The Conviction of Amber Guyger and Fear of a ‘Racial Powder Keg’

By Makasi Motema posted on Workers World, October 8, 2019 Five years after the murder of Michael Brown, the people have achieved an apparent victory: the indictment, conviction and impending imprisonment of a white police officer for the murder of an unarmed Black man. Botham Jean, 26 years old, was gunned down in his own apartment in Dallas, Texas, by[…]

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The fight to Free Mumia Enters Historic New Phase

by Ted Kelly, Published on Workers World, September 20, 2019 For decades, the movement to release African-American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on the front lines in the fight against white supremacy and capitalist mass incarceration. Generations of new revolutionaries have grown up in this struggle, and Mumia’s longtime supporters have in turn become their mentors as the most[…]

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Stripping Uncle Sam of his Protective Lies and Taboos

from Schlattenblick, published on Black Agenda Report, August 21, 2019 Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent analyze the “dual fantasy” that has ideologically upheld white supremacy, imperialism, capitalism, and the American war machine. “It remains taboo in the USA to describe America as an imperialist state.” A Review of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News -From the Revolutionary[…]

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FBI Ranks Black Activists a Bigger Threat than Al Qaeda

from Telesur English, August 15, 2019 In 2017, the term “Black Identity Extremists” was introduced as a designation to single out Black people who are protesting police brutality. Leaked documents from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation show that so-called “black identity extremists,” animal rights, environmental and anti-authority activists are ranked at the top of the agency’s counter terrorism[…]

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No Racism, Just Russians

The absurd claim that Russians have orchestrated US racial strife is designed to nullify Black outrage and discredit those who fight oppression. “The Russiagate corpse is reanimated again and again.” By all accounts the Russiagate faux scandal and the hysteria it spawned should be dead. The tale of intrigue which claimed that the Donald Trump campaign colluded with the Russian[…]

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Parallels Between Black and Palestinian Struggles

by Johnny E. Williams, published on Black Agenda Report, May 29, 2019 Blacks and Palestinians struggle against the same global matrix of interlocking oppressions. “Just as the US Black midleadership class accommodate systemic white racism, the Palestinian misleadership class grease the gears of Israeli apartheid.” My recent visit to Palestine clarified how Palestinian and black oppression is an integral part of[…]

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The Russians Are Coming, for Kamala Harris

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 24, 2019 The lightweight senator hopes voters will let her party off the hook for its failures if the word Russia is repeated often enough. “She has gotten away with spewing foolishness and telling black people that they didn’t really support Colin Kaepernick as much as they thought.” Kamala Harris seems[…]

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The “Squad” Will Have to Realize that You Can’t Defeat White Supremacy with White Supremacy

by Ajamu Baraka, from Black Agenda Report, July 8, 2019 The “squad” condemns Trump for his white nationalism, not understanding that as a white supremacist settler-colonial state, white nationalism is “American” nationalism. “Biden as a neoliberal white supremacist imperialist was always clear where he stood.” The story of Trump’s white nationalist tweets is still the object of intense discussion with the[…]

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