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Wed Oct 19 2016Standing Up Against the Racist Police State by Taking a Knee
Wed Oct 19 2016NFL Quarterback Kaepernick Inspires Resistance to Mindless Nationalism at Athletic Events
Since August 26, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit and then kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police violence, at least dozens of more Black people have been murdered by the police. What is also intensifying is that more and more athletes are taking a visible stand against police brutality, including in the National Football League, the most popular sport in the U.S., which is more than 70 percent Black.
As dozens of athletes across the country are joining 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest, one group of young protestors has grabbed the nation’s attention. Students at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) have been particularly vocal about their opposition to a lack of police accountability and the unfair treatment of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.
Joseph Thomas tells a related story from his childhood: I can’t remember now if it was elementary or Jr. High School, but Way Back In The Day I was sent home for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There had been some incident in the Dirty South; a lynching, shooting, bombing, or incident of voter disenfranchisement or other discrimination, and I had had enough. Ordinarily, being sent home from school would usually mean “Wait until your Father gets home,” which meant I was in for corporal punishment.... I could tell he wasn’t as angry as I expected him to be. He asked for my explanation. I said something about “civil rights.” Having marched on Market Street some years earlier to support voting rights and/or protest another lynching, Pops conceded I had a point, one of the handful of times he admitted I was right.
It's Way Past Time To End Militarism | Kaepernick ‘effect’ grows with every police atrocity | Oakland High Schoolers Join Kaepernick in National Anthem Protest | Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick
Police violently beat and arrest community members at Berkeley City Council meeting (1 comment) Friday Jun 23rd 1:12 PM
Kick ICE Out Of Oakland Monday Jun 19th 9:42 AM
Sanctuary Transit - Keep Immigrants Safe On BART Monday Jun 19th 9:38 AM
Justice for Philando Castile - Rally and March (1 comment) Friday Jun 16th 9:03 PM
Oakland City Funding for Eviction Defense Support Expiring on June 30, 2017 Thursday Jun 15th 5:15 PM
Oakland: Meet the Bay Area’s 4chan Kangaroo Court (1 comment) Thursday Jun 8th 11:20 AM
ILWU Local 10 Members Face Hanging Nooses At Port Of Oakland And Tesla Injuries Escalate Thursday Jun 1st 9:36 PM
Poetry for Peace and Justice, a benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund Tuesday May 30th 11:41 AM
#DefundOPD - Rally and City Council (1 comment) Sunday May 28th 5:53 PM
Nonprofit housing developer jacks up rent as Trump proposes $6.2 billion in cuts to HUD (6 comments) Sunday May 28th 6:15 AMMore Local News...
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KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Looks At NNU Single Pay Campaign And CWA West AT&T Contract Fight Friday Mar 31st 2:37 PM
Korean Labor And The Impeachment & BAAQMD Retaliation And Document Destruction Monday Mar 20th 5:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD (1 comment) Friday Mar 17th 3:52 AM
In condemned remarks, HUD Secretary Ben Carson calls slaves “immigrants” Monday Mar 6th 9:07 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson leads subsidized renters & union employees into uncertain future Friday Mar 3rd 1:57 AM
Milo Yiannopoulos' false narratives and liberals cherry picking the left. Sunday Feb 5th 7:14 AM
Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? (1 comment) Saturday Jan 14th 8:19 PM
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
As Protests Gain Momentum In Bay Area, Trump Campaign Is Scrubbing His Website Thursday Nov 10th 9:29 PMMore Global News...
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Wonder War...6-20-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jun 20th 1:44 PM
30 OPD officers Guilty (No Firings) of Child Molestation/Pimping as City Pays 1 Million Monday Jun 19th 11:12 AM
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7th Annual 9-11 (was an Inside Job) 4 Day Stop Driving Global Warming now Monthly Thursday Apr 27th 3:53 AMOpen Newswire...
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