Black Lives Matter

The ‘Champion of Democracy’ Failing at Home?: Hate Crimes and Extrajudicial Killings in the USA

by Ozair Islam The United States of America (USA) is popularly known as The ‘Champion of Democracy and Human Rights’. But since the last two decades, in its journey towards a multicultural society, the USA is facing a lot of…

“Stop denying racism, start dismantling it” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says

Michelle Bachelet on Monday, June 28 2021 issued an urgent call for States to adopt a “transformative agenda” to uproot systemic racism, as she published a report casting a spotlight on the litany of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil…

Black Lives Still Don’t Matter in America

A welcome change in national leadership in the U.S. means little for the scourge of racism infecting the nation—unless words are matched by action. By Sonali Kolhatkar There is a scene in the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah,”…

Belgium staggers towards decolonization

Months after Belgium’s Black Lives Matter protests, the country’s reckoning with its past has come under the spotlight. For a group of Belgian activists, tackling race and colonialism-related issues needs a bigger push. Ibrahima, a 23-year-old Black Belgian man, died…

How the Community Helps Sustain Portland’s Ongoing Black Lives Matter Protests

Portlanders have been protesting everyday since May. Community mutual aid ‘blocs’ support BIPOC activists with everything from groceries to haircuts to tattoos. By April M. Short At any given Black Lives Matter (BLM) event in Portland, you might encounter what…

Living in Turbulent Times: College Students’ Reactions to Recent Challenges in America

By Rebecca Diers – SUNY Cortland For the past several months, Americans have faced numerous challenges in regards to politics and how American citizens feel the country should be run. These recent events have been incited by both Republicans and…

Ende Gelände 2020

Ende Gelände mobilised thousands in Germany last weekend, targeting both coal and gas and developing tactics to protect activists from coronavirus transmission. The eighth Ende Gelände went ahead in the drizzly and cold Rhineland region of Germany last weekend. Over 3,000 activists pushed through…

ETFO Emancipation Day is an opportunity to commit to ridding society of anti-Black racism

Emancipation Day, recognized on August 1, provides an opportunity for Ontario, its institutions and its people to commit to working towards a society that is rid of ongoing systemic and individual forms of anti-Black racism. While Ontario recognized the day…

Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim ‘Intrusive Surveillance Tools’ at Protesters

“The public needs to know whether Attorney General Barr thinks President Trump can conduct mass surveillance of protesters without congressional authorization.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams An exchange about government spying powers between Rep. Zoe Lofgren and…

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

A system which worsens discrimination. In the midst of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, which raised questions about policing and racism in the United States and elsewhere, technology company IBM announced its withdrawal from the general-purpose facial recognition market. Could this…

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