Black Is Back Coalition to March on White House
For the 12th consecutive year, the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will march on the White House, November 7, this time under the themes “Black Power Matters,” “Down with Colonialism” and “Black Community Control of the Police.” Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela said community control of police is “the political demand that speaks directly to the issues” that have propelled unprecedented levels of protest in the United States, this year.
Anti-Blackness Throughout the Americas
Anti-Blackness is the common denominator underlying Black people’s high rates of death from poverty, disease and police violence on both continents of the western hemisphere, said Jameelah Imani Morris, an activist-scholar working on her PhD at Stanford University. Like the United States, many nations of Latin America were “established on violence” against Black and indigenous people, said Morris.
If Breonna Were White…
In an essay titled “Breonna’s Deathbed,” political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal asks if the Louisville cops that killed Breonna Taylor would still be free if they had shot to death a white woman in her bedroom. Abu Jamal noted that Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was killed by police while asleep in his bed, December 4, 1969.
Economically Fading US Chooses Military Confrontation
Unable to keep up with China economically, the United States is militarily encircling its rival and “creating the conditions of a New Cold War,” said Danny Haiphong, contributing editor at Black Agenda Report and co-coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace Supporter Network. Haiphong notes that China has already surpassed the US in “purchasing power parity” while raising hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty.
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