Tag Archives: racism

USA | Martin Luther King’s Radical Anti-Capitalism

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.”

Haitians Form Coalition and Plan Jan. 19 Demonstration in NYC to Answer Trump’s Racism

On Jan. 13, 50 activists and representatives of Haitian and U.S. parties and organizations met at the Harry Numa Conference Hall of Haiti Liberté newspaper in Brooklyn to forge a response to President Donald Trump’s racist remarks of Jan. 11 calling Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations “shithole countries” whose émigrés should not be allowed to stay in the U.S.

USA | The Story of Charlottesville Was Written in Blood in the Ukraine

What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA or can it also be the assurance by Lindsay Graham that an attack against North Korea would result in thousands of lives lost…. but those lives will be “over there”? What about the recent unanimous resolution by both houses of Congress in support of Israel and criticism of the United Nations for its alleged anti-Israeli bias? Would that qualify as racist and right-wing, since it appears that the ongoing suffering of the Palestinians is of no concern? And what about the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to go even beyond the obscene proposal of the Trump administration to increase the military budget by $54 billion dollars and instead add a whopping $74 billion to the Pentagon budget?

USA | REPORT FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE & RICHMOND

By Phil Wilayto

RICHMOND, VA, Aug. 14 — News of the brutal murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Va., along with injuries to dozens of other people, has spread around the world. Solidarity statements are being issued from many countries. U.S. politicians of all stripes – with the notable exception of President Donald Trump – are condemning the emerging “white nationalist” movement that led to the outrage.

Ukraine | Ukrainian police put Vietnamese property out of law

The city of Odessa is widely known for its ethnically mixed population. There is a big Vietnamese group among Odessa residents. They came from South-Eastern Asia and live in Odessa for many years. Most of them concentrated in a district known as “Lotus”. Two days before Ukrainian fiscal police organized unprecedented attack to this community without any law ground or motivated reason. Large group of policemen came especially from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine on May 23.
Around 15:00 about 10 passenger cars and two minibuses with armed men moved on the territory of the residential complex. Later it has become known they are employees of fiscal police from Kiev. To get inside, the security forces have broken the barrier, blocking the entrance to the complex. In addition, they turned the outdoor surveillance cameras in order that they do not record their actions.
After that law enforcement officers began to break without explanation an apartment in a residential complex, bringing out the money and valuables. Doors apartments, they planned to pay a visit, were pre-marked with red crosses. Those who resisted were beaten with batons and tear gas was treated.
Perturbed “Lotus” residents decided to block the road not to give law enforcement agencies to leave the territory of the housing estate. As a result of the confrontation police used tear gas, batons against Vietnamese and even shoot them.