Tag Archives: Jim Crow

Chris Hedges | The Return of American Race Laws

The central tenet of fascism is always that war cleanses society and that the “virtues” that war inculcates in its combatants and survivors provide a new moral vigor.

Freedom Rider: Fighting for Southern Human Rights by Margaret Kimberly

The South, where more than half of the Black U.S. population lives, has based its economic appeal on the stinginess of its social safety net, the relative poverty of its people, and the savagery of its criminal justice system. Capitalism truly turns morality upside down. By Margaret Kimberly  Black Agenda Report  December 14, 2016  Mississippi […]

Greg Palast | The Election was Stolen – Here’s How

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

Chris Hedges | The New Slave Revolt

These striking prisoners are far more effective, and far more threatening to the corporate state, than the outside multitudes entranced and manipulated by the Donald Trump andHillary Clinton Goon Show.

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.

The Crisis: Where Is the World Headed?

Capitalist values are also antithetical to democratic ones. Like Christian ethics, the principles of republican government require us to consider the interests of others. Capitalism, which entails the single-minded pursuit of profit, would have us believe that it’s every man for himself.

▶ Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: The Black Prophetic Tradition

West: And here’s the best of the response. Black church, prophetic, antiterrorist institutions, black music, prophetic, antiterrorist, anti-trauma. How do you straighten your back up? How do you tell the truth? How do you bear witness? How do you organize? How do you mobilize? How do you generate forms of resistance and resiliency in the face of some very, very ugly forms of terror and trauma and stigma?

Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland

Giroux: We celebrate violence in the name of security and violate every precept of human justice through an appeal to fear. This speaks clearly to a form of political repression and a toxic value system.

Chris Hedges: America’s Slave Empire

Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”

Sonali Kolhatkar: Cutting Through Police Propaganda in Baltimore

Kolhatkar:  Such police responses to the burgeoning anti-brutality movement are part of a concerted campaign to maintain support for the status quo. That status quo has been in place since the end of slavery: Poor communities, especially communities of color, are expected to submit to the authority of the police state.

Chris Hedges: Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons

Hedges: “We have to shut down the system,” said Gale Muhammad, another speaker and the founder and CEO of Women Who Never Give Up. “All the companies that use prison labor have to be boycotted. And we can’t stop there. We have to boycott the vending machines in the prisons and the phone companies. We have to stop spending our money. Until we hit them in the pocket they won’t listen.”

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Greg Palast: From White Sheets to Spreadsheets

Palast: It took six months for my investigations team, in coordination with Al-Jazeera America, to get its hands on the names of those tagged for the voting rights slaughter.

▶ Why Obama Is Right to Avoid a Double Standard on Modern Christian Atrocities (Video)

“Other Christians worked for abolition, so all this support for enslavement was not intrinsic to Christianity; it was a matter of a particular interpretation of Christianity. Slavery was widespread in the world, but Southern American plantation slavery was called the ‘peculiar institution’ for a reason– much slavery elsewhere was household slavery, as in most of the Muslim world. It was no fun to be someone’s property in a household either, but plantations (and this was true of Brazilian plantations as well) were particularly deadly, often killing the workers by age 40.”

Fania Davis: This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

 The decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer is just the latest story in a long history of violence against black men. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism? By Fania Davis  Yes! Magazine  December 3, 2014  Fania Davis. YES! photo by Lane Hartwell. I am among the millions who have experienced […]

[Video] Change the Mascot: Pressure Grows for NFL Team to Drop Redskins Name and Logo As Thousands Protest

 democracynow Published on Nov 8, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – For decades, members of many American Indian communities have called on the Washington Redskins football team to change its name, which is based on a racial slur. Now the pressure has reached a new heights. On Thursday night, nearly a thousand Native Americans and their allies protested outside the […]

Dennis Trainor, Jr.> White Privilege: Innocent, Trayvon Martin: Guilty

The only cancer, in my opinion, is the prevailing culture . . . Dennis Trainor, Jr.  July 15, 2013   Acronym TV I can’t say I was surprised at the verdict. Because, to apply the famous words of George Zimmerman, “these assholes always get away.” There is a lot of blame to go around for […]

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface By B&B blog team – Thu, 2012-11-22 15:33- Boxes & Briefs  english.al-akhbar.com   Thanks for the Iron Dome, Darkie. You probably thought ‘dome’ meant mosque, Hussein Obama. Lol. For all its high-tech industries and self-promotion as a western-style democracy, Israeli public officials apparently still enjoy forms of entertainment […]