BlackLivesMatter

01.07.2020

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

Taking “movement moments” to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter. By Collective 20 It is said that Mark Twain once quipped that “history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” These days one cannot escape comparisons with 1968, and with widespread civil unrest, troops in our cities’… »

16.06.2020

Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election

Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election

Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States; President Trump’s upcoming rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, the site of a… »

15.06.2020

Face 2 Face with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

Face 2 Face with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

On this show we speak with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere about the structural discrimination embedded in US society, an issue which has resurfaced with the killing of George Floyd by the police. “Black, brown and indigenous people are basically saying that we have never, since the colonial moment, be… »

13.06.2020

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Activists Demand: Defend Black Lives, Defund the Police

Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change. George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police drove hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people into the streets, demanding both justice for Floyd and other victims of the police, and fundamental change to… »

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… »

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,… »

07.06.2020

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

‘This Is Incredible’: Enormous Crowds Flood Streets Across US Demanding End to Police Brutality and Justice for George Floyd

“It feels like it’s more than just a moment. Finally, finally it’s more than just a moment.” By Jake Johnson – Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States—and, in stunning displays of solidarity, around the world—poured into the streets Saturday demanding an end to police brutality… »

06.06.2020

This is what Nonviolence Looks Like in NYC

This is what Nonviolence Looks Like in NYC

Nonviolence has always been placed “outside” of our societies, and instead we’ve invested considerable resources in developing sophisticated equipment to keep us “safe”. But in front of this crisis and the unrest that goes with it, new faces and new voices are showing how a courageous and powerful attitude can… »

31.05.2020

‘Insanity Outside the White House’: After Trump Stokes Tensions, Fresh Clashes Between Police and Protesters in US Capitol

‘Insanity Outside the White House’: After Trump Stokes Tensions, Fresh Clashes Between Police and Protesters in US Capitol

“I call upon our city and our nation to exercise great restraint even while this President continues to try to divide us,” said DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in response to president’s comments. By Common Dreams staff As protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd continued in… »

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… »

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