September 2015 Archives
We owe it to all of us, lost and living, to engage in the ongoing struggle to transform the world, ourselves and our relationships to each other.
World Can't Wait is answering the challenge that Stop Mass Incarceration Network put out to fundraise to bring family members of those who were murdered by police to NYC for mass mobilization on October 24th. Their critical voices are essential to the campaign to stop police terror.
What we allow our government to get away with in this country, we allow it to do to others around the world. We stand with those in the righteous struggle to end police brutality and murder here because the system that oppresses people around the globe is the same system that brutalizes and tortures people in its own streets.
Families (left) shared stories of stolen lives with guests of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. Photo by Cephus Johnson.
Our goal, as an organization, is to raise $10,000 so that 10 family members of those whose lives were stolen by the police can travel to NYC to participate in three days of determined resistance. Despite unspeakable loss, despite having their child gunned down by the police for no reason, despite having to watch as their child's murderer goes free and the epidemic of police murder and terror drones on, these courageous individuals will not back down and instead are leading this resistance.
We celebrate these family members' bravery and commitment to ending the horror. Imagine the impact it would add to these days of protest to have dozens of family members who share this same tragedy marching arm and arm, saying that they are not going to stand for any more children being taken away.
Their powerful accounts of extrajudicial killing, and their cries for justice -- not just in their cases but for what is happening to people all over this country -- need to be heard right in the heart of New York City, the financial and cultural capitol of the empire.
Make a generous donation today, so that family voices can be heard and their children remembered. Specify "Oct24 families" use of funds on memo line (checks) or "in honor of" box (online).
Recently, scores of police murders of unarmed and nonthreatening African Americans and other citizens have come to light. Outrage has grown over the failure of the system to bring to justice those officers who have committed murder and abused their power. Analogously, lingering outrage remains that no one in the Bush Administration has been brought to justice for their evident war crimes... the bloody, costly and devastating repercussions of the Bush Administration's war crimes are ongoing...
Artist Sandra Koponen's paintings defy state-sponsored amnesia
Few people thought former Hollywood star Ronald Reagan could ever become president -- until he was elected twice.
Few people thought business mogul Donald Trump could be a serious presidential candidate -- until he shot to the top of most polls amid a crowded GOP field...
evidence of health benefits and longer average life-span following low-dose irradiation should replace fear."
No Joke. You can't make this stuff up.
If adopted, this would permit all current radioactive releases, leaks, and ongoing emissions from nuclear power plants, and decrease evacuation zones, as well as allow Fukushima, Chernobyl, WIPP (New Mexico nuclear waste disposal site), Hanford, Oak Ridge, Nevada and Alaska test sites, Santa Susanna, Farallons nuclear waste dump, depleted uranium, nuclear weapons, and other international emissions, as long as the government deems them to be "low level", to impact Americans under the fantasy of a hormesis effect.
The preposterous allegation that Black Lives Matter is a "hate group" represents a desperate attempt by media demagogues like Bill O'Reilly to vilify witnesses to police terror.
The notion that national scrutiny of "aggressive" policing has emboldened criminals fools few:
"I think it makes all the difference in the world," says Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth. "Obama doesn't want to be seen as underwriting indiscriminate warfare" by Saudi Arabia.
"..there's an enormous humanitarian crisis in Yemen. It is already a country that is very dependent on international assistance for basic things like water and the like. And because the Saudis have been blockading the country, trying to prevent fuel and other things from getting into Yemen as part of its effort to fight the Houthi rebels, the Yemeni people are suffering. And we're seeing enormous numbers of people who are facing malnutrition and even starvation because of the deprivation caused by this blockade."