Police, Prisons and Prosecutors just Create More Victims
“We believe that all forms of law enforcement” in the US “are rooted in systems of violence,” said Samah Sisay, an organizer with the abolitionist group “Survived and Punished” and a Justice Fellow with the Center for Constitutional Rights. Often-times, said Sisay, survivors are punished for surviving, such as the case of Marissa Alexander, who was initially sentenced to 60 years in prison for firing a warning shot, in her own home, to ward off her abusive husband.
“The State” and “Racial Capitalism” to Blame for Anti-Black Violence in UK
After long study, an anti-racial violence Monitoring Group found that anti-Black violence in the UK is driven mainly by “the police and other mechanisms of the state,” said Adam Elliott-Cooper, a Research Associate at the University of Greenwich and anti-racial violence activist and scholar. “Racial capitalism is the most urgent issue,” said Elliott-Cooper, who notes that Cedric Robinson was living in London when he wrote “Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition,” which introduced the term “racial capitalism.”
World Rebelling Against Dollar Domination
“Washington has been overusing the sanctions weapon,” causing both allies and competitors to seek ways to circumvent the global dominance of the dollar, said Dr Gerald Horne, the prolific author and University of Houston professor of African American Studies and History. “The US doesn’t seem to realize that we are in a multi-polar world,” where no nation can dictate to all the others. Speaking on the Sputnik Radio program “The Critical Hour,” Horne told hosts Wilmer Leon III and Garland Nixon that China is preparing to circulate a digital form of yuan to break the stranglehold of the dollar.
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