Racism in the United States
Around the World in 8 Minutes: Black August

Black August honors the martyrs and leaders of the Black Liberation Movement, demands the release of political prisoners languishing in US prisons, as well as calls for a stronger struggle for Black Liberation.

United States celebrates Juneteenth

The historical legacy of Juneteenth and why the struggle for the full emancipation of Black people in the US continues

Activists demand the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and supporters fear for his rapidly deteriorating health

Atlanta shooting: Shock and outrage as authorities deny hate crime

Progressives have denounced statements by law enforcement officials which have denied the racial and gendered motivation of the crime and sought to humanize the perpetrator

Why are hate crimes against Asian Americans on the rise?

This wave of attacks has caused panic and confusion among Asian Americans and forces us to question: What is motivating these cruel and cowardly assaults? Are they purely an organic and spontaneous response to current events?

Black lives still don’t matter in America

A welcome change in national leadership in the US means little for the scourge of racism infecting the nation—unless words are matched by action

DC police violently disperse crowd demanding justice for Black man killed in pursuit

Protests have been raging for days over the death of Karon Hylton-Brown, who was fatally injured during a police chase on October 23. On Thursday, police attacked protesters with tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs and even rubber bullets

Protest against Police shooting US Curfew imposed in Philadelphia after days of protests over fatal police shooting of Black man

The police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. while he was reportedly suffering a mental breakdown on Monday, has prompted widespread protests and demonstrations across the city of Philadelphia

US elections could call into question fundamentals of democracy

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News talks about the nomination of Kamala Harris as the vice-presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, as well as issues around voter suppression and fraud

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the threat of nuclear extinction

It is difficult to believe that the US view of the justness of its possession of nuclear power, while threatening others, is not underpinned by the belief of many in white supremacy

The murder of George Floyd is normal in an abnormal society

Vijay Prashad writes on how the recent murder of George Floyd in the US is sadly unsurprising in a country that upholds capitalist exploitation through white supremacy

Widespread outrage across the US, over the murder of George Floyd by police

The murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, by the police has ignited rage and disbelief across the US

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