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Free Óscar López Rivera

May 20, 2015

Oscar López At the 2013 funeral of South African President Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned by the U.S.-backed apartheid regime in South Africa for 26 years previous to liberation, President Barack Obama said that “around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their [...]

Racism, imperialism and Israel

May 14, 2015

Police attack Africansin Israel. A Black man was walking home with his bicycle. On his way, he was attacked by two cops, pushed to the ground and savagely beaten. The cops told their superiors that they were the ones attacked. But a bystander recorded the police attack on a cell phone, and the [...]

Disarm the Pentagon

May 5, 2015

The perpetual warfare state headquartered in Washington, D.C., and extending to military bases and deployments around the world has a multitude of victims. Let’s start with the ones right here in the United States. While media attention has died down since last summer, the crisis at the [...]

Gaza y Baltimore

May 5, 2015

Gaza es la prisión más grande del mundo. Casi dos millones de palestinas/os están encerrados allí por el bloqueo militar de Israel. El año pasado, el estado racista de Israel mató a más de 2.000 palestinas/os en Gaza, incluyendo 547 niñas/os. El Pentágono proporcionó más bombas cuando el [...]

Legacy of May Day today

April 21, 2015

Next year will mark the 130th anniversary of the founding of May Day. Also known as International Workers Day, May Day is still commemorated more consciously abroad — with demonstrations, protests, strikes and other militant actions worldwide — than where it originated: in the United [...]

After Walter Scott’s murder, police try to divide the movement

April 14, 2015

Walter Scott As the whole world knows, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old African American, was fatally shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer, Michael T. Slager, on April 4. The murder occurred in North Charleston, S.C., a city that is 47 percent Black but where four out of every five [...]

Outrage pushes back bigoted Indiana law

April 6, 2015

In Indianapolis, before final four game April 4. From the minute Indiana Gov. Mike Pense passed the bigoted “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” the law permitting businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer peoples has faced the fury of LGBTQ people and their allies [...]

Why the April 2 People’s Tribunal is timely

March 31, 2015

The opening session of the “People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism” scheduled for April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., could not have come at a better time. A project of the Peoples Power Assemblies, the tribunal is being organized because “The cases of [...]

Racist double standard

March 26, 2015

For most people, it should be enough to point out that Black people are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white people. That pretty much proves the cops mete out violence with a racist double standard. For anyone who still has doubts about that overwhelming bias, another simple [...]

Oklahoma University and society racism

March 17, 2015

Oklahoma University football team hold protest against SAE racist tape, March 12. When a vile, racist video by members of the Oklahoma University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was put online, strong demonstrations by students, teachers, community members and even the school [...]
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