Tag Archive: #blacklivesmatter
By Teka Lark (August 24, 2015) “We’re reaching out to everybody,” said Bernie Sanders on NBC’s Meet the Press in response to the disruption of his August 8 downtown Seattle campaign rally by Black Lives Matters Seattle chapter co-founders Marissa Johnson and Mara Jacqueline Willaford. Black people aren’t included in “everybody” and “all.” This “we” and “us” and “everybody”…
By Chris Lowe (August 12, 2015) Bernie Sanders as Myth and Symbol. The etiquette of demonstrations at other people’s events. Meh.
By Harsha Walia (August 11, 2015) Everyone everywhere complaining about grassroots activists not being ‘strategic’ or ‘effective’ by targeting so-called Left politicians – you’re wrong.
By Teka Lark (August 10, 2015) In Seattle, Washington on Saturday, August 8 #BlackLiveMatters activists (or someone who said they were #BlackLivesMatters activists) disrupted a Bernie Sanders speaking engagement. I can’t be upset about disruption. My objective is disruption. I am “building” is a scaffold to tear down this system.
By Angus Maguire (August 9, 2015) I have a good number of friends going to see Bernie Sanders today in Portland. To those folks, especially #mywhitepeople, you might give some thought ahead of time about how you will act if #blacklivesmatter activists interrupt the event. I have no knowledge of plans to do so, but it seems like a pretty good bet….
By Gregory Landua (August 3, 2015) Hello, my name is Gregory. I am a racist. I don’t fly a confederate flag and I don’t hate black people or any people. I am, however deeply addicted to the wealth and privilege that comes from the subjugation of other humans beings. Furthermore I am addicted to the wealth and privilege that…
By Mark Naison (July 31, 2015) It is great that neighborhoods in New York that were once violent and fear ridden have become safer, that people can once again take their children to and from school, go to and from work, and go to the corner store without worrying that they or their family members will be hit by…
Faith Reidenbach is an activist with the Corvallis, Oregon chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a founder of the Corvallis chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.
By Chris Lowe (July 21, 2015) Boston, probably 1974. During conflict over school desegregation, supposedly, but mostly, not really over “busing.” At Government Center, near the New City Hall. I was in high school in a Boston suburb at the time.
By Teka Lark (July 16, 2015) July 14, 2015 Sandra Bland was found hanging in a cell in Waller County Jail in East Texas after being arrested after a traffic stop on her way to start a new job. On July 16, 2015 the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Blue Line Train celebrated its 25th anniversary of service. My great-great…
For all who, understandably, feel fear after a terrorist attack happens, from 9.11. to the Boston bombing. By Chris Crass (July 15, 2015) Imagine now that these kinds of terror attacks happen regularly, persistently, for hundreds of years in your community, and the people in official power in the city and country you live in, are either directly involved, or…