UN Expert: Crippling US Sanctions on Syria

by Aaron Mate, published on Syria Solidarity Movement, January 15, 2021        (originally published on The Grayzone, January 14) Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions[…]

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After Trump Blocked UN Inquiry of Racist Violence, NGOs Are Conducting Their Own

by Marjorie Cohen, published on Truthout, December 28, 2020 Shortly after the public lynching of George Floyd, the U.S. Human Rights Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) organized an international coalition of more than 600 organizations and individuals to urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to convene a commission of inquiry to investigate systemic racism and police[…]

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Prayer Walk Demands Justice for Native Man Assaulted by U.S. Feds

Published on TeleSUR, January 2, 2021 The Red Nation condemns the brutalization of Darrell House by National Park Service rangers on Tiwa Territory (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Native groups have taken to Petroglyphs National Monument in Tiwa Territory, commonly known as Albuquerque, New Mexico, to demand justice for Darrell House, a native man who was brutally tasered by rangers of the[…]

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Bolivia’s Corrupt Coup Makers Fear Electoral Rebuff

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, October 15, 2020 National elections are scheduled to take place in Bolivia on Oct. 18. They are the first to be held since November 2019, when a Washington-backed coup overthrew the legal government of President Evo Morales. The coup regime, guilty of repression, massive corruption and a mangled response to COVID-19, is facing[…]

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Kevin Zeese: His Last Words For The Movement And Carrying On

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, September 13, 2020 As I wrote last week, Kevin Zeese died unexpectedly in his sleep, likely from a heart attack, early in the morning on September 6. He had not shown signs of illness and was working until the end. Many of you know Kevin from Popular Resistance, from his writing and podcast[…]

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September 19: a Nationwide Day of Protest, and Dialog on Community Control of Police

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, September 10, 2020 Community control puts us on the path to both defunding and abolishing the police – so why are many  Black Lives Matter chapters withholding support? The Black masses want justice, security and democracy (also known as “self-determination”) to be part of the equation.” Despite the unprecedented wave of “Justice[…]

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Snakes in the Garden

by Luis H. Francia, published on Inquirer.Net, August 24, 2020 (recommended by Malaya Movement Northeast) NEW YORK—Zara Alvarez, a 39-year-old human rights worker, single mother, and former political prisoner, was shot and killed the evening of August 17 in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental. That she was slain in such a fashion was not completely unexpected: having a[…]

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NBA Strike Explodes into Sportswide Protest Against Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, August 27, 2020 Kenosha, Wis., became the epicenter of the anti-racist struggle after a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back at point-blank range by a white police officer on Aug. 23. Kenosha is 40 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s biggest city. A recorded video showed that the unarmed[…]

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CHOP Seattle: Imagining the police-free future

by Joshua Hanks, published on Workers World, June 16, 2020 In the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police May 25, demonstrations, protests, marches, rallies and rebellions have spread across the U.S. This is now the largest display of civil unrest in decades, a true revolt against the racist police state that has occupied this stolen[…]

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U.S. Fight Against Racism and Repression Reaches New Heights

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, June 14, 2020 For three weeks now, in 2,000 cities and towns across the country, unprecedented, massive, multi-racial, daily mobilizations against the ingrained institutional racism that permeates every aspect U.S. society have exploded in scope and intensity. In Washington, D.C., the world witnessed the spectacle of united Black, white and Latinx working people,[…]

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