USA: Memphis Cops Indicted in the Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

Abayomi Azikiwe Memphis Activists Block Highway To Protest Tyre Nichols Death The brutal execution was fully captured in a police video camera mounted on a neighborhood pole. Five African American Memphis police officers assigned to the notorious special unit known as the Scorpions, have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes which resulted in…

White Supremacy

Jemima Pierre, Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús White supremacy should not be identified solely with self-proclaimed white nationalists. It is a centuries old, international, economic, and political system that cannot be eradicated with slogans and wishful thinking. In recent years, the concept of white supremacy has been associated with extreme racist groups and ultranationalists, as well as…

James Baldwin, Corporate Media and the Red Herring of ‘Black Antisemitism’

Lev Koufax James Baldwin addresses a crowd after participating in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in support of voting rights, March 1965. In 1967, the great African American writer James Baldwin wrote an article that explored the relationship between the Jewish and Black communities, and in particular, the justified anger the Black community…

Slavery Was On the Ballot in the US Midterms. Who Voted to Abolish it?

Natalia Marques A chain gang of prisoners subject to convict leasing in Florida, in the early 1900s. Thousands of freed Black people were reenslaved within the convict lease system, in which incarcerated people performed grueling forced labor without pay. Photo: Wikimedia More than 150 years after slavery was outlawed in the US, the practice persists…

NATO’s Embrace of Eastern Europe Evokes a History of Nazi Colonial Violence

Joseph Massad (From L) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov gather as part of a Nato Defence Ministers Council meeting in Brussels on 12 October 2022 (AFP) Such policy is part of a long-standing colonial strategy of territorial expansion…

Africa is Not a Jungle

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza The Western perception that the rest of the world is a massive wasteland of uncivilized, barbaric, primitive, and savage peoples is still alive, frighteningly so. For Europeans and Americans, only the industrially advanced global north is the finest epitome of humankind, representing the elixir of human intelligence and innovation. Of course, we know…

Environmental Racism is Poisoning the Waters in the US

Natalia Marques In several cities across the United States, residents struggle with system-wide neglect of water systems and the failure of the government to provide access to what is arguably the most essential resource. Thousands of people in US cities have been left without access to clean water. Communities say institutional racism is to blame…

Under Suella Braverman, UK Set for an Ever Harsher Policy Towards Refugees

Tanupriya Singh British Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Suella Braverman is considering banning people crossing the English Channel from claiming asylum in the UK. She added that it was her “dream” and “obsession” to have asylum seekers deported to Rwanda. Activists and campaigners in the UK have slammed a slate of measures targeting asylum seekers announced…

State of Emergency Declared in NYC Over Influx of Asylum Seekers

Natalia Marques NYC Mayor Eric Adams holds press conference with other city leaders and declared a state of emergency. Photo: NYC Mayor’s Office Latin American migrants seek refuge in the United States only to be shuttled around as political pawns and sleep in tents in the richest city On October 7, New York City Mayor…

Canada and the Glorification of Nazism

2022 Russian MFA Report regarding: Situation with the Glorification of Nazism, Spread of Neo-Nazism, Other Practices that Contribute to Fuelling Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance CANADA  Canada is at the forefront of countries that continue attempts to falsify the history of the Second World War. Ottawa has not outlawed the…

Jackson Water Crisis: A Legacy of Environmental Racism

Chi Chi Izundu, Mohamed Madi, Chelsea Bailey, Cooperation Jackson Community water distribution in Jackson, Mississippi (AP Photo/Steve Helber) The city of Jackson is suffering from years of neglect by the state of Mississippi. Residents of the majority Black city need a new water system, but a legacy of racism and antipathy towards their Black led city…

The US Legal System is at War with the Working Class and Marginalized

Natalia Marques Protesters against police brutality in the Bronx, New York during the 2020 George Floyd uprisings (Photo: Vincent Tsai) Incarcerations, brutality, and torture are common in the US. Activists claim that this amounts to a war waged against racially marginalized, poor, and working-class people. The very laws and government agencies created to protect the…

Mumia Abu-Jamal Remains the Voice of the Voiceless

Abayomi Azikiwe Mumia Abu Jamal As A Youth Member Of The Black Panther Party In Philadelphia After 40 years of incarceration the “voice of the voiceless” remains a focus of international attention Black August Series No. 2 During the late 1960s, Mumia Abu-Jamal became a youth activist in the city of Philadelphia where a succession…