Posts Tagged: civil rights

San Francisco demands release of Leonard Peltier, all political prisoners

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Activists and allies with the Indigenous liberation movement rallied Feb. 6 for a speak-out to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Leonard P...

Sacramento activists demand recognition of Black August

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On Aug. 1, the Black August Organizing Committee led a coalition of community groups to Sacramento City Hall to deliver a resolution recognizing the m...

Call to revive militant history of Stonewall resonates with SF Pride celebrants

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The San Francisco branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation kicked off our 50th anniversary celebrations of Stonewall with a June 20 speak-out ...

Attack on Angela Davis for supporting Palestine backfires

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In September 2018, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute  selected Angela Davis to get a Human Rights Award, but later rescinded the honor.

New Haven speak-out says: Trans people #WontBeErased!

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A recently leaked memo, obtained by The New York Times, revealed that the Trump Administration, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human...

Mass incarceration’s terrible toll on prisoners’ families

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The cost and impact of mass incarceration on the families of prisoners is rarely quantified or even discussed.

Close the ICE Detention Center in Newark!

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Immigrant rights activists confront politician at Cherry Blossom Festival to demand closure of ICE detention center.

Urban uprisings and the Black Liberation movement in the 1960s

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Why did urban America rise up so often in the mid-1960s?

How the 1968 uprisings gave us the Civil Rights Act of 1968

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In the mainstream media, the uprisings that followed King’s death are presented as a “death spiral” of the “good sixties” into the “bad si...

Martin Luther King Jr., the radical

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Dr. King's name is now synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement, but he's rarely remembered for his critique of the U.S. economic system and his view...