Posts Tagged: civil rights

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In September 2018, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute  selected Angela Davis to get a Human Rights Award, but later rescinded the honor.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

Jackson, Ms. boycotts Trump at Civil Rights Museum opening

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The museum was set to open on Dec. 9. But then the racist, bigoted demagogue Pres. Donald Trump announced he was attending the opening.