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.
Tag: George Floyd protests
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.
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.
ELECTION 2020: Reclaiming American Idealism
As he lived through the nightmare of the election campaign just past, William J. Astore dreamed of an entirely different country. Anything but this one.
Why Police Unions Are Not Part of the American Labor Movement
Paul F. Clark says the strain between law enforcement and labor goes back to the origins of trade unions in the mid-19th century.
UPRISING: Protests Break Out in Wisconsin After Police Shoot Black Man in the Back Multiple Times at Point-Blank Range
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump said 29-year-old Jacob Blake’s children were in the car he was attempting to enter as police fired seven shots at his back.
QAnon Is a Fake, Decoy Imitation of a Healthy Revolutionary Impulse
Caitlin Johnstone calls QAnon a propaganda construct designed to manufacture support for the status quo among people who otherwise would not support it.
UPRISING: Calls to Drop ‘Absurd’ Charges Against Journalists Covering Protests
The Committee to Protect Journalists speaks up for members of the press who were arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protests across the U. S.
The world is undergoing a transformation, writes Caitlin Johnstone, and it’s taking us in a direction that none of us can predict.
UPRISING: Police, Prisons & the Pentagon
In the era of Covid-19, climate change and an increased focus on longstanding structural racism, a new approach to “security” is desperately needed, writes William D. Hartung.