Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

By August 14, 2014
Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

San Francisco Bay Area people and organizations in solidarity with Gaza announced “a massive and powerful ‘Boat Blockade’ for Aug. 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland!” Organizers have formed a huge coalition led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, including upwards of 60 organizations. The demonstrators plan to meet at [...]

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Racist horrors at Rikers Island

By August 13, 2014

New York City’s Correctional Facility at Rikers Island is at the center of a growing scandal. The number of reported incidents of extreme cruelty and wrongful death are beginning to add up. A recently released document from the city’s independent Department of Investigation has added fuel to the fire. Jeremy Murdough, a 75-year-old homeless African-American [...]

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Renisha McBride’s killer: ‘Guilty’

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Renisha McBride

Detroit — A Wayne County jury on Aug. 7 found Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., a Detroit suburb, guilty on all charges, including second-degree murder, in the death of 19-year-old ­African- American Renisha McBride. Wafer could face up to life in prison after a sentencing hearing scheduled for Aug. 25. McBride’s killing on [...]

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Eric Garner & the capitalist state

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Eric Garner

“The prevailing ideas [in society] are those of the ruling class,” said Karl Marx. Carried a step further, this stroke of profound clarity can deeply influence and govern the behavior of a myriad of societal institutions, both public and private. Underlying hostility exists in many of them, particularly toward people of color, yet whites outside [...]

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‘Water for Gaza and Detroit!’

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In an effort to calm the storms related to the massive water shutoffs in Detroit, corporate Mayor Mike Duggan issued a so-called “10-point plan” at a press conference on Aug. 7. Included in Duggan’s plan were steps to give residents a (mere) one-week notice before shutoff; to reduce the down payment required on arrearages from [...]

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The blue plague

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Michael Brown

Justice for Michael Brown! The grim news that police have killed yet another unarmed African-American youth comes this time from Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Michael Brown, just 18, had expected to enter college in a few weeks. Police have not yet come up with any explanation for why officers riddled Brown’s body [...]

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U.S. reopens war on Iraq

By August 12, 2014

Aug. 11 — President Barack Obama has now become the fourth successive U.S. president to order the bombing of Iraq, this time with a “humanitarian” pretext. But it soon became clear that Obama’s “humanitarian” excuse was as much a lie as the pretexts raised by the other three U.S. presidents and that the bombing was [...]

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From Gaza to the Bronx: We charge genocide

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This article is dedicated to the honor and memory of the Four Little Footballers: Mohammed Bakr (11), Ahed Bakr (11), Zakariya Bakr (10) and Ismail Bakr (9). As I have seen the barrage of Twitter and Facebook photos of dead children in the streets of Gaza, I cannot help but to relate and be empathetic. [...]

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Carta de un veterano del ejército israelí

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Yo era miembro de las fuerzas armadas israelíes de 1972 – 1975 y participé en las ocupaciones ilegales sionistas de Palestina, Egipto y Siria y la guerra árabe-israelí de 1973.  He sido testigo de la firmeza y la resistencia del pueblo palestino, junto con sus aliados de otras comunidades árabes. Aunque los sistemas de armas, [...]

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EUA comete crímenes de guerra en Gaza

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Mientras voceros del gobierno estadounidense cínicamente condenaban el bombardeo israelí en Gaza de una escuela de la ONU que estaba siendo utilizada para albergar a 3.300 civiles el 29 de julio, el Pentágono abría las puertas a una provisión secreta de armas estadounidenses y municiones a Israel para reabastecer su menguante reserva. El bombardeo mató [...]

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