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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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World News & Views

The latest from the Black community worldwide.

UN holds racism hearings in US

What’s different is you’re going to hear the voices of the people. You don’t usually hear the voice of the people.

US Navy aims its big guns at Latin America

While Washington assures that its sole interest in the region is combating “new threats” – terrorism, drug trafficking and the Maras gangs of Central America – Latin American people often see it as the pursuit of “imperialist” interests dictated by energy needs.

West Coast ports shut on May Day

In San Francisco, more than a thousand people marched from Local 10’s union hall, led by the Local 10 Drill Team, along the Embarcadero where the 1934 Big Strike took place.

Haitians demand food

Supposedly, the UN occupation and the 2006 election had allowed Haitians to forget that its democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, had been overthrown in a violent coup. The massive protest over food prices has shattered this facade.

From U.S. to El Salvador, ‘gangs’ and the ‘global war on terror’

“We’re under domestic insurgency. If we don’t get it, it will get us.” – California Attorney General Jerry Brown, Anti-Gang Conference, Riverside, Calif., December 2007 “We’re mounting a coordinated, aggressive suppression strategy that targets the worst offenders and the most violent gangs. We’re converging local, state, federal and even international efforts … coming at them with everything we have.” – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Feb. 8, 2007, press conference

‘Independence or death!’

Since 1963 West Papua, a land whose rich natural resources are being exploited by multi-national corporations, has been occupied by the Indonesian armed forces. The people of West Papua have been subjected to gross human rights violations including rape, torture, cultural genocide, murder and massacre.

Color of law: Photos bolster claims of Mumia’s innocence and unfair trial

A group of journalists is determined to seek a fair retrial of death row prisoner, noted journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, and they point to evidence they say provides further proof of his innocence: photos from the crime scene that the jury never had the chance to see.

Threat to Internet radio affects local stations – don’t let it happen!

For small non-commercial radio stations across the country, the ability to stream programs on the Internet is indispensable. Instead of being limited to the wattage granted to them by the FCC, streaming on-line allows stations to reach listeners all over the world.

Carrie Dann, Louise Benally and Rosalie Little Thunder: Native American elders and environmental activists...

"There is nothing divine about something built to destroy life," said lifelong war resister and Western Shoshone elder Carrie Dann, as she was arrested, yet again, protesting "Divine Strake."

COINTELPRO, soccer and the water in our eyes

Multi-award winning photojournalist, Malaika Kambon, in 2004 detailed the crushing evidence of capitalist imperialist monster maneuvers the U.S. used then, bringing current seven years hence the rooted reality of Haiti’s and Iraq’s ongoing struggles today.

Why privatize the Shipyard?

I say stop the privatization of the Hunters Point Shipyard before we have more corruption to clean up than toxics.