Black Bodies Creating White Power

June 5, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     Even while white Southerners denied enslaved people in those states the rights guaranteed to citizens, they still demanded that the enslaved people’s bodies be counted in the census. The Southerners made this demand because the size of a state’s population determined how many representatives those states would be granted in Congress. The more representatives a state had, the greater the state’s power in the federal government.  […]

The Congressional Black Caucus must oppose HR 246

June 5, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     The US Congress cannot have it both ways. It cannot, on the one hand, attack the Palestinians when they have used violence to oppose the occupation while at the same time attacking the Palestinians for using non-violent protests against the Israeli occupation. This is particularly the case given that the United Nations has roundly condemned the Israeli occupation as illegal. […]

Weekly Community Newspapers

May 30, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     You would be very surprised how many community newspapers we do print. We print Black, Spanish, French, Creole, Russian, Jewish, schools, colleges, Turks and even a Chinese paper that is up-side down and starts at the back to the front. Our trucks and pressroom run continuously to get these publications on time to the readers in addition to our daily newspaper. […]

Winning Freedom by Picking Locks to Humans

May 29, 2019 Carma Henry 0

     “According to the ACLU, there are at least 3,278 human beings serving mandatory life sentences for nonviolent drug and property crimes in the country.  America will spend over $1.7 billion to keep those 3,278 people imprisoned for the rest of their lives,” says attorney MiAngel Cody. […]

The bottom line: Go for the money

May 29, 2019 Carma Henry 0

Usually, industry tries to conceal the impact nonviolent action has on their bottom line by chalking it up to market pressures — as with the case of Shell’s Arctic drilling rig. Business magazines credited falling fossil fuel prices with the decision to withdraw from drilling in the Arctic. Beneath that story, however, the reality was that hundreds of kayaktivists in the Shell No campaign blockaded the oil rig all the way from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA, to Alaska, eventually succeeding in stopping the drilling project. […]

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