On the Fourth of July

Editor’s note: David is responding to a series of emails not presented.   The interview is at the end of this article.   Wilkerson makes some good points, but David makes a strong and highly relevant statement about the context and of the interview and the underlying assumptions of many activists. by David Rolde I strongly disagree with some of the assumptions[…]

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A Brief History of U.S. Concentration Camps

by Brett Wilkins, published on Black Agenda Report, June 26, 2019 concentration camp (noun): a place in which large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution. – Oxford English Dictionary Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ignited a[…]

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Ongoing repercussions from the Central Park Five case

By Workers World New York bureau posted on June 20, 2019 The four-part Netflix series “When They See Us,” directed by  African-American director Ava DuVernay, has set off an avalanche of long overdue repercussions for the high-profile prosecutors who in 1989 framed up five African-American and Latinx youth in New York City. Known as the Central Park Five, the teenagers[…]

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Black Teacher’s Job is in Limbo

by Carolyn Winslow, Published on Socialist Action, June 11, 2019 America has long lauded its school system as a Great Equalizer—a tool that provides all students, regardless of social standing, with the tools necessary to succeed. Thus, goes the narrative, all differences in outcome can be attributed to individual choices, absolving capitalism and the structures tied to it of their[…]

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With banner drops NYC activists demand justice for Eric Garner

Photo Banner Drop outside Grand Central Station. ~Henry Luna By Nathaniel Chase posted on Workers World,  June 10, 2019 On the morning of June 4, as commuters filed out of Grand Central Station, activists from People’s Power Assemblies New York City dropped two large banners reading “Stop Killing Black People” and “Justice 4 Eric Garner, Abolition Now” over Pershing Square[…]

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Scoundrels and Reparations

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Consortium News, May 20, 2019 Reparations should not be a topic for national discussion until there is something akin to a consensus among black people about what to demand and how to do it. There is no question that black Americans deserve redress for 300 years of chattel slavery, Jim Crow segregation, racist terrorism, mass[…]

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