Incidents like these are a recurring nightmare for Black people. But it is especially tragic in a city where an effort to replace the police force with a Department of Public Safety informed by a public health approach was voted down amidst exaggerated rhetoric warning about the impact of “defunding” on public safety.
“Detaining immigrants is a big and profitable business whose product is human misery. It is estimated that over 75 percent of detainees are detained in for-profit detention centers.”
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Jim Crow laws or “black codes” began with the 13th Amendment as local and state legal restrictions and lasted on paper or in-practice ever since. “Jim Crow” was a black minstrel figure.
The documentary “Takeover,” which chronicles the radical actions of the Young Lords, was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 1970, the Puerto Rican collective took over a condemned hospital in the South Bronx to demand the construction of a new hospital, free healthcare for all, and more. “I’m still amazed there’s been so […]
Judge Peter Cahill released the raw video footage of ex-police officer Thomas Lane’s body camera of the murder of George Floyd. It is essential viewing for background of the federal trial of Lane and ex-officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.
“It is her big vision that inspired so many people. She insisted we not compromise our definition of freedom. No one should be thrown under the bus, she argued.”
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The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.
“What’s left to trust and rely upon? Unorganized people organizing. What else!”
“The Epstein case is important because, however much is being covered up, it is a window into the scourge of male violence that explodes in decayed cultures, fueled by widening income disparities, the collapse of the social contract and the grotesque entitlement that comes with celebrity, political power, and wealth.”
The court,did not accept that this was a politically motivated case or address the ramifications for all who publish classified material.
“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”
“Because western media are designed to protect the powerful, most people are more aware of smears about Assange being a Russian agent or a rapist than of his victimization by a tyrannical assault on world press freedoms…”
“This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden