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Photos: Giant Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans by artist B-Mike w/ Amnesty Intl. USA - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Featured below are photos of the new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans, Louisiana, painted by artist Brandan "B-Mike" Odums in conjunction with Amnesty International USA. The photos below are taken by Amnesty USA and the A3 Coalition. Read the July 3 NOLA Times Picayune article to learn more about the mural and to view more photos. This first photo is of Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, standing in front of the mural.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:51PM
NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the United States in urging all presidential candidates to address the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:51PM
Community Organizer Pam Nath speaks about White Supremacy, Forgiveness, and Hope (audio/mpeg 82.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Pam Nath speaks to WTUL News and Views about the forgiveness the families of the victims of the Charleston shooting offered Dylan Roof, how White Supremacy operates in our society and the role white people can play, and how the debate between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mayor Mitch Landrieu demonstrates the issues still alive and well even among those making some effort to address issues of race. Includes conversation about hope and how we could move forward as a society.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:33AM
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs & Almah LaVon on Dark Sciences: A People Of Color Dream Retreat (audio/mpeg 38.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
This is the first convening of a queer-black-feminist imagined collective dreaming house for people of color.
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 7:17AM
The Confederate Flag: A Call to Burn and Bury with Angela Kinlaw and A Scribe Called Quess (audio/mpeg 14.2MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Angela Kinlaw and A Scribe Called Quess speak out at New Orleans' event "The Confederate Flag: A Call to Burn and Bury - July 4th 2015."
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 6:33AM
The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
Ignoring the real roots of American violence - by Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
Danny Katch considers the arguments put forward by liberal figures whose first response to the Charleston mass murders was to talk about the need for gun control.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:26PM
This Saturday (6/27) is National "Burn The Confederate Flag" Day - by #FeelTheBurn #TakeItDown
The Confederate flag is the flag of racism, and it flew high as a young, angry, ignorant white man murdered 9 innocent African Americans. Fortunately, our First Amendment right gives us the power of free speech that will allow us to display our feelings by burning the flag of slavery from sea to shining sea.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:10PM
Healing Our Wounds: Restorative Justice Needed For Albert Woodfox, The BPP, And The Nation - by Angola 3 News
On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Pr...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:16PM
Interview with Lydia Y. Nichols on upcoming documentary Katrina Babies (audio/mpeg 75.1MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji Barrow interviews Lydia Y. Nichols about the upcoming documentary Katrina Babies that looks at the experience of children who survived the storm. This conversation includes discussion about trauma, racism and what it means to be young black and from New Orleans and have lived through Katrina and how those lasting impacts are being felt.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:38AM
Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery - by via The Romero Institute
The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based 501(c)3 and heir to the famed Christic Institute, celebrates the release of Laudato Si', Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, but insists the Catholic Church must do more to reverse the entrenched and systemic injustices that persist as a result of its policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:16PM
Dylann Roof, The Fight Against Racism, And The Right To Bear Arms - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Dylann Roof wearing the flags of South Africa and Rhodesia during their racist apartheid-eras. Rhodesia is now renamed Zimbabwe after the partial victory of its anti-racist revolution. This photo was taken from Dylann Roof's Facebook account. In other Facebook photos Dylann Roof posed with another symbol of racist terror, white supremacy, and chattel slavery, the Confederate flag.]
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:13AM
Teach the children the reason in the midst of our Global Juneteenth Freedom Party - by Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-CM Boxley
President Barack Obama will celebrate the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Juneteenth near the Royal Fortress of Saint Frances. The "unknown" California Juneteenth Story awaits official permission to share the authentic legacy hidden within the California State Archives and California State Library. Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally shared the positive way forward available for reconsideration (AB 59 2003) reconnecting the blood stained shores of the Gullah Geeche Low Country to the Golden Gate of...
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:16AM
Racial Profiling Bill Heads to California Senate - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO--On June 3 the state Assembly approved a police reform bill that would collect basic information about encounters the police have with Californians. Assembly members voted 41 to 23 to pass Assembly Bill 953, Law Enforcement: Racial Profiling.
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 11:45AM
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks progress - by Amnesty International
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks undermining a decade of progress
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:04PM
Video Shows Dying Moments of African-American Soldier in Texas Jail (video/x-ms-wmv 22.9MB) - by DemocracyNow! (repost)
The police state snuffed the life of Sgt. James Brown in the El Paso Jail.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:31AM
Dr. Carl Hart at Drug Policy Alliance Conference in NOLA (audio/mpeg 19.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
A Human Rights based approach to drug policy
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 8:15AM
Bratton Report Glosses over Impact Broken Windows Policing Has on NY Communities of Color - by American Civil Liberties Union
NEW YORK - In response to a report (see PDF) released today by the NYPD and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in defense of Broken Windows policing, the leadership of the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement. It is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:51PM
Chumash Nation Honors Mission Ancestors and Opposes Serra Sainthood - by via AIM Southern California
In opposition of the Pope's plans, the Barbareno Chumash Tribal Iyalmuwic Council and the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation will lead a weekend of cultural reverence and resistance to the notion of Serras' Canonization; highlighted by a ceremony to honor the more than 4,000 ancestors who lost their lives who are buried in a mass gravesite. The ceremony will be outside the Santa Barbara Mission, May 31.
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:01PM
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015: video (video/mp4 341.4MB) - by El Enemigo Común
Freddie Gray Rebellion - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - April 25th, 2015
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:29PM