Category Racism

Winona LaDuke: Line 3 opponents can savor this defeat

“Uncertainty about Line 3 caused by Indigenous people and water protectors encouraged massive divestment from the tar sands by non-Canadian investors. Everybody from Shell Oil to the Koch brothers bailed out. Last month, my alma mater, Harvard University, began divestment of fossil fuels. Harvard wouldn’t even divest from South Africa, those stubborn old dudes. This is, well, monumental.”

Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive

“The cynicism of arming and funding the mujahedeen against the Soviets exposes the lie of America’s humanitarian concerns in Afghanistan.”

James Baldwin Was Right All Along, by Raoul Peck

“Why can’t we understand, as Baldwin did and demonstrated throughout his life, that racism is not a sickness, nor a virus, but rather the ugly child of an economic system that produces inequalities and injustice?”

Our New Postracial Myth, by Ibram X. Kendi 

“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”

The Problem is the Other CRT (Conservative Race Theory), by Tim Wise

“Rather than arguing detailed academic theory, we must answer the right-wing assault on anti-racism by demonstrating the real motives of those who have launched the attack on it.”

“American Silence,” song by Chris Pierce

“…Pierce’s impassioned vocals and righteous message to keep fighting for justice in this country. It’s the sound of everyone who’s hungry for change, steadying themselves and marching toward a common goal.”

“It’s been burning for awhile,” song by Chris Pierce

“Together, we can be the change we seek in this world for we are all brothers and sisters in one race — the HUMAN RACE.”

Critical Race Theory Debacle Signals the Collapse of the American Empire, by Danny Haiphong

“The debate over Critical Race Theory will not resolve the contradictions that ensure Black Americans make less than sixty cents for every white American dollar , the U.S. military receives trillions  to bomb Black and brown people abroad, and racist New Cold War tropes continue to be recycled to justify policies…

Analysis: ‘White America can keep kicking Derek Chauvin,’ but what does it mean for systemic change?

“Above all, convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”

“Above all, he said, “convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”

Minneapolis/St. Paul Protests Under Occupation, by Kim DeFranco

“Most of the people who were out there were sincere. They cared about their rights and the rights of others. They wanted to contribute to a better world for their families and others.”

Dismantling Myths on Israel-Palestine

Myth: This is a conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitic, by Peter Beinart

“If antisemitism and anti-Zionism are both conceptually different and, in practice, often espoused by different people, why are politicians such as Macron responding to rising antisemitism by calling anti-Zionism a form of bigotry?”

Taxes Redux: More Money for War! and the Tax System is Racist!

“The Pentagon budget sucks up more than an outrageously outsized 50 percent of the total Fiscal Year 2021 discretionary budget.” and how the US tax system is racist.

DN!: “The Second”: Carol Anderson on the Racist Roots of the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms

Black people demanding their freedom, being willing to have an uprising to gain their freedom,” says Anderson. “What I saw was that it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people.”

ONLY US: Greenlining the Burbs, by Susu Jeffrey

The last chance to warn watershed deciders against permitting a Spring Road upscale ridge-top homes project in Eden Prairie is coming up. See details at the end of this article.

Ilhan Omar is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!

“And it isn’t just Ilhan they are going after. For too long, AIPAC has had a stranglehold on American foreign policy.”

Peasant Farmers Protest: Free Trade Isn’t Free for Haitian Women and Haitian Women in Solidarity Statement

The struggle of women is the struggle of the Haitian people!

Haiti: This Is Not A Crisis—This Is A Rebellion

“A Catholic church in Petionville held a mass with political undertones against the dictatorship. When marchers from outside took refuge from the police inside the church, the Haitian National Police tear gassed the entire congregation.”

Polly Mann: History Lessons

Today Washington controls some 800 to 1,000 U.S. military installations in foreign countries and overseas territories, and we know their purpose isn’t peace. By Polly Mann   WAMM Newsletter  Vol. 39  No. 2  Spring 2021 Polly Mann in a dress that her mother made. High school graduation ball, 1937, Hot Springs, Arkansas. I graduated from high […]

People of conscience: Palestinians ask you to boycott Israel, by Omar Barghouti

“BDS has drastically redefined solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality, as an ethical obligation to end complicity, above everything else. In the face of flagrant oppression anywhere…”