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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

Yemaya ·
I did forget one thing. The comparison to the Middle East and the U.S. putting troops on their sovreign territory is a horrible example. The nations of Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are indeed sovreign lands with their own culture, history and heritage and are not a part of the United States. They have every right to consider U.S. military as foreign invaders, although Americans may not like it for 'political' reasons. The South did not. They agreed to be a part of the United States, signed...
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Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

Cholly ·
(CNN) -- Based on the hundreds of e-mails, Facebook comments and Tweets I've read in response to my denunciation of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to honor Confederates for their involvement in the Civil War -- which was based on the desire to...
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

sunnubian ·
I absolutely agree, ER. You took the thoughts right out of my mind.
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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

Yemaya ·
I can understand Roland Martin's sentiment here. However, I don't think he quite hit the mark with his explanation which in my opinion shows some lack of research on this issue before presenting his argument. What I agree with: The Confederacy was in fact not only a terrorist organization but committed sedition and used the arguement of states rights over the Constitution and the Federal government. Putting this into context of today, we know that the Tea Party and their ranks use many of...
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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

kresge ·
CONFEDERATE HISTORY IS SUPREMACY HISTORY BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX Last week, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell proclaimed April Confederate History Month in his state. In fact he proclaimed the date on April 7, which is the same day in 1865 that Confederate general Robert E. Lee began to negotiate the terms of surrender with United States General Ulysses S. Grant. In some states, this day is considered Confederate Memorial Day, and Virginia is not alone is celebrating “Confederate History Month”.
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Re: Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

EbonyRose ·
I think Roland Martin should consider taking Valium or some other sedative to calm himself down.
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Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

sunnubian ·
Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday? Written by Terrell Jermaine Starr on January 23, 2012 2:10 pm Click for More Next Post Does Malcolm X deserve a federal holiday? Toure, a New York Times best-selling author, thinks so. He penned a Time Magazine column arguing that the civil rights legend is equally deserving of a federal holiday as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SEE ALSO: Why Obama’s Critics Are Right What would we celebrate on “Malcolm X Day?” Toure give us some of the principles we’d...
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Re: Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman, hopes activists of today learn civil rights history

sunnubian ·
TUE AUG 18, 2015 AT 01:00 PM PDT Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile by Black Kos 631 Comments / 631 New RIP Brother Bond Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver Velez It was difficult reading this announcement from Morris Dees, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center. We've lost a champion For those of us of a certain age, Julian Bond was always a part of our civil rights landscape of struggle. Tributes have poured in from many people around the globe who have been touched by his activism,...
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We the People, and the New American Civil War

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by RobertReich.org We the People, and the New American Civil War by Robert Reich The vitriol is worse is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarmy 2008. Worse than the swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness. It’s almost a civil war. I know families in which close relatives are no longer speaking. A dating service says Democrats won’t even consider going out with...
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Thelma Glass, Ala. teacher at the forefront of civil rights activism, dies at 96

sunnubian ·
Thelma Glass, Ala. teacher at the forefront of civil rights activism, dies at 96 Text Size Print E-mail Reprints By Adam Bernstein , The Washington Post Almost a decade before the arrest of Rosa Parks in 1955 sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and helped catapult civil rights to the political forefront, a group of teachers at the historically black Alabama State College in Montgomery formed the Women’s Political Council to campaign against the abuses and indignities of segregation. Their...
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Re: The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

Vox ·
Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for posting this, ER.
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Re: The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

EbonyRose ·
Yeah, I oops up on it .. but I thought it was pretty cool, too!
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The NAACP Launches New Interactive Timeline

EbonyRose ·
They did a pretty good job if you ask me! NAACP Historical Interactive Timeline The NAACP is proud to unveil our new Interactive Historical Timeline, which provides a dynamic multimedia experience, highlighting key events of the organization’s history and our role in the civil rights movement. The Web site, funded through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, includes photos, video archives and film clips in addition to a detailed interactive narrative. As actor Laurence Fishburne notes in...
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Re: PETITION LAUNCHED AGAINST NICKI MINAJ AFTER USING IMAGE OF MALCOLM X AS ART FOR SINGLE, “LOOKIN’ A** NI**A

Muhammad Cipher ·
Update: http://allhiphop.com/2014/02/1...-right-by-malcolm-x/
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More Proof That History Isn’t Made Up Solely Of Old, Straight, White Men

sunnubian ·
We know about milestones such as the end of slavery, a woman’s right to vote in America, and the Civil Rights Act. But did you know that as early as 1250, it was completely legal to be gay in Europe? Or that American women were eligible to be elected to office in 1788 even though they couldn’t vote themselves? And why does 1896’s Plessy v. Ferguson "separate but equal" ruling look so much like our federal Defense of Marriage Act? When it comes to where we’re going, it’s important to know...
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Kocolicious ·
Come on my brotha! You knew the ANSWER before asking the question......right? 1500 to 1700 is roughly when the Europeans came on the scene in terms of slavery of Africans. Of course, the enslaved are gonna adopted the belief of the master. That's a given. And it's called control/power. But! You know this. And the other side of that is the Arabs forced conversion to Islam to every place they CONQUERED including most of Africa and India. Sooooooooo say you're playin'. Cuz I can't believe as...
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Attorney General Eric Holder continues to bungle his ‘apology tour’

sunnubian ·
[Seems like "the press" is making way too much of this, especially considering that since George Bush-Cheney, the press has been doing no more than regurgitating what they are told to regurgitate and when, and are afraid to actually do any REAL reporting, investigative journalism or speak out in the best interest of the American people. And invasion of Americans Civil Liberties and Warrentless Wiretapping began with the Bush Administration and the "Homeland Security" concoction] Attorney...
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Virgil Ware and Johnny Robinson: 2 black youths killed in 1963 often overshadowed, but not forgotten

sunnubian ·
Virgil Ware and Johnny Robinson: 2 black youths killed in 1963 often overshadowed, but not forgotten by Lottie L. Joiner | September 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM Comments 40 Print Virgil Ware (left) and Johnny Robinson (right) Related Posts Media portrayal of black youth contributes to racial tension 1963: The most pivotal year in black history? Mother charged for damage to NYPD car that killed her son Boston youths gear up for Saturday’s March on Washington Tamon Robinson case: Expert investigates...
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Celebs turn out for Joseph Lowery birthday fundraiser

sunnubian ·
Celebs turn out for Joseph Lowery birthday fundraiser by Kunbi Tinuoye | October 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM Jamie Foxx (right) kneels next to Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery during I’ve Known Rivers: A Legendary Life, a tribute to Lowery’s 92nd birthday at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday, October 6, 2013 (photo credit: Jerome Dorn) Ann Nesby performs on stage during I’ve Known Rivers: A Legendary Life, a tribute to Joseph E. Lowery’s 92nd birthday celebration at Morehouse College in Atlanta on...
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PETITION LAUNCHED AGAINST NICKI MINAJ AFTER USING IMAGE OF MALCOLM X AS ART FOR SINGLE, “LOOKIN’ A** NI**A

sunnubian ·
PETITION LAUNCHED AGAINST NICKI MINAJ AFTER USING IMAGE OF MALCOLM X AS ART FOR SINGLE, “LOOKIN’ A** NI**A 23 COMMENTS February 13, 2014 ‐ By Victoria Uwumarogie 0 1 15 Instagram UPDATE: There is now a Change.org petition seeking to have Minaj change her single artwork: “ The cover photo is disrespectful to the life and legacy of Malcolm X and all that he fought against and represented. ” Nicki Minaj is back at it musically after taking a break to do TV ( American Idol ) and film (The Other...
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"Booker’s Place": Documentary Tells Story of Black Mississippi Waiter Who Lost Life by Speaking Out

sunnubian ·
"Booker’s Place": Documentary Tells Story of Black Mississippi Waiter Who Lost Life by Speaking Out DOWNLOAD: VIDEO AUDIO GET CD/DVD MORE FORMATS RELATED STORIES Despite Rep for Integration, TV’s Iconic "American Bandstand" Kept Black Teens Off Its Stage Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking TOPICS African-American History , Race in America , Racism GUESTS Raymond De Felitta , director of a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca...
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Re: The Mis-Education of Americans on Black History

Kocolicious ·
This is the HELL I've been screaming at the top of my lungs about: Educating blackfolks about their REAL history. Not this made-up, cover-up western version bullshyte that massa created to make him seem like the hero ot the world. Truth is, only half the world is sorta free. Truth is they deliberately not use the term "homosexuality" in eastern countries or on the other side of the world to reframe from explaining WHY women and children are still socially, psychologically, economically,...
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America's Surveillance Net

sunnubian ·
America's Surveillance Net There is a revolution afoot—one that is being carried out by the government against the fundamental law of the land. Jonathan Schell June 19, 2013 | This article appeared in the July 8-15, 2013 edition of The Nation. A reporter takes a mobile phone picture of National Security Agency Director US Army General Keith Alexander as he takes his seat to testify before a US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on recently disclosed NSA surveillance...
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

EbonyRose ·
I hope he was joking. However, I do think Black America could be a little more celebratory and appreciative of him. Maybe acknowledge his dedication to Black unity and nationalism and vision for Black economic and educational empowerment by acknowledgement on his birthday. And teach it to our kids as a motivation for self-determination and self-sufficiency. We shouldn't need White America to appreciate our great scholars and leaders ... in order for us to do so ourselves.
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Yemaya ·
That I agree with. We don't need white people to sanction a holiday for us. Can't remember how many times I skipped school before MLK Day become legal. All approved by my parents. May 19th is a great day to celebrate a holiday!
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Xeon ·
Well, one thing for sure, it will never happen..............
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Xumbrarchist ·
Does MLK have a holiday because of Malcolm X? The federal government has to tell us which of the two we are supposed to prefer. Xum
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Re: Does Malcolm X Deserve A Federal Holiday?

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: Does MLK have a holiday because of Malcolm X? The federal government has to tell us which of the two we are supposed to prefer. Xum Xum they didn't like either, but the demand was for MLK so the government acquiesced to creating an MLK because they could control and propagate his integrationist style speeches to dilute the black power ideology. But yes the old NOI made the SCLC and NAACP look reasonable.
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Re: Thelma Glass, Ala. teacher at the forefront of civil rights activism, dies at 96

Yemaya ·
Rest in Peace Mrs. Glass. Thank you for all you do to bring justice to our people!
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Tell Walmart: Release the Tapes Last month, John Crawford III was killed by police while shopping in a Walmart store. Police were called to the store by another customer who described a “Black male about 6 feet tall” waving a gun. Crawford was actually leaning on a toy pellet gun — barrel pointed down — which he had picked up from one of the store’s shelves. Walmart has video surveillance footage of the events but has refused repeated requests from John Crawford's family to publicly release...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
SIGN PETITION: http://act.amnestyusa.org/ U.S. Must Investigate Policing Methods After Use Of Lethal Force In Missouri Contact: Amanda Simon, asimon@aiusa.org , 212-633-4160, @AIUSAmedia In addition to a prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that police shot dead an unarmed teenager in Missouri, an investigation into the use of heavy-handed tactics to disperse a wave of protests in the wake of the shooting must be launched without delay, Amnesty...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Petitioning Chuck Hagel Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that is Militarizing Police Petition by Michael McPhearson Saint Louis, MO Multiply Your Impact Turn your signature into dozens more by sharing this petition and recruiting people you know to sign. YOU YOUR FRIENDS 170 avg. THEIR FRIENDS 10,000 approx. Our police officers are not our military. Yet military weapons meant for battlefields like the ones I served on as an Army Officer in the Gulf War are being transferred to local...
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[SOUND FAMILIAR?]: ‘Undeclared Civil War:’ Black Youths Under Threat of ‘Genocide’ in Brazil, 1 Killed Every 23 Minutes Per Report

sunnubian ·
‘Undeclared Civil War:’ Black Youths Under Threat of ‘Genocide’ in Brazil, 1 Killed Every 23 Minutes Per Report Protestors gather in São Paulo to condemn police brutality . Courtesy Black Women of Brazil. Afro-Brazilians have led many social rebellions over the course of their history in the South American country. From the indomitable quilombo communities established by fugitive enslaved Africans during the colonial period, to the Black press movements of the 20th century, Black citizens...
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Re: TAKE ACTION! PETITIONS RELEVANT TO AFRICAN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Defend journalism that speaks truth to power from Ferguson to Washington <form accept-charset="utf-8" action="http://act.credoaction.com/act/" class="ak-form" method="post" name="act-petition"> Sign the petition Sign the petition to President Obama: "President Obama’s Department of Justice must drop its threats to imprison journalists, including New York Times reporter James Risen, in its overzealous Espionage Act prosecutions. Instead, it should focus on making it clear to local and...
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Why We Should Teach About the FBI’s War on the Civil Rights Movement

sunnubian ·
Why We Should Teach About the FBI’s War on the Civil Rights Movement Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 18:29 cointelpro Share this story... Forward Print HTML Reddit Viadeo in Share by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca Nobody’s history – Black, white or brown – is taught in U.S. classrooms if COINTELPRO is not part of the lesson plan. Civics and social studies are defective and deceptive if they fail to inform students of the FBI’s campaign to “neutralize” dissidents by any means...
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Re: Department of Education Quietly Repeals Documents Clarifying Rights for Students With Disabilities

Norland ·
The only difference between Trumpf and Hitler is the raising of the right hand when he walks by. Folks everywhere love to follow these killer, murderous "leaders." All they do is count money, grab pussies and dicks and have prisoners dig your graves. The ultimate GANGBANGERS with no semblance of a penis anywhere. Little dickie wickies. (President Obama is nowhere included in this rant.)
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Re: Indians' Debt to Black America

Kocolicious ·
Yeah they owe us a lot and yet they come in this country and wanna wipe their boots on us with their focking caste system mentality. We could talk all day about Indian women hygiene and the fact that the men are color-stoke but noooooooo their kids are always geniuses. But we know why. They don't allow them to be children. So you know...I don't have respect for Indians...cuz the way they treat their own people and all that money they have that could help them. It shouldn't be 2016 when the...
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Re: Trump Warns of “Violence” If Democrats Win Control of Congress

Kocolicious ·
Yup you are sooooo right sista Sunnubian. Folks act like they are "brain" dead. Even the kids. In school, they are so busy on their cellphones-not listening. So irritating. And the grown folks? Sad. But! Dude can get in front of you and "try" to boss you around when he's too wrong. And when you call him out on it...wanna get loud...trying to intimidate. Hey! Do that to the po po...not me. I'm a woman. But the minute a shoe that may look like it belong to a policeman appear....dude scatter...
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Re: WHEN IN THE HELL ARE BLACK PEOPLE GOING TO START TEACHING THIER CHILDREN ABOUT PSYCHOTIC RACISTS????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kocolicious ·
When I heard about this? I was pissed. Cuz no body was there for that child. That mofo had no business forcing this hair cut. And why did others participate when they KNEW it was wrong? At the very least they should have contacted the boy's parent for permission since this was so personal. And who in the FUCK is he to determine whether or not the boy should have his hair cut? Other whitefolks standing by looking stupid and didn't SEE any blackfolks there-wait I just looked again and I see...
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Re: How Africans Brought Civilization To America Before Columbus

sunnubian ·
Yeah, the human race is "off the chain" right about now. If you span the globe, you see the most horrific atrocities taking place almost everywhere. Wars, be-headings, mass rape, oppression, brutalization and murder of women, genital mutilation of women and girls, state-sanctioned Lynchings of Black people in America, the genocide committed against Black people in Paupa New Guinea, Sudan, the Congo, Rwanda, and now West Africa with "Ebola" 'epidemic', religious fanatics slaughtering people,...
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Re: Power vs. Equality: Malcolm X Sought Not to Change America But to Change Black People

sunnubian ·
I certainly agree that had Malcolm lived, he would be a different "religion" altogether, something I think he was awakening to before he was murdered anyway, which was one of the reasons he was murdered. [ I've even noticed that Farakan has even started telling some of the truth about 'Islam' and has even finally mentioned the atrocities of Sudan ]. I think that had Malcolm lived, he would have hooked up with the likes of Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. Henrik Clarke, Asa Hilliard, Ben Yosef Jochannan,...
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Re: WHEN IN THE HELL ARE BLACK PEOPLE GOING TO START TEACHING THIER CHILDREN ABOUT PSYCHOTIC RACISTS????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Norland ·
Ya know, it may be only me, but the ENTIRE WHITE RACE seems to be comprised of PSYCHOTIC RACIST FREAKS. We have someone in a "leadership" position right now, that cannot be DESCRIBED. What the fuck is it???? Other than "orange", what's the appropriate "description?"???? A 12 year old stabbed his twin to death and stabbed his mother straight into the hospital. Our hair fascinates these assholes. Everything about us keeps them in flux. Too damn bad and sad they couldn't have been their own...
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Re: 8 Stats That Dispel The Myth of Black Violence

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by ocatchings: I love it when whites decide to use "stats" but when stats are produced to counter their argument, you get some of the dumbest excuses. I got into a discussion with the usual suspects when the came out with stats from the FBI/DOJ. countered with stats from the same departments, and they spent the rest of the day trying to explain to me why the stats he choose were legit, but the ones I had from the same source was bogus. Hey ocatchings, I remember you long...
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The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by TruthDig.com by Robert Scheer Good old George can stop spinning in his grave. Yes, that George, our most heroic general and inspiring president, who warned us in his farewell address “to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. ...” It’s an alert that’s been ignored in the nation’s hysterical reaction to the attacks of 9/11 that culminated in the NSA’s assault on our Constitution’s guarantee of “the right of the people to be secure in...
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TRUMP IS GOING TO CUT FUNDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION

sunnubian ·
[PETITION] Tell Congress: This country needs civil rights! Hours after being sworn in, Donald Trump announced that he’s planning on cutting the funding of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice as a part of a $1 billion cut this fiscal year. This division is responsible for protecting the rights of all Americans, including Black folks and other people of color, women, and folks with disabilities. Protecting civil rights is an American value. Donald Trump is just wrong if he...
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Demand justice for Aaron: Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution

sunnubian ·
Justice for Aaron Demand Progress's Aaron Swartz tragically killed himself in 2013, while subject to a vicious persecution by U.S. law enforcement. Help us achieve justice for Aaron by urging the firing of his prosecutors and reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. More » Help make sure it never happens again: Fix the law they used to persecute Aaron and demand a Congressional inquiry into his abusive prosecution. Please share this with your friends Facebook Twitter G+ <form...
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Extended Boots Riley Interview on Hip-Hop, Radical Politics, Movement Building & Palestine

sunnubian ·
Extended Boots Riley Interview on Hip-Hop, Radical Politics, Movement Building & Palestine THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kSiIsnwEY Web-only interview with legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley, author of the new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb." Riley, a founder of The Coup, has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland to speaking out on Palestinian...
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Department of Education Quietly Repeals Documents Clarifying Rights for Students With Disabilities

sunnubian ·
Department of Education Quietly Repeals Documents Clarifying Rights for Students With Disabilities Eleanor Sheehan 10/23/17 9:00am Filed to: BETSY DEVOS 94.7K 105 7 AP The Department of Education, led by the uniquely unqualified Betsy DeVos, quietly repealed upwards of 70 documents that detailed rights for students with disabilities at the beginning of October , the Washington Post reported . According to the paper, a majority of the documents identified and clearly explained the rights of...
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Indians' Debt to Black America

sunnubian ·
Friday, March 11, 2016 South Asian Indians' Owe a Lot to Black America Indians' Debt to Black America Neil Padukone Author, Council of Urban Professionals Fellow, Musician 03/10/2016| huffingtonpost.com Last year, I had the great honor of attending India Abroad's Person of the Year awards, a celebration of some of the most accomplished members of the Indian diaspora in the US. The evening was incredible. I met a 14-year old that had invented a braille printer. I met a lawyer who was cleaning...
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