Angela Davis: “Forces of White Supremacy” Are Behind Attacks on Teaching Critical Race Theory

We speak to legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis about the latest war waged by ultraconservative lawmakers against teaching the racist history of the United States. North Dakota’s Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation banning the teaching of critical race theory, defining it as any suggestion that racism is systemically embedded in American society. The …
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Police forces ignored sexual harassment allegations against Sarah Everard’s killer

Support us and go ad-free The Metropolitan Police force is under pressure to investigate how Sarah Everard’s killer was able to continue serving as an officer despite several sexual harassment allegations. Serving constable Wayne Couzens had been accused of indecent exposure three times before he abducted Everard in Clapham, south London, on 3 March. He …
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Israeli forces just ‘assaulted’ and arrested an Al Jazeera journalist

On Saturday 5 June, Israeli security forces “assaulted” and then arrested a prominent Al Jazeera journalist. The media outlet has condemned her treatment, accusing Israeli forces of ‘violating all international conventions’. And the incident comes in a long line of the occupying force’s abuse of journalists. “Brutal” arrest Al Jazeera reported that its journalist: Givara …
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Israeli forces kill 11 children in Gaza already being treated for trauma

Israeli forces have killed 11 Palestinian children who a Norwegian organisation was treating for trauma. The news comes as any sign of an end to the violence in Gaza and the occupied territories seems further away. Trauma piled on top of trauma On Tuesday 18 May, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) issued a statement. It …
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Colombian security forces are massacring people on the streets

In Colombia the right-wing government of Iván Duque is killing people taking part in an ongoing national strike protesting the government’s economic policies and widespread human rights abuses. Since the strike began at the end of April, Colombian human rights groups have estimated that 26 protestors have been killed by the government’s infamous security forces.   …
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Myanmar security forces kill two anti-coup protesters

Security forces have shot dead two people in northern Myanmar,  as the military government continued its attempt to stamp out opposition to its February 1 coup. The Irrawaddy newspaper said the victims were shot in the head during anti-coup protests in Myitkyina in Kachin State. Graphic video on social media showed protesters in the street …
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Freed Nigerian schoolgirls are reunited with their families amid chaos caused by security forces

Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school have been returned to their families amid chaos. Security forces opened fire on a gathering outside the school where the reunions were held. One person died and two people were injured in the mayhem, according to local media reports. The forces opened fire after …
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Anti-Choice Forces Use Pandemic to Slash Abortion Access in Preview of Post-Roe v. Wade World

We look at how people across the U.S. have struggled to access abortions during the pandemic with reporter Amy Littlefield, who says that even before the COVID-19 outbreak, many states had restrictions, including three-day waiting periods and counseling sessions filled with misinformation. Then, many tried to use the pandemic as a pretext for banning abortion …
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Police forces are still unable to explain why they’re so racist

According to a report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), “forces still do not fully understand the impact on individuals and communities of the use of police powers”. The report examined police use of force and stop and search against people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. …
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Myanmar security forces use tear gas and rubber bullets on anti-coup protesters

Security forces in Myanmar have ratcheted up their pressure against anti-coup protesters, using water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets against demonstrators and striking dock workers in Mandalay. Repression At least five people were injured by rubber bullets in the nation’s second-largest city and had to be carried away in ambulances, according to an Associated …
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