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“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.” Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor Black Agenda Report May 23, 2018 Keisha Blain In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. Today’s featured author […]
“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.
While most people support initiatives to reduce nuclear and environmental threats, many also have a clear sense — call it skepticism or realism — that neither climate change nor arms proliferation can be reversed by the use of traditional political channels alone.
Save the date, and stay tuned for more details for this year’s legislative asks, actions, concert, and Border Mobilization workshop at the 2016 Spring Days of Action, April 14-18. Arturo J. Viscarra <email@example.com>, SOA Watch <soaw.org> February 24, 2016 | As you probably already know, SOA Watch is heading to Nogales, Arizona/Sonora this October for […]
Fiore: With more brutal killings and mysterious deaths while in police custody, it seems hardly a day goes by without a new dashboard camera video or protest calling out for justice. As these tragedies keep happening, I thought it might be helpful to look at our predicament from a few billion miles away.
We call on everyone to join us, both in resisting these raids and in manifesting resistance in October that is powerful enough to change the way millions of people see the way the criminal justice system mistreats so many people. Cornel West. (photo: Vice News) By Cornel West and Carl Dix, Cornel West’s Blog readersupportednews.org July […]
As The New York Times noted today, the deal “allows Mr. Petraeus to focus on his lucrative post-government career as a partner in a private equity firm and a worldwide speaker on national security issues.” BY PETER MAASS The Intercept March 3, 2015 David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, admitted today […]
Community demands end to police brutality and racial inequities affecting Black and brown Minnesotans Police Meet Peaceful Protesters in Full Riot Gear Protesters fill the rotunda of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota Saturday, December 20. (Photo courtesy of Black Lives Matter – Minneapolis) By Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, http://www.facebook.com December 21st, 2014 Minneapolis, MN […]
Grace by Rafael Jesús González Thanks & blessing be to the Sun & the Earth for this bread & this wine, this fruit, this meat, this salt, this food; thanks be & blessing to them who prepare it, who serve it; thanks & blessing to them who share it (& also the absent & […]
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Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, The Future Needs Us By Rebecca Solnit December 22, 2013 TomDispatch.com North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Some trees bear fruit long after the people who have planted them have died, […]
Pocket of Resistance set at The Golden Mic, 10 April 2013 Nigel Parry·83 videos Published on Apr 11, 2013 Nigel Parry (guitar, vocals, songs); Peter Thomas (tabla) SETLIST 1. All Of This http://nigelparry.com/news/all-of-thi… 2. This Side Of Paradise (from “This Side Of Paradise”, 2001) http://nigelparry.com/news/this-side-… 3. Black & Blue (from “This Side Of Paradise”, 2001) http://nigelparry.com/news/black-and-… […]
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Occupy Wall Street not Palestine by Mira Dabit from Ramallah Submitted by Crystal Zevon on Tue, 02/28/2012 OccupyPeaceHouse.org In the heart of a revolution transcending one locale, what connects us? That question looms deep in my mind as I walk through the streets of Ramallah, a city I know so well. I look ahead and am […]
The Fantastic Success of Occupy Wall Street IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN Commentary No. 315, Oct. 15, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street movement – for now it is a movement – is the most important political happening in the United States since the uprisings in 1968, whose direct descendant or continuation it is. Why it started in the […]