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Fundacion Pachamama is Dead – Long Live ALBA | Part III

Fundacion Pachamama is Dead – Long Live ALBA | Part I & II Part III of an investigative report By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer Painting: Oswaldo Guayasamin. In 1988, Guayasamin painted a very controversial mural depicting the history of Ecuador. The Congress of Ecuador asked him to do so. However, the United States Government criticized…

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Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Edward Pinkney’s Sentence Unjust, Politically and Racially Motivated

Rev. Edward Pinkney Sentenced to Two-and-a-Half to Ten Years by Berrien County Court Civil Rights leader maintains his innocence while supporters see convictions as politically motivated By Abayomi Azikiwe St. Joseph, Michigan Libya 360° Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Rev. Edward Pinkney, to 30-120…

Beyond the Police Bullets and Chokeholds : Growing Rate of Incarceration of African Americans

United States has growing incarceration rates for African Americans By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A report published in 2011 from the Aspen Institute based in Washington, D.C. further confirms that the United States imprisonment rate for African Americans is a manifestation of a deeply racist society. Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in…

US: FBI Will Never Count Those Injured and Murdered by Police

By John McDevitt The writer set up an emergency hate crimes and incidents reporting system involving government and community agencies in Southern California in the wake of 9/11, discovering both intentional undercounting by government agencies and the possibility of a real count when communities are mobilized. As Kashad Ashford lay unconscious in the car he crashed on Sept. 16,…

The Need for an Ethical and Political De-Colonization of Human Rights

A Reflection on International Human Rights Day By Ajamu Baraka The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” ~Audre Lorde December 10 is recognized as International Human Rights Day and celebrated around the world. Various heads of states and leaders of human rights organizations will issue stern statements declaring their unshakable commitment to human…

US Justice Department Interventions May Not Halt Police Violence

While numerous cities have been subject to consent decrees, police brutality continues unabated By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Over the last several years a number of police departments with histories of using lethal force against oppressed peoples have been subjected to civil rights investigations and consent decrees with the Justice Department. Nonetheless, violence by the…

Addressing the “White People Problem” in America

By Daniel Patrick Welch This is America. It is 2014. Wake the fuck up. Our kids’ lives depend on it. And they matter. White Americans have essentially never internalized the Kenner Report. Assembled by Lyndon Johnson to address what was laughably referred to as the Negro Problem, the panel very quickly saw that this was…

UN Report Documents Torture and Human Rights Abuses in the US

The Report – Advanced Unedited Version “Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” Activists hold hands during a silent protest at a hearing of the United States at the Committee against Torture at the United Nations in Geneva November 13, 2014. USA : UN Report Documents Torture, Police Violence By…

Ferguson: It is Right to Resist, By Any and All Means Necessary

By Glen Ford “Had the brothers and sisters on the streets of Ferguson not ‘done something’ in response to the Murderers’ Law laid down by McCulloch, then the embryonic movement might have been still-born.” You know that a genuine movement is being born when it becomes necessary to draw lines within the circles that purport…

The Darren Wilson Non-indictment: Resistance to Oppression is a Human Right!

By Ajamu Baraka Barack Obama, the obsequious errand boy for the financial and corporate plutocrats who own the U.S. government, made a pathetic appearance on national television to try to persuade the “natives” to remain peaceful in response to the non-indictment of the Ferguson killer-cop. His inane comments extolling the value of non-violence and the…

Judge Refuses Reconsideration in Class Action Lawsuit to Halt Water Shut-offs in Detroit

Bankruptcy plan designed to further impoverish Detroit residents By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes continued his anti-people legal reasoning by denying a motion to reconsider his decision not to halt water shut-offs in Detroit. Since January some 31,000 households have been subjected to a concerted policy of massive terminations of water…

Moments in History : The American Indian Movement’s Stance on Libya

By Brenda Norrell Censored News In the media’s censored files in the United States are the facts that the American Indian Movement, and others Native Americans, maintained a relationship with Libya. For the history books, here are quotes by American Indians and Qaddafi. In the future, history books will be written to include the real…