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Wed Oct 19 2016Standing Up Against the Racist Police State by Taking a Knee
Wed Oct 19 2016NFL Quarterback Kaepernick Inspires Resistance to Mindless Nationalism at Athletic Events
Since August 26, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit and then kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police violence, at least dozens of more Black people have been murdered by the police. What is also intensifying is that more and more athletes are taking a visible stand against police brutality, including in the National Football League, the most popular sport in the U.S., which is more than 70 percent Black.
As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention. Students at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) have been particularly vocal about their opposition to a lack of police accountability and the unfair treatment of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.
Joseph Thomas tells a related story from his childhood: I can’t remember now if it was elementary or Jr. High School, but Way Back In The Day I was sent home for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There had been some incident in the Dirty South; a lynching, shooting, bombing, or incident of voter disenfranchisement or other discrimination, and I had had enough. Ordinarily, being sent home from school would usually mean “Wait until your Father gets home,” which meant I was in for corporal punishment.... I could tell he wasn’t as angry as I expected him to be. He asked for my explanation. I said something about “civil rights.” Having marched on Market Street some years earlier to support voting rights and/or protest another lynching, Pops conceded I had a point, one of the handful of times he admitted I was right.
It's Way Past Time To End Militarism | Kaepernick ‘effect’ grows with every police atrocity | Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest | Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick
New club procedures at UC Berkeley give police effective veto power over campus events (2 comments) Tuesday Oct 17th 3:06 AM
WorkWeek 10-10- 17 On Labor & N. CA Fire And Long Term Care In National Healthcare Bill Wednesday Oct 11th 1:48 PM
Rebecca Kaplan Wants To "protect the air" but is silent about corrupt exes running BAAQMD Wednesday Oct 11th 12:55 PM
Behind Every Fascist, A Liberal: Report From Students At UC Berkeley Saturday Sep 30th 11:03 PM
An Open Letter to UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ from Staff Member Saturday Sep 30th 10:53 PM
Vigil for OPD Taser Victim Saturday Sep 30th 7:34 PM
Help Keep Porta-Potties for the Homeless Open in South Berkeley Thursday Sep 28th 9:26 PM
#NetNeutrality projected on AT&T building in Oakland Thursday Sep 28th 8:00 AM
Richmond Progressive Alliance Take-over By Mike Parker Who Now Wants To Annex N Richmond Wednesday Sep 27th 10:02 PM
Community Victory Against Right-Wing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos Tuesday Sep 26th 2:27 PMMore Local News...
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Democracy Now:Who’s Hacking Who? Americans, Not Russians, Disenfranchise Millions of Black Wednesday Oct 11th 8:46 PM
Court decision in Empire State Bldg versus Pacifica & WBAI Saturday Oct 7th 4:08 PM
This Week in Palestine, September 29 2017 Saturday Sep 30th 8:06 PM
Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
Report On Cuban Labor Movement & Cuba's Health and Tourism Union by Victor Manuel Lemagne, Friday Jun 30th 9:19 PM
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Looks At NNU Single Pay Campaign And CWA West AT&T Contract Fight Friday Mar 31st 2:37 PM
Korean Labor And The Impeachment & BAAQMD Retaliation And Document Destruction Monday Mar 20th 5:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD (1 comment) Friday Mar 17th 3:52 AM
In condemned remarks, HUD Secretary Ben Carson calls slaves “immigrants” Monday Mar 6th 9:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson leads subsidized renters & union employees into uncertain future Friday Mar 3rd 1:57 AMMore Global News...
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GaliziaGladiod...10-16-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Oct 17th 3:00 PM
Unmasking some local Bay Area corporate newsroom talking heads Friday Oct 13th 7:32 PM
RICO SLAPP Back...10-10-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 10th 2:36 PM
Kurdish Pawn Game...10-3-17 Mouse Report (2 comments) Tuesday Oct 3rd 3:17 PM
Mongols R US...9-26-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Sep 26th 1:52 PM
Indigernous Elder ARRESTED by Child Molestors (OPD) Again (4 out 10 9-11) Tuesday Sep 19th 6:27 PM
Got Protection?...R2P ops in Myanmar, Nigeria...9-19-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Sep 19th 2:24 PM
UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech Friday Sep 15th 8:03 AM
No Afghan did it...9-12-17 Mouse Report (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 12th 2:08 PM
Russian scapegoat for Rich leak...9-5-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Sep 5th 3:06 PMOpen Newswire...
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