Category Racism

For the Love of Liberation: Let’s Stop Belittling Others and Start Organizing

While the criticisms of what liberalism has tolerated that led us up to now certainly ring true, the way these criticisms are levied is often counterproductive. 

The Violence We Watch: The Film the NFL Doesn’t Want You to See and A Sanctuary City Story

Editor’s Picks, The Intercept,
The Violence We Watch

Ilan Pappe’s 10 Myths About Israel (Video | Book Review)

“…the key myth that Pappe challenges is the notion that Israel is a democracy.”

41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo and Solidarity from Central Cellblock

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.

Focus: Gaza | Keeping Hope Alive for All Gaza’s Children: Dr. Mona Qasim El-Farra } WAMM Newsletter

On a Sunday afternoon in November, Dr. Mona El-Farra spoke with an audience in Minneapolis via Skype from Manchester, England,

Why Lawsuits Are Not Enough to Stop the Far Right

What this shows is not that legal solutions aren’t valuable…but that they provide ample additional organizing opportunities.

#WorldWithoutWalls: A Global Demand From Palestine to Mexico and Beyond

A coalition of Palestinian and Mexican advocacy groups launched the #WorldWithoutWalls Global Day of Action on Thursday, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood by Sonali Kolhatkar

To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.

Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’

Why Arendt Matters: Revisiting “The Origins of Totalitarianism”

Totalitarian movements, Arendt writes, go beyond propaganda and embrace violence.

Aviva Chomsky | How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence

Rather than organizing for change, individuals seek to enact a statement about their own righteousness.

What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy

White nationalism is a community-level challenge and must be addressed as such through face-to-face engagement where people live.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “That’s All” and “Down by the Riverside” (Music Video)

Two songs for today by the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Fascism Here We Come: the Rise of the Reactionary Right and the Collapse of “The Left”

…much of “the left” – if one could call them that, have turned to increasingly desperate statements and actions in an effort to become relevant again to American politics. 

We Have Been at War in Iraq for 27 Years by William Rivers Pitt

No one in politics or the media seems capable of recognizing this series of events for what it truly is: One large event . …There is no dicing it up. It is all of a piece, one long war, the longest by miles in our nation’s history.

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Racism and Colonization with Meleiza Figueroa at the Democracy Convention (Video)

Racism deconstructed in 10 minutes: recommended

We Must Protest the Reinstated Muslim Ban by Meredith Aby-Keirstead

Join with us to demand:  No Ban, No Bombs, No Wars!!

Banality of Evil Redux

IMAGINE ADOLF EICHMANN was never prosecuted for his war crimes. Instead, he wrote a book.

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.