Black Is Back Coalition: Fight US Imperialism at Home and Abroad
The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will mark its tenth anniversary with a march on the White House and national conference under the banner, “Turn Imperialist Wars Into Wars Against Imperialism.” Although Donald Trump and Barack Obama are very different presidents, the enemy remains the same: US imperialism, says Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela. “It’s necessary, not just to simply protest and condemn what the US government is doing, but to open up new fronts of struggle here in the United States,” said Yeshitela.
US Cops Act Like Soldiers, While US Soldiers Police the World
Local police and foreign-deployed US militaries both practice a kind of “community policing” designed to control and gather intelligence on occupied populations, said Dererka Purnell, a movement lawyer, writer and activist. Purnell recently published an article in War and Peace, titled “Mass Shootings, Militarism and Policing are Chapters in the Same Manifesto.”
Pelosi Slow to Impeach Trump, But Quick to Collaborate With Him
Shahid Buttar, a lifelong activist who is trying to unseat Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi in her home district of San Francisco, says Pelosi “has actively enabled” the Trump administration by submitting to congressional restrictions on social spending while “supporting Trump’s foreign policy and international violations of human rights.” Buttar is the former director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.
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