All Further Articles for 2013-07-19

Friday, July 19, 2013
Long Time Coming: Marissa Alexander, AJ Bohanan and Our Enduring Racism
Coming up on the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech, this happened: Marissa Alexander - the African-American mother serving 20 years for standing her ground and firing a gun into a ceiling to stop her abusive husband - has thanked supporters and reiterated her faith in the justice system. AJ Bohannon, a young African-American, was arrested for walking around a mall in a hoodie reading, “If I don’t stand for something then I will fall for anything #RIPTrayvon Martin.” A group was protesting his arrest when two idiotic white trolls turned up wearing shirts that said "Nigger." Police let them go.
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Goldman Sachs Has 4,000 Separate Corporate Entities and Other Facts About Multinationals You Might Not Want to Know But Probably Should Anyway
Seeking to follow the oligarchy's money, the London-based Open Data Institute has collected and mapped corporate data, much of it made public for the first time, showing the complex relationships between companies and their global subsidiaries. Stunning visuals on the corporate networks of the six top banks in the U.S. - Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan - show the tangled webs they weave. "The tide has already turned towards openness. Those who do not turn with it will be left behind."
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Thursday, July 18, 2013
We Are Not Trayvon Martin
In respectful deference to the #WeAreTrayvonMartin movement, Joseph Phelan, an Irish-Italian 30-something New Yorker, started a We Are Not Trayvon Martin site to explore racism, white privilege, and a failed system for which he and so many others feel they bear some responsibility. Over a thousand people have posted pointed, often pained accounts of feeling "untouchable, in a way that Trayvon never was." "I am not Trayvon Martin. I am a 23-year-old blonde white woman. Last night I walked around my family’s upper middle class gated community smoking marijuana with another young white woman...We were not stopped by anyone at any time."
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