05 Nov 2014

Focus on Ferguson: Elections and Other News; the Good, Bad, and Ugly

I’d like to start with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and his take on the no-fly zone over Ferguson that was granted by the FAA at the request of the police.  His reaction?  ‘Does it really even matter?’  (the transcript) Read more of the original story: ‘AP Exclusive: Ferguson

01 Nov 2014

Today’s Peace through Revolution! & the Black Is Back Coalition March on the White House

From Glen Ford (BAR under CC licensing): ‘The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations came together during Barack Obama’s first year in office, in large part to show that there were still lots of Black folks who understood that the struggle for self-determination and a new

30 Oct 2014

Give me your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…

…but mainly those with an H1-B-eee  (Yes, this post is long, but I consider it a  Labor of Love, and I hope you will, too, and read it.  These are things I believe we need to know.) ‘A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and

25 Oct 2014

Because ‘riots’ must be what the PTB and most media want

Ferguson Yes, we were given a heads-up earlier this month when the AP published the ‘leaked’ information that the Ferguson PD, state cops, and indeed the DHS (assumedly) nation-wide fusion centers were planning for ‘riots’ if the sham grand jury failed to indict Darren Wilson for some degree of murder. 

22 Oct 2014

Oct. 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality [Updated] VonDerrit’s Private Autopsy Results Released

[See comment #45 for VonDerrit Myers’ private autopsy results.]  Sigh. The group’s website says that they have been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose

18 Oct 2014

Recent Developments in Killed by Police Cases: Good, Bad, and Suspect

(Damn, I hadn’t wanted to write up more of this stuff so soon; when will it ever slow down, much less…stop?  Become unnecessary and rare?) First, a bit of justice (h/t Alice X): ‘In Historic Police Brutality Case, Family of Homeless Denver Pastor Killed in Custody Awarded $4.6M’, DemocracyNow! Meet

15 Oct 2014

A Belated Good Indigenous Peoples’ Day to All of Us

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day! #IdleNoMore pic.twitter.com/oBlyPP0lRP — Idle No More (@IdleNoMore4) October 13, 2014 During the days of Occupy encampments and General Assemblies across the land, many people, especially black and First Americans, advocated  changing their groups’ names to either ‘DeColonize’ or UnOccupy’ to remind us all that this is

12 Oct 2014

#FergusonOctober: Day 3: This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Day 2 #FergusonOctober Tweets and links can be found here.  The protests had been peaceful all day, with estimates of 3,000 people from all over the country in attendance.  There were teach-ins, dancing, music, and moments of silence for Michael Brown and all those who’ve been mercilessly killed by police. 

11 Oct 2014

#FergusonOctober Day 2: Live Tweets and Links

Can you make it to #Ferguson this weekend? We need EVERYONE! #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/uTvHs7zYPs — The Other 98% (@other98) October 8, 2014 I’ll embed some tweets, and just include the body of the tweet on others. You should be able to click the time-stamp hotlink to see photos or instagrams [example from

10 Oct 2014

SCOTUS and High Court Decisions on Jim Crow Voting Restrictions: the Good and the Terrible

First, the sort of good news: FDL denizen nonquixote alerted me this morning that the Supreme Court has shot down Wisconsin’s photo ID voting requirement.  Bad news: the Journal-Sentinel article he sent quotes Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen as saying he will seek ways to reinstate the law within the