Human Rights

Standing Rock: Its Meaning

Standing Rock:  Its Meaning by Courage the Activist What you’re witnessing in North Dakota right now are all seven bands of the Lakota together again after 150 years. You’re witnessing 12,000 people roughing -20° F nights to gather in prayer and exhaust more forms of non-violent direct action than I’ve ever seen a movement employ….

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Events this month

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Be a thought, strategic, and action partner! Increasingly counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics and programs are getting incorporated into domestic policing.  The Los Angeles Police Department is one the most militarized police department’s in the country with a massive Architecture of Surveillance that targets Black and Brown communities through programs like Suspicious…

US-sponsored Fake News in Syria

by John Parker So, now Snopes is buckling from the barrage of pressure from the U.S. ruling class and challenges anyone who dare say that the U.S. is manufacturing lies about Syria, specifically Aleppo. Well, here’s my answer to them: It’s too bad your Snopes reporter Bathanie Markus didn’t come to the meeting held at…

No Donald Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

No Donald Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA! by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles What does Trump’s election teach us about the nature of the US? How should those concerned about justice, peace, equality, freedom and the environment respond? What can we expect from his regime, reinforced by Republican dominance across the board? In two…

True Leadership is Locked Behind Prison Walls

True Leadership is Locked Behind Prison Walls by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. Across the country, thousands of prisoners have been striking and taking other non-violent direct actions to oppose prison slavery and other denials of their human rights that are taking place behind prison walls. They launched this action on the anniversary of the…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

Prisoners’ work strike ongoing

Anyone relying on mainstream media wouldn’t know it, but the US prison system is shaking up right now. Here are some speculative numbers we can share with confidence at this time: At least 29 prisons were affected. We expect this number to rise dramatically as we gather reports. More than 24,000 prisoners missed work. There…

Community Calls for Immediate End to Sheriff Misconduct

As the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors prepares to discuss the county budget next week, Dignity and Power Now has released a report identifying major trends in Sheriff misconduct. “Unchecked and Unsettled” finds Sheriff misconduct over the last four years has cost the county millions in court settlements and legal fees. In 2015 this…

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