Pro-Israel Racist Group ADL Moves To Co-Opt Black Lives Matter

By Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada. -

For those who yearn for an end to systemic racism, these are exhilarating times as Black activists and organizations lead a global uprising against symbols and structures of white [...]

Silence Is Not An Option: Black Women Make History

By Keisha N. Blain, ROAR Magazine. -

Mainstream media and politicians have paid almost exclusive attention to ideas and images of Black men — whether as victims of police violence or as protesters against it. Yet Black women, who [...]

Whole Foods Is Quietly Telling Workers Not To Show Black Lives Matter Support

By Nicole Karlis, Salon. -

This week, a group of Whole Foods workers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, walked out after being told they couldn’t wear Black Lives Matter masks because they weren’t part of “the company dress [...]

There’s No Predicting When Movements Will Erupt

When Claudette Colvin, a Black teenager from Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, few people paid attention. A few months later, when Rosa Parks was [...]

Protesting For Black Lives In Trump Country

By Mesha Jefferson, Otherwords. -

I grew up biracial in a small, conservative town. Still, after living for years in Austin, moving back to one was a culture shock — it felt like going back in time. For the last three years [...]

Juneteenth: Strike For Black Lives

By Strike For Black Lives. -

We are calling for disruptive actions aimed at shutting down the city: Strikes, sick-outs, blockades, occupations, and spontaneous marches. We’ve watched a wave of grieving and rebellion take [...]

Reporter Sues Newspaper For Prohibiting Her Coverage Of Protests

By Louise Hall, The Independent. -

A reporter in Pittsburgh is suing the newspaper she works for after the company prohibited her from covering the city’s Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet concerning the issue. The [...]

What Would The Black Panthers Think Of Black Lives Matter?

By Paul Street, Truthdig. -

The U.S. ruling class, whose capitalist system is the historical midwife of modern racism, is not threatened by the racialist and black-capitalist BLM. But just to make sure that black anger is [...]

The Black Lives Matter Protests Are Working

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Lydia O’Connor, and Celeste Lavin, Huffington Post. -

so far, the Black Lives Matter protests — which built off years of work by BLM activists since 2013, in the streets, in halls of government and educating the public — have spurred some [...]

Authorities Seize Masks Oakland Printer Made For Protesters

By Martha Ross, Mercury News. -

The family that owns an Oakland screen printing business said they feel “angry, concerned and threatened” after they learned that cloth masks they made for protests around the country were [...]

The Murder Of George Floyd Is Normal In An Abnormal Society

By Vijay Prashad,  Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

The recent murder of George Floyd in the US is sadly unsurprising in a country that upholds capitalist exploitation through white supremacy There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) [...]

Police Leader Defending George Floyd’s Killers Tied To ‘White Power’-Linked Biker Gang

By Sarah Lazare, The Grayzone. -

The head of the Minneapolis Police Officer’s Federation has claimed that activists from the city’s Black Lives Matter movement comprises a “terrorist organization.” But a closer look at [...]

Five Years Later, Do Black Lives Matter?

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, -

The autopsy report confirmed what her neighbors said happened in an apartment complex outside of Houston, Texas. Pamela Turner, a forty-four-year-old grandmother of three, was on the ground, [...]

Black Lives Matter Founder Launches Huge Project To Shrink Black Lives

By Glen Ford, -

Alicia Garza, of Black Lives Matter fame, last week introduced her latest project in the pages of the New York Times: a survey of “more than 31,000 black people from all 50 states” to determine, [...]

What Black Lives Matter Activists Can Teach Us About The Pitfalls And Potential Of Digital Organizing

By Karen Ross and Marcia Mundt, -

According to a recent Economist article, police monitoring of social media as a way of surveilling activists is now commonplace. Given the publicly accessible nature of social media, that should [...]