shackles and chains. National Juneteenth Movement is preparing an amazing event on Liberty Island, Rev. Willie Douglass, Stockton, California was on the front line, making it happen in a good way... his legacy will help guide a positive way forward.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:41PM
Anonymous Operation Ferguson Soldiers On - by via Anonymous Op Ferguson
This is the second of only two official Press Releases ever published by Op Ferguson. Anonymous Operation Ferguson is far more than just a single Twitter account. We are an entire internet platform including a now iconic website at www.OperationFerguson.cf (a domain registered the very day Mike Brown was killed) an E-Mail server and more. All of this infrastructure was built within 24 hours of the tragic and barbaric slaying of Mike Brown, who has always been and will always remain the primar...
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:00PM
Kai Lumumba Barrow and Shana Griffin talk about Ecohybridity: A Love Song For NOLA (audio/mpeg 19.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
WTUL News and Views Speaks to Kai Barrow and Shana Griffin about Ecohybridity: A Love Song for NOLA, a visual black opera in 5 acts that kicks off this weekend on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:36AM
Anonymous reports impunity in Honduras - by IndyRadio
Los Indigatos have been marching through the major cities of Honduras demanding an end to impunity and corruption. First hand accounts of the reality via Anonymous in Sydney are compiled in a monthly report. Coverage by the North American press has been meager - here's what you've been missing.
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:32PM
Dr. Jill Stein speaks out in Ferguson July 25, 2015 (video/mp4 32.7MB) - by Jill Stein/IndyRadio edit
How many presidential candidates have visited Ferguson? While there, Jill Stein spoke against systemic racism that leads to fatalities, through forced choices in housing, education, and how we deliver justice. It is amazing she has been painted almost completely invisible by the media - even and especially the "progressive" media.
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:28PM
Shoe theft allegation nets Alexander J. Bourne 9 months in jail. (audio/mpeg 28.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Janet Hays interviews Alexander J. Bourne about why he spent 9 months locked up at Orleans Parish jail - [AKA Orleans Parish Prison (OPP)] over allegations of shoe theft - all on the taxpayer's dime. This is an inside look at one person's experience with pre-trial services, the bail industry, incarceration and potential political bribery in New Orleans.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:13PM