Category Racism

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots

An identification — whether accurate or not — could cost people their freedom or even their lives.

Seymour Hersh on America’s Capacity for Fascist Brutality (Audio and Transcript)

“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”

The Con of Diversity, by Chris Hedges

Mediocrity in the name of diversity. How the white power structure plays people of color.

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

Stanton’s model also argues that every stage offers opportunities for prevention.

ICE Is a State-Sponsored Terrorist Organization: Abolish ICE, by William Boardman

Congress voted in 2002 to make ICE a national police force with Gestapolike powers. Corrupt law and corrupt politics have produced corrupt results.

American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism. Project Censored interviews Henry A. Giroux.

As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms…

How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Supreme Court Gives Any President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Trump’s act of state terrorism against children, by Henry A. Giroux

State violence against children has a long, dark history among authoritarian regimes.

First Amendment Rights confirmed in verdict in trial for protesting the killing of Philando Castile

“We miss you Mr. Phil.”

DN! | “Trump Creates Crises and Preys on Fear”: Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents

Also includes a DN! video: Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes “Acts of Indecency” at Border

Rosario: A St. Paul veteran’s arrest at airport protest ends in victory at trial

“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges

]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.

Teaching ‘Les Misérables’ in Prison by Chris Hedges

The moral life, as Hugo pointed out, is not pragmatic or rational. It does not guarantee that we as distinct individuals survive. And yet, it permits us, by living for others, to become our best selves. It allows us a bittersweet happiness.

‘We the Corporations’ with Robert Sheer and Adam Winkler (Audio and Transcript)

The Constitution doesn’t mention corporations, right?
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…the fact is it’s the subversion of the 14th Amendment, by the corporations, by the rich.

BAR Book Forum: Keisha Blain’s “Set the World on Fire,” by Roberto Sirvent

“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.” Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor  Black Agenda Report  May 23, 2018 Keisha Blain In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. Today’s featured author […]

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

Ahed Tamimi and a Slap That Was Heard Around the World

the slap she gave the IDF soldier has resounded around the world.

Breaking the Two-Party System

The Two-Party System Is Facing Its Biggest Challenge In 70 Years.
From Maine to Missouri, states are bucking the establishment to push radical electoral reforms.

Miriam Makeba | “Click” and “Soweto Blues” (Music Video)

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. [Wikipedia]   Soweto Blues—Miriam Makeba ( GRACELAND […]