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Black Panthers in the NYTimes
I'm curious to hear what people think about this 7 minute documentary about the Black Panthers in the NY Times.  The Panthers were a huge source of inspiration for my mentors in the Asian American movement. 
Tags: Ferguson, Police Brutality, Social Movements, United States
Eradicating capital punishment
     This article gives a brief summary of contemporary lethal injection procedures around the United States, with particular attention to botched executions in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Ohio. The problem with lethal injections arises in part from Europe's refusing to supply the United States with such lethal drugs and in part from America's supposed invariable acceptance of the death... Read more
Tags: Ethics, United States
As reported by Vijay Prashad:United States votes against the world to shield Israel at the UN Human Rights Council. 29 of the 46 countries voted to set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate war crimes by Israel. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki: "Israel is perpetrating huge crimes in Gaza. It is killing whole families. Israel must be held accountable for its crimes." India's... Read more
Tags: Gaza, Human Rights Investigations, Israel, UN, Middle East
I found this article to be very informative and thought-provoking, especially from my perspective as a nascent activist. Chomsky gives historical background on some international efforts to stop the prolonged and ongoing colonization of Palestine by Israel. He summarizes the demands of the BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement, which are the following: "(1) Ending its... Read more
Tags: BDS, Israel-Palestine, Israel-Palestine
New York Times: "Israel Steps Up Offensive with Deadly Gaza Bombings"
Tags: Conflict Resolution, Israel-Palestine


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