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The Connection Between Black Lives Matter and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, it is hard not to draw comparisons between Black Lives Matter and growing international solidarity with the Palestinians.

Sharmeen Ziauddin ·

Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis

As we tried to connect the dots between the murder of George Floyd and our work to end the burning of fossil fuels, the connecting thread, without our naming it explicitly, was clearly capitalism.

Cynthia Kaufman ·

'Tortured to Death': Video Showing Fatal Louisiana Arrest of Unarmed Black Man Sparks Outrage

A doctor who examined Ronald Greene's body after the deadly May 2019 encounter said the Louisiana State Police claim that he died in a car crash "doesn't add up." 

Brett Wilkins ·

Families of Victims and 270+ Groups Call for UN Inquiry Into US Police Violence and Systemic Racism

"It's past time for our nation to tackle racial inequity, injustice, and discrimination that permeates American life and institutions."

Jessica Corbett ·

Four Minneapolis Cops Charged With Federal Civil Rights Crimes in George Floyd Case

A federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng of willfully depriving the unarmed Black man of his constitutional rights. 

Brett Wilkins ·

Dangerous Republican Anti-Protest Laws Grant Drivers License to Kill

Many of these laws include provisions legalizing violence against protestors, granting immunity to people who drive their cars into crowds.

Amy Goodman ·

An Ugly Picture as State-Level GOP Attempt to Strangle Dissent Nationwide

In 34 states, Republican lawmakers attempt destroying the right to protest.

Michael Winship ·

'It's About Damn Time': Advocates Welcome DOJ Hate Crimes Charges in Ahmaud Arbery Killing

"It's one step closer to justice," Arbery's mother said of the new federal indictments for the three men accused of murdering her son in Georgia last year. 

Brett Wilkins ·

Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin

Although it's acknowledged that Black people and other people of color are consistently at the bottom of the caste system, there's no examination of the powerful interests that put them there.

Jeff Cohen ·

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