Make Black Lives Matter Fund-Raising Socially Accountable
“Finance capital doesn’t fund liberation movements,” said Dr Joy James, the Williams College Humanities professor who moderated a recent Accountability in Social Justice Movements webinar. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Fund amassed $90 million in largely corporate philanthropy in 2020. But corporations don’t give “millions of dollars so you can free yourselves and derail predatory capitalism and imperialism,” said Dr James.
G7 is a Neocolonial Cabal
The recently concluded summit meeting of so-called G7 nations revealed them once again to be nothing “but a cabal and gangsters” bent on “maintaining neocolonial rule” of the planet, said Richard Medhurst, a Syrian-born journalist and political commentator. Made up of white settler regimes and former and current colonial powers, the G7 spend much of their time “maligning Russia and China,” but can no longer compete in a multi-polar world, said Medhurst.
Reefer Legalization “Not Good” for Revolution, Says New York Lawmaker
Although he’s glad recently passed marijuana legislation will halt arrests for possession and expunge criminal records, NY State Assemblyman and former Black Panther Charles Barron says, “I just don’t see how the recreational use of marijuana is good for revolution.” Barron predicts we will soon see “an alcohol store on one corner, a cannabis store on the next corner, a murder burger store on another corner, and a funeral home on the fourth corner.”
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