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Another black youth has been shot and killed by cops in a society where that is not an aberration but the norm, where mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, where the crises of today are part of a brutal history of white supremacy inextricably bound with patriarchy and capitalism. Read more

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February 17th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles & Essays - (0 Comments)
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Injured GM worker, Jorge Parra, and five other workers, including Melvin Thompson, former UAW 140 Local President, were on hunger strike since November 20th, 2012 most with their mouths sewn shut. Read more

Michigan right-to-work protest. Photo: MLive.

And as Right to Work laws push more people toward or below the poverty line, it becomes even more terrifying to consider what the future of abortion access will look like for women in Michigan. If this does not qualify as a class issue, then I’m not sure what does. Read more

Students at Our School at Blair Grocery tackle food injustice in the Lower Ninth Ward while earning their GEDs. (OSBGNOLA.org)

Occupy Sandy needs to be not just another form of relief, or even recovery, but a force for social change that simultaneously works on a comprehensive strategy for community power. It needs to build infrastructure around housing, healthcare, food and energy sustainability that also make life easier for those most affected by environmental racism on a day-to-day basis. While protest should always be a part of our long-term strategy, we believe that Occupy Sandy must, to some extent, continue moving the solely protest-driven model adopted by Occupy Wall Street to embody movement practices led by communities. Read more

Banner in Ramallah, West Bank, on November 29. (WNV/A. Daniel Roth)

While the prospects are dim, the Palestinians’ desire for self-determination runs deep. Israelis must come to learn that they won’t find any lasting safety in refusing it; real freedom for one people requires ensuring it for both peoples. Read more