Aiyana was laying on the couch with her grandmother when the SWAT team threw a grenade into their apartment
Police were on the scene. Nowadays that’s never good. All the police do is shoot and kill unarmed African American people and the government is right there with the Mr. Clean to scrub all that blood away. But, what they can’t do is take away the memories you once shared, the bonds you’ve both created, and the pain you felt, that pain that continues on. Knowing that the person who attacked your loved one isn’t suffering or dead is the only thing that’s on your mind as soon as the smoke clears. But, you have to settle. You always have to settle.
Revcom.us asks in response to the U.S. Air Force bombing a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan: "You want to talk about terrorism? Yes, terrorism is a method of reactionary jihadists. But they can only dream of carrying out massacres that bring destruction and death on the scale of massacres brought by the United States."
The death toll from U.S. "sustained bombing" of a trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan has risen to 22. The attack constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law, charge officials of Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). “The [U.S. government] description of the attack keeps changing – from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government.” Twelve MSF staff members and at least 10 patients, including three children, were killed. Another 37 people were injured.
With Rise Up October barely a month away, a member of World Can’t Wait wanted to host an evening to raise awareness and funds so family members who have lost loved ones to police bullets can go to New York. The situation at home wasn’t one that allowed for a social gathering so a small community room was reserved at a local library. It turned out to be a great alternative and the evening was a success in many ways. About 15 people came to hear a woman whose son was murdered by police who has become active in building for Rise Up October, fighting for justice for her son and all victims, and about $550 was raised.
Debra Sweet, Director of World Can't Wait, has joined the Rise Up October Steering Committee. Revolution newspaper conducted the following interview with Debra, who is working out of the national office of #RiseUpOctober and has her finger on the pulse of the emerging movement for massive protest on October 24 in New York City and for actions on October 22 and 23. She is on the #RiseUpOctober Steering Committee along with Nkosi Anderson, Nellie Hester Bailey, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Carl Dix, Alice Howell, James Lane, Rev. Jerome McCorry, and Travis Morales.
DePaul University students, faculty and alumni invite media to a press conference on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in conjunction with critically acclaimed academics Dr. Frank Summers and M. Cherif Bassiouni to demand removal of Gerald P. Koocher from his position of Dean of the College of Science and Health. The press conference will take place at 9:00 AM at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center located at 2400 N. Sheffield Avenue (SW corner), Chicago, IL 60614.
If you DON'T get involved in the National Mobilization in New York City on October 24, 2015, you have, by default, chosen a side. I realize that you may not be able to pick up and get to New York, but there is something you CAN do. I was asked by a friend to host a small fundraising gathering at my apartment. The parameters for the event were simple. I would select friends and acquaintances who might or might not know about the upcoming event in NYC. The invitations were sent to only my selected quests.
World Can't Wait Calls for Immediate Release of Shaker Aamer. Not One More Day of Torture for the Last British Resident of Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter's notice of intent to repatriate the illegally detained "terror suspect" -- Mr Aamer has never been charged with a crime -- is a welcome development.
Video after video, more times than anyone can count a Black or Latino person, just walking down the streets, going to school or driving to work, could have their life snuffed out by murdering police for no reason.
Maybe only one good thing came out of Ahmed Mohamed's arrest in Irving TX, a suburb of Dallas. Because he was arrested, cuffed, detained and interrogated by police who claimed the clock he made to show his engineering teacher was a weapon, and later released to parents who didn't cower, but protested his illegitimate detention, almost 4 million people have met Ahmed through this interview: