Racism

Akalá: Uncle Pompous

Akala began his career as a grime artist, but has moved away from the genre over time and has become a conscientious hip-hop artist, with many tracks containing heavily researched historical facts and deep messages. Akala's lyrics focus upon social class struggle, social conditioning and alienation among the disenfranchised. About the Author: Kingslee James Daley … Continue reading Akalá: Uncle Pompous

Why Is An Israeli Defense Contractor Building A ‘Virtual Wall’ In The Arizona Desert?

Todd Miller and Gabriel Matthew Shivone Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border. It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates … Continue reading Why Is An Israeli Defense Contractor Building A ‘Virtual Wall’ In The Arizona Desert?

The Violence Of The Status Quo

Michael Brown, Ferguson and Tanks Years ago I thought about writing a paper I would call “The Violence of the Status Quo.” I never wrote that paper. Perhaps now is the time—although it would have been appropriate any time in the last 500 years of US history. Michael Brown, yes, and as of August 19 … Continue reading The Violence Of The Status Quo

UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

U.N. Committee against Torture The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used sparingly. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across … Continue reading UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

In Defense Of Looting

For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting. As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the … Continue reading In Defense Of Looting

Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

"A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death." ~ Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The end of Literacy and the … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow

ACTIVISTS LOCKDOWN US FEDERAL COURT IN SUPPORT OF TORTURED CHICAGO COMMUNITY LEADER Oakland Rallies Against Conviction of Palestinian Organizer Press Contact: Lara Kiswani: 530.220.2842 (Oakland), Hatem Abudayyeh 773.301.4108 (Detroit) Where: Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building When: 7am – Wednesday, Nov 12 Oakland – Activists with the Bay Area Rasmea Defense Committee have chained themselves to … Continue reading Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow

Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement

University of California Campuses In Support Of UAW2865's December 4 BDS Vote Please join and forward this week's events on University of California campuses in support of UAW2865's December 4 BDS vote, and an excellent new background article by UAW2865 members. Monday, Nov. 10 UCSD: 2:30pm: BDS, Palestine, and the Labor and Student Movements UCSC: … Continue reading Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement

Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians Denied Freedom To Worship Israeli security forces have once again clashed with Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). Reports on Wednesday said that the Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets as Palestinians tried to enter the compound for prayers. Three Palestinians suffered injuries during the clash, which erupted … Continue reading Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque