Category Racism

Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is antisemitic, 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…”

Criminalizing Black Protest: When We Resist

“That’s incredible that you were really just showing them that you left this all over Texas, left it all over the world, it’s probably going to be left over Louisiana, but you were charged with terrorism. So to your point, who’s the terrorist and the situation…”

Standing with Women Water Protectors, by Barbara Williams

“The proposed monstrosity would snake through 200 pristine lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota including watersheds for the wild rice that is unique to this part of the world and has been intrinsic to the Anishinaabeg/Ojibwe way of life for centuries. A spill could permanently destroy rice beds as well as the fish and wildlife habitat.”

Cancel Culture: Chris Hedges with Dan Kovalik

Cancel culture individualist struggle is about white folks becoming less racist instead of working together for real social change.

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

Democracy Now! Police Killed John Thompson’s Friend Philando Castile. Now He Is a Lawmaker Fighting Racist Policing

Rep. John Thompson from the Minnesota Legislature discusses bills re police accountability and barriers in the Republican state senate

WATER IS LIFE: Sara Thomsen, Water Protectors, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

“We are the river, and the river is us. We have no choice but to stand up.”
— LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Founder of Sacred Stone Camp, Cannonball, ND

Michelle Alexander’s Brilliant Intro to “Beyond Vietnam”

“We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end, unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy.”

http://www.october22.org/

Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire

Exoticized and fetishized Asian American women have borne a dual burden of both racism and sexism, viewed on one hand as submissive and sexually available “lotus blossoms” and on the other as manipulative and dangerous “dragon ladies.”

Calling Chauvin a “Bad Apple” Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence

“Even the best training in the world cannot teach police, who are licensed to kill and deployed to enforce a racist system, not to be racist.”

The Unspeakable Horrors of Police Brutality

MLK: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Behind the Doodle: Audre Lorde’s 87th Birthday and Angela Davis on Audre Lorde

“…and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid,

So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive.”

“A Litany for Survival,” Audre Lorde

Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes to Die

“The cancel culture, a witch hunt by self-appointed moral arbiters of speech, has become the boutique activism of a liberal class that lacks the courage and the organizational skills to challenge the actual centers of power.”