It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine
“Who is the perpetrator
Who is the victim
If the perpetrator is our enemy, and there is political capital to be made from highlighting their crime, then the media will deem the victim “worthy” — especially if the victim is a pro-U.S. figure. If, however, you die at the hands of the U.S. or its allies, you can expect little sympathy or coverage from the media, especially if you are a Communist, Muslim, or any other designation that renders you unworthy of media attention.”
Why Police Defunding Should Remain on the Reform Agenda, by Yohana Beyene
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.
Away with Borders! Why We Need Less Restrictive, More Open Borders and Eventual Border Elimination
“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.”
Greg Palast, Georgia: Vote-Fixing, Secret Vote-Crushing, Defeating Mass Voter Purges
The new vote-fixing game in Georgia By Greg Palast for FlashPoints February 12, 2022 Once again, it’s down to Georgia in the November 2022 midterm elections. Senator Reverend Warnock is running for reelection, and Stacey Abrams is running for governor against the incumbent Brian Kemp. It’s not a question of who’s going to win. The GOP’s […]
Part 2: Where is the world class museum? Black Lives Minneapolis: Dred Scott and George Floyd, by Susu Jeffrey
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.
“Takeover”: Young Lords’ Juan González on Hospital Protest Doc. Shortlisted for Academy Award
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 […]
Remembering bell hooks, a Revolutionary Who Led With Love, by Barbara Ransby
“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.”
The case for a more radical climate movement, by Sean Illing with Andreas Malm
Has the climate movement failed?
Author Andreas Malm on the failures of climate activism and the need for escalation.
A Come-to-Jesus Sermon from the Rev. Chris Hedges
“The Bible has been used by systems of power to perpetuate all sorts of injustices and persecution since the Christian Church was institutionalized in the third century by Constantine, who was a brutal dictator,” says Hedges.
The Pipeline Blues, shared for all to sing by The Stringbeans
Standin’ on the corner, Singin’ the pipeline blues (2x)
Trying to stop that pipeline, Whatta we got to lose?
Read Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, alternative to the mainstream media
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.”
― Howard Zinn
Winona LaDuke: Line 3 opponents can savor this defeat
“Uncertainty about Line 3 caused by Indigenous people and water protectors encouraged massive divestment from the tar sands by non-Canadian investors. Everybody from Shell Oil to the Koch brothers bailed out. Last month, my alma mater, Harvard University, began divestment of fossil fuels. Harvard wouldn’t even divest from South Africa, those stubborn old dudes. This is, well, monumental.”
Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive
“The cynicism of arming and funding the mujahedeen against the Soviets exposes the lie of America’s humanitarian concerns in Afghanistan.”
Our New Postracial Myth, by Ibram X. Kendi
“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”