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The fight for District of Columbia statehood is all the more urgent now. On Monday, June 1, Donald Trump deployed the National Guard and U.S. Marshalls in DC neighborhoods to round up nearly 200 people protesting police violence in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and hundreds of other Black … Continue reading Sign and send the petition if you agree: DC should become the 51st state.
A couple of technocrats claimed that the entire world needed to go under the equivalent of house arrest, despite the fact that only those over the age of 60 and with chronic health conditions were at greater risk of Coronavirus/COVID-19 infection complications. Never before in human history has the entire world been locked down and … Continue reading What Happened To The Moral Authority Of The 1 Percent Mandating A Lock Down Of An Entire Healthy Population?
A hashtag suggesting that authorities are planting bricks to bait protesters into committing violence is going viral on social media. One image often shared with the hashtag shows a stack of bricks with a smiley face superimposed on top of it, with the message “Well howdy! I’m just a mysterious ol’ pile of bricks.” “Do … Continue reading Are Authorities Planting Bricks to Bait Protesters? – Rolling Stone
The latest maps of coronavirus cases in the U.S. confirm much of what we already know about the economics of location: People in poor neighborhoods have it worse. Health care isn’t as accessible, the ability to socially distance is less, and many residentsfall into the role of essential workers, unable to work from home. What new … Continue reading Poor Neighborhoods Fall Deeper Into Poverty – CityLab
The secretary of the U.S. Army was forced to come out and remind soldiers that even if they’re called up supplement police forces in cities around the U.S. that they still must abide by their oath to uphold the Constitution. In a Twitter statement Thursday, Ryan McCarthy posted a video of himself speaking to troops … Continue reading Secretary of the Army reminds soldiers they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution — including the right of the people to peacefully assemble – Alternet.org
VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155658733913305Action is extremely necessary at this time. This is not a time just to talk about it. The most spiritual thing now is action. To do something about what’s happening. To go help where help is needed. To stand up when we need to stand up, and protect what is being damaged. And still, … Continue reading What can I do? | Quakers, social justice and revolution
The name of Martin Luther King, Jr., is intertwined with the history of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. The Montgomery bus boycott, the freedom rides, the Birmingham campaign, the March on Washington, the Selma march, the Chicago campaign, and the Memphis boycott are some of the more … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Memphis Sanitation Workers | Mining Awareness +
As a global justice organization, we have also witnessed this same white supremacy in the form of US military, economic and political interventions in the Global South, including the targeting of Afro-descendent Peoples and communities. Just last week, Edwin Fernández from Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), was killed by 3 hooded men, as part of the ongoing attacks … Continue reading Justice for George Floyd and Solidarity in Defense of Black Life | Grassroots International
After Trump tweeted Sunday that "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," critics immediately saw it as a blatant effort to use the authority of such a designation as a way for Trump to target lawful and constitutionally-protected free speech and the right to assemble. "Terrorism is an inherently … Continue reading ‘As Incoherent as It Is Dangerous’: Trump Threatens to Designate Antifa—Which Isn’t an Actual Group—as Terrorist Organization | Common Dreams News
Coronavirus is making visible what has been hidden and kept secret for generations. Neoliberalism and neoconservatism have wreaked havoc both at home and abroad, due to selling out to huge corporations on both ends of the political spectrum, racism, militarism, plus rigging elections. What has been lost? Every time there is an emergency, huge corporations … Continue reading The Coronavirus Is Making Visible What Has Been Kept Hidden For Many Generations
Amid a national wave of uprisings against police brutality in response to last week's brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota—but in contrast to a wave of aggressive and violent responses from law enforcement to those demonstrations—a scene in Flint, Michigan that played out Saturday evening offered an alternative to aggressive police tactics as a … Continue reading ‘I Took the Helmet Off and Laid the Batons Down’: Michigan Sheriff and Police Didn’t Disperse Their Town’s Protest—They Joined It | Common Dreams News
DDT has a history of glorifying racist protesters, beginning almost three years ago when he called violent white supremacists in Charlottesville (VA) “very good people.” When protesters who tried to open up all business in Michigan carried assault-like rifles and broke into the capitol, DDT told Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to give them what they wanted. … Continue reading DDT: Week 175 – Creation of a Banana Republic | Nel’s New Day
Across the country, demonstrators took to the streets, some demanding justice for Floyd and others fueling chaos, burning businesses and facing off against law enforcement officers. Saturday night's protest capped a weekend of more than 100 protests, rallies and vigils. Vehicles were torched in both New York and Los Angeles, and at the White House, … Continue reading Minneapolis officers use more aggressive tactics against protesters as rallies flare around U.S.
“I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great nation. I know your history, our common history.” “To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States, I want to say that … Continue reading French President Offers Refugee Status to U.S. (Climate Scientists, Engineers, Entrepreneurs)
In these days of constantly contacting politicians to make sure our voices are heard, along comes a new technology to make things a bit easier. Meet Resistbot, a free service that turns texts into faxes that are then sent to politicians across the country. Launched last month, the service is run by volunteers and supported … Continue reading Activist Technology Gets Political: Upstart Resistbot Faxes Lawmakers For You