Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: racial justice

He was filming on his phone. Then a deputy attacked him...

Police can arrest people for “cover charges,” like resisting arrest, to justify their use of excessive force and shield themselves from liability. In Jefferson Parish, 73% of the time someone is arrested on a “cover charge” alone, they’re Black.

Noam Chomsky talks climate and racial justice

A conversation about the roots of our current climate crisis and humanity’s prospects for emerging into a livable future.

The Democrats in DC promised consequential racial justice reform—where is it?

The message to Black Americans expecting more progress has largely been to wait—for a better political opportunity, for the racial wealth gap to widen, for another Black American to die at the hands of the police.

Six ways Chevron imperils climate, human rights, and racial justice

These six examples illustrate a stunning array of corporate abuse, deception, and misconduct by one of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations.

How military veterans are answering the call to defend Black lives

From marching in the streets to forming human walls of protection around protesters, veterans are playing a quiet but important role in demanding racial justice.

There is no climate justice without racial justice

“Without a focus on correcting injustice, work on climate change addresses only symptoms, and not root causes.”

Will the death of George Floyd mark the rebirth of America?

A man forced to die with his face pressed to the ground may yet shift the earth under your feet.

Atlanta police shoot and kill Rayshard Brooks as protests demanding racial...

Brooks' death added to the growing outrage over police violence toward people of color, particularly black Americans, that has fueled #DefundPolice demands and demonstrations across the U.S. and in other countries for nearly three weeks.

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced...

Momentum organizer Nicole Carty discusses how the movement built consensus on racial justice and the strategy needed to make the goal of defunding police a reality.

Don’t look away

The ongoing crisis of racially motivated police violence—and the government’s violent response to demonstrations against those actions—reminds us that change requires justice.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.