Impunity means that even at the height of nationwide scrutiny and outrage, police officers in Kenosha still felt entitled to shoot Jacob Blake, an unarmed black man, seven times in the back while his children watched, paralyzing him from the waist down.
Jon Queally: ‘Years of Repair’ New Animated Film Imagines the Future to Come Inspired by a Vision of Justice and the Common Good
People need a story about what they’re fighting for, and what they’re demanding from their governments. Not a laundry list of political demands—a vibrant story of how we win a safer, fairer world for all – and specifically, what that looks like.
Will the November Election Be Decided in the Streets?
Black Americans need science-based dietary guidelines in an acute way as they disproportionately benefit from federal nutrition programs that are mandated to follow the guidelines, such as school breakfast and lunch programs.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the U.S, African Americans are contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as the general population.
Can making Black Lives Matter rescue a failing state?
Jake Johnson: New Amnesty Map Documents ‘Shocking Extent’ of US Police Violence Against Black Lives Matter Protesters
Police forces across the United States have committed widespread and egregious human rights violations in response to largely peaceful assemblies protesting systemic racism and police violence, including the killing of Black people.
A Military Spouse’s Perspective on Racism and Armed Violence in the United States
Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.
The movement’s three founders share their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and “sharpen each other, so that we all can rise.”
An officer sued DeRay Mckesson. The lawsuit, which should have been swiftly dismissed, now threatens the First Amendment rights of millions.
When we use nonviolence to confront violence and injustice, we are not disturbing the peace, we are disturbing complacency. We are disturbing the normalization of violence.
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies: Why Aren’t People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World?
Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.
A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston — presented as a film directed by Seyi Peter Thomas of Station Film. HOW DO YOU RAISE A BLACK CHILD? From the dead. With pallbearers … Continue reading →