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News :: Human Rights : Labor : Police and Prisons : Race : Social Welfare
Murderous Cops, Liberal Snake Oil, & Revolutionary Solutions (Part 2)
13 Jan 2015
Modified: 07:00:05 AM
This is Part 2 of a four part article, also see Part 1 here:

Murderous Cops, Liberal Snake Oil, & Revolutionary Solutions (Part 1)
http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/222482/index.php
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News :: Police and Prisons
Murderous Cops, Liberal Snake Oil, & Revolutionary Solutions (Part 1)
13 Jan 2015
Modified: 06:34:38 AM
a 10639637_794533883947711_8968736164284232304_n.jpgBack in October 2010, a union action flyer of the Oakland ILWU read:

“In the 1934 Maritime Strike two workers were killed by police, provoking the 1934 General Strike. Organized Labor in unity with the community must mobilize to stop police violence against the oppressed.”

This 2010 flyer was part of building a strike action and protest that jailed Officer Mesherle, the cop who murdered African American Oscar Grant in cold blood. As a result of that strike action, this is was one of the extremely rare occasions in U.S. history where a cop has done any time for his murderous crimes. When it comes to answering police murders, the most essential immediate question is that the bourgeois white supremacist power structure and profit system is made to pay for its crimes. Strikes are an extremely effective means of doing this. As Robert F. Williams, a U.S. civil rights leader and persecuted political refugee wrote from exile in Cuba in his work “Negroes with Guns” in 1962:

“Psychologically … Racists consider themselves superior beings and are not willing to exchange their superior lives for our inferior ones. They are most vicious and violent when they can practice violence with impunity.”

Today, rampant police murders have caused a mass movement to erupt that is fighting for an end to that impunity. Particularly targeted by the police are Native Americans, African Americans, and Homeless people. This article (or short book) looks at those abuses and compares liberal attempts to reform police departments to the need for effective action by the multi-racial working class. It also stands up for the right to armed self-defense and the right to resist by any means necessary.
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Commentary :: Education
Paris Terror Suspect ‘Met Sarkozy in 2009’
12 Jan 2015
Meanwhile the EU has hit a new post-Nazi low for divisive hate politics with French TVs suggestion-- in the person of a well-known pundit (Zemmour) -- of the deportation of Muslims from the territory of France.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Police and Prisons
34 countries, 17 states represented "100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,000 people
12 Jan 2015
Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6, 2015, Oscar's 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the "Social Media Campaign for Oscar López."
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Interview :: Social Welfare
Public Funds Brought Smart Phones
12 Jan 2015
All personal achievement would have been impossible without state investment in roads, schools, hospitals, airwaves, health and food safety. This state share is completely faded out in the conventional narrative of business history.
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News :: Globalization
Paraphysique du coup de gueule
12 Jan 2015
La liberté d'expression des conditionnements n'est pas l'expression libérée des conditionnements...
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Uncover by Yoko Ono
10 Jan 2015
In his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said we should do “big things.” Well, we are already doing the biggest thing anybody in the human history could ever hope for. Together, we are creating a world of Peace, Love and Freedom, all while the negative forces try their hardest to stop us. With their power, they want to control the whole world. But we will not let them. That’s big.
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News :: Globalization
Paraphysique de sémantique générale
10 Jan 2015
Le spectacle de la contestation n'est pas la contestation du spectacle...
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News :: Education : Environment
PBS Kids And Dept. of Education Push Meat, Dairy, Violent Speech, Fishing Etc. On Children
09 Jan 2015
PBS Kids Shows Odd Squad, Curious George, Wild Kratts
have unnecessary promotions of violence or toxic food.
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News :: Environment : International : Media : Palestine : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 01/09/15 Listen Globally!
08 Jan 2015
Modified: 07:07:27 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
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