Human Rights

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…

Colombia Peace Process Suffers Setback

Columbian Government and FARC signed a Peace Accord, but Voters Reject It Statement of the Colombia Peace Project on the Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas: After four years of negotiations, the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian government have reached a peace agreement. The Colombia Peace Project endorses the accord; but…

Criminalizing Cop-Watching

Lawmaker Who Pushed Bill to Protect People Filming Police Arrested for Filming Police by Naomi LaChance (from The Intercept) https://theintercept.com/2016/09/30/lawmaker-who-pushed-bill-to-protect-people-filming-police-arrested-for-filming-police/ Sep. 30 2016, 7:45 a.m. An Arkansas State representative who helped pass a state law protecting people who film police was arrested Monday while filming Little Rock police as they put a black man in handcuffs…

Prisoner Labor Strike Nationwide September 9

Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Work Stoppage Sept. 9, 2016 Prisoners from across the United States have released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner labor strike against prison slavery. This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the…

Labor Day March & Rally in Wilmington

Celebrate Labor Day this year at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition’s 37th Annual Labor Solidarity Parade in Wilmington, California. The march starts at Broad and E Streets; assembly starts at 8:00 am and the march departs at 10:00 am. After the march, there will be a rally in Banning Park (PCH at “M”)…

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