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What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Marijuana Legalization Is A ‘Civil Rights’ Issue

California Governor Gavin Newsom discussed during a press conference last week how the state plans to fix issues of systemic injustice and racism following widespread protests of police brutality. Newsom referenced...

Racist monuments fall: Watery end for slave trader statue in UK

LONDON (AP)—The toppling of a statue of a notorious slave trader in Bristol, a city in the southwest of England, on Sunday by anti-racism protesters was greeted with joyous scenes. Demonstrators attached...

Cuomo calls NYPD commissioner to apologize for criticism of cops’ handling of looting

Call it a mea Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo called the NYPD’s top cop to apologize for saying police officers “were ineffective” in tamping down widespread looting during protests over the death of George...

Attorney General Barr ordered authorities to clear protesters near White House, DOJ official says

Attorney General William Barr on Monday evening ordered authorities to clear a crowd of protesters that had gathered near the White House, according to a Justice Department official, minutes ahead of President...

American Slavery, Reinvented

Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the workers.To the untrained eye, the scenes in Angola for...

Civil-Rights Protests Have Never Been Popular

One common response to the national anthem protests originated by Colin Kaepernick is to disparage them as polarizing. Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe, summed up this particular critique in a tweet: This...

Inside the Modern Slave Trade Trapping African Migrants

By the time his Libyan captors branded his face, Sunday Iabarot had already run away twice and had been sold three times.The gnarled scar that covers most of the left side of...

GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PROTESTING

We know that many of our members, comrades, and allies feel compelled to join the rebellions and protests springing up across the country right now, in response to the ongoing police...

7 Ways Protesters Used Low-Tech Hacks to Fight Back

1. Holding Back the Tears Tear gas has been the Hong Kong police’s main weapon for breaking up demonstrations. Protesters developed tactics to neutralize the tear gas with quick-reaction squads. Early tactics...

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