Category Human Rights

I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People

In the wake of the Darren Wilson non-indictment, I’ve only deleted one racist Facebook friend. This friend, as barely a friend as a high school classmate can be, re-posted a rant calling rioters niggers. (She was not a good white person.) Most of my white friends have responded to recent events with empathy or outrage. […]

Ohio man exonerated after spending 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit – The Washington Post

“I’m so happy today that this battle had come to an end,” Ajamu said, according to Reuters. Cuyahoga County Judge Pamela Barker stepped down from her bench to give Ajamu a hug, the Associated Press reported. The case against Ajamu, formerly known as Ronnie Bridgeman, began to fall apart after a key witness recanted his testimony […]

POLICE MURDER PEOPLE ALL THE DAMN TIME | The Stop Mass Incarceration Network

First, we have to be clear on just what the problem is, and what it isn’t. The problem isn’t that police need more or better training. How much training do you need to not murder people? To not gun down unarmed people, or to stop approaching Black people carrying toy guns and immediately blow them […]

The new threat: ‘Racism without racists’ – CNN.com

Disparate impact is built on the belief that most people aren’t stupid enough to openly announce they’re racists but instead cloak their racism in seemingly race-neutral language. It also recognizes that some ostensibly race-neutral policies could reflect unintentional bias. A disparate impact lawsuit, for instance, wouldn’t have to prove that a police department’s white leaders […]

Glavin: Canadians have no reason to be smug about race | Ottawa Citizen

Comparing welfare rates makes Canada look far worse. Slightly more than 10 per cent of African-Americans are on welfare, but in Canada, roughly a third of Aboriginal people are on welfare or some other form of income assistance. Canada looks worse again when we look inside the prisons. African-Americans make up only about 12 per cent […]

Malcolm X’s daughter on Juneteenth: ‘We’re in denial of the African holocaust’ | World news | The Guardian

Juneteenth is a celebration that takes place annually on the 19 June to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is recognized in most US states, and, in 1997, Congress officially recognized the day as Juneteenth Independence Day. Shabazz spoke passionately and at times poignantly of the African American experience, and said […]

August 27, 2014 Press Release, “Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014   STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM   My name is William Thompson.  I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.   I regret that […]

The Skanner Newspaper – Lennon Lacy’s Death Recalls Emmett Till’s

“I know my son,” she said later.  “The second I saw him I knew he couldn’t have done that to himself – it would have taken at least two men to do that to him.”  Her grief was reminiscent of the reaction Till’s mother had upon viewing her son’s battered face. Lacy’s mother had not […]

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice | Racism, Bias & Politics | Right-Wing and Left-Wing Ideology

“They’ve pulled off the trifecta of controversial topics,” said Brian Nosek, a social and cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia who was not involved in the study. “When one selects intelligence, political ideology and racism and looks at any of the relationships between those three variables, it’s bound to upset somebody.”Polling data and social […]

4th World Radyo: Election 2014: Eurosettler Desperation At The Ballot Box 11.09.2014 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary:  TheAngryindian presents an Afro-Indigenist analysis of the US mid-term elections and attempts to deconstruct the obviously racialist aspects of the reactionary handful of settlers who actually voted and the open-book corruption that allowed more than 40,000 minority citizens to be cheated out of their Constitutional right to vote at all. All this and more […]

Police Manhunts and Race: Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner By Cheryl Dorsey

This was very different from the Christopher Dorner manhunt which ended in a shootout and Dorner’s death. Very different from the confrontation and detention of accused jay-walker Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri. This was not at all like the detention and capture of “reasonably suspicious” Ezell Ford in Los Angeles.As a retired Los Angeles Police […]

Günter Wallraff “Undercover Schwarzer”

Der Wallraff-Film “Schwarz auf Weiß” wird Ende Oktober uraufgeführt und sorgt bereits bundesweit für Aufsehen – aber auch Kritik. Die schwarze Autorin Noah Sow wirft Wallraff vor, er äffe Minderheiten nach. Im Interview mit tagesschau.de betont sie, das Wissen über Alltagsrassismus sei längst präsent, die Weißen müssten nur aufhören, dieses zu ignorieren. via ▶ Günter […]

Open letter to the UN: Police brutality in the Black community requires action | Green Left Weekly

The police brutality levied upon African/black people is systematic and is taking lives at an almost once a day rate. We have even seen young children being murdered, like Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was murdered by a Detroit police officer in 2010. Her murderer, Joseph Weekly, is still a free man.African/black people within the United States […]

Lindsey Graham promises results for white men | MSNBC

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency,” according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN. […] The audio snippets were provided to […]

At the UN, Obama invokes Ferguson: ‘We welcome the scrutiny of the world’ – The Washington Post

“We welcome the scrutiny of the world – because what you see in America is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems and make our union more perfect,” Obama said. “America is not the same as it was 100 years ago, 50 years ago, or even a decade ago. Because we fight […]

Carlota, leader of the 1843 slave rebellion in Triumvirato, Matanzas

Introduction In order to understand liberation processes in the Caribbean we have to take into account all occurrences which preceded our days and contributed to the formation of our collective consciousness. Cuba, in this sense, possesses an impressive historical legacy of which needs more discussion. Women in Cuba, generally speaking, played a very important role […]

Protest.Net: Did the CIA Poison Paul Robeson?

Paul Robeson, the black actor, singer, and political radical, may have been a victim of CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb’s MK-ULTRA program. We have previously noted Gottlieb’s death and outlined his career of infamy. In the spring of 1961, Robeson planned to visit Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. The trip never […]

Alex Constantine’s Anti-Fascist Research Bin: Black Panthers: Omaha Two were Targets of a Secret Police Task Force Codenamed “Domino”

The secret files disclose that the Omaha FBI office Special-Agent-in-Charge, Paul Young, had been under orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to be “imaginative” in developing illegal tactics against the Panthers and that several plans were concocted and implemented under Operation COINTELPRO in the months before the bombing.Hoover’s hidden war on political activists he […]

Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide

[By Michael Cetewayo Tabor – (Political Prisoner, NY 21) – Black Panther Party, USA ] Drug addiction in the colonized ghettos of America has constituted a major problem for over 15 years. Its use is so widespread that it can – without fear of exaggeration – be termed a “plague”. It has reached epidemic proportions, […]

Caged Warrior – Leonard #Peltier

With its COINTELPRO brainchild, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI operatives had a mission of quashing all movements considered subversive, using divide-and-conquer tactics, flooding inner-city neighborhoods with drugs, tying up movement hands with false arrests and trials, and complicity in cruel and torturous measures. The main targets of their aggressive attacks were the Black Panthers and the […]

Co-Defendant Of Assata Shakur To Be Released On Parole | The Source

Clark Edward Squire, who is known to most of his supporters as Sundiata Acoli, was granted parole yesterday for the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. He was sentenced in ’74 to life plus 20-30 years and was denied parole 1993, 2004, and 2011.The appellate judges panel stated that the parole board […]

“The Most Important Journalist You’ve Never Heard Of”: Remembering William Worthy 1921-2014 | Democracy Now!

During the height of the Cold War, Worthy defied the U.S. government by reporting from the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Iran, North Vietnam and Algeria. He also worked closely with many African-American leaders, including A. Philip Randolph and Malcolm X. In the late 1950s, the State Department refused to renew his passport after he returned […]

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree : Biological Warfare and the Value of Black Life « Why You Mad Son Entertainment

The revolution of the mind continues…We have been watching the Ebola case with a curious eye for awhile now And it has caused us to reflect on the horrid and heinous history Western and European countries have with biological warfare and human experimentation… And the nefarious practice of using the powerless as guinea pigs.Is a […]

‘Don’t apologize, resign!’ Family of killed teen wants justice amid renewed Ferguson unrest — RT USA

Ferguson’s top cop should resign, the best apology from him will be not words but the arrest and prosecution of the police officer who killed their son, the parents of Michael Brown said as tensions in the St. Louis suburb escalated again this week.The parents of Michael Brown said they were unmoved by Ferguson Police […]

Pablo Neruda: A Poet Possibly Poisoned By A CIA Agent Working For Pinochet

It is certain that Allende died during the coup staged by Pinochet’s forces. What remains unclear, however, is how. With the presidential palace La Moneda surrounded by Pinochet’s forces, Allende either committed suicide — as the official account of his death states — or was assassinated on Sept. 11, 1973.As with Allende, there is a […]

Walking Contradictions: Black people who don’t want to be Afrikan | Taurean Brown

From the days of chattel enslavement to the present, the identity of Afrikans in Amerikkka has gone through many transitions. We went from Nigger to Colored to Negro to Black to Afro-American to African-American, along with the several other identities inside of this timeline.Black people, who flat out refuse to be Afrikan, use classic talking […]

Whipping Is A White Slavemaster Behavior | NOI Research Group

Editor’s Note: If you can deal with seeing past the obvious anti-Jewish tones that appear in this work and have the ability to read it objectively, a really serious ppint is being made here. It is unfortunate that the author choose to include ethnic references that can (and will) be utilised to discredit the essay, […]

ACLU Says the Ferguson Police Report on Michael Brown’s Death Violates the Law | The Free Thought Project

Tony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Missouri tells Yahoo News that the Ferguson Police Department is breaking the law by refusing to comply with Missouri Sunshine Act law.“I’ve never seen an incident report that didn’t contain a description of the incident, at least on some basic level,” said Don Tittle to Yahoo News, […]

Lynching of Jesse Washington – Wikipedia

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a significant number of lynchings occurred in the Southeastern United States, primarily of African Americans in the states of Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. Between 1890 and 1920, about 3,000 African Americans were killed by lynch mobs, usually after whites were the victims of crimes purportedly committed by […]

Whiteness in the Psychological Imagination I The Hampton Institute

It is important to have a common understanding of the three critical terms that will be used repeatedly throughout this essay. These terms include psychological imagination, white people, and whiteness. Psychological imagination is used to describe the formulations and definitions of ideas and ideals that pertain to psychology-in the mainstream-as an academic discipline, and to […]