With so many ongoing crises arguments about history may seem esoteric, but only by honestly redressing the sins of the past can we find ways to make a better future. Toppling monuments is just a start.
"We took our power to the streets, the hallways of Congress, to the highest court in the land and we won."
Juneteenth is “much more complicated and much more complex than is traditionally presented,” increased recognition of the day “provides an opportunity to have a thorough remembrance of this horrific system that was slavery.”
“It is unconscionable that it has taken court action to force this administration to distribute relief to Tribal governments as Congress intended and the law requires.”
Seattle has become the first city in the nation to win a comprehensive ban on the use and purchase of chemical weapons and other barbaric weapons used against protest movements, so tear gas, mace and pepper spray, rubber bullets, flashbang grenades, water cannons, ultrasonic weapons.
“This is not the first report of heavily armed civilian militias appearing at protests around New Mexico in recent weeks.”
I believe that COVID-19 set the stage for what we are seeing now. Like Arundhati Roy said, the pandemic was a “portal” for the new normal.
“They have put profits over people year after year and the state of California just keeps letting it happen.”
After the incident, officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski were suspended for shoving Gugino. On June 6, they were charged with second degree assault.
The trans rights movement currently has “tremendous visibility” but also faces a “tremendous backlash.”