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Seven Genocides That Presidents REFUSED to Stop by Al Carroll - by Dr. Al Carroll
On the twentieth anniversary of genocide in Rwanda, many Americans do not realize that there were seven genocides that nine US presidents refused to halt. Atrocities can be stopped, but it takes either a humanitarian president or public.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:08PM
Razor Wire, Prison Cells, and Black Panther Robert H. King's Life of Resistance - by Angola 3 News
A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana's infamous Angola State Prison in 2001. Hard Time was recently shown in Canada at both the Toronto and Montreal Black Film Festivals, following Robert King's testimony in Chicago about solitary confinement at the annual meeting of ...
Posted: Wed Apr 2, 2014 11:18AM
Labor In the South, VW Workers And The Struggle Against Racism With ILA 1422 Pres Riley - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
Ken Riley, the president of ILA 1422 of Charleston, South Carolina along with president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO talks about the VW organizing drive and the struggle to organize unions in the south and the role of racism.
Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:00PM
Human Rights Advocates Testify before Human Rights Commission on Stand Your Ground Laws - by NAACP
(Washington, DC) - In an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the impact of stand your ground laws on communities of color, human rights advocates presented testimony (see PDF) before the Inter-American Human Rights Committee (IACHR) in Washington, DC. Advocates included Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, and Ron Davis, father of slain teen Jordan Davis, along with representatives from Free Marissa Now, Florida Legal Services, the NAACP, Dream Defenders and the Univ...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:09PM
ACLU's New Online Tool Allows Users to Fight Racial Bias in Marijuana Possession Arrests - by ACLU
NEW YORK – With today's release of The Uncovery, the American Civil Liberties Union has put its devastating findings on racial injustice and marijuana possession arrests into the hands of web users. In partnership with Interbrand, the ACLU has developed a simple, elegant online advocacy tool, a one-stop shop where users select their own facts, convert them into customized graphic messages, share them on social media, and send them to legislators – all in sixty seconds or less.
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:21PM
LULAC Welcomes FTC Probe into Herbalife's Deceptive Business Practices - by LULAC
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, LULAC Executive Director, Brent Wilkes, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the FTC that it has opened a formal investigation into Herbalife.
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:17PM
Statement of Voting Rights to UN Human Rights Committee - by NAACP
(GENEVA, Switzerland) – The NAACP issued the following statement read before a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the US ICCPR review:
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36PM
D.C. Passes Marijuana Decriminalization as Step Toward Racial Justice - by ACLU
WASHINGTON, DC – On March 4, the District of Columbia City Council passed legislation to remove criminal penalties from the possession of marijuana in amounts of one ounce or less. The bill would treat such possession as a civil offense, and awaits approval by Mayor Vincent Gray and then Congress. The vote was 10 to 1 with one abstention.
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:58PM
The long history of Black-Palestinian solidarity - by LiberationNews.org
The acquittal of racist murderer George Zimmerman sparked outrage and demonstrations not only in the United States, but all around the world—including in Palestine. Many Palestinians circulated pictures of themselves holding signs that read: “Palestinians stand with those who mourn Trayvon Martin’s death. We know what it feels like to lose loved ones and to watch the murderers evade justice.”
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:53PM
Hardened Racism in Israel - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:39PM
Decolonizing Pipeline Resistance: Interview with Freda Huson - by Lee Veeraraghavan
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline intensifies in the United States, the Canadian province of British Columbia faces similar battles of its own. Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, if approved, would transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to the Pacific Coast.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:16AM
Family and activists shut down Tustin Police Chief, City Council - by Answer Coalition
On Feb. 18, outraged community members marched to the Tustin, Calif. City Hall to attend the City Council meeting and demand answers in the death of 23-year-old Robert Villa at the hands of Tustin Police on Feb. 10.
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:39PM
Albuquerque activists take on local anti-Semitism - by Jordan Whelchel
The Albuquerque ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) joined ranks on Feb. 13 with the owner of a local Jewish deli to combat racist attacks on the restaurant. On three occasions within a month, Nosh Deli was vandalized with stickers bearing racist and anti-Semitic slurs, including a postage label with the phrase, “To the k---s who should die.”
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:56PM
NAACP Statement on the Michael Dunn Verdict: There Are No Winners in this Case - by NAACP
(BALTIMORE)—On Saturday, the jury in the trial of Michael Dunn, a Florida man who shot a teenager to death in a parking lot, found Dunn guilty of second-degree attempted murder for getting out of his car and firing 10 times at the Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle in which Jordan Davis was killed. The judge declared a mistrial on the count of first-degree murder; which applied in the death of Jordan Davis.
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:36PM
The Cape Town Declaration: South African solidarity w/ Palestine, Western Sahara and Cuba - by Media Review Network
South Africa’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee held a “Solidarity Conference in Support of the Peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara and Cuba” on Thursday, 6th February 2014. The session was opened by an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, Ahmed Kathrada. He was followed to the podium by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations, Marius Fransman; the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations, Mr Tisetso Magama, MP; and the Ambass...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:26PM
Killer of Black teen Jordan Davis found ‘not guilty’ in first degree - by Bryan Ellis
On Feb. 15, the eve of what would have been Jordan Davis' 19th birthday, a Duval County jury convicted Michael Dunn on three counts of second-degree attempted murder. Each count carries a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence. They also convicted him of shooting or throwing a deadly missile. However, Circuit Judge Russell Healey declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count. Dunn's jury was made up of four white men, four white women, two black women, one Asian female and one Hispanic man.
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:19AM
Moral March unites many struggles - by Thomas Parsons
Annually, the NAACP in North Carolina holds a march known as the Historic Thousands on Jones Street under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. The march was situated near the center of downtown Raleigh near Shaw University, with major bank skyscrapers positioned less than five blocks from working class homes. This year the march fell on Feb. 8. Building on the momentum of the weekly "Moral Monday" protests in Raleigh, the "Moral March" drew an unprecedentedly large crowd.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:40AM
Lawsuit over Treatment of South Dakota Indian Parents and Tribes Can Move Forward - by ACLU
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A federal court has ruled that a lawsuit charging state and local officials with violating the rights of Indian parents and tribes in state child custody proceedings can go to trial.
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:57PM
Ukraine Holocaust Memorial Canceled Out Of Fear U.S. Backed Anti-Semites - by Steven Argue
The following is meant to be an update of my more in depth article written three days ago: Imperialists Out of Ukraine! Stop Supporting Neo-Nazis! https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/01/26/18749806.php As an update, most of the facts and arguments made in that article are not repeated in this one. Since the western corporate media is completely misrepresenting what is going on in Ukraine, I strongly encourage people to read that article to better explain the positions I take in thi...
Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:04PM
Rodstar from Rebel Diaz Hip hop Group from NY, on Setting the Standard (audio/x-wav 85.7MB) - by paz
Rodstar from Rebel Diaz Hip hop Group from NY, on Setting the Standard. He will be in the Bay area with his brother performing on Thursday Jan 22nd in SF
Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:30PM