Neighbourhod burned down following Tulsa race massacre. Image credit: evening public ledger/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The 1921 Tulsa race massacre was one of the single greatest acts of racist terrorism in U.S. history.
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Maya Bhullar | Bringing politics, art, and multigenerational connection into the world we are creating
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Organizers learned of the bones, which have been described as an "open secret" in the anthropology community, when trying to facilitate the Penn Museum's repatriation of skulls of enslaved people.
Minneapolis Police guard the third precinct during unrest surrounding the murder of George Floyd, May 2020. Image credit: Chad Davis/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Derek Chauvin is going to prison for George Floyd's murder largely due to the actions and testimony of bystanders. Let their courage inspire the national adoption of the duty of police to intervene.
A protester holds a "Justice for George Floyd" sign outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin began. Image credit: Lorie Shaull/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Derek Chauvin's trial is basically symbolic. In fact "events" themselves are essentially symbolic, compared to the slow seismic causes moving underneath.
Mural honoring George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image credit: munshots/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Nine minutes and 29 seconds. That's how long Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now on trial for killing George Floyd, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last Memorial Day.
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Maya Bhullar | As we work against police violence and racism, how do we influence the actions of the police unions? How do we stop them from obstructing efforts to change police practice and create oversight?
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Rick Salutin | "I think there's enough attention and not quite enough action," said Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse.
Black Lives Matter activists at an uprising in Washington D.C. in June, 2020. Image: Koshu Kunii/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Last Sunday, Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, fired seven shots at point-blank range into the back of 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake.
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Sunera Thobani | The Trump administration has made starkly visible overt white supremacy and a reformist racial liberalism. Both are, however, deeply intertwined within the global structure of racial-capitalism.
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Victoria Fenner | The Canadian Labour Congress held a webinar on June 10 to talk about what the union movement is doing to fight anti-Black racism and what they need to do in the future. An encore presentation.
U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis at the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2017. Image: Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Civil rights icon John Lewis’ commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and the power of nonviolent protest should serve as a north star as we navigate these difficult days.