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Monday, September 27, 2021
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National News & Views

National News & Views

Hurricane Ida: On the 16th anniversary of Katrina, we get hit again

Both extremely destructive, hurricanes Katrina and Ida were very different, and communities organizing with strategic plans for disaster response would be far more efficient at weathering future storms.

‘David got a rock and a slingshot and knocked Goliath out’: The National Black...

The revolution has begun and the reality that ‘we are our own liberators’ is not an idea but the rock in the hand of David, the commitment and determination for self-determination without oppression.

Clemency for David Gilbert!

At long last, what so many have dared to hope and work for has happened with NY’s then Gov. Cuomo’s clemency grant to Political Prisoner, David Gilbert, with the opportunity to take his case before the NY Parole Board and seek long-overdue release from prison.

Five years after Colin Kaepernick refused to stand, we still get the story wrong

Dave Zirin shows why it’s not Colin Karpernick we need to be listening to, on the trend bandwagon waiting for his next word, but the youth to whom he passed the baton for the next relay in the continuing struggle.

Dear white people, please don’t lose your minds

If America behaves like a schoolyard bully as its white population becomes a minority, Oscar Blayton poses that the community of nations will not stand for it.

When voter suppression joined hands in holy matrimony with jury suppression

Angela Allen-Bell exposes the framers’ commitment to white supremacy and Black inferiority with voting rights obscured in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

From Salt Lake to San Francisco, from Ute to Huichin: Sweeping, killing and resisting

Tiny Gray-Garcia beams glaring exposure on the ongoing shameless colonialist violence against our houseless brothers and sisters during the Stolen Land-Hoarded Resources UnTour across occupied Western Turtle Island.

Corporations committed $50 billion to Black communities: How it started, how it’s going

Keeping an eye on corporate-committed pledges to Black lives, Kia Croom virtually stears this new corporate philanthropy through a higher integrity to promulgate racial justice in deed as well as word.

Mighty acorns grow! BVHP environmental justice leaders meet with high-ranking EPA officials

Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai points out the mirror image emerging between the Flint water crisis and the public health emergency occurring in our own Hunter’s Point, Yosemite Slough and Treasure Island.

Rep. Barbara Lee marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Greenwood Massacre, calling for reparations and...

Past Due. Immediate material reparations to survivors and descendants of the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre are essential to begin healing and repair for the intentional death and destruction caused.

Slavery, historic trauma and the critical need for reparations

The U.S. Reparations Debt to Afrikan, New Afrikan and Black People is past due and should be tendered immediately in all forms requested and known by humans to be essential to live a full, safe and healthy life.

Rome is Burning

Mistahi Corkill, a carpenter based in Ottowa, Canada, put together this video to an original song he wrote! Viva la revolución!

We can do this! A PSA from Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama says: We can do this!

Congresswoman Barbara Lee announces FEMA funeral assistance funding

The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Act brings a breath of relief to unbearable loss, sorrow and stress.

Derek Chauvin: This verdict is not about ‘justice’ or ‘accountability’

The “guilty” verdict was a crumb to pacify, to avoid the predictable uprising against a “not guilty” decision. Stay awake and continue to build the movement actualizing abolition.

If Medicare for All had been in force, hundreds of thousands killed by COVID...

Medicare For All could alter the U.S.’s “Wealthiest country in the world, where you have to be rich, employed and white to have access to healthcare” reputation.

BLM Global Network Foundation endorses Medicare For All legislation

Ever closer to providing high quality and comprehensive healthcare available to every person, Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation endorses Medicare for All Act of 2021 introduced by U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell.

The other deadly COVID prisons: Reservations and COVID-19

Another look at the U.S. government’s imperialist relentless crush of genocide against the Navaho Nation, and all First Nations, illuminates the extreme challenges set before the Navaho people to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the face of the government’s deliberate denial of resources and criminal neglect of the people.

Black farmers hail $5 billion in COVID relief to redress generations of racism

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explores fourth-generation Black farmer John Boyd’s 30-years-in-the-making victory of $5 billion COVID relief for Black farmers as part of the American Rescue Plan. Also addressed is the egregious historical USDA racial discrimination in lending, resulting in the crushing decline of Black farming with 90 percent of Black farmers’ land lost over the past century.

Big Pharma

The experience of the COVID-19 global pandemic has brought grueling challenges of anxiety, fear, pain, suffering and grief. It has also presented the necessity for accessibility equity across the nations in unity to honor the human right to affordable, high quality health care to prevent future pain of a crushing pandemic such as we are experiencing worldwide.