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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
A Moral Outrage: Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates on the torture of Albert Woodfox - by Angola 3 News
We interview Rev. Dr. Patricia Bates from the National Religious Coalition Against Torture (www.nrcat.org), who attended Albert Woodfox's recent January 7 oral arguments before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and made a statement at the press conference outside the courtroom on behalf of NRCAT. She has worked for decades inside prisons, acting as a Minister for inmates and more. However, after she spoke at the Louisiana State Capitol press conference for Albert this past October, she wa...
Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:08PM
Justice for Ramarley Graham! He was unarmed in his own home when this NY PIG killed him. - by JUSTICE FOR RAMARLEY GRAHAM!
An NYPD officer won't be charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed Bronx teen, a grand jury voted Wednesday. ABC reports the jury decided there wasn't enough evidence to re-indict officer Richard Haste in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham. Haste had been indicted by a different grand jury last year, but a judge threw out that indictment, citing a mistake by the assistant district attorney. Cops chased Graham into his grandmother's Bronx apartment in February o...
Posted: Mon Jan 6, 2014 7:22PM
Tribute for Nelson Mandela - by PLM - Philippines
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, Mabuhay!
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:12PM
Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela - by Socialist International (SI)
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45PM
On the passing of Comrade Nelson Mandela - by Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)
Mandela has served as a symbol of strength and hope for South Africa and the world. As one of the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela was at the forefront of the movement for national liberation for the black majority in South Africa. He was eventually detained by the apartheid regime for his participation in the national liberation movement and was imprisoned for 27 years. Despite such hardship, his dream of freedom for his people never ceased.
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:58PM
NAACP Releases New Report Examining Energy Policies - by NAACP
(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released a new report that assesses energy policy in all 50 states from a civil rights lens. Titled “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs,” the report provides analysis of each state’s energy sector policies based on both the environmental and economic impacts.
Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:55PM
Nelson Mandela: Eulogies of Imperialist Hypocrites & a Revolution Betrayed by Capitalism - by Steven Argue
Today, as the chief representatives of U.S. imperialism praise Nelson Mandela, not mentioned is the fact the CIA aided the racist South African government in its arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962.
Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:06PM
Slash Em Up Preview - by Slashemup
Slash Em Up: A black punk manifesto (preview) By Yumii Thecato
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:38AM