BlackLivesMatter

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…

‘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…

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…

A Lesson in How to Fight for Black Lives

By Danny Katch, YOU MIGHT think that there couldn’t be a worse moment for educators to launch a Black Lives Matter campaign in public schools across the country. After all, the Trump administration is full of reactionaries who hate both civil…

Black America is “Pro-Peace,” but Its Politicians Work for the War Party

By Black Agenda Report BAR executive editor Glen Ford “The Black political class has disavowed and defiled the legacies of W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King.” The United States is at war with the very concept…

“We’re still here. We can still win.”

od-UK talks to some of the activists and supporters at the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Altab Ali Park, London. By Eleanor Penny 11 August 2016 for openDemocracy Over the past three years, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has raged…

New York stands with Baltimore

Thousands of New Yorkers from across the five boroughs, #BlackLivesMatter activists and organizations that stand for social, economic, and racial justice rallied at Union Square to show the people of Baltimore that New York stands in solidarity with them and…

#BlackLivesMatter looks to the future

Danny Katch listens to activists around the country to see where the discussion about what’s next for the movement is headed, and what that means for the struggle. February 4, 2015, New York – THE MURDER of Mike Brown on…

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