500 Years of Nakbas

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The Palestinians face the last bastion of legalized racial rule on the planet.” The great nakba, or “catastrophe,”began in 1492, when Christopher Columbus proclaimed the lands of the “Indies” for Spain. Within half a century of his voyage, 95 percent of the inhabitants of the America’s had been killed by European-borne[…]

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Windrush and Britain’s Crimes Against Black People

People gather for a Windrush generation solidarity protest in Brixtron, London, Britain, 20 April 2018. As claims emerge that the Home Office destroyed thousands of landing cards documenting the arrival of windrush-era migrants, communities in Brixton gathered in Windrush Square in solidarity with those threatened with deportation, sacking and the removal of healthcare as result of the governments ‘hostile environment’[…]

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White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “What would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities.” Having already violated every tenet of international law in its proxy jihadist war against Syria, including the seizure of one-third of the country, the United States invoked a[…]

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King’s Legacy Betrayed

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Consortium News, March 4, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the preeminent leader of the black liberation movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Millions of people engaged in the struggle against America’s shameful apartheid system but King was the most influential. His actions are remembered, his words are quoted by activists, politicians, and[…]

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A Tale of Three Apartheids and the Land Conundrums

by Kweli Nzito, originally published on Black Agenda Report, March 21, 2018 “White settlers were convinced that the lands they appropriated in the ‘dark continent’ and other lands were theirs by right.” The word apartheid achieved global notoriety during the height of White rule in South Africa. It then extended at least to one other country where blatant state-sanctioned bigotry[…]

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Outrage as BART Cops Kill Again

Family of Shaleem Tindle outside BART meeting, Feb. 22. by Terri Kay, originally published on Workers World, Feb 28, 2018 Oakland, Calif. — The family of Shaleem Tindle and other members of the community packed a board meeting of the Bay Area Rapid Transit on Feb. 22. They went to show their outrage after seeing a newly released body-camera video[…]

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Standing Up to the National Anthem

by James Ricks This Nation’s anthem was composed by Francis Scott Key, a racist, white supremacist, anti-abolitionist lawyer. He felt that black people, free or slave, were genetically inferior to white people. That perception was the foundation of his legal pursuits. When he was the District Attorney for the City of Washington, he defended slavery and prosecuted those in the abolitionist[…]

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