Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tag: #BlackLivesMatter

VIDEO: Voices of Rise Up October: Quentin Tarantino, Cornel West, Victims'...

With some 40 families across the country impacted by police violence, thousands took to the streets of New York City in solidarity for the victims demanding an end to police brutality. We need change.

Gyasi Ross: Why I Support Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter Protesters...

Democracy Now speaks with Gyasi Ross about why he supports Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter protesters who interrupted him. "Five hundred years of white domination...You have to recognize that urgency."

Passing the Torch: From Julian Bond to Black Lives Matter

Civil-rights pioneer Julian Bond died last week at the age of 75. Bond was a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, which has been challenging business as usual, bringing the issues of racism and inequality to a broad audience.

Are Baltimore’s Protests the Prelude to a Revolution?

Baltimore’s riots have become an uprising. The people have demanded to be heard, and now, the city, state and federal government have to listen. The real fight is just beginning.

DOJ Opens Investigation into Police Suspect Killed by Spinal Injuries

The Baltimore police department is under scrutiny, with a criminal investigation now being opened, after a suspect died while in police custody. Although the officers claim they did not use force, video footage shows otherwise.

In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today

The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?

Ferguson Police Chief Resigns After DOJ Exposes Systemic Racism

After analyzing the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department reported that the police department repeatedly violated civil rights. Still, no one has been charged with any crimes after a pattern of systemic abuse and racism was revealed.

From Crispus Attucks to Michael Brown: Race and Revolution

More than 245 years ago the killing of Crispus Attucks launched a revolution in the streets of Boston. Fast forward to Michael Brown and two things still remain clear: "We never know what sparks a revolution and black lives matter."

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The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory

Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.

Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8% in recent years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.