Category: black lives matter

politicalsci 2018-04-19 03:06:44


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Like I think out of all the organisations that did explicitly left wing/activist work, BLM was the most effective of them all and both the Democratic and Republican Party have vested interests in trying to silence BLM 👁👁


W.E.B Du Bois argues that the ideology of whit…

W.E.B Du Bois argues that the ideology of white supremacy prevented black and white workers from uniting as a class, to the detriment of both. The result of this was that the wages of both could be kept low by the capitalist ruling class. [x]

politicalsci 2018-03-20 02:57:17

politicalsci 2018-03-19 23:16:34


A reminder that in 2013 a former Black Panther…

A reminder that in 2013 a former Black Panther, who served 41 years in solitary
confinement, died just days after a US federal judge overturned his
conviction for the murder of a prison guard. Herman Wallace was
freed after Judge Brian Jackson ruled his 1974 trial had been
“unconstitutional” and ordered his immediate release.

Wallace had been part of the Angola Three, who were originally
imprisoned for robbery at the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary,
known as Angola because of its historic links to the African slave
trade. The men said they were framed for the killing of a guard
because of their membership of the Black Panther party and
fight for the civil rights of prisoners.

Robert King, 70, a
fellow member of the Angola Three released in 2001 stated: “My reaction is one of sadness for a life wasted. And when I
say, wasted, I mean the society he lived in may have considered him a
waste, but he helped rewrite history.“

On the night of March 14, 2018, Marielle Fran…

On the night of March 14, 2018,
Marielle Franco, a member of Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL)
and a city councillor in Rio de Janeiro, was brutally murdered, along
with her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. All the evidence so far
available, even that reported by the press, suggests that this was a
politically motivated assassination.

Franco, 38, was a black single mother from the
favelas. Sceptics had wondered
if she could get elected, yet her tally of votes was the fifth highest
of more than 50 councillors. In her 18 month tenure she had already become a beacon
for progressive politics locally, on issues including LGBT and women’s
rights and an outspoken critic of the aggressive, militarised policing
of the favelas, where residents live under the brutal control of drug
gangs, but are also terrorised by state violence.

On Thursday afternoon crowds gathered outside Rio de Janeiro’s
council chamber chanting “not one step backwards” ahead of a ceremony in
honour of Franco inside. The spontaneous demonstration brought together union members,
feminists, leftists and residents of the city’s poorer communities.

One of Franco’s final posts on Twitter called attention to police
violence. “Another homicide of a young man that could be credited to the
police. Matheus Melo was leaving church when he was killed. How many
others will have to die for this war to end?” she wrote.

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