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textHands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant! by Tom Mackaman & Niles Niemuth (WSWS Repost)
Protesters in San Francisco recently knocked over a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, who commanded the Union to victory in the Civil War and suppressed the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction. In this perspective from the World Socialist Web Site, Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth explain why this and similar actions around the country only help the ruling class's objective of pitting members of the working class against each other....
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:01AM
imageWATCH: Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3)
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by Film by Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxberg
Heroes: A Conversation with Albert Woodfox and Robert King (of the Angola 3) is a short video being released at this time to highlight another dimension of the protests taking place around the world supporting Black Lives Matter and to draw attention to racism in criminal justice systems around the world....
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:39AM
audioThe End of Policing - Interview with Alex Vitale (audio/mpeg 85.7MB) by John Malkin
Interview with author Alex Vitale about his book "The End of Policing" (2017-Verso)...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:33PM
textPrivate Profit Kaiser v Protests by Support HR 1384 Medicare for All
Private profit Kaiser Permanente, a major medical provider in this backward country that still does not have socialized medicine unlike the rest of the industrialized world, sent an Email on June 20, 2020 at 1:12 AM to its members telling us how to exercise our First Amendment right to protest. So that you know that this statement is not contrived, here is the outrageous blame-the-protest for failures of private profit medicine message:...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:11AM
imageAmy Klobuchar ends bid to become Biden’s running mate in favor of a “woman of color”
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by Genevieve Leigh (WSWS Repost)
Who will be Biden's running mate now that Amy Klobuchar is out of contention? The political record and background of the leading candidates reveals that nearly every one of them is a “law and order” Democrat with a record of defending the police....
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:05AM
calendarNAACP Juneteenth Black Family Reuinon & Virtual Town Hall (1pm & 3pm)
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by NAACP
Online...
Event Date: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:48PM
calendar#SixNineteen: M4BL Juneteenth Livestream to Defend Black Lives (online)
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by Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
Online livestream...
Event Date: Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:30AM
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:17AM
imageVictory! New York’s City Council Passes the POST Act
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by Nathan Sheard, EFF
The POST Act provides a much needed first step toward transparency. Once signed into law, the act will require the NYPD to openly publish a use policy for each surveillance technology it intends to use....
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:29PM
imageNavajo volunteers race with food and water as governments fail
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by Brenda Norrell
When a young Dine' man asked if anyone needed water and supplies, there were more than 100 responses. They are the blind, those without water, and those in hogans without phones. They are the young people living in tents in quarantine, they are the families living in tents....
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:50PM
textCalifornia “Berning” for Ro Khanna to Chair the State’s Delegation to Democratic National by Norman Solomon
Inclusion or charade?...
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:14PM
documentWheaton Mayor signs Pride Week proclamation after making $1,000 Jeanne Ives contribution
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by Lynda Carson
Pride Week Proclamation Signed By Mayor:...
Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:56AM
calendarJuneteenth Film Discussion of 'Suppressed: The Fight To Vote'
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by Friends Committee on National Legislation
Online via zoom...
Event Date: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:15PM
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:30AM
videoSave Social Security! (video/quicktime 223.4MB) by Raging Grannies
2 minute video by Lis Cox filmed on June 9, 2020....
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:39AM
calendar#SixNineteen: Nationwide M4BL Actions to Defend Black Lives Juneteenth Weekend
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by Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
SF Bay Area, across the USA, & Online...
Event Date: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:00AM
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:14AM
imageUS tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance
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by Kevin Reed (WSWS Repost)
Despite issuing statements of sympathy for protesters demanding an end to police violence and racism, tech corporations are integral to the increasing militarization of the police....
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:51AM
calendarEnd Qualified Immunity for Police Now! A Supreme Court Briefing (webinar)
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by Demand Justice & Center for Popular Democracy
Online via livestream...
Event Date: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:09AM
imageStatement in Support of #8toAbolition
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by National Lawyers Guild
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports the #8toAbolition campaign, which builds on decades of work by Black feminist abolitionists to demand an end to policing and prisons, and community investment that prioritizes the lives and safety of Black people....
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:58AM
imageU.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
“In 1535, the first enslaved Pan African were recorded in California. Spanish conquistadors brought enslaved Pan Africans for conquest and who were later breed with indigenous population (Afro-Latino) throughout “New Spain” and much, much later evolved into today's Republic of Mexico. Authentic Alta California History remains cloaked in slavery and secrecy that remains off limits for any principled dialogue as the California State Legislature prepares for a 2020 Juneteenth State Budget due...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:53PM
calendarAre Mass Evictions and Homelessness the Next Crisis? How Can We Fight Back? (Online) by Speak Out Now
Online meeting, see link for details...
Event Date: Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:00PM
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:26PM
textCorporate Media Are Focusing on Race -- and Dodging Class by Norman Solomon
Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight...
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:19PM