[Video] “My ISIS is the Police”: 77 Yr Old State Senator Says Some Real Sh*t

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 8.56.41 PM77 year old State Senator from Nebraska’s 11th district, Ernie Chambers just said some real shit. And everyone’s freaking out.

During a March 20th legislative hearing on gun bills Chambers said that it was not necessary to travel to the Middle East to find an ISIS mentality.  It could be found right here in America:

“My ISIS is the police…You know what the [Douglas] County Attorney said, Don Kleine, if the officer makes a mistake- if he’s wrong – but he had reason to think he was right, then he’s clear. I cannot get away with that and shoot you and say ‘I thought he was going to do something.'”

“If I was going to carry a weapon, it wouldn’t be against you or the people who come here that I might have a dispute with. Mine would be with the police… And if I carried a gun I’d want to shoot him first and then ask questions later like they say a cop ought to do.” Continue reading

[San Francisco] Direct Action Shutdown of SF Mission Police Station- Justice For Alex Nieto

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 2.53.01 PMFrom Global Uprisings

March 23, 2015-Protesters blocked traffic and chained themselves to San Francisco’s Mission Police Station as part of an action that tied together gentrification and officer-involved shootings. This short film shows the action as it unfolded and includes interviews with family members of those killed by the police

San Francisco Police Department Blockade: March 23, 2015 from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

Black Student Union Condemns Campus Zionist Group, Reaffirms Solidarity with Palestine

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 11.19.52 PMFrom Columbia University Black Student Union:

In light of recent flyering campaigns done by Aryeh: Columbia Students Association for Israel (formerly known as LionPAC), in which they use the image and words of Martin Luther King, Jr. in favor of their Zionist views, we as the Columbia University Black Students’ Organization, write to condemn their co-optation of Black liberation struggle for the purposes of genocide and oppression and we re-proclaim our unequivocal support of Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace – Columbia/Barnard Chapter, and the people of Palestine in their fight for freedom from Israeli apartheid.

Numerous Black scholars and activists, both contemporary and otherwise, have already connected the Palestinian struggle for liberation with the struggle for Black liberation. The chant “From Ferguson to Gaza” echoed this year is not hyperbole, but a unifying idea against oppressive systems that subjugate Black people and people of color globally and act as a reminder of our tradition of solidarity and support. While we as an organization also acknowledge that Black and Jewish people also share a history of oppression, we understand that zionism has no place in our solidarity and, thus, we cannot and will not excuse the actions of the Israeli state and their acts of discrimination, segregation, and genocide. This is NOT what Black liberation activists stood for. This is not what we will stand for.

We encourage Aryeh and their supporters to more deeply explore the relationship of Blackness to Palestinian liberation and Israel before they continue to leverage our legacy and heritages in their favor. Until then, from Ferguson (and Harlem and Staten Island and Chicago, and Cleveland, OH, and Port Gibson, Mississippi and…) to Gaza, WE stand on the side of liberation and justice.

[Video] Intense Preview of a Documentary on the November 2012 Cleveland Police Chase and Shooting

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A documentary about the infamous November 2012 Cleveland police chase and shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams is coming soon and, according to a six-minute clip that was just uploaded online, it looks to be extremely compelling and in-depth.

The documentary’s producer, Mike Milano, uploaded the preview to Vimeo on Sunday, and has not yet responded to a message asking about when the full thing will be out. But in the meantime, you should watch the clip.

It features interviews and segments on both sides of the issue, and key figures involved with the case. The following people and incidents are featured in this clip: Continue reading

[Video] Black Liberation and the Paradox of Political Engagement- Frank Wilderson III

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 6.01.07 PMVideo From UCD Islamic Third World Coalition

[Thank you to #UCDAVIS Black Student Union (BSU), Critical Anti-Colonial Studies, Faces of African Muslims (FAM), and UCD Islamic Third World Coalition for bringing key Afro-Pessimist thinker and anti-Apartheid fighter Frank B. Wilderson III to University of California at Davis]

In this talk, Frank Wilderson will use ideas/themes from a paper he wrote titled “The Black Liberation Army and the Paradox of Political Engagement”. See the abstract of that paper below- Continue reading

UPDATE: Philly 10 released on summary charges! The struggle against the racist police state continues

Originally posted on Serve the People (PHL):

IMG_0054-3Ten Philadelphia-area activists and comrades were released from the Philadelphia Roundhouse jail at 3AM, the morning of 20 March, 2015, having been arrested while peaceably demonstrating against the violent and racist PPD and Fraternal Order of Police. The activists, representing the Philly Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal (REAL) Justice, Action Against Black Genocide (AABG) and the local Trayvon Martin Organising Committee (TMOC), were demanding accountability and an end to the coverup relating to the case of the police murder of Brandon Tate-Brown.

Philly comrades demanding justice and an end to police terror. The meeting, described as a “police-community meeting, ” was in fact a platform for the pigs to sweep the national crisis of police brutality under the rug.

The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice reports that comrades were holding signs and chanting slogans at a public meeting hosted by the PPD, the FOP, District Attorney Seth Williams…

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