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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
Lighthouse Bank Vice Chairman Involved In Assault On Richmond & Mountain View Voters (2 comments) Monday Jan 16th 4:24 AM
24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have died on our Streets Sunday Jan 15th 10:08 PM
Equal Justice, Corruption & Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson with Attorney Pamela Price Saturday Jan 14th 11:18 PM
Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands Friday Jan 13th 7:04 PM
Demand Resignation of DA Mark Peterson (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 5:20 PM
Fruitvale District Has Highest Levels of Lead Poisoning in California, Worse Than Flint Thursday Jan 12th 10:06 PM
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California Thursday Jan 12th 6:44 PM
Livermore Residents in Hazmat Suits to Rally Against Plan to Sacrifice Water to Big Oil Tuesday Jan 10th 6:11 PM
CAA and Pahl & McCay retaliate against voters for approving rent control in Richmond (1 comment) Monday Jan 9th 9:06 PM
Oakland Administration Adding Insult to Injury with “Aggressive” Response to Warehouse Fire Sunday Jan 8th 7:26 PMMore Local News...
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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 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PMMore Global News...
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MLK day horrors...1-18-17 Mouse Report Tuesday Jan 17th 3:25 PM
SEIU 1021 Leadership's Union Busting Tactics Against SEIU Staff Employees Daz Laparas Sunday Jan 15th 1:32 PM
Bad Russia vs US fracked black box 3/5 voters...1-10-17 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 10th 1:23 PM
Gladio B Op Istanbul...1-3-17 Mouse Report Wednesday Jan 4th 8:18 AM
Controlled Opposition, Grinch's Christmas Tuesday Dec 27th 4:43 PM
Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza Tuesday Dec 20th 12:54 PM
Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Caused by Housing Crisis and City Negligence, Say Tenant Advocates Wednesday Dec 14th 6:04 PM
Aleppo Freed of US Takfiris...12-13-16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Dec 13th 2:22 PM
"Crisis in Pacifica - our choices for survival" agenda item at the November 19, 2016 KPFA (1 comment) Thursday Dec 1st 4:03 PM
Adios a Bill Mandel y Fidel Castro...11-29.16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 29th 3:35 PMOpen Newswire...
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