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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… »

19.07.2020

Trump Doesn’t Like You

Trump Doesn’t Like You

By Henry Cruz Our current Commander in Chief has been calling people that look like me bad hombres.   For a Nerd like me, that’s an upgrade. (I’m strongly considering tattooing bad hombre over my belly). I can also see in my future a ‘nasty woman’ belly t-shirt – and a… »

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… »

27.06.2020

For Many Athletes, Challenging Racism Is No Game

For Many Athletes, Challenging Racism Is No Game

Rebellion is growing, from Minneapolis, where demands to defund the police radiate globally from the site of George Floyd’s murder, to cities nationwide where monuments to Confederate generals, colonizers and others are being torn down. Some decry this onrushing change: corrupt police unions dismiss the violence their members wreak with… »

17.06.2020

Invitation to the Convergence of Cultures’ 1st Virtual World Conference

Invitation to the Convergence of Cultures’ 1st Virtual World Conference

This is an unprecedented moment in our history, in terms of the interaction between different cultures, which is generating important crises. At the same time, it opens up enormous possibilities for a new spiritual horizon, which will have its social correlate. We believe that Convergence of Cultures has much to… »

15.06.2020

Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism

Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism

A group of more than twenty senior leaders in the UN, who report directly to Secretary-General António Guterres, and who are African or of African descent, have put their names to a personal and hard-hitting statement published on Friday, expressing their outrage at pervasive and systemic racism, highlighting the need… »

14.06.2020

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

Momentum organizer Nicole Carty discusses how the movement built consensus on racial justice and the strategy needed to make the goal of defunding police a reality. Eric Stoner  Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the… »

07.06.2020

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

The city-state’s new law explicitly bars public authorities, including police, from discriminating based on skin color, gender and other factors. Lawmakers say the new rules help to address systemic racism in Germany. Berlin became the first German state to pass its own anti-discrimination law on Thursday, with a majority of… »

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… »

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