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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
Intifada in Baltimore: Baltimore Youth Rise Up for Freddie Gray and All the Other Freddie Grays (video/mp4 18.2MB) - by Dave Id
Baltimore youth are rising up for #FreddieGray and all the other Freddie Grays today. Countless rocks and bricks have been thrown at police throughout the afternoon, as seen in the looping video below, and several police vehicles have been torched. Police are claiming some of their officers have suffered bones from flying objects that have struck them.
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:34PM
Nearly 80% of Surveyed US Companies Fail to Meet Requirements of Conflict Minerals Law - by Amnesty International
Nearly 80 per cent of U.S. public companies analyzed by human rights groups are failing to adequately check and disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals from Central Africa, a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness reveals.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:01PM
New Orleans Bail Bonds (audio/mpeg 77.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji discusses bail bonds and plays talks from District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and an intervew with Loyola Professor Bill Quigley.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:33AM
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard - by paz
Francisca from PuenteAZ Interview on SB01070 5years later/ Joe Arpio on settingthestandard On June 18, 2014, alongside our members who have been arrested in workplace raids, we filed a lawsuit against Arpaio, Montgomery, and MCSO challenging two state laws that turn immigrants into felons simply for working to provide for their families. We are requesting an immediate injunction and permanent halt to the workplace raids and to expunge the records of raid victims who continue to face discr...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:47AM
Amnesty International USA Calls for Approval of Civilian Board to Oversee St. Louis Police - by Amnesty International
WASHINGTON- Amnesty International USA calls for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen to establish a Civilian Oversight Board that would evaluate police shootings, as well as broader police practices.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:51PM