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Be sure to check this out.
For some LGBT Americans, it just doesn’t get better soon enough and for many of us it never really does.
After what she claimed was years of emotional abuse from her devout Christian parents, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn couldn’t bear it any longer. During the early morning hours on Sunday, three days after Christmas, the Kings Mills, Ohio, teen allegedly stepped in front of a passing semi on a nearby highway, killing herself.
“Black Women Matter: the Zine Edition, Vol. 1”
“This zine is dedicated to black women. Read the stories of 11 black women who have been killed by law enforcement. Know their names. See their faces. Remember their stories.” – Underground Sketchbook Collective
Read the entire issue: http://issuu.com/undergroundsketch…/…/blackwomenmatteronline
As US/NATO aggression towards Russia increases, five leaders from the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) attended an antiwar conference in Moscow this month. We were invited by the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia. The five UNAC members who attended the conference were Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report and the UNAC Administrative Committee; Joe Iosbaker of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, the Rasmea Odeh defense campaign and the UNAC Administrative Committee; Bill Dores of the International Action Center; women’s rights activist, Mo Hannah; and UNAC Co-Coordinator, Joe Lombardo. We spoke at the conference on December 13th, held a press conference in Moscow and had many interviews with the Russian media. [read more]
Save the Date – UNAC National Conference, May 8 – 10, 2015
UNAC is the major national antiwar coalition in the U.S. today. The existence of a United National Antiwar Coalition is vital and we need your financial support to continue our work and to expand.
With U.S. wars today accelerating and expanding globally in various forms – from drone attacks on Yemen and Pakistan, never-ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, support to neo-fascists in Ukraine, and proliferating Africom forces to threats of war for regime change in Syria – we have an obligation to do whatever is possible to educate the public and to take action to stop the carnage.
The wars abroad are connected to global warming with most wars fought over energy resources with the U.S. war machine as the largest polluter.
At home, we see hugely growing income inequality, a militarized and racist police force, mass incarceration of Blacks and Latinos, and a massive police state apparatus that includes global surveillance and laws to quell dissent.
In spite of the trillions spent by the U.S. corporate war government and its controlled media propaganda machine to keep us in check, the people are fighting back. We’ve been inspired and strengthened by the hundreds of thousands of new activists taking to the streets of this country to stop police brutality, to build Occupy encampments, to fight for decent wages, to demand full rights for immigrants, to win marriage equality, to end global warming, to demonstrate solidarity with the besieged people of Gaza, and to protest unending U.S. wars. (more…)
124 years ago today.
“What would justice, genuine justice, be to the native peoples of this continent? From my perspective as the descendant of some of those settlers and citizen of the state that now strides this land whose birthright was dependent on the historic denial of another’s, the only justice possible is a death sentence on the Empire, whose epitaph will surely contain the words ‘Wounded Knee’, as well as a restoration of collective ownership. An irrevocable removal of those fences, those divisions that the geometry of capitalist expansion knifed into a blood-stained earth.
Wounded Knee: Never Forget, Never Forgive.”