Daily Archives: July 1, 2015

Charleston

by Mumia Abu-Jamal A young white man, barely at the age of his majority, walks into Charleston’s most storied Black church, and before he leaves, a new history is written. Attending a Wednesday night bible study, he sits for nearly an hour, but his mind isn’t on the life of Jesus nor his disciples; it’s…

A Response to the Charleston Massacre

White People For Racial Justice, a white anti-racist collective in Los Angeles, wonders, why is the mainstream media so hesitant in calling this a terrorist act? In cases of mass shootings, which seem to occur with a profound frequency, such as in Sandy Hook and Columbine, there is media outcry when the victims are white….

July 2015 Calendar

Some events are from <ocprogressiveevents.info>. Recurring Events Upcoming   Needing Help: AK Press Damaged by fire in adjacent building causing water & smoke damage. They need donations for their Fire Relief Fund: <gofundme.com/akpressfire>. Black Mesa Relocation Resistance: Due to livestock impoundment and the $88 million budget from the Department of Interior to “finish” the relocation, …

Poetry Corner: Grace

by Alan Gilbert The congregants welcomed  a different older compassionate young man discussing Jesus who sat among them they, a spitting image of Jesus black welcoming white Mother Emmanuel oddly nervously shuddering unJesus Denmark Vesey Daniel Simmons  Depayne Middleton-Doctor  Clementa Pinckney  Cynthia Hurd  Sharonda Coleman-Singleton  Tywanza Sanders  Susie Jackson  Myra Thompson  Ethel Lee Lance Martin…

Trans-Pacific Partnership-Preparation for War with China

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA Since Clinton bombed the Chinese consulate in Yugoslavia during the US/NATO war over Kosovo, I’ve been saying the US is on course towards war with China as the major threat to US imperialist hegemony. Clinton had conceded to the neo-con position of preparation for war as an economic and logistical…

“What, To a Slave, Is Your Fourth Of July?

Excerpt from a speech by Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 …Who can reason on such a proposition (as the validity of slavery)?  They that can, may; I cannot.  The time for such argument is past. At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could I…

On Baltimore, Ferguson, Los Angeles 1992

by John A. Imani Lay the cause of the Baltimore outbreak at the feet of where it belongs.  Where?  The death of Freddie Gray?  The viciousness of the police?  The protesters?  Black people, period?  Welfare?  No.  Though some of these contributed as matchstick while others served as long-harvested fuel in stoking the flames, it is…

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