Category Activism

To White Folks That Have Never Seen Super Light Skinned Negros Before

So, this is me. No makeup, no sorcery. This picture is a few years old. Nothing has changed. I suppose what they really mean when they think/say that I’m not black is that I don’t inspire their racist fears about black people. Or they could mean that black people don’t have certain looks. Not REAL […]

In a Final Speech, Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Declares: “We Must Practice Dissent” | Democracy Now!

In one of his final speeches, the late civil rights leader Julian Bond spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on May 2, 2015, as part of the “Vietnam: Power of Protest” conference. He was introduced by the actor and activist Danny Glover. Julian Bond died on August 15 at the age of 75. […]

San Francisco Bay View » Bobby Seale: Community control of police was on the Berkeley ballot in 1969

The concept of greater control by the people and community of their police department is a constitutional democratic necessity. It is the opposite of the racist, fascist corporate control by city politicians using the police department to control and exploit the people. Too many unarmed people of color are being murdered. The community control response […]

We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited | Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff | Comment is free | The Guardian

In over 30 years working with thousands of rape victims who are seeking asylum from rape and other forms of torture, we have met nothing but obstruction from British governments. Time after time, they have accused women of lying and deported them with no concern for their safety. We are currently working with three women […]

In Nevada, Jeb Bush rally interrupted by Black Lives Matter demonstrators – LA Times

Behind him, a few dozen protesters raised their fists and began chanting, “Black Lives Matter!” A few Bush supporters turned toward them and chanted, “All Lives Matter!” and “White Lives Matter!” Two women — a protester and a Bush supporter — stood a few feet from the candidate with their middle fingers extended in each […]

Black Lives Matter and the strategy question | SocialistWorker.org

A full year on after the death of Mike Brown, thousands of activists have coalesced around the demand “Black Lives Matter,” a demand which evokes not only the struggle against police terrorism, but also the fight for economic justice, access to education and more. However, without national organization, BLM activists have struggled to forge a […]

In Santa Catarina, a southern state considered the “Brazilian Europe”, blacks make up only 15% of the population: Black women of the state continue to prepare for the National Black Women’s March! ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

While attention given to these black women’s movements are often focused on Brazil’s largest, most famous cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and states such as Bahia, which boasts one of the largest Afro-Brazilian population in the country, we must also shine the light on states such as Santa Catarina, a […]