Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, But Reveals Few Specifics

By A.C. Thompson, Propublica.org -

Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vulgar and hateful [...]

Trouble At The Border, American Concentration Camps

By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders. -

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from a toilet.’ [...]

Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local "declarations of independence" [...]

Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths And Post Sexist Memes

By A. C. Thompson, Pro Publica. -

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention [...]

New Report: Worst Monument In Charlottesville Can Be Removed

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

A new report released July 1, 2019, concludes that a major monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, can be legally removed. The monument, which depicts George Rogers Clark threatening Native [...]

A Brief History Of US Concentration Camps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ignited a firestorm of criticism, from both the left and the right as well as the mainstream media, for calling US immigrant detention centers [...]

On Reparations, The Question Isn’t If, But When And How

By Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, Yesmagazine.org -

For nearly 250 years, enslaved Africans and their descendants toiled on the land and in the homes of White enslavers in the United States. They planted, fed, weeded, mowed, and harvested crops [...]

Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns And Beatings

By Flint Taylor, Blackagendareport.com -

Just months before we finally settled the Hampton case, Chicago was rocked by a series of fatal shootings of police officers in broad daylight. On February 9, 1982, two uniformed CPD officers, [...]

Freedom Rider: The Central Park Five And The Limits Of Suffering

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

As a New Yorker this columnist will never forget the awful events that unfolded in 1989. When a white woman was raped, beaten and left unconscious in Central Park, five teenagers were swept up in [...]

The Racist Roots Of American Policing: From Slave Patrols To Traffic Stops

By Connie Hassett-Walker, Theconversation.com -

Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. But tensions between the [...]

Racism As A Public Health Crisis

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America’s prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, [...]

We Have The Means To Fund Reparations. Where Is The Political Will?

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins, Truthout.org -

Between 1983 and 2016, the median net worth for Black Americans actually went down by 50 percent. Paired with a growing Latinx population that also lags far behind whites in household wealth, the [...]

Parallels In Black And Palestinian Struggles

By Staff, Washingtonbabylon.com -

Johnny E. Williams specializes in social movements, political sociology, cultural sociology, racism, science and religion. Professor Williams’ primary area of research investigates how culture [...]

‘No Social Backlash To Anyone That Holds Islamophobic Views’

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

Paris, France - In March, a French woman wearing the hijab applied for a job at a lingerie shop, Etam, in the southern city of Montpellier. The woman, Oumaima, claimed her application was [...]

Armed Militia Detaining Asylum Seekers At Gunpoint Along US-Mexico Border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Niles NIemuth, Wsws.org -

Armed right-wing militias have been systematically detaining asylum-seekers at gunpoint along the US-Mexico border in operations that are apparently coordinated with the federal Customs and [...]