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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

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,… »

04.06.2020

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

To the Chinese American Community: My name is Eileen Huang, and I am a junior at Yale University studying English. I was asked to write a reflection, maybe even a poem, on Chinese American history after watching Asian Americans, the new documentary on PBS. However, I find it hard to… »

03.06.2020

The Murder of George Floyd Is Normal in an Abnormal Society

The Murder of George Floyd Is Normal in an Abnormal Society

By Vijay Prashad Silence There is no need to write these words, no need to read them. All this has been written before. There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. The script of his… »

30.05.2020

“It Was Murder”: Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops

“It Was Murder”: Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops

As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting… »

30.05.2020

An Open Letter to Joe Biden on Race

An Open Letter to Joe Biden on Race

We need the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to be better than Trump. But we also need him to be better than himself. By Sonali Kolhatkar Dear Mr. Vice President Joe Biden, You showed up in public on Memorial Day weekend for the first time in weeks and I… »

29.05.2020

Awaiting Justice 

Awaiting Justice 

By Gabriella Callender The American conscience has cancer. Another Black man is killed in America by the hands of the police while we despairingly await justice. How can justice ever really be served in an America that was built on the flesh torn backs of Black human beings? Our African… »

18.05.2020

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday. The commemoration comes as the world continues to battle the… »

07.03.2020

An Italian abroad in coronavirus times

An Italian abroad in coronavirus times

The urgency of the moment is undoubtedly how to stop or at least slow down this epidemic and certainly not the time to dwell on obnoxious controversies or secondary issues. But it is impossible to stop the tumult of thoughts and observations that emerge in this situation. I live in… »

16.02.2020

We are Chinese, not a virus

We are Chinese, not a virus

Because of the great paranoia that generated the Coronavirus coming from China, several episodes of racism and violence against Chinese citizens in different countries of the world are being unleashed. The horror generated by an unknown virus mixed with widespread sinophobia (anti-Chinese sentiment) generally affects the “almond-eyed” people who are… »

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