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Occupy ICE Protesters Camp Outside Philadelphia Office, Despite Police Repression

July 4, 2018

The growing Occupy ICE movement demands the abolition of the abusive War on Terror-era agency. In Philadelphia, protesters are camping outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. Activists Tina Ngo and Jameson Rush stand in solidarity with immigrants, and speak about the violent repression by police.

Rattling the Bars: Debbie Sims Africa Released from Prison after Serving 40 Years

June 24, 2018

Debbie Sims Africa is one of the “Move Nine” who were charged and convicted for the murder of a police officer in 1978. Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford and TRNN’s Eddie Conway discuss the release

Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

April 16, 2018

“Criminalization of blackness” is at the root of the arrest, where Blacks who do things that whites do all the time is considered a reason for arrest, explains Eugene Puryear of the D.C. Movement for Black Lives

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US

October 19, 2017

James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch’s Patrick Woodall

Mass Arrests Expected at Republican and Democratic Conventions

June 30, 2016

Activist and author Kris Hermes and ACLU’s Steve David discusses a recent victory against free speech restrictions on protests in Cleveland, and the long history of mass arrests and harassment against political speech

The Black Radical Tradition in Our Time

January 5, 2016

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report explores the meaning of the gathering of black thinkers and activists in Philadelphia on January 8th for The Black Radical Tradition in Our Time Conference

Philadelphia Cuts School Nurses

October 10, 2013
Philly schools suffer 40 percent decline of school nurses in just two years due to budget cuts Philadelphia sixth-grader Laporshia Massey died shortly after suffering an asthma attack at school on September 25. No nurse was on duty. In 2011, 289 school nurses worked in Philadelphia. Currently, 179 such nurses work in the district—a decline…

Martin Luther King Jr.

August 28, 2013
Anthony Monteiro: Obama administration has nothing to do with MLK’s legacy

Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment

July 16, 2013

Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump