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Danielle Jackson // Stories of women of color dying of childbirth have dominated headlines — but little has been done to change postpartum care.

A Frustrating Year of Reporting on Black Maternal Health – The reporting has added flesh and aching detail to what I’ve come to think of as an embarrassing public health crisis in the United States. Among industrialized countries, our nation has the highest rate of infant deaths. We’ve had dramatic declines since 1960, but we have […]

This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s — Moorbey’z Blog

In the 1880s and 1930s, white people enjoyed this racist game that ridiculed African-Americans. It was side attraction for many newspaper ads. Watch! source:This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s via This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s — Moorbey’z Blog

Gus John // Why I’m turning down Theresa May’s invitation to celebrate #Windrush

Opinion // Why I’m turning down Theresa May’s invitation to celebrate Windrush | Gus John | Opinion | The Guardian – In July 2013, as home secretary, May’s vans were running around London displaying billboards targeted at “illegal” immigrants, telling them to “go home or face arrest”. These vans misled not just the “illegal” immigrants […]

This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s — Moorbey’z Blog

In the 1880s and 1930s, white people enjoyed this racist game that ridiculed African-Americans. It was side attraction for many newspaper ads. Watch! source:This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s via This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s — Moorbey’z Blog

Writers Under Surveillance

The FBI Files Edited by JPat Brown, B. C. D. Lipton and Michael Morisy Foreword by Cory Doctorow Afterword by Trevor Timm // Ernest Hemingway, true to form, drunkenly called the FBI Nazis and sissies. The files have been edited for length and clarity, but beyond that everything in the book is pulled directly from […]

Broken Eggs & Broken Windows — The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund

As the saying goes, you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Maybe you can’t effectively oppose Islamophobes terrorizing your town without breaking a few eggs, either. That may or may not be the lesson Martin F. learned recently. Martin is an anti-fascist in Frankfurt, Germany who participated in a counter-demonstration against Pegida […]

George Prochnik // When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig

When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig | The New Yorker – Zweig did take notice of the discipline and financial resources on display at the rallies of the National Socialists—their eerily synchronized drilling and spanking-new uniforms, and the remarkable fleets of automobiles, motorcycles, and trucks they paraded. Zweig often travelled […]