Posted inGaza, Israel, Palestine, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, Racial Justice, The Real News Network, video

Inside the ‘Student Intifada’: A roundtable with campus organizers

Seven months into Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza, a student-led grassroots movement is spreading across the US and beyond, hearkening back to the student protests of the ‘60s that played a pivotal role in ending the US war in Vietnam. In what is being called the “student intifada,” with over 100 encampments going up at […]

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The mass protest decade: From the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter

The 2010s were a decade of revolt. From Athens to Atlanta, Santiago to Seoul, a global wave of protest brought masses of people into confrontation with the status quo, demanding an end to neoliberalism, racism, climate change, and more. Yet despite this upswell of grassroots political activity, little lasting, positive change followed. What sparked the […]

Posted inBaltimore, Economy and Inequality, Podcast, Politics and Movements: International, Politics and Movements: US, Racial Justice, The Real News Network

‘Seguiremos trabajando por nuestro comunidad’: La comunidad Latina en Baltimore responde a la crisis del Puente de Francis Scott Key

Cuando el icónico puente de Francis Scott Key en Baltimore colapsó alrededor de las 1:30 am del martes, 26 de marzo, ocho hombres que se encontraban trabajando en el puente en ese momento fueron arrojados a las frías aguas del río Patapsco. Dos de esos hombres fueron recuperados con vida, los otros seis no. Así […]

Posted inBaltimore, Economy and Inequality, labor, Podcast, Politics and Movements: US, Racial Justice, The Real News Network

‘As long as God gives us strength, we are going to keep working for our community’: Baltimore’s Latino/Latine community responds to Key Bridge crisis

When the iconic Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed around 1:30am on Tuesday, March 26, eight men who were working on the bridge at the time were plunged into the cold waters of the Patapsco River. Two of those men were recovered alive, six were not. As TRNN previously reported, all existing evidence points […]

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Angel Reese, Brittney Griner, and the politics of race and gender

Sports has long been a battlefield for the wider politics of race and gender in US society. Since 2020, the US has been rocked by upheavals at home and abroad, from the George Floyd uprisings to the war in Ukraine. And the media narratives surrounding two very different Black women athletes, Angel Reese and Brittney […]

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The racist history of the Kansas City ‘Chiefs’

The history of white supremacy in US sports culture is as old as the games, and the nation, themselves. Recent years have seen a push to change the names of the most egregious offenders, most notably the former name of the Washington Commanders. Yet some teams’ problematic names and histories have comparatively flown under the […]

Posted inArticle, Prisons and Policing, Racial Justice, Reprint, The Real News Network

Unequal before the law

This story originally appeared in In These Times on March 11, 2024. It is shared here with permission. Federal charges ordinarily cover matters of national reach: immigration, voting rights, racketeering. Not in Indian Country. Tribal members frequently find themselves in federal court for all sorts of allegations— not just serious crimes, such as murder, but […]

Posted inBooks, political prisoners, Politics and Movements: US, Prisons and Policing, Racial Justice, Rattling the Bars, The Real News Network, video

30 political prisoners’ oral histories collected in an unprecedented new book

From Assata Shakur to Leonard Peltier, social movements have lifted up political prisoners as revolutionary examples and fought protracted, often decades-long campaigns to secure their release. Now, a new collection from AK Press, Rattling the Cages: Oral Histories of North American Political Prisoners, gathers the experience and wisdom of some 30 political prisoners in one […]

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The Promise of Restorative Justice: Insights from Leading Advocates

In this week’s newsletter, we’re diving into the transformative power of restorative justice. In a society in which purely punitive legal systems very often perpetuate cycles of harm, restorative justice offers a hopeful alternative rooted in healing, accountability and bringing communities together in the mediation of conflict. Join us as we explore a range of […]