Protest and Power

Building People’s Power is the vital arena of struggle under late stage capitalism, when the “system” is not only objectively failing, but the people know it is coming apart at the seams. by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, July 2, 2020 “Diminished budgets do not make the police accountable to the people or allow the people to reinvent policing.” The[…]

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Hong Kong’s Pro Democracy Movement Allied with Right Wing Against BLM

by Ajit Singh, published on The Grayzone, June 9, 2020 A leading Hong Kong “pro-democracy” figure, Jimmy Lai, has denounced nationwide protests in the United States against police brutality and systemic racism, which were sparked by the police killing of an African-American man, George Floyd. Lai’s views reflect a significant segment of the city’s protest movement, who affirm the exceptionalist[…]

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Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Wins Legal Victory Before Hostile Judge

The sentencing of the final four from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective marked another defeat for Juan Guaidó and his DC-based coup administration. Prior to handing it down, however, an Obama-appointed judge delivered an unhinged law-and-order tirade denigrating the defendants. By Anya Parampil On the morning of June 3, four U.S. citizens from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) who[…]

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No Compromise, No Retreat: Defeat the War Against the African/Black People in the U.S. and Abroad

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, June 3, 2020 The justice for George Floyd mobilizations today reflected the state’s worst nightmare – a multi-national and multi-racial action initiated by Black people with Black leadership. “A shift must occur away from the focus on individual justice for Floyd back to a critique and opposition to the ongoing structural violence[…]

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The Blue Plague and Black Death

By Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, May 27, 2020 George Floyd’s death by Blue Plague in Minneapolis was widely condemned by the same parties that have encouraged and funded the spread of the fatal contagion. “The Blue Plague is a serial killer that dates back to the slave patrols of the pre-Civil War South.” The pathogen that kills[…]

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Earth Day To May Day Protests Begin In DC With ‘Essential, Not Expendable’ Protest

by The ShutdownDC Alliance, Popular Resistance, published on Popular Resistance, April 27, 2020 Above: Earth Day to May Day Banner. All photos from Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC Facebook page. Workers waved and cheered as activists toured DC in cars and bikes, sending messages of encouragement and justice. Washington, DC, April 27 –  Three moving protests involving 135 people celebrated essential[…]

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Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed 2017 Supplies Unearthed by 2020 Quakes

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 29, 2020 Still grappling with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, Puerto Ricans reacted with protests when they learned Jan. 19 that massive amounts of vital material aid have been warehoused since 2017. The aid arrived after two major hurricanes struck the Puerto Rican archipelago that year. The donated aid included generators, emergency[…]

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Millions protest anti-Muslim laws in India

by Joe Piette, published on Workers World, January 8, 2020 Millions of people have taken to the streets in India in massive protests to denounce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies that pose immediate threats to Muslims and their citizenship rights. On Dec. 11, he orchestrated passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, a discriminatory amendment to India’s existing citizenship laws. Critics[…]

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Human Rights Hypocrisy: Critical Analysis of Hong Kong Protests

by Erica Caines, published on Black Agenda Report, December 18, 2019 Why do corporate media love Hong Kong dissidents while neglecting protests in Haiti, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Bolivia? “Hong Kong protestors engage in activities that in the U.S. would get them killed by the police or long prison sentences.” Before adjourning for the Thanksgiving holiday, the US Senate[…]

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