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13.06.2020

Free Your Mind And Your Ass, Which Is Not Separate From Your Mind, Will Follow (A Case For Universal Consciousness)

Free Your Mind And Your Ass, Which Is Not Separate From Your Mind, Will Follow (A Case For Universal Consciousness)

By Mark Lesseraux Disclaimer: What you are about to read might rattle you a little. It might shake you up a bit. It also might not rattle you or shake you up at all. In fact you might be quite indifferent to it. Either way, whatever you get out of… »

11.06.2020

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

By Vijay Prashad The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city removed a statue of former police commissioner Frank Rizzo; the mayor… »

11.06.2020

The conversation is the protest: How Black Lives Matter Forced us to Imagine a World without Police

The conversation is the protest: How Black Lives Matter Forced us to Imagine a World without Police

Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the media had written Black Lives Matter’s obituary — either lamenting or celebrating its supposed demise. But that narrative was clearly premature.  Not only was the movement not dead, it was simply progressing through the… »

10.06.2020

Disarm the system of violence, discrimination and racism, the new inspiration for our species

Disarm the system of violence, discrimination and racism, the new inspiration for our species

“The faith in the future of the human is rooted in an understanding of the direction of history that began with our hominid ancestors.” (Silo, Letter to my friends p.45, 1995) Caring for others is rooted in human structure Many don’t realize that Nonviolence comes from ancient times. It was… »

10.06.2020

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

By Vijay Prashad The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city removed a statue of former police commissioner Frank Rizzo; the mayor… »

10.06.2020

Defund the Police, Defund the Military

Defund the Police, Defund the Military

On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, thousands… »

09.06.2020

Declare a State of Moral Emergency

Declare a State of Moral Emergency

By Peter Geffen Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, but I am responsible. Sixty years ago Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel pointed to the reality of our moral situation then. His words ring truer today than ever: “In a free society, some are guilty, all are responsible.” I did not kill George… »

08.06.2020

The Poor People’s Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign:  National Call for Moral Revival

ACTIONS: Monday, June 8th and Saturday June 20th, 2020 In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a… »

07.06.2020

“They” Are Not Nameless

“They” Are Not Nameless

Many across the world have viewed media images of mass protests and demonstrations in collective and individual exasperation at the [yet another] filmed, deliberate, senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The millions of people who have exercised their First Amendment rights–freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceable… »

07.06.2020

What Should I Do?

What Should I Do?

Here in America, Black people are being asked by their White (or White passing) friends “What should I do?” to end racism. This question occurs, for many of us Black folks, especially, those of us who can trace our roots back to the plantation, like a set up for yet,… »

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