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22.07.2020

From dismantling the structures of racism to healing our hearts

From dismantling the structures of racism to healing our hearts

Lessons from the civil rights movement and its leaders point to an important two-track approach to ending the abomination of racism. Michael Nagler I recently had the rewarding experience of interviewing civil rights leader and Kingian nonviolence trainer Bernard Lafayette for a film on nonviolence. He told a story I’ll… »

08.07.2020

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance from White Supremacy to Hiroshima & Nagasaki

“If justice is indivisible, it follows that our struggles against injustice must be united” – Angela Davis. “the image of these police officers squeezing the life out of Floyd might serve as a metaphor for the way U.S. Administrations have for generations, dealt with the countries many of us come… »

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… »

08.06.2020

Minneapolis’ ‘long, hot summer’ of ‘67 – and the parallels to today’s protests over police brutality

Minneapolis’ ‘long, hot summer’ of ‘67 – and the parallels to today’s protests over police brutality

The scene was intense. Black residents of Minneapolis angered over an incident of police brutality fought with officers in the streets and set buildings ablaze. Many were injured; dozens were arrested. Eventually the National Guard, called in to patrol the streets, ordered black citizens back into their homes. This may sound… »

06.06.2020

George Floyd, Presente!

George Floyd, Presente!

“We’re here today because George Floyd is not here,” Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s first African American Attorney General, said on Wednesday afternoon. “He should be here. He should be alive, but he’s not.” Ellison then announced he was elevating the charge against fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder. »

06.06.2020

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the wake of a recent spate of killings of African Americans, including at the hands of the police. In a statement issued on Friday, they urged the… »

05.06.2020

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

Greater Efforts Needed to Address Discriminatory Policies The killing of George Floyd and the ensuing police violence against protesters across the United States have drawn widespread condemnation in the United Kingdom. But showing real solidarity requires reflection on the UK’s own record of racism and injustice, while charting the steps needed to… »

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

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Protests against Bolsonaro end up in repression and confrontation with far-right

Brasil de Fato First uprising since the beginning of the pandemic was put together by Brazil’s soccer fan organizations For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-fascist groups linked to organized soccer fans in Brazil took to the streets to demand that President Jair Bolsonaro step down… »

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… »

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