Tag Archives: violence

Carlos the Jackal on trial for 1974 Paris attack

Carlos the Jackal on trial for 1974 Paris attack – EUROPE – [hurriyetdailynews] – Carlos, a Venezuelan whose real name is Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez, was dubbed “Carlos the Jackal” by the press when he was giving international security services the slip while on the run. The nickname came from a fictional terrorist in the 1971 […]

If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldnt be seen as a universal hero | Slavoj Žižek | Comment is free | theguardian.com

In the last two decades of his life, Nelson Mandela was celebrated as a model of how to liberate a country from the colonial yoke without succumbing to the temptation of dictatorial power and anti-capitalist posturing. In short, Mandela was not Robert Mugabe, and South Africa remained a multiparty democracy with a free press and […]

Who I am affects who you are: Lets discuss “White privilege”

White privilege what causes white people to abandon their humanity and reason when faced with the truth of the atrocities against blacks and cling to their patriotism as a badge of honor instead of working to heal the state of things. It is why our young boys are shot dead in the streets by police […]

JFK’s Embrace of Third World Nationalists | Consortiumnews

The man Kennedy chose to be his ambassador to Congo was Edmund Gullion, who was the one who had altered Kennedy’s consciousness about Third World nationalism. There are some writers who would maintain that perhaps no other person had as much influence on the evolution of Kennedy’s foreign policy thinking as did Gullion. Yet, Gullion’s […]

Canadas rejection of inquiry into violence against Aboriginal women is a national disgrace | rabble.ca

In 2009, the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC in Geneva conducted a Universal Period Review of Canadas rights record and concluded its need to address the concerns of indigenous populations — particularly, Aboriginal women.During that year, fifty submissions slammed Canada on topics from labour rights to foreign policy and highlighted the country in the […]

Why I’m a Paranoid Black Man | J Prophet

If it’s not someone who looks like me, who has bought into the lie that we are all threats even to each other, who emulates white supremacist violence against black bodies; it’s a white civilian who finds me to be “suspicious.” If it’s not a white civilian who may very well get away with taking […]

White Privilege is John McCain Playing a Video Game During a Hearing on Going to War in Syria | Alternet

In order to both survive and remain sane in a country where racism has dominated life chances and life outcomes, black folks have historically been taught by parents, teachers, and other mentors that we had to be at least twice as good as a white person, one with less than comparable skills, to get half […]

Eric Holder NAACP Speech | Breaking News for Black America

Today, I’d like to join President Obama in urging all Americans to recognize that – as he said – we are a nation of laws, and the jury has spoken. I know the NAACP and its members are deeply, and rightly, concerned about this case – as passionate civil rights leaders, as engaged citizens, and […]

The Cancer of Racism Thrives in America | Chris Williams

As a young African-American man living in the south, it made me pause and realize that this ruling can give anyone the opportunity to take my life whenever they feel threatened because of my skin color or how I walk, talk or dress. What is a black life worth? The answer was already abundantly clear […]

A Good Reason to Leave New York – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic

Almost 90 percent of African Americans and Latinos stopped and frisked on the street were guilty of no crime at all. Effectively Kelly is saying that innocent black people should simply carry the weight, because a small minority of people who happen to have roughly the same amount of melanin have decided not to. This […]

Targeting media is not a new tactic for Israel…

Israeli spokesperson admits to targeting journalists in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada: By the Israeli army???s own admission, they knew journalists were in the building at which they fired: ???We obviously knew there were journalists in the building,…