The Cancer of Racism—and the Radical Surgery Required to Cut It Out

“Racism is America’s defining sickness …” —journalist Lindy West, New York Times OpEd, June 1 There was a lot attention last week on Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, comparing a prominent Black woman to an ape. Roseanne had plenty of company in expressing her hateful racism. Some incidents that happened or came to light in the last week alone of […]

Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down → Black, Brown and White, the Proletariat Must Unite!

by Tom Watts (White Panthers) There is no clear demarcations between, Black, Brown and White people in Amerika. Historically, the classifications have changed considerably over time. Originally, Irish, German, Eastern and Southern Europeans, and Jews were not considered “white” by Anglo-Saxon Protestants. During “Jim Crow” segregation, anyone with a “drop of African blood” was considered […]

Shaka Shakur: Help resuscitate justice in Sullivan County

 by Shaka Shakur Usually Feb. 21 is a day of remembrance and reflection for me as it represents the anniversary of the day Brother El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was assassinated by agents of the U.S. government and its counter-intelligence program, COINTELPRO. Well, this Feb. 21, 2018, I’m having to focus on and prepare for […]

A Politikal Philosophy of Self-Defense

by Chad Kautzer Editor’s Note: This essay is an adapted excerpt from Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense (ed. scott crow). In his 1964 speech “Communication and Reality,” Malcolm X said: “I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense, I call it intelligence.” Earlier that year, he made a […]

Police Brutality: No End Under Capitalism

Police Brutality: No End Under Capitalism   “Hiring more black police officers probably doesn’t offer a direct solution to this problem.” Recently, another cop — former St. Louis officer, Jason Stockley — was acquitted for the 2011 first-degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. The police video caught most of the incident. It included the alleged […]

Listen: What Hitler and the Nazis Learned from American Racism

On this Chauncey DeVega Show podcast: Troubling parallels between Trump, Hitler, and Charlottesville. By Chauncey DeVega / AlterNet September 15, 2017  Photo Credit: Chauncey DeVega   The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, […]

US prisons practice the same slavery and racism celebrated by Confederate monuments

September 15, 2017 Assailing slavery and white supremacy today by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing […]

The Abandonment

by PAUL STREET Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow is properly understood as a classic text on and against the regime of racist mass incarceration and criminal- (felony-) marking that arose and became deeply entrenched in the United States during the last third of the previous century.  There were three key problems, however, with professor Alexander’s use […]

How White Amerika have Reaped 500-plus years of Cruelty toward People of Color

Many people are shortsighted to this phenomenon because of the concept of time, and believe that white America has, and is getting away with their crimes against humanity in the past and to this day. However, that is far from the truth. White America is suffering rapid decline, mental torment and retribution for the years […]