Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Cars, Riots, and Black Liberation: Lessons from Philadelphia’s Walter Wallace Rebellion

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The US saw some of the largest riots and protests in its history this year in response to police murder of black people. Yet there has been scant attention paid to the innovations in struggle specific to these rebellions. Shemon & Arturo take another look at the phenomenon of car-looting and argue that this tactic... Read Full Article


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Call for Week of Action in Commemoration of Michael Forest Reinoehl Dec 3rd-10th

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Call from the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) to commemorate the life of assassinated antifascist Michael Reinoehl. On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, state agents murdered antifascist Michael Forest Reinoehl in cold blood in Washington state, by direct order of fascist US president Donald Trump. This is the first extrajudicial assassination of an antifascist directly by this... Read Full Article


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Defend the East York 50

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subMedia presents a look at the growing struggle in Toronto against spreading evictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For months, organizers in Toronto have been sounding the alarm over a looming wave of evictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Politicians at all layers of government have feigned sympathy, but have ultimately moved to... Read Full Article


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Hamilton: November Update from the Barton Jail

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Update on conditions at the Barton Jail, where prisoners and abolitionists have been struggling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Originally published on North Shore Counter-Info. As the pandemic surges and lock-down measures loom large, we wanted to offer an update about the situation in Barton jail. Our phone line has slowed down... Read Full Article


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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

“Stop the Steal” Atlanta Rallies Mobilize White Nationalists & Far-Right Fringes; Anti-Racists Protest

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Report from Atlanta Antifascists on recent mobilization of anti-racist coalition against a #StoptheSteal rally featuring Proud Boys, far-Right militias, and white nationalists. Starting Wednesday 11/18/2020, the #StopTheSteal coalition of Trumpist, far-Right, and white nationalist groups began to rally at the Georgia Capitol in a last-ditch effort to stave off certification of the election results in... Read Full Article


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“Stop the Steal” Atlanta Rallies Mobilize White Nationalists & Far-Right Fringes; Anti-Racists Protest

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Report from Atlanta Antifascists on recent mobilization of anti-racist coalition against a #StoptheSteal rally featuring Proud Boys, far-Right militias, and white nationalists. Starting Wednesday 11/18/2020, the #StopTheSteal coalition of Trumpist, far-Right, and white nationalist groups began to rally at the Georgia Capitol in a last-ditch effort to stave off certification of the election results in... Read Full Article


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Final Straw: The Uprising in Belarus

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Long running anarchist radio and podcast show the Final Straw brings us a discussion on the ongoing revolt in Belarus that holds many similarities to the current situation in the so-called United States. Belarus is continuing to experience a revolt against the 26 year dictatorship of the post-Soviet dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. The situation came to... Read Full Article


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CIPOG-EZ Calls for Continued Indigenous Resistance Against Dispossession and State Violence

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Call out from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) for continued Indigenous resistance against dispossession and state violence   To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council To the People of Guerrero To the People of Mexico To the Women in Struggle To the... Read Full Article


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This Week In Fascism #84: This Is What is Sounds Like, When Chuds Cry

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Welcome fellow antifascists! This week we have updates from the antifascist front-lines, Trump hiring white nationalists on his way out the door, a Proud Boy troll being outed at North Carolina State University after doxxing community members, Trump’s legal team attempting to connect ‘ANTIFA” with conspiracy theories surrounding the election, Sheriff Clarke urging Proud Boys... Read Full Article


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New post from the NAACP: Democracy Still Stands by Marc Banks

DETROIT – “Posterity! You will never know how much it costs the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.” These are the words of President John Quincy Adams. Today, the freedom of the people in the state of Michigan has been preserved. Let the votes count and certify every vote! The attempt of President Donald Trump and his cohorts to overturn the election of 2020 was brought to a halt in the state of Michigan. After failure in the courts, elimination of postal services, unfounded and embarrassing conspiracy theories, and the attempted assassination of certification, it was brought to a halt in the state of Michigan. Let this be very clear to every citizen in these United States. The only security we have to preserve and protect our freedom, and to continue our democracy is our vote and the unrelenting determined voices of the people to defend it.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” By a three to one vote, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers agreed to certify the November 3 election. It must be pointed out that the Board of Canvassers have but one job. According to Section 168.841 Board of Canvassers Duties, “The Board of State Canvassers shall canvass the return and determine the result of all elections for electors of President, Vice President of the United States, etc.” There is no ambiguity in this section. The efforts of the two Republicans first in Wayne County not to certify the city of Detroit, and again by Republican Norman Shinkle at the state board, who abstained rather than vote to certify the election in Wayne County, is merely another attempt to reduce and delegitimize the Black vote. It has been 150 years since the passing of the 15th Amendment giving Black men the right to vote. It has been 100 years since the passing of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. It has been 55 years since the passing of the Voting Rights Act. Today we are still acting as if these laws and amendments have never been passed. America must do better.

The Republican enablers of Donald Trump should be ashamed of themselves. They stand in the doorway of progress like George Wallace stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama in 1963. Wallace attempted to block the admittance of Black students at that university. He declared “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Wallace attempted to block the admission of Black students Vivian Malone and James Hood. President John F. Kennedy, along with civil rights leaders, moved him out of the way. 30 years later, Wallace apologized for his behavior and his racist conduct. He said, “much has transpired since those days. A great deal has been lost and a great deal has been gained, and here we are. My message to you today is welcome to Montgomery. May your message be heard. May your lessons never be forgotten. May our history be always remembered.” It is important for those who stand in the doorway to block the African American vote in the election of a new President move out of the way. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Rudy Giuliani, and members of Republican legislative bodies across the nation must remember the lessons of history. Stop being the mean-spirited enablers of a lame duck President. Cease and desist in the concerted effort to block the entrance of a new era and a new political demographic. It is an era of diversity, one of positive and productive opportunity for all people. It is a sharing of the power with more than just a very few people. The people who stood in long lines, cast their ballots early, voted at the polls in the midst of a pandemic are Americans to be recognized. The persons who volunteered and worked to tabulate the ballots in the midst of harassment and intimidation are to be commended for their commitment. This victory is yours. This lesson should be learned by all of us. The effort to stall and postpone certification was simply a solution in search of a problem. There never really was a problem. In the words of Judge Matthew Brann of Pennsylvania, this claim of voter fraud or irregularities is simply “like Frankenstein’s Monster. It has been haphazardly stitched together from two distinct theories in an attempt to avoid controlling precedent.” Try as he might, Donald Trump’s monster of decertification, voter fraud, and a rigged election was simply not stitched together. The monster has now been caged. Let us make good use of the freedom we have won once again.

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New post from the NAACP: NAACP Congratulates Alice Huffman, President and CEO of California Hawaii State Conference, on 20 years of service by Marc Banks

The NAACP thanks Alice Huffman for serving her community and the organization for over 20 years as the president of the California Hawaii State Conference. Her accomplishments as the head of the state conference are copious. She played a significant role as an advocate for  LGBTQ rights and setting up a task force to bring awareness to the community. She has served as a community bridge between government policymakers and the residents of California.

Huffman formerly served as a member of the current elected Attorney General’s transition team; the State Parks and Recreation Commission; Member of the University of California President’s Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion; The Secretary of State’s California Complete Count Committee for the 2010 Census; and Grand Marshall of the San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade.

“The NAACP and myself are grateful for the work done by Alice Huffman during her tenure as state conference president,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP. “Through her service, she has strengthened her community and encouraged the next generation to be fearless in their pursuit of equity and justice.”

“Alice has been a fierce proponent for our community and I imagine she will continue to do so in her capacity,” said Leon W. Russell, Chair,  Board of Directors. “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Huffman and her work. It has been an honor to work with her as the state conference president, and it will be a pleasure to continue to work with her as a board member.”

Alice Huffman has many national and state distinguished awards. The most recent received was the CA Legislative Black Caucus Heritage and Legends Award; numerous awards awarded to her community work, work on behalf of the gay community, and efforts to regulate cannabis.

Annually, she was included in the 100 most influential California by the Sacramento Observer and the Capitol Weekly and twice the recipient of The National NAACP Thalheimer Award for the nation’s best state conference.

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About NAACP 

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and shares our commitment to equal rights.

 

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