Defund the Police, Defund the Military

by Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies, published on Common Dreams, June 9, 2020 On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters,[…]

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UNAC Statement on the Uprising to Defend Black Lives

Defend Black Lives! NO Police State! NO Military Dictatorship! Release all arrestees! NO more attacks on anti-racist protesters! The United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) stands in solidarity with communities across the country who are rising up in protest against racist police violence. As Donald Trump calls for the deployment of the U.S military in response to these national protests, UNAC[…]

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The Conviction of Amber Guyger and Fear of a ‘Racial Powder Keg’

By Makasi Motema posted on Workers World, October 8, 2019 Five years after the murder of Michael Brown, the people have achieved an apparent victory: the indictment, conviction and impending imprisonment of a white police officer for the murder of an unarmed Black man. Botham Jean, 26 years old, was gunned down in his own apartment in Dallas, Texas, by[…]

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The WFP, Phony Outrage and Black Misleaders

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, September 25, 2019 The co-founder of Black Lives Matter has struck a cynical deal with corporate Democrats to boost Elizabeth Warren by attacking Bernie Sanders forces as racist. “The Working Families Party is a perfect partner for the fraud because it exists only as a cover for the Democrats.” The black misleadership[…]

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FBI Ranks Black Activists a Bigger Threat than Al Qaeda

from Telesur English, August 15, 2019 In 2017, the term “Black Identity Extremists” was introduced as a designation to single out Black people who are protesting police brutality. Leaked documents from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation show that so-called “black identity extremists,” animal rights, environmental and anti-authority activists are ranked at the top of the agency’s counter terrorism[…]

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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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Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court

Top Photo | American Marzieh Hashemi is shown at a Press Conference in Tehran, Iran. The elder son of Hashemi says his mother is being held in the United States, but has not been charged with a crime. Creative Commons; By Alison Weir,  from MintPress News,  January 18th, 2019 AP update: Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American[…]

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