Malcom X's daughter, ILYASAH SHABAZZ, writes about her father's legacy of activism and action, and postulates what he would think of activism and activists today, particularly the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Ferguson actions taken recently. She criticizes "hashtag activism" and writes that her father would encourage more direct action, as well as taking positions of power "inside the system and out." Comment below with whether you agree or disagree with Shabazz's assessment of today's activism.
It seems that Israel has comitted yet another human rights violation in Gaza. As usual there has been no coverage of this incident by mainstream media outlets. 'Brigadier Gerneral Said Al-Saudi, chief of the civil defence agency in Gaza, told Al Jazeera: "Israel opened water dams, without warning, last night, causing serious damage to Gazan villages near the border.