Tag Archives: white supremacy
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.
Leaked data shows other high-profile members have overlapping membership in more explicitly racist or violent groups, by Jason Wilson
Leaked membership data from the neo-Confederate Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization has revealed that the organization’s members include serving military officers, elected officials, public employees, and a national security expert whose CV boasts of “Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance”. By Jason Wilson The Guardian June 28, 2021 But alongside these members are others […]
Henry Giroux: To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On the Institution of Policing
“Police brutality is endemic to American history.” “Policing in the United States is a force of racist violence that is entangled at the core of the capitalist system.”
DN!: “A Step Forward”: Black Lives Matter Protests Forced Biden to Push Racial Equity, But More Is Needed
“And so, we’ll be fighting to make sure that when we talk about — when the Movement for Black Lives talks about defunding police, that we’re talking about all police, including ICE and Customs and Border Patrol; when we talk about abolishing prisons, that we’re talking about all of them, including detention centers; and when we’re talking about Black Lives Matter, we’re talking about all Black lives, including those of our people that are in this country without papers.”
Violent Right-Wing Forces Have Been Activated. It Requires Strategic Action to Stop Them
“Finally, we must recognize that our struggle is global. What the United States government has done to its people by denying them what they need to live a life of dignity is what the United States has imposed upon people around the world…”
Chris Hedges with Gerald Horne: Origins of White Supremacy
Chronicles how American culture – deeply rooted in white supremacy, slavery and capitalism – finds its origin story in the 17th century European colonization of Africa and North America, exposing the structural origins of American “looting.” (Amazon)
Heidi Beirich on White Supremacist Violence
An interesting take on white supremacy, it’s history, and how it is being reported on today.
No to the Cold War (International Panel, Video)
A webinar originating in the UK, with participants from 49 countries worldwide with an array of panelists, including Medea Benjamin, Ajama Baraka, Max Blumenthal and Vijay Prashad. Note that this is a two-hour video, but can be viewed or listened to in parts. Organising Statement: A New Cold War against China is against the interests […]
Henry Giroux: The system has to be stopped: On state terror and collective rebellion.
“The fires burning in our cities are unfortunate, but the real fires go unnoticed. These are the fires burning the spirits of those who suffer daily traumas, fears, police violence, and policy driven hardships are what need to be noticed, addressed, and rouse mass anger. No one talks about the roots of these problems…”
Ella’s Song: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest, Sweet Honey and the Rock
We who believe in freedom still cannot rest. “Ella’s Song” is still our song. We who believe in freedom still cannot rest. But we who are disgusted, enraged, exhausted might need a moment of comfort today. We might need a mantra for our march, a credo for our confrontations, a song for our solace. And because others […]