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No ‘Je Suis Charleston’? : The De-Politicization of Black Oppression

Where was the worldwide revulsion at the racist terror attack in Charleston? “Obama sang ‘Amazing Grace’ and lulled into a stupefying silence black voices that should have demanded answers as to why the Charleston attack was not considered a terrorist attack, even though it fit the definition of domestic terrorism.” As a result, “the political…

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Restorative Justice Is Needed For Albert Woodfox, The Black Panther Party & The Nation

An Interview With Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell By Angola 3 News On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3’s Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. The next day, at the request of the Louisiana Attorney General, the US Fifth Circuit Court…

Septima Clark and the Role of Civil Rights Education in South Carolina and Beyond

African American woman played a prominent role in linking mass literacy to politics By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° In the aftermath of the massacre of nine African Americans at the Mother Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) by a white racist on June 17, we must continue the examination of the legacy of the Civil…

Closing the Historical Circle : White Terrorism at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

By Ajamu Baraka “…It is time for you and me now to let the world know how peaceful we are, how well-meaning we are, how law-abiding we wish to be. But at the same time we have to let the same world know we’ll blow their world sky-high if we’re not respected and recognized and…

Charleston Massacre and the Revolutionary Legacy of Denmark Vesey

South Carolina has a centuries-old legacy of racist violence and economic exploitation By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A racist attack on the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston was a planned and premediated assault on the legacy of struggle waged by the African American people for two centuries in South Carolina. Corporate media reports on…

Imperialism and the Making of the Migration Crisis

The unprecedented scale of global migration and migrant deaths are deliberate, not coincidental. By Harsha Walia Leading up to World Refugee Day on Saturday, the United Nations unveiled a devastating and damning report on the scale of global displacement. The U.N.’s Refugee Agency data reveals a total of 59.5 million people are displaced around the…

EU’s Military Strategy to Deepen Mediterranean Tragedies

By Nizar Visram More than 800 migrants died on April 19 this year when their overcrowded boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. The tragedy sent soaring this year’s Mediterranean death toll which was by then around 1,500 – 10 times the deaths during the same period last year. According to the…

Assata Shakur Mural Removed Following Unrelenting Right-Wing Campaign

By Workers World A mural depicting Assata Shakur was removed in May by Marquette University officials after an unrelenting right-wing campaign. Shakur, a people’s hero and icon of the Black Lives Matter movement, is a former Black Panther falsely accused and convicted of killing a cop in New Jersey in 1973. She escaped prison and…