The destruction of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, with 22 dead so far, including doctors, other staff and patients, capped a week that also saw the bombing of another hospital in Afghanistan, plus the U.S.-backed Saudi Arabian bombing of a wedding party in Yemen set up in tents far out in the desert, away from anything remotely military. (What IS it about wedding parties that U.S. and allied bombers keep hitting them?).
(Originally published on incite-national.org, for more resources, click here)
"I’m very much afraid of this 'Foundation Complex.' We're getting praise from places that worry me." - Ella Baker, June 1963
"I want us all to be real creative about our tactics and strategies to dismantle the empire." - Joo-Hyun Kang, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded Conference, 2004
As a mother of two little girls, aged 4 and 6, the photograph of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, the waves lapping the face of his lifeless body, shook me.
But the tears came much later — not as I saw more and more images of migrant and refugee suffering in the news, but when I saw families in Europe with signs welcoming refugees, standing by the roadside with food and water. What’s moved me most are the images and stories of everyday people not waiting for government policy, but choosing love and taking action.
Photo caption: Robert Green, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, sits in June on the steps that once led into his mother's home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Li Muzi/Zuma
The Lower Ninth Ward only has a fraction of its pre-storm population.
By Samantha Michaels
Originally Published in MotherJones.com
The explosion of anger and protest on the streets of a Missouri city one year ago has transformed the U.S. political landscape in ways that shouldn't be minimized.
August 5, 2015
Photo caption: Resisting police murder and the militarized crackdown against protest in Ferguson, Missouri
By Alicia Garza
Originally published on Truthout.org
Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina, an act of terrorism was committed against a group of Black people who gathered in prayer. The church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was a site of slave rebellions as far back as 1822 and one of the oldest Black churches in the country.
Written by Adam Hudson, Truthout
Photo caption: Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, speaking, with Angela Naggie, mother of O'Shaine Evans, to the side, at an event in Oakland, California on April 9 about the struggles families of police brutality go through. (Photo: Adam Hudson)
By Sue Udry
Originally published on Defending Dissent
Last night the Senate allowed Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to expire, despite dire predictions of calamity. They will begin debate on a replacement, the USA Freedom Act later today.
Written by Jamie Utt.
Originally published on EverydayFeminism.com.
As I sit here writing this after learning of the brutal murder of Natasha McKenna while in police custody, a death local authorities ruled an “accident,” a familiar feeling rises inside of me. I recognize this anger and this sadness.
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Originally Published at MLOV's website site here
Washington, DC -- DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large; Chairperson of the Committee on Education) joined immigrant youth organizers from the Student Multiethnic Action Research Team (SMART) to announce the introduction of a new Bill putting forward specific reforms on Language Access in DC Schools.