Racial Justice
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textJerry Brown's Cowardly Exit by ntuit
Brown took the cowards approach in his final acts which could have emptied California's death row - the largest in the nation....
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:46PM
imageThe Dragon and the Hydra: A Historical Study of Organizational Methods
by Russell Maroon Schoatz
Investigation by Russell Maroon Schoatz into the methods of organization used by maroons in Suriname and Jamaica, and the conflict between hierarchical and decentralized forms of organization in the Haitian revolution....
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:28PM
imageFrench Colonialism is not dead - CFA Franc in the African Union
by Nelly Rita Makena
In the words of the French president Jacquies Chirac, “Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third world power”. San Francisco Abidjan Sister City Committee could take a look... and offer mutually beneficial solutions....
Posted: Tue Jan 8, 2019 11:33PM
image2019 Rosa Parks Bill is poised to be signed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
by David Walker
Rosa Parks Day, February 4, 2019, from San Francisco, California to Boston, Massachusetts. 2019 Black History Month will come alive "providing acknowledgement of the lifetime accomplishments of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks."...
Posted: Tue Jan 1, 2019 10:05PM
imageCan Negro Bar State Park continue to exist without change to California Education?
by Michael Harris
In December 1849, First California Governor Peter Burnett shared his focus on a slavery narrative that mandates disparaging treatment, currently measurable in today's California Public Policy. Clearly, an accurate authentic story of the past, present and future migration by people of African ancestry does not need to solely focus on "an enslavement narrative" in the current California Education System. Why not focus on the first City Treasurer of San Francisco, was a Negro who owned title t...
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:44PM
imageAustralia's First Nations prepare legal way forward for sovereign rights
by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
28th November 2018 To counter the disastrous effects Native Title is having on Australian First Nations communities, a gathering of First Nations from across Australia is to prepare a legal way forward in pursuit of their sovereign rights and control of their own affairs....
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29AM
textIn the wake of Bolsonaro's election victory... by Alice at Survival International
"It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the [U.S.] Indians" – Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil...
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52PM
imageComcast Fires Proud Boys Rally Capt Andrew Kovalic after Social media pressure
by Tim Rumford
Social Media Pressure campaign outing White Nationalist Hate group member pays off. The Proud Boys Gear up for violent clash at rally in PA on 11/17 security Chat leaked...
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:38PM
imageCalifornia State Legislature passed a strong Fugitive Slave Act, April 15, 1852
by Stacey L. Smith ~ reprint
Stockton based Assemblymember Henry Crabb, a proslavery Whig from Tennessee, asserted that the federal territories were the common property of all American citizens. Echoing the arguments of the Slave South’s most vocal spokesman, US Senator John C. Calhoun, insisted that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed slaveholders the right to travel with their slave property into any federal territory....
Posted: Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:11PM
imageBehind 12-day statewide Pennsylvania prison lockdown: Control, power, money
by Major Tillery
The lockdown of 47,000 prisoners in all 25 Pennsylvania prisons began Aug. 29, 2018, and lasted for 12 days. Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel backed by Gov. Tom Wolf said the lockdown was an emergency measure to protect prison guards. They claimed there was widespread illness of guards from physical contact with synthetic drugs. This is false....
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 11:25PM
imageAustralian minister used Aboriginal funds to fight Aboriginal land claims
by WGAR News
The peak organisation representing the rights of Australian indigenous peoples seeks answers from Nigel Scullion, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, for allocating Indigenous Advancement Strategy funds to industry groups to oppose land rights claims....
Posted: Sun Nov 4, 2018 3:36AM
imageGathering of Nations extended – begins 10am 23 November 2018
by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Due to the high level of interest in the Gathering of Nations we have decided to begin at 10am Friday 23 November 2018 so that our people have more opportunity to share their messages. Media will be advised of a time they can attend....
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 3:18AM
imageStanding Rock Sioux Tribe Renews Legal Challenge Against DAPL
by Earthjustice
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers downplayed oil spill risk; ignored Tribe’s well-documented concerns...
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 7:08PM
imageAustralian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump
by GetUp!
Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump. From the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton trying to scare Melbournians from going out to dinner [1,2], to politicians thundering in Federal Parliament about a 'final solution' and an end to non-white immigration [3], and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs eagerly voting for a Neo-Nazi slogan [4]. We know that politics like this sees a spike in racist abuse towards our communities [5]. But we are standing up....
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25PM
imageURGENT: Yanomami are dying of measles
by Survival International
Yanomami indigenous people in Venezuela and Brazil are dying from a devastating measles outbreak which is sweeping through their communities. Survival has been sounding the alarm about the deadly epidemic, but this urgent humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Many more Yanomami are sick and dying....
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:20AM
imageAustralia’s true colours are red, white, and racist. No-one should stand for it
by Liam McLoughlin at newmatilda
This nation is stained with blood, soaked with white supremacy, and shameless with its boastful brand of discrimination. Aboriginal leaders and refugees light the path to justice and healing, we just need the courage to follow them, writes Liam McLoughlin at New Matilda.
Posted: Wed Oct 3, 2018 5:34AM
image'We want white people to stop celebrating the day they invaded us'
by Diet Simon, sourcing from WGAR News
On January 26 1788 the first of many British fleets carrying convicts arrived in what is now Sydney, Australia’s biggest city. Officially the date is celebrated as Australia Day. Indigenous Australians have long objected to that. The issue has just flared up again with the right-of-centre prime minister, Scott Morrison, rejecting the demand to change the date for a national date and suggesting that Aborigines be celebrated separately on a different day.
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:11AM
imagePrison Strike Statement, August 28
This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era. However, it is important that in recognizing that success that we not lose sight of the demands that prisoners have laid out. Each of them is crucial....
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:04PM
documentSome thoughts on Blackkklansman
by Boots Riley
[Because it is difficult to read Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley's critique of Spike Lee's Blackkklansman as screen grabs on twitter, the full text is reposted here.]...
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:22PM
videoNational Prison Strike: Prisoners in 17 States Demand End to “Slave Labor” Behind Bars (video/mp4 45.4MB) by Democracy Now!
August 21: Prisoners across the country are set to launch a nationwide strike today to demand improved living conditions, greater access to resources and the “end of modern day slavery.”...
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:16PM