Federal Workers: Shutdown And Out

By Saurav Sarkar, Labornotes.org -

What would you do if management could force you to work without pay, lock you out with no consequences, and fire you for going on strike? That’s the situation facing 800,000 federal workers—and [...]

University Of Glasgow Commits To Pay Reparations For Profiting From African Enslavement, Providing A Model For Others To Follow

By David Love, Atlantablackstar.com -

Even as those who oppose reparations argue it is unfeasible or too costly, one British university is proving that it is both possible and necessary to make amends for the enslavement and genocide [...]

Noise Demos Ring In NYE Against Backdrop Of Prison Slavery

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

This year in over 20 cities across the US and Canada, anarchists, abolitionists, autonomists, and other rebels took part in noise demonstrations on New Year’s Eve, as has become an ongoing [...]

Cuba Calls For Reparations For Descendants Of African Slave Trade

By Staff, Misiones.minrex.gob.cu -

We support the intervention made by the Bahamas on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Cuba engaged in negotiations and supported General Assembly resolutions 61/19 and 70/7, which [...]

Shockoe Bottom Advocates Demand Mayor Choose A Side

By Virginia Defenders, Popular Resistance. -

Longtime advocates for Shockoe Bottom have sent an Open Letter to Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney asking him to finally take a stand on whether he supports the community-generated proposal for [...]

Supreme Court: Difficult Nominations Have Lead To Historical Injustices

By Calvin Schermerhorn, The Conversation. -

Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. [...]

The National Prison Strike Isn’t Over

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

From August 21 to September 9, prisoners in 17 states went on strike to protest inhuman living and working conditions and to promote ten basic demands. Although the formal strike is over, some [...]

Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution Was Too Radical For Thomas Jefferson

By Julia Gaffield, Theconversation.com -

Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn would now be called Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, after a [...]

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 [...]

Demanding Wide-Reaching Reforms And An End To Slavery, Inmates In 17 States Plan Prison Strike

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

The Nationwide Prison Strike is planned for August 21, the day Nat Turner led an uprising of slaves in 1831, until September 9, the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion in which more [...]

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" [...]

Why Juneteenth Should Be A National Holiday

By Tasha Williams, Yesmagazine.org -

On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with a Union regiment. It was over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and the enslaved people there and in other [...]

The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate

By Jamelle Bouie, www.slate.com -

By Jamelle Bouie for Slate. Officially, the Emancipation Proclamation freed “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State” where the residents were “in rebellion [...]

Why The Extraordinary Story Of The Last Slave In America Has Finally Come To Light

By Afua Hirsh, Theguardian.com -

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a [...]

The Apocalypse Of Settler Colonialism

By Gerald Horne, Monthlyreview.org -

The years between 1603 and 1714 were perhaps the most decisive in English history. At the onset of the seventeenth century, the sceptered isle was a second-class power, but the Great Britain that [...]