Gila learned about the Nakba long before she was ever introduced to her own history with Israel.
“I learned more about the Nakba from Israeli liberals than what they
were willing to tell me about what Jews did to Jews, because they were
all a part of it,” the 30-year-old Mizrahi Jew of Iranian descent said.… Go to Article
#BlackLivesMatter—the movement, not just the hashtag—is the most significant broad-based human rights coalition for black Americans since the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. The struggle today could not be fought in its current iterations without the contributions of artist Emory Douglas and others who illuminated hidden ugly racial truths in compelling and beautifully executed images.
'When they got rid of brother Martin Luther King they
had absolutely no reason to do so … he was the one
man in our race who was trying to teach our people
to have love, compassion and mercy for what white
people had done.
When white America killed Dr King last night she
declared war on us ...'
It is easy to forget that Mandela was not a man of peace. Or more accurately, he believed that we need to fight for justice and therefore, peace. Many of his comrades were Jewish, as this article explores. Note that the author has underestimated the percentage of white people living in South Africa.… Go to Article
It is with great sadness that Solidarity comrades have learned that comrade Sam Watson has passed away, in Brisbane, 27 November.
Sam has been a giant on the Brisbane and national left his whole political life. From the 1967 referendum, to the Black Panthers in Queensland, to the struggles against black deaths in custody, the protest over the deaths of Daniel Yok in Brisbane and Mulrinji Doomadgee in Palm Island, and his steadfast solidarity with Lex Wotton unjustly jailed for the Palm Island uprising; raging against the NT Intervention and the hypocrisy of Labor’s Sorry statement, Sam was a proud Wangerriburra and Birri Gubba man and fighter for his people.… Go to Article
“When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out” – John Lennon
We publish these excerpts of the book “You Say You Want A Revolution SDS, PL, and Adventures in Building a Worker-Student Alliance in the hope that future activists will learn from it. This book was edited by John F.… Go to Article
Today, if people know anything about Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), it is most likely as the run-up to the drama of Weathermen, a small SDS faction of two or three hundred whose story has been recounted in films, histories and a stream of autobiographies. This drama follows a familiar arc of development: frustrated by the continuing war in Vietnam and repression at home, the Weather Underground turned to revolutionary violence in the belief that their actions would inspire others to join them in “revolutionary struggle” to overthrow the US imperial state.… Go to Article
Reports from the march: “When the head of the march was at South Bank the tail was still at Queens Park.”
“Big lift to morale”
“What numbers? …. reply 10,000 people”
One sign says ‘Give fossil fuels the arse’ and has a big pink bum on it.
Action of Climate Change Rally: “Almost everything about high-profile climate actions are about singing a sweet tune and telling a heart-warming story via street theater (and increasingly through elaborate art displays).… Go to Article
the article below by guy rundle of crikey thankfully gives some relief and balance to the over-orchestrated screams of hypocrisy and cant emanating from the alleged world leaders of so-called national democracies. the carefully prepared list in the article most certainly puts paid to their masquerades of civility and openness to other thinking in their own fiefdoms whereby truth is held in very short supply.… Go to Article
On 25th September 1982 just prior to the Commonwealth Games Land Rights protest there was a ‘Rock Against Racism’ event at Souths Football Oval in West End.
Left to right: Marlene Cummins (Black Panthers), Hone Tuwhare (Maori writer), unidentified, Janet Allison, Louise Butt (4ZZZ), and Peter Gray (Radical Times). The photo was shot at the Commonwealth Writers Festival in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games 1982.… Go to Article
Les Malezer has sent this interesting article around and so I reprint it here. I hope the National Geographic Society do not mind, I notify the editor of that magazine and credit the author (Charles Bowden) and photographer (Jack Dykinga) here. This may infringe copyright, I don’t know but the force of the article begs that it be distributed widely.… Go to Article