Blacks in Houston Must Guard Against Displacement
Working class leadership must ensure that the massive Black displacement that followed Hurricane Katrina does not recur in Houston, said Dr. Gerald Horne, the prolific author and professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He noted that both Houston and New Orleans are anti-union towns that are hostile to Black and poor people.
Imperial Policies Could Doom Sanders Presidency
“I’m afraid that even if Sen. Bernie Sanders were to become president, he’d probably just continue to manage the U.S. empire abroad,” said Dr. Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As with President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the domestic social project would be defeated by the imperial foreign policy.
Voices for Prison Abolition
Activists seeking to abolish the U.S. mass incarceration system, root and branch, rallied in 16 cities under the banner “Millions for Prisoners Human Rights.” Speakers included Laura Whitehorn, of the Northeast Political Prisoners Coalition, Tomika Shine, Baltimore representative of Releasing Aging People from Prison (RAPP), and spoken word artist Max Parthas, co-host of New Abolitionist Radio.
Bad News Trump
Wilbert “Jazz the Poet” Sanders, currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania’s McKean federal prison, showcased a new work, titled “Politically Incorrect,” via Prison Radio: “Trump is vindictive, with a cold heart / In time he’ll tear this country apart.”
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