Category: Racism

Various Contributors: Oakland Public Defenders Don #BlackLivesMatter Shirts, Join Nationwide Protest

“This is an issue that’s alive for us, so it’s important for us to say something.”

Paul Street: A Tale of Two Protests

What a difference nine days can make in the life and death of a social movement

Pete Dolack: Civil Rights Marches Versus the Right to Puke

Racism began to be developed as an ideology to counter solidarity between Blacks and Whites and to counter poor White settlers who left the colonies to live among Indigenous peoples

Mark Bittman: Is it Bad Enough Yet?

A just and righteous system will have a positive impact on everything we care about, just as an unjust, exploitative system makes everything worse

Alpha Winston: Front & Center at the Oakland Protests

The Politics of a Police State

Danny Katch: A new movement demands to be heard

Report from New York on the December 13 day of protests against police violence, along with accounts of demonstrations in cities across the U.S.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: No More Eric Garners

To end police violence, we must end policing as we know it.   Coming within days of each other, the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have produced a genuine crisis in American policing. Its defenders are scrambling to hold onto whatever fraying threads Read more…

Tariq Ali: We Can’t Breathe

The response of tens of thousands of young US citizens to the recent outrages in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York is much more important and interesting than the vapours being emitted in DC

Victoria Collier: Convicted With No Evidence by an All-White Jury

Black Community Leader Faces Life in Prison

Paul Street: Promise and Danger in a New Civil Rights Movement

The hopeful and promising aspects of this movement are significant

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