radical politics Category Archives

World Refugee Day: Hands Off Assata!

Published on 19 Jun 2007 at 12:07 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

Formerly Africa Refugee day, the United Nations general assembly named June 20th (tomorrow) World Refugee day in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This years theme is “hope.” In the 21st century, increasing numbers of people are forced to flee their homes, not only because […]

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Apartheid Israel?, Speaking Up, Out and About: A Call to Action for Black Folks?

Published on 4 Jun 2007 at 6:23 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,history,inter-minority relations,news/politics,racism,radical politics.

This is a bit long so here are my early apologies… June 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. May 15th, 2007 marks the 59th anniversary of the Nakba (“the catastrophe”) which saw the mass deportation of a million Palestinians […]

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Black Americans Recruited by Al-Qaeda

Published on 29 May 2007 at 10:22 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under inter-minority relations,news/politics,radical politics.

First and foremost a disclaimer: this information did not come from a reputable source. The scare about Al-Qaeda recruiting African Americans as suicide bombers looks to me like a conservative attempt at further fracturing people of color, demonizing Blacks and Muslims, and instigating fear. However, that being said, I think it brings up some very […]

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Free Mumia!!! The Philly Appeal

Published on 17 May 2007 at 8:55 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under collective action,news/politics,radical politics.

Today, thousands are gathering in Philadelphia to support political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal on the day of his oral arguments, despite intimidation tactics including death threats from the Philadelphia Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). On what could be the final legal appeal for Mumia, brothers and sisters from around the globe have […]

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How do we speak about Zimbabwe?

Published on 2 Apr 2007 at 6:27 am. 35 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,history,news/politics,radical politics.

****Above is a picture from I took at the Human Rights Day March in Johannesburg on March 21, 2007.**** EDIT: on april 3rd, 2007, in johannesburg, south africa there was a zimbabwe solidarity march to the zimbabwean consulate. check my photos here. Zimbabwe has made headlines recently following the of Zimbabwean police’s killing of Gift […]

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Reparations Legislation Passed!

Published on 1 Apr 2007 at 4:50 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under collective action,radical politics.

April fools. There is no reparations legislation, as far as I know. However, with apologies for slavery from Virginia (and refusals to apologize from Georgia) and in light of the recent commemoration of the English abolition of the trans-atlantic slave trade, demands for reparations have resurfaced within the Black community. This resurgence raises many questions: […]

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Were the levees detonated?

Published on 20 Jan 2007 at 2:58 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under history,news/politics,radical politics.

Watching the mainstream media coverage of Hurricane Katrina over the past year, I had developed a pretty solid understanding what happened to the levees. Just look at Wikipedia – clearly it was a flaw in design and a lack of maintenance, which led to the broken levees and the subsequent flooding of the 9th ward. […]

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Equal®?

Published on 3 Dec 2006 at 4:12 pm. 15 Comments.
Filed under commercialism,radical politics,television.

This post and the artwork that accompanies it come courtesy of Pierce and I’s sister, Maya, an MFA student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Taking a break from my Civil Rights class taught by Professor Gerald Gill at Tufts University, I stepped into the graduate lounge and a […]

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The Destruction of the Black Family . . . by the NYPD

Published on 27 Nov 2006 at 10:13 am. 28 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,news/politics,poverty,racism,radical politics.

This is one of the saddest stories I’ve read in a while. It’s a story about a 23-year old brother named Sean Bell who was killed on the day of his wedding by the NYPD who let off 50 shots into his car. He was, of course, unarmed. In addition to his wife, he left […]

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Classic Pac, Still Relevant Today

Published on 25 Nov 2006 at 3:46 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under positivity,racism,radical politics.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m still enjoying my Thanksgiving torpor (well, that and I have two papers due next week, which is why there aren’t more words in this post). So here’s a video of Tupac speaking at a 1992 meeting of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which I’d never heard of until […]

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