Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2013

Being Young and Black in America


Open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman


Justice Should Not Depend on Skin Color


Travesty in ''Post-Racial'' America: the Zimmerman Verdict

Dr. Ron Daniels, Truthout: There is no doubt in the minds of many African-Americans that if a black man had killed an unarmed white teenager, that black man would have been found guilty. Such is the state of race relations and racial justice in ''post-racial'' America.

Why Were Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Held to Two Different Standards of Justice?

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Why was George Zimmerman held to a different standard and allowed to stand his ground and kill an unarmed teenager without penalty? Nobody ever seriously suggested that Trayvon Martin had a right to stand his ground.

Time to Repeal ALEC/NRA Stand Your Ground Laws

Brendan Fischer, PRWatch: The Trayvon Martin tragedy has never been exclusively about Stand Your Ground laws. The case has captured the nation s attention because it serves as a reminder of the persistent racial inequities that continue to plague the country.

Michelle Alexander: ''Zimmerman Mindset'' Endangers Young Black Lives with Poverty, Prison and Murder

Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now!: Michelle Alexander, a law professor at Ohio State University and author of the best-selling book, ''The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,'' says the biases that led to Trayvon Martin s death and let his killer go free are deeply embedded in US society.

Prisoners' Struggle Against ''Cruel and Unusual Punishment Amounting to Torture''

Larry Everest, Revolution Newspaper: In this interview Carol Strickman discusses her work with the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition, where she is a mediator between the prison hunger strikers and prison authorities. She also talks about Ashker v. Brown, a case filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights challenging solitary confinement in California prisons.

Truthout TV Interviews Maya Schenwar About the US Prison System

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Truthout Executive Director Maya Schenwar discusses her current book project on prisons in the United States, solitary confinement, the nature of time and why the humane treatment of prisoners is integral to the preservation of human rights.

Unjust Justice

Lewis R. Gordon, LRG Blog: In the murder of Trayvon Martin, race was not just a single factor, it was the most important. While media pundits and the prosecution tried again and again to divorce the case from its racial implications, it is precisely Martin s race that secured George Zimmerman his freedom and posthumously convicted an unarmed teenager of his own murder.

Let s End James Crow, Esq.

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Institutional, cultural racism keeps us divided and perpetuates the racial caste system that has been the shame of this country since its founding. The problem is poverty caused by racism, and the time do something about it is now.

The Continuing US War on the Darker Skinned

Adam Hudson, Truthout: American militarism against darker-skinned peoples has a long and dishonorable history. Because of whom it oppresses, both at home and abroad, directly and via military contractors, US militarism is systematically racist. And the liberal media fail to connect the dots.

The Racial Profiling of Trayvon Martin and Abdulrahman Awlaki

Xavier Best, Truthout: Racial profiling is the same whether the victim is located in a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida, or an open air cafe in Yemen.

The Age of Hyper-Racism: White Supremacy as the White Knight of Capitalism

Michael Ortiz, Truthout: White supremacy is a fluid social framework that has morphed from the system of slavery to the system of Jim Crow, ultimately to the contemporary system of color-blind racism and mass incarceration, changing form but not the intensity of racial power.

Slavery s Legacies of Racism and Dehumanization of Labor Still Poison the US

Mark Karlin, Truthout: The popular movie and 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave, about a free man s devastating experience is a timely reminder of the legacy of slavery and the lingering pressure of white male privilege that still perpetuates equality today.


A Rough Guide to Life in the United States of Zimmermanm, the US of Z

By William Boardman

In the US of Z the law allows people to hunt each other, and feel no remorse for killing someone.

A Frog in the Pot

By Gwynne Dyer

We persistently ignore the fact that we are running into trouble at a civilisational level, even though the evidence is all around us.

''Are We Bigots?'' Amnesty for Racists?

By Brian J. Foley

''Are we bigots?'' is a question most Americans don t ask themselves. Americans seem to have given up on introspection and concluded that they aren t bigots, aren t racists.

The World is Aghast over Trayvon Martin. The US Needs to Look at Itself

By Deborah Orr

One wonders how the US can have pretensions to being the world s policeman, when it doesn t even police its own citizens with impartiality.

Trayvon and White Madness

By Glen Ford

Most of African American history has been a struggle to mollify or tame the racist beast, to find a way to coexist with white insanity, possibly to cure it, or to make ourselves powerful and independent enough that the madness cannot harm us too badly.

Obama, Race and Class

By Patrick Martin

Obama does not speak for Trayvon Martin. He speaks for a different social class.

The Invisible Punishment of Prisoners With Disabilities

For inmates with disabilities who are routinely denied their mental or physical needs, incarceration can be a nightmarish fight for survival.

Stop and Frisk

By Robert C. Koehler

Security based on racism is a sham.

Indefinite solitary confinement violates human rights


California prisoners are now in their 33rd day of a hunger strike; what they are risking their health and possibly their lives for is basic: an end to indefinite solitary confinement, a practice that most countries recognize as a violation of basic human rights.

Racism: A History


How racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions. Explores the history of racism in Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia.

Another Stand Your Ground showdown?

A Florida man is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed African-American teenager in a case some say echoes the George Zimmerman trial.

From Information Clearing House


The Acquittal of a Murderer: Protests, Responses from Artists, from Portside Readers eine weiterhin ergänzte Zusammenstellung von Artikeln und Reaktionen auf Urteil und Proteste ab 18. Juli 2013 bei Portside

Aus: LabourNet, 19. Juli 2013


Isn t Justice Supposed To Be Color Blind?

Race and Crime in America

Church Axes Ancient Rainforest Trees to Make Way for Pope s Visit

Climate Scientists Give New Prediction of Sea Level Change

In a new report, climate change scientists predict that for each one degree Celsius of increase in global temperature, sea levels will rise 2.3 meters. They say their estimate may be accurate for as long as the next 2,000 years.

From Information Clearing House

US-sent guns to Syria may be illegal

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Obama s legal advisers have warned him since he first pledged support for the rebels that aiding them probably violates international law and could provoke a direct conflict with the Assad regime.

Russia says West delays UN probe of Syria weapons

Russia is accusing the U.S., Britain and France of intentionally making a large number of groundless allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria in order to complicate efforts to arrange a U.N. investigation.

Syrians fleeing war at rate not seen since Rwandan genocide: UN

The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria has escalated to an average of 6,000 a day during 2013, a rate not seen since the genocide in Rwanda nearly two decades ago, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.

Free Syrian Army arming al Qaeda, ISIL commander claims

A leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed that the FSA is selling weapons to the terror group.

FSA says Al-Qaeda to announce Islamic state in Syria

''The implementation of this plan started last week with the killing of Commander Fadi El-Qash and his brother in Dana village, followed by the killing of senior member of the Supreme Command Council, Kamal Hamami, and will be followed by more assassinations of officers and important figures in the FSA.''

Al-Qaeda plans own state in northern Syria

Sources in the Free Syrian Army claim the terrorist group Al Qaeda plans to take control over transit routes on the border with Turkey, ousting other rebel troops from the area.

Gen. Dempsey: US Considering Use of Force in Syria

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey says during congressional testimony Thursday that he has provided President Barack Obama with options for the use of force in Syria.

From Turkey With Love: Another Israeli Attack on Syria?

By Mahdi Darius

Prime Minister Erdogan and his AK Party government have a track record of being deceitful, especially in regards to both Israel and Syria.

US Anti-Russia Policy Won t Fly

By Edward Lozansky

Who are the Americans to tell others how they should live, particularly when their own system is so inadequate?

From Information Clearing House

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