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Selective Tolerance: AIPAC and its Pro-Apartheid Ilk Come to Bat for Black Lives Matter

    Selective Tolerance: AIPAC and its Pro-Apartheid Ilk Come to Bat for Black Lives Matter

Menifee, CA (IAK) — In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protest movement that followed, thousands of organizations have taken to social media, expressing their support for Black lives and the right to protest injustice. Among those jumping on the bandwagon were 130 Jewish organizations, 800 rabbis, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). But talk…

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Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color

    Podcast: How the Democratic Party Unleashed Decades of Racial Injustice and Police Brutality on Communities of Color

Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishment would rather silence. In this episode, we are joined by Margaret Kimberly and Monique Cullars Doty.  Kimberly is a New York-based writer and activist for peace and justice. You…

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Struggle Theater: Don’t Let Theatrics Shroud the Reality of Systemic Oppression

    Struggle Theater: Don’t Let Theatrics Shroud the Reality of Systemic Oppression

The crowd cheered. I hustled to slide the fresh battery into place, snap the latch closed, click on, and survey the scene. On their knees, protestors in front of the newly erected fence applauded as a cop on the other side took a knee. Around him, other cops seemed to take no notice, shifting in…

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Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a “Tough on Crime” Ticket

    Amid George Floyd Protests, Democrats Are Choosing a “Tough on Crime” Ticket

Amid an anti-police movement that has swept the country, the Democratic Party is choosing to run on a “tough on crime” ticket for November. A new Reuters exclusive reports that California senator and former prosecutor Kamala Harris is the clear favorite for the job of vice-president in a Biden White House. Bookmakers agree, putting Harris’ chances…

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Glen Ford: Having Not Yet Won Any Real Power Over Police, This Is No Time for a Truce

  Glen Ford: Having Not Yet Won Any Real Power Over Police, This Is No Time for a Truce

New York City (BAR) — The awesome power of massed, militant people in motion has been manifest since the Memorial Day murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Much of the world now knows Floyd’s name; majorities of Americans say they support  “Black Lives Matter”; New York City’s mayor pledged to slash his cops’ budget in deference to the…

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Rebellion, Confusion and Kente Cloth: The Establishment Can’t Handle Black Lives Matter

  Rebellion, Confusion and Kente Cloth: The Establishment Can’t Handle Black Lives Matter

New York City (BAR) — Everything has changed since the world witnessed George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police. Suddenly, workers are publicly criticizing their bosses. Politicians are backpedaling and newspapers face revolts when they are caught spreading propaganda. In Europe and the United States monuments to genocidaires are defaced and pulled down. But…

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Black Lives Matter Everywhere: Its Time to Defund the US Military

  Black Lives Matter Everywhere: Its Time to Defund the US Military

On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, thousands of National Guard troops from six states, and at least…

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From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton’s Opportunistic Career Arc

  From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton’s Opportunistic Career Arc

After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis two weeks ago, a spontaneous nationwide movement of millions of people protesting racist policing has gripped the country. Politicians of all stripes have staked out their positions, condemning, endorsing, or trying to co-opt the radical movement. The latest of these is failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The…

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Lessons from Palestine: America’s People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement

  Lessons from Palestine: America’s People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement

Will Smith was quoted saying that racism isn’t getting worse, it’s getting filmed, and indeed, it is being filmed a lot lately. No sooner did we begin to recover from one victim of racist violence, the next victim is slain. Just as we began to wrap our heads around the murder of Breonna Taylor, we…

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Critical Questions Remain in the Police Shooting of Thurman Blevins

  Critical Questions Remain in the Police Shooting of Thurman Blevins

MINNEAPOLIS — On the heels of the recent high-profile police killings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile, the Twin Cities has lost another black man at the hands of police. On the evening of Saturday, June 23, Thurman “Jun” Blevins was gunned down in an alley near 48th and Bryant Avenues in North Minneapolis, less…

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