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The fight for voting rights continues in the US

In May 1901, 150 white men gathered in the city of Montgomery to rewrite the Alabama state constitution. These men elected John Knox, a prominent lawyer, to preside over the convention. In his opening speech, Knox said: “What is it…

The State of Democracy in Tunisia: Populism with an Estranged Population

Hope, excitement and optimism are just a few of the terms that have animated the political discourse in Tunisia after the 2011 revolution. However, with a perpetual economic degradation that was amplified by the pandemic, the legitimate strife for “job,…

Let Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Perform In Frankfurt, Germany

Petition launched by Katie Halper Link to sign the petition. We artists, musicians, writers, and other public figures and organizations are deeply disturbed by the recent efforts by German officials to discredit and silence musician Roger Waters. On February 24,…

Newly Obtained Documents Detail U.S. Government Officials’ Racist Views of Black Migrants

ICE officials treated deportation as sport U.S. government officials expressed racist attitudes toward Black migrants, treated their deportation as sport, and dismissed reports of abuse, internal documents obtained by advocacy and activist groups through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…

Racial Scandal at the University of Essex

On 11th June, during the last night of fun at the University of Essex, one of the biggest scandals of racial profiling took place. By Anita Gillone and Carolina Gomes Layomi Coker, a 21-year-old girl from Nigeria and a final…

Africa: How structural racism manifests itself in peacebuilding processes

PeaceDirect’s new report Peace, Race and Power explores how racism manifests itself in peacebuilding sectors. The 55-page report, produced through global consultations involving more than 160 people from 70 countries, builds on the findings of the May 2021 report Time…

Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’

UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination. “In 2021, it is stunning to…

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…

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…

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…

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