Posts Tagged ‘injustice’

The American Revolution and Women’s Struggle Against Injustice

The American Revolution marked a turning point in the lives of colonists living in America, who, after years of mistreatment by the British, finally declared their independence. Although this turning point was meant to benefit all living in the colonies, women did not benefit so much from the American Revolution with regards to their independence. […]

Indicators For Measuring Injustice And Societal Decay

Economic indicators – data points, trends, and micro-categories – are the widgets of the big information industry. By contrast, indicators for our society’s democratic health are not similarly compiled, aggregated, and reported. Its up and down trends are presented piecemeal and lack quantitative precision. We can get the process started and lay the basis for […]

The shame of injustice

By Graham Peebles Poverty is the greatest cause of death and illness globally. It strangles the lives of billions of people, denying the expression of innate potential, and condemning men, women and children to live stunted, uncreative lives of interminable suffering and drudgery. While the numbers living in extreme poverty (the World Bank calculates this […]

Israel’s Supreme Court: Liberal bastion or an enforcer of injustice?

It is routinely hailed as Israel’s last line of defence against ultra-nationalist legislation. But does the country’s Supreme Court deserve its reputation as an upholder of liberal values? Recent cases have illustrated how the court, rather than undermining the systematic rights abuses experienced by Palestinians, in fact oils the machine of occupation. Earlier this month, […]

South African land grab from white farmers: Correcting injustice or perpetuating racism?

     Black South Africans need to take their land back from white ‘foreigners’, the leader of Black First Land First told RT. However, the president of the Transvaal Agricultural Union says this will lead to an ‘Arab Spring’. South Africa’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of new legislation that could see land from white […]

Sentenced to 65 years for helping Palestinians: Read an excerpt from Miko Peled’s ‘Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five’

The following essay is lightly adapted from “Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five” by Miko Peled (Just World Books, 2018), which is available for purchase now. In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the fathers, who had been leaders of a Texas-based charity called the Holy […]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

The work to transform society involves two parallel paths: resisting harmful systems and institutions and creating new systems and institutions to replace them. Our focus in this article is on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, ensure sustainability, create economic and racial justice and provide […]

Balfour Centenary: Celebrating 100 years of injustice and oppression

“It’s God’s work…” By Stuart Littlewood On 7 November, in London’s famous Royal Albert Hall, there’s to be “a unique event drawing Christians and Jews together in celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and all that it led to”.  Christians will be reaching out to support the Jewish community and the state of […]

‘Where there is a wall there are holes’: Issa Amro’s non-violence and Israel’s injustice

Some encounters, however brief, remain unforgettable.  My meeting with the Palestinian non-violent activist Issa Amro in June 2016 was one of those.  It was the end of a long day in Hebron, where I had gone with several colleagues to study first-hand the impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian higher education.  After our interviews […]

The poison of commercialisation and social injustice

By Graham Peebles In cities and towns from New Delhi to New York the socio-political policies that led to the Grenfell Tower disaster in west London are being repeated: redevelopment and gentrification, the influx of corporate money and the expelling of the poor, including families that have lived in an area for generations. To this, […]

Jeff Sessions’ Department Of Injustice

Above Photo: Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration, in Washington, DC, March 27, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) Motivated by his deep-seated biases and those of President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pursuing a draconian agenda on voting rights, immigration, crime, policing, the drug war, federal sentencing and the […]

Body-Cam Video Shows MMA Fighter Paralyzed By Cops

Body-cam footage has been released showing an incident in which Colorado police officers left an MMA fighter paralyzed without feeling below his upper chest. Donovan Duran, 24, was arrested on December 7 by La Junta cops outside his father’s home after family reported him being drunk and disorderly. It was the third time in the […]

Election pantomime: Trump: ‘We’re Gonna Be Looking Into’ How We Can Get Rid of All the Muslims

Trump: ‘We’re Gonna Be Looking Into’ How We Can Get Rid of All the Muslims First published in September 2015. Of extreme relevance to an understanding of the presidential election campaign Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is being criticized for his response to a question about Muslim and their “training camps,” asked during a […]

Just say no to idiocy: Common Core opt-out movement is growing

     Nationwide opposition to Common Core is on the rise, and more and more students and parents are choosing to opt-out on their own. According to a story by U.S. News & World Report over half a million school-aged children opted out of Common Core standardized testing last year. In New York around a fifth […]

As right-wing incitement spreads through Israeli society, Netanyahu looks to extinguish fire he has stoked for years

From Dan Cohen’s report, “Thousands of Israelis fill Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in support for soldier who executed Palestinian“: Last night more than 5,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in a massive outpouring of support for Elor Azarya, the Israeli soldier and French citizen who was recently indicted on manslaughter charges for executing […]

Gay Wetback Rubio Openly Planning “Brokered Convention” to Steal Nomination from Trump

Andrew AnglinDaily Stormer February 11, 2016 One of the biggest drawbacks with Marco Rubio is that he gives no indication to voters that he’s a human being. Hey, here’s another one of those bizarre things. AP: The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his […]

Mass intoxication: The narcotics epidemic in American society

     In view of the national epidemic of painkiller and psychotropic drug abuse in the United States, along with the legalization of marijuana in the majority of its states, many American experts have noted the emergence of a real narcotics epidemic in the American society. Taking the road to legalizing the supposedly mild drugs, representatives […]

The Intifada, Viral Death, and the Facebook Fallacy: An interview with Rebecca Stein

The following interview originally appeared in ISLAMiCommentary. “What we are seeing here is a combination of the radical Islam and the Internet. Osama Bin Laden meets Mark Zuckerberg. The incitement in the social networks is moving the murders.” – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to his Likud faction on October 19   There are varying explanations […]

With Slavery, Injustice For All

1865:  The Beginning of Universal Servitude in America   by  Steve Scroggins   Most people believe that 1865 marked the ending of slavery in America… and they are wrong.  Yes, chattel slavery ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, but political slavery was established in its place and has progressed to include tax slavery […]

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