The Role of Police in Gentrification

by Brenden Beck, published on Consortium News, September 24, 2020 A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The circumstances surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing by police in Louisville, Kentucky, are by now[…]

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Franco-American Designs on Lebanon, A Post-Catastrophe Update

by As’ad AbuKhalil, published on Consortium News, September 13, 2020 Lebanon moves from one catastrophe to another; as if the blast at Beirut airport last month wasn’t enough. There was another fire there this week at Beirut port, an area that was subjected in August to government emergency laws. Those emergency laws put the Army command in charge of the[…]

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Propaganda Won’t Get Rid of Trump

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 15, 2020 The biggest threat to Biden’s chances is the continuing suppression of black votes and the refusal of the Democrats to do anything about it.. “The Democrats’ effort to sell the lackluster and problematic Joe Biden involves telling some outright lies.” “Biden will win in a landslide.” “Trump will quit[…]

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Community Control of Police – and a Whole Lot More

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, June 18, 2020 Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable. “Movements are about amassing power to the people, not collecting promises from corporate flunkies.” The wave of[…]

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Chicago Antiwar Coalition Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Ongoing Protests

No to the U.S. government’s war on the people at home, as well as against people in other countries Onward to further actions to stop this warfare and create a better world.  Statement by the Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC) The U.S. government’s various forms of war abroad—for power and profits of the big banks and corporations– is reflected in the[…]

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UPRISING: Black ‘Misleaders’ Seek to End Protest

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Consortium News, June 5, 2020 The nationwide protests have forced the black quisling class to reveal themselves as agents of the racial and economic status quo. The aftermath of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police has created a national political crisis. The revulsion caused by this latest killing caught on camera spawned[…]

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First Somali Congressperson Legitimizes AFRICOM and US Drone War

by Netfa Freeman and Tunde Osazua, published on Black Agenda Report, May 13, 2020 Rep. Omar recently commended the US war machine for increasing the “transparency” and “accountability” of its bombing of her native country. “Instead of this being an asset to expose AFRICOM and to the decolonization Africa, Rep. Omar validates the role of AFRICOM.” United States representatives, no[…]

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