Lessons From The Rebellion: A Virginia Defender Analysis

Published in the Virginia Defender Newspaper, Summer 2020 Edition The protests that erupted after the public police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have grown into the broadest and most sustained rebellion against racism in U.S. history. They have not been as violent as those during the Long Hot Summer of 1967, or the uprisings in more than 100 cities[…]

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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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Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger problem

By Sue Davis, published on Workers World, August 19, 2020 Planned Parenthood of Greater New York issued a strong statement July 21 that condemned Margaret Sanger’s relationship with eugenics theory and practice. “By saying this, we disarm a tool anti-abortion opponents use to shame women of color, especially Black women, from seeking the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health[…]

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Learning from Harry Haywood in the Fight for Black Freedom and Socialism

Staff, Fightback News, August 13, 2020 Anyone doubting the relevance of Harry Haywood’s writings in 2020 hasn’t paid much attention to political events this year. After success in three early Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders’ social democratic campaign for president, supported by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), ran first aground in South Carolina in February. African American voters turned out[…]

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Illegal Terror Against Im/migrants Continues

By B.L.S. San Antonio, Texas, published on Workers World,  August 11, 2020 “They told me not to tell my family where I was,” a Haitian asylum-seeker recounted. “I heard people being taken away in the hall [of the hotel] screaming, ‘I’m not going! I’m not going!’” In the month of July, Immigration and Customs Enforcement held nearly 200 immigrant children,[…]

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Let the Movement Be Radical

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 29, 2020 Craven black misleaders jumped at the chance to side with white corporate power against radical white allies. “Decades of movement stagnation and lack of political education has made black people less likely to push the envelope.” The unprecedented size and diversity of the new protest movement is something that[…]

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Athletes Continue to Build Support for BLM

by Monica Moorehead, posted on Workers World, July 28, 2020 U.S. athletes continue to express their solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests around the country, as professional sports attempt to resume some kind of normalcy since totally shutting down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis. For instance, the Women’s National Basketball Association voted to dedicate its entire season to[…]

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Propaganda Won’t Get Rid of Trump

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 15, 2020 The biggest threat to Biden’s chances is the continuing suppression of black votes and the refusal of the Democrats to do anything about it.. “The Democrats’ effort to sell the lackluster and problematic Joe Biden involves telling some outright lies.” “Biden will win in a landslide.” “Trump will quit[…]

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