Protesters in India are opposing new farm laws. Women’s participation at the protest challenges many narratives.
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Protesters in India are opposing new farm laws. Women’s participation at the protest challenges many narratives.
As COVID rages through India, which has the second-highest number of reported cases worldwide, hundreds of thousands of farmers are converging on the capital New Delhi to demand the government repeal new laws that deregulate agricultural markets, saying the reforms give major corporations power to s...
The Trump campaign and GOP cronies are furiously fundraising from corporate donors to save their losing fight. Major corporations, like Comcast and Home Depot, are big GOP donors in PA and GA.
Send an e-mail to the CEOs of Home Depot and Comcast they need to honor the results and not give a single cent to fund Trump’s frivolous lawsuits!
Tell Corporate CEOs: Don’t Fund Trump! Take Action The Trump campaign and GOP cronies are furiously fundraising from corporate donors to save their losing fight. Major corporations, like Comcast and Home Depot, are big GOP donors in PA and GA. Send an e-mail to the CEOs of Home Depot and Comcast...
Some activists and donors are trying to use the Hindutva ideology as a wedge issue to attract Indian American voters to the GOP—and to pressure Indian American politicians.
Brooklyn Community Rallies After Collective Alleges Landlord Harassment
Tenants of the 40-year-old collective of artists and organizers in Fort Greene say that the building’s owner and her family have used tactics of “surveillance, intimidation, and harassment” to force them out of the building.
Opinion: How Defunding Can Solve Police Violence
'Ultimately, defunding the police and reinvesting in needs like public health, stable housing, and youth development is both our best hope for reducing aggressive, racialized policing and a step toward addressing community violence'
It’s time for prosecutors to get on the right side of history—and grant amnesty to Black Lives Matter protesters.
Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time
In cities across the nation, we are seeing an anti-racist front emerge with the power to defeat Trump and inaugurate a Third Reconstruction.
In this moment of massive upheaval against the racist police state, I am proud to be contributing to the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival cultural day of action leading up to the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020.
Thank you to everyone who has been on the streets, putting their bodies on the line for justice. "Too many people have been too comfortable for too long with other people’s desperation and other people’s death. It’s time for that to be over." -Rev. William Barber
#EverybodysGotARightToLive #WeWontBeSilent #PoorPeoplesCampaign. Join us at June2020.org.
Ernest Stuart- trombone
Jean Rohe- vocals
Rohin Khemani- drums & percussion
Song written by Jimmy Collier & Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick
26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
This list is designed to celebrate all the ways that our communities can engage in liberation. For a range of reasons, there are and always have been folks who cannot attend rallies and protests but who continue to contribute to ending police and state violence against black people. People seek just...
The Pandemic Is the Right Time to Defund the Police
The coronavirus has slowed much American police work, but the rate of police killings has remained relatively unchanged.
Intersectionality Matters: A Conversation with Kimberlé Crenshaw
Join us for a conversation with Kimberlé Crenshaw, hosted by Janine Jackson, about why intersectionality matters in this moment of crisis.
Nonprofits are a vital part of the city’s economy, but organizations and the communities we serve are struggling during COVID-19. Before COVID-19 our sector struggled to provide services on strained budgets. Now, with higher demand for services, nonprofits have lost significant revenue, laid off staff, or closed. Larger organizations critical for the city’s survival have been left out of the CARES Act forgivable loans, and recent city decisions to cut programs have made certain nonprofits ineligible for federal relief efforts. We are committed to doing our part to support our communities and city government to survive. We ask @NYCCouncil to recognize our sector as a vital component of our City’s economy worthy of recovery efforts. Read our letter here: https://www.nonprofitnewyork.org/2020/04/letter-city-council/
Here's why it PAYS to be European during COVID-19.
Being a person of color isn’t a risk factor for coronavirus. Living in a racist country is - The Boston Globe
High COVID-19 deaths in communities or color are shocking, but not surprising
Bernie Lost. That’s No Reason To Give Up
To everyone who campaigned for progressive power, you are part of a grassroots movement for justice. The strength that you helped create matters. The fight continues.
The Coronavirus Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Already Was
When this is all over, will we be able to patch up the economy and get things back to normal? Trump certainly claims so. But he’s wrong. Weak attempts to patch up the problems of capitalism—as much as the coronavirus itself—are what got us into the current economic meltdown in the first place....
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LIVE: Join the anti-war movement to talk #coronavirus & global solidarity, with opening remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-5). Translations in Español: (617) 691-8214 and Farsi: 351-888-7337.
Coronavirus has Wall Street and the Trump administration more concerned about the stock market going up than the death toll.
Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’
The novelist on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next
Racial Justice Has No Borders is a new, broad anti-war coalition that seeks to recenter the conversation about U.S. wars and militarization on the needs and leadership of those most impacted. This coalition puts a focus on diaspora, refugee, veteran, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities who bear....
A map from New York City’s Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development shows it’s the low-income, outer-borough communities that are bearing the brunt of the pandemic
"The argument for resuming a viable social-welfare state is about not only attending to the immediate needs of tens of millions of people but also reëstablishing social connectivity, collective responsibility, and a sense of common purpose, if not common wealth. In an unrelenting and unemotional way, covid-19 is demonstrating the vastness of our human connection and mutuality."
The coronavirus crisis is laying bare the brutality of an economy organized around production for the sake of profit and not human need.
How to Beat Coranavirus Capitalism: An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
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Please join an online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, with a musical performance by Lia Rose
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5 PM Eastern
An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
"The attitude of the government is that of contempt towards labour."
Former Left Turn Editor Francesca Fiorentini has a new show premiering on MSNBC on December 29th 9pm EST! Watch the preview, and mark your calendars!
Join journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini as she travels the U.S. to talk to everyday Americans about a complex and divisive topic: healthcare. Tune in for the premiere on Sunday, December 29th at 9 P.M. ET.
Occupy Wall Street’s Legacy Runs Deeper Than You Think
Former occupiers are working to transform the system from inside and out.
We Have Just Been Handed the Pentagon Papers of Our Generation
The Afghanistan Papers are a devastating indictment of our military and political leaders. The question is: Will anyone notice?
Medicare for All Will Take a Movement, Not a Politician | Opinion
One of us endorsed Bernie Sanders. The other endorsed Elizabeth Warren. But make no mistake—we are allies.
In defense of raucous anti-NYPD protests: How radicals force social change
There has been a significant and predictable pushback against a recent anti-police brutality protest in our city. The furious march, which packed the streets of downtown Brooklyn the day after Halloween, drew condemnation from commentators on the right and left for its radical rhetoric. A number of....
As protests continue in Chile over systemic inequality, the government is resorting to tactics not seen since the dictatorship.
Can the U.S. learn to be part of the world — not in charge of it?
The crowd questioned Modi about the human rights violations in Kashmir and raised slogans like "Modi, Modi you can’t hide, you committed genocide”.
Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. Join millions of us in the streets this September to demand climate justice for everyone. The climate crisis won't wait, so neither will we. ACT NOW
Frantz Fanon's Daughter to Michigan Prisons: Take 'Black Skin, White Masks' Off the Banned Book List | Colorlines
The Michigan state prison system has banned Frantz Fanon’s seminal race theory book “Black Skin, White Masks” from its libraries. Here’s how legal experts and his daughter, Mireille Fanon-Mendès, are fighting to get the classic back into prisoners’ hands.
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