The denial of humanity to more than half the world’s population remains part of the broad framework of our world system, writes Vijay Prashad.
Category: Race Relations
Resisting Evictions Amid a Pandemic
Poverty and homelessness are not eternal, writes Liz Theoharis. Life truly does not have to be this way.
US Agencies’ Planned Expansion of Facial Recognition
The Electronic Frontier Foundation called the expanded use of the technology for law enforcement purposes one of the most disturbing aspects of the GAO report.
UN Report Calls for Reparations for Victims of Systemic Racist Police Violence
The UN high commissioner for human rights grounded her analysis in the long-overdue need to confront the legacies of enslavement, Marjorie Cohn reports.
Mobs Rioted in Washington 173 Years Ago Monday to Defend Slaveholders
The violence on April 18-19, 1848, which targeted the abolitionist press, followed one of the largest attempted escapes from slavery in U.S. history, Michael David Cohen recounts.
MLK & Fred Hampton Versus J Edgar Hoover
James DiEugenio tracks the FBI boss and his renegade violence against any sign of a Black Messiah through two current films.
Chris Hedges: Battling White Supremacy in the Ring
Chris Hedges reviews Gerald Horne’s book, The Bittersweet Science, on racism, racketeering and the political economy of boxing.
A Black Traveler Carrying a ‘White’ Passport
Vik Sohonie reflects on citizenship apartheid and the case of the American “digital nomad” deported from Bali.
US Downgraded as Civil Liberties Deteriorate Across the Americas
A monitoring group says a disproportionate response by law enforcement goes beyond what is acceptable in policing protests, even during an emergency.
The Coming Wave of Evictions Will Significantly Worsen America’s Covid-19 Crisis
The authors urge the CDC to immediately extend its emergency eviction moratorium until next spring.