Wanda’s Picks: June 2021
Wanda Sabir has us feeling the moves of a reopening BA, remembering, revitalizing and honoring the fabric of our humanity and saving dates on calendars for the amazing events during June(teenth).
Oakland Councilwoman McElhaney addresses defunding the police and Oakland A’s coach’s...
Without question, we who represent the most negatively impacted communities are committed to upending policing as we know it: This is the call of the moment – and the mandate of my life.
Class war – not the media hokey pokey – is what...
Journalists aren’t supposed to “bury the lead.” But when death is the topic and corporate power is the culprit, the connection routinely goes unmentioned.
Julian Assange will face his first extradition hearing on Feb. 24
“Maybe the best measure of the contribution of fellow freedom fighters is the ferocity of the state’s pursuit and prosecution of those dissidents – and nobody has been pursued with more ferocity by the US national security state than Julian Assange.” – Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
Volunteering on the border: Our trip to El Paso and Casa...
One Brazilian family explained that the food they were provided in detention was cookies and chips.
Ukraine buys American oil despite being next door to Russia, with its 80,000 million barrels of oil reserves, the eighth greatest in the world?
Biden his time
Do you elect someone who has failed you for decades, again, again – and again?
Davey D talks about communities most affected by Trump’s plans to...
Trump’s interest in reinstating the death penalty is a tool to continue to oppress marginalized communities, including advocating using the death penalty against drug dealers.
Venezuela: An axis of hope, dignity and defiance stands up to...
We, the peoples of the Global South have the natural resources and power to humble the Empire. It is a well substantiated fact that if Europe and the US were denied access to our resources for two weeks, their economies would grind to a halt.
Sweet land of liberty
Let’s build that culture bridge, build that culture bridge, build that culture bridge.
‘Election Meddling Command Posts’ from CNN to Yahoo News and the...
Assange put corporate states and their armies on notice that they can no longer operate in secret. And the US, with the help of its state-corporate press, put him on notice that they’re coming to get him and that anyone else publishing classified docs could be next.
The debts we owe Haitians
Even though Haitians shed blood for American independence, the United States in its foreign policy has always held a deep-seated hostility towards Haiti, despite statements to the contrary.
Hey, Mr. Tangerine Man …
They got Jel-Low Puddin’ Man – --- one less backwards Taliban --- treating women like beasts – --- Packs of predator priests --- next they’re comin’ for you – --- your whole predator Krew --- silver bracelets, orange --- jumpsuit await you too! --- Hey Mr. Tangerine Man – --- They’re comin’ for you next --- Before you tweet or text --- Hey Mr. Tangerine Man – --- your FOX-hole country --- only needs one tree ---
Emerging fear-states: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s speech to the Rosa Luxemburg Conference
What is happening in America and Europe bears study and reflection. On the surface, we see a rightist drift, as fearful, resentful publics empower forms of politics that promise safety, especially regarding terror attacks that have blown up and bloodied world capitals recently. If we look closer, however, we see how economic insecurity, driven by the investor class, has waged an austerity war against working-class and poor people. For economic insecurity begets political insecurity.