The mother of Amadou Diallo spoke about Eric Garner and Mike Brown
I was happy to know that the mother of Amadou Diallo is active in the struggle against police brutality and racial profiling.
The mother of Amadou Diallo, a man killed in a 1999 shooting by four NYPD officers, also spoke Saturday morning ahead of the march and said: “Police cannot judge our sons and execute them for no reason.”
For me personally, the Amadou Diallo murder by the NYPD was a wake up…
Is Ferguson a denial of the class struggle?
The author of this essay is on to something when he says:
There is no Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, or A. Philip Randolph among today’s black leadership, neither is there Dr. King to mount the essential two-pronged attack on the American structure of class rulership and widespread poverty, directed against war and militarism, and, at his death, embarked on the Poor People’s Campaign at home, both…
Darren Wilson supporters chant SHOOT!
Paul Ryan voted to defund ALS research
In Paul Ryan’s mind he probably thinks it’s fine to vote to defund ALS research while still doing the Ice Bucket Challenge because of the conservative belief that you can support charity but not the government doing this kind of work.
The problem with this is that as much money as…
SAD: The New Yorker Magazine supports GMO Foods
The New Yorker has a side to it that I never new about. They recently ran an article attacking Vandana Shiva. It was authored by people who were supposed to be “neutral” yet instead were GMO fanatics.
Maybe Specter thought that New Yorker magazine readers’ eyes would glaze over the reference to Ronald’s work in “plant genetics”, which could conceivably be conventional in nature, and settle upon…
Janet Yellen says economy still in recovery. She’s right.
Here’s what Chairman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen had to say about the current state of the U.S. economy:
The jobless rate has fallen faster than expected, but Yellen said the economic disruption of the last five years has left millions of workers sidelined, discouraged, or stuck in part time jobs – facts that are not captured in the unemployment rate alone.
It is because of this weak…
The idea of radical art
I found this to be an interesting concept worthy of sharing.
The 20th century Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser argued that bourgeois art operated on the model of consumption: the play, novel or painting was meant to arouse and satisfy our desires, leaving us content and complacent. By contrast, radical art, he suggested, must instead aim to “produce a new, true and active consciousness” in its…