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Another Uprising That Made a Difference: Travis Air Force Base 1971

Jon Knowles Organizing Upgrade
This is not the first time that an uprising against anti-Black racism has opened the door to significant change. There’s the little known rebellion of Black Air Force personnel at Travis Air Force Base in California in May 1971.

The Story Behind the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia

Peter Rachleff The Progressive
Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd, the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia, erected in 1890, has been a focus of protests, graffiti, and public pressure calling for the removal of this offensive symbol of Confederate aspiration.

Solidarity Means Insisting On Palestinian Right Of Return

Kristian Davis Bailey The Electronic Intifada
mural The right of return for Palestinians uprooted by Zionist forces in 1948 – including their children and grandchildren – is the central issue of justice for Palestine. Yet it often remains an afterthought for solidarity activists.

COVID-19 and the Unfunded Black Belt Commission

Greg Kaufmann Facing South
U.S. map showing Southern States unfunded ...Black Belt communities currently being ravaged by COVID-19 would benefit from the kind of sustained investment that should have been happening since 2008...just as the whiter, richer states in the NBRC did.

Friday Nite Videos | February 21, 2020

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Medicare for All | John Oliver. No Rules for Donald | Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Black Heroes of the American Revolution. Elizabeth Warren Dissects Bloomberg Defense. 'You're Pardoned!': Trump Frees Convicted Swamp Creatures.
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