Early Aboriginal civil resistance in WA: the untold story of William Harris

By George Ganitis After more than a century of British colonialism, Australia as it is now known to the world came into being with the 1 January, 1901 Act of Federation. This Act united the six, separate self-governing British colonies on the Australian landmass under one central government, and within a year, the new parliament passed the Immigration […]

The Death Penalty Is Part of Our Shared and Tortured History

  Matthias Müller / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The following speech was delivered via telephone at the Death Penalty Focus event held on September 23, 2018. The late James Baldwin stated that history is far from a dead thing. “We carry it with us.” We are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally […]

Interview with Kevin Rashid Johnson (58:19)


The Slaves Rebel

Mr. Fish / Truthdig The only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison labor, conducting hunger strikes or boycotting for-profit commissaries in an effort to abolish the last redoubt of legalized slavery in America. The […]

A new look at racial disparities in police use of deadly force

by Joseph Cesario One of the most important social issues of the last five years is fatal police shootings of black Americans. The concern that police fatally shoot blacks at higher rates than whites has given rise to a strong push for department-wide interventions for police officers. Such interventions, usually in the form of “implicit bias” training, […]

NYPD Watch Group Says 93 Percent of Weed Arrests in 2018 Were People of Color

The police watchdog group Police Reform Organizing Project is calling on progressive leaders to push for immediate decriminalization.   By Adam Drury So far this year in New York City, the NYPD has made 6,604 arrests for weed. In fact, marijuanaarrests are the third most common type of arrest for the NYPD. And those thousands of […]

LISTEN: Podcast Explores How ‘Justice in Amerika’ Really Works

Attorney Josie Duffy Rice partners with educator Clint Smith III to examine the criminal justice system’s devastating impact on marginalized communities. Sameer Rao   A man walks by a bail bonds store on October 20, 2011 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images SHARE     A new investigative podcast, “Justice in America,” examines how this country’s criminal […]

How the Government’s Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color

“We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.” Steven Renderos, Ramla Sahid Photo: Frank Serpico (@franklyfrank) via Twenty20 SHARE The Trump administration’s executive orders singling out immigrants and refugees of color, including the “Muslim ban” recently upheld by […]

All you need to know about Amerikkka’s only coup that drove out blacks in 1898

Story in The New York Herald describing The Wilmington Massacre of 1898…Makheru Speaks The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, also referred to as the Wilmington race riot of 1898 or the Wilmington massacre of 1898, occurred on November 10, 1898. The coup d’état was instigated by members of the white conservative Democratic Party.  A group of […]