By Mark Naison
As I struggle to come to terms with the untimely death of Walter Scott, shot in the back while running away from a police officer after a dispute over a faulty tail light, I suddenly came to a startling and disturbing realization: Walter Scott was the fourth unarmed African American man I know of whose killing by a police officer in a highly publicized case came over a minor violation that could … Continue reading
By Phoenix Calida
Let’s discuss opposites.
Slut. a word that is applied to women to degrade them. It can be based actual sexuality that defies puritanical patriarchy, assumed promiscuity, rumors, or clothing choices. Women have been shamed, ostracized, and kicked out of social circles for being slut shamed.
What is the male equivalent of this term?
By Chris Crass
The #WalterScott police murder is a tipping point in the fight against racism in policing and the criminal justice system. Two key objectives that#BlackLivesMatter advances is to make sure we’re not talking about removing racist bad apples, but changing laws, policies and institutions that further structural racist violence and move towards structural racial justice.
By Alex Riccio
On March 3rd student organizers from Allied Students for Another Politics (ASAP!) hosted an ambitious event: a Strike Debt Assembly. The core purpose of this assembly was to gather together students with like-minded opponents of rising tuition costs and debt oppression (specifically student debt oppression) in order to envision a world with open and accessible colleges, then develop strategies for attaining our vision.
Susana Almanza is a founding member and Director of PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources), a grassroots environmental, economic and social justice organization. Susana has overcome poverty, prejudice, and segregated schools to face down some of the world’s most powerful transnational corporations.
By Phoenix Calida
When a group higher up the social ladder tells a another group what is appropriate to complain about, there’s a something disturbing happening.