Report Shows That US Police Militarization Does Not Reduce Crime

By Erik Schreiber, Wsws.org -

“On average, militarized police units do not appear to provide the safety benefits that many police administrators claim,” said Jonathan Mummolo, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs [...]

The Slaves Rebel

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison labor, conducting hunger strikes or boycotting [...]

Why I Choose To Take A Stand — By Taking A Knee

By Rich Whitney, Medium.com -

The national controversy over those who choose to protest racial injustice in America by placing one knee on the ground during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner doesn’t seem to be going [...]

Prison Strike Solidarity In Liberal, Progressive ‘Utopia’

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org. -

Racists exist everywhere in this country because along with racism, it is comfortably maintained by our culture. The old white couple that I met during a demonstration were the nicest yet most [...]

Ferguson Activist Says: “We Need More Than Change, We Need Revolution”

By Lamont Lilly, Truthout.org -

“When the cameras left, everybody forgot,” says Missouri-based Black radical organizer Tory Russell, talking about how quickly national attention turned away from Ferguson following the murder of [...]

500th Anniversary Of The Transatlantic Slave Trade

By David Keys, Independent.co.uk  -

Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the birth of the Africa to America [...]

Spike Lee’s Film Makes Cop That Spied On Blacks Into Hero

By Boots Riley, Blackagendareport.com -

This contains spoilers, so read no further if you don’t want the film spoiled. This is not so much an aesthetic critique of the masterful craftwork of this film as it is a political critique of [...]

Why The Chicago ‘68 Convention Matters Today

By Andy Thayer, Counterpunch.org -

The events around the 1968 Democratic Convention were a sharp turning point in U.S. politics. In full view of news cameras, Mayor Richard J. Daley let his police crack the heads of anti-war [...]

Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out Of Schools

By Dr. Khalilah M. Harris, The Real News. -

As the new school year approaches, The Real News Network will continue to explore the intersections of equity, race, and access to opportunities for quality, safe, and supportive public school [...]

We Can’t Confront Fascism Without Addressing White Settler Colonialism

By Jen Deerinwater, In These Times. -

The white supremacists didn't come to Washington, D.C. on August 12. They were already here, occupying the White House, capitol, Supreme Court and federal agencies. The white invasion brought [...]

With First Potential Black Female Governor, Georgia Closing Seven Black Population Polling Districts

By Sam Levine, Huffington Post. -

Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to suddenly close seven of the county’s nine polling places against allegations of racial discrimination, saying the [...]

One Year Later: Lessons from Charlottesville

By Phil Wilayto, Popular Resistance   -

This Aug. 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the murderous “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. The mainstream media have been bursting with commentary, but almost all of it misses the [...]

Unite The Right: Handful Of White Nationalists Given Extraordinary Police Protection

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — Thousands of counter-protesters came out in force on August 12 for what turned out to be an anti-climatic showing of white nationalists for a much-anticipated White House [...]

Massive Anti-Racist Crowd Shows, Fringe-Reality Of Racists

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The Unite The Right Rally today, one year after the one in Charlottesville, can only be described as a complete flop. The racists were unable to fill a single train car and were dwarfed by police [...]