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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
When You See Something Do Something - Brochure on Community Defense in Public Spaces Friday Dec 8th 7:44 PM
Defend Aunti Frances! Emergency Eviction Defense Rally Thursday Dec 7th 7:34 PM
BCR, Identity Europa rallying tonight at Sproul Plaza Thursday Dec 7th 11:46 AM
3000 Oakland SEIU1021 & IFPTE 21 Workers Strike For A Contract Wednesday Dec 6th 12:45 AM
Steven Kalmbach of HomeAid Northern California threatens to evict tenants Tuesday Dec 5th 7:02 PM
Deport ICE from Oakland: The Resolution To End Cooperation With ICE Sunday Dec 3rd 9:03 AM
IYSSE mounts campaign against UC Berkeley police censorship (1 comment) Friday Dec 1st 10:53 PM
Militarism and its complicities Thursday Nov 30th 1:38 PM
Hundreds Demand Stop The School Cuts At OUSD: OEA Teachers, Parents & Students Rally Tuesday Nov 28th 9:29 AM
Oakland A’s stadium proposal is not welcome at Peralta’s Laney College (2 comments) Sunday Nov 26th 9:15 PMMore Local News...
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KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act Friday Oct 27th 11:11 AM
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 PMMore Global News...
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Laney Land Is Not For Sale! Community, Students & Faculty Rally Against A's Land Grab Wednesday Dec 13th 2:08 PM
Israel not involved (cont.)...12-12-17 Mouse Report (2 comments) Tuesday Dec 12th 1:12 PM
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's Union Busting War On Labor Time For A "General Strike" Tuesday Dec 12th 8:11 AM
Israel NOT involved!!!...12-5-17 Mouse Report (2 comments) Tuesday Dec 5th 2:33 PM
Y2K Bug Bites SF (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 28th 2:11 PM
P2 Hexogen West...11-21-17 (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 21st 1:34 PM
Oil Sod Slavemongery...11-14-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 14th 2:52 PM
Stop The Draft Week - Oakland 1967 - Vintage Photos Tuesday Nov 7th 4:41 PM
Seth Rich died for our sins...11-7-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Nov 7th 1:54 PM
Mueller's Ghouls...10-31-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 31st 12:49 PMOpen Newswire...
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