The Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary

50 YEARS! [BPP] [col. writ. 10/8/16] ©2016 by Mumia Abu-Jamal When 2 young college students gathered together in an anti-poverty office in Oakland, California in mid-October, 1966, no one-not even themselves-knew what they would, or could, accomplish. The men, 24-year-old Huey P. Newton, and 29-year-old Bobby G. Seale, would leave the office with something called…

Global Warming Increases Wild Fires in the West

Wildfires in Western United States Increasing Exponentially Due to Climate Change By Jonathan Hahn, Oct. 11, 2016  Sierraclub.org Since 1984, the extra warming caused by human-induced climate change approximately doubled the amount of forest fire area in the western United States, according to a new report. The study found that climate change doubled the drying…

The Blood of Poets by Charles Fredricks

the blood of poets (excerpt) by Charles Fredricks   Beautiful America, is there one special thing for you to claim the fame your history belies built on ethnic cleansing and slavery puritan passions and exported prisons economic opportunity and opportunism that the sun should never set upon your sea to shining sea?   Is it…

Are We Headed Toward World War Three?

IS THE PLANET HEADED FOR A THIRD WORLD WAR? By Ron Spriestersbach For this article, I read eleven articles by eleven different authors. Nearly all of them raised the question of the day: Is the planet headed for World III? But there was one article which truly astounded and scared me. This was “The Warnings…

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Civil Rights Memorial

Communities in Los Angeles are celebrating the civil rights revolution with public art and green space: A new parks project, called “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” commemorates the movement by honoring local and national heroes. The civil rights park transforms two traffic islands one mile apart from each other. The space evokes the March…

Fighting for Our Lives: Lessons from Standing Rock

Fighting for Our Lives Again: No Dakota Access Pipeline Struggle in Historical Context https://therednation.org/2016/09/18/fighting-for-our-lives-nodapl-in-context/ by Nick Estes – September 18, 2016 Thousands are camped along the banks of the Missouri River at Cannon Ball in the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL; #NoDAPL), which proposes to carry…

So Cal Police Shoot Fourth Person In A Week

LAPD officers shot and killed 18-year-old Carnel Snell (pictured above) on the street where he lived near Western Ave. and 107th St. in South LA after a short pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in which he had been a passenger. Police claimed to have found a gun at the scene, but offered no further…

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