Category Archives: Human Rights
Jane Fonda Serves Thanksgiving Dinner at Standing Rock
Sound the Trumpet for Student Debt Jubilee
A Governor’s Call to Embrace Immigrants
“No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in a video on Jan. 12. Gov. Haley’s video was made to counter the formal Republican response to President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address, according to news.yahoo.com.
All Americans are immigrants (except Native Americans!). So who are we to judge those who come here for the very same reasons we, or our ancestors, came?
Pope Francis Criticizes Capitalism
“Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land.”
The Colorblind Racism Playbook
“A riot is the language of the unheard,” a Collection of Articles and Perspectives, and Baltimore, 2015
Why We Must Speak Out, Be Active, and Vote
Our problems won’t solve themselves…
The Colonialism of the Present
In depth article on modern day colonialism. Powerful.
An indigenous warrior stares down a member of the Canadian military during the 1990 “Oka Crisis.”
By Andrew Bard Epstein, Jacobin Magazine
Scholar and activist Glen Coulthard on the connection between indigenous and anticapitalist struggles
In March 1990, armed warriors from Kanesatake — one of several Mohawk communities in Canada that constitutes the eastern-most nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy — erected barricades to prevent the further extension of a private golf course into their land. When a police invasion four months later ended in the death of an officer, nearly three thousand Canadian soldiers descended. Mohawks from Kahnawake blockaded the Mercier Bridge into Montreal in solidarity. A seventy-eight day standoff ensued.
For the Canadian state, this indigenous revolt — known in colonial memory as “Oka Crisis” — was one of the largest and most expensive military operations in the last half century. “From the vantage point of the colonial state,”…
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No Indictment For #NYC Cop Who Killed Eric Garner + Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop
Tanya’s Comments: Good, solid coverage of Eric Garner’s death resulting from police brutality and the subsequent ongoing protests of the jury’s decision.
Image by Dave Bledsoe via Flickr
NYPD killer of Eric Garner to go free
RT on Dec 3, 2014
A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the New York Police Department officer accused of killing the 43-year-old unarmed Eric Garner by putting him in a prohibited chokehold. The NYPD is now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision. RT’s Ameera David and Alexey Yaroshevsky have the latest details.
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