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document SPLC survey: Presidential campaign leading to widespread fear, bullying in schools splc_the_trump_effect.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by via Southern Poverty Law Center
(April 13, 2016) A survey of approximately 2,000 teachers by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates that the presidential campaign is having a profoundly negative impact on schoolchildren across the country, according to a report released today.
Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:00AM
text Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship by Adalah-NY
In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Díaz, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN’s annual World Voices Festival. PEN lists the Israeli Embassy as among the “Champions” of the Festival, and as a sponsor of one of the Festival’s panels.
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 12:16PM
text Call for Prisoner Strike on Attica Anniversary by Support Prisoner Resistance
This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.
Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2016 7:36AM
audio Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs" (audio/mpeg 10.8MB) by WTUL News & Views
Gone viral: an excerpt of Dan Baum's piece, "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs," recently published in the April 2016 issue of Harper's magazine, has been shared across social media, resulting in videos, quotes, tweets, and more. Here's the full piece, it's a long one, with policy recommendations, data, and more.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
text Sign Petition before 4/15/16 for Medical Care or Release for Mumia Abu-Jamal by repost
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner, is being denied medical care for Hepatitis C, which will certainly result in his death if he does not receive the necessary medical care now.
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:56PM
audio Hillary Clinton and Justin Trudeau united behind Israel, against BDS (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) by KPFA Weekend News, Ann Garrison
There is now a full-fledged national movement to counter the BDS movement, with AIPAC-supported bills moving forward not only in Congress but also in two dozen state legislatures. These bills mimic legislation passed by the Israeli Knesset in 2014 and a resolution passed by Canada’s House of Commons, by a vote of 229 to 51, on Feb. 22 this year.
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:01PM
document Black Anarchism: A Reader black-anarchism-a-reader-2.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by Black Rose Anarchist Federation
In the expansive terrain of anarchist history, few events loom as large as the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Countless books, films, songs, pamphlets, buttons, t-shirts, and more are rightfully devoted to this transformative struggle for social revolution by Spanish workers and peasants. But digging through the mountain of available material, little can be found on black militants in the Spanish revolution, like the one featured in the powerful photo on the cover of this reader — a member ...
Posted: Wed Mar 2, 2016 5:58PM
audio UK terrorist murders of elderly Muslim men - hate crime questions for police and press (audio/mpeg 6.7MB) by BCfm Politics Show
String of terrorist murders of elderly Muslim men in Britain; Maz Saleem whose elderly father was murdered in Birmingham 2013 discussing the murder of former Imam Jalal Uddin in Rochdale last week, also Muslim Mushin Ahmed murdered in Rotherham last August; her father Mohammed Saleem murdered in Birmingham by a Ukrainian neo-Nazi – hate crime and racism, media coverage of her father compared to Lee Rigby;
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:47PM
image A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox Is Free - Please Support Albert's Fund 120_albertfreeai.jpg original image (960x960) by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
As we celebrate that ALL THE ANGOLA 3 ARE FREE please join us in laying the foundation for Albert Woodfox's new life. We'll never be able to make up for over four decades in solitary but those of us in minimum security know how costly life out here is. 100% of all donations will be given directly to Albert.
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:53PM
audio Conversations in Color Featuring Alexis De Veaux and Janet Mock (audio/mpeg 2.1MB) by WTUL News & Views
Conversations in Color, an intimate discussion on Black Feminism, Sexuality, Intersectionality, Emergent Strategy and Afrofuturism featuring Alexis De Veaux, 2015 Lambda Literary Best Lesbian Fiction award winner, and Janet Mock, Trans-advocate and MSNBC So Popular Talk Show Host.
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:41PM
document The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the US palestine_exception_report_executive_summary_final.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by Palestine Legal / CCR
Fearful of a shift in domestic public opinion, Israel’s fiercest defenders in the United States—a network of advocacy organizations, public relations firms, and think tanks—have intensified their efforts to stifle criticism of Israeli government policies. Rather than engage such criticism on its merits, these groups leverage their significant resources and lobbying power to pressure universities, government actors, and other institutions to censor or punish advocacy in support of Pales...
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:39PM
text The Bloody Hands Of Racist Homophobic Corporatist Scalia-Defending The Murder Of Innocents by repost
Scalia was personally responsible for helping to put to death innocent people. "Scalia was prone to pronouncements that amounted to little more than demagoguery. His statements contributed to decades of operation of the machinery of death, which took lives in brutal state-sponsored murder."
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:37PM
text Anti-Muslim and Anti-Arab Sentiment Increases Following Paris and San Bernardino Attacks by via California Scholars for Academic Freedom
Our civil liberties are being violated in the name of security again! The effect is to stir hate and fear. Since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, we have seen a dramatic and disturbing increase in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment in the United States. California Scholars for Academic Freedom is particularly concerned that Islamophobia is manifesting itself in ways that threaten the academic freedom and civil liberties of researchers, teachers, and students. These include physical ...
Posted: Thu Feb 4, 2016 4:22PM
text How NAFPS and Al Carroll Are Under Attack by White Racists...Again by Native Americans Against Discrimination
Native Americans have been fighting for their spiritual traditions for decades against New Age cultural appropriation and commercial exploitaton. NAFPS and Al Carroll have been at the forefront, and for that, white racists have always hated them, slandered them, and demonized them. The good news is, the racists have always failed.
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:07PM
image Eastern Oregon once had a Malheur Indian Reservation. Guess what happened. 120_american_progress_john_gast.jpg original image (915x696) by subir
The armed right-wing extremists who have taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge are following in the footsteps of Euro-American settlers who moved to the area in the late 1800s.
Posted: Tue Jan 5, 2016 8:38PM
document Study Documents Extreme Racial Disparity in Arrests for Low-Level Offenses selective_policing_aclunj.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by American Civil Liberties Union
NEWARK, December 21, 2015 – Black people were 9.6 times more likely to be arrested than White people in Jersey City in 2013 for low-level offenses such as loitering, possession of small amounts of marijuana, trespassing, and disorderly conduct, according to a study (PDF) released today by the ACLU of New Jersey.
Posted: Sat Jan 2, 2016 2:41PM
text Why Michael Brown had to be killed by Ferguson Policeman Daren Wilson by Gil Villagrán, MSW
The shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson policeman began as he was jaywalking across a four-lane street with no traffic and no sidewalks at midday, not because it was dangerous to jaywalk, but because traffic violations are a major source of revenue to fund police and most city services for many cities in the midwest. Michael's arrest was bread and butter for police services. Unfortunately, he was killed by police (revenue) collection officer Wilson to ensure that such funding cont...
Posted: Sat Jan 2, 2016 7:34AM
text Wheaton College President Philip Ryken denies targeting professor for wearing a hijab by Lynda Carson
Despite the denial of Wheaton College president, Philip Ryken, that Hawkins was targeted for administrative leave because she decided to wear a hijab, he claimed that she was placed on leave for stating that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Many critics, including students and faculty at the college find that very difficult to believe!
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:00AM
audio WTUL News & Views Interviews Angela Kinlaw of the Take Em Down NOLA Coalition (audio/mpeg 49.3MB) by WTUL News and Views
WTUL News and Views hears from the Take Em Down NOLA Coalition about the upcoming city council vote to remove four monuments to oppressors that are scattered around the city of New Orleans. Angela outlines why this issue is so important to the citizens of the city and speaks to those that say the issue isn't very important or that 'history' should be preserved.
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:25AM
image Kwanzaa, "first fruits of the harvest" is a "California Grown" International Holiday 120_12189538_1207685529245355_4654190408142153144_n.jpg original image (960x809) by Khubaka, Michael Harris
2015 marks the 50th Season of the Nguzo Saba and a major milestone. Give thanks to shoulders the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, continues to stand upon. Our elevated scholar and master teacher has indeed and action come a long way from his childhood farm in Maryland. A renewed, scientific methodology toward restoration of agriculture as the foundation of our culture is a growing part of high culture public policy, sharing the good throughout the world.
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:56PM