A reckoning for the sadism of white men in the Amerikkkan South

  Until now, the enforcement of white supremacy through racial terrorism in the form of lynching has largely been unrecognised as part of America’s history   by Ed Pilkington in Montgomery, Alabama Vanessa Croft was driving home after work in Gadsden, Alabama last month when she noticed something strange in her rear-view mirror. There were two huge flags bearing […]

A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies

by  Julian Vigo A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies “These sites of ‘disaster’ are created by the very ‘civilized’ men who then turn around and exploit the victims of their imposed ‘civilization.’” Catharine MacKinnon’s book Are Women Human? is a text which interrogates the violence specifically targeting women throughout […]

A HIDDEN FACTOR IN POLICE SHOOTINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS: DECADES OF HOUSING SEGREGATION

by  Maha Ahmed DATA HAS SHOWN that, across the country, black Americans are more likely to be killed by police than whites. But the problem is worse in the most segregated states, according to a recent study showing that racial disparities in fatal police shootings are linked to histories of structural violence. Police killings, more than just the […]

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. by Morgan Humphrey Drug Policy Alliance Blog  Screenshot / YouTube   On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman, was drugged and assassinated of by the Chicago Police Department (with the […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]

Remembering U.S. Soldiers Who Refused to Kill Native Amerikans at Sand Creek

A scholar shares the true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated today. Native American tribal members pay their respects at the headstone of Union Officer, Capt. Silas Soule, at the Riverside Cemetery Dec. 03, 2014 in honor of the 150th […]

Salt in the Wounded Knee: Psychopathy in the Commemoration of Genocide

by  Sonasha Braxton   Hannibal Lecter, Jason Voorhees, Norman Bates. What do these people have in common? They tormented us in our dreams. There was something particularly callous in the way that they engaged in their homicidal acts, which left us shuddering. Cold, calculated, without remorse or feeling, we might casually call them psychopathic. But what […]

Confronting Columbus: Revisionism Versus Reality

by Colin Jenkins  Regarding the painstaking process of historiography, someone of relative importance once remarked, “History is written by the victors.” A statement which echoes Plato’s dictum that, “those who tell the stories also hold the power,” its modern source is unclear. Still, many do not hesitate to attach these words to Winston Churchill, Britain’s renowned […]

Amerika’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 People Were Murdered In Arkansas

In 1919, in the wake of World War I, black sharecroppers unionized in Arkansas, unleashing a wave of white vigilantism and mass murder that left 237 people dead. DAVID KRUGLER 02.16.15 6:55 AM ET The visits began in the fall of 1918, just as World War I ended. At his office in Little Rock, Arkansas, […]

George Jackson and the Eclipse

It somehow seems so fitting  that the sun should hide it’s head in shame on Aug 21 ********** lyrics to song by Bob Dylan   I woke up this mornin’, There were tears in my bed. They killed a man I really loved Shot him through the head. Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down. […]