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Movement for Black Lives

ACLU: Know your rights while demanding justice

Moral Policy Agenda to Heal America:
The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform

Current topics

  1. Progressive efforts against RI Democratic establishment ousted 7 state legislators
  2. Why the media is silent on Assange prosecution
  3. Indianapolis police pushing back on reforms
  4. America’s settler colonialist roots explain how we see property rights
  5. A whistleblower complaint alleging ‘high rate’ of hysterectomies in ICE detention centers parallels grim U.S. history
  6. Poorly protected postal workers are catching COVID-19 by the thousands.

Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 2020

  1. How Facebook profits from polarization
  2. Remembering Kevin Zeese
  3. Here Is One Graph Everyone Should See on Labor Day
  4. U.S. foreign policy has to reject U.S. exceptionalism
  5. America’s real hoax is a recipe for even worse social unrest
  6. Why Your Favorite Musicians Are Broke
  7. The Postal Service: A history
  8. Tragedy of American Science: How trillions are mis-spent and the lost potential

August 30 to Sept. 5, 2020

  1. Reposting Black Panther / Fred Hampton documentary Jarrettia mentioned:
  2. Scott reflects on experience in a homeless shelter and why the apartment he just moved into comes with strings attached
  3. Oxford pledged to donate rights to their COVID vaccine, Then sold them to pharma on Gates Foundation’s advice
  4. The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat
  5. Do the Men Running the Post Office Have Conflicts of Interest? 
  6. Online lenders are preying on desperate borrowers and could trigger a new consumer financial crisis
  7. Tenant Unions for the Future
  8. In defense of ‘looting’
  9. What MLK and Malcolm X would do today
  10. The Conservative Defense of Kyle Rittenhouse Is Dangerous Nonsense
  11. Amazon posts then deletes job listings detailing effort to monitor ‘labor organizing threats’
  12. David Graeber, author of “Debt” who coined the term “bullsh*t jobs,” dies at 59
  13. How many new drugs rely on government-funded science? All of them
  14. How to Stop a Police Pullback
  15. The Conspiracist in Chief Will Save Us All

August 23 to August 29, 2020

  1. In Australia, COVID-19 Has Exposed a Litany of Privatization Disasters
  2. Why Is It Always the Wrong Time to Criticize Democrats From the Left?
  3. When Nixon pushed postal workers, they pushed back
  4. Gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Cost Taxpayers $55 million
  5. Is QAnon the future of the Republican Party? The Intercept
  6. Drawing a false equivalence between Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene is not only incorrect, but dangerous
    • The Q part is getting all the attention when her racism, Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism should be the story
  7. Black Lives Matter protesters in many states are facing felony charges, including terrorism
  8. Mitch McConnell Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Election Security Bills
  9. Government has ‘blood on hands’ says serving soldier investigated for protesting against war in Yemen while wearing uniform
  10. Amid backlash and disillusionment, slower reckoning for #MeToo movement in India
  11. The Movement To Abolish Prisons And The Police
  12. THE LINE: a new play crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic

August 16 to August 22, 2020

  1. Social justice movement channels spirit of Central New York suffragist
  2. Krystal and Saagar: Polls show voters want to hear from AOC more than John Kasich despite DNC choice
  3. How Ben Carson Tried to Destroy Fair And Affordable Housing
  4. What Will the Real American Resistance Look Like — Chaotic Rebellion or Organized General Strikes?
  5. NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist
  6. Fed Economists Finger Monopoly Concentration as Underlying Driver of Neoliberal Economic Restructuring
  7. Michigan reaches over $500M settlement in Flint water crisis civil suits
  8. Democrats Drop Demand To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies From Party Platform
  9. Antifa crackdown is the new red scare
  10. Modern-Day ‘Poll Tax’ Amendment In Florida Faces Court Battle Before Election
  11. Cathy O’Neil: School Reopening Is an intentional disaster: Students are pawns in a political game
  12. De Blasio: City to begin moving homeless people out of hotels after complaints
  13. An NYC exodus

August 9 to August 15, 2020

  1. Biden names Kamala Harris as his running mate
  2. Five White Louisiana judges uphold life sentence of Black man jailed for stealing hedge clippers 23 years ago
  3. Black Lives Matter Activist Hospitalized After Police Seen Kneeling On Her
  4. Belarus: Fraudulent election
  5. Man seen near homemade explosive at Portland protest ID’ed as ex-Navy SEAL
  6. Despite ‘Frantic’ Walk-Back Efforts, Group Says Trump Threat to Destroy Social Security Must Be Believed—and Defeated
  7. Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore
  8. How A System Of Power Defends Itself, A Case Study
  9. Abolishing Prisons and Restorative Justice
  10. In the Wake of Protests: Symbolism that cost nothing and shifted no power
  11. Trump Effort to ‘Destroy the Post Office to Sabotage This Election’

August 2 to August 8, 2020

  1. Don’t believe the lie that voting is all you can do: Movements create change
  2. Latinos, and others, should not let the president intimidate them into not being counted
  3. 2020 Is a Great Year for #SquadPolitics. Just Ask Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib
  4. Progressive Cori Bush Just Pulled Off the Upset for the Ages
  5. Noam Chomsky Says ‘Failure To Vote For Biden in a Swing State Amounts to Voting For Trump
  6. Bloomberg News: Bankruptcies rip through U.S. mall tenants with no end in sight
  7. Golden Trump ‘Statue’ Shows BLM Protester Detained in Unmarked Fed Vehicle
  8. NYC mayor’s staffers are fleeing as he gets slammed for ‘letting the cops run over him and the entire city’
  9. After months of being sidelined by de Blasio, NYC’s top doctor calls it quits
  10. The Trump child abuse scandal
  11. America’s ‘Caste’ system
  12. An estimated 30-40 million people are at risk of eviction
  13. Student suspended after posting photo of crowded hallway
  14. Can we build a politics of hope?

July 26 to August 1

  1. More federal officers deploying to Portland as protests gain momentum
  2. How police unions fight reform
  3. A tidal wave of evictions
  4. Evil is never necessary
  5. John Lewis: Together, you can redeem the soul of our nation
  6. The pandemic is an opportunity to overhaul the economy
  7. Speech and slavery in the West Indies

July 19 to July 25

  1. Public banking efforts: Local Efforts & Legislation by State
  2. Political Correctness Is Destroying America! (Just Not How You Think.)
  3. Poor People’s Campaign:
  4. An old speech but at least as relevant today as when it was given in 2014; Enormous power of Citigroup “Let’s pass something, anything, that will help break up these giant banks” (aka: why Warren will not be Biden’s VP choice). Also worth noting that the cronyism she decries was in the Obama administration.
  5. Matt Stoller: Alexander Hamilton Wasn’t a “Cool” Guy, He Was More of a “REALLY, REALLY BAD” Guy
  6. Krystal Ball: Free Speech Warriors SILENT On Anti-BDS Laws
  7. Portland’s wall of moms joined by dads with leaf blowers
  8. A Constitutional Crisis in Portland
  9. The legal war against Trump’s anti-Immigrant census power grab ramps up
  10. NYC is now the worst place to do business, retailers say
  11. Old Karen Blocks Postmates Delivery Guy From Doing His Job, Westwood Los Angeles
  12. Community fridges across the city are fighting food insecurity, reducing waste, and uniting neighbors.
  13. U.S. ranked among worst countries to raise a family, study says
  14. Groups challenge state vote-by-mail requirements that put voters at risk during COVID-19 pandemic
  15. Civil rights leader C.T.Vivian dies
  16. Civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis dies
  17. Commentator Michael Brooks dies at age 36
  18. Imperial Wars Always Come Home
  19. Confessions of a former bastard cop
  20. Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition
  21. U.S. Capitalism Is in Total Meltdown

July 12 to July 18

  1. Reposting to Sunday discussion:
    Black Socialists of America’s Dual-Power self-determination map
  2. Dismantle Racial Capitalism
  3. America’s Enduring Caste System
  4. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions’ career comes to an end
  5. Public banking in New York?
  6. Make the Fed Publicly Owned and the Foundation of a Public Banking System
  7. Federal agents invade Portland, Oregon
  8. ACTION: Tell Gov. Cuomo that prisoners’ families should be able to visit on reasonable terms.
  9. Having Trouble Making Rent? NY State Assistance Fund Now Open for Applications
  10. Strikes:
  11. Your White neighbors “Black Lives Matter” yard sign is not enough
  12. Are you racist? ‘No’ isn’t a good enough answer – Marlon James
  13. When SNAP Gets Squeezed
  14. Congress is running out of time to extend expanded unemployment insurance
  15. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes
  16. March on Staten Island, 6th anniversary of Eric Garner’s killing
  17. Nicaragua: The Revolution Won’t Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite US Unconventional Warfare

July 5 to July 11

  1. Global Capitalism: As US Capitalism Shakes, US Socialism Renews
  2. How the pandemic exposed faultlines in capitalism and failures of the gig economy
  3. Occupy City Hall:
  4. Black Socialists of America’s Dual-Power self-determination map
  5. Tucker Carlson’s top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum
  6. ICE Offering ‘Citizens Academy’ Course with Training on Arresting Immigrants
  7. Police surveilled George Floyd protests with help from Twitter-affiliated Dataminr
  8. ‘Cancel Culture’ debate

June 28 to July 4

  1. Fredrick Douglass speech: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
  2. To discuss this Sunday: Political Realignment?
  3. Reparations, H.R. 40 and the Path Forward
  4. Garland Nixon: News Views: Trump executive order protecting monuments
  5. Hundreds of Occupy City Hall protesters demand NYPD cut budget by $1bn
  6. NYC Budget cuts of about $4 billion from other programs got little press coverage
  7. Essential Worker Spends Week In Jail After NYPD Mass Arrests Bronx Protesters
  8. New York Protester Jailed for a Week Highlights Parole Abuses
  9. John Oliver on topics not getting much MSM attention:
  10. St. Louis Mayor Says Sorry for Doxxing Protesters
  11. Richard Wolff: Could U.S. Capitalism Turn Nationalist?
  12. Israel’s Annexation Plan, a New Era in Palestinian Resistance
  13. Why are we still in Afghanistan?

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