The grand jury’s indictment of criminal acts by Stockton’s bad cops, Stiles and Villapudua, is a positive step towards achieving accountability and justice for the brutal malice perpetrated on Devin Carter and his family.
Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson’s illumination about the creation of race for the purpose of capitalism’s necessity to control the masses could not be more clear.
In shared humanity with our Haitian Brothers and Sisters, please donate to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund.
Slavery is alive and profitable as CDCr dangles sentence-reduction incentives to get agreements with prisoner fire-fighters to risk their lives and then shamefully breaks those agreements for a longer haul of cheap/free labor.
In the hearts and determination of The People of Haiti burns a relentless mighty force against the historical capitalist, colonizing, extractive, genocidal and self-serving policies of the U.S. government and the United Nations.
Survival in the midst of historical and current long-term determined torture by prison guards against prisoners under the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation is testament to the human spirit, and glaring evidence of our social decline as human beings to allow the existence of such atrocities.
Upending the fantasy of progressive reform, the elephant is crossing the room to reveal the ugly reality of SFPD and its cohorts’ denial of anything like police reform or justice for the people.
As Ethnic Studies morph at the hands of the powerful, students are being force-fed whitewashed education by teachers without choices.
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.
The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Act brings a breath of relief to unbearable loss, sorrow and stress.
The U.S.–UN backed Jovenel Moise dictatorship of Haiti gets millions of dollars and a bonus year of oppression, death and state-sponsored terror of its people.
He asked, “Are some above the law? Or is it that some are designated as less by the law?”
The struggle to save Mumia Abu-Jamal from death by COVID-19, death by egregious police and prosecutorial misconduct, death by empire over humanity, death by politics and self-service, death by lawlessness, is every day a victory for truth and humanity. Each new day shines brighter and the enemy is fully and undeniably exposed.
Transitioning to the Ancestors, San Francisco’s first Black Police Chief, civil rights and police accountability advocate, teacher, expert witness, family man and friend, Earl Sanders leaves a legacy of courage, respectability, accountability and authenticity – and deep convictions like “wrong is wrong” no matter who you are. Rest in Peace, Earl Sanders.
The other truth during the celebratory events of Women’s Herstory Month, are the stories like this one that describe the inhumane conditions women incarcerated in our prisons must suffer through living with physical and mental abuse including deliberate indifference of risk to life from uninhabitable “living” conditions. More community action to hold the prison industry profiteers accountable for crimes against humanity is critical.
While this story has all the same characters as the movie “Hotel Rwanda,” it is not about the movie. This is Ann Garrison’s report about the current lived experience of the movie’s real-life hero, Paul Rusesabagina, being detained last year and going to trial last week under the charge of terrorism. Notorious for assassinations, attempted assassinations and other brutal authoritarian acts, Rwanda’s President Kagame is now also accused of violating US deportation and extradition law.
Guilty While Black – for the purposes of unfettered upward movement in the US Injustice system, those of the racist ruling class deny justice by hook or by crook, no holds barred. Daniel Andre Green, by this courageous description of his lived nightmare, being denied due process, fair and just hearing, judicial integrity or an ounce of respect as a human being, humbly asks for help from anyone who might care.
The alarming thing about this story is that the teller is living it today, yet, as we read, it keeps sounding like something we’ve read about from the past, and it is – it’s the past right now with the same brutalities on the same plantations with the new slaves. The past is now and slavery was never abolished.
Society, and all elements of it, are responding to crossroads events. SF Board of Supervisors is feeling the heat of the proverbial feet to the fire in their negotiations with the San Francisco Police Officers Association’s contract renewal, the Board endowed with the grace of leverage to decide if they are committed, or not, to SFPD reform.
Shaka Shakur makes crystal clear that freedom is not given. Freedom is taken and the price is high. The will of the oppressor to protect property and power is vicious and relentless. To win freedom, we must commit to the courage to take it.