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image Victory Over Urban Shield Military Cop Convention 480_stop-urban-shield_845_x400_1.jpg by Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report
“The best-selling t-shirt at the previous year's expo: a picture of an assault weapon with the caption ‘Black Rifles Matter.’”...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49PM
image Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal 480_protect_juristac_gilroy_sargent-hills_1.jpg by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
April 12, 2018 - Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band announced today that he will speak on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 17th, during the 17th Session of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Chairman Lopez will be calling the world’s attention to the proposed sand and gravel mining proposal at Sargent Ranch in Gilroy, California Located on the southern border of Silicon Valley. The site, known to the Amah Mutsun as Jurist...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44PM
text IMF World Economic Outlook Report Raises Concerns for Long-Term Growth by Lydia Andrews
The International Monetary Fund releases its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report, forecasting global growth in the short-term and raising concerns on possible economic downturns beyond the next few quarters....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:27AM
document Civil Rights Groups Call for Congressional Action on Fatal Police Shootings policing_strategies_working_group_letter.pdf_140_.jpg by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2018 — The American Civil Liberties Union, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF), called on Congress today to take action in response to the national crisis of fatal police shootings....
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:01AM
audio Ellenie Cruz of the NOLA Herb Gathering 2018 (audio/mpeg 13.1mb) by WTUL News and Views
Kezia speaks with Ellenie Cruz of the NOLA Herb Gathering, coming up on April 15th. A full day of information sharing, classes, and education about local plant medicine practices and how they connect to the culture of people historically from New Orleans....
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23AM
text Precedent Setting Decision: Endangered Species Act Protects Captive Animals by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2018 – Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, scored a major victory for endangered animals living in captivity. A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit issued a unanimous decision upholding a district court’s 2016 ruling that Cricket Hollow Animal Park (formerly Cricket Hollow Zoo), a roadside zoo in Manchester, Iowa, violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing substandard care for the four tiger...
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08PM
text The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
image Facebook Should Apologize to Black America with $100 Million 480_markzuckerberg-facebook-thumbsdown_1.jpg by Paul Cobb, Oakland Post Publisher
Mark Zuckerberg’s misuse of the data personal information of his faithful Black Facebook users requires that he establish a small $100 million-dollar fund to repair the damages he has done to Black people....
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:59PM
image Ramsey Orta is creating a Graphic Novel 480_30167286_10160129991775507_7522667275662125588_o_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
From behind bars Ramsey Orta continues to stand strong. For those who do not know, over the past couple months, the ongoing harassment of Ramsey from corrections officers escalated, resulting in Ramsey being placed in solitary confinement. Ramsey was pulled out of Franklin Corrections and transferred to Gouverneur Correctional Facility to serve out his solitary confinement, and was ultimately transferred to Alton Correctional Facility where he resides today. All these facilities rest on t...
Posted: Mon Apr 9, 2018 3:26AM
image As Israeli Forces Open Fire on Unarmed Palestinians, Jimmy Panetta Helps "Congratulate" Israel 480_jimmy-panetta-in-israel-with-benjamin-netanyahu_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, who represents California's central coast, was a member of a Democratic congressional delegation that visited Israel on March 26 to congratulate the nation on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its government. “Our delegation is pleased to be able to extend the congratulations of the American people to the people of Israel as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jewish state this spring,” Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the delegation stated ahead of the March...
Posted: Fri Apr 6, 2018 10:26PM
document The Second Amendment : A Sacred Covenant of Ethnic Cleansing and Slavery Between the Nation State and Settler Militias second_amendment.pdf_140_.jpg by Seeding Sovereignty
A Seeding Sovereignty zine explaining the gun violence issue from an Indigenous perspective. It explains how “the historical context that led to the creation of the Second Amendment is actually based on the process of land annexation and the mitigation of local populations through assimilation, genocide or slavery--much of which took place at the point of a gun.” Written by Christine Nobiss. Art by Jackie Fawn Illustrations....
Posted: Fri Apr 6, 2018 11:44AM
image Open Letter to the Brooklyn Museum: Your Curatorial Crisis is an Opportunity to Decolonize 480_decolonize_this_place_brooklyn_museum__1.jpg by Decolonize Brooklyn Museum
APRIL 3, 2018 - We don’t know all of the factors that went into the decision of Anne Pasternak and others to appoint a white woman (Kristen Windmuller-Luna) as the new chief curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s African collection. But no matter how one parses it, the appointment is simply not a good look in this day and age–especially on the part of a museum that prides itself on its relationships with the diverse communities of Brooklyn. What we have heard expressed is a sense of surprise, on th...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:21PM
image Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon's Vanishing Humboldt Martens 480_humboldt-marten-3-charlotte-eriksson-oregon-state-university-fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 10:33PM
image Pueblo Sin Fronteras se Solidariza con la Caravana Migrante 480_refugee-caravan-tapachula-chiapas-mexico_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
La violencia sistémica de las rutas migratorias en México se ha exacerbado con políticas anti-inmigrantes de control fronterizo apoyadas por los Estados Unidos, promovidas a través de la Iniciativa Mérida, y pagadas por los pueblos de los Estados Unidos y México....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 4:36PM
image Pueblo Sin Fronteras Stands In Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan 480_refugee-caravan-tapachula_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
The systemic violence encountered throughout the migrant route in Mexico is exacerbated by anti-immigrant enforcement policies backed by the U.S. government, fueled by the Mérida Initiative, and paid for by the people of the U.S. and Mexico....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 4:30PM
image Lawfare Project Re-Files Baseless Lawsuit Against San Francisco State and Professor Abdulhadi 480_rabab_abdulhadi_san_francisco_state_university_sfsu_-_jamal_dajani.jpg by Palestine Legal
March 30, 2018 - The Lawfare Project has re-filed its harassing lawsuit against San Francisco State and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. The suit, which was thrown out of court earlier this month, alleges that support for Palestinian rights amounts to discrimination against Jewish students....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 11:30PM
text NAACP Condemns Latest Injustices Surrounding Fatal Police-Involved Shootings around Nation by NAACP
BALTIMORE, MD (April 2, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by a Sacramento police officer and the acquittal of the officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge in 2016....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 11:05PM
audio Suicide: The Ripple Effect, film screening & discussion (audio/x-wav 263.4mb) by WTUL News & Views
WTUL was joined in conversation by Robin Cilluffa, mental health advocate, and Janet Hayes, president of Healing Minds NOLA, to discuss the upcoming film screening and panel discussion of Suicide: The Ripple Effect, which tells the story of survivor Kevin Hinds....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 7:32AM
calendar National Day of Action! Stephon Clark WILL Get Justice! 480_stephon_clark_national_day_of_action_sacramento_1.jpg by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
Sacramento County District Attorney's Office 901 G St, Sacramento...
Event Date: Wed Apr 4, 2018 3:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 8:01PM
text Sacramento, California will A.C.T. to End Racism by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Sacramento, California has a very unique opportunity to A.C.T.to End Racism this 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush...
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 12:13PM