Posts Tagged: racism

The government abandoned us, it’s premeditated murder

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On Saturday September 3, award-winning filmmaker Gloria La Riva, internationally acclaimed photographer Bill Hackwell and ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War ...

‘I am confined to a cell that is eight […] by eight feet …’

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Peltier was targeted because of his strong advocacy for Native rights and defense of Native sovereignty. The U.S. government withheld and fabricated e...

A token admission of centuries of racist terror

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On June 21, a Mississippi jury convicted former preacher and KKK member Edgar Ray Killen of manslaughter in the 1964 murders of civil rights activists...

The 1965 Watts rebellion

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With the 40th anniversary of the Watts rebellion upon us, many still point to the arrests of Marquette, Rena and Ronald Frye as the embers that set Wa...

Mumia supporters take action

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The case of revolutionary African American journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal demonstrates the lengths to which the ruling class will g...

New gains for the ‘Angola 3’

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In June, the Angola 3 received news of a favorable ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the criminal case pending against Herman Wallace....

The meaningless apology on lynching

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On June 13, the United States Senate approved by voice vote an apology for refusing to outlaw lynching. The following article was published in the Jun...

Emmett Till: Justice delayed, justice denied

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On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted from the home of his uncle, Moses Wright, in Money, Mississippi. Three days later, Till’...

James Forman: A revolutionary life, 1928-2005

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African American civil rights leader James Rufus Forman died of cancer on Jan. 10, 2005, at the age of 76. Forman was a principal organizer in the Civ...

Communism and Black resistance in the 1930s South

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“Hammer and Hoe,” a 1990 book written by historian Robin D.G. Kelley, chronicles the development of a communist movement in Alabama during the Gre...