Tag Archives: black lives matter

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.

Kelly Hayes | Why I Threw Out My Speech for the Women’s March

“What comes from the heart reaches the heart. Period.”

Flowers and Zeese | The Movement Matters Most

While some people are calling 2016 the worst political year ever, we are optimistic that the movement is on track for transformational change.

On Pivoting: Ideas on Organizing During a Trump Administration

We have observed that the incoming administration does not respect the right to protest and responds aggressively to dissent.

Turn Widespread Discontent Into Mass Movement

What should the movement be doing in the era of Trump?

We Only Move Forward When We Demand the Impossible: An Interview with Bill Ayers

“We know what we’re fighting against, but what are we fighting for?”

Donald Trump Will Be President. This is What We Do Next.

The people who run America have constructed a political system that’s like a glitchy killer robot, one even they can’t control anymore.

Sarah van Gelder | White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue

Her answer was clear: Stop killing us. Which raises a more difficult question: Who has the power to do that?

Learning to Claim Our Victories Or Why Fighting for Justice Is Like Surfing

Hillary Clinton actually said the words “systemic racism.” Never in our history has a mainstream presidential candidate described our country’s racial institutions in that kind of language.

Activists: In Solidarity with Protectors and Defenders

WAMM members support various acts of resistance locally and nationwide. By the Newsletter Staff  WAMM Newsletter  Fall II 2016 Standing by Standing Rock Indigenous tribes have been in a struggle to defeat pipelines which would carry oil across their lands, destroying the land, poisoning the water, and desecrating sacred sites. A victory was achieved when […]

Cast Your Vote: What Is the Most Effective Form of Civil Resistance?

The whole system is guilty.

Marjorie Cohn | Trump’s Blindness Toward Slavery, Jim Crow

The head of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent compared police killings of African-Americans in the United States to lynchings.

You can’t have war without racism. You can have a world without both.

It’s hard to win the hearts and minds of the people you are killing.

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Angela Davis on Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement (Video)

Oftentimes there are historical conjunctures that one cannot necessarily predict, but they’re moments when things come together in such a way that new possibilities arrive. … I don’t know whether many people are aware of the extent to which Palestinian-American activists were involved, from the very outset, in the protest against the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson. 

Where Movements Meet: Black Lives Matter Organizers Visit #NoDAPL

One of the most important things I did there was listen. I learned an incredible amount in a short period of time, mostly through storytelling. I listened to stories from Native youth about their everyday lives — growing up on reservations and small towns and big cities across the country. I learned about ancestral histories and the many conflicts that Indigenous Nations set aside to come together to protect the water, and that this is the largest gathering of Indigenous Nations since 1973.

Black activists owe no apology for charging Israel with genocide

August opened with a major development in the struggle against anti-Black racism in the US and beyond.

Paul Jay Interviews Henry Giroux | Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate (Video/Transcript)

How do the conditions that inform today’s social and economic struggles differ from those that prevailed in the 1930s, when the United States entered an era of progressive reform?

In part, the U.S. today lacks organized labor movements, and the ruling class exhibits no sense of obligation to guarantee the well-being of the general public, cultural critic Henry Giroux tells The Real News Network’s Paul Jay. (Alexander Reed Kelly on Truthdig.com)

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Facebook Removed Potential Evidence of Police Brutality Too Readily, Activists Say

In another video, which remains on Instagram, Gaines can be heard speaking to her five-year-old son, who’s sitting on the floor wearing red pajamas.

“Who’s outside?” she asks him. “The police,” he replies timidly. “What are they trying to do?” “They trying to kill us.”

In America, UN Finds Rights To Peaceful Assembly And Association Eroded

“The outcry for accountability for police shootings is deafening.”
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…while Kiai commended the work of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, he expressed his astonishment at the lack of official data documenting police use of force.

Black Lives Matter | A Vision For Black Lives

Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing the U.S. towards the ideals it articulates but has never achieved. In recent years we have taken to the streets, launched massive campaigns, and impacted elections, but our elected leaders have failed to address the legitimate demands of our Movement. We can no longer wait.