In an especially rough year for undocumented immigrants, the next two months will be an even more trying time as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gears up for what is being called this year’s largest deportation sweep under President Barack Obama’s administration.
by The Movement for Black Lives
Originally posted on policy.m4bl.org
Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing the U.S. towards the ideals it articulates but has never achieved. In recent years we have taken to the streets, launched massive campaigns, and impacted elections, but our elected leaders have failed to address the legitimate demands of our Movement. We can no longer wait.
By Nicole Knight Shine
Originally published by Rewire
A California Black Lives Matter activist who faced up to four years of jail time for “lynching” was sentenced Tuesday morning to 90 days in county jail, a sentence activists denounced as a “mockery of our justice system.”
By Victoria M. Massie
Originally published byVox
Activist Jasmine Richards, a 28-year-old black woman and founder of Pasadena's Black Lives Matter chapter, was convicted of felony lynching, a technical term in California penal code referring to "the taking by means of a riot of another person from the lawful custody of a peace officer."
Article originally published by Baltimore United for Change, written by Kinetics.
Baltimore (BUC) – The not guilty verdict handed down in the case of Officer Edward Nero today comes as no surprise to those of us who have long recognized that securing justice – especially in the courts of the United States – is more marathon than sprint.
Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War (Book Review)
Originally Published in Pluto Press here
Leila Al-Shami reflects on five years of struggle in Syria, in which grassroots, democratic and revolutionary movements have endured airstrikes, state repression and Islamist militancy. Her new book on the subject, Burning Country, co-authored with Robin Yassin-Kassab, is out now.
Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Originally published by Common Dreams
'If you choose to defend the status quo of corruption, there's going to be growing nonviolent resistance in the streets, at the Capitol, at your fundraisers, and in the polls, to say that we will not take it anymore.'
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Washington Peace Center was on WPFW's Community Watch & Comment Show on Tuesday with the David Rabin show! Hear from our very own Darakshan Raja about the Awardees and the importance of celebrating organizers in the movement.
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Originally Published on Common Dreams
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Farms and farmers have long been "in the crosshairs of climate change."
More than half a million people could die in the next few decades as a result of climate change, according to new research published Wednesday in The Lancet.
Critics charge that the plan 'offers no viable solution to ending what Guantánamo represents, any more than it offers either freedom or justice for remaining prisoners.'
Originally published in CommonDreams
By Lauren McCauley, staff writer