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image The Story of Two America's: Joanne Chesimard or Assata Shakur 480_assata-shakur_1.jpg by Prison Radio
On the main stage of the Republican National Convention, Governor Chris Christie invoked the name of Joanne Chesimard and spoke of her exile in Cuba....
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:19PM
text Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown & invations of Afghanistan: variations on a theme by Gil Villagran, MSW
The Police killing of Michael Brown by a Furguson policeman and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and subsequent U.S. invasion are dominos, variations upon a theme: the hubris of a powerful nation, class or ruling elite to control a much subservient people or nation, there are tragic lessons to be learned to the demise of the powerful (at the expense of the powerless)....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:54AM
text On Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas by Linda Burnham
Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas...
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:40PM
audio Speaking Up Against Police Terror in Baton Rouge and New Orleans (audio/mpeg 34.7mb) by WTUL News & Views
Speaking up against police terror with Redell, creator of #TheResistance, a faith-based activist group, and Melissa, daily protestors at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters. Plus, Malcolm Suber, community activist, speaking at "Moral Panics & Mass Incarceration in the Neoliberal City: Katrina After 10" from Brown University....
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:27AM
image Attorney Toni Jaramilla Files Race Discrimination Complaint Against Islands Restaurant 480_henderson_-_conformed_complaint_page_17_1.jpg by JStevenson
Toni Jaramilla, a Los Angeles workers’ rights attorney, filed a civil lawsuit stemming from alleged race discrimination and retaliation in the workplace....
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:58AM
audio Cherri Foytlin reports on Baton Rouge kettling and jail conditions (audio/mpeg 10.4mb) by Cherri Foytlin c/o WTUL News
Cherri first describes her arrest on July 10th in detail. A second clip describes possible human rights violations in the Baton Rouge jail....
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:54AM
audio The Wave Youth Movement Speeches in Baton Rouge on July 10th (audio/mpeg 12.2mb) by WTUL News
From Jason Chartlock's periscope, audio of the wave rally on the Louisiana capitol steps on July 10, 2016....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:21AM
audio Angela Kinlaw of Justice for Eric Harris (audio/mpeg 11.2mb) by WTUL News
Eric Harris was killed on Friday on Phillip St. near Simon Bolivar by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in NOLA after a high speed chase....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:28AM
image Four Years Struggle, Three Years Boycott, Sakuma Finally Ready to Negotiate 480_familias-unidas-por-la-justica_1.jpg by Familias Unidas Por la Justica (FUJ)
Burlington, WA - We at Familias Unidas Por la Justica (FUJ) are certainly encouraged that Sakuma Berry Farms has relented to the pressure of the ‪#‎BoycottDriscolls‬ campaign and the workers voices in the fields to finally agree to begin negotiations....
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 4:50PM
image "You Shot Four Bullets Into Him, Sir": Girlfriend Streams Philando Castile's Death by Cops 480_philando-castile-murdered-by-st-anthony-police-minnesota.jpg by Democracy Now!
In St. Paul, Minnesota, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the governor’s mansion to protest the fatal police shooting of African American man Philando Castile during a traffic stop for a broken tail light on July 6. Castile, his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds and her young daughter were stopped by police on Wednesday. Reynolds broadcast the aftermath of the fatal police shooting live on Facebook in an extraordinary video, in which she narrates the events while still inside the car next to h...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 1:41PM
image Alton Sterling, Father of Five, Murdered by Police in Baton Rouge 480_alton_sterling_murder_by_baton_rouge_police.jpg by Democracy Now!
Hundreds gathered for a vigil last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to honor father of five Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning, July 5. Sterling was a 37-year-old African-American. The two officers involved are both white. Bystander video shows Sterling was pinned to the ground when he was fatally shot. The Justice Department has announced it will investigate the killing. Sterling’s death has sparked two days of protests in Baton Rouge, as well as protests la...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 1:08PM
image Murderers With Badges, Licensed to Kill: Nation Reels from Alton Sterling's Death 480_alton_sterling_press_conference.jpg by Democracy Now!
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a second video has surfaced showing the fatal police shooting of father of five Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning, July 5. Sterling was a 37-year-old African-American. The two officers involved are both white. The video shows Sterling pinned to the ground by two white police officers. We speak to Arthur "Silky Slim" Reed, founder of Stop the Killing, a youth mentoring program based in Baton Rouge. His organization provided the firs...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 1:04PM
image “Are Black Farmers in 2016 the New Dred Scott of 1857?” 480_b5c79ca24346d55efb4ca76ccddfd3db_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Seasoned Black Farmers Elders continue a long, long journey towards justice. The journey to the steps of the US Supreme Court from the deep woods throughout the Deep South is on full display. Nationwide and beyond, the salient facts of the historical legacy of people of African ancestry in the US Agriculture Industry continue find the light of day... 2016 Black Agriculture Awareness Week builds upon this vast history and looks to highlight and showcase a positive new way forward......
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 9:37AM
image Familias boycott of Driscoll’s berries is gaining momentum 480_sakuma-familias_1.jpg by Dean Shelton
The membership of Familias has grown to more than 300 members. Some members are local, but many travel from California and parts of Mexico. Since 2013, Familias has improved the living and working conditions of their members. This includes increasing wages, securing clean bedding and mattresses, having retaliatory bosses removed, and securing back pay for over 30 farmworkers. Despite this substantial progress, their work is still not done....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:14PM
text Joleen Brown: Families First and Helping Others is the Key to Native Hoop Magazine by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Community Service & Volunteerism of NATIVE HOOP MAGAZINE the Indigenous People of US and Canada....
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:56PM
image Protesters tell Cuomo: We will boycott Israel until it ends abuses of Palestinian rights 480_webdsuntil_1.jpg by Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, JewsSayNo!
Hundreds of New Yorkers demonstrated this evening outside Governor Cuomo’s Midtown offices, outraged by the Governor’s unconstitutional executive order requiring the state to create a blacklist and divest from corporations and institutions that support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Protesters carried signs that read “We will continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until the Palestinian people achieve freedom, justice, and equal...
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 4:31PM
image Farmworkers Union Walk Out from the Fields This Morning 480_work-stoppage-sakuma-bros_1_6-9-16_1.jpg by Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Burlington, WA — Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) members, an independent farmworker union based in Burlington, WA, and other farmworkers walked out of the Sakuma Bros Berry Farms this morning after more than 120 workers demanded an increase of the $0.24 per pound of strawberries that they were receiving. Workers are asking for an increase of their wage to $0.35 per pound of strawberries, along with the ongoing ask for a union contract....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 12:29PM
image Africa Day 2016 connects "Roots" in the State of California to the African Union 480_ntando_1.jpg by khubaka, michael harris
Africa Day 2016 we honor the contributions of "California African Roots" and US Colored Troops who died during the US Civil War is the day 'Roots' will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both incredibly inspiring and tremendously entertaining. The broader conversation in the State of California, documenting the "Roots" of people of African ancestry builds upon the legacy of Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally, his legislative act remains a open secret.....
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:21PM
image Africa Day 2016 ~ Expanding California-Pan African Trade and Commerce 480_african-union_1_1_1_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
A commitment by the State of California toward structured relationships between Africa to define key goals and identify specific projects to which collective African efforts, governmental and nongovernmental, will be directed. Africa Day 2016, we begin again to chart a way forward in institutionalizing processes of California Pan-African Trade and Commerce that manifest equity and equal opportunity...
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:37AM
image Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday 480_inline-slave-ship-infographic_1.jpg by khubaka, michael harris
Africa Day 2016 we feature a new imagination of ROOTS for the first time in 40 years and encourage a broader conversation of the ongoing impacts of “Slavery in California, ” unique targeted Legislation with Judicial and Executive acts specific to people of African ancestry by the State of California....
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:37AM